With more than three and a half million readers per week, FOCUS is one of the most widely read news magazines. Once a year, FOCUS’s business editorial team tries to find out which companies are the most successful. In a study conducted together with the well-know data service Statista, the 500 companies whose economic indicators show the strongest organic growth were chosen from a field of 12,000 promising candidates. For the third time in a row, COSMO CONSULT, Europe's leading Microsoft digital transformation partner, is among these "FOCUS growth champions".
Achieving strong economic growth is not automatic. It is becoming increasingly difficult for companies in countries with large economies that have to deal with demographic and regulatory challenges to expand their business. On top of this, making responsible use of natural resources limits growth. Business success is therefore no longer just a question of increasing sales or numbers of employees.
It is new business ideas, improvements to existing products or processes, and most importantly, new technologies that are now making it possible for companies to expand. Naturally, smaller companies and start-ups in particular are the ones that stand out with high growth rates. If, by contrast, a company that has been established for many years is able to distinguish itself with high growth figures, that is something special. This year marks the third time in a row that COSMO CONSULT has achieved exactly this feat
On the one hand, this is due to the fact that COSMO CONSULT is at home as an IT service provider in an industry that is seeing extremely dynamic development. The key word is: "Digital transformation." The demand for new digital technologies such as big data, artificial intelligence and cloud solutions is constantly on the rise - and providers of digital products and services can therefore enjoy the fact that their order books are full.
On the other hand, the awareness is still spreading rapidly that when dealing with any technology the most important priority is the people using it. "Digital progress has enormous business potential for all companies - but it is people using digital tools who realize this potential with their creativity and passion," says Uwe Bergmann, CEO of COSMO CONSULT.
In the digital age, you can only be successful as an IT partner and consulting provider if you are able to integrate both technology and people into the way you think. Exactly this is the secret of COSMO CONSULT. And it is also the reason why the company has been growing twice as fast as the industry as a whole, with an increase in sales of just under 23 percent. It is a question of "business software for people" - which is both the way the company sees itself and also the official motto of the international COSMO CONSULT group.
In order to live up to this ideal, COSMO CONSULT supports its customers with both modern digital solutions for all areas of business and professional consulting - from taking their first steps into the digital age to the development of a comprehensive digital corporate culture. "Digital transformation has to take place in the minds of the people involved for the most part," says Uwe Bergmann. "Modern digital technologies open the door to the future, but people must walk through that door."
You cannot see corporate growth as an end in itself, especially when your own business actions are informed by a responsibility for people and their future. The fact that COSMO CONSULT has once again been named "FOCUS Growth Champion" is proof that digital innovation and responsibility can be combined successfully. How does that work? Easy: by knowing how to use the technology, and at the same time understanding that it’s not about the technology really, but about improving people’s lives.
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