xentral ERP – business growth is in our DNA

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Our Management

Claudia Sauter

Claudia
Sauter

Founder

Benedikt Sauter

Benedikt
Sauter

Founder & CEO

Holger Ackermann

Holger
Ackermann

VP Finance & Business Development

Sven Pirner

Sven
Pirner

Deputy General Manager

Matthias Hofmuth

Matthias
Hofmuth

Head of People & Organization

Lars Stäbe

Lars
Stäbe

VP Operations

Our Background

xentral is a lean ERP cloud software that bundles all your business processes in one place - from e-commerce, warehouse and production to fulfillment and accounting. Easy, intuitive and flexible: With more than 1,000 functions and interfaces to all common tech tools, every business can digitize and automate its individual processes step-by-step with xentral ERP. We take away the hurdle of day-to-day repetitive tasks and provide an environment in which businesses can grow safely and sustainably.

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Founder Story: It all started as a software solution for personal use

When we couldn’t find a suitable ERP system for our microcontroller business (embedded project GmbH), My wife and I decided to take matters into our own hands. I programmed our own enterprise resource planning solution based on open source technologies. It was important to me that I could easily expand the system if needed, that’s why I chose open source. That is still the basis of xentral to this day.

The software was initially intended for personal use only. But as our customers started asking about it, I started adapting the version according to their needs and soon enough, the demand for the software outgrew the demand for the hardware. In 2017, Claudia and I decided to shut down our hardware business to focus on the ERP software. Today, xentral is a multimillion-dollar company backed by Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global and Meritech Capital.

  1. 2008

    Developing a customized ERP system for own business purpose

  2. 2017

    Founding xentral ERP Software GmbH

  3. 2017

    Freigeist Capital Investment

  4. 2019

    1,000 Users running xentral to operate their business

  5. 2020

    Sequoia Capital and Visionaries Club invest in xentral

  6. 2021

    1,300 Customers using xentral to run their business

  7. 2021

    Tiger Global & Meritech Capital Investment

Alex Koch

We had tested many ERP systems before, but xentral was extremely innovative and flexible. Not only the user interface, but especially from a technical perspective. I simply didn’t believe that the best software on the market had been developed by such a small team. That’s why I set them a few challenges on site. I was impressed.

Alex Koch

CTO Freigeist Capital

Our Values

Life & Culture @ xentral

Well equipped for the mission

To make sure you can be on our journey with full power, we will equip you with a new MacBook, related equipment and use modern tools like Slack, GitHub, HubSpot and Asana. You are missing something – we are always open for new suggestions!

Our secret fuel

There are no passengers on spaceship xentral – we are all crew. Even though we are physically separated, we enjoy our time together in projects, on coffee dates or virtual company parties very much. Relaxed and laid-back, yet focused and highly motivated. At xentral a healthy start-up culture is alive and well.

Even astronauts don’t stop learning

We love to challenge the status quo and that goes for ourselves too. That's why we offer you the opportunity to develop yourself further, whether on professional topics or interdisciplinary ones such as feedback training, communication or work organisation. If you have a specific training in mind, let us know.

Our coding universe

While for most people the universe consists of galaxies, stars and asteroids, our universe consists of PHP, AWS, Laravel, Symfony, Kubernetes, Docker and ArgoCD – just to name a few.

Choose your station

You decide where to launch your work day. Whether you want to work from home or from one of our hubs in Augsburg, Amsterdam, Berlin and Munich. Of course we will equip your home base.

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