One and two years ago, respectively, the founders Dr. Georg Fischer and Dr. Gerhard Wiechert retired from the management of target for reasons of age. By handing over their shares in the company, they have now taken the next step to ensure that target Software Solution GmbH can continue to meet customer expectations and play an even more important role in the market for idea and innovation management in the future. At an early stage, target's Managing Director, Achim Noe, and Development Manager, Robin Müller-Cajar, were involved in the discussions and were able to provide Walldorf Consulting AG employees with detailed insights into the solutions and business development of target Software Solution GmbH. The management teams get along very well and have already started working together. For the new shareholder, the acquisition of target is a strategic decision to further strengthen the target brand and the product and service portfolio. The excellent know-how as well as the resources of the SAP specialist WCA will help to further expand target's position in the market for idea and innovation management.
About Walldorf Consulting AG
Walldorf Consulting is a global software and consulting company. As a fast-growing partner of SAP, it was highlighted as an SAP Gold Partner after only five years of existence. Walldorf Consulting AG has offices in Germany, USA, Latvia and Singapore. Its core competencies are SAP solutions and business processes for Financial Service, SAP Revenue Accounting and Reporting (RAR), SAP Lease Administration, SAP S/4HANA, SAP UI5, SAP Billing & Revenue Innovation Management (BRIM) and SAP S/4 HANA Cloud solutions.
Hanno Hofmann, Founder of Walldorf Consulting AG
“The acquisition of the shares of the two founders of target will not affect the structure and functioning of the company. My task as a new shareholder will be to accompany a successful team and provide it with new resources to expand its scope of action through qualified support. Target's customers can rely on seamless continuity of existing applications. Thanks to the future and ongoing guidance of the two founders and the experience of the existing teams, target will be able to offer its current and new customers advanced functionalities while preserving all the achievements of the past.”
About target Software Solution GmbH
Founded in 1997, target Software Solution GmbH is a leading manufacturer of software for idea and innovation management and is the only software company worldwide to have developed this software using SAP technology. Many corporations and mid-sized companies use the proven and flexible platform for their improvement processes and collaborative idea development. Thanks to the direct use of SAP data and technology, target software for idea and innovation management offers the solution that best matches SAP systems.
The innovations that are permanently required in all industries succeed only through the involvement of employees and the appreciation of their ideas and suggestions. This is precisely where target's products come in, supporting customers in building a motivating culture of ideas and innovation.
Dr. Gerhard Wiechert, Founder of target Software Solution GmbH
“Walldorf Consulting AG is the ideal partner for me to continue and further develop what we have achieved. Over the past few years, Mr. Hanno Hofmann has developed his company, SAP Gold Partner WCA, into a top position among the innovation drivers for current SAP topics. What has convinced me above all is the innovative know-how of the many competent developers, in Germany and Near Shore. Hanno has a clear commitment to the target brand, its solutions, and to strengthening their further development. This will be of particular benefit to target. Now the developments, especially of the cloud solutions, can be intensified and accelerated. The change in company shares is a great message for all target customers and employees.”
Dr. Georg Fischer, Founder of target Software Solution GmbH
“Through the cooperation between target and Walldorf Consulting AG, new products will be completed and delivered to our customers more quickly. This will strengthen the target brand in the market. WCA will also benefit, as will all our customers. Therefore, I am extremely satisfied with this succession solution.”
Achim Noe, Managing Director of target Software Solution GmbH
“Already after the initial discussions with Hanno Hofmann and future colleagues at Walldorf Consulting AG, I was certain that the change in ownership would open up new opportunities for target. With greater development capacity in the future, we will be able to react even faster to the needs of the market without slowing down on the way to an idea management system that can be operated in the cloud. We can also benefit from the merger in the areas of our own infrastructure. I am very much looking forward to working with my new colleagues, with whom we will continue to be the usual reliable partner for our customers.”
Robin Müller-Cajar, Director of Development at target Software Solution GmbH
“We are looking forward to driving target forward as a team with new leadership. The change in ownership will certainly bring new impetus to development to improve our products even further.”