With a group-wide annual turnover of €52.7 million in 2017, the ECM/EIM specialist is still on track for growth.

Successful Business Year 2017

Enterprise Content Management (ECM) specialist OPTIMAL SYSTEMS can look back on a successful business year and thus continue on its path of organic growth.

“2017 was a very special year; as a group we achieved a turnover of €52.7 million and therefore not only reached the next level, but also a growth of almost 15 percent compared to the previous year, which was our goal,” says Karsten Renz, CEO and founder of the OPTIMAL SYSTEMS Group, which thus confirms its consistency in turnover growth.

In the course of the 170 new customers acquired in 2017, the number of software installations rose to 2,170. The number of employees in the group increased from 380 to 400. In the fourth quarter, a new office was opened in Kiel and a new location in Belgrade went into operation in early 2018. “In the coming years, our colleagues in Belgrade will primarily support us in software development, but the hub for this will remain in Berlin,” says Renz.

OPTIMAL SYSTEMS is expecting positive business developments and a further increase in turnover in 2018, too. Not only is an extensive software release of the enaio® redline product line planned for May, but the enaio® blueline 9.0 release is scheduled for September, and the central enaio® user meeting is set to take place in Berlin in the fall. In the very first quarter of the year, a new sales offensive was launched from the headquarters with a rebuild of product and corporate communication. This includes numerous regional and industry-specific customer and information days between March and September, primarily dedicated to the new opportunities offered by the two product lines.

“Significant resources will continue to be invested in enaio® product development in 2018,” explains Renz. “This year, we will be even more impressive from a technological point of view, because, especially with regard to ECM and EIM from the cloud, a market field is still open, which we would very much like to offer to partners and end customers.”