DocuWare, the DMS specialist, grew revenues by 13 percent worldwide in the first half of 2005. And for the first time, the Americas reached sales levels comparable to those of the German market.
With a growth rate of 31 percent, the American market (which also includes Latin America) helped drive the overall revenues of the DocuWare Group in the first six months of 2005. Results of the entire Group were 13 percent higher than compared with the same period last year.
Excellent sales numbers and a high level of customer satisfaction are two main reasons this international software company has such a positive outlook for the future. Adding to the good mood were two DocuWorld Partner conferences which took place in the second quarter. About 100 Authorized DocuWare Partners (ADPs) participated in the conferences held in Landshut, Germany and Las Vegas, USA. Another highlight in this years first semester: DocuWares user seminar tour held in six German cities as well as in Vienna, Austria and Zurich, Switzerland. They attracted a record number of participants 518 customers and prospective customers attended, which is up by 62 percent as compared to 2004. Similar seminars were also successfully received in Great Britain and the USA.
348 New Customers Around the World
A total of 348 new customers installed the companys products in the past six months (same period in 2004: 337). These new customers are from many different industries. Some of the more recognizable names include: Deutsche Bausparkasse Badenia (GER), Electrolux Professional (GER), Rudolf Rser Publishing Company (GER), IKEA Capital Management (AUS), Ministry of Agriculture (DUBAI), Banco de Oro (PHILLIPPINES), the University of Missouri (USA), Invensis (USA), Hitachi (NL), Metallgesellschaft North America (USA), PNC Bank (USA) and Telmex (Mexico).
Number of Employees Up by 24 Percent
The positive business developments can also be attributed to new employees who recently joined to fortify the company. In the past year, the number of employees grew worldwide by 24 percent. In particular, new hires were made to support R&D, Sales/Marketing and Technical Services.