– Our Story –
Connecting Software offers a unique and powerful software integration platform Connect Bridge, as well as SaaS and on-premises products. We provide integration, synchronization and productivity solutions to a global customer base across sectors. We are an international team representing more than ten nationalities at offices in four countries.
Providing a platform and products for all software integration challenges
Founding Cross National Solutions
Mag. Thomas Berndorfer and MMag. Maria Lacko started their journey in Austria and Slovakia together under the name Cross National Solutions, later shortened to CNS. The business later differentiated into 4 main branches each forming a separate company.
Development of Connect Bridge starts
The long-term vision of Connect Bridge is to create the integration tool for any developer, any software and any budget.
Connect Bridge is officially launched to market
After 2 years of the development and testing the Connect Bridge is ready for the market. Partners are signing up for demos and Connecting Software is doing ongoing trainings to teach the new technology.
Dynamics CRM, NAV and SharePoint connectors released
Connect Bridge starts with 3 important connectors targeting widely used Microsoft systems. More and more connectors are being added over time
100+ installations of Connect Bridge
Sales of Connect Bridge start to take off as the product rapidly evolves.
Connecting Software Inc. in USA is founded
Thomas visits Silicon Valley, California to prepare the start of Connecting Software in the USA. A subsidiary is established with headquarters in Denver, Colorado.
200+ installations of Connect Bridge
Platform is being used worldwide in various scenarios in B2C, B2B and government projects. More connectors are being added. Support team and team of developers working on Connect Bridge is growing.
Microsoft Partner of the year Finalist award
After years of hard work Microsoft recognized the value of Connecting Software and awarded us Microsoft Partner of the year 2015 Finalist in the category Windows 8 custom app development.
More than 50 partners are actively promoting Connect Bridge
After winning Microsoft Partner of the year 2015 Finalist award more and more system integrators and ISVs start to use Connect Bridge.
Connecting Software launches SaaS portal in Azure
Our out-of-the-box products are now available as SaaS solutions.
Connecting Software goes to Canada, new products released
CB Permissions Replicator is now being used within the Government of Canada! CB Exchange Server Sync is launched, listed on Azure Marketplace. The Connecting Software team is growing, our solutions are being used around the world.
Co-selling agreement with Microsoft
CB Dynamics CRM – SharePoint Permissions Replicator available in the Microsoft sales and partner channel.
AppSource and Azure Government Cloud
Our solutions are being sold on AppSource and in Azure Government.
1000+ installations of Connect Bridge
Connecting Software continues to find global success.
Founded Madeira location
Connecting Software opens a new location on the island of Madeira with a team of 10 and growing… stay tuned!
Co-sell ready partner for Azure Marketplace
New Era begins: OPC UA Connector & Industry 4.0
Connecting Software has more than 70 partners
Document Extractor helps businesses to minimize storage space and comply with data protection regulation
Meeting the Prime Minister of Portugal at the Web Summit in Lisbon
Participation booth in the Microsoft Inspire conference in Las Vegas
5 Microsoft Gold Competencies achieved
Certified for Windows Server 2019
More public sector & big enterprise customers
Document Extractor Build for Salesforce platform™ launch on AppExchange
Blockchain technology launched
Powerful Solutions Developed In-house
Our custom integration platform enables developers to stay in their environment and connect to/from any software via self-written drivers and SQL syntax. Integrate and synchronize any data type and business process: fast and cost-effective.
We built our SaaS platform on Azure to cover global demand. With minimal investment and no hardware requirements, you pay only for what you use. It’s built for efficiency and to scale; plus, your first 30 days are on us!
Machines account for millions of “things” in the IoT; and they communicate via standard protocols such as OPC UA. We’ve created a solution to integrate industrial machine data with business software: Check it out here!
Public, Private and Third Sector Organizations using our Products
Partner & Customer Success Stories
Certifications and Awards
We’ve held various Microsoft Gold and Silver competencies over the past decade.Our current status reflects our dedication to developing solutions adding value to the Microsoft ecosystem. We’re proud to be highly accredited by Microsoft and recognized for our powerful solutions.
Azure Government is, “The most trusted cloud for US government agencies and their partners,” according to Microsoft. Therefore, we are proud to have our flagship CB Dynamics CRM – SharePoint Permissions Replicator listed for US public sector organizations to protect their CRM documents stored in SharePoint.
BCSP – The Business-Critical SharePoint Program is a Microsoft partner program that includes top solution and service providers who focus on advanced, company-wide SharePoint solutions. One of those solutions is CB SharePoint Exchange Sync.
Connecting Software was chosen as a finalist in 2015 for Connected/Mobility Solution of the Year award, both in Solution Provider and ISV categories. The nominations were based on the implementation of our mobile application, CB Mobile CRM for the award-winning Atos Epidemics Management solution.
