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Meet the audius experts at the Microsoft Business Summit!

As a platinum sponsor, audius and its subsidiaries IT Competence Group and proMX will be there for you on various topics:

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • Project Service Alliance
  • Security & Audit Services
  • Modern Digital Workplace

Topic of this year's Summit is "Shared Intelligence - We Shape the Future: Now"

The Microsoft Business Summit - a further development of the central Microsoft partner event DPK - is the most important platform in Germany for digital trends and market developments. In addition to exchange and networking, you can expect stimulating keynote speeches and well-founded workshops on all aspects of the Microsoft world.

Further information as well as the possibility to register can be found here.

100hMorgen - IHK Region Stuttgart

Topic Week on the Digital Future and Innovation in SMEs, 23-27 September 2019

More than 100 top speakers from business and science - new impulses and trends for the digital future and innovation in medium-sized businesses. The Topic Week in September provides answers to the major, current technology topics.

audius presents itself with a keynote on "Cloud-based business model for measurement and test applications" on 24.9. from 16.20 - 17.00.

More information and the complete event program can be found at

On 15 July 2019, Rainer Francisi, chairman of audius AG, and Matthias Kraft, managing board, together with Joerg Simon, head of security & audit services, signed the contract to establish the new subsidiary "audius India Private Limited". Thus, the new location in Pune, India, has been officially launched. Business activities will focus on services in the area of security & audit. For more information please follow our Twitter channel.

audius as top employer annually selects the "Top Employers in Small and Medium-Sized Businesses" and thus gives applicants even more orientation in their search for interesting employers.

This year audius was again chosen from more than 8,000 employers as one of the 1,000 "Top Employers in Medium-Sized Businesses 2019". The commendation is based on the access and reading behavior of job seekers on published advertisements and firm profiles on

We are delighted about this award!

You can find more information about careers at audius here.

Weinstadt, 15th of March.2019

audius AG acquires a majority stake in IT Competence Group SE in Ludwigsburg. The long-standing major shareholder Navigator Equity Solutions SE has sold a 51% share in IT Competence Group SE.

In addition, the parties have agreed on mutual options, the exercise of which will enable audius AG to acquire a further 22% stake in IT Competence Group SE from Navigator Equity Solutions SE over the next three years.

audius will initially continue to manage the IT Competence Group as a separate strategic business unit within its group. The aim is to jointly identify and strategically exploit economies of scale and competitive advantages among employees, customers and suppliers. Including the IT Competence Group, the audius Group generates sales of over EUR 50 million and employs more than 500 people.


The Remstal Gartenschau 2019 is the first nationwide garden show to take place in 16 towns and municipalities. From May the 10th to October 2019, the Remstal will be transformed into an endless garden.

Over a length of 80 kilometres, an entire landscape area will be staged for 164 days and will be upgraded far beyond, through many arrangements and civic commitment.

With audius, the city of Weinstadt was able to win another sponsor for the garden show in Weinstadt.

Mayor Michael Scharmann and CEO Rainer Francisi have now signed the contract. "With your support you show the solidarity of the company audius with Weinstadt and the people in the region", said city boss Scharmann at the joint signing ceremony.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the global leader in cloud services. From February 26 to 27, 2019, the AWS stopped off in Berlin and provided valuable insights into how the cloud can accelerate innovation in companies of all sizes.

Highlight of the Summit were the keynotes as well as numerous interesting lectures in more than 100 sessions and workshops, which offered insights into the technology and the market position of AWS.

audius was also there with colleagues from the Managed Services and Consulting divisions. The focus here was on industry exchange and networking with exhibitors and experts, in order to take along new impulses for one's own business.

Joerg Simon - Division Director audius

More than 40 guests accepted the exclusive invitation of ROTTHEGE | WASSERMANN and audius to the Industrie-Club Düsseldorf on the 22nd of November 2018.

The presentations by Dr. Barnim von den Steinen, Partner at ROTTHEGE | WASSERMANN and Joerg Simon, Division Director at audius, dealt with the current challenges of IT/cyber security and compliance violations as well as the question: How can managing directors and board members see the current threat situation as an opportunity and leverage business potential?

