Evotec is a small company based in Katowice, in the Silesia region of Poland. We specialize in a wide range of activities in the area of IT. But it hasn't always been like that. The company was first established on the 4th of July 2011, but the idea has been there for a long while. After years of working for small, medium, and large corporations in the IT business, the concept of providing Outsourcing Services for IT as a separate company has always been there. It took months of planning, preparations, and doubts, as with everything new and not entirely known to you. After all, having a steady job as IT Consultant in Capgemini or working as IT Manager at Secus Asset Management is not something you give up easily. Below you will find a quick timeline of how our company has grown from a one-man army to a small company with multiple areas of interest and numerous clients around the globe.
There are days where you get back in time and try to remind yourself how your road to where you are now looked like. On July 2004 my IT career has started and let me to the place where Evotec, a small company with multiple people working together and helping our clients reach their goals. This day clearly defined me, and defined how a business was made. Something to remember. There is a place where people start. This was a start of Evotec. not yet defined as one, but a day that had huge impact on where we are Today.
After years and years of experience gained thru hard work for multiple companies ranging from small and medium, to large corporations consisting of 40000 employees all over the world I've finally managed to gather enough experience and courage to be able to go on my own. This was big decision but looking back it was one of the best decisions ever made.
How does one start a company? You ask for help! Talking to colleagues, work agencies, gathering knowledge on how to run company is crucial for anyone wanting to start his own little business. And that's what I did. Time well spent.
After years of thinking about creating an IT based company a decision was made to actually make it happen. After a year of working on a plan finally on 4th of July company had its first official day. With a help of work agency and EU grants Evotec was able to start with additional funds for equipment and get a head start that allowed us to start working without any compromises on our end.
As it happens the day company was started was also the day where we signed up our first client Secus Asset Management. It was the very same company I've worked for as an IT Manager in earlier years and they were also the reason this company was introduced to the market.
While getting first client was quite easy because of established connection with our partner, acquiring more partners without sales team is a hard job. It tooks as quite a while to establish new clients but thanks mostly to grapevine and our good work for our first customer we've acquired several more clients to our portfolio.
There's only “this” amount of things one person can handle. What in the beginning seemed like a one man army company, actually started to require far more attention and resources that one could expect. After some searching we were able to hire additional team members that were able to help us with our day to day activities in programming and administration for our growing list of customers.
After years of going without any logo we've finally decided it's time to create one. It tooks us 2 years to get one, but it was well worth it. Much thought and design has been put into its existence. Hopefully you like it as much as we do!
After several years in industry we've been recruited to help a major corporation to handle the transition of support from India and Germany to Poland of an Exchange 2007 environment consisting of over 180 thousands of users spread over 100 servers of Exchange 2007. And today we may say it was a success story!
There is an old sayingThe shoemaker's children go barefootAs with our logo it took us nearly 3 years to make our own website. While we've been focused on our Clients we have forgotten to prepare our main point of contact for new Clients to be able to find us! How do you like it now?