Our Company
Get to know us, and trust us with your most prized possessions: Your information and the tools you use to organize it. You won’t regret it.

Who we are

Vision
Your partner for digital transformation. It’s fme you love to work with.

Mission Statement
We help our clients worldwide to master their digital transformation in order to remain competitive and to explore future markets.

About Us
Digitalization enables new ways of dealing with existing businesses and creates totally new business models. We help our clients worldwide to master their digital transformation in order to remain competitive and to explore future markets. This we achieve by optimizing or challenging our clients’ business models through existing and new technologies and by advising them on the necessary cultural change in their company. Cloud, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Social Business Collaboration and Enterprise Content Management technologies in combination with custom software development and the ability to operate our clients’ systems 24×7 help us to add value to our clients’ transformation process.

The industry focus lies on solutions for life sciences and industrial manufacturing. We design and implement proven best practice solutions leading to improved quality and compliance, enhanced competitiveness and secured future business. To this effect, we provide vendor independent consulting services. Our teams in Germany, the United States and Romania are experienced in managing global projects and also grant access to our cost-effective near-shore resources where advisable.

For more than 15 years, renowned corporations like Boehringer Ingelheim, BMW, CSL Behring, Dea Deutsche Erdoel, EagleBurgmann, Medtronic, Sanofi-Aventis and Volkswagen have relied on our experience and competence. We are a privately held company and have enjoyed uninterrupted and profitable growth over the years resulting in a comfortable shareholder equity rate.

What we love

Our corporate culture is mainly based on the following values:

Integrity – Openness, Honesty & Fairness
“Open and straightforward dealings with our customers, business partners and employees are the basis for mutual trust and long term success.”

Professionalism – People, Processes & Tools
“We deliver excellent work results, based on our well-tuned and proven processes, methods and tools, and aim to delight our customers through reliability and quality of service.”

Teamwork – Acting together & Sharing information
“Team spirit is a top priority for us. Mutual assistance, trust and active knowledge transfer are key components for successful collaboration and profitable projects.”

Sustainability – Think and grow long term
“With customers, business partners and employees we tend to enjoy long term relationships. Such close and extended collaborations help to build mutual trust and allow us to jointly expand and develop.”

Enjoyment – Work is fun and leads to good results
“We make all efforts to maintain a creative and enjoyable work environment within which superior results can be achieved, results to be proud of, results guaranteed to delight our customers and to fully satisfy their requirements.”

Flexibility – …it’s possible!
“A flat management structure, a company of manageable size and a highly motivated team are ideal to help you master your challenges. True to our motto “it’s possible”, we are ready to tackle the realization of your plans and goals.”

Company History - Our Milestones
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Foundation of Frank Mittelstaedt EDV and SystementwicklungMichael Engelen joins fme, foundation of fme GmbHDirk Bode joins fme as third member of the management First DMS project for an automotive companyPartnership with Documentum30 employees, opening of the Munich office50 employees, acquisition of the internet agency OPENBOX and change of name to fme AG60 employees, focus on Enterprise Content ManagementOver 70 employees, "migration-center" achieves "Designed for Documentum" status. New office in Cluj, RomaniaNew fme office opens in Frankfurt and serves mostly the life sciences industry.fme offers cross platform design, efficient introduction and use of Enterprise Content ManagementThe total of employees within the fme group has risen above 100fme expands the portfolio with Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Business Intelligence (BI) and establishes fme US, LLC. (Danbury, CT) fme launches "docspread" as a platform for mobile business applicationsfme receives award as top employer 2012 by TOP JOBfme moves into the new headquarter at Wolfenbütteler Straße 33fme has an office in Düsseldorf. The number of employees exceeds 170.

Our Management Team

We help our clients worldwide to master their digital transformation in order to remain competitive and to stay in business.

Dirk Bode CEO

After completing a degree in business information technology at TU Braunschweig (Braunschweig University of Technology) and the State University of New York at Albany, Dirk Bode was hired as fme GmbH’s Marketing and Sales Officer in July 1996. A few years later he became member of the executive board. Since the change of fme’s legal status in 2001 he serves as the CEO of fme AG.

