SCHEMA Group, a developer of software solutions for content lifecycle management (Component Content Management System SCHEMA ST4 and Content Delivery Solution SCHEMA CDS), is completing a full takeover of Docware GmbH with effect from 20 January 2020. The service information system manufacturer is the latest addition to the SCHEMA Group’s portfolio of companies. SCHEMA Group had already reinforced their position in this area back in May 2019, by increasing its stake in TID Informatik from 27% to 100%. With the acquisition of Docware GmbH, the SCHEMA Group is now even stronger in this sector. In addition, the SCHEMA Group develops software solutions for generating and maintaining ‘Technical Information’, which, in combination with ‘Service Information’, is seen as the basis for smart content integration into Industry 4.0 and the Internet-of-Things devices.
“The decision to integrate Docware into the SCHEMA Group not only resolves succession issues, it also provides excellent future prospects for our customers and our employees,” enthuses Werner Hofmeister, founder and Managing Director of Docware GmbH. “Under the umbrella of the SCHEMA Group, Docware – together with TID Informatik – is strengthening its presence on the market, which is not only more attractive for decision-makers, but also means customers have a broader product portfolio to choose from. I am sure that this merger will help us to generate huge growth potential for the future.”
Marcus Kesseler, founder and Managing Director of SCHEMA Group, explains: “With Docware, we are gaining another company that has been firmly established on the market for many years. All three companies in the group are leaders in their segment and are showing significant growth. We are also working together on new product innovations, which should give us access to new markets. In the SCHEMA Group, we offer a unique range of products and services that provides significant added value for our customers.”
The acquisition of Docware will increase the number of SCHEMA Group employees to over 250. Together, the companies have more than 1000 customers in over 25 countries. This means SCHEMA Group is now one of Germany’s leading software manufacturers.
What is SCHEMA?
The SCHEMA Group was founded in Nuremberg in 1995 and is a medium-sized software manufacturer with more than 130 employees. The SCHEMA Group produces component content management and content delivery solutions for editorial offices that create product-related content. Software from SCHEMA helps companies to describe complex products and to produce and distribute these descriptions on different media.
The XML editing system SCHEMA ST4 is one of the most widely used systems for the modular creation of documentation, package inserts and marketing materials. The system covers all areas of creation, versioning, variant control, translation, administration and publication of product-related content – from authoring support during input to the finished layout for the print catalog.
The SCHEMA Content Delivery Server offers companies a standard solution for automatically distributing intelligent information created in editorial systems to end users in a targeted and context-specific manner. This ensures that exactly the right information arrives automatically on mobile devices.
SCHEMA’s software solutions are used by more than 500 customers in the mechanical engineering, automotive, information technology, electronics, medical technology and pharmaceutical industries. Customers such as ABB, Agilent, Andritz, Bentley, Bombardier, Bosch, Bundesanzeiger, Carl Zeiss, Caterpillar, Daimler, Datev, Doppelmayr, General Electric, KSB, MAN, Miele, Österreichische Bundesbahnen, Philips, Porsche, Roche, Schaeffler Group, SEW Eurodrive, Siemens, SMA, Toyota, TüV, Voith and Wincor Nixdorf and many others rely on SCHEMA systems.
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