Nominated for OUT OF THE BOX.NRW

Companyon GmbH

Düsseldorf

Nominated by:
Jan Peters

Internet address:

www.companyon.de

Your business model in three sentences

Our vision is to enable everyone to run a company by understanding their company’s financial situation. You can only run successfully run, what you understand. We provide the controlling software tools for everyone – affordable, fast and intuitive.

What problem do you solve?

Less than 13% of SMBs have financial controlling systems in place. Or, to put it another way, more than 87% have no clue how they are doing financially during the year. It doesn't have to be that way: The data required to gain valuable insights is already there as a result of the bookkeeping required by law for tax purposes. Companyon finally makes this accounting data useful for entrepreneurs. So they know whether they are on the right track to meet their profit goals. Or how long their liquidity will last. Or when it is time to hire a new employee.

What's your digital solution?

We build a SaaS web app that offers many smart reporting, budgeting and controlling features while being easy and fun to use. Companies can simply load their accounting data into our system using our interfaces to leading accounting systems like DATEV. Our app then creates all relevant reports as well as a variety of useful graphs. There is no need to build complex Excel-sheets anymore. Instead users can collaboratively create their budget plans, forecasts and scenarios in Companyon. Target vs. actual comparisons will then automatically be added to the reports. But that is only the beginning: Our vision is to become the core platform at the heart of all planning & management processes of SMBs.

Why should we award you for your digital business model?

We help broadly entrepreneurs, and by this the SMEE Mittelstand, to successfully run their companies. We believe in enabling as many people as possible to become entrepreneurs.