We are Easy

For 30 years, EASY SOFTWARE has stood for innovative software solutions. Today, our products and services have long been in use all over the world. Countless partners, customers, and users rely on them every day, and thus on our 393 employees. Their expertise focus on service as well as their down-to-earth attitude give EASY SOFTWARE a face, and are a major part of our success. Get to know us and our team better!

The Management Board

  • Oliver Krautscheid
    Oliver Krautscheid Member of the Management Board

    Oliver Krautscheid has been on the Management Board of EASY SOFTWARE AG since February 2020. He is a financial expert, and a shareholding manager with over 20 years of professional experience. With a degree in business, he is a partner in Value Investor Partners GbR, a family-held company which he founded, and president of the governing board of The Fantastic Company AG. Among other companies, Krautscheid has also worked for the consulting and auditing companies Arthur Andersen, McKinsey & Co., and KPMG, where he was a partner in the Financial Advisory Services department.

    The Supervisory Board of EASY SOFTWARE AG

    • Stefan ten Doornkaat
      Stefan ten Doornkaat Chairman of the Supervisory Board

      Stefan ten Doornkaat has been a member of the EASY SOFTWARE AG Supervisory Board since July 2012. After studying law, he was admitted to the bar at the District Court Düsseldorf and developed his own law practice while also working as a self-employed tax advisor. Since 2003 he has been authorized to argue in the Higher Regional Court Düsseldorf. He is also the spokesperson for the Schutzgemeinschaft der Kapitalanleger e.V. (SdK – Association for the Protection of Capital Investors).

      • Serkan Katilmis
        Serkan Katilmis Member of the Supervisory Board

        Serkan Katilmis has been a member of the Supervisory Board of EASY SOFTWARE AG since March 20, 2020. As an information systems specialist with an MBA from Duke University in North Carolina, he is a distinguished independent industry expert and successful entrepreneur. Previously he held management positions at Accenture and PricewaterhouseCoopers, among others. With his extensive knowledge in IT, transformation and management consulting, he established and managed the Program and Portfolio consulting unit for Germany.

        • Armin Steiner
          Armin Steiner Member of the Supervisory Board

          Armin Steiner was appointed a member of the Supervisory Board of EASY SOFTWARE AG on August 6, 2019.
          The business graduate previously worked as a manager at KPMG AG Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft and as a managing director at inTime Express Logistik GmbH. Since August 2015 he has been a member of the Executive Board of Beta Systems Software AG, responsible for Development, Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions, and on the advisory boards of various IT companies.

          Our experts. Your contacts.

          A diverse company like EASY SOFTWARE survives on the people behind the brand. Below, we will briefly introduce you to a few contacts and experts in our team.

          • Martina Appold
            Martina Appold Assistant to the Board

            Martina Appold has been part of the EASY SOFTWARE AG team since 2000. She is the key contact for all queries directed to the Management Board and the Supervisory Board. She is also responsible for organizing the general meeting.

            • Rachel Taylor
              Rachel Taylor DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND OPERATIONS, EASY SOFTWARE UK

              As Director of Finance and Operations at EASY SOFTWARE UK, Rachel Taylor drives business in the UK as well as the strategic cooperation with the extended management team from other EASY offices worldwide.

              • Antonio Del Negro
                Antonio Del Negro Head of Business Unit SAP

                Antonio Del Negro is Head of the SAP Business Unit at EASY SOFTWARE AG. The business informatics graduate has over 15 years of experience in consulting and implementing SAP business processes and is a proven expert in process optimization for SAP software.

                • Birgit Eijkhout
                  Birgit Eijkhout Head of Corporate Marketing

                  Birgit Eijkhout became Head of Corporate Marketing of EASY SOFTWARE AG in June 2017. She has great expertise in the marketing of ECM solutions and extensive experience in national and international marketing.

                  • Jens-Peter Hess
                    Jens-Peter Hess Head of Business Unit Portfolio and Product Marketing

                    Jens-Peter Hess has led the global Portfolio and Product Marketing department since 2019. With a degree in computer science, he has over twenty years of experience in process optimization, and document management. Previously he served for several years as General Manager at nextevolution AG.

                    • Matthias Höfelmeyer
                      Matthias Höfelmeyer Head of Partner Management

                      Matthias Höfelmeyer is responsible for the management of EASY SOFTWARE’s national and international partner business in a leading position. He has almost 20 years of industry experience and profound knowledge in partner management and sales.

                      • Dr Lutz Kohl
                        Dr Lutz Kohl Chief Evangelist and founder ApiOmat

                        Lutz Kohl has been involved in app development for more than 10 years. As co-founder of ApiOmat, he has gained experience in enterprise software development in numerous app/web projects with international corporations. As Chief Evangelist he works on innovations and conveys the technical vision of EASY SOFTWARE.

                        • Christian Märzendorfer
                          Christian Märzendorfer Managing Director, EASY Software Austria

                          Christian Märzendorfer is the Managing Director of EASY SOFTWARE GmbH in Austria since January 2011. His 20 years of EASY experience make him a very experienced Easyaner. During his time at EASY, he built up his own team in Salzburg and Vienna, Austria. In addition, he worked as a consultant for EASY partners from 1998 to 2010.

                          • Christoph Nordmann
                            Christoph Nordmann Head of Corporate Communications

                            Christoph Nordmann heads Corporate Communications at EASY SOFTWARE AG. Previously, he managed communications departments as well as marketing and PR projects in the healthcare and manufacturing industries.

                            • Stefan Schmidt
                              Stefan Schmidt Leader Customer Success Organization

                              Stefan Schmidt heads the Customer Success Organization division since 2020. This includes consulting and other customer care services. Before joining EASY in 2015, Stefan held management positions in various industries in Germany, Switzerland and the UK.

