We use the potential of the latest technology paired with knowledge and experience. For more than 10 years, we have been supporting companies and organizations to use digital technologies profitably and remain competitive.
For us, a successful digital (r)evolution begins with seamless and smooth integration of people, technologies, and processes and leads to AI-driven, smart information processing, and process automation.
We speak <IT> in code and clear text.
At a glance
- Founded 2009
- Head office in Zurich, office in Bern
- Development & operational support in Eastern Europe, Portugal and Poland
- More than 40 experienced IT consultants & specialists
- Individual business software for simplified data collection, integration of data and peripheral systems, automated and optimized process management, and perfect evaluation with reporting and dashboards.
- Microsoft Gold Partner, focus on solutions in the environment of Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Teams / M365, and Microsoft Power Platform
- Leading partner of AgilePoint and LiveTiles
What we do Digital Processes, Integration and Data Intelligence for the Microsoft Cloud
Our passion is the development of individual enterprise software.
We develop and operate solutions for simplified data collection, integration of data and surrounding systems, automated and optimized process management and perfect evaluation with reporting and dashboards.
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Modern Business Apps – Customized applications, services and interfaces for digital (r)evolution
Digital Processes & Integration – Enabling digital processes and end-to-end automation with low-code products
Data Intelligence – Value-added collection, processing and analysis of corporate data
How We Work Comprehensive accompaniment
We love our work and always want to achieve the best possible result. We consistently go the last mile to the end and think beyond. That’s why our Solution Architects accompany their clients comprehensively and where it’s needed most, building bridges between business and IT. They tackle unpleasant issues and see them through to the end.
How We Work Trust and recognition
Straightforward, transparent, and consistent, we do the right thing at the right time. We commit ourselves with extraordinary passion, competence, and energy. This is how we earn the trust and recognition of our business partners and colleagues every day. We promote and demand trust, honesty, loyalty, and fairness in everything we do. We assume responsibility. You can rely on us!
How We Work Reverse outsourcing
This is coupled with another success factor – “reverse outsourcing”: local, customer-oriented expertise and targeted out-tasking in the area of development and support. Long-standing partnerships at the development location in Eastern Europe ensure that our quality requirements and our specific way of working are taken into account.
How We Work Projects on the pulse of time
Ideas and solutions are created thanks to our organization and an exceptional corporate culture at all levels and can be implemented with great autonomy. We have set “fun at work” and “projects at the pulse of time” as our most important goals.
Sustainable and moderate pace of change Digital (R)Evolution
Digital transformation as a marketing term has been around for some time. But transformation implies a comprehensive change from one state to another. Such a “state change” is neither easy to achieve nor can it be planned and implemented in a meaningful way without massively disrupting the entire company.
For a small, agile (perhaps even cloud-born) company with less than 50 employees, a revolutionary “transformation” may be possible. The challenges posed by rapid transformation, cultural and business change, and the impact on day-to-day business are much easier to manage.
For companies with more than 100 employees, possibly spread across several branches and regions and with different business practices, cultures, or different IT services and providers, “transformation” in the sense of the word is not possible.
This is where the term “digital evolution” comes into play. Evolution is by definition “the gradual development of something…” and the concept of “digital evolution” makes far more sense to most companies than digital transformation.
Our rationale is one of “digital (r)evolution”- a sustained and moderate pace of change that allows a company to gradually introduce new technologies and concepts without having to drive the disruptive change often associated with “digital transformation”.
About our company Why 1stQuad?
- We are lateral thinkers, use state-of-the-art technologies, and create convincing solutions with a focus on the essentials. We carry out our tasks promptly, uncomplicatedly, and conscientiously.
- Our interdisciplinary consultants and proven IT specialists have a broad and deep knowledge and a wealth of experience. We see ourselves as entrepreneurs within the company and encourage holistic thinking with foresight and prudence.
About our company Why 1stQuad?
- We advise, accompany, and realize. We can cover all competencies from a single source and have a wide range of tried and tested solutions and building blocks that we are continually developing.
- We consistently measure the value of our solutions by customer satisfaction. We never forget that every customer is unique. We combine proven methods and tools with agile and effective approaches.
About our company Meet the team
Marco Cattaneo Solution Architect
“Mastering the requirements of customers from a wide range of business areas and using the right technologies is a major challenge that I am happy to take on.”
Markus Bühler COO
“Happy clients with cutting-edge solutions.”
Michael Hofer CEO
“I just want to do good work with 1stQuad. Add a dash of innovation and fun at will – the mix is right.”
Tobias Lüthi Solution Architect
“For me, close, uncomplicated, and direct cooperation with the customer is the most important thing when it comes to achieving a goal together.”
Fernanda Almeida Finance & Compliance Applications Coordinator
“Translating customer needs into high quality solutions focusing on compliance and a good user experience is what I am here for.”
“It motivates me to find innovative solutions for complex tasks for our customers and to implement them with modern technologies.”
Alexander Friesen DevOps Engineer
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
Paul Groenewoud Consultant/Agile Project Manager
“In interdisciplinary cooperation we use the advantages of new and proven innovations to create solutions with added value.”
Corinne Zollinger Backoffice
“One must try the impossible to achieve the possible.”
“Ensuring our customers’ needs are fulfilled from the concept till completion with clarity, collaboration and synergy.”
Peter Zbinden Solution Architect / Lead Framework Architect
“Listening, understanding and critically questioning – that’s how I create added value. Only those who understand a problem will find good solutions.”
“The path to the optimal solution feels like running through a maze. That makes it even more important to have a reliable navigator.”
Daniel Richter Solution Architect
“Delighted customers through innovative solutions, that’s my incentive.”
Mario Dietner Solution Architect
“I accompany my customers on their way into a digital future. Be it working out complex architectures, agile transformations or migrations to the cloud. I’m happy to rise to the challenge.”