We’ve been working on the future for years.

Want to know what the future holds? Then we have good news
for you. Futurologists predict that human evolution will succeed – if big ideas are made bigger and existing technologies are transported into the future.

This involves catching flashes of insight and channeling them in the right direction. We’ve been proving this theory right for more than 80 years. With our software, consulting, and training solutions. We make complex things simpler, and we make some things happen on their own – benefiting companies of all shapes and sizes. And as a partner or employee, you’ll carve out your own successful future, too.

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At a glance

407 million euros
annual sales for Haufe Group
employees worldwide
All DAX 30
companies rely on our expertise
seminar participants at Haufe Akademie every year
reference letters are created with Haufe Zeugnis Manager every year
NPS: 75.6
customer satisfaction for smartsteuer tax software
Lexware software market share based on sales
“We tackle the big challenges of our time with direct employee involvement, teamwork, and communication. The days when bosses made decisions on their own are over. We’ll master the future together.”
Markus Reithwiesner, CEO

Markus Reithwiesner is Holding Director of Haufe Group. In this position, he is responsible for Electronic Publishing, Product Development, Business Development, and Program Development throughout Haufe Group, as well as for the Haufe and Lexware brands.

In 1998, he joined Lexware GmbH & Co. KG, which was previously a subsidiary of Haufe Group, as Managing Director. Furthermore, he has been a member of Haufe Group’s Holding Board since 2005.

Markus Reithwiesner is an acknowledged expert in the IT industry – and was involved in it right from the start. After studying business administration in Nuremberg, he began his career at the Munich-headquartered distributor Computer 2000. He then switched to the German subsidiary of the American software provider Intuit. The company made its mark with the finance programs Quicken, QuickBooks, and QuickSteuer. Before Markus Reithwiesner transferred to Lexware in 1998, he was responsible for European business development at Intuit in his role as Director of Product Marketing. In 1998, Lexware took over Intuit’s activities in Germany.

Markus Reithwiesner is married and has two children. He enjoys spending the little leisure time he has with his family, listening to classical music, and reading.

Here, valuable models find a suitable setting.

What distinguishes a family? Its solidarity, values and traditions, but certainly also its plans and visions. This becomes apparent in the business world as well. Haufe Group is a family business in the best possible way. Not solely a supplier, but truly a partner. With a sense of responsibility for lasting, successful relationships.

Just like in every family, stability and security are important factors – yet always coupled with a forward vision. New business fields, new characters, new challenges are welcome at all times. Because immersed in diversity, we feel at home. Haufe Group is a family business, yet still it proves greatness – in dealing with both people and projects.

“Utilizing the opportunities of digitalization means making our clients successful. This is our goal, and on that account, we keep reinventing ourselves – for our clients and for ourselves.”
Birte Hackenjos, COO

As Holding Director of Haufe Group, Birte Hackenjos is responsible for operational business within the Group. In this position, she heads the units Business Technology Services (software development and IT), Editorial Department & Content Engineering, Customer Management, and Project Portfolio Management, with a total of approximately 600 employees at different locations across Germany and Europe.

Birte Hackenjos is a fully qualified lawyer and began her career at the Rudolf Haufe publishing house in 1997. She experienced the transformation of the enterprise group, which already comprised the software company Lexware, and soon helped shape it. In particular, Birte Hackenjos has driven the successful digitization of the traditional publishing business and the strategic realignment from print to online for Haufe Group. She was appointed to the Holding Board of Haufe Group at the start of 2013 and is responsible for structure, organization, and implementation management, as well as for the strategic alignment of the enterprise group. As an “entrepreneur in an enterprise”, Birte Hackenjos believes that a key success factor is to create conditions that empower employees to use their competencies to the full.

Birte Hackenjos is actively engaged in various cross-industry committees. Among other positions, she is a member of the managing committee of Baden-Württemberg: Connected e.V. (bwcon) and of the interest group for copyright and right of publication of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association.

She is a keen cellist and has played for many years with The Management Symphony orchestra. Birte Hackenjos also enjoys endurance sports on her road bike and mountain bike.

A fixed constant is the will to change things.

It’s not that we want to change – we must change. Change is the basis of progress. And progress should happen at every single workplace. The future lies in decentralized and agile solutions, right down to the smallest unit.

Sometimes, gentle tweaking is enough. Sometimes, you need a complete overhaul. Markets change and companies must adapt their business accordingly. To empower them to do this, Haufe Group delivers new or continuously advanced technologies.

Why a company on the edge of the Black Forest, of all places? The people here have always been good at inventing things. That’s why the region is one of the most innovative in the European Union. And that’s not about to change in the future.

„Den großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit begegnen wir mit direkter Einbeziehung unserer Mitarbeiter, Teamwork und Kommunikation. Die Zeit der einsamen Entscheidungen seitens des Vorstands ist vorbei. Gemeinsam meistern wir die Zukunft.“
Martin Laqua, CEO/CFO

Markus Reithwiesner, Jahrgang 1962, ist Holding- Geschäftsführer der Haufe Gruppe. In dieser Position ist er gruppenweit verantwortlich für die Bereiche Elektronisches Publizieren, Produktentwicklung, Business Development und Programmentwicklung sowie die Marken Lexware und Haufe.

Er kam 1998 als Geschäftsführer zur Lexware GmbH & Co. KG, einem früheren Unternehmen der Haufe Gruppe und ist seit 2005 zusätzlich Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung der Haufe Gruppe.

