DATEV and Corporate Planning Enhance Cooperation

Users Benefit from New Interface

CP Corporate Planning AG (CP) and DATEV eG will be working together more closely in the future. The focus is on the new DATEV business software connection to the corporate performance management solutions of Corporate Planning with the tried and tested DATEVconnect interface. The integration will enable accounting data to be exchanged efficiently and securely between the two systems. Processes will be speeded up and process quality increased. Corporate Planning is one of the first vendors of business management software solutions to offer an interface of this kind. Finance departments will benefit, but so too will other departments, such as Sales and HR.

“I’m delighted that we’re beginning a new chapter in our partnership by optimizing and automating the interaction between the two systems,” says Matthias Kläsener, CEO at CP Corporate Planning AG. “The interface will enable Corporate Planning software users to import data from the DATEV system automatically and conveniently and to use drilldown functions. DATEV customers will benefit from a straightforward and convenient connection to our professional corporate performance management system with integrated business communication according to the notation standards of the IBCS Association.”

“Partnerships in the ecosystem are the basis for end-to-end digital processes for our customers. With the DATEVconnect interface, we are enabling an even closer integration and thus automation between the two systems. This will reduce the number of manual tasks required for data exchange, creating high customer value, security and efficiency gains in day-to-day business,” emphasizes Max Zintl, Product Owner of APIs in the DATEV Ecosystem.


DATEV eG is Germany’s third-largest business software vendor (IDC Ranking 2020) and one of the major European IT service providers. The tax consulting profession’s cooperative, which was founded in 1966, achieved a turnover of €1.16bn in the financial year 2020. With software, cloud solutions and know-how, the Nuremberg-based company provides the basis for digital collaboration between SMEs and the tax consultants attending to their business administration needs. Through this community, DATEV supports a total of 2.5 million companies, self-employed workers, local authorities, associations and institutions. The company with more than 8,100 employees acts in partnership with over 400,000 customers to guide them through the digitization of their commercial processes, in which privacy, data security and tax compliance are of top priority.