About DocuWare

For 30 years, DocuWare has helped thousands of organisations transform paper and manual processes into digital, automated workflow. We strive to empower knowledge workers to refocus on projects that drive innovation, growth and profitability.

Building a modern cloud business

DocuWare was founded as DOCUNET in Germering, Germany in 1988, and renamed to DocuWare in 2000. Today, we have headquarters in Germering and New Windsor, New York with offices in Spain, France and U.K.

Product history
1988 – Development of a DACS-Board
(DACS = Document Archiving and Communication System)
1990 – DACS Office, first software solution running on Windows 3.0 to store, search, display and print documents
1993 – DocuWare 3.0, customizable file cabinets, structure not pre-set; Sending of documents out of DocuWare
1998 – DocuWare 4.0, first 32-bit version
2006 – DocuWare 5.0, new development based on .NET technology
2008 – DocuWare Web Client, web-based document management
2009 – DocuWare SaaS, first SaaS via private cloud
2012 – DocuWare Online, first SaaS via public cloud
2014 – DocuWare Online renamed to DocuWare Cloud and ported to Microsoft Azure platform
2017 – DocuWare placed on Gartner's Content Services Magic Quadrant and Nucleus' ECM Matrix
DocuWare today

DocuWare is recognised by Gartner, Nucleus and other leading analyst firms as a best-fit document management and workflow automation solution for teams and organisations of any size.

Available as both an on-premises and cloud solution with feature and design parity, DocuWare not only flexes to fit your unique business processes, but the demands of your IT strategy.

Growth history

The company won its 10,000th customer in 2011. In September 2017, we added our 1000th cloud customer, a key milestone in the double-digital growth of our cloud solution.

In April 2012, Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital LP provided investment capital to promote and accelerate the global growth of DocuWare. We changed our legal form from DocuWare AG (public holding company) to DocuWare GmbH (limited liability corporation).

We acquired U.S.-based Westbrook Technologies Inc. (developer of Fortis ECM software) in August 2013. In 2014, Westbrook Technologies Inc. merged into DocuWare Corporation, our U.S. subsidiary.

Today, DocuWare is available in 16 languages, boasts 14,000 customers across 90 countries, and is supported by a global network of over 650 partners.

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Our promise: set the new pace for business

DocuWare office automation solutions deliver smart digital workflow and document control that set a new pace for worker productivity and business performance. We provide the following key business values to our thousands of on-premises and cloud customers.

Become a digital-first business

Remove the cost and inefficiency of paper from your key processes, and provide your teams the modern tools they need to adapt, grow and innovate those processes.

Empower employees to work without compromise

Digitise and automate processes and refocus staff on high-value, knowledge-driven projects that move your business forward.


Build for the future with tools that scale with your business

Step forward on your path to growth when you secure information, empower your mobile and distributed teams, and leverage scalable cloud services.


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