"Satisfied, even enthusiastic customers are our goal! Our success factors for this are: Outstanding products and services, always up-to-date programs, innovative solutions, our high level of data protection, and dedicated employees who take great care of our customers' needs. Shaping the future. Together. With DATEV eG and its foreign subsidiaries."
Stefan Kukla, Executive Officer and Head of the Division International Markets and IT Sourcing DATEV eG
What Is DATEV eG Doing?
The cooperative DATEV eG, founded in 1966 in Nuremberg, is a software company and IT service provider for tax consultants, auditors, and lawyers as well as their clients. These are supported by DATEV mainly in the fields of accounting, business consulting, taxes, enterprise resource planning (ERP) as well as organization and planning. DATEV currently counts more than 40,000 members, roughly 7,000 employees and belongs to the main German information service providers and software companies. With "DATEV 2025" the company pursues the target to promote digital transformation of administrative processes by preparing itself for changes as well as its members and their clients.
When Was DATEV eG Founded?
Five decades ago, DATEV eG was founded in February 1966 as a cooperative self-help organization. Based on an increase of members it was feasible to set up an own data center in 1969. After the introduction of remote data transmission in 1974 and the establishment of an electronic data transfer network in June 1976, DATEV and the Japanese company TKC documented the alliance of the two companies in 1982. In 1996, DATEVs founder and chairman of the executive board Dr. Heinz Sebiger retired and handed over to Prof. Dieter Kempf. With the beginning of 2000, DATEV expanded to the European markets with Czech, Austrian, and Italian cooperations. Other cooperations and joint ventures like the JV with SINFOPAC S.L. followed. In 2015, DATEV's IT campus as a software development center was opened in Nuremberg. On 1 April 2016, Dr. Robert Mayr becomes chairman of the executive board of DATEV.
The German Portfolio
Aligned software and services offer an integrated solution for tax consultants, auditors, lawyers, and their clients. Whether accounting, office management, personnel management, financial statements and information technology or cloud computing, DATEV provides competent solutions for your needs. To provide information and education DATEV offers a variation of customer support, software training as well as individual consulting and training.
Further information about DATEV in Germany as well as its products is available in German at