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That is Xentral

Xentral helps small and medium-sized enterprises automate and simplify their day-to-day operations. The easy-to-use business software consolidates all orders, inventory, payments and shipping processes centrally in one place: creating more time, higher sales and stronger customer satisfaction. Xentral offers flexible features and extensible interfaces to all popular tech tools. With this setup, SMEs can sustainably evolve day by day. Nearly 2,000 customers have already processed over 71 million orders through the Xentral platform. This corresponds to a sales volume of almost 3 billion euros.

It all started as a software solution for personal use

Founder Story

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.

Our Management

Benedikt Sauter

Benedikt Sauter

Founder & CEO

Claudia Sauter

Claudia Sauter


Sven Pirner

Sven Pirner

Deputy General Manager

Lars Staebe

Lars Stäbe

VP Operations

Cornelia Lass

Cornelia Lass

VP People

alex koch

Alex Koch

Alex Koch
We had tested many ERP systems before, but xentral was extremely innovative and flexible. Not only the user interface, but especially from a technical perspective. I simply didn’t believe that the best software on the market had been developed by such a small team. That’s why I set them a few challenges on site. I was impressed.

Alex Koch

CTO Freigeist Capital

Life & Culture @ Xentral


Well equipped for the mission

To make sure you can be on our journey with full power, we will equip you with a new MacBook, related equipment and use modern tools like Slack, GitHub, HubSpot and Asana. You are missing something – we are always open for new suggestions!


Our secret fuel

There are no passengers on spaceship xentral – we are all crew. Even though we are physically separated, we enjoy our time together in projects, on coffee dates or virtual company parties very much. Relaxed and laid-back, yet focused and highly motivated. At xentral a healthy start-up culture is alive and well.


Even astronauts don’t stop learning

We love to challenge the status quo and that goes for ourselves too. That's why we offer you the opportunity to develop yourself further, whether on professional topics or interdisciplinary ones such as feedback training, communication or work organisation. If you have a specific training in mind, let us know.


Our coding universe

While for most people the universe consists of galaxies, stars and asteroids, our universe consists of PHP, AWS, Laravel, Symfony, Kubernetes, Docker and ArgoCD – just to name a few.


Choose your station

You decide where to launch your work day. Whether you want to work from home or from one of our hubs in Augsburg, Amsterdam, Berlin and Munich. Of course we will equip your home base.

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