How quickly the world changes. And how quickly technology changes with it. Today, people all over the world are connected. All-day, every day. We enable our customers to be part of people's lives.
Constantly searching for ways of connecting people with each other is what drives us. We don’t see high-quality mobile technology as a goal, but as a means of achieving our common objective: enabling our customers to be part of people’s lives.
The story of CM.com started back in 1999, with this one message: “Will you join me at Highstreet?” This was the SMS Gilbert Gooijers sent to Jeroen van Glabbeek. Starting out as Club Message, co-founders Jeroen and Gilbert introduced sending SMS messages to groups in 1999. This was used to inform visitors of discotheques in Benelux on guest DJs, time-tables, contests, discounts and more weekend news; right at the exact moment it mattered for the visitor.
2022: CM.com acquires consumer AI technology company Building Blocks. The company is recognised by Juniper as a leader in the CCaaS market. And CM.com partnered with Absa Cape Epic, the biggest mountain bike stage race, as the headline sponsor of the women's category.
2021: CM.com continued its strong growth and acquired PayPlaza, Yourticketprovider, Tracedock, Phos and Appmiral.
Also, the Dutch Grand Prix took place at CM.com Circuit Zandvoort in September, CM.com was there as an official event supporter and made sure the fans received the ultimate fan experience.
2020: CM.com is listed on Euronext Amsterdam, acquires Global Ticket, CX Company and RobinHQ and grows in offices, revenue and employees.
Launch of our cloud solutions: Mobile Marketing Cloud and Mobile Service Cloud. We were the first to launch RCS in Germany and the Netherlands and added WeChat Pay and Apple Pay to our platform.
CM.com becomes primary sponsor of CM.com Circuit Zandvoort.
2019: CM.com acquires ticketing company Global Ticket, and becomes one of the main sponsors – "Official Event Supporter" – of the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix.
2017: CM.com acquires payments company, Docdata Payments BV
2016: CM.com joins the ticketing market by acquiring Dutch company TicketFlow.
Offices open up in South Africa and Hong Kong.
2015: The company grows from 120 to 160 employees. Offices open up in the UK, France, and Germany.
CM Payments is founded.
German SMS company SMS Trade is acquired.
A lot of effort has been put in this period to improve our internal processes and quality of service. We decentralised our technical platform, to support other CM countries more effectively.
2014: Callfactory joined the CM Group. With years of experience, being part of Dutch operator KPN, Callfactory brought a broad group of high end customers. An office is opened in The Hague for its employees.
2013: CM takes over and becomes the single shareholder of Paratel, an SMS subsidiary of Belgian media company VMMa.
British app developer OneSixty Mobile and Dutch SMS company SMSHosting are acquired.
Paratel and MobileWeb merge with CM.
2012: Belgian SMS company MobileWeb is acquired, as well as the SMS portfolios from Silverstreet Europe and GIN (American Motricity).
2010: The SMS portfolio and administrative subjects of Dutch mobile company Mobillion are taken over from Dutch Telegraaf Media Groep TMG.
2009: The SMS portfolio of technology company LogicaCMG is acquired.
Around the clock accessibility is required as CM grows internationally. The network operation centre (NOC) is set up to monitor global messaging and payments.
2006: CM's SMS voting service is used in major radio and television shows, such as the Eurovision Song Contest.
CM premieres on Deloitte’s prestigious list of fast-growing companies, Technology Fast 50.
2002: Mail SMS is introduced, a service exclusively developed and patented by CM.
2001: Major events and festivals in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg start to use CM's SMS services.
2000: The core business – to send SMS notifications to club and bar visitors – is developed.
1999: What now is called CM Groep is founded under the name ClubMessage by Jeroen van Glabbeek and Gilbert Gooijers in Breda, the Netherlands.
Over the years, CM.com has changed as a business. We have evolved from an SMS services supplier to the full-service communication provider we are now. We strongly believe that technology exists to enhance people’s lives. Make them better, safer and easier.
Nowadays, CM.com connects businesses to people and people to businesses via the telecom operators, worldwide payment providers and Messaging Channels.
Regardless of what technology makes possible, we believe people make the difference. We believe in people. Using change to our advantage, we adapt, stay agile and allow ourselves to fail and learn fast.
We’re convinced that when employees do what they enjoy, they get better at it. And then they have the most to offer customers, colleagues and CM.com.
That’s why we give everyone the opportunity to grow in a direction that he or she gets the most pleasure from; in his or her own way. Because even though we’re all equal, we’re definitely not all the same. It is precisely this diversity that makes CM.com colourful.
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