We received a 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year Finalist Award for Windows 8 Custom App Developer Category. With our activity in the Microsoft ecosystem expanding and our partner network growing, there’s no telling what future awards might bring!
We are excited to be a Finalist in the 2018 IAMCP P2P Awards.
The International Association of Microsoft Channel Partners (IAMCP) is the leading independent global organization for business networking in the Microsoft partner eco-system with 100+ chapters in over 40 countries around the world. IAMCP members represent the trusted, independent voice of the Microsoft partner community.
Windows Server 2019 Certified for Connect Bridge platform means we’ve passed testing and our platform & products are confirmed for compatibility. Plus, this certification validates implementation of best practices for the Windows Server 2019 platform.
In other words – you can rely on us!
Meet Connecting Software Leadership Team
A serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years’ experience in IT and business applications. A mastermind behind Connecting Software’s innovative products and an easy-to-use integration platform.
Born in Austria and having grown in Germany, he combines Viennese charm and German workaholism. Openly calls company’s products ‘unsexy software’ but proudly sells them to thousands of customers around the world.
After establishing another office in Madeira, Portugal, fell in love with the island and named it his second home. Rides a motorbike to work, goes for a swim in the ocean or a mountain walk when he feels like and offers this lifestyle to any professional interested to join the company.
CEO and Founder
COO and Founder
A serial entrepreneur in IT and Consulting with numerous Microsoft Certifications. The one who orchestrated Connecting Software receiving multiple Microsoft Gold and Silver competencies, the Business-Critical SharePoint Partner nomination and others.
Maria is totally into shaping a better workplace – together with our team. Being on the consumer side of business applications, she knows our products in and out and helps to fine-tune them to tackle real-world business needs with most precision.
Enjoys travels, meeting inspired people and sharing ideas. Actively supports female colleagues in tech and celebrates their victories. A voice of wisdom for the CEO’s untamed creativity but ultimately a partner-in-crime for new life-changing ventures.
Microsoft Regional Director, Microsoft MVP on Azure, AI and Business Applications categories; speaker, trainer, event organizer.
Loves digital innovation and creating new products. His interests include microservice architectures, A.I.-related technologies and blockchain. Stefano strongly believes that blockchain-based digital identity is a key to creating a more fair and inclusive world.
A passionate traveler and a big fan of The Lord of The Rings. Stefano speaks fluent English, Italian, and terrible Russian.
A professional with more than 20 years’ experience in finances. Our secret weapon who has our back while we are making other businesses work better.
A magic wizard of Excel, as well as Navision, SAP and software managing business operations and customer relations.
When Mark is tired of Excel tables, he finds resort in competitive cycling and recreational trips in the picturesque Slovakian nature. But when Monday comes, he is back to the office, to our great relief.
Where you can find us
Connecting Software s.r.o. & Co. KG
Phone: +43 1 3707 200
901 01 Malacky
Connecting Software Inc.
1776 S Jackson St, Suite 602
Denver, CO 80210
Phone: +1 (720)-577-3030
Parque Empresarial da Zona Oeste, Lote 5, 9300 – 029
Câmara de Lobos, Madeira Island
A family-owned business, free from venture capital and external debt. We are a certified Microsoft co-selling Partner offering cloud, on-premises and hybrid solutions to customers around the world and across sectors.
CNS Soft is a nearshore / offshore software development company with offices in Slovakia. Its goal is the long-term support for smaller software development teams abroad.
CNS Austria is a cross-border consulting company with offices in Vienna, Malacky and Kuty (Slovakia) and focused on the Austrian/Slovak market. Supporting and optimizing expansion in both directions.
CNS EuroGrants’ core business is to draw financial resources from national and international aid funds. The company helps both the private and public sector.
We access only APIs without accessing backend database
Detailed synchronization of all Exchange entities.
Synchronization resumes even after infrastructure failures
You decide which entities to sync and in which way, one-directional
Reports about your data usage and executed sync operations
We offer constant free support and free versions updates
– Our Vision –
We are a transnational team of innovators dismantling the boundaries of inter-software communication. Our world is a place where systems and applications can communicate in one universal language. A world in which data is available at all times, irrespective of its origin or destination, form or purpose. In this world, interoperability is not just a buzzword, rather a unified, everyday reality. We are striving to build a universe enabling developers to seamlessly integrate data from any source to provide ultimate insight to end users.
For most, it’s just a distant vision; yet for us, it’s our everyday reality enabled by our breakthrough solutions to the greatest challenges – with the goal to aid machines in achieving their ultimate purpose: help mankind do the impossible.
What we propose is simplicity. We offer an easily extensible and versatile integration platform for all your integration challenges, and powerful pre-assembled products utilizing its capabilities. With us, you can easily and affordably speed up building of solutions consuming data from various sources.