+49 531 238540 d.bode@fme.de https://www.xing.com/profile/Dirk_Bode3 https://de.linkedin.com/in/dirkbode/de
Dirk Bode CEO
Klaus Beckmann Director Business Unit

After completing his degree in information management at TU Braunschweig (Braunschweig University of Technology), Klaus Beckmann was initially self-employed at his company OPENBOX, which developed database-driven websites. In April 2001, he transferred to fme AG, and today, he is Authorized representative and Director Business Unit in the Professional Services division in Braunschweig, where he is responsible for the delivery of projects in Enterprise Content Management and Social Business Collaboration.

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Klaus Beckmann Director Business Unit
Anke Brandt Director Finance | Human Resources

Anke Brandt started at fme AG in November 1999, where her first task was setting up the Finance department. With a degree in education and a number of training programs in finance and tax law under her belt, Anke Brandt serves as a Director for the areas of Finance, Personnel, and Administration.

+49 531 238540 a.brandt@fme.de https://www.xing.com/profile/Anke_Brandt5 https://de.linkedin.com/in/anke-brandt-23138a56
Anke Brandt Director Finance | Human Resources
Frank D'Entrone President fme US, LLC

After graduating from SUNY at Delhi in 1989 with an Associate’s Degree in Electrical Technologies, working for GEC Alstom servicing clients in Power Generation, Mr. D’Entrone then graduated from Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts in 1999 and accepted a position for a Biotech company in Boston entering into the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) space. Mr. D’Entrone then went on to work for IT services organizations providing ECM consulting services to clients in industries such as Life Sciences, Manufacturing, and Finance. In 2007 Mr. D’Entrone founded DT Technologies Inc. continuing to provide ECM consulting services till entering into a joint venture with fme AG in March of 2010.

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Frank D'Entrone President fme US, LLC
Tina Lenitzki Director Marketing

After graduating from the Technical University at Braunschweig in 1995 (Masters Degree in English and American Studies) Tina Lenitzki gained professional experience while working for IT manufacturers and distributors as Management Assistant and later as Marketing Specialist. In January 2000 she started her career at fme and since 2006 Tina Lenitzki manages the marketing department.

+49 531 238540 t.lenitzki@fme.de https://www.xing.com/profile/Tina_Lenitzki https://de.linkedin.com/in/tina-lenitzki-428b4a2b
Tina Lenitzki Director Marketing
Frank Mittelstaedt Partner & Business Development Manager | Founder

Directly after completing his degree in information management at TU Braunschweig (Braunschweig University of Technology), Frank Mittelstaedt founded frank mittelstaedt EDV-Beratung & Systementwicklung in 1989. The company was renamed fme GmbH in 1995 and incorporated in 2001. Frank Mittelstaedt is responsible for the Partner & Business Development division.

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Frank Mittelstaedt Partner & Business Development Manager | Founder
Cornelius Näveke Director Information Management

Since joining fme in 2000, Cornelius Näveke has focused on process optimization, first as a consultant in the Automotive segment, then as a quality manager. The experience he gained during his degree program in supply engineering aids him in the process. Since 2005, he has also been responsible for the company’s internal IT division (as well as for ensuring its constant optimization), in addition to managing the Training department that he set up. This department currently hosts 14 trainees on three different career paths and forms the basis for further growth.

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Cornelius Näveke Director Information Management
Ioan Negrea General Manager fme SRL

After graduating from the Babeş Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Economic Computer Science Department, in 1998, Ioan Negrea gained professional experience while working for Romanian and German IT companies, mainly in the ERP area as a software developer in the beginning, than project manager and eventually general manager. After several successful projects together with fme AG during the period 2004-2005, in July 2005 fme SRL was founded in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, which is currently being managed by Ioan Negrea.

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Ioan Negrea General Manager fme SRL
Markus Oponczewski Director Business Unit

Markus Oponczewski started at fme AG in 2004. Today, he is a Director Business Unit at the Munich branch, where he is responsible for the Professional Services division in southern Germany. Since the start of his career in 1992, he had held a number of different positions at other companies, where he focused on such areas as process management on a vehicle production line at Adam Opel AG, IT projects for the telecommunications industry at IBM Global Services, and IT project management for content management systems at Pixelpark AG.

