DATEV eG, is the software house and IT service provider for tax consultants, auditors and lawyers and their mostly mid-cap clients. The company is one of the largest IT service providers and software houses in Germany. In 2016, for example, the company took third place in the ranking of business software suppliers in Germany (Source: IDC, 2017). The range of services mainly comprises accounting, personnel management, financial consulting, tax, office organization, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), IT services as well as further education and consulting. Together with its members, this cooperative – founded 1966 and headquartered in Nürnberg - offers solutions geared to improving the business processes of 2.5 million companies, local authorities, associations and institutions.