12 February 2016

Happy Birthday DATEV!

DATEV was founded on February 14th 1966 and is therefore celebrating its 50th anniversary.

50 years of DATEV

50 years of DATEV

Anniversary Activities

Members and employees of DATEV eG are invited to take part in the company's 50th anniversary festivities.

Many actions are taken in order to celebrate this special date in an appropriate way.

Writing Stories of Success. Together.

Find out more about all the festivities and actions taken:
here (only available in German).

Anniversary Film

A special film with exclusive interviews and exciting insights behind the scenes was produced.
We will take you on a journey through the world of DATEV:
here (English version)

50 years of success

Let's have a look atthe most important highlights of the company's history:

  • 1966: Foundation of the cooperative with the aim to support tax consultants in their accounting tasks.
    The use of state-of-the-art information technology was the key to success and turned DATEV into one of the biggest software companies and IT service providers in Europe.
  • 1969: The positive development of memberships requires a faster and more secure data processing and make it feasible to set up an own data center.
    The data center was inaugurated by the Federal Minister of Finance, Franz Josef Strauß,and remains until today to be one of the company's most important and successful pillars.
  • 1976: Ten years after its foundation, DATEV develops and sets up its own network for electronic data transmission between tax consultants' offices and the DATEV data center.
  • 1990: Due to the German unification, DATEV establishes its first Information Centers in the new German federal states: Dresden (1990), Schwerin (1990), Leipzig (1991), Magdeburg and Erfurt (1992).
  • 1999: DATEV faces one of its biggest challenges: converting its software programs from DOS to the 32-bit operating system Windows.
    This conversion went down in the company’s history as "Redesign".
  • 2000: DATEV taps into new markets within the European Union.
    Until today, the cooperative is represented in nine European countries and abroad.
  • 2011: Enlargement of the DATEV computer center.
    With this extension, DATEV fulfills the growing demand for data center-based services such as cloud computing and application service providing (ASP), IT security and data storage solutions, and IT sourcing.
  • 2015: DATEV builds and moves into a new building for itsdevelopment departments called DATEV IT-Campus 111.