Haufe Group continues to grow. At the end of its fiscal year on June 30, 2018, the family-owned enterprise from the southern German city of Freiburg registered total sales of 366 million euros. This represents growth of around seven per cent compared with the previous year (343 million euros).
Haufe Group’s strategy of consistently focusing on the digitalization of its products and services paid off in this fiscal year, too. Especially its digital solutions proved extremely popular on the market. “In times of digital disruption, the business performance of companies depends greatly on their digital maturity. The fact that we succeeded in continuing to grow so strongly in precisely this area confirms that our strategy is headed in absolutely the right direction. We will remain courageous and tread new paths,” says Haufe Group CEO Markus Reithwiesner. CEO Birte Hackenjos adds: “One constant is to put customers’ needs at the heart of what we do. In the future, we’ll achieve this by focusing even more strongly on the potential of our employees.”
In particular, integrated solutions that support companies in their transformation with an individual combination of software, training, and consulting are making a positive impact on growth in the market segment for large corporate customers. In the portfolio for the self-employed and micro-entrepreneurs, the cloud solution lexoffice saw substantial gains: The online accounting solution for freelancers and small companies doubled its number of users to 70,000 within a year. Above all, the strategy of automating bookkeeping and offering users strategic advice on the basis of their data bore fruit.
Not only did Haufe Group grow in terms of sales, it also grew as a whole. The number of employees increased to 1,950 in fiscal year 2018. The globally operating and Freiburg-headquartered company has 19 offices in six countries.