DATEV eG is a data processing cooperative with more than 512,000 customers. Founded in 1966, it now employs a staff of about 8,400, working at its headquarters in Nuremberg and 23 branch offices throughout Germany. Its legal structure as a cooperative guarantees continuity, meaning no investor can buy DATEV.
DATEV offers software for accounting, human resources, business consulting, tax calculation, and office and business organisation. Some figures to illustrate this: More than two million German companies use DATEV software for their financial accounting. DATEV's printing and dispatch centre in Nuremberg processes around two million business assessments every month. More than eleven million pay slips are processed each month using DATEV software.