Swiss Software Developers shape the Swiss way to Cloud.

Swiss SMEs are the backbone of Switzerland and its economy. According to STATENT (24.08.2023), 3.1 million people work at Small and Medium Enterprise (SMEs), and 1.5 million work at large companies. SMEs are defined as micro companies with 1-9 employees, small companies with 10-49 employees, and medium companies with 50-249 employees. Around 608,000 companies are defined as SMEs and 1,700 as large companies.

Swiss Software Developers shape the Swiss way to Cloud.

77.4% of the employees work in the tertiary sector (Services amongst others wholesale, transport & logistics, accommodation & food services, information technology admin services), 20.3% of the workforce contribute to the secondary sector (Manufacturing & Production amongst others wood, metal, plastics, chemical products, textiles & apparel, food, construction, electrical and pharma products) and 2.3% are working in the agricultural sector.

Share of companies by size class and economic sector 2021

Share of companies by size class and economic sector 2021

Swiss Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are primarily SMEs and part of the digital backbone of the Swiss economy.

Swiss Software developers:

  • dead software development for their customers.
  • develop cutting-edge, flexible, modular, cloud-ready software systems.
  • work closely with their customers and create an ideal environment for agile work processes.

Sectors served are Health insurance, first insurance , wealth management, commodity trading, life sciences, technology & manufacturing industry, electronics, logistics, wholesale & retail, watch industry, agriculture and public services.

On the other hand, swiss users expect high-quality Swiss ICT products and appreciate values such as quality, innovation, and precision in software development.

swiss made software labels comprise of more than 800 products & services and whopping 25’000 ICT professionals. The user base appreciates the labels to foster Swiss quality and Swiss solutions to their digital challenges.

"A strong domestic software and ICT industry is a fundamental prerequisite for Swiss companies, institutions, and residents to be able to determine their own digital future. This is how digital sovereignty is becoming reality with swiss made software.”

Industry trends and initiatives

The trends and initiatives are shaping the activities of Swiss ISVs and require more ingenuity and efficiency to meet those digital fashions.

  • Open Data: Data literacy, Data access & Accessibility, Civic Engagement
  • Privacy & Digital Identity: inclusive, privacy-first & frictionless future
  • Open Source Software: Preservation and dissemination of open systems, standards and data in Switzerland
  • IT Procurement: digital sustainability, unbiased public procurement, free competition and fair tendering process
  • Digital Sovereignty: Clarify terms & concepts, determine Switzerland's degree of sovereignty, its strengths & vulnerabilities
  • Digitalization-friendly legislation: Justitia 4.0, E-ID, Framework
  • Data commons: Data Cooperation (Swiss Data Alliance, Elinor X), Data Ecosystems (GAIA-X)

Meet the ever-growing software demand!

which asks for a secure, reliable, sovereign, affordable and personalized way to the cloud.

We at Phoenix developed the “Swiss way to cloud” approach, which considers the trends, initiatives, and demands in a straightforward, resource-conserving, and SME-friendly approach.

The approach focuses on the Business Value first with the potential scenarios to get there efficiently. The Journey to the Cloud requires a robust Partner Ecosystem to Move, Run, and Innovate.

Phoenix Ecosystem Approach

The goal is to build a Sovereign Marketplace of Swiss Applications for customers who value end-to-end sovereignty.

Reach out if you want to add your software to the marketplace.