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History

On this page, we would like to lead you through our cooperative's successful history of more than four decades.

February 14, 1966

DATEV founded




  • 65 tax consultants from Nuremberg's regional chamber establish a cooperative self-help organization.
  • Chairman is founder Heinz Sebiger.

January/February 1969

Official opening of DATEV's own computer center




  • DATEV computer center established.

September 1974

Introducing remote data transmission




  • With remote data transmission the cooperative allows its members to transmit the data recorded at their terminals on magnetic tape to the DATEV computer center in Nuremberg via telephone lines.

June 1976

Setup and development of the electronic data transfer network




  • DATEV sets up its own network for electronic data transmission between the tax consultants' offices and the computer center.

September 1982

Cooperation agreement with the Japanese partner firm TKC

  • In a cooperation agreement the Japanese firm TKC (Tochigiken-Keisan-Center) and DATEV document the alliance of the two companies which began in 1972.

1990

Establishing DATEV in the new federal states

  • Opening its first Information Center in the new federal states.

June/July 1996

Transition in the office of chairman of the board




  • The founder and chairman of the executive board, Dr. Heinz Sebiger, retires at the age of 73 years.
  • His successor as of July, 1996 is Prof. Dieter Kempf.

1999

Conversion to Windows product line

  • Gradual conversion from the DOS system to the 32 bit operating system Windows from 1997 to 1999.

September 2000

First opening of the European market

  • Founding the cooperative KDP-DATEV, druÅūstvo by the Czech chamber of tax consultants and DATEV.
  • Joining together with other partners in Brno in December to form the marketing company DATEV.cz s.r.o.

2001

Market expansion to Austria and Italy

  • Foundation of the marketing company in Austria (DATEV.at GmbH).
  • Founding the market opening company D&K s.r.l. in Italy.

January 2002

Euro conversion

  • Internal conversion.
    Calculations of payments as well as outstanding debts and the quotation of amounts are made in the euro currency only.

2003

Further development of the European market




  • Founding DATEV Symfonia Sp. z o.o. in Poland.

2005

Extending its involvement in Italy

  • In July DATEV extends its involvement in Italy by founding the development company DATEV.it S.p.A.

2007

Joint venture with the spanish company SINFOPAC S.L.

 

  • With this joint venture DATEV extends its European activities in 2007 to the Spanish market.

2010

Expansion of our committment in Poland - Foundation of DATEV.pl

 

  • DATEV becomes sole proprietor of the Polish associated company, which is re-titled as DATEV.pl


December 31, 2010

Business development

 

turnover

members

employees

December 31, 1967

DM 1.2 million

993

5

December 31, 1976

DM 82 million

11,839

739

December 31, 1986

DM 400 million

27,041

2,361

December 31, 1996

DM 989 million

35,530

4,723

December 31, 2006

€ 585 million

39,147

5,469

December 31, 2012

€ 760 million

40,013

6,411

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