A comparison of our products

Whether it’s up-to-date short analyses, comprehensive scientific studies, or compact, information graphics in our factbook – we provide you with valuable information and analyses as the basis for your decision-making.

  • Desk Research

    Individually customised information – fast.

    With desk research from HRI you are always well-prepared for negotiations, presentations and business decision-making.

    Lead Time:
    3 hours to one week

    Volume:
    up to 20 pages

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  • Factbook

    An attractive reference book on the subject of your choice.

    A communication tool with a long shelf life, consisting of high-class information graphics and analyses by our experts.

    Lead Time:
    approx. 6 months

    Volume:
    dependent on the task in hand

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  • Study

    The scientifically valid examination of a subject.

    Your issues are thoroughly researched with the help of data analysis, surveys, experiments and model calculations – with concrete results clearly formulated.

    Lead Time:
    approx. 6 months

    Volume:
    dependent on task in hand

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  • Company history

    A book to commemorate a company anniversary.

    Scientific evaluation of historic archives and a summary of the results in a beautifully produced book.

    Lead Time:
    Please contact us in good time – ideally two years before the anniversary.

    Volume:
    as required

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  • Workshops

    A frank, external view of strategic issues.

    An analysis and information event by the experts of HRI on your premises, with a maximum of 20 participants.

    Lead Time:
    approx. 3 weeks

    Volume:
    half-day event

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  • Economic forecast

    Economic forecasts at first hand.

    You hear at first hand how the economy is expected to develop in the coming year, and which industries have the best prospects

    Lead Time:
    on request

    Volume:
    dependent on subject-matter

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  • Digital Check

    How digital is your company?

    We provide the information you need to successfully implement digitalisation in your company.

    Lead Time:
    8 to 10 weeks

    Volume:
    as required

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Our main focuses

Financial system

The aftermath of the global financial crisis is a burden for banks, insurance companies and investors alike. There is still no sign of a “new normality.” New investment strategies are required and the whole subject of provision for old age has to be reviewed.

How should savings banks, life insurance companies and investment funds react to the scenario of ongoing low interest rates? We analyse possible new business models and check out the future prospects of investment products. What consequences does the distortion of the financial markets by monetary policy have for people saving for old age? We make reform proposals for the social security system.

Digitalisation

Technological change is increasingly volatile and rapid. Digitalisation is turning one industry after another upside down and revolutionising the entire working environment.

Aggressive innovators like Apple, Google and Amazon have changed the rules within just a few years. Business models which seemed to be made for eternity, are suddenly and fundamentally being called into question. Ignoring all the excitement, we make a dispassionate analysis for you of the technological innovation which is really important for your company and the trends you have to take seriously.

Infrastructure

States and municipalitiesare faced with big challenges. They have to modernise infrastructure to keep their location attractive. But their financial situation is often tight.

We analyse for you the economic dynamic of your region and compare it with that of other areas. How can you promote company start-ups and improve the supply of qualified employees? Which infrastructure investments should be given priority?

Globalised economy

The global economy is changing faster than ever before. 3 billion people live in nations which want to industrialise and improve their prosperity. Never before have so many new clients and competitors for German companies emerged in such a short time.

We analyse for you the business opportunities, but also the political and legal risks in new markets. We point out what you have to pay attention to if you want to be successful in emerging markets.

Changes in society

The demographic development is a major challenge for many states. The population becoming older and smaller, combined with an increasing variety of lifestyles, affects all areas of life.

We provide you with the information you need to adapt to demographic change. We show you how to find tomorrow’semployees, and how your clients want to be approached in future.

Mittelstand

The Mittelstand is the backbone of the German economy and a guarantor of stability in times of crisis. It comprises more than 99 percent of all German companies and around 60 percent of the labour force.

We make strategic analyses, especially for mid-sized companies, without trying to sell them expensive consulting projects. We hold workshops to discuss with them personally basic conditions in the global economy.