Landschaftsverband Rheinland

Number of employees

about 19.000

Biggest performer

for people with disabilities in Germany


in 1953

Our task

Digitization of the manual, paper-driven process

The Landschaftsverband Rheinland (LVR) fulfils tasks throughout the Rhineland for people with disabilities, in youth welfare and for people with mental illnesses. Previously, as a public corporation, the LVR only sent out information about its services to specific stakeholders upon request - via PDF or print. This manual, paper-driven process required high personnel costs and by far did not reach all target groups.

Therefore, SUNZINET was given the task of mapping this information digitally - in the form of a digital overview of services. The requirement: The services of the LVR should be available online quickly and dynamically according to year and territorial authority. To achieve this, we advised the Landschaftsverband Rheinland throughout the entire project phase in order to jointly make decisions regarding concept, design and technology. Subsequently, we took care of the holistic implementation.

Digital power overview for LVR from SUNZINET

The challenge and our solution

Pimcore makes it possible: integrate complex data sets from Excel spreadsheet into CMS FirstSpirit

Until now, the LVR collected the information for the performance overview via a manual workflow in a complex Excel spreadsheet. These data and figures had to be combined with the LVR website in order to present the performance overview digitally and dynamically. Using the Pimcore platform as a data interface, we created a hierarchical structure for the basic data, which had not been structured in advance as part of the paper-driven workflow. We then integrated this hierarchy into the LVR website, which is based on the CMSFirstSpirit and open-source JavaScript node.js.

In the process, Pimcore constantly provides a robust Excel import: data between the LVR's performance overview and other digital projects are exchanged and shared on the same technology basis - they no longer need to be created twice. We also used the Mapbox tool for an appealing visualization of the locations and positive user experience. Overall, we took care of the complete development and integration of all systems used.

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  • Digital power overview for LVR from SUNZINET
  • Digital power overview for LVR from SUNZINET
  • Digital power overview for LVR from SUNZINET
  • Digital power overview for LVR from SUNZINET
  • The result

    Digitization by the Script: from print to digital

    SUNZINET has succeeded in completely digitising the information on LVR services that was previously available in PDF or print form. Now the various stakeholders from politics, the press and interested citizens can view the LVR services digitally from anywhere - dynamically sorted by year and territorial authority. This now no longer requires a request, which is why the relevant information reaches significantly more decision-makers in a fast way than before. This has also drastically reduced the manual processes that were previously necessary.

    The active map of the service overview is divided into locations; with a click, the user receives an overview of the facilities and services in this region that the LVR operates and supports. Here is the possibility to download this service overview immediately as a PDF. The data and figures are clearly visualized in easy-to-read graphics. In addition, we attached great importance to accessibility: The performance overview is available in contrast mode, the navigation concept is barrier-free and all information can be read aloud.

    The cooperation with the Landschaftsverband Rheinland and SUNZINET continues: We are continuously improving and developing the digital overview of services with new features.

    About the Landschaftsverband Rheinland

    The Landschaftsverband Rheinland (LVR) is one of the two regional associations in North Rhine-Westphalia formed in 1953 and a public corporation based in Cologne. Overall, the Landschaftsverband Rheinland is one of the largest service providers for people with disabilities in Germany: it is committed to an inclusive society in all areas of life. In addition, the LVR fulfils tasks in youth welfare, physiatry and culture for around 9.6 million people in the Rhineland with around 20,000 employees.

    Digital power overview for LVR from SUNZINET
    Digital power overview for LVR from SUNZINET

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