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 believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses.

About Us
Digitalization enables new ways of dealing with existing businesses and creates totally new business models. We believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses. Our devoted consultants optimize or challenge our clients’ business models through existing and new technologies and advise them on the necessary cultural change in their company. Cloud, 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
199519961997199820002001200320052006200820092010201120122013201520172018
Foundation of fme GmbH based on the Frank Mittelstaedt EDV and Systementwicklung. Michael Engelen joins fme.Dirk Bode joins fmeFirst DMS project for an automotive companyPartnership with Documentum. Dirk Bode becomes third member of the fme management.30 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.The number of employees of fme group grows to more than 200.fme celebrates 20 years of partnership with OpenText Documentum and is nominated as one of three candidates for the OpenText Partner of the Year Award 2018.

Our Management Team

We believe in the opportunities of digital transformation and love to help our clients worldwide maintain and create competitive businesses.

Dirk Bode Chairman of the Board | 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 Chairman of the Board and 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 Chairman of the Board | CEO
Daniel Pelke Executive Board Member | 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. From November 2015 to October 2017 fme Daniel Pelke started at fme as Director Business Unit and Digital Evangelist and managed the Business Unit for Life Science Solutions in Frankfurt. In November 2017 he became Member of the fme AG Executive Board.

+6190 888 180 d.pelke@fme.de https://www.xing.com/profile/Daniel_Pelke https://de.linkedin.com/in/daniel-pelke-863b632/de
Daniel Pelke Executive Board Member | Director Business Unit
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.

+49 531 238540 k.beckmann@fme.de https://www.xing.com/profile/Klaus_Beckmann3 https://de.linkedin.com/in/kbckm
Klaus Beckmann Director Business Unit
Anke Brandt Director Human Resources

Anke Brandt joined fme AG in November 1999 to set up the finance department. With a degree in education and a various further training courses in finance and tax law, she was responsible for the areas of Finance, Personnel, and Administration. Since then she has been concentrating fully on the human resources department as a director.

+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 Human Resources
Andreas Tscherner Directior Finance & Controlling

Following his training as a wholesale merchant, Andreas Tscherner studied business administration at the Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences in 1993. He has over 25 years of experience as Head of Finance, Accounting and Controlling, as well as Commercial Manager in internationally operating medium-sized enterprises and groups, among others from the OEM sectors automotive, aviation and glass sectors, as well as from the retail and services, wholesale and logistics (FMCG) sectors. He joined fme in November 2018.

+49 531 23854 280 a.tscherner@fme.de https://www.xing.com/profile/Andreas_Tscherner2/portfolio
Andreas Tscherner Directior Finance & Controlling
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.

+1 203 617 4250 f.dentrone@fme-us.com http://www.linkedin.com/pub/frank-d-entrone/1/969/a52
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.

+49 531 238540 f.mittelstaedt@fme.de https://www.xing.com/profile/Frank_Mittelstaedt?key=0.0 https://de.linkedin.com/in/frank-mittelstaedt-260b7133
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.

+49 531 238540 c.naeveke@fme.de https://www.xing.com/profile/Cornelius_Naeveke?sc_o=da980_e
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.

+40 264 44 3533 i.negrea@fme.ro https://www.xing.com/profile/Ioan_Negrea http://ro.linkedin.com/pub/ioan-negrea/18/278/397
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.

+49 8920 35810 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
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
Nigel Whitehead Chief Operating Officer fme US, LLC

Before he joined fme US in December 2017, Nigel Whitehead held a number of senior executive roles including the management of a solutions business with a strong focus on ECM. He was the CEO at Advanced Health Media and held positions as Managing Director at CSC Healthcare Group and President Life Sciences at First Consulting Group. Nigel Whitehead brings more than 30 years of experience in the Life Science Industry to the role of the Chief Operating Officer at fme US, LLC.

+1 203 617 4250 n.whitehead@fme-us.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/nigel-whitehead-7b59b65/
Nigel Whitehead Chief Operating Officer fme US, LLC

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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
AWS

As official AWS Consulting Partner, we support companies in developing and operating their own cloud- and big data-based solutions.

Amazon Web Services offers a broad set of global cloud-based products including compute, storage, databases, analytics, networking, mobile, developer tools, management tools, IoT, security and enterprise applications. These services help organizations move faster, lower IT costs, and scale. AWS is trusted by the largest enterprises and the hottest start-ups to power a wide variety of workloads including: web and mobile applications, game development, data processing and warehousing, storage, archive, and many others.

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.

OpenText

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.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

Technology Partners
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.

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.

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.