Our History

An entrepreneurial dream became Denmark’s largest privately owned software company

In 1985, Systematic had two employees and a single product. Today, Systematic and its 1,100+ employees deliver critical software solutions to a wealth of private and public-sector companies and organisations and to more than 50 countries worldwide.

Timeline

1985

Michael Holm sets up Systematic Software Engineering with Allan Schytt

 

1986

Systematic wins its first contract – a command, control and information system for the Royal Danish Navy

 

1992

Allan Schytt leaves Systematic after seven years

 

1992

Systematic begins to internationalise, and establishes its first foreign office: Systematic Ltd in the UK

 

1995

Systematic establishes Systematic Inc. in the USA

 

1996

Systematic takes on its 100th employee

 

2003

Michael Holm wins the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year award

 

2003

Systematic is presented with King Frederik IX’s Award for Excellence in Export

 

2004

For the second consecutive year, Michael Holm wins the World Entrepreneur of the Year award

 

2005

Systematic celebrates its 20th anniversary

 

2005

Systematic is CMMI-appraised at Level 5 for the first time

 

2007

Systematic takes on its 400th employee

 

2007

Systematic Software Engineering changes its name to Systematic to emphasise that we don’t just develop software, but also design complete solutions and products for our customers

 

2008

Systematic establishes an office in Finland

 

2010

Systematic celebrates its 25th anniversary

 

2011

Systematic opens an office in Australia

 

2012

Systematic opens offices in Sweden and Germany

 

2012

The company’s staff association publishes a portrait book about Michael Holm and Systematic

 

2014

Systematic opens an office in the UAE

 

2017

Systematic opens an office in Romania

 

2017

Systematic lands its largest order to date to the value of USD 222 million for the command-control system SitaWare for the U.S. Department of Defence

2018

Systematic tops 1,000 employees. This is the first time in more than 20 years that a Danish, privately owned company has grown to this size

 

2019

Michael Holm is named Owner-Manager of the Year by PwC

 

2021

Systematic expands its headquarters on Søren Frichs Vej in Aarhus with the newly built 14-storey Systematic Tower