CEO Thomas Honoré about Columbus
Q: Who is Columbus?
A: Columbus is an international consultancy and a software development company with offices and clients worldwide with over 1,200 staff focused on increasing the competitive edge of our customers.
We help our customers reaching their full business potential through industry specific solutions including consultancy services, industry best practices, industry templates and software within the Food, Retail and Manufacturing industries.
Q: What do you sell?
A: We offer proven, Industry Standard Solutions for mainly the Food, Retail and Manufacturing industries. Through this strong focus and our industry solutions and software, we add value and improve overall business performance of our customers. We base our solution on the Microsoft Dynamics platform.
Our staff includes top industry experts who through proven performance have documented and gathered know-how and best practices at our industry competency centers across the world. We are continuously distilling all this amassed experience into predefined business processes, predefined data structure, standard software and documentation for each key industry, and integrating this into the Columbus implementation methodology called SureStep+.
Q: What is so special about your solutions compared to your competitors?
A: Our customers benefit from our repeatable solutions. We always present our customers with a solution that can be implemented easily and fast. With RapidValue our solutions often meet the majority of the industry standard requirements right out of the box, and with standard software and individual adaption, our customers will experience the full impact on their business performance at a lower total cost of ownership. This differentiates us from our competitors.
Q: Why have you changed your name and branding?
Columbus has undergone a natural evolution in recent years. We have reached a milestone where we changed our name from Columbus IT to Columbus as well as changing our branding to underline to the world that we are moving from being IT solution providers to becoming an international consultancy within the food, retail and manufacturing industries.