+89 20 35 810 m.oponczewski@fme.de https://www.xing.com/profile/Markus_Oponczewski https://de.linkedin.com/in/markus-oponczewski-a2125515/de
Markus Oponczewski Director Business Unit
Daniel Pelke Director Business Unit

Having completed his studies in Computer Sciences in Munich, Daniel Pelke was among others employed at Hewlett Packard as Business Development Manager before he joined Documentum as a PreSales Director for CEEMSA in 1997. Starting in 2008 he became Technical Director for the Software Group at EMC and lastly held the position as Head of Center of Expertise and CTO there. Since November 2015 fme Daniel Pelke manages the Business Unit for Life Science Solutions in Frankfurt.

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Daniel Pelke Director Business Unit
Robert Pfahl Director Business Unit

After several years working in manufacturing companies in the field of product and process cost management Robert Pfahl worked at RECARO Aircraft Seating for the last seven years, including four years as Head of BI CC. To support the Business Intelligence division Mr. Pfahl joined fme in March 2016 as Managing Consultant. Since August 2016 he is responsible for this division as Director Business Unit.

+49 531 238540 r.pfahl@fme.de https://www.xing.com/profile/Robert_Pfahl?sc_o=da980_e
Robert Pfahl Director Business Unit
Florian Piaszyk Director fme Products

After completing his degree in information management with a focus on multimedia technology at the Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences, Florian Piaszyk gained experience at various IT service providers and systems integration companies, where he served as project manager and quality manager. Since joining fme AG in February 2005, Florian Piaszyk oversaw the setup of the Product Development division and took over responsibility for the international product business in May 2011.

+49 531 238540 f.piaszyk(at)fme.de https://www.xing.com/profile/FlorianTimo_Piaszyk https://de.linkedin.com/in/fpiaszyk
Florian Piaszyk Director fme Products
Henning Siefert Director Business Unit

While completing his degree in business information systems at TU Braunschweig (Braunschweig University of Technology), Henning Siefert established a student consultancy agency and managed it. He then refined this consulting experience over the years in business process and IT topics of the manufacturing industry. When he joined fme at the beginning of 2010, he worked on further developing the areas of consulting, mobile, and digital sales support. Since 2014, Henning Siefert is in charge of the fme group’s range of services for industrial manufacturing as a Director Business Unit.

+49 531 238540 h.siefert@fme.de https://www.xing.com/profile/Henning_Siefert https://de.linkedin.com/in/henningsiefert/de
Henning Siefert Director Business Unit

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Our Partners

Longterm partnerships are more and more important in the fast growing IT segment. With these market leaders we develop innovative solutions for your success.

Strategic Partnerships
Alfresco

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Alfresco Software, Inc. is the first and leading open source alternative for enterprise content management. It is the first company to bring the power of open source to the enterprise content management market, enabling unprecedented scale and a much lower total cost of ownership than proprietary systems. Founded by a team of content management veterans that includes the co-founder of Documentum, John Newton, and former COO of Business Objects, John Powell. Alfresco is based in London.

SAP ArchiveLink Connector for Alfresco
fme has developed an Alfresco extension which connects SAP with an Alfresco Content Repository via the standardised SAP ArchiveLink interface. For these purposes fme uses the widely proven KGS SAPALink as an adapter for the Alfresco Extension.

By using the SAP Archive Link interface, it is possible to tie SAP Business Objects and Documents stored in an Alfresco Repository together. SAP Archive Link can be used in a large variety of SAP modules.

Microsoft

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As a Microsoft Partner we carry the Gold competency “Collaboration and Content” and we primarily develop and offer solutions based on Microsoft Office and Backoffice products, especially on the SharePoint Server. We are continually subject to quality controls by our partner and have to prove our technical know-how in tests and projects regularly.

