- Sixtyone Minutes' butler app straight from the Deutsche Telekom cloud
- Partners are developing the solution for corporate customers
- Joint sales in Europe are planned
Sixtyone Minutes, a startup company based in Berlin, is betting on security "made in Germany" – it is now providing its service app via the Deutsche Telekom cloud. The app, a personal mobile assistant, provides access to a world of useful everyday services for its users. With just a simple prompt via the app, Sixtyone Minutes can find you hotels, compare prices on rental cars, order flowers for someone special and make your dinner reservations. T-Systems, Deutsche Telekom's corporate customer arm, operates the app from its Munich data center. The two partners are working to upgrade the new app for business customers, and they are planning joint sales in Europe.
"Data privacy and data security are all-important, as far as we're concerned," noted Monique Hoell, co-founder of the Berlin-based startup. "So we wanted to base our application in a German data center operated by a trustworthy partner." Recently, Sixtyone Minutes also began offering its solution to business customers. Companies can provide Sixtyone Minutes' support to their customers and/or employees either via a separate app or via channels integrated within existing systems.
Digital assistant for just about anything
Users can use their mobile assistant as a supplement for hotels' own local concierge services, for example. Via the app, guests can easily book tickets for sightseeing, evening events, outings, rental cars, etc. and make the necessary pertinent online payments. Hotels can use the app to enhances their own service. Also, it enables them to know where and when guests are booking packages and amenities. And that, in turn, enables them to optimize their own location planning and marketing campaigns.
The software is highly versatile and can be adapted to the needs of virtually any business sector – including such sectors as healthcare, automotive and air travel. "Corporate customers can also use the service internally, as a mobile interface to their own service center – for example, they can use it to support mobile staff in making a variety of reservations," explained Marco Hofmann, from T-Systems' Digital Division.
Lange Nacht der Startups (Startup Night) in Berlin
Sixtyone Minutes is one of some 150 young companies that plan to take part in Europe's largest event for startups, the Startup Night, which will take place on September 5 in Berlin. During the night, startup entrepreneurs from around the world will present their products and business ideas to the public and to potential investors. The event will have three venues – Deutsche Telekom's Berlin Representative Office, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry's Ludwig Erhard-Haus and Microsoft's new center in Berlin.
About Sixtyone Minutes
Sixtyone Minutes (www.sixtyoneminutes.de) provides access to personal assistants, via an app. The assistants are highly versatile, able to handle a wide variety of organizational tasks that can take valuable time away from one's work, family and relaxation. Working very carefully, quickly and reliably, the startup's support staff handle such matters as contract terminations, travel arrangements, restaurant reservations, doctor's appointments and household chores – and much more.Thanks to Sixtyone Minutes' innovative business solution (www.sixtyonebusiness.de), companies can now use Sixtyone Minutes' software to provide the service, with their own branding, to their own customers and/or employees.Sixtyone Minutes was founded by Monique Hoell and Michael Gnamm in July 2014 in Berlin. Alexandra Tymann joined the company's management in summer 2015.
About Deutsche Telekom
Deutsche Telekom is one of the world’s leading integrated telecommunications companies with around 151 million mobile customers, 30 million fixed-network lines and more than 17 million broadband lines (as of December 31, 2014). The Group provides fixed network, mobile communications, Internet and IPTV products and services for consumers and ICT solutions for business customers and corporate customers. Deutsche Telekom is present in more than 50 countries and has approximately 228,000 employees worldwide. The Group generated revenues of EUR 62.7 billion in the 2014 financial year – more than 60 percent of it outside Germany.
Deutsche Telekom considers the European business customer segment a strategic growth area. Deutsche Telekom offers small, medium-sized and multinational companies ICT solutions for an increasingly complex digital world. In addition to services from the cloud, the range of services is centered around M2M and security solutions, complementary mobile communications and fixed network products, and solutions for virtual collaboration and IT platforms, all of which forms the basis for our customers' digital business models.
With approximately 47,800 employees worldwide, T-Systems generated revenue of around EUR 8,6 billion in the 2014 financial year.