GRÜN Software Group04.07.2023

GRÜN Software takes over Swiss Ivaris AG

GRÜN Software Group expands its platform with software for institutions by acquiring the educational software manufacturer Ivaris AG from Zurich. Initiation of the generation change at Ivaris. The location and all contact persons will remain the same.

Aachen / Zurich, June 04.07.2023, XNUMX. The Aacheners GRÜN Software Group the increases at the Swiss market leader for educational software Ivaris AG by taking over all shares. Ivaris from Wallisellen in the canton of Zurich is a manufacturer and provider of software for educational institutions in vocational training and higher education. The company's software is used by institutional customers such as the cantons of Zurich, Aargau, Bern or universities such as the ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences or the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. In the field of vocational training, Ivaris is the market leader in Switzerland, representing 25% of all examinations in the country. In total, more than 200.000 users throughout Switzerland work with Ivaris software.

The goal of the partnership is to GRÜN Platform "Software for institutions“ a further depth of added value for Education provider to support the growth and further development of Ivaris and to be able to offer customers even better digitization solutions.

The previous shareholders and managing directors of Ivaris AG, founders Jean-Pierre Kousz and Heike Hochstrasser, are happy about the partnership: "For us, a future-oriented solution for our medium-term succession is important, which gives our employees and customers, but also our products, a sustainable future. With GRÜN we have found a strong partner here who, in addition to an owner-managed and medium-sized culture, also enables a great many synergies, for example in the expansion of our software to Germany". Jean-Pierre Kousz remains on the Board of Directors as the founder and will also continue his operational activities with reduced workload at Ivaris AG, switching to consultant status from July 1, 2023. Heike Hochstrasser will remain as managing director and will be supported by reinforcements in the management in the future. Heike Hochstrasser will therefore also remain operationally active and will devote himself to more strategic topics for the further development of the company in the future. New President of the Board of Directors for the GRÜN Group is Alexander Kutsch.

Also Dr. Oliver Grün, CEO of GRÜN Software Group GmbH, is pleased about the new company in the GRÜN Group and the group's first location in Switzerland: "With its web-based software solutions for education providers, Ivaris is an ideal addition to our software portfolio for this target group. As industry ERP software, our current solutions focus on the organization and accounting of training and further education, Ivaris focuses on communication and examination management, which is a complementary addition. Of course, both solutions are connected to each other according to our principle of the digital ecosystem and if customers want to use both solutions, there are no media breaks".

The GRÜN Software Group is a constantly growing group of industry software manufacturers. GRÜN now offers around 350 employees specialized industry software for institutions and companies from media, trade and industry, which is divided into four GRÜN-Platforms for these target groups are bundled. The group of companies follows the maxim "Industry needs specialists" and always focuses on industry software with individual subsidiaries. This means that the solutions are always tailored to one industry - like Ivaris in the field of education providers - and give users and customers a head start in digitization compared to the use of monolithic and generalist general business software. By bundling different industry solutions under one roof, there are also many synergy effects in the areas of development, marketing and also in the development of a digital ecosystem with interfaces between all industry solutions GRÜN Group.

The location of Ivaris AG in Wallisellen near Zurich and all previous contacts will remain the same.

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