CONTACT Manager Michael Murgai (left) at the award ceremony by science journalist Ranga Yogeshwar (Photo: compamedia)
  • 18 Jan, 2016

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The TOP 100 certificate recognizes companies that excel in innovation. Prof. Dr. Nikolaus Franke from the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration is conducting the scientific analysis of the competition participants. Now the TOP 100 winners have been determined for 2018.

CONTACT Software took part in this tender with resounding success. Michael Murgai, member of the CONTACT management board, accepted the TOP 100 award on behalf of the entire company at a festive gala.

CONTACT Software is among the innovation leaders. The company is the winner of the 2018 TOP 100 competition for excellence in innovative corporate management and organization.

More than the sum of its parts

For this competition Prof. Franke and his team do not evaluate individual product or process innovations but the innovation management as a whole. For their decision, the scientists use around 100 parameters as test criteria in five categories: innovative processes and organization, innovation climate and involvement of employees, innovation-promoting top management and external orientation (keyword Open Innovation). Finally, they evaluate the innovation success, which is evident from the growth in sales and the number of employees.

Open Innovation

CONTACT Software has prevailed against many competitors and scored above all with its company management and external orientation in the TOP 100 competition.
The rapid development of software innovations at CONTACT is also a result of close cooperation with customers, renowned research institutes and technology partners who are also leaders in their respective market segments.
"We make innovations for innovation leaders," emphasizes Karl Heinz Zachries, founder of CONTACT Software and CEO. "Our claim is to provide first-class solutions that help our customers move forward. This is possible because we listen and value agile cooperation."
The company supports future providers of ideas with its international CONTACT University initiative. This progam invites students to use state-of-the-art software to create innovations - such as a transport pod for Elon Musk's high-speed Hyperloop system.