From innovation project to global player in digital project management

COMAN today – Collaboration in large projects

>6000 User

>100 Customers

30 Countries

60% Effort reduction

COMAN, a spin-off of inpro, is now on a global expansion course with its solution for digital project management. Started as a project idea and study in inpro’s innovation incubator, the company is now a successful software provider for the efficient and transparent planning and execution of large-scale industrial projects.

Collaborative Incubation: The Ideal Ecosystem for Practical Innovation

The initial research project, from which COMAN was to emerge as an independent company, was initially dedicated to the efficient planning and commissioning of production plants. A thematic focus that the then shareholders and project-participating companies of inpro – Thyssenkrupp Systems Engineering, VW and Daimler – specified and supported in numerous subsequent projects. The goal of their innovation investments was to realize savings potentials at OEMs and suppliers as well as to optimize the ramp-up phase of plants. Thanks to inpro’s unique innovation ecosystem, which orchestrates industry and research as well as their commercialization, the project team was able to learn from real plant projects right from the start and identify concrete fields of action.

Step by step to the digital planning and production solution

Once the enormous potential of digital project management in large-scale industry had been validated, the work assignment was expanded in consultation with the companies participating in the project to include the intelligent merging of the real and digital factory – the field of action: Digital Twin. This was followed by an initial prototype and a practical development phase in which, among other things, the software was brought to suitability for series production with the user groups. The next step was to ensure reliable regular operation of the digital project management solution, which led to the founding of COMAN Software GmbH.

inpro and COMAN: Valuable synergies and a strong partnership

Even after the spin-off of COMAN, the long-standing joint work with inpro was continued. inpro remains on board with COMAN as a strategic investor and sparring partner for innovation. The innovation ecosystem orchestrated by inpro remains an important driver for the start-up, while inpro receives market insights from COMAN and can identify new fields of innovation.

What our customers say

The innovation spirit of inpro

„Today’s success of COMAN shows the potential that can be found in inpro’s innovation projects. Research and development should always be as close to practice as possible. The result is technology that is used directly in everyday life and creates real added value.“

Timur Ripke, Co-Founder and CEO of COMAN Software GmbH

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