GRÜN Software enters the Austrian non-profit market with IT&O

The Aacheners GRÜN Software AG founds the GRÜN Fundraising Services GmbH based in Vienna as a joint venture with the fundraising division of IT&O Management Consulting GmbH. GRÜN The group thus rises to become the leading provider of fundraising software in Austria.

Aachen / Vienna, October 28.06.2016th, XNUMX. The German market leader for fundraising software GRÜN Software AG rises with a majority stake in the GRÜN Fundraising Services GmbH (www.gruenfundraising.net) one. The GRÜN Fundraising Services GmbH takes over the rights to the software solution for non-profit organizations from IT&O Management Consulting GmbH (www.itando.net), which has been very successfully placed on the Austrian fundraising market for years. Among the users are the Diakoniewerk, Greenpeace Austria, Austrian Cancer Aid, Herzkinder Austria or the Sterntalerhof children's hospice. All employees from the fundraising division of IT&O have been taken over by the new company and will provide seamless customer support in the future GRÜN Fundraising Services GmbH with unchanged conditions.

The new company will continue to rely on the IT & O's business model, which is successful in Austria, with a combination of software and outsourcing services: “By concentrating on the customer benefits from a campaign-oriented software and service combination, a very close bond and permanent relationship with the Donation organizations and partners as customers. We want to continue this successful model unchanged under Austrian management, ”emphasizes Dr. Oliver Grün, CEO of GRÜN Software AG and co-managing director of GRÜN Fundraising Services GmbH. “Thanks to the strategic commitment of GRÜN we can consolidate and expand our position as a software manufacturer. We can now fall back on more than 100 employees in interdisciplinary project teams. This increases the benefits and investment protection for our customers, especially for new customer projects and with regard to the upcoming enhancements to our software, ”adds Klaus Schwarz, managing partner and CEO of GRÜN Fundraising Service GmbH will remain with the company with its extensive non-profit know-how.

The completely web-based software solution "IMB Intelligent Marketing Base for Non-Profit Organizations" (in the future GRÜN IMB) is a software for the complete administration of donation organizations with a focus on automated campaign management. The new company has already announced strategic further developments of the IMB software, for example a new interface is to increase the usability of the Internet software and the implementation of the new legal requirements of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance for electronic data transmission is already beginning. From 2017, the central electronic tax return for the recognition of a donation deduction will be mandatory in Austria.

The company's headquarters in Wiener Grüngasse will also be the new headquarters of GRÜN Software AG in Austria, which also provides the installation base for its other products for donation organizations in the field of industry software GRÜN VEWA as well as online fundraising GRÜN spendino wants to expand in Austria and Switzerland. Thus the GRÜN Fundraising GmbH also as a national anchor company of GRÜN Group expanded in Austria. Many well-known Austrian donation organizations are already using software solutions from GRÜN Software AG, including Caritas Vienna and Upper Austria, Wings for Life and Caritas Socialis.

“In the home country Austria we are as GRÜN Group now jointly become the market-leading provider for Fundraising software ascended. Our goal is to further expand our market share to become the market leader in the fundraising segment in Austria and Switzerland, ”says Klaus Schwarz as the goal for the expansion of the new Vienna hub GRÜN Group.

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