Our Company History


…is a Karlsruhe based company: headquarters in Karlsruhe since 1980

…has grown within 40 years: from 4 to 57 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
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 2021 due to Covid-19

In 2020, 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 classical 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
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 classical 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.