Dr. von den Steinen spoke about the responsibility and liability of board members, Joerg Simon gave a lecture entitled "Cyber? Cyber this*! Infotainment for "Cyber"-refusers and for curious people who want to know what the asterisk in the title means".

At the subsequent get-together at the Industrie-Club Düsseldorf, the participants took the opportunity to exchange ideas with the hosts and other guests, mainly CEOs and managers of companies from the region.

How does the digitalization of field service processes looks like in reality? You can find out in our video about the implementation of Microsoft Dynamics 365 at our customer Fette Compacting GmbH!

NullCon 2018

This year more than 1,400 registrations were counted for the NullCon 2018 in Goa!
This shows how far the NullCon has come on its 9-year journey.

In 2010, the founders started with only 110 applications and 2 sponsors. Today, over 1,400 applications have been received and 27 exhibitors and sponsors have participated in the conference.
For the training, which took place from February 27 to March 1, 375 people and 200 international participants were registered.

Therefore the NullCon is now the most important conference in Asia when it comes to topics such as data protection, social engineering, cyber security and bug bounties. The conference addresses the tech community, but also seeks the active involvement of large corporations, representatives of the indian government, important political decision makers, scientists and the media - also to research into cybersecurity in context of the particular requirements of the management.

Moreover the NullCon has become one of the places where talented professionals not only to compare notes with each other, but also to get in touch with top companies.

At this juncture, the largest center for "bug bounty programs" has been emerged. These are initiatives of the big software enterprises, 
social media and search engine providers, where cash and non-cash prizes are awarded for the disclosure of vulnerabilities in their products or services.

This year the highlights of NullCon were:

  • Car hacking workshop
  • Hardware CTF & ICS Village
  • Privacy & Society Track
  • Machine Learning & 3g / 4g Telecom Security Training Understanding Cryptocurrencies Village 101

Our Division Director of Security & Audit Services Joerg Simon has once again given a two-day audit training with a following OPSE certification.
In addition, audius was involved as a signage sponsor at the NullCon conference.

Microsoft Cloud Germany Expert

audius has achieved the certification as "Microsoft Cloud Germany expert"!

As part of the Microsoft Cloud Germany, Microsoft cloud services will be provided via independent data centers in Germany. Customer data is stored in Germany and access to this data is subject to strict control by an independent data trustee operating under German law.

With Microsoft Azure Germany, Office 365 Germany, Power BI Pro Germany and Dynamics 365 Germany, Microsoft today provides a comprehensive public cloud offering from German data centers.


Therefore, audius is fit for the future in the cloud!

audius as top employer annually annouces the "top employers in middle class" and gives the job candidates thereby even more orientation in the search for interesting employers in the middle class.

Audius was elected among more than 10,000 employers as one of the 1,000 "top employers in middle class 2017". We are delighted to receive this award!

More information about the career at audius can be found here.

audius AG is further increasing its market share by acquiring Enteco GmbH’s business operations.​

The service portfolio of Enteco GmbH ideally complements audius’ business units. The high percentage of recurring revenue from IT services offers planning reliability and earnings security going forward. The acquisition is a major contribution to the further expansion of the audius Group. 

audius will continue to ensure smooth provision of expert advice for existing customers. Enteco’s employees will be transferred to the audius Group. Both parties are looking to the future with optimism.

Profile: service portfolio
The services focus on vendor-independent design, implementation, and quality assurance of made-to-measure, cost-efficient IT solutions. Experience and expertise in IT consulting, software development, IT infrastructure, and data center operations, as well as targeted recruiting are leveraged to develop the best possible solution for the specific requirements of customers and their IT landscapes. 


For 25 years, the field service management made possible by audius has always been a step ahead of the game. As Microsoft’s first field service partner in the German-speaking countries, we utilize Microsoft HoloLens in technical field services.

audius.CRM Mobile Service interfaces directly with HoloLens through an app from one of our partners, Zühlke Engineering. This makes it possible to take advantage of mixed reality scenarios, which significantly increase technician efficiency in a number of ways:

  • Direct on-site support from office-based experts
  • Visualization of 3D models, including manuals for devices, machines, and other equipment
  • Direct availability of all mobile client functions in Microsoft HoloLens

Better yet, none of this requires an additional mobile device; technicians can handle all of the work steps involved using Microsoft HoloLens.

