2012: A superb year for Docware
2012 was a successful and outstanding year for the Fürth-based company Docware GmbH. Coinciding with the company's 25th anniversary, the company, which specialises in software solutions for the service and spare parts sector, achieved its best result since its foundation in 1987. With incoming orders of € 5.2 million Docware increased its turnover by approximately 24% in comparison to the previous year, thus continuing on its upward trend. This was reflected in an average sales growth of 20% in the last three years and an annual increase in the number of staff of 2 to 3 employees per year. Docware now employees 31 people, of whom roughly two thirds work in software development and support.
Docware GmbH received its largest order since its foundation right on time for the company's 25th anniversary. The order with a volume of one million Euro came from a leading provider in the European omnibus market. Docware implemented an editorial and publication system for the global company, which the new customer uses to prepare spare parts documentation for over five million buses.
The constant expansion, the pleasing incoming orders and the increasing number of employees forced Docware to relocate to larger premises in 2012. The new company head office is now located in Eckart Plaza in the centre of Fürth, an area steeped in tradition. A modern business centre has been developed here following intensive transformation and redevelopment of the former area of Eckart-Werke. "We now have around 700 square metres of office space - a welcome change since our old offices in the pedestrian zone of Fürth were bursting at the seams! We paid particular attention during the division and design of our office space to ensure optimal support is provided for team work and interactive work", states Jürgen Deifel, Managing Director, Docware GmbH. "For us, it is very important that our employees feel comfortable at their workplace. Because the number of employees working with us for over 10 years is to rise further in the future. Over one third of our employees boast years of know-how and expertise."
As well as retaining reliable staff, Docware also relies on young, talented people within the company and further develops their commitment in terms of education and training.