Company

We are easy

As digitalization expert and leading ECM software manufacturer, easy has since 1990 stood for legally compliant, digital archiving and efficient, automated business processes.

Our first-class archiving, ECM, DMS, P2P and HCM software solutions & services form the digital center for data-based intelligence and make people, companies and organizations successful.

1905+

successful customers

1+

countries

12+

strong partners

Our Vision

We are the pulsating data heart in the world’s most successful companies.

Our Mission

We deliver data-driven intelligence at any time to help people succeed in their organizations worldwide.

executive
team

Andreas Zipser has been CEO at easy since March 2021. Previously, he was responsible for the Central European business of global software manufacturer Sage. Here he completed the transformation to a SaaS company with the introduction of the Sage Business Cloud. Andreas has more than 25 years of leadership experience in the software industry. This includes the areas of ECM, ERP, HR, CRM and Analytics.

Andreas Zipser
CEO

Heino Erdmann has been CFO at easy since December 2021. In his role, he is responsible for Finance, Controlling, Operations, People & Organisation, IT and Legal Services. With his many years of management experience as CFO, his focus is on the sustainable and profitable transformation of classic technology companies into dynamic SaaS models.

Heino Erdmann
CFO

Since March 2022, Thorsten Schlechtriem has been leading the way with easy as COO towards new licensing models, subscription, cloud and other key operational topics with responsibility for all easy companies and international business. He has dedicated his entire career to date to software sales and marketing.

Thorsten Schlechtriem
Sales & Services (COO)

With international expertise in HR transformations, Nhi Stein supports the realignment of easy as Director People & Organisation since December 2021. The focus is on the development of strategic and operational HR strategies, with a focus on talent acquisition, talent management and career development.

Nhi Stein
Director People & Organisation

Heike Kohler-Reineke has been Director Marketing & Communication at easy since January 2022. In her role, the marketing expert manages brand positioning and communication strategy, driving easy’s transformation.

Heike Kohler-Reineke
Director Marketing & Communication

Marcel Etzel joined easy in 2018 and has been Chief Product and Technology Officer (CPTO) since January 2022. As a former founder and expert in B2B software innovation, he steers the easy product portfolio towards the future with the help of new technologies such as cloud and AI.

Marcel Etzel
CPTO

easy history

33 years of company history are full of events and stories. Join us on a journey through time across three decades of easy and take a look at some of the milestones in the company’s history.

2023

EASY SOFTWARE becomes easy

In April 2023, easy shows the outside world its new, strong brand presence with its new website. The realignment underscores the company’s claim to play a key role in shaping the ECM market and to make pioneering investments in the future.

2022

Delisting & relocation to Essen

In February 2022, easy announces its intention to withdraw from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. After February 15, 2022, easy shares can no longer be traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. In March 2022, the new Essen offices (Germany) opens with a celebratory Welcome Week. The modern new easy headquarters fits perfectly with the spirit of optimism and the new demand for collaborative processes.

2020

Acquisition by Battery Ventures

At the end of the Annual General Meeting on December 23, 2020, the control and profit transfer agreement with deltus 36 AG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Battery Ventures, is resolved. This means that easy has a strong technology investor in the background, who will use a great deal of know-how to chart its future course with easy.

2019

Own study published

In cooperation with the auditing firm KPMG AG, easy is conducting a representative survey. 401 companies from different industries, each with more than 100 employees, provide an inventory of the degree of digitalization in German companies. The study also explores whether and how companies use a combination of operational and experience-related data from their stakeholders for their own benefit.

2019

the Apinauten become part of easy

With the acquisition of Apinauten GmbH in 2019, easy is investing in the growing growing cloud business and adds almost 50 employees. easy ApiOmat as a scaling Enterprise Backend-as-a-Service connects different different systems through standardized communication and brings digital services to the market faster.

2017

First easy world

At easy world, our flagship event for the digital industry, we present our digital agenda for the first time and make it clear with our master plan for the coming years: easy is transforming itself from a technology supplier to a pure software manufacturer and an important partner in digitalization.

2016

Enterprise Mobility

With the focus on “Enterprise Mobility”, the development and connection of mobile apps to corporate applications is now much easier than before and an important signpost for our software landscape.

2010

easy hr is launched

With easy hr, easy creates a whole new field of application and opens up new customer target groups. Still a cornerstone of our success today for more than ten years.

2010

otris comes on board

The global partner network grows and grows – and easy strengthens its position in development expertise for business process solutions: In the second quarter, easy acquires a majority stake in otris software AG. otris has been a development partner since 2002 and is one of the most innovative market players in the field of business process solutions.

2007

Welcome US

This year sees the launch of easy software Inc. in Exton, Pennsylvania (USA), a subsidiary for business in the USA and Canada.

2006

easy invoice presented

The stage was set for our core product easy invoice at CeBIT. To date, easy invoice is one of our most successful products – a milestone on the product side.

2001

Welcome UK

After Austria, the UK is identified as another important sales market for easy. In order to provide ideal support for easy partners in the UK, easy software (UK) plc is founded in 2001.

1999

the big IPO

In the second quarter of 1999, easy ventures onto the stock exchange and is listed on the Neuer Markt of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. Around 90 percent of the easy employees take advantage of the opportunity to acquire shares in their company. In 2003, the company moves from the Neuer Markt to the regulated market segment (today: Regulated Market). Fun Fact: the first easy share cost EUR 42.

1998

a joint stock company comes into being

After successful first years, the legal form is changed in 1998. The GmbH becomes an AG.

1995

easy archive sees the light of day

The digital data heart is born. As a module in what was then EASYWARE, our easy archive, as the heart of all our software products, has had various titles over the decades and is also based on various technologies.

1994

Servus, Austria

Early on, easy also focuses on a nationwide partner network in Austria and founds the easy subsidiary in Salzburg, which is still successful today.

1992

Move to Mülheim and the first product

Having just moved to Mülheim an der Ruhr (Germany), easy launches the first electronic archiving system and document processing applications developed in-house. Even then, they can be integrated into corporate workflows and play together with the most important applications in the companies. This means that they can be used in a variety of ways.

1990

Foundation easy

The nucleus of today’s easy company is founded. The name easy stands for: Elektronische Archiv Systeme GmbH”. The business purpose: electronic archiving and cost-saving, computer-aided handling of processes and documents. The first company headquarters are in Düsseldorf (Germany).

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