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ERP specialists in variant management

VLEXsoftware+consulting gmbh 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 from 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 40 years!

1977

update Unternehmensberatung für Programmierung und Datenverarbeitung GmbH founded.

1983

SWING Software GmbH founded.

1985

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

1986

First client installation of SWING-PPS.

1987

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.

1994

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

1997

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.

1999

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.

2000

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

2001

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.

2002

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.

2003

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

2004

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

2005

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.

2007

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

2008

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".

2009

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".

2010

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.

2011

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.

2012

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.

2013

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.

2014

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. 

2015

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.

2016

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.

2017

Customer-specific products with high demands on consistent variant management remain crucial for medium-sized producers; digital topics such as augmented or virtual reality are entering the processes of corporate worlds; a Europe-wide acting key player in the door and frame manufacturing sector chooses VlexPlus; At regular intervals of two years, the VLEX user forum takes place again in Kassel under the motto "digital transformation in the middle class". VLEX is expanding and acquiring Kulmbachs new office space.

Facts and figures

Key facts about the company

Parent companyVLEXgroup AG
Christoph-Schnyder-Str. 46
CH-6210 Sursee, Switzerland
Legal formPublic limited company under Swiss law
Main RegisterCanton of Luzerne
CH-100.3.784.922-4
Subscribed capital1,80 Mio. CHF
Supervisory BoardLorenz Ambühl (Chairman)
Erhard Keller
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
Zeppelinstraße 4
73105 Dürnau
Phone +49 7164-94100
Fax +49 7164-941045

VLEXsoftware+consulting gmbh
Heinrich-Horten-Straße 1
47906 Kempen
Phone +49 2152-9107344
Fax +49 9221-69177-33

VLEXgroup AG
Christoph-Schnyder-Str. 46
CH-6210 Sursee
Phone +41 41-9219949
Mobile +41 79-4228129

Executive board

Jens Pfeil-Schneider
Managing Director

Consulting, Development

jens.pfeil-schneider@vlexplus.com

Thomas Baum
Managing Director

Financials, Controlling

thomas.baum@vlexplus.com

Supervisory board

Lorenz Ambühl
Chairman

VLEXgroup AG

lorenz.ambuehl@vlexplus.com

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