about us

kgs loves archiving and represents pure, stable software. Since its founding in 2000 and today with headquarters in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main, top companies the world over place their trust in kgs as a digital archive specialist. kgs lives tia® because intelligent solutions are more than just a performance promise. kgs feels: #funfastfocus

KGS Software GmbH with headquarters in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt am Main, has been the digital archive specialist for top global companies for over 20 years. Data and documents from SAP as well as documents from other leading applications are migrated and archived using efficient, lean software. Under the brand "tia®" – the intelligent archive – kgs has been uniting all product modules into one common vision of the intelligent document archive since 2020. tia® signifies autonomous archiving, can be connected to any applications, storage solutions and cloud technologies and provides companies with the single point of truth (SPoT) for accessing documents. Since 2005, kgs has been certifying ArchiveLink® and ILM interfaces for SAP worldwide and is a global SAP Value Added Solutions Partner.

The only duty we have to history is to rewrite it" Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900). As a software company, our clock is turning faster. We reinvent ourselves every day and you can see that.

Since March 2021, the new kgs logo and the accompanying complete corporate design also visualise the new kgs world. Our motto: Focus. We focus daily on the best possible performance for our customers and our product world has the intelligent archiving solution absolutely in focus. #funfastfocus

Beginning of the kgs success story with the idea to connect systems for archiving & document management to SAP.

Entry of Maxburg Capital Partners GmbH in November 2018 for securing and strengthening the company’s further growth.

400+ companies like 1&1, Hensoldt and EnBW use kgs solutions worldwide. 20+ smart partners trust in kgs solutions

January 2020: kga unites all product modules for archiving and migration under the tia® brand name - the intelligent archive

From Hidden Star to Fascinator: For kgs, the stability of the products is utmost priority since archiving is based on trust and reliability. These company values were already embodied by the founders Reiner Kraus and Stefan Grau. As suppliers of connections to SAP, the founders were successful in no time at all. They also made a name for themselves with SAP: In 2005, kgs was granted the status of being the only company, apart from SAP itself, that is permitted to make certifications for ArchiveLink (and later also for ILM) on behalf of SAP.

A project with a large chemical company then catapulted kgs into today’s primary business model: When a new storage technology was to be introduced, the idea matured that all of the DMS and archive systems’ overhead was not needed at all. It sufficed to add a lean management layer to SAP ArchiveLink that directly communicates with the storage. Based on this, the kgs archive was developed for end customers – a genuine alternative for large DMS and ECM systems, when the actual focus is on archiving.

The kgs vision now bears the name tia®: Under the new brand, launched in 2020, all existing product modules are united into one common vision of the intelligent document archive. tia® stands for a new generation of archiving, can be connected to any applications, storage solutions and cloud technologies, and provides companies with the single point of truth regarding document archiving. What is more, kgs is developing new intelligence for autonomous archiving in joint forces with tia®.

Winfried Althaus


Winfried Althaus has been Managing Director/CEO at kgs since 2013. The graduate engineer, who lives in Frankfurt am Main, has almost 30 years of experience in IT with a focus on sales and marketing as well as the development of new corporate structures at home and abroad.

Stefan Sommer

Head of Finance & Operations

With Stefan Sommer, the kgs management team has been completed. Since May 2020, the Wiesbaden-born finance professional has been Head of Finance & Operations, leading the kgs team in all aspects of numbers, organization and legal.

Benny Schröder

Head of R&D

Benny Schröder has been an employee of kgs since 2013 and worked as a project manager in the Professional Service department until the end of 2017. Since the beginning of 2018 he has been responsible for these two areas as Head of R&D. He has almost 15 years of experience in managing and implementing projects for document management software products.

Ben Brinsat

Head of Sales

Ben Brinsat has been Head of Sales at kgs since 2018. With over 18 years of sales experience, the Bielefeld-born East Westphalian, who lives in Frankfurt, has worked as a key account manager across all industries. Most recently as Business Development Manager for an American group, responsible for the market success of output and tracking software in the D/A/CH region.

Pierre Fey

Head of Professional Services

Pierre Fey has been responsible for the company's consulting team as Head of Professional Services since the beginning of 2019. The driving force behind the company, who comes from the Koblenz region, has almost 15 years of experience in the management and implementation of IT projects. Pierre has made it his goal to create the perfect, lean implementation process for an archive where customer benefit is the absolute priority.

Johanna Zinn

Head of Marketing

Johanna Zinn has been Head of Marketing at kgs since mid-2019 and is responsible for everything to do with communications. After her studies in Mainz, the Berlin-born artist moved to Frankfurt am Main. The experienced marketing specialist has been working in the IT industry for about 10 years and always tries to close her eyes to the obvious in order to recognize the special.

Jochen Heybrock

Head of Partner Sales

Jochen Heybrock has been head of partner management at kgs since the beginning of 2020. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Heybrock has been responsible for the indirect business of the top-selling German sales partners at Siemens Industry Software GmbH & Co. KG. His goals at kgs: to significantly expand the indirect business, and in the medium term to expand throughout Europe and in the USA. Furthermore, to strengthen existing partnerships and to lead additional new partnerships to success.