Crayon, an internationally operating specialist in software asset management, has chosen the Greater Zurich Area for a branch office. The office has been located in Altdorf, in the canton of Uri, since 2015.
With its headquarters in Oslo, Norway, Crayon has more than 1,400 employees worldwide and is represented in 22 countries—including Switzerland since 2015 with its branch office in Altdorf. The company started in the Canton of Uri with 8 employees and in the meantime the number of employees has almost quadrupled.
Crayon is a global leader in software asset management, cloud and volume licensing, and their associated services. Since its founding in 2002, the company has become a leading player in the industry with a high level of expertise, the utmost professionalism and significant added value for its clients. Crayon is non-proprietary and provides services to IBM, Adobe, Oracle, Microsoft, Citrix and VMware, with which it generates more than half of its sales. The cloud in particular could offer great potential for the future. The services here include migration to the cloud, including data transfer, as well as the introduction of Office365, the setup of Exchange and SharePoint environments and the development of identity management solutions.
The company already has more than 30 specialists working at its Altdorf location and plans to expand even more in the coming years. Rolf Stadler, Managing Director of Crayon Schweiz AG, had this to say: “The location in Uri offers us ideal growth opportunities. We can find qualified specialists here and working together with the public authorities will be direct and uncomplicated.”
The close proximity to clients is particularly important for Stadler. “Thanks to our business location in Uri, we are always close to our clients in the entire Greater Zurich Area including Ticino, enabling us to offer optimum consulting and support.” According to Stadler, this consulting does pay off, as a customized licensing optimization often results in significant savings for Crayon’s clients. On average, the customers' license costs could be reduced by one third. "Today, our services are meeting with such a high level of demand in the market that we had already reached our ambitious targets for 2021 by mid-2020," says Stadler.
The canton of Uri's business promotion team actively supported Crayon during the entire relocation process.