The year 2016 has been a year of superlatives for the SCHEMA Group – awards won, strong sales and a position as an attractive employer

The Nuremberg-based SCHEMA Group, which develops professional standard software for information logistics, can look back on a thoroughly successful 2016. Record turnover, record employee numbers and a new customer record confirm the company's positive development.

Over 40 new customers from a wide range of sectors have opted for the Component Content Management System (CCMS) SCHEMA ST4 in 2016, including BSH, Biotronik, Bosch Power Tools, CFL Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (Luxembourg National Rail) and AOK Systems. “We are delighted by the variety of sectors that are now using our software. More than 500 delegates from 21 countries attended this year's SCHEMA Conference at the NürnbergMesse exhibition centre. This high degree of acceptance reaffirms that we are on the right track.” Not only is Markus Kessler convinced of this, but so too is Stefan Freisler, one of the founders and managing directors of the SCHEMA Group.

The attractiveness of the SCHEMA Group, which set a new turnover record in the 2016 financial year, can be seen in the continually rising employee figures. Approximately 120 people are currently employed by SCHEMA, the vast majority of which are involved in development. Today, SCHEMA ST4 and the SCHEMA Content Delivery Server number among the most widely used systems for a modular approach to technical writing and documentation. At the start of the year SCHEMA acquired an interest in TID Informatik GmbH, the developer of the standard software CATALOGcreator® and one of the leading suppliers of electronic spare parts catalogues and service information systems in Europe.

This thoroughly successful company development was awarded the "Bayerische Gründerpreis 2016" – a prize honouring the outstanding successes achieved by newly established companies in Bavaria – in the “Rising Star” category.

The sum of the success is not least due to the continual development of the SCHEMA system solutions; a process that is always closely oriented towards market needs. With the release of SCHEMA ST4 2017, the developer is continuing along the path of automation and usability. Keywords such as Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things and Smart Factory find their counterparts in the features and functionalities of SCHEMA ST4, which increasingly rely on automated processes within the documentation workflow. This includes automated translation workflows that will greatly simplify the transfer between SCHEMA ST4 and Translation Management Systems (TMS) in the future.