TOP 100: First place for CAS Software as the best IT-company
CAS Software AG took first place again on the winners’ podium in Germany’s most important innovation competition for SMEs, and was declared the best IT Company across all classes by TOP 100.
“For us, the Top 100 is the most important award for innovative SMEs. We are very proud that Professor Franke and his team at the Vienna University of Economics and Business count us among the most innovative companies in Germany“, explained a delighted Martin Hubschneider, founder and CEO of CAS Software AG. “Customer requirements can change quickly in these turbulent times. This makes this award all the more remarkable, consequently I am very grateful that together with our co-creators, customers and partners we will shape the future of CRM with great passion“, added Martin Hubschneider on winning the competition.
Champion of innovation according to strict scientific criteria
TOP 100 has been recognizing the achievements of the most innovative companies from among the German SMEs for more than 25 years now. In addition, TOP 100 is the only benchmarking award for innovation management in Germany today. This is the ninth time that CAS Software has won the award after being evaluated according to strict scientific criteria and - once again – achieving an incredible score to secure second place in the category-C rankings (more than 200 employees).
CAS Software was also able to impress with their innovative ‘SmartWe’ platform, which involves both employees and users in the development process. Additionally, the company’s revolutionary collaborative principle has enabled customers to become equal partners.
TOP 100 mentor - Ranga Yogeshwar – congratulates CAS Software
Scientific Journalist, Mr. Ranga Yogeshwar, TOP 100 mentor, emphasized the importance of encouraging an innovative spirit and advanced thinking in Germany. “The TOP 100 competition is all about innovators. The purpose of this award is to show people how these companies found the courage to reinvent themselves, develop new ideas and become shining examples for others“, explained Mr. Ranga Yogeshwar as he congratulated CAS Software AG on their place on the winners‘ podium.
Front-runners among IT companies
CAS Software AG’s position as an innovative leader among the SME companies regardless of size is qualified by the fact that they performed consistently as the best IT company. Innovation management at the company is driven by the aspiration to shape digitalization collaboratively as a key technology for bringing people together to ensure that companies, institutions and the whole of society are based on respectful and positive relationships.
“Over the last 40 years, we have invested more than 40 million Euros in the development of our innovative software technologies; SmartDesign, SmartWe and CAS genesisWorld and we will continue to follow this path toward the future at full speed and full of innovative spirit“, stated Martin Hubschneider positively.
TOP 100: The League of Extraordinary Innovators
The TOP 100 seal has been awarded to SMEs since 1993 in recognition of their innovative power and above-average innovative success. The competition’s scientific lead has been in the hands of Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke since 2002, founder and chairman of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Mentor of the TOP 100 is the Scientific Journalist, Mr. Ranga Yogeshwar.