The GWS Group continued its successful growth trend in 2018, generating €61.5 million in sales revenues. The group of companies (consisting of GWS Gesellschaft für Warenwirtschafts-Systeme mbH, NEUTRASOFT IT für den Handel GmbH & Co. KG, SANGROSS GmbH & Co. KG, DIACOM Systemhaus GmbH and faveo GmbH) once again outperformed the relevant market.
Its good results were primarily down to GWS’s persistent focus on customer needs, exploitation of market potential in the new and existing customer businesses, successful individual projects and growing consulting services. For the first time, its 75.1% majority stake in faveo GmbH also played a significant role. A long-time ERP specialist with proven expertise in the cloud business, with its faveo365 suite faveo provides a proprietary ERP solution based on Microsoft Dynamics NAV that is ideal for SMEs operating in the trade and manufacturing segments.
GWS’s customers include network-oriented businesses from both the commercial and the agricultural sector. These customers now use more than 60,000 licenses that were sold for GWS’s core products: gevis ERP | NAV and gevis ERP | AX. Moreover, additional license revenues were generated by value-added products such as document management, e-commerce, mobility and BI solutions.
Focus on Cloud Solutions
“In 2018, we once again succeeded in acquiring key customers for our two core products, gevis ERP | NAV and gevis ERP | AX. In so doing, we managed to further expand our share of the market,” said Udo Lorenz, who is CEO of GWS along with Georg Mersmann. “The expansion of the cloud-based Microsoft product portfolio in the area of CRM, for example, plus a product strategy that is increasingly geared toward cloud business in general, will further boost GWS’s growth,” adds Mr. Mersmann.
Continually Increasing Employee Numbers
The GWS Group’s sustained positive development also has a direct influence on its employee numbers, which are rising steadily at the existing company sites in Münster, Munich, Nuremberg, Leonberg, Isernhagen and Essen and currently stand at well over 450.
We are still looking for committed IT consultants (m/f/x), product managers (m/f/x) and software developers (m/f/x). CEO Georg Mersmann continues: “Anyone with experience in the trade sector who is looking for a challenging role with good social benefits and, above all, those who want to gain from excellent teamwork, should not hesitate to apply to us.”