From EDP to IT – 40 Years of the ISO-Gruppe from Nuremberg

From Bavaria to all over the world: The ISO-Gruppe from Nuremberg celebrates its 40th anniversary. Four decades in an industry whose development has been unlike any other.

The ISO-Gruppe was founded on 26 October 1979, as an "engineering office for software development and organizational consulting". In other words, at a time when computers were still an exception rather than the rule, even for businesses. The ISO-Gruppe witnessed the rise of the PC, the beginnings of the World Wide Web, the ever-increasing digitalization across all industries and walks of life, and the launch of the Internet of Things – and was always able to provide suitable impulses.

The founders of a company were Harald Goeb and Walter Eder, who started the company in Munich. In 1981, the location in Nuremberg followed – for Harald Goeb a return to his native Franconia. The main reason was the network of business contacts in the Nuremberg metropolitan region. From 1996 to 2005, additional locations were established in Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Vienna, Montréal and Częstochowa.

Cornerstones of the Business

The company, then renamed to ISO Software Systeme, continued to expand: ISO Travel Solutions was added in 2003, ISO Professional Services in 2007 and most recently ISO Recruiting Consultants in 2013. These cornerstones of the group are active across various industries, including automation, aviation, data quality, medical technology, public administration, SAP, tourism, IT personnel services and many more. The numerous mainstays ensure the long-term success of the ISO-Gruppe and are an essential part of the risk management.

Our customers are companies of all kinds – from regional to global. Airport Nuremberg, Siemens or Landis+Gyr, as well as public authorities such as the German Federal Employment Agency, rely on software and services from the ISO-Gruppe. ISO Software Systeme recently initiated the ISO-Konsortium, an association of currently 20 medium-sized German IT companies. The aim of this cooperation is to jointly solve complex tasks and projects in the IT market.

In 2018, the ISO-Gruppe achieved a turnover of 57.3 million euros and is expected to reach 70 million in 2019. Throughout its history, the group’s finances have always been in the black. Even in economically turbulent times, the number of employees remained constant. By now, the ISO-Gruppe has more 560 employees – resulting in a strong social responsibility for the owner-managed and completely self-financed group of companies.