Welcome to the future of service management.

>> Learn more about audius.CRM Mobile Service


audius sales

We recently became a member of Business Network International, the most successful platform for professional networking, which currently has over 7,500 chapters and more than 200,000 active members in 65 countries around the world. Business Network International (BNI) is the world’s leading referral organization.

BNI members work together on the basis of shared values, cooperating as partners and providing each other with help and support.

At present, our chapter in Waiblingen has 41 members. Each industry is represented only once in the chapter. BNI offers us as a company the opportunity to exchange referrals in order to generate more business.

Our goal is to position ourselves as one of the leading midsize IT and software companies in the Remstal area.

Interested in taking part in a business breakfast? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

audius empolyees Paderborn

audius GmbH expands further.

Following the opening of the company’s location in Hungary in 2011, the new location in Paderborn was opened by the management on October 5 of this year.

Its main activities will be in the area of incident management in 1st and 2nd-level support for storage products. In addition, staff will handle tasks such as performance analyses, administration support, system health checks, and proactive monitoring and reporting.

Tailored workshops and training will also be offered at the Paderborn location.

Hacker Summer School with Joerg Simon

On 22th and 23th of August, the Design Academy mAHS (media Academy - Hochschule Stuttgart) organizes a two-day training for pupils and students: The Hacker Summer School.

Our IT security expert and Black Shield Award winner Joerg Simon will show the students how a hacker thinks and acts. The focus is on points within the company and at home, which are at risk of attack. In addition Joerg will point out the approach, how security gaps in apps such as WhatsApp or Pokémon GO can be hacked.

Pupils and students can register via the following facebook page: Hacker Summer School

> More information on Security & Audit Services


audius supports the Clean Water Project

Since the end of 2013, we have been supporting Clean Water e.V., an organization that promotes access to potable water in emerging countries.

Because we maintain close links to India through our Security & Audit Services business unit, providing on-site help for the people of the country is a subject that is close to our heart.

The aim of the project is to make lasting improvements to the drinking water supply by working hand in hand with the villagers.

This approach is complemented by another partner on the ground, United for hope e.V., which contributes a holistic vision of development – including supporting the local school and individual students, raising awareness of the issue of hygiene and cleanliness, improving street lighting in the village by introducing solar lamps, and installing toilets. The issue of empowering women also plays an important role.

We are already seeing the first successes: A water treatment system with a daily capacity of some 10,000 liters has been installed. This entailed building a “water house” and sinking a well. To distribute the drinking water, we purchased our first vehicle – a motorized tricycle, which is used to deliver the drinking water canisters to the villagers.

> More information on Clean Water e.V.

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IHK certificate for our 25th company anniversary

Steffen Kögel, head of division of the IHK-District Chamber, presented our company founders Rainer Francisi, Franz Honner, Udo Schäfer and Peter Schiek, on the occasion of our 25th company anniversary, the honorary certificate for achievements in benefits for the domestic economy.

The audius GmbH was founded in 1991 in Schwaikheim with business focus on sales of software and hardware.

By now, our company provides over 250 employees, worldwide project locations and is one of the leading middle-sized IT and software companies in Germany.

Also in the future, we will continue to develop – together with our customers and employees.

> More information about audius

Annette Bentfeld receives Best Expert Award

At the 14th Best Management Practice Kongress held by SERVIEW GmbH, our own service management expert Annette Bentfeld received the Best Expert Award in the “Service Strategy” category.

A jury of specialists had nominated the most successful 100 ITIL® experts and 100 PRINCE2® experts from the 2015 training year for this prestigious award.

The Best Expert Award is typically conferred on those who have completed at least 100 class hours and up to 12 hours of exams, which reflects a level of dedication worthy of recognition.      

We’re thrilled for Annette and congratulate her on winning this outstanding distinction!

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Project service capabilities for Microsoft Dynamics CRM offer an end-to-end solution that empowers organizations to deliver professional engagements on time and within budget.

  • Estimate, quote, and contract work
  • Plan and assign resources
  • Enable team collaboration
  • Capture time, expense, and progress data for real-time insights and accurate invoicing

Of course the new module is fully available within audius.CRM Mobile Service and audius.CRM Mobile Sales!

