The success story begins with the founding of Dataline AG in 1983, a certified partner for IBM server technology. It was clear early on that the DIAS software solution could provide significant support to SMEs in optimizing and digitizing their processes and procedures. Within 10 years the company grew to 13 employees, most of whom are still with us today.
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We make our customers successful with optimal process support through modern IT solutions and create above-average trust in our employees and customers with competence, empathy and commitment.
The success story begins in 1983 with the founding of Dataline AG in Horgen: Business software for one of the first IBM PCs was specially programmed and sold for retail. The Swiss Made Business Software DIAS set new standards with its comprehensive functionality.
Next door in St. Gallen in 2000, the other predecessor company Alpha Solutions AG also started offering software solutions for SME companies with the conviction that small and medium-sized companies will also benefit from the digital possibilities.
In the years 2001 to 2003 disillusionment set in in the IT industry. The dot-com bubble had only just burst and the curve in the IT industry was pointing downwards. Nevertheless, both predecessor companies made the leap from start-up to established SME operation, as we were able to take the opportunity to offer IT solutions professionally. We established our project method, which is an important part of our DNA to this day, and got ISO 9001 certified.
In the years that followed, we continuously expanded our competencies, capacities and skills, but also used our cash flow for healthy company growth. As a result, we have strengthened our industry expertise and invested in a SaaS solution for small and medium-sized companies.
In 2018 and 2019, respectively, Bechtle AG acquired the two leading Swiss service providers for software and IT infrastructure solutions. The two Bechtle companies then merged at the beginning of 2021.
With 150 employees and as part of the Bechtle Group, we combine the skills to meet the IT requirements of SMEs.
Customer benefit is central to our work. Today and in the future, we want to provide answers to our customers' questions with modern ERP, CRM and IT solutions and contribute to the sustainable development of the Swiss corporate landscape. At the same time, as an employer, we want to create exciting opportunities for our employees. That is and will remain the core of our work.
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Alpha Solutions AG starts its business activities with four employees in eastern Switzerland. Microsoft technologies have been used since the start. These software solutions offer the greatest added value for SME companies in terms of flexibility, security, expandability and usability.
With the increasing focus on industries, Dataline AG is getting a new look and is renaming it to Acommit AG. The new brand name is intended to emphasize the benefits for customers: "A commitment - an IT promise to you".
Mit der Erweiterung vom Produktportfolio mit der Kassenlösung LS Retail gelingt es mehrere namhafte Kunden zu gewinnen. Mit LS Retail findet man die perfekte Ergänzung zu Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
Digitization is on the advance. More and more customers are switching to new concepts of service provision. The business field of ERP cloud software is included in the service portfolio and customers are offered various services from the cloud: ERP standard solutions from the cloud and Microsoft365.
As of January 1, 2018, Acommit AG is a member of the Bechtle Group. The previous owners of Acommit AG Martin Küng, Christoph Kleiner, Erich Wieser and Robert Zanzerl will remain in their management function in the company. The company name is also retained. Acommit customers benefit from the even broader range of IT solutions, the cloud portfolio and the cross-vendor infrastructure offered by the Bechtle Group.
With the acquisition of Alpha Solutions AG, Bechtle AG is further expanding the service business in Switzerland for everything to do with ERP and CRM projects and cloud solutions. Majority shareholder Daniel Popp arranged his succession with the acquisition by Bechtle and is leaving the company. Stefan Heim remains unchanged in his role as managing director. The company name also remains. Under the umbrella of Bechtle, Alpha Solutions AG can offer its customers an even broader range of IT solutions from the manufacturer-independent portfolio. Alpha Solutions' competence profile strengthens Bechtle's range of services in north-eastern Switzerland and also consolidates the long-standing partnership with the manufacturer Microsoft.
At Inspire 2020, Microsoft is honoring the Bechtle Group in the area of business applications by naming it in the “inner circle”. Only 1 percent of the most successful Microsoft partners worldwide receive this award annually. Membership of the “inner circle” improves the transfer of know-how with the Microsoft management level and enables feedback from practice to flow directly into the further development of Microsoft Dynamics. We are proud to be part of this success and are pleased that our customers can also benefit from this added value.
The two Bechtle subsidiaries Acommit AG and Alpha Solutions AG will merge to become Aproda AG on 01.01.2021 and will work the market together in the future. The customers of the two companies benefit from a broader application portfolio with comprehensive industry solutions and the further strengthening of cloud competence. Aproda is a leading provider of Microsoft applications for SME companies. Aproda AG now has 150 employees.
Awards & Certifications
We invest annually in the further training of our employees. This is the only way we can ensure that we make our customers successful with modern and future-oriented software and system solutions.
Microsoft's Gold Partner Status is the highest possible certification that can be achieved in the partner program. We have this partner status for the areas of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Data Analytics (BI), Application Development, Cloud Platform, Datacenter and are certified in accordance with the extensive international guidelines.
The "inner circle" award was presented by Microsoft to the Bechtle Group at Inspire 2020 in the area of business applications.
Silver Solution Advisor Partners are characterized by exceptional expertise and commitment to one or more Citrix technologies. Silver Solution Advisors work closely with Citrix to ensure the successful delivery of Citrix solutions to customers.
To be awarded the LS Retail Gold Status, partners must meet the highest requirements and meet the criteria of certification in terms of performance and commitment.
The award for IBM Business Partner stands for the cooperation with IBM and the support from IBM in the field of marketing, sales and technical nature.