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Facts & Figures

Brief Overview of CURSOR:
Focussed on: Software and consulting services for customer relationship management (CRM) and business process management (BPM)
Customers: 250 companies (medium-sized and large) with more than 25,000 users
Founded in: 1987 / GmbH 1990 / AG 1999
Located in: Giessen / Hesse / Germany
Managing Board: Thomas Rühl, Jürgen Topp, Stefan-Markus Eschner
Employees: >100
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The CURSOR Story

In 1986, company founder and CRM pioneer Thomas Rühl had the idea to transfer the up until then mainframe computer-based sales control to networked personal computers. "PC software should support the sales, marketing and customer service staff," he told his then-superior, the managing director of an ERP software house. However, his suggestion was dismissed, with his superior claiming, "PCs are toys, and this kind of toy will not last into the future". This experience marked the birth of CURSOR because it was then that Thomas Rühl decided to translate his innovative idea into action himself.
On 01 April 1987, the time had come – Thomas Rühl founded the sole proprietorship company "CURSOR Vertriebs-Steuerungs-Systeme" under his name. In 1990, the company was transformed into a GmbH ("CURSOR Vertriebs-Software GmbH"), and later, in 1999, it became an AG ("CURSOR Software AG"). The spatial development of CURSOR ran parallel to the employee and sales development – from the founder's private house, followed by an old mill in the rural village of Trohe, to the spacious company building in the city of Giessen, CURSOR has been growing continuously.
Today, more than a quarter of a century later, CURSOR is one of the leading providers of software and consulting services in the fields of customer relationship management (CRM) and business process management (BPM). In the distribution segment, CURSOR markets IBM software in the fields of information management and business analytics as well as the corresponding consulting and support services for partner software houses (ISV, Independent Software Vendors).