The Software-Cluster


The cluster’s main area of expertise is business software. In other words, software for managing business processes within and between companies. The member’s of the Software-Cluster include the most important German software companies, such as SAP AG (Germany’s largest software company) and Software AG (the second largest). However, the cluster also includes numerous medium-sized companies, which are specialists and innovative leaders in their specific areas (for example, proALPHA, SEEBURGER AG, CAS Software AG). But that’s not all, as Germany’s leading computer science faculties at the universities in Darmstadt, Karlsruhe, Kaiserslautern and Saarbrücken have also been integrated into the cluster as well as leading research institutions, such as the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the Research Center for Information Technology (FZI) in Karlsruhe. This bundling of software expertise (in the area of corporate software) within a specific region is one of a kind in the global software sector. Thanks to the Software-Cluster, Germany has become a technological leader for corporate software, and the objective of the partners within the Software-Cluster is to maintain and expand this position, in order to ensure further jobs can be created.