FOCUS BUSINESS presents Germany's top consultants 2021 for the first time. The top list in consulting was surveyed by the independent research institute FactField GmbH based on an online survey. We are happy to be part of it!

To provide a transparent overview of the consulting market, Focus Business identified Germany's top management consultants for the first time this year. A total of 1804 experts were surveyed. The opinions and experiences of consulting firms and their clients were included. Managing directors, partners, and people with management functions on the client side were evaluated.

A total of 281 consulting firms in 20 specialist areas and 18 consulting sectors were honoured by FOCUS BUSINESS. We are proud to be one of them. We are part of the 'Top Consultants 2021' in the specialist areas 'Digitalisation' and 'IT, Internet & Services', as well as in the industry category 'Manufacturing and Production'. We mainly thank our employees for this award.

AXXCON supports clients in successfully implementing their business transformations. We bring years of experience and a high level of expertise in the areas of digital, IT and organisational transformation.

Further details on the list of the 'Top Consultants 2021' can be found in the current special edition of FOCUS BUSINESS: The Top Consultants 2021 in German (April 2021; 1.99 euros).

We are proud to be honoured as 'Best Consultants' for the seventh time in a row. This time we have received awards in seven categories. Since 2014, the research company Statista, in cooperation with brand eins magazine, has examined the consultancy market annually to determine the best.

We say thank you! Being one of the best consulting firms in Germany is not something we take for granted. On the one hand, we would like to thank our clients for their cooperation and for valuing our work and trusting us. But of course, this would not be possible without our AXXCON team. They are all responsible for the quality of consulting we provide every day.

Expert evaluations and recommendations from clients are the basis of Statista's annual survey, which is equally interesting for client and consulting firms.

AXXCON supports clients in successfully implementing their business transformations. We bring years of experience and a high level of expertise in the areas of digital, IT and organisational transformation.

We are delighted to have been awarded the title of 'Best Consultants 2021' in the following seven categories: We are represented in the energy & environment and insurance sectors. In addition, we were selected in the consulting fields of change management, IT strategy, digitalisation, innovation & growth, and interim management. We achieved very good rankings for the topics of energy & environment and change management, which places us on a par with consultancies such as McKinsey & Company and Accenture. Click here for this year's brand eins ranking.

Further details on the 'Best Consultants' ranking can be found in the current edition of brand eins in German (Edition 19, 12 March 2021; 12 euros) or online at:

Click here for our profile in this year's brand eins magazine.

IT outsourcing becomes more complex because services are increasingly outsourced to different specialised providers. To maintain an overview, companies should force a systematic multi-provider management. Roland Behr and Torsten Beyer as experts in Computerwoche.

Published in Computerwoche on 02/01/2021

 The constantly growing challenges in provider management usually express themselves in companies like this: The IT department is outraged that the service providers 'don't deliver' and would prefer to terminate the contracts with them. 'They don't do what we want', they often say. And: 'The different providers are constantly pushing problems onto each other.' IT managers often complain about a cost explosion because special services are charged regularly.

Such difficulties are not generally due to the unwillingness of individual providers. They rather lie in the system, because the provider landscape becomes more and more heterogeneous and confusing: With the large areas of data centre, workplace, network, applications, and cloud, companies quickly come up with more than ten service providers in so-called multisourcing. The corresponding outsourcing contracts are often 2,000 to 3,000 pages long. In addition, there are also connections and dependencies between the individual contracts. This makes it even more difficult to manage, coordinate and control a company's IT service providers - and the problems and outsourcing risks increase. (...)

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We look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to get in touch with us. Roland Behr, Associate Partner, and Torsten Beyer, Partner at AXXCON are available as contacts and experts on the topic of IT sourcing.