25. July 2018 · Corporate News

CANCOM Pironet: Rich growth of 25 percent expected: Small SMEs discover ERP from the cloud / ICT budget benchmark

Cloud applications are not only found in large companies, small and medium-sized enterprises are now also turning to the cloud. The results from the ICT budget benchmark by techconsult and CANCOM Pironet show that the increased acceptance does not stop at ERP from the cloud. According to eAnalyzer, techconsult's online database for ICT spending, expenditure on cloud ERP will increase by around 12 percent annually by the end of 2019. This is largely due to the fact that reservations about cloud solutions are shrinking. In particular, by offering ERP solutions from German high-security data centers, many concerns about data security have been eradicated. "In view of the numerous benefits that ERP from the cloud offers companies - especially from the perspective of smaller SMEs - it is very understandable that user demand is currently rising strongly. This is evidenced in particular by the current results of the ICT budget benchmark by techconsult and CANCOM Pironet," explains Verena Bunk, Senior Analyst at techconsult. "Overall, we foresee a 25 percent increase for the German market in the period from 2017 to 2019 among companies with fewer than 100 employees."


Excellent scalability interesting for startups

The advantages of cloud ERP for smaller SMEs are evident: one of the most important drivers here is, unsurprisingly, the cost factor. Compared to on-premise solutions, the costs of procuring and operating an in-house IT infrastructure, including maintenance and suitable premises, as well as license fees, are eliminated. With cloud models, billing is purely based on actual demand. For small companies with limited resources, this is a factor that should not be underestimated, because traditional ERP solutions are often provided with a large number of functions that are not used but are still charged for. If demand increases, additional IT resources can be easily added. This excellent scalability is also particularly interesting for startups, which thus save the costs of setting up their own IT infrastructure. Otherwise, the IT resources would not be able to keep up with the rapid growth of many companies.


In addition, cloud ERP solutions score in terms of flexibility, in the sense of easy addition of services at certain loading times or also through the easier connection of further applications via corresponding interfaces (APIs). Mobile access to the ERP system has also become a must in the increasingly digitalized working world.

Self-check with the ICT benchmark


Based on the eAnalyzer from 2018, techconsult and CANCOM Pironet have created the ICT Budget Benchmark, a tool that helps companies compare the size of their ICT budget with the budgets of other companies in the same industry and of the same size. This makes it possible to position the company in the competitive environment and identify areas where there is potential for savings or a need for investment.


About the eAnalyzer 2018

The eAnalyzer is an online ICT market database of techconsult GmbH. In addition to the realized and planned expenditures for ICT products, solutions, and services, it also shows the usage levels of installed hardware and communication products as well as shipments over a period of 4 years, 2016 to 2019. The data is based on comprehensive primary research in user companies. For an insight into the range of the market database according to more than 100 products and services for 42 main and sub-industries as well as seven company size classes, please visit http://www.eanalyzer.biz/.


About techconsult GmbH

Techconsult GmbH, founded in 1992, is one of the leading analyst firms in Central Europe. The focus of its strategy consulting is the information and communications industry (ICT). Through years of standard and individual research, techconsult has a unique information basis in the German-speaking world, both in terms of continuity and depth of information, and is an important consulting partner for CXOs as well as the IT industry when it comes to product innovation, marketing strategy and sales development.

Techconsult GmbH is managed by executive Partner and founder Peter Burghardt at the location Kasse with a branch office in Munich and is part of the Heise Medien Group.


About CANCOM Pironet

As a German multi-cloud provider, CANCOM Pironet offers innovative, cloud-based solutions for the IT sourcing of medium-sized companies. The portfolio starts with managed hosting and IT outsourcing services from CANCOM Pironet's German cloud data centers. The range extends to leading public cloud services from international hyperscale providers such as AWS, Microsoft and Google, which can be integrated with CANCOM Pironet's other offerings to create benefit-oriented cloud solutions.


Since 2014, CANCOM Pironet, headquartered in Cologne, Germany, has been a majority shareholder in the TecDAX-listed CANCOM SE Group.


As a Digital Transformation Partner, CANCOM accompanies organizations into the digital future. We support our customers to simplify complex enterprise IT and increase their business success through the implementation of modern technology. In order to comprehensively meet the IT needs of companies, organizations, and the public sector, CANCOM delivers tailor-made IT end to end from a single source.

The CANCOM Group’s range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services, and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise as well as a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements that are necessary for a successful digital transformation. As a hybrid IT integrator and service provider, we provide an integrated range of services and solutions including business solutions and managed services, such as cloud computing, analytics, enterprise mobility, IT security, hosting, and as-a-service offerings.

With around 4,000 employees worldwide, the internationally active CANCOM Group and its efficient partner network ensure market presence and customer proximity with locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Slovakia. The CANCOM Group is led by Rüdiger Rath (CEO) and Thomas Stark (CFO). The company is headquartered in Munich. CANCOM has an annual turnover of around 1.3 billion euros (consolidated revenue 2021). The parent company, CANCOM SE, is listed on the TecDAX and SDAX of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0005419105).