CIB spins off new allotropia software GmbH

CIB labs creates startup company allotropia software GmbH.

Munich and Hamburg, Germany – January 13th, 2021

With digitalisation and IT process automation picking up speed significantly, CIB labs GmbH spins off startup company allotropia software GmbH to work on innovative opensource solutions for the digital collaboration age.

One of the leading companies behind the LibreOffice commercial ecosystem, as well as an established software vendor in the digital business process management domain (BPM) with billions of documents generated every year, CIB sees significant value-add in having state-of-the-art and industry-leading opensource productivity software available.

“With everyone from SMBs to governments now going fully digital, we see significant demand for integrated, secure, and GDPR-conforming digital document lifecycle solutions,” says Uli Brandner, CEO and owner of CIB labs. “We have continuously invested into LibreOffice to play an important role in our solution stack, and are now taking the next step by setting up a dedicated company with a laser-sharp focus on delivering fully cloud-based versions – in-line with our ongoing push for browser-based products.
Being able to build on the multi-decade value of existing OpenSource solutions, as well as the equally many years of experience of our LibreOffice engineering team there, gets us both a significant head start, and the confidence to deliver quality solutions.”

LibreOffice engineering consultancy and “LibreOffice powered by CIB” will remain an important part in CIB’s portfolio, now being served and further improved by allotropia software GmbH. “For our customers, this generates the win-win-win situation of having an established, rock-solid partner like CIB, delivering state-of-the-art opensource software, plus the agility of an innovative startup developing new solutions”, adds Uli Brandner.

“We are excited to be given the opportunity to focus on LibreOffice and related OpenSource productivity tools, and continue the 30 years journey this software has travelled – onwards to be even more ubiquituous, pluggable and portable. What has remained true since at least 20 years – is that OpenSource software market share keeps growing & companies innovating around and on top of it. We’ll happily ride that wave!” says Thorsten Behrens, CEO and owner of allotropia software GmbH.

About allotropia software GmbH

allotropia logo

The company allotropia software GmbH provides services, consulting and products around LibreOffice and related opensource projects. Founded in 2020 with 5 long-time developers of the project, its stated mission is to bring LibreOffice to shine – in as many different shape and form as necessary to serve modern needs towards office productivity software.
Allotropia software GmbH is headquartered in Hamburg, Germany at the birthplace of the OpenOffice/LibreOffice code and project. For more information, visit or follow @allotropiaEN on Twitter.

About CIB

The CIB group specializes in document lifecycle management applications. Renowned financial institutions and insurance companies, public administrations as well as international industrial companies are using CIB software to manage their correspondence on a daily basis. Over 500 million documents are produced per year using CIB technology. The company has 180 employees and locations in Munich, Karlsruhe, Münster, Hannover, Nuremberg, Hamburg, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Valencia, Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Minsk.
For more information, visit or follow @CIBsoftwareGmbH on Twitter.

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