FINCONS is a business consulting group, focused on advanced information and communication technology, to enable its clients to achieve and sustain a competitive advantage. Founded in 1983, the privately owned company provides made-to-measure software and systems integration solutions that help customers manage the digital transformation process in a wide variety of sectors, ranging from media, financial services, and energy & utilities to public administration, transportation and manufacturing.
The group is headquartered in Bern, Switzerland, and has offices in Lugano and Zurich, in Bari, Catania, Rome, Verona and Vimercate close to Milan in Italy, and London, UK. In 2015, FINCONS GROUP had revenues of 80 million EUR, serving over 200 clients across Europe. In the last four years, the company has grown 20% annually, and the goal is to sustain this momentum and achieve 120 million EUR by 2018.
A major role in the internationalization strategy of FINCONS is played by the group’s new office in London, FINCONS Consulting Limited, which was opened in May and is designed to serve as a hub for developing the European market. “To begin with, London will focus on two main sectors: media and financial services,” explains Oliver Botti, Head of International Business Development and Innovation for the FINCONS GROUP.
“This is where we have the strongest experience and several trusted partners and customers, such as the largest pay TV broadcasting firm in Europe. In the future, we plan to gradually expand our services in the UK to other markets.”
An important vehicle in this expansion is the company’s ‘smart-shore’ Delivery Center in Bari, Italy, which provides advanced application management and system building services along the complete digital supply chain at highly competitive prices to customers all over Europe.
“Our smart-shoring approach enables us to combine quality on-site consulting with highly costeffective back-office programming and development,” states Mr. Botti. “Other important internationalization vehicles include our strong focus on constant innovation to meet newly emerging business needs, our participation in EU-funded, international projects and our close cooperation with international vendors, research institutions, technical universities and other partners. Within the ongoing Digital Transformation revolution, FINCONS GROUP acts as a solution designer capable of efficiently tailoring innovative solutions that leverage on customer intimacy to fully understand and enable the whole business needs.”