KGS Software is headquartered in Neu-Isenburg, Germany, with a US office in Atlanta Georgia. KGS is an established expert for SAP archiving and document management. Leading companies across the globe rely on the KGS SAP Archiving solutions for SAP data and document archival and retrieval. The KGS product portfolio comprises of high-performance SAP archives, SAP ILM, document capturing, as well as fully automated SAP archive migration tools.
Companies looking to reduce the cost and complexity of their SAP systems infrastructure can do so effectively by introducing KGS Software archiving and document management solutions. The products from KGS connect SAP and non-SAP managed documents in the SAP application with modern storage systems via ArchiveLink for direct, legally compliant document archiving and access. This eliminates the expenditure associated with integrating, administrating, and maintaining external archiving and document management systems.
In 2000, KGS jumpstarted their success by offering products that bridge the gap between archiving & document management systems. The company founders Stephan Grau and Reiner Kraus identified what most archive and document management providers were seeking: a powerful middleware that can make their ECM solutions compatible with SAP ArchiveLink without any development effort on their end. KGS designed and implemented this component, which allows archiving and document management providers to gain SAP certification in little time and at minimum expenditure. At present, approximately 50% of all SAP-certified DMS manufacturers worldwide use KGS products in a direct or indirect manner. Boasting over 60 SAP certifications, KGS Software is the global technology leader for SAP archiving and document management systems.
KGS supplies third-party software providers with consistent, sophisticated, and release-safe interfaces and offers professional consulting services to ensure a smooth technical integration in the field of SAP-related archiving and document management. In 2005, KGS became a global outsourcing partner of SAP for SAP ArchiveLink and ILM interface certification, and as a global SAP Value Add Solutions Partner, the company serves high-end customers in the U.S., Canada, Africa, Australia, as well as in most European countries including Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.
As of 2013, KGS has been reorganizing its management structure to create a solid basis for sustained business growth. The experienced leadership team comprising authorised representatives and managing directors Winfried Althaus, Hermann Hülsmeier and Bernhard Morell has successfully solidified and expanded KGS’ leading position in the SAP-based archiving and document management market. Winfried Althaus is a sales expert with over 25 years of experience in marketing integrated workflows and archiving/document management solutions in SAP and non-SAP environments. His experience further extends to building new business structures in Germany and other countries. Distinguished SAP expert Hermann Hülsmeier, who has been with KGS since its founding, brings profound project, consulting, and SAP programming experience to the table. Previously in charge of the project business, he now leads the professional services segment. Bernhard Morell joined KGS in 2006 and has been appliying his expertise in the areas of development, consulting, and sales, most recently as senior consultant for SAP archiving and document management. The founders Stephan Grau and Reiner Kraus currently act as associates/shareholders.
Owing to this leadership competence, KGS is a highly profitable company with a consistent growth track record. Company growth has gained additional momentum over the past two years, which is in part due to numerous new customers, including several renowned corporations and groups. These companies benefit from the SAP know-how and mature product portfolio of KGS, which represents an attractive alternative to the traditional SAP document management and archiving offering. The successful business model firmly rests on multiple cornerstones: A unique product philosophy that streamlines the entire system landscape, highly effective software products that are ready for instant operation, fast and qualified support services, as well as a staff with more than 15 years of project and SAP expertise.