The COSMO CONSULT Group, a global provider of end-to-end business solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics, will be listed among the companies with the largest revenue growth in this year's special edition of FOCUS magazine’s "Growth Champions 2018". In the FOCUS survey, which was conducted jointly with the Data Analysis Institute Statista, 500 companies whose turnover has risen significantly above the average in the last three years were chosen from among 12,000 applicants from all sectors.
In challenging and differentiated market environments such as Germany and Europe, company growth is not a matter of course. All sectors - from industry to trade to services - must be able to maintain their competitiveness not only nationally, but also internationally. At the same time, economic conditions are becoming increasingly difficult due to the scarcity of resources, demographic developments and legal requirements. For this reason, growth of two percent is already regarded as very positive in established economies.
Within the framework of an annual survey, FOCUS magazine, in cooperation with Statista, has recognized those companies in Germany whose growth is well above the average of the economy overall. Of the nearly 3.5 million companies listed by the Federal Statistical Office, 12,000 qualified as candidates on the basis of their market presence, size and economic indicators. The result is a list of the 500 fastest-growing companies in Germany, which includes the ERP, CRM and Business Intelligence specialist COSMO CONSULT.
In addition to purely business performance, FOCUS recognizes contributions to the economy and society of the companies they call growth champions: "They give the economy and society crucial impetus, create new jobs and ensure economic growth. In addition, they act as innovators and thus secure the long-term future of Germany as a place to do business.” COSMO CONSULT, Europe's leading Microsoft Dynamics partner, stands out not only for its dynamic sales growth, but also for its award-winning commitment to training and, last but not least, for doubling its number of employees within just a few years.
Alongside organic company growth, acquisitions and investments play an important strategic role for COSMO CONSULT, an expert in digital transformation. Its international presence has recently been strengthened by acquisitions in Latin America and Europe, including the integration of the well-known Austrian Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP (AX) and CRM specialist FWI into the company group. At the same time, investments in future technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence, and the automation and data exchange technologies known in Germany as “Industry 4.0” are essential for the course for further growth: For example, MAX-CON DATA SCIENCE, one of the pioneers in the field of mathematical models and algorithms for the intelligent use of company data, recently became part of the COSMO CONSULT group.
"The FOCUS growth champions represent the top companies in Germany. They are innovative, economically strong and successful, and we are proud to be one of these companies," said Uwe Bergmann, CEO of the COSMO CONSULT Group. "Growth is a sign of entrepreneurial success, but it is not its cause. We owe our success to our highly motivated and dedicated employees and the trust our customers place in us. We also want to grow in the future and in doing so to expand our expertise and increase our national and international presence. What is crucial to us is for us not to lose sight of what is at stake: a work environment that is conducive to a high quality of life and modern software technology that supports the people in companies." We want to inspire people to make companies more successful.