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DocuWare Group Grows 29% Worldwide

10 Sep, 2008

DocuWare Group Grows 29% Worldwide

Germering, Germany (September 9, 2008) – Now in its 20th year of operation, DocuWare continues to register strong growth numbers: in the first six months of 2008, the DocuWare Group witnessed the number of newly installed document management solutions grow by 29 percent.

In the first half of 2008, DocuWare was able to add to last year’s success – all business units worldwide contributed to the positive development. Worldwide, 483 new companies opted for DocuWare (109 more companies than in the same period last year). This represents a 29 percent jump in new installations.

Staying True to Original Vision

On October 27, 1988, DOCUNET AG – which eventually became DocuWare AG – was founded with the goal of finding solutions to handle large volumes of documents more efficiently. At that time, the documents were mostly paper-based and stored in file cabinets and binders. They started with a DACS Board (DACS = Document Archiving and Communication System) that acted as a scanner driver for data compression. But both of the original founders, Jürgen Biffar and Thomas Schneck, (who remain as today’s presidents, respectively responsible for Product & Finance and Sales & Marketing) quickly realized that the company’s long-term perspectives were in software. In 1990 they launched DACS Office, the first version of their DocuWare document management system. Today they are on Version 5, a powerful software solution equipped with the benefits of leading edge technology. Since the second quarter of 2008, the DocuWare Web Client has become a standard component of every DocuWare system. It lets users take full advantage of the Internet, without the need for installing software on a local PC.

Geared for Growth

From the beginning, DocuWare remained true to its original sales approach: around the world, a network of Authorized DocuWare Partners provide integrated document solutions locally. Several of them have been part of the network for 18 years. DocuWare president, Jürgen Biffar: “We are focused on the mid-sized market, where it’s only possible to continue growing with the help of strong regional sales partners. DocuWare isn’t sold through savvy product advertising. It’s done by finding customer-specific solutions on site that bring real-life benefits. With over 400 partners worldwide, we are certainly prepared to keep on growing.”

As a provider of integrated document management software solutions in the mid-market segment, DocuWare has been particularly successful in three of the most important strategic markets worldwide (USA, UK and German-speaking Europe). Building on their market position, driving further international expansion, and finding new suppliers are DocuWare’s goals for the next 20 years.

DocuWare – The Company

Founded in 1988, DocuWare has over 6,000 installations with tens of thousands of users in over 70 countries. DocuWare offers a scalable solution that can expand enterprise-wide. Over 400 Authorized DocuWare Partners make up a worldwide independent reseller network, employing over 1000 DocuWare experts who bring DocuWare close to its customers.

DocuWare AG is based in Germering near Munich, Germany. The company’s US subsidiary, DocuWare Corporation, is located in Newburgh, New York and is responsible for all activities in North, Central and South America. DocuWare Ltd., its subsidiary in London, handles all activities for Great Britain and Ireland. DocuWare España located in Barcelona is responsible for the market in Spain.

DocuWare – Software for Integrated Document Management

DocuWare is an integrated document management solution that can automate business processes by managing any type of document, regardless of format or source, in a central document pool – for example paper records, letters, faxes, drawings, PC and other electronic files including e-mail. DocuWare supports all forms of electronic signatures. Integrated records management ensures that all access is secure, controlled, and logged.
Using the Internet, the central document pool is available around the clock to any authorized user, no matter where they are located in the world. A wide range of customizable DocuWare add-on modules equip DocuWare for, among other things, automatic indexing, COLD applications and enhanced workflow features. Other software applications are easily integrated with a set of standard tools. Numerous interfaces exist for ERP systems (including a certified SAP interface) and Groupware (like Exchange, GroupWise or Lotus Notes/Domino). DocuWare incorporates all components needed for powerful Enterprise Content Management. Processes in every company can be automated and improved with DocuWare. DocuWare solutions are known for their easy installation, administration and operation, as well as an exceptionally low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). DocuWare software is available in 13 languages.

Enhanced with workflow functionalities, Web Content Management, and universal integration functions, DocuWare provides powerful Enterprise Content Management (ECM) functionality for enabling expansion throughout an organization.

For more information on DocuWare, visit www.docuware.com.

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