It all started as a software solution for personal use
When we couldn’t find a suitable ERP system for our microcontroller business (embedded project GmbH), My wife and I decided to take matters into our own hands. I programmed our own enterprise resource planning solution based on open source technologies. It was important to me that I could easily expand the system if needed. That is still the basis of Xentral to this day.
The software was initially intended for personal use only. But as our customers started asking about it, I started adapting the version according to their needs and soon enough, the demand for the software outgrew the demand for the hardware. In 2017, Claudia and I decided to shut down our hardware business to focus on the ERP software. Today, Xentral is a multimillion-dollar company backed by Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global and Meritech Capital.