ERP specialists in variant management

VLEXgroup with locations in Germany and Switzerland is one of the most innovative medium-size providers of variant-oriented ERP solutions. With skills and expertise resulting of more than 40 years of ERP development and project business, the VLEX today stands for customer-oriented and proven business software for medium-size variant production and wholesale businesses. VlexPlus is founded on extensive industry expertise and experience in medium-sized ERP projects, accumulated over four decades, combined with the latest in software technology.

The ERP variant solution VlexPlus - based on state-of-the-art Java and Web technology, takes centre stage in our range of products. Specific industry-oriented characteristics, outstanding variant expertise, reliable project lead times, availability on the most wide-spread hardware and database systems, as well as first-rate functionality and technology are what characterize the comprehensive solution known as VlexPlus. Customisation, workflow management, business intelligence, archiving, and financial applications are all integral components of this software solution.

Beyond that, the VLEX supports you in the selection, provision and installation of all the other hardware and software components you need. An extensive partner network and other services round off our portfolio and ensure the success of your IT project.

The VLEX offers you comprehensive industry-specific competence, a high level of investment protection, and a high-performance ERP variant solution - and all from under one roof. See for yourself!

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History – Successfully participating in the market for more than 40 years!


update Unternehmensberatung für Programmierung und Datenverarbeitung GmbH founded.


SWING Software GmbH founded.


update becomes an IBM partner; development of tailored update industry-specific solutions. First tailored projects undertaken for small/medium-sized companies.


First client installation of SWING-PPS.


SWING becomes a subsidiary of Servo Comp GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany (Metro Group); SWING Software GmbH rebranded as Servo Comp Gesellschaft für Systementwicklung und Beratung mbH.


Introduction of the first update standard software solutions on the AS/400 system and development of a release concept.


IBM appoints update as a business partner; SWING Software GmbH set up as an employee company formed from the former Servo Comp Gesellschaft für Systementwicklung und Beratung mbH.


Strategic restructuring of update; update texware GmbH set up on the back of the acquisition of business units of a textile rival; update texware GmbH becomes a market leader within the textile industry. Division into ms update GmbH and tx update.


update sold to Haitec AG, a new listing on the market, becoming the latter's business unit and competence centre for ERP systems.


Redemption of the update shares held by Haitec AG; update Solutions AG established; focus is on the core competencies of development and sale of standardised application software for small and medium-sized businesses in the "technical wholesale" and "variant production" sectors.


update celebrates its 25th anniversary as a firm; update business services GmbH established, which assumes responsibility of central services provision for the update Group; first installation of SWING-PPS as a client-server solution.


Expansion of the SWING Group partner and firm network in Germany and Switzerland; SWING celebrates its 20th anniversary as a firm.


Sale of update Systemintegration GmbH & Co. KG (hardware segment); new graphics client and platform independence for UPOS.


Solution partnership with Semiramis AG; focus is on defined core industries in the small/medium-sized sector; a start is made on VlexPlus software development; update Solutions AG becomes an ISV partner of IBM; expansion of the eBusiness and Business Intelligence segments.


Cooperation agreement between SWING and update Solutions; development community for the "Variant" module based on Semiramis; update celebrates 30 years as a firm.


VlexPlus becomes a registered trademark and is launched as an ERP system for variant production manufacturers; update and SWING are granted Semiramis partner status as "Industry Solution Partners".


The firms in the SWING Group merge with update Solutions AG to form a joint holding company, SWING update Holding AG, based in Sursee, Switzerland. The VLEX Group with sites in Achim, Dürnau, Koblenz, Kulmbach, Rheineck and Sursee is born. On 01/08/2009, SBK GmbH based in Dürnau (Stuttgart, Germany) is incorporated in the VLEX Group.
For the first time, VlexPlus won the 2009 IT Innovation Award in the category "Landessieg Bayern".


VlexPlan becomes a registered trademark and is launched as an Business Software for manufacturers, contractors, wholesalers and architects in the section of doors, industrial gates and architraves.
VlexPlus was awarded with the 2010 IT Innovation Award. For the second time in series as "Landessieger Bayern" and in the category "ERP" nationwide.


Major contract for the VLEXgroup - the second largest office furniture corporation worldwide commissions the pan-European multisite ERP launch; start of sales partnerships in Germany, Italy and Switzerland to further develop the distribution infrastructure.


App technology is introduced into VlexPlus software development; a furniture corporation with global representation commissions the VLEXgroup with the ERP rollout in Asia, starting in China; VLEX software turns mobile and can be made available via the Cloud.


VLEX and its companies can look back on a corporate history of 35 years; the business units Software Development, Consulting and Sales are merged into one company under the name VLEXsoftware+consulting gmbh.


