Company

incontecs can look back on more than 25 years of knowledge, experience and networks of the company founders as entrepreneurs, managers and consultants. As a national and international operating consulting firm, we have been offering competent advice, efficient project management, innovative technologies and individual services to our customers since 1989 from our head office in Kiel (Germany). We like to work together with our customers and with our renowned business partners in a team. Our efficiency as well as the know-how, the flexibility and the motivation of our team are reflected in numerous references at well-known medium-sized companies and international corporations.

incontecs values a long-term cooperation with its customers and business partners, focuses primarily on personal recommendations and only accepts new consulting mandates or applies for tenders if personal support is ensured by the management.

“Man is still the most extraordinary computer of all.”

John F. Kennedy

Vision and Mission

incontecs has the vision that digital technologies and innovative business models in the context of digitalization, globalization and other megatrends have a positive impact on all people worldwide, whether in industrialized, emerging or developing countries.

incontecs has the mission to assist companies and organizations in the digital transformation and the sustainable development with their knowledge, experience and networks in business, science and politics, and to make a small contribution to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

“Everything that is against nature has no lasting existence.”

Charles Darwin

Management

Dr. Michael Prange

Executive Partner

Michael was born in 1967 in Kiel (Germany). During his studies of computer science and physics with a subsequent doctorate in mechanical engineering, he already became an entrepreneur, manager and consultant in 1989 by founding Software-Team. Michael has the role of the networker and communicator at incontecs. He loves to work internationally, to engage in interdisciplinary work in business, science and politics, and as an expert to teach complex topics and solve challenging problems.

Volker Prange

Executive Partner

Volker was born in 1970 in Kiel (Germany). Already at the beginning of his studies of technical computer science and business administration, he early became an entrepreneur, manager and consultant in 1989 by founding Software-Team. Volker is the creative head at incontecs. He loves to develop creative ideas that are often ahead of our time, as a visionary with his broad range of knowledge, his affinity for technical innovation and his many years of experience. He always has the big picture in view.

Company History

As a successor of the Software-Team group, incontecs can look back on a long history and more than 25 years of knowledge, experience and networks of the two founders as entrepreneurs, managers and consultants:

1989

On 24 May 1989, Software-Team Deutschland GmbH is founded by the brothers Michael and Volker Prange in Kiel as a software firm with the aim to develop innovative communication software for the industrial sector and to offer related services.

1990

Software-Team becomes IBM Business Partner for the industrial sector and receives the order to carry out the training for the IBM Realtime Interface Co-Processor (RIC) in the IBM Education Centers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. The development of own licensed products in the field of industrial communication begins.

1991

The trainings for IBM Distributed Application Environment (DAE) and IBM Automation Application Environment (AAE) are added and numerous project orders from different industries for the IBM operating systems DOS, OS/2 and AIX are executed.

1992

The business areas of the company are greatly expanded. Additional licensed products and effective development tools are created. IBM takes over the worldwide distribution of the licensed products based on the IBM industrial products RIC, DAE and AAE.

1993

The distribution of the licensed products is also taken over by a business partner in the USA.

1994

Software-Team starts developing communication software for the process industry. IBM takes over the distribution of these licensed products for use with IBM Process Operations Management System (POMS).

1996

Software-Team is reorganized to an IT system house. In addition to standards, special hardware and software from the field of information and communication technology are now being distributed in addition to own products and used in projects. First solutions for the operating system Microsoft Windows are realized.

1998

Software-Team starts developing communication software for building automation. IBM takes over the distribution of these licensed products for use with IBM GEBANIS.

2000

The focus of business activity is increasingly shifting from product business to the execution of complex projects. The licensed products for the IBM operating systems DOS, OS/2 and AIX are discontinued. Microsoft technologies and development platforms become the focus of the project solutions.

2001

On 15 October 2001, Software-Team Schweiz GmbH is founded by the brothers Michael and Volker Prange in Lucerne. Due to numerous customers in southern Germany and abroad, there was the need to have a central location in Europe.

2002

The business areas of the company are restructured and the operational activities are adjusted to the new holding structure. Numerous project orders result in new industry solutions and licensed products for the Microsoft Windows operating system.

2004

Software-Team becomes, in particular through joint projects in the automotive industry, Microsoft Business Partner for the industrial sector.

2005

Software-Team moves into new office space in the center of Kiel with a beautiful view of the Kiel Fjord. Complex software projects with international corporations with a global focus are increasingly the majority of the customer orders. The software development portfolio includes system programming for Microsoft Windows, PC applications in C++ and C# with Microsoft Visual Studio, web applications with ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL Server as well as mobile computing and social media solutions with HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript and MySQL.

2006

Software-Team becomes, in particular through joint projects in the automotive industry, SAP Business Partner for the industrial sector.

2007

The focus of business activities in various innovative IT projects is shifting more and more from software development and project management towards digital strategy consulting, software architecture and technology management.

2009

Software-Team sells its assets as of 31 December 2009 to renowned business partners. The operating companies of the group are subsequently liquidated.

2009

On 1 December 2009, incontecs GmbH is founded by the brothers Michael and Volker Prange in Kiel as a consulting firm with the aim of providing the knowledge, experience and networks of numerous projects in various industries and in different countries as services in the area of digital strategy consulting, software architecture and technology management.

2010

For two years, several consulting mandates are taken over as project management in order to ensure the successful takeover of the sold assets in succession of Software-Team. At the same time, new customer orders are being acquired and several teaching assignments at the Hamburg School of Business Administration (HSBA) in the field of business administration and management are carried out.

2012

Due to the great commitment of the two founders and managing directors in various honorary positions and committees in chambers, associations and in politics, the spectrum of consulting activities extends from the field of industry, mechanical and plant engineering as well as information technology to the areas of infrastructure as well as energy, water and waste management.

2013

Consulting projects in the area of innovative business models and digital strategies also create good networks for the startup scene. At the Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH) several teaching assignments in the field of entrepreneurship and technology management with a focus on green economy are taken over.

2014

Consulting topics in the area of international business development, resource efficiency, climate protection and development cooperation lead to activities in the German Bundestag and projects of federal ministries. Personal networks of decision makers in politics, professional associations and international organizations are being expanded.

2015

For two years, the general management of the German Water Partnership (GWP), the international export network for foreign trade promotion and development cooperation of the German water sector founded by the Federal Government in 2008, is taken over as interim management.

2017

Based on the extensive knowledge, many years of experience and the personal networks of the two founders and managing directors in various industries and in different countries, incontecs focuses its services and topics on the digital transformation and sustainable development of companies and organizations.

“Nobody can do everything – even if some say so.”
Own Observations

Business Partner

incontecs can offer a wide range of services and topics for various industries, but depending on the task, our projects may require additional products and services. For this we can rely on many renowned business partners from our personal networks in business, science and politics. We like to work with our business partners and understand each other as a team in projects together with our customers. The consistency and solid growth of our business enables us to provide our customers and partners with personal support, reliable contacts and long-term business relationships.

incontecs is also very happy to be involved in their business partner’s customer projects.

References

Many well-known medium-sized companies and international corporations from different industries and in various countries have trusted us in numerous projects in the past. Our satisfied customers value a discreet handling, so we usually do not publish references. However, in a personal conversation we would like to explain how you can benefit from the knowledge, experience and networks from the numerous projects.

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