Annual reviews are such a thing. The Ukraine war, the energy crisis, inflation and Covid - to name just the tip of the iceberg... When you look at the world at the moment, you wonder whether you really need the umpteenth flashback to the past year.
Nevertheless, we find that it is especially important now to pause and consciously look back. To accept what was, in order to be able to look even more clearly into the future. And there are, the bright spots, which are worth to be appreciated accordingly...
This year, our team has been enriched by some valuable new colleagues. Together, we have put in a lot of effort to make a difference. In order to make our customers' daily work even easier and to advance the medical industry a little bit, we have added more smart features to our software solutions in 2022, such as the e-fax function in QuickCON. We were able to further establish our cytology software QuickLIS on the market and are pleased that one or the other trade show appearance was finally possible again. Our BS Customer Days in October were a complete success and showed us once again how valuable the close exchange with our customers is for our daily work.
But beyond our products and services, a lot has also been set in motion: We have defined our vision and shared values and have thus made great progress in developing our corporate mission statement. In addition, we have dealt intensively with the issue of sustainability and will focus more on this in the coming years.
What made us particularly happy this year was the fact that our major Advent fundraising campaign of 2021 bore its first fruit. It was exciting to see what the respective organizations were able to achieve with the donations. Not least because of this great experience, we decided at the end of the year to donate part of our bonus to "Aktion 100 000 und Ulmer helft". A decision that we made together as a team and that says a lot about us and our values. And these values will continue to carry us through the future and guide our work. In any case, we are well prepared for many exciting projects, new challenges and everything else that 2023 has to offer.
As always, we would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers and partners for the good cooperation and the trust you have placed in us. We wish you a relaxing holiday season and a happy new year.