What are the best software development companies

Software "Made in Germany" is an international export hit

Software AG - technology for the digitized authority

In addition to numerous solutions for industry, trade and the energy sector, Software AG in Darmstadt is modernizing public administration with its digital authority platform. Under the keyword "e-government", the software accelerates administration and shortens processing times in authorities. Electronic forms make time-consuming correspondence superfluous. E-government enables citizens to submit applications via the Internet. On the one hand, this is citizen-friendly and, on the other hand, it increases the efficiency of the administration.

Software AG is also active in the area of ​​public safety. Modern IT systems support police security. Solutions in the "Border Control" segment help to protect external borders through automation, monitoring and control of control processes. Software AG generated sales of EUR 879 million with its programs and services in 2017.

DATEV - the quick way to tax advice

The registered cooperative DATEV in Nuremberg was founded as a service provider for tax consultants, auditors and lawyers. As a service company, DATEV took over the IT accounting for its customers. Their top product of the same name has long been part of the range of high-performance company software. The DATEV software has replaced the previously prescribed paper form and enables the legally secure and recognized export of accounting data to tax advisors or auditors.

DATEV has long since expanded its portfolio to include IT services for its members' clients. These are not just companies, but also municipalities, associations or institutions. With an annual turnover of 978 million euros (2017), the cooperative is number three among German software companies.

CompuGroup Medical - online services for doctors and patients

CompuGroup Medical AG (CGM) in Koblenz is the leading provider of IT services in the healthcare industry. With over 400,000 customers in 40 countries, the company generates sales of 460 million euros. CGM mainly develops and operates information services for doctors, pharmacies and clinics. Such systems accelerate the transfer of knowledge in the healthcare sector. With the segment of eServices, patients also benefit from digital technology. For example, eRezept is an online solution for re-ordering prescriptions. With eBefund, a patient can view their findings on a protected part of the doctor's website from their home computer, print them out and save them on their own computer.

Nemetschek AG - Milestones in Architecture

Georg Nemetschek wrote architecture history in 1980 with the invention of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE). At CeBit, he presented software for companies that made it possible for the first time to calculate and design standard components. To this day, Nemetschek AG in Munich is the leading provider of software for architects, engineers and the construction industry.

Nemetschek software was used to plan buildings such as the branch of the Center Pompidou in Paris, the Citygate Tower in Vienna and the bridge over the Panama Canal. The company's best-known product, the CAD software Allplan, is already being used by students. With 1.8 million software users in 142 countries, Nemetschek AG achieves annual sales of 185.9 million euros.

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Software is the key to growth and CO2 reduction

The growing sales of the largest software companies are evidence of a change in times in the economy. The industries with the highest software intensity were on average the most productive companies in Germany in the past few years. The Fraunhofer study mentioned at the beginning also comes to the conclusion that the current investments in infrastructure will remain "without income" without accompanying investments in software concepts. For example in ecology: the UN climate protection conference in Paris recently decided to massively reduce greenhouse gases. That can be done without intelligent energy networks that react flexibly to new requirements, but cannot cope with it. Software “Made in Germany” could take on a leading role in this global task.