Jedox

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Jedox simplifies planning, analysis, and reporting with one unified and cloud-based software suite. Jedox empowers decision makers and business users across all departments and helps them work smarter, streamline business collaboration, and make insight-based decisions with confidence. Already 1,900 organizations in 127 countries are using Jedox for real-time planning on the web, the cloud, and on any device. Jedox is a leading Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management solutions provider, available globally through over 180 certified business partners.

Qlik

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Qlik pioneered the in-memory business intelligence space on the premise that meaningful analysis belongs in the hands of the users who need the information, when they need it. Its QlikView product is designed to deliver immediate business answers and enable users to easily explore their data without limits. Unlike traditional BI, QlikView can deliver value with payback measured in days or weeks rather than months, years, or not at all. It can be deployed on premise, in the cloud, or on a laptop or mobile device-from a single user to the largest global enterprise. Qlik has more than 12,000 customers in 95 countries and over 800 partners worldwide.

 

OpenText

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OpenText Documentum advances content management within e-businesses with an open, flexible internet-scale platform that enables customers to create, deliver, publish, and personalize content in all formats throughout all e-business applications. OpenText Documentum is the leading provider of content management solutions with proven experience, superior technology, open architecture, and partnerships that qualify the company as e-business content management experts in a unique way. As a long time partner and member of the Documentum Select Services Team, fme group profits from this know-how and have become specialists in customising this software for your specific needs.

With more than 15 years of Documentum project experiencefme belongs to the major OpenText Documentum partners in central Europe. Our global team of OpenText Documentum experts has extensive know-how from n umerous projects with clients like Audi, Bayer, BMW or Volkswagen.

More than 80% of our project managers, software architects and developers work on individual solutions based on OpenText Documentums Enterprise Content Management Platform for you. With our solutions you can minimize search times drastically and shorten process duration which might bring a business-critical competitive advantage. Along the complete value chain we have elaborated our competency and offer you the required service for OpenText  Documentum from consulting to maintenance and 24/7 support.

 

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migration-center is not only a product but rather a content migration platform which carries out highly automated, large volume migrations without system downtime. It is a full function, 100% out-of-the-box software, fully documented, easy to deploy and with an intuitive graphical user interface.

Save 60% in costs and 80% in project duration time when using migration-center compared to developing your own scripts and frameworks. migration-center is on the market since 2005 and has been certified by leading ECM vendors. The OpenText Technology partnership exists since 2015.

Technology Partners
Adlib

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Since the company’s inception in 1998, Adlib’s products have been designed to adapt to the unique requirements of any document transformation requirements and to evolve and adapt – as the name “Adlib” suggests – as those requirements become more complex.

Adlib enables over 5,500 companies with document intensive processes, to save millions of dollars each year by automating the conversion of content within a business processes. Seamless integration with leading Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Workflow solutions enable customers to streamline the rendering and assembly of PDFs within existing business processes, enabling partners and customers to:

  • Reduce the risk of non-compliance with corporate, industry and government regulations
  • Reduce cost, time and errors associated with manual document transformation
  • Improve the efficiency of PDF conversion across the enterprise

At Adlib, the focus is on ensuring the success of customers and partners by delivering enterprise-class solutions and services that solve your document transformation challenges.

CSC

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CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and services through three primary lines of business. These include Business Solutions and Services, the Managed Services Sector and the North American Public Sector. CSC’s advanced capabilities include system design and integration, information technology and business process outsourcing, applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission support and management consulting. The company has been recognized as a leader in the industry, including being named by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies for Information Technology Services (2010). Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., CSC has approximately 93,000 employees and reported revenue of $16.2 billion for the 12 months ended December 31, 2010.

Dassault Systémes

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fme is a Sales Partner of Dassault Systémes (3DS) since 2012 and offers the ENOVIA V6 Portfolio by 3DS especially for life sciences companies.

