Innovation from Senftenberg


Software specialist PC-Soft turns 25

When Ulrich Lieske, Wolfgang Jahn and Klaus Wonneberger registered PC-Soft GmbH on 19 April 1990, it was given the commercial register number 0006. The three engineers founded a software company which had its first office on the first floor of one of the three founders' parents' home. The number of staff in the company grew and, over the next 25 years, it developed into a software development company with its own software products for rail transport logistics management and for asset management for vehicle fleets and technical systems.

Up to here it is a typical post-reunification entrepreneur's story, although success was won with a great deal of creativity. The customers are looking for applications for their logistics management. PC-Soft's staff develop and install an IT solution for locomotives, wagons and railway tracks for Vattenfall. The product information system was born in October 1995 and, in the next few years, grew into a complex traffic, information and planning system which made scheduling, billing, quality control, driving process analysis and key number work possible. PC-Soft continued to grow: in 1995, the topping-out ceremony for a new office building in Adolf-Hennecke-Straße was celebrated.

The Senftenberg innovation grew from collaboration with ever more new customers and strong partners. PC-Soft focussed on Technical Asset Lifecycle Management and developed more areas of application in this field. Today, the company operates in the three business areas of rail logistics, asset management and system integration. This includes zedas®cargo, a logistics solution for national and international rail freight services, and zedas®asset, an asset management system. PC-Soft is now internationally successful.

The provisional assessment on the company's 25th anniversary thus falls out positively – which doesn't mean anyone is resting on their laurels in Senftenberg: "Our goal is to further expand the use of our products into all continents," says Managing Director Wolfgang Jahn.