Steeb Anwendungssysteme GmbH
2011 – Sale to All for One Midmarket AG
Steeb, with close to 1,000 almost exclusively German customers, is one of the leading SAP system houses in Germany. Some 190 employees most recently generated revenues of about EUR 61 million. SAP sells this profitable company to All for One Midmarket AG in December 2011.
2010 – The IT Partner of Global Market Leaders
An analysis of the client base reveals that 48 percent of Steeb’s industry customers are global market leaders. As a result, Steeb decides to sponsor the First German Congress of Global Market Leaders. Customers of classic ERP solutions look forward to enhanced support. After Steeb extends its maintenance commitment for DCW software users, it then places SC/400 support on a broader footing through collaboration with a specialised partner.
2009 – Software Modernisation
Steeb helps small and midsize enterprises modernise their IT landscapes. A number of different companies take advantage of a scrappage scheme for old software installations. The new finance and accounting solution called Steeb Fix Finanz- und Rechnungswesen offers customers a fast and economical entry into the world of SAP at a price of less than EUR 40,000. Numerous companies choose Steeb, including Karwendel, UHU and the ABC Group, which also owns the world famous SPAX brand of screws.
2008 – SAP BusinessObjects Added to Portfolio
Businesses are facing major and immediate challenges regarding data transparency highlighted by the global financial crisis. In response, Steeb steps up the sales of enterprise solutions from the SAP BusinessObjects portfolio. These business intelligence applications give small businesses and midsize companies a complete and always up-to-the-minute look at data and processes. These products are complemented by the “key figure cockpit” that was developed jointly with the VDMA German Engineering Federation.
2007 – Early Start with Products from the Cloud
Steeb becomes one of the first partners to offer the new on-demand software SAP BusinessByDesign. The company also expands its portfolio of preconfigured enterprise solutions by the addition of a planning and control package for midsize industrial companies along with a number of different add-ons.
2006 – Packaged Solutions for Various SAP Applications
Steeb increases its software licensing revenues by approximately 30 percent in an otherwise extremely difficult market environment, and thus solidifies its leadership position among SAP systems integrators in Germany. The areas of consulting, service and support are consolidated within one business unit in order to further improve customer service as provided from one single source. Preconfigured solutions at a package price: Steeb introduces a wide range of standardised SAP-based products and services for ERP, CRM, Business Intelligence and HR, along with new industry solutions including ones for the consumer-goods industry.
2004 – Merger with DCW
Steeb receives the German SAP Business Partner Award as the biggest-selling partner for SAP solutions for small businesses and midsize companies. The two SAP AG subsidiaries DCW Software Deutschland GmbH and Steeb Anwendungssysteme GmbH are combined and subsequently operate under the name Steeb Anwendungssysteme GmbH.
2002 – Outstanding Service
The trend toward preconfiguration in IT projects continues: With its “customising workshop” Steeb develops a rollout concept to cut the time needed for implementing SAP at smaller customers. The Steeb clients Muhr and Bender are the first companies in Germany to opt for the new SAP ERP enterprise application. SAP frequently recognises Steeb’s outstanding customer service with a service certificate.
2000 – Preconfigured Solutions
Helmut Steeb retires from management as planned. Steeb further extends its leadership position among SAP systems resellers with a revenue increase of more than 31 percent to EUR 38.0 million. During this time its network of business partners grows just as substantially as its portfolio of preconfigured industry solutions on the basis of SAP R/3.
1998 – Regional Expansion
Additional locations are opened in Hamburg, Munich and Ratingen near Düsseldorf. A staff of 132 people now generates revenues of EUR 23.4 million.
1996 – R/3 System House
Now that the ERP software SAP R/3 is available for the IBM AS/400, Steeb becomes an SAP system house for small to midsize enterprises and introduces the first SC/400 migration tools for SAP R/3.
1991 – A Unit of SAP
Steeb becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of SAP AG. Joining SAP is an important step for the long-term expansion of its business divisions. Customers can be supported much better internationally, such as with different country and language versions. Steeb subsequently concentrates heavily on the midrange market with IBM AS/400 systems.
1985 – Introduction of SC/400
Market launch of the first version of the SC/400 standard software for IBM System/38 and its successor IBM AS/400.
1983 – CeBIT Pioneer
First-time participation at the CeBIT technology fair, which at that time was still part of the Hanover Messe industrial trade show. With its standard software, and through two separate companies, Steeb targets the mainframe market for IBM /370 and 43XX, as well as Bull systems and the midrange market for the IBM /34, /36 and /38. In order to keep a rapidly growing number of customers informed about new developments, Steeb publishes a customer newsletter called "Lösung" (meaning solution in English), which is one of the first corporate magazines in the field of information technology.
1974 – Start-Up with 6 Employees in Heilbronn
Helmut Steeb establishes the company in Heilbronn with 6 employees. An IBM System/3 Model 10 is installed for developing standard software systems. The DOS/VSE version of the Steeb products is developed on an IBM System/370 Model 125 at the automotive-parts supplier Läpple in Heilbronn. Some of the first larger customers include Wega-Radio (Fellbach), J.A. Becker (Neckarsulm), Berner (Künzelsau), Renz (Kirchberg) and Intersport (Heilbronn). Strong growth necessitates new facilities and two years later the company moves into its own building in the neighbouring town of Abstatt.