The professionals that we serve make critical decisions every day, affecting the lives of millions of people. Wolters Kluwer understands what is at stake. That is why we have made it our mission to empower our customers with the essential information and tools they need to make decisions with confidence.
Over the last ten years, our company has transformed from a variety of mainly print-centric businesses to a digital business with four customer-focused divisions, each with global positions of strength. This transformation has resulted in positive financial performance and has created opportunities to accelerate growth as market conditions improve.
We continued to invest in high-growth areas through organic product development and selective acquisitions of digital businesses. In 2012, the two main acquisitions were Acclipse, which offers online accounting software to customers in Asia Pacific, and FinArch, a global provider of integrated finance and risk solutions.
REALIZING OUR GROWTH POTENTIAL
We are positioning Wolters Kluwer for the next stage of growth and value creation for our shareholders, customers, and employees. Our competitive advantage is that we offer our customers a powerful bundle of expert knowledge, specialized software, and services. This is how we differentiate our products from competitors as customers no longer want information but answers, insights, and productivity tools.
Our professional customers face increased pressure to improve efficiency and productivity, and need tools to help manage the growing volume and complexity of information and regulations. This trend, as well as the growth of connectivity and use of mobile devices by professionals worldwide, offer growth opportunities for the business.
WE UNDERSTAND WHAT IS AT STAKE
What we deliver every day to customers in over 150 countries is a tangible proof of our commitment. They depend on our unmatched knowledge, the inventive ways we solve their toughest challenges, our intuitive technology, and most importantly, the deep responsibility we feel as an essential business partner. Our new tagline: Wolters Kluwer, when you have to be right expresses the value customers find in working with us to drive for better results.