Warema, a medium-sized company, is one of everlean’s first customers. Initially, everlean was tested with about 100 Warema employees, and then was later expanded to a total of 3,400 employees. “With everlean, every employee is always in a position to submit their suggestions and ideas,” says Burkhard Krug, head of the Warema improvement process department. Before everlean was introduced, employees had to write their suggestions on slips of paper, which they then attached onto teamboards with magnets. On these boards, team employees could see at which status their suggestion was in (open, in process, or completed). This process already made Warema better organized than most other companies. Nevertheless, according to the Kaizen philosophy which states that processes should be continuously improved, everlean could still assist Warema with process optimization. Now with the help of everlean, suggestions can be digitally submitted from anywhere, and authorized employees can also view these submissions from everywhere. everlean’s automated statistical evaluations provide Warema information on current trends and KPIs. everlean also automatically archives suggestions in the “Manager Database.” As a result, administrative efforts involved in processing and managing suggestions is drastically reduced.