The company cioplenu GmbH
Our common goal: Supporting employee-led processes digitally to induce simplicity, efficiency and continuous improvement.
From an idea to the foundation of a company
Daniel Grobe and Benjamin Brockmann studied together at TU Munich and also conducted research at the Fraunhofer Institute. Based on their experience in research, industry, auditing and management consulting, they developed the idea for the software solution cioplenu.
cioplenu was founded in 2016 in cooperation with the TU Munich. In addition to the Augsburg location in the Innovation Park, the software company moved into new office space in Frankfurt am Main in 2020. Customers such as Hirschvogel, Bosch, Stabilo, Trumpf and Nabertherm come from a wide range of manufacturing industries, from mechanical and plant engineering to consumer goods and automotive. Currently, more than 100k users in over 15 countries use cioplenu.
In Frankfurt and Augsburg
Cloud-Software made in Germany
100k + software-users
Usage in 15+ countries
Versatile business partners
The name cioplenu
The name cioplenu is a neologism derived from the Latin word “cio” (I activate, I shake up, I move) and “plenum” (holistic, comprehensive). At cioplenu, we have the ambition to comprehensively simplify complex processes for operational employees with the intelligent provision of information, to enable high process adherence, and to activate potential for innovation and productivity by completely eliminating non-value-adding activities.
With cioplenu, we have found a partner that provides a strong tool in the area of process optimization to make our process documentation more efficient. In addition, the team is equipped with an extensive know-how in the area of Industry 4.0, which has vastly simplified the implementation of the solution.”
Head of IT Business Services, Hirschvogel Automotive Group
Board and advisors
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CTO SAP Hybris
Moritz Zimmermann is chief technology officer for SAP Customer Experience. In this role, he is responsible for all product innovation and development, as well as cloud deployment, covering SAP products in the areas of CRM, retail, marketing, service, and sales.
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Prof. Dr. Christian Heinrich
Professor for Digital Transformation
Christian Heinrich is Professor for Digital Transformation at Quadriga University Berlin. During and after his practical doctorate, he spent several years working on various global projects in management consultancies and industrial companies.
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stefan Braunreuther
Professor for Mechanical and Process Engineering
Stefan Braunreuther is head of the production management department at the Fraunhofer IGCV and professor at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences. As head of department, he focuses on connected production, assistance systems and company organization.
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Dr. Fabian Doemer
Managing Director Arthur D. Little Central Europe
Fabian Dömer is Managing Director of Arthur D. Little in Central Europe and Head of the Technology & Innovation Management Practice. He has 20 years of industry and consulting experience in the areas of digital transformation, IT strategy development, big data and cloud services.