Expect the next!

We make sure that medium-sized businesses are prepared for tomorrow – with new digital responses to the market's needs

q.beyond helps medium-sized companies from trade and industry to fully leverage the potentials of digitisation.

Drawing on a wealth of experience and engagement, we show you the easy way to entirely new digital process, business and service models. And we make you faster, more efficient and more competitive for the future challenges.

If you are looking for an open, curious and proactive partner who can approach the tasks and possibilities of digital transformation for your medium-sized company with pragmatism, who can think along with you, who knows the right direction, and whose expert knowledge and experience you can trust without reservation, then you will be in the good hands at q.beyond.

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Thies Rixen

“Anyone wishing to tackle digital transformation pragmatically is exactly right with q.beyond. We have practical experience in advising on, developing and implementing technological solutions for our customers and the technology expertise to match: from digital workplaces and cloud via application expertise to cybersecurity. And always in partnerships of equals with our medium-sized customers.”

Thies Rixen, CEO of q.beyond

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beyond isolated solutions

beyond isolated solutions

Being a full-stack provider for SaaS, Cloud and SAP, q.beyond combines state-of-the-art technology from a single source with a high level of integration competence. We implement and operate the complete digital workplace including application management and cloud operations, we bring products and business models to IoT and, as an SAP Gold Partner, we have the entire SAP landscape within view.

beyond the cookie-cutter approach

beyond the cookie-cutter approach

At q.beyond, each customer gets exactly the digital solution that will help them get ahead best, that delivers on a permanent basis, is scalable and can grow with them. We pick you up where you stand. We listen, think ahead and think new. And we show what is already possible today. As a result, we deliver reliable end-to-end solutions consisting of 80 percent smartly networked standard modules and 20 percent customized elements that flexibly meet all the requirements of your industry.

beyond will work just fine

beyond will work just fine

We work with our own high-security data centres and servers in Germany. And in doing so, offer a reassuringly high level of data security and data protection according to German data law. Many well-known references are the proof. Ask us about them!

  • 1997

    Founded as a consulting firm.

  • 2000

    IPO and establishment of a nationwide broadband network.

  • 2006

    Restructuring of the voice and data network to an IP-based "Next Generation Network". Acquisition of the Hamburg-based network provider Broadnet AG, which specialises in radio relay.

  • 2010

    Acquisition of the Nuremberg-based housing and hosting specialist IP Partner AG.

  • 2011

    Acquisition of the Hamburg-based IT consulting and IT outsourcing provider INFO AG.

  • 2013

    Merger of INFO AG with QSC AG.

  • 2016

    Intensified concentration on cloud-based IT services, supplemented by IoT and SAP applications – operated on our own data centre infrastructure. Bundling of IoT activities into the newly founded Q-loud GmbH.

  • 2017

    Establishment of the Colocation division to place standardised data centre capacities on the market.

  • 2018

    The five divisions operate largely independently in their markets. Conversion of the Telecommunications division into Plusnet GmbH.

  • 2019

    Sale of Plusnet GmbH to EnBW Telekommunikation GmbH.

  • 2020

    Acquisition of the software engineering specialist Incloud.

    q.beyond on growth course with new location in Riga with the aim to find competent and committed talents there as well: Founded in summer 2020 under the name SIA q.beyond Riga.

    QSC becomes q.beyond: with headquarters in Cologne and some 900 employees at ten locations throughout Germany.

  • 2021

    Acquisition of the Modern Workplace specialist datac Kommunikationssysteme.

    Stake in Snabble, the self-checkout specialist with the app for shopping without a checkout line.

    Sale of the IP Exchange colocation subsidiary.

    Bundling of logistics competencies in the new subsidiary logineer and stake in cargonerds.

    Aquisition of the entire operational business of the cloud specialist scanplus.

  • 2022

    Merger of Incloud into q.beyond AG.

    Majority stake in data analytics specialist productive-data.

  • 2023

    Merger of scanplus and datac into q.beyond AG.

The management of q.beyond AG

Thies Rixen (CEO)

Thies Rixen
Chief Executive Officer


Nora Wolters (CFO)

Nora Wolters
Chief Financial Officer


Stefan Liess (CTO)

Stefan Liess
Chief Technology Officer


Torsten Beyer

Torsten Beyer
Head of Sales and Service Management


Sönke Eschke

Sönke Eschke
Head of Operations


Alexander Hartmann

Alexander Hartmann
Head of Consulting