Specifically, these are:

Project-based contracts: Project contracts relate quotes and orders to project plans, financial estimates, labor pricing, billing arrangements etc

Project planning: Visual project planning and estimation includes predecessors, automatic task scheduling etc

Resource management: Resource information includes the skills and proficiencies of your workforce

Time and expenses: Team members can use the web or mobile apps to record time and expenses for multiple projects

Project billing: Project invoices reflect the terms of the contract and the approved work and expenses.

Project Service is delivered as an add-on product for customers from Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 Update 1.


Don’t hesitate to contact us! We’re happy to help!

Joerg Simon honoured with Blackshield Award

Our security expert Joerg Simon did it! He was honored at this year’s Nullcon Conference in Goa with the Blackshield Award "Community Star".

In this category people are awarded who have rendered outstanding services in the security world by supporting, sharing and spreading knowledge, communication and administration. The special thing about that: The nominations are made exclusively by the community. 

Congratulations! We are very happy about this great award!

More information at Joerg Simon's Blog:

Nullcon Conference 2016

Our security expert Joerg Simon is nominated for the 2016 "Nullcon Blackshield Award" in the category "Community Star". In this category people are honored who have rendered outstanding services in the security world by supporting, sharing and spreading knowledge, communication and administration.

The Nominations are made exclusively by the community. The awards will take place during this year's Nullcon Conference. Joerg Simon will be there to hold a training course on security audit .

Please support our expert by voting for him:

Following Microsoft's acquisition of cloud-based service management software FieldOne, audius is the first Black Belt partner of field service in the DACH region (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). With audius.CRM Mobile Service powered by Microsoft Dynamics CRM, we offer you integrated service management that includes effective, visually supported employee scheduling/dispatching and mobile data entry for your technicians. 

Benefit from the perfect service management software based on Microsoft Dynamics CRM combined with our 25 years of experience in field service management.

> More information about audius.CRM Mobile Service

Microsoft Convergence 2015

As Microsoft’s new strategic partner for service solutions, audius was at this year’s Microsoft Convergence to present the new audius.CRM Mobile Service: a holistic software solution for mapping service processes based on Dynamics CRM's FieldOne. International exhibition visitors, partners, and at last but not least, Microsoft employees were able to see the full service process at the audius booth.

Great interest was aroused by the comprehensive provision of information in service management itself, as well as by visualized planning, and in particular, the mobile technician client. The diverse application potential of the mobile client was complemented by demonstration of special applications in the area of augmented reality and measurement data transfer.

All in all, Convergence 2015 in Barcelona was a very successful event. See you next year!

> More information about audius.CRM Mobile Service

The audius GmbH increases its market share by incorporating the ROTON Group including ROTON IT-Service GmbH and ROTON Unternehmensberatung GmbH.

Heading towards a successful future

The ROTON Group supplements the audius' range of services by its business units in a perfect way. The huge rate of returning IT services turnover ensures a planning and revenue reliability for the future. Thereby ROTON contributes significantly to the further expansion of the audius Group.

Continuity in terms of customers and staff is the crucial factor of audius' business strategy. Hence ROTON remains as an independent company under its current name. The company's founder Rolf Maisenbacher will take the responsibility for ROTON as the managing director furthermore. 

Brief company profile ROTON IT-Service GmbH, ROTON Unternehmensberatung

The IT services and consulting company offers a comprehensive and holistic service portfolio concerning a safe and reliable network. Since founded in 1995 ROTON has been operating throughout Germany with more than 40 employees.

ROTON serves both concerns as well as small and medium-sized enterprises in the area of information technology. The competence of solutions includes IT consulting, IT maintenance, outtasking and IT security. The headquarter is located in Weilimdorf close to Stuttgart.

More information about ROTON:

Matthias Kraft is the new member of audius' executive board

From 1st of May 2015 we welcome Matthias Kraft as a new member of audius' executive board. Mr Kraft accounts for the operations of the business unit "IT-Services" as a managing director.

AOK run 2015

This year the audius staff will take part in the AOK (health insurance company) company run on September 16th in Waiblingen, Germany. What counts above all is the common experience and not best times and winning. Not only the personal fitness and wellness is being strenghtenes but the community among each other. We're really looking forwrd to the run!

More information about the company run