Our com­pa­ny history

Com­mit­ted to your pro­jects for more than 40 years


  • is a Karls­ru­he based com­pa­ny: head­quar­ters in Karls­ru­he sin­ce 1980
  • has grown within 40 years: from 4 to 53 employees, from 2 to 600 customers
  • is influ­en­ti­al: acti­ve par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in the crea­ti­on of DIN 69901 in the part 4 data model
  • is inno­va­ti­ve: sup­ple­men­ta­ti­on of the core pro­duct for pro­ject manage­ment by new soft­ware components
  • is fair: PLANTA sup­ports the Fair Com­pa­ny initia­ti­ve by karriere.de
  • is acti­ve: ski­ing vaca­ti­on, christ­mas brunch, b2run par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on, weekend excursions
  • is in dia­log: our employees are our most important resour­ces our cus­to­mers are our most important source of inspiration

… our focus is always on the people

40 Years of Com­pa­ny Histo­ry at One Glance

Com­pa­ny Development

On 01.01.2023, Sne­z­a­na Spa­sen­o­vic takes over the com­pa­ny manage­ment at 100% in her capa­ci­ty as exe­cu­ti­ve manager

In a pro­ject manage­ment soft­ware test con­duc­ted in 2022 by trus­ted, PLANTA pro­ject recei­ved the gra­de “very good” in the area of pro­ject manage­ment and was rated the best hybrid sys­tem among 23 tools which are curr­ent­ly on the mar­ket. The com­pa­ri­son and assess­ment por­tal for busi­ness soft­ware tes­ted the software’s scope of func­tions, usa­bi­li­ty, and sup­port­ed PM methods in dif­fe­rent scenarios. 

2020 is a spe­cial year:

PLANTA cele­bra­tes its 40th anni­ver­sa­ry. Sin­ce 1980, PLANTA has been stan­ding for pro­fes­sio­nal pro­ject manage­ment software… 

… inclu­ding coun­sel­ling and care befo­re and after soft­ware implementation

The “40 Years of PLANTA” anni­ver­sa­ry cerem­o­ny in the Karls­ru­he cast­le will be post­po­ned to 2022 due to Covid-19

In 2020 and 2021, PLANTA almost enti­re­ly works in home office and is able to pro­vi­de its cus­to­mers with the cus­to­ma­ry ser­vice despi­te the Covid-19 pandemic

This 2019 cus­to­mer event had a strong focus on

- agi­le and tra­di­tio­nal pro­ject management

- inten­se net­wor­king bet­ween PLANTA cus­to­mers and the enti­re PLANTA team

- PLANTA’s new cor­po­ra­te design which was pre­sen­ted exclu­si­ve­ly to our customers

- In a cur­rent pro­ject manage­ment soft­ware com­pa­ri­son by projektmagazin.de, which com­pared 30 PM sys­tems, PLANTA made the second rank with 92 % in ran­ge of func­tions and 92 % in soft­ware qua­li­ty. (Fur­ther infor­ma­ti­on on the soft­ware com­pa­ri­sons men­tio­ned here)

- PLANTA made the first place in the third PPM-Pra­xis­test by CSP AG in which 10 PPM-Tools – inclu­ding CA PPM, MS Pro­ject, and Pro­jekt­ron BCS – participated.

- Regu­lar suc­cessful par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on in the BARC stu­dy: “date and resour­ce plan­ning with fle­xi­ble modu­les” recei­ved a remar­kab­ly high ran­king: “This is how you build up a mul­ti-pro­ject infor­ma­ti­on system”.

- PLANTA qua­li­fied for inter­na­tio­nal PPM soft­ware report by Info-Tech Rese­arch Group, 2016. (Fur­ther information)

Sne­z­a­na Spa­sen­o­vic joins the exe­cu­ti­ve board

SaaS or on-pre­mi­ses possible

Annu­al mee­ting of the Swiss PLANTA cus­to­mers sin­ce 2008

Micro­soft Part­ner, Fair Com­pa­ny – Karriere.de, Soft­ware made in Ger­ma­ny, Cyber­fo­rum Karls­ru­he, FZI Foerderverein

In 2001, PLANTA moves into new busi­ness pre­mi­ses in Bun­sen­stra­ße 14, Karls­ru­he, Germany

The first PLANTA User Forum takes place in 1997 with about 30 customers

Foun­ding of PLANTA Switz­er­land by Max Kuhn

Sin­ce 1996, PLANTA pro­vi­des trai­ning in the field of IT. (Fur­ther information

In 1994, PLANTA beco­mes a mem­ber of the pro­fes­sio­nal asso­cia­ti­on for pro­ject manage­ment: Deut­sche Gesell­schaft für Pro­jekt­ma­nage­ment e.V.

Rudi Bren­ner joins the com­pa­ny and takes on respon­si­bi­li­ty for the sales department

Foun­ding of the com­pa­ny in 1980 by Guen­ter Matthes

Pro­duct Development

Inte­gra­ti­on of Web­hooks and Make in PLANTA pulse

Inter­face to Jira 

PLANTA add-on based on Web inter­faces with PLANTA link

Work agi­le­ly also on mobi­le devices

Col­la­bo­ra­ti­on tool

Fle­xi­ble task manage­ment in pro­ject teams

Can be used with PLANTA Pro­ject as a hybrid system

Maxi­mum security

Cur­rent secu­ri­ty stan­dard: two fac­tor authen­ti­ca­ti­on (2FA) as recom­men­ded by the Ger­man Fede­ral Office for Infor­ma­ti­on Security

Rever­se Pro­xy: Safe Con­nec­tion and Access Protection

Sin­gle Sign-On

Pro­jects can be bund­led as programs.

This is reasonable if pro­jects are plan­ned over a long but defi­ned peri­od with a com­mon objective.

“As a ‘bridge bet­ween port­fo­lio manage­ment and tra­di­tio­nal sin­gle-pro­ject manage­ment’” (pro­jekt­ma­ga­zin)

Pro­grams can be allo­ca­ted to port­fo­li­os in the same way as other plan­ning objects.

ERP Link beco­mes PLANTA link and is tur­ned into a uni­ver­sal interface

Web-based help

New inter­face: With PLANTA MSP link, both sys­tems — PLANTA pro­ject and MS pro­ject — can be integrated. 

New cli­ent with tab and work­flow PPMS is now cal­led PLANTA pro­ject

From the manage­ment of com­pa­ny objec­ti­ves and pro­ject ide­as via the eva­lua­ti­on and prio­ri­tiza­ti­on of pro­jects and ide­as up to objec­ti­ve and pro­ject monitoring.

Win­dows cli­ent, gra­phi­cal sur­face with mou­se operation

Chan­geo­ver to UNIX

Cus­to­mer indi­vi­du­al adjus­t­ments to the PLANTA soft­ware are pos­si­ble modu­le wise: lay­out, user menus, reports. Sys­tem-wide adjus­t­ments with regard to logic, data model, and user sur­face can be car­ri­ed out.

HP250 with inte­gra­ted database

Soft­ware deve­lo­p­ment as part of an BMFT rese­arch pro­ject at Karls­ru­he Uni­ver­si­ty.