LucaNet, provider of software and consulting services for corporate performance management, continued to enjoy rapid growth in the 2016 financial year. The company generated another double-digit increase in sales, this time of an impressive 27%. With the opening of its own offices in Singapore and the USA, LucaNet remains focused on its plans for internationalization and now boasts thirteen sites in nine countries.
LucaNet grew successfully once again in 2016, increasing sales by 27% and thus achieving an average growth rate of some 30% over the past ten years. It has acquired 270 new customers of all sizes, from all manner of different sectors and from right across the world, including Jochen Schweizer, Roland Berger and Vapiano as well as the Alibaba subsidiary Lazada and the Singapore-based pharmaceuticals group TauRx.
LucaNet’s management team has a few plans up its sleeve for 2017 as well. Executive Board member Oliver Schmitz is confident: “We are very pleased with last year’s results. We are particularly delighted to have once again doubled our sales in the space of three years. In 2017, we want to take our successes in German-speaking countries and transfer them to the international stage, opening up new customer segments in the process.”
Launched in January, the major release LucaNet 10 fully automates all the processes involved in financial controlling, thus optimizing all procedures in the fields of consolidation, planning, reporting and analysis. “Our software simplifies the complex interrelationships involved in business administration, giving the user a product that is intuitive to operate and that provides all the necessary information more quickly and more accurately. For the specialist department, that means greater security thanks to automated processes and fully traceable figures; for financial managers, it means a sound basis for their strategic decision-making.”
LucaNet was founded in 1999 by Rolf-Jürgen Moll and Oliver Schmitz. After originally planning to run the enterprise as a business consultancy, the lack of consolidation, planning, reporting and analysis systems available at the time gave Moll and Schmitz the idea of developing their own, fully integrated Corporate Performance Management suite. Their vision of providing financial managers with a product that could be used to make all their decisions quickly and based on solid data became a group with nine sites around the world. The enterprise’s headquarters are in Berlin.
The 1,700 customers that benefit from LucaNet’s flexible, powerful CPM solution and in-depth specialist advice include RWL Water, Data-Mail, Leica, Ricola, Rocket Internet and Toshiba.