Plan Software

Plan Software

Spin-off of DFKI

  • Product configuration
  • Quote generation
  • Intelligent product catalogues

Plan Software

History

  • Axel Biewer and Michael Wille found the Plan Software company in Saarbrücken as one of the first spin-offs of DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence)
  • Business concept: digital catalogues and product configurators for industrial enterprises
  • Soon they diversified into engineering calculation software and engineering design software, as well as the generation of 2D and 3D CAD models for large industrial enterprises in Germany
  • In mid-2001 Franz-Rudolf Schuhmacher, former managing director of DACOS Software GmbH, today SAP Retail Solutions, acquires an interest in the company
  • 2002 Plan Software attracts the backing of the Saarland Venture Capital Company (SWG)
  • This capital injection enabled the off-the-shelf product easyKAT® to be developed and successfully launched in the subsequent years
  • 2005 first delivery of easyKAT® Standard to pilot customers
  • 2006 beginning of development partnership with the FVA (Drive Technology Research Association)
  • 2009 The build environment for easyKAT® is made available in all languages
  • 2012 release 2.0 with new user interface, including Mobile device capabilities
  • 2014 Release 2.0 with numerous new features
  • 2015 Extension of the easyKAT® Sales Cockpit portfolio
  • 2016 Collaborative Configuration: Joint configuration for several participants and across company borders

Shareholders

Axel Biewer, Franz-Rudolf Schuhmacher, Michael Wille
Axel Biewer, Franz-Rudolf Schuhmacher, Michael Wille