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The Infoma success story: Over 30 years of experience in the local government sector

A quarter century in images

1988
1988

A new corporate concept is launched

The business model of FRITZ & MACZIOL GmbH, founded by Heribert Fritz and Eberhard Macziol in 1987 was revolutionary in its time: offering hardware, software and services from a single source. One year later, this model led to the launch of affiliate company INFOMA Software Consulting GmbH. Also on board: Manufacturing partner IBM with its new AS/400 computer series and the city of Neu-Ulm, which was already using similar software for local government administration at the time. The concept involved marketing for mid-sized and large IBM computers and user software for local governments. The joint project was launched in fall of 1988.

19891990
1989 - 1990

Local government series and big opportunities

The interest in the INFOMA local government series continues to grow. The fall of the Berlin wall proves another major and historic opportunity for the young team. Over the next three years, the company adds around 130 customers from both East and West Germany.

1992
1992

New corporate headquarters

INFOMA is expanding. Along with FRITZ & MACZIOL, the growing company purchases a new building on Hörvelsinger Weg in Ulm, which becomes its company headquarters and is renovated several times in coming years.

19931995
1993 - 1995

First data center on the customer list

Having gained a good reputation among autonomous local governments, the Ulm company proves its expertise to data centers as well. KMRZ Lüneburg, with 34 local governments in Lower Saxony, is the first data center to choose INFOMA.

19961999
1996 - 1999

INFOMA sets standards with new developments for the new governance model

With the cost and results accounting solution INFOMA Control, developed on the new Navision platform, the company offers its first product focused on the new governance model. Just two years later, INFOMA confronts an ongoing discussion on “colorful screens” and the introduction of double-entry bookkeeping with newsystem local government, an integrated complete solution for local government financial accounting. The city of Passau serves as its initial pilot customer starting in 1999.

2002
2002

Founding of the INFOMA partnergroup

With the founding of the partnergroup, INFOMA offers an umbrella for an innovative, high-performing group of 12 local government IT service providers, allowing them to operate and sell INFOMA products independently or as full service providers.

2005
2005

A second Managing Director is appointed

Two Managing Directors, Eberhard Macziol and Oliver Couvigny, now lead the company. After starting as a Consultant in 1997, Oliver Couvigny took on a variety of positions at INFOMA and was appointed as an authorized representative in 2002 before being named Managing Director in 2005.

2006
2006

INFOMA becomes part of Imtech N.V.

The Dutch technology group acquires all shares of INFOMA. However, the company continues to operate independently, and its management structures remain unchanged.

2008
2008

Ventures abroad

INFOMA acts to expand its local government business in Switzerland by acquiring Swiss Information Technology & Trust AG (IT&T AG). With its products and personnel focused on finances and accountancy, IT&T AG offers the ideal platform for expanding and optimizing the company's solutions there.

20082012
2008 - 2012

Expansion of product offers to additional topics

To fulfill local government requirements related to topics beyond financial accounting, INFOMA expands its product portfolio, first by adding integrated enforcement and facility management processes, then Business Intelligence (BI), a document management system, and the consult local government business area. After acquiring FM-Tools from infas enermetric, INFOMA is not only a market leader in local government facility management, but also expands its client base to over 1,000 customers.

2013
2013

Eberhard Macziol leaves the corporate group

After over 26 years, Eberhard Macziol, co-founder of FRITZ & MACZIOL Software und Computervertrieb GmbH and INFOMA Software Consulting GmbH, leaves general management by mutual consent. His work was foundational to the successful corporate development of the FRITZ & MACZIOL group, and specifically to the success of INFOMA as well.

2014
2014

newsystem 7 – a milestone for efficient administration work

The new version of newsystem 7 with Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2013 as its basic technology initiates a new era in everyday work processes, supporting administration on its path towards innovative, sustainable, and economical local government. With a needs-based, customizable interface design, a transparent and informative reporting system, and full networking capabilities with other departmental processes and Office applications, the new version offers a wide range of new performance features to optimize administrative processes.

2014

A new Managing Director is appointed

Daniel Riss joins INFOMA management on September 9th 2014 as a second Managing Director. After starting with the company as a Consultant in 2001, he took over as business area Manager of consulting in 2008 and was appointed as an authorized representative in 2009. By taking this step, INFOMA continues to pursue its goal of more intensive dialog with clients, partners, and stakeholders, allowing the company to optimally overcome the issues and challenges of the future.

2014

INFOMA becomes part of VINCI Energies Germany

After approval by the European anti-trust authorities, INFOMA officially becomes part of VINCI Energies Germany, greatly expanding the company's spectrum of IT services. VINCI espouses a basic principle of decentralized management and independence for all companies in the group, ensuring INFOMA can continue on the path it's chosen under the new partnership, further pursuing its corporate strategy and continuing to write its own success story.

2016
2016

Market launch in Austria

By founding the new Axians Infoma GmbH in Klagenfurt, the company consciously positions itself as a partner platform. The company's goal is to use its presence on site to implement a comprehensive, highly integrated, and modern solution landscape for the boroughs as a local partner, while also creating synergies with regional companies. Providing the best possible on-site service and comprehensive support for boroughs from local staff with excellent expertise will lead to broad acceptance in Kärnten and other Austrian states.

2017
2017

INFOMA prepares for the future

By joining VINCI Energies, INFOMA becomes part of the Axians family brand, and all group ICT activities worldwide are consolidated under that name. In 2017, INFOMA becomes “Axians Infoma.” We also adapt our logo and web presence to match the new change. For our customers, partners, and the public, this represents the transformation of an image they've trusted for many years. But the commitment we’ve been pursuing for almost three decades will never change: To develop companies and products in the long-term, supporting our clients and strengthening their performance capabilities so they can meet the challenges of the future with meaningful, efficient action. We will continue to provide the best possible performance for our clients, without compromise.

2018
2018

Culture of togetherness

Since we were launched in 1988, we have been tackling the challenges of the market alongside our customers and partners. We mastered double-entry bookkeeping together, and are now taking on digitization together.

More information about the Axians Infoma company

Axians Infoma

Axians Infoma

Our commitment is to effectively support our clients in forward-thinking action with needs-based solutions. How do we do it? With expertise and knowledge from over two decades of experience in the local government sector.
Axians and VINCI Energies

Axians and VINCI Energies

Axians Infoma is part of French construction and industrial group VINCI, making it a member of the global ICT brand Axians of VINCI Energies. Axians supports its clients in full digital transformations within their organizations.
Our Values

Our Values

Everyone has their own individual values. They influence and guide our actions, and they give us identity and purpose. That’s why it's so important for us to transmit our common values through the culture we model within our company.
Commitment and responsibility

Commitment and responsibility

Taking responsibility towards society is a major concern at Axians Infoma. Contributing to a more sustainable society is part of our corporate philosophy.
Our partners

Our partners

Our partnerships with high-performing IT service providers and manufacturers support the quality and flexibility of our product range.