20 years of expertise and innovation: GBS celebrates a milestone birthday
Frankfurt am Main
This month, GROUP Business Software AG (GBS) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Founded on 29 March 1994, the listed company has become a global player in technology and software development. More than 5,000 customers and 4 million users trust in the provider’s collaboration and messaging solutions and services. GBS’ creed is: Expertise matters.
“Over the past two decades, GBS has become an integrated provider of solutions, whose goal is the improvement of corporate collaboration and business processes. This is made possible by our staff members, who possess a wealth of experience and a substantial understanding of collaboration platforms. We also regard our role as technological pioneers in future markets as essential for success in years to come”, explains Constanze Zarth, COO at GBS. This is reflected by the GBS Competence Centers Security, Portal & BPM, Mobility and Modernisation, through which the provider is able to concentrate know-how and to assist customers with all questions, thus taking on the challenges of today and tomorrow more efficiently.
“The issue of coexisting different platforms is increasingly gaining significance. The smooth interplay of various systems in companies has become an important subject to which more and more companies must tend”, adds Constanze Zarth. Hence, GBS now provides cross-platform solutions for IBM and Microsoft. The result is the interconnection of different application worlds and the integration of social business systems.
Developing innovative solutions that have a finger on the pulse and an eye on customer needs is a driving force behind the company. GBS AppDesigner has recently been positioned in Experton Group’s ‘Leader quadrant’ of the 2014 social business vendor benchmark. GBS owes much of its 20-year success story to iQ.Suite, an email management solution developed in Germany, which is now one of the leading platforms for controlling electronic communication in IBM Domino and Microsoft Exchange environments. Against the backdrop of the espionage affair surrounding PRISM and others, clients increasingly place value on trustworthy solutions for the protection of their data.