You & Columbus

Columbus helps you realize the full potential of your business.

When you have the ambition to optimize, transform and futureproof your business, you can rely on Columbus.

Columbus helps you ensure a strong return on your business applications investments. We bring digital transformation into your business and position you to thrive far into the future.

When you engage with Columbus to implement, upgrade, or replace digital business applications, you can rely on us to minimize the inherent risks and complexities. We draw on our understanding of industries and technologies, so your project stays on track and benefits from insightful innovation.

We keep the lights on in your business and our Columbus Care services address your everyday concerns as well as your toughest challenges—as long as you are in business.

Columbus convert knowledge into customer value

We at Columbus share name and qualities with one of the greatest explorers of our times, Christopher Columbus, and our tagline “Once you know how” is in fact a Columbus anecdote.

After Christopher Columbus discovered America, critics argued that anyone could have done so. Columbus challenged them to stand and egg upright on the table, and when they failed, he gently broke the shell and stood the egg up. "Gentlemen," he said, "what you considered impossible is the simplest thing in the world. Anybody can do it—once you know how."

That is what our tag line is all about. “Once you know how” means that anything is possible, once the method is researched and you have the know-how. 

Columbus helps companies digitally transform by converting our knowledge into customer value

And just like our namesake, we are your partners to explore the potential of your business.

Watch the video where our CEO and President tells the story behind our tagline Once you know how.

Take a closer look at what sets us apart

  • Results, not risk

    Efforts such as ERP solution deployments, process optimization, and digital business transformation can be challenging, expensive, and risky. To help you reach the results you want to achieve in the most low-risk, predictable, economical way possible, Columbus teams use proven deployment methodologies and draw on a wealth of business and technical experience. Our software is known to be a sound and safe choice, as our many awards demonstrate. Columbus has been named the Microsoft Global ISV of the Year three times in recent years.

  • Exceptional consulting and deep industry expertise

    We hire, develop, and retain the most skilled and customer-oriented people in our field. In our team, the average consultant has delivered 24 ERP implementations over 13 years. As an organization, we have completed more than 8,000 deployments. We deliver more than one million consulting hours in our priority industries of food, manufacturing, and retail, where we have addressed almost any conceivable challenge where technology can be of use.

  • Transformative practice

    Just like most of our customers, we are not content with simply improving the current state of business. We contribute our solutions, expertise, and resources to help you achieve business transformation and break new ground in your industry. In the Columbus approach, mobility, the internet of things (IoT), the cloud, and other quickly evolving technologies support and accelerate your transformation in a goal-driven, controlled manner. More than 1,800 companies in 42 countries manage their business transformation with industry and productivity solutions developed by Columbus.

  • Financial stability

    Columbus is a publicly held company with a record of over 27 successful years in business. Feel free to review our financial reports. We have the resources to create, acquire, and evolve the expertise and technologies that truly make a difference to you.

  • Global presence and lifetime commitment

    Wherever you go during the life of your business, Columbus travels with you. With more than 40 offices, a global delivery center, and standardized methodologies, we offer the scale and resourcefulness to support you at any stage of your business growth, anywhere in the world. Columbus teams have the business, industry, technical, and local business-culture expertise to complete complex, international projects successfully.

Columbus at a glance

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employees across 18 countries

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countries with clients running our business applications and services

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new starters in 2015

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28 years

of business

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ERP implementations

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hours of consultancy every year

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increase in earnings last year


Centralizing Systems to Bring Economies of Scale
Aliaxis Group

Kevin Stacey, working for the UK arm of global fluid transport equipment manufacturers Aliaxis Group, talks about the multi site implementation journey of a new ERP system.

Categories: Manufacturing, ERP and CRM, Microsoft Dynamics AX

ERP for growth
BVG Airflo

A pressing need to replace BVG-Airflo’s incumbent XAL ERP- system with a solution that could grow along with the company.

Categories: Distribution, Retail, ERP and CRM, Microsoft Dynamics AX

Case study

"Columbus is a key partner in food manufacturing industry and thier global presence was a key consideration for us."

Logan Tweedie

Group Head of IT & Business Systems


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