A globally operating manufacturer of special vehicles and associated special components has decided on VlexPlus for its trading department; the VlexPlus UPOS precursor gets a newly developed browser interface; VlexPlus is once again awarded a prize in the IT Innovation Award competition. 


Next Generation Management –the current management transfers the administration of the company to younger hands, with the further support of the older generation; VlexPlus prepares itself for the age of industry 4.0.


The ongoing digitization in the small- and medium-sized business, IoT, future technology and the increasing influence of the customer with regard to the products and an integrated variant management are the main and strategic topics in VLEX; VLEX Kulmbach will become company training center, in Kempen (North Rhine Westphalia) a new location arise and the VLEX-subsidiary Achim moves to Bremen to a new office premises.


The group of companies can look back on 40 successful years as a strategic "IT building block" for medium-sized companies; the VLEXgroup celebrates its 10th anniversary; a key player from the door and frame manufacturing sector operating throughout Europe opts for VlexPlus; the VLEX User Forum takes place again in Kassel every two years under the motto "digital transformation in medium-sized companies"; VLEX expands and moves into new offices in the heart of Kulmbach


Customer-specific products with high demands on a continuous variant management will be competitive for medium-sized producers; digital topics such as Augmented Reality or Virtual Reality and Internet of Things are being integrated into the processes of corporate worlds; the data protection regulations become law; VLEX as a company makes VlexPlus becomes DSGVO-compliant; a world market leader in the field of southern Germany in the area of metal processing introduces VlexPlus; the VlexPlus Major Release 6.0 is about to be delivered; the number of VLEX employees continues to rise.


The topics of the digital transformation win for companies significantly in importance; ERP systems are developing into data platforms; VlexPlus provides the architecture for enabling through its modern technology; this year's VLEX Customer Forum in Würzburg is again generating a great deal of interest; a wood-processing market leader in southern Germany decides for the group-wide introduction of VlexPlus; VlexPlus is becoming even more mobile; VLEX develops apps for mobility based on OEM partner software; ERP software for the so-called variant manufacturer will continue to be available on the market - in strong demand.


The effects of the Corona pandemic pose major challenges for business and society; at the same time, it is opening up unimagined potential on the path of digital transformation; in ERP systems, the close examination of infrastructure, data and processes is coming to the fore; technologies such as IoT or AI are proving to be the basis for digital innovations, and this is also the case for VlexPlus; VLEX is converting all its sales and project activities to remote with great success; a globally active manufacturer of fire-fighting manufacturer of fire-fighting systems and commercial vehicles decides to introduce VlexPlus; closer to the market - VLEX opens a new location in Stuttgart for sales, consulting and project work.

Facts and figures

Key facts about the company

Parent companyVLEXgroup AG
Industriesrasse 16
CH-6210 Sursee, Switzerland
Legal formPublic limited company under Swiss law
Main RegisterCanton of Luzerne
Subscribed capital1,80 Mio. CHF
Supervisory BoardLorenz Ambühl (Chairman)
Ulrich Meyhöfer
Hans-Jürgen Päsler
Max Pfister
Firms belonging to VLEXgroup AGVLEXsoftware+consulting gmbh,
Headquarter in 95326 Kulmbach (DE)

VLEXbusiness AG
Headquarter in 6210 Sursee (CH)
Business unitsERP, Financals, DMS, Business Intelligence
SegmentsConsulting, Software, Sales
SectorsManufacturers and wholesalers with complex variant structures in their products or ranges
Core segments ERP software solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as associated OEM applications and services

Our locations

VLEXsoftware+consulting gmbh
Fritz-Hornschuch-Straße 12
95326 Kulmbach
Phone +49 9221-69177-0
Fax +49 9221-69177-33

VLEXsoftware+consulting gmbh
Teerhof 59
28199 Bremen
Phone +49 421-5489118
Fax +49 9221-69177-33

VLEXsoftware+consulting gmbh
Stockholmer Platz 1
70173 Stuttgart
Phone +49 711-78119380
Fax +49 9221-69177-33

VLEXsoftware+consulting gmbh
Heinrich-Horten-Straße 1
47906 Kempen
Fax +49 9221-69177-33

VLEXbusiness AG
VLEXgroup AG
Industriestrasse 16
CH-6210 Sursee
Phone +41 41-9219949

VLEXsoftware+consulting gmbh

Jens Pfeil-Schneider
Managing Director

Consulting, Development

Thomas Baum
Managing Director

Financials, Controlling

VLEXbusiness AG

Siegfried Laibach
Managing Director

VLEXgroup AG

Lorenz Ambühl
Chairman Supervisory board


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