afb is a new partner company in the Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft e.V. (BVMW)


Munich, 28 June 2017 – afb Application Services AG (afb), European full-service provider for financial and service providers, manufacturers and vendors, announces its membership in the Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft – Unternehmerverband Deutschlands e.V. (BVMW).

The BVMW is the voice of the mid-sized business sector and a strong community of solidarity. Within the framework of this alliance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), BVMW speaks for more than 530,000 companies and members comprising more than ten million employees. The association's philosophy is based on four pillars: political representation of interests, personal advisory services, events and practical information. As a critic, and at the same time partner of politics, it regularly informs its members about the positions, demands and suggested solutions to strengthen the business location of Germany. Key aspects include, for example, digitisation, innovation, site security or financial market reform.

'The sensitisation of SMEs for the topics of digitisation and information technology as explicit value-added factors are central aspects of our work. In our SME 4.0 competence centre, we actively support companies in their digital transformation processes. With afb as a new member company, we are now offering our members a further opportunity to identify the economic potential of their digital business processes and to exchange ideas with an experienced partner,' said Achim von Michel, officer for politics at BVMW Bavaria.

afb supports manufacturers, vendors, financial and service providers in the optimisation and digitisation of business processes through leading technology developments combined with outsourcing services and expert knowledge. afb can rely on two decades of experience and is characterised by the fact that its experts not only create position papers, but also provide help in identifying, directing and concretising the fields of action as well as their implementation.

'SMEs should recognise and exploit the opportunities of digitisation. Innovative technologies provide these enterprises with various design options, especially in times of disruption. BVMW offers an excellent platform to enter into dialogue with companies, to jointly identify the need for action and to sketch concrete solutions. With our specialist skills, we want to actively support the innovation and competitiveness of German SMEs,' explains Gerolf Dienhold, board member of afb.

About Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft e.V.

The Bundesverband mittelständische Wirtschaft (BVMW) is the largest voluntarily organised association of SMEs in Germany. Within the scope of this alliance it represents the interests of more than 530,000 companies with more than 10 million employees. With its around 300 representatives nationwide, the BVMW is in direct dialogue with local medium-sized business communities on a daily basis. That constitutes over 700,000 contacts that its business centres have with small and medium-sized entrepreneurs every year. As a result, it is constantly and comprehensively informed about the situation of the medium-sized economic sector.

About afb Application Services AG

Based in Munich, afb Application Services AG has been optimising the financing operation of banks and leasing companies since 1995. A full-service provider, afb offers a customer- and project-specific mix of process, specialist and IT consulting, projects based on the afb Credit Management Solution, application and infrastructure management, business process management and outsourcing. Its innovative solutions enable companies to automate the entire credit process – from quotation to application with fully automated credit decisions and processing, through to contract management. Well-known companies from the financial services sector make use of the solutions offered by afb internationally to generate a significant percentage of their turnover.

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afb Application Services AG
Sylvia Hengstler
Senior Marketing
Phone: +49 (89) 78 000-353