SCHEMA Group adds Docware to its portfolio of companies

Fürth-based Docware GmbH specialises in developing and implementing software solutions for after-sales service and the spare parts business. With its standard software PARTS-PUBLISHER, a modular spare parts catalogue, Docware occupies a leading position in the market for electronic parts catalogues and digital service information systems.

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 the SCHEMA Group?

The SCHEMA Group was founded in 1995 and is a medium-sized software manufacturer based in Nuremberg. It produces Component Content Management and Content Delivery Solutions for authoring departments creating product-related content. SCHEMA Group software supports businesses in describing complex products and in publishing and distributing such content via a wide range of media.

The SCHEMA ST4 Component Content Management System is one of the most frequently used systems for the modularised creation of documentation, package inserts and marketing documentation. The system covers all areas of creation, versioning, variant control, translation, management and publication of product-related content – from authoring assistance during input to the finished layout for the printed catalogue.

The SCHEMA Content Delivery Server provides businesses with a standard solution to automatically share targeted and context-specific intelligent information created in component content management systems with end users. This means the right information automatically reaches mobile devices, for example.

As well as software for technical information, produced in Nuremberg, the SCHEMA Group is also responsible for developing solutions for service information. Both the CATALOGcreator from TID Informatik and PARTS-PUBLISHER from Docware now form part of the SCHEMA Group’s product portfolio.

The SCHEMA Group’s software solutions are implemented by renowned clients in sectors including mechanical and plant engineering, automotive, IT, electronics, medical technology and the pharmaceutical industry. These include companies like ABB, Agilent, Andritz, Bentley, Bombardier, Bosch, Bundesanzeiger, Carl Zeiss, Caterpillar, Daimler, Datev, Doppelmayr, INNIO, KSB, MAN, Miele, Österreichische Bundesbahnen, Philips, Porsche, Roche, Schaeffler Gruppe, SEW Eurodrive, Siemens, SMA, Toyota, TüV, Voith, Wincor Nixdorf and many more.

 

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