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE Company, provides business and people with virtual universes to imagine sustainable innovations. Its world-leading solutions transform the way products are designed, produced, and supported. Dassault Systèmes’ collaborative solutions foster social innovation, expanding possibilities for the virtual world to improve the real world. The group brings value to over 210, 000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 140 countries. For more information, visit www.3ds.com. 3DEXPERIENCE, the Compass logo and the 3DS logo, CATIA, SOLIDWORKS, ENOVIA, DELMIA, SIMULIA, GEOVIA, EXALEAD, 3D VIA, BIOVIA, NETVIBES and 3DEXCITE are registered trademarks of Dassault Systèmes or its subsidiaries in the US and/or other countries.

IBM

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As IBM Business Partner we support our customers by integrating business processes with the WebSphere platform and Documentum’s eContent Server. We help them provide different applications in a user-friendly way, for example via the intranet. The IBM WebSphere Application Server is a high-performance and extremely scalable transaction engine for dynamic e-business applications. The Open Services Infrastructure allows companies to deploy a core operating environment that works as a reliable foundation capable of handling high volume secure transactions and Web services. WebSphere continues the evolution to a single Web services-enabled, Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) application server and development environment that addresses the essential elements needed for an on demand operating environment.

jive

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Jive (NASDAQ: JIVE) is the leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for business. Recognized as a leader by the industry’s top analyst firms in multiple categories, Jive enables employees, partners and customers to work better together.

KGS

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KGS Software GmbH is a provider of interface solutions in the SAP R/3 environment. The middleware software solutions of KGS aims to deliver complete, technically verified, turnkey software solutions to joint customers while reducing time and cost of implementation. The goal is to minimise disruption of existing applications and safeguard existing software investments.

To reach this goal, KGS

  • Provides third-party software vendors with standard, high-quality, release-stable interfaces
  • Offers professional technical integration consulting services
  • Provides marketing and business support to its customers

Further Information about KGS

  • Founded in 09/2000
  • As of 02/2005: SAP’s worldwide outsourcing partner for SAP ArchiveLink® interface certification
  • Flexible and experienced team offering professional skills in DMS and SAP Document Integration (SAP ArchiveLink)
  • Headoffice in Germany & Satellite office in Cape Town, South Africa
  • Achieved more than 30 SAP certifications
  • Global SAP Value Add Solutions Partner with clients in USA, Canada, Africa, Australia, UK, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Finnland, Spain and Germany
McLaren Software

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McLaren Software provides Asset Information Management solutions for Owner Operators in asset intensive industries. McLaren customers operate in highly regulated industries where the need for access to validated engineering documents and drawings is essential for the efficient, safe and compliant operation of a plant or facility.

Solutions built on Enterprise Engineer support each stage of an asset lifecycle from capital projects, to handover / turnover, maintenance, repair and operations and the management of change. Industry best practice processes ensure consistent engineering document management processes are followed across all design, project and operations teams of a single project or plant or facility to multiple operations.

McLaren solutions are proven to reduce operational costs, lower the risk of non-compliance, improve efficiency and accelerate engineering project execution by ensuring the reliability and integrity of asset and project documentation. Headquartered Glasgow Scotland and Houston Texas McLaren has offices in Dusseldorf Germany and partners in North America, Europe, Middle East, South Africa, South East Asia and Australia.

Oracle

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With Oracle we have the second largest software corporation in the world and the leading supplier of e-business solutions for the internet on our side. Their product portfolio includes the internet platform, tools and internet-compatible application software as well as specialized consultation, training, and support services on this basis. Oracle has developed 100 % internet-compatible enterprise software such as databases, servers and enterprise business applications including tools. With Oracle-based applications such as the Documentum content management platform, we will make complete e-business solutions available to you and in this way cover the entire assets creation chain.

Pivotal


As official Advanced Pivotal partner for Germany, we support companies in developing and operating their own cloud- and big data-based solutions.

Pivotal enables the leading companies in the world to transform with a modern approach focused on building—not buying—software. Pivotal overcomes challenges associated with lengthy enterprise IT cycles by accelerating application delivery. They develop better products, together, using a proven methodology and the most powerful continuous innovation platform.

Pivotal’s cloud native platform is optimized for change so enterprises can move at start-up speeds and with greater business agility. Their methodology is about evolving, in both development and innovation, and their culture is empowering.

Together, we use agile and lean approaches to teach next-generation developers to create and build new solutions.