Company Profile – Who we are
SQS is the world's leading specialist in software quality. We provide end-to-end business process quality assurance for software based systems. SQS consultants identify and mitigate business risk in technology led transformations utilising standardised methodology, industrialised automation solutions, global delivery and deep domain knowledge across multiple industries. Through our specialisation we provide the objectivity which delivers certainty.
Headquartered in Cologne, Germany, the company now employs approximately 4,600 staff. SQS has offices in Germany, the UK, Australia, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Norway, Austria, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, South Africa, the UAE and the US. In addition, SQS maintains a minority stake in a company in Portugal. In 2015, SQS generated revenues of 320.7 million Euros
This position stems from over 30 years of successful consultancy operations. With over 10,000 completed projects under its belt, SQS has a strong client base, including half of the DAX 30, nearly a third of the STOXX 50 and 20 per cent of the FTSE 100 companies.
SQS is the first German company to have a primary listing on AIM, a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. In addition, SQS shares are also traded on the German Stock Exchange in Frankfurt am Main.
When Heinz Bons and Rudolf van Megen founded SQS in Cologne in 1982, they had little idea how rapidly their company would grow within the following years. From the very beginning, however, they were convinced of the success of their idea, which centered around sustainably optimising their customers’ business through high software quality.
Many services and products have been added over the years, including an in-house testing tool, as well as automated testing, software quality management, managed services and training solutions, which have helped to establish global standards. The company that is now called SQS Software Quality Systems AG has grown beyond Germany – with offices and projects on all continents. SQS has developed from a pure-play testing provider into an independent consultancy and is now a market leader in its field. For our clients, on the other hand, the message remains the same: SQS enhances the quality of software and IT systems and helps reducing costs.