English Summary

Children and adults worldwide admire German cars and their outstanding technology, quality and value retention. Why shouldn’t “Software Made in Germany” take a similar market position?

Martin Hubschneider, CEO CAS Software AG

“Made in Germany” – three words that are internationally synonymous with the highest quality and happy customers. In numerous industries, products from Germany enjoy an excellent reputation.

What are the reasons for that? Intelligent design, well-proven solutions, sophisticated production, steady and inspiring innovation, competent customer service, to name but a few. All of these features can be found in German software applications, too. This is why there is now a quality seal for software: SOFTWARE MADE IN GERMANY.

So if you are looking for software that combines first-class service, quality and sustainability: Just contact one of the certified companies on this page!

Requirements

Not every product can receive the SOFTWARE MADE IN GERMANY quality seal. There are several requirements that must be met if you want to label a product with the German provenance. Specifically, these include the following criteria:

  1. The manufacturer of the software is a company based in Germany.
  2. The essential production steps of the software are performed in Germany.
  3. The Software quality assurance takes place in Germany.
  4. The user interface, the help system, documentation and service and support are either multilingual or in German for the end user.
  5. The future security of the software is contractually guaranteed for its intended use.
  6. Five verifiable references are named for the software.

Compliance with these requirements is reviewed by the Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand (“Federal Association of IT-SMEs”) and the expert advisory board of SOFTWARE MADE IN GERMANY. The Bundesverband IT-Mittelstand is the largest national representative body that exclusively champions the interests of the IT-Mittelstand that is IT SMEs in Germany. The expert advisory board consists of the seven high-profile experts Prof. Michael Bartsch, Prof. Irene Bertschek, Prof. Bernd Hindel, Prof. Matthias Jarke, Prof. Peter Liggesmeyer, Prof. Alexander Mädche and apl. Prof. Anette Weisbecker.