                              • Michael C. Reiserer
                                Michael C. Reiserer Head of Sales Germany, Digital Evangelist

                                Michael C. Reiserer founds and participates in innovative software start-ups, such as Apinauten GmbH in 2015. At EASY SOFTWARE AG, he is responsible for Cloud Sales and, as a digital thought leader, supports customers in realizing their digital vision.

                                • Gerald Rüdiger
                                  Gerald Rüdiger SVP APAC and International Business Operations, authorized signatory

                                  Gerald Rüdiger is responsible for the Region Asia-Pacific and supports our international subsidiaries in their growth strategy. He has a proven international track record and a long term experience in Software Business and Cloud Services. He joined the EASY SOFTWARE team in 2013.

                                  • Andreas Schneider
                                    Andreas Schneider Head of Business Unit ECM, authorized signatory

                                    Andreas Schneider is responsible for software development at EASY SOFTWARE AG as well as the associated Development, Program Management, and Documentation departments. Previously, he worked for HENRICHSEN AG, most recently as head of the DMS Solutions department.

                                    OUR HISTORY

                                    30 years of company history are filled with events and stories. Join us on a journey through three decades of EASY SOFTWARE and take a look at the milestones along our way.

                                    Founding

                                    The nucleus of today’s EASY SOFTWARE AG was founded. The name EASY stands for Electronic Archive SYstems (Elektronische Archiv SYsteme GmbH). The purpose of the business: the electronic archiving and cost-saving handling of processes and documents. The first company office is in Düsseldorf.

                                    First proprietary solutions

                                    Just after moving to Mülheim an der Ruhr, EASY brings their first electronic archiving systems and applications for document processing, developed in-house, to the market. Even then, they could be integrated with company processes and interact with the most important applications in the company. Thus, they have diverse uses.

                                    Branch Office in Austria

                                    In order to develop and maintain a comprehensive partner network for all of Austria, EASY founded Easy Software GmbH, Salzburg, as an EASY distributor in the Alpine republic.

                                    The AG is born

                                    In 1998, EASY changed its legal structure. EASY SOFTWARE GmbH became EASY SOFTWARE AG.

                                    Stock Market Launch

                                    In the second quarter of 1999, EASY SOFTWARE AG ventured onto the stock market. It was listed on the Neuer Markt of the Frankfurt Securities Exchange. Some 90 percent of EASY employees took the opportunity to purchase shares in their company in advance. In 2003, the company moved from the Neuer Markt to the Geregelter Markt segment of the market (today: Regulierter Markt).

                                    Crossing the channel

                                    EASY SOFTWARE (UK) PLC is founded. It immediately takes over the care of EASY partners in the United Kingdom.

                                    EASY in Asia and America

                                    EASY SOFTWARE begins the development of a network of certified software partners in the Asia Pacific region. The same year, EASY launches a subsidiary for business in the USA and Canada with Easy Software Inc. in Exton, Pennsylvania, USA.

                                    EASY purchases otris

                                    The global partner network has grown and grown – and EASY strengthens their development expertise in the field of business process solutions. In the second quarter, EASY SOFTWARE AG purchases a majority share in otris software AG. otris has been a development partner since 2002 and is one of the most innovative market actors in the field of business process solutions.

                                    Represented in Turkey

                                    Another branch office opens its doors. Easy Software TÜRKíE Lte. Sti., headquartered in Istanbul, begins work.

                                    Standort EASY Türkei Istanbul

                                    New CEO

                                    Willy Cremers becomes CEO. EASY SOFTWARE AG begins a modernization and transformation process and launches the program EASY FIT, among others.

                                    EASY Spirit takes the stage

                                    With EASY SPIRIT, EASY redefines Enterprise Mobility. The development and integration of mobile apps in company applications is now easier than ever.

                                    Change to a solution provider

                                    EASY launches the EASY Cloud Platform. With the help of native Cloud apps and interfaces, it integrates existing infrastructures and connects people, processes, and systems. The EASY FIT program is concluded successfully.

                                    At EASY WORLD 2017, EASY presents the Digital Agenda and makes plain the master plan for the coming years: EASY will transform from a technology provider to an important partner in digitization. The EASY Cloud Platform, with its Invictus innovation project, and the new EASY strategy consulting “beyond” underscore the claim.

                                    EASY WORLD 2017

                                    „Evolution statt Revolution“

                                    Dieter Weißhaar has been CEO of the EASY group since September 2018. With his credo “Evolution instead of revolution”, Dieter Weißhaar has developed a new digital strategy – the EASY 21 strategy focuses on investment protection by integrating customers’ existing systems into new solutions. Further cornerstones are internationalization, the expansion of cloud solutions, and the use of new technologies such as blockchain in companies. The theme of EASY 21 will be the motto of this year’s EASY WORLD in September.

                                    ONE EASY Family

                                    The acquisition of Apinauten GmbH has opened an attractive and strongly growing cloud and digitization business for EASY. The EASY family grew by 45 new employees. The EASY ApiOmat as a scalable enterprise backend-as-a-service connects different systems through standardized communication and brings digital services to market faster.

                                    At EASY World 2019, EASY presented exclusive showcases of the multi-experience platform ApiOmat as part of the EASY family. During this event, the results of the study with KPMG “When Data Drives Experience” were presented to the press.

                                    Our mission

                                    What we do and what our solutions are capable of already say a lot about EASY SOFTWARE. But even more than “what”, “how” really tells you about us as a company. Our mission let you know how we think and what is important to us.

                                    our mission

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