Markus Reithwiesner ist ein ausgewiesener Experte in der IT-Branche – und von Anfang an dabei. Nach dem Studium der Betriebswirtschaftslehre in Nürnberg begann er seine Karriere beim Münchner Distributor Computer 2000. Danach wechselte er in die deutsche Niederlassung des amerikanischen Softwareherstellers Intuit. Das Unternehmen machte sich einen Namen mit den Finanzprogrammen Quicken, QuickBooks und QuickSteuer. Bevor Markus Reithwiesner 1998 zu Lexware wechselte war er bei Intuit als Direktor Produktmarketing für die Entwicklung des Europageschäftes verantwortlich. Die Aktivitäten von Intuit in Deutschland wurden 1998 von Lexware übernommen.

Markus Reithwiesner ist verheiratet und hat zwei Kinder. Seine knapp bemessene Freizeit verbringt er am liebsten mit seiner Familie, klassischer Musik und Lesen.

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Haufe Group Brands


“The most important driver of business success is people who do the right thing.” As a provider of integrated business and workplace solutions, we are wholly committed to management that puts employees at the heart of entrepreneurial reasoning and actions.

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Haufe Akademie

With a range of offerings that spans seminars, tailored e-learning solutions, in-house training, and systemic organizational consulting, Haufe Akademie is the ideal full-service partner for workplace qualifications for companies of all sizes.

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Lexware products help users bring order to their business and personal finances – from bookkeeping through retailing and taxes.
Lexware gives customers the security of an all-round package with innovative software, comprehensive online services, industry knowledge, and business networks.

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Semigator Ltd. provides Germany’s biggest internet marketplace for advanced training and a procurement platform for training for big and medium-sized companies.
(Whether personnel manager, purchasing agent, specialist or executive: Semigator facilitates finding the right advanced training measures.)

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Since 2009, smartsteuer Ltd. has been represented in the tax market with its online tax return at www.smartsteuer.de and is considered one of the market leaders in the industry. The goal of smartsteuer Ltd. is to accompany taxpayers for issuing their tax returns with the  fastest, easiest and safest online product.

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The accounting software lexoffice makes accounting easier than ever! Writing bills, creating quotations, scanning receipts – simple and online!

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The Schäffer-Poeschel publisher for Economics ·Taxes ·Law Ltd. has the longest tradition among all specialized industrial management publishers and is one of the leading economics books publishers in the German-speaking area.

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Verlag für ControllingWissen (Publisher for Controlling Knowledge)

The Verlag für ControllingWissen plc. has set its goal to process the controlling know-how required for practical working and to provide you with information about the latest developments in controlling.

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Our Partners


Haufe Group is in regular dialog with Google. We’re part of annual strategy meetings and have hosted joint training events.

Amazon Webservices

For some time now, Haufe Group has been pursuing a cloud strategy to help customers use Haufe Group products even better. It therefore made sense to cooperate with the world’s biggest cloud provider to profit from its technology innovations. Haufe Group has been an AWS partner since 2016. In addition to co-innovations based on AWS, the two companies jointly host workshops and meet-ups in the German IT community – to spread the word about the cloud.


For many years now, we have been one of the biggest Microsoft Gold Partners in the German software development environment. Haufe Group develops numerous products based on a wide range of Microsoft solutions to keep its customers on course for success. Throughout the partnership, more joint projects and initiatives have been set up – for example, Haufe Group was supported by Microsoft in its transition into the cloud and deploys innovative solutions such as Office365.


Haufe Discovery
15 Hersam Street, Stoneham,
Boston, MA 02180
Haufe Inc.
107 Northside Square
Huntsville, Al 358001
Haufe-umantis Spain S.L.
World Trade Center Barcelona, Moll de Barcelona, Edf. Sur, Planta 4
08039 Barcelona
Haufe umantis AG
Unterstraße 11
CH-9001 St. Gallen
Haufe Advisory GmbH
Gonzagagasse 15/5
A-1010 Wien
Haufe Technology Co. Ltd
11 Hua Yuan Dong Lu
Tai Xing Da Sha, Unit 312
Hai Dian Qu, 100191 Beijing
Haufe-Lexware Romania SRL
Calea Dorobantilor Nr.48
400117 Cluj-Napoca
Haufe-Lexware Romania SRL
Gheorghe Lazar 24
300081 Timișoara
Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG
Munzinger Straße 9
79111 Freiburg
Haufe Akademie GmbH & Co. KG
Munzinger Straße 9
79111 Freiburg/Breisgau
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Munzinger Straße 9
79111 Freiburg
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Lörracher Straße 9
79115 Freiburg/Breisgau
Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co. KG
Fraunhoferstraße 5
82152 Planegg/München
Verlag für ControllingWissen AG
Münchner Straße 10
82237 Wörthsee-Etterschlag
Haufe New Times
Tangstedter Landstraße 83
22415 Hamburg
Schäffer-Poeschel Verlag
Reinsburgstraße 27
70178 Stuttgart
Steuerbot GmbH
Kirchheimer Str. 64A
70619 Stuttgart
Haufe Akademie GmbH & Co. KG
Offenbacher Straße 98
63263 Neu-Isenburg
Semigator GmbH
Kaiser-Friedrich-Ring 67
65185 Wiesbaden
Haufe-Lexware Services GmbH & Co. KG
Niederlassung Würzburg
Unternehmensbereich Media Sales
Im Kreuz 9
97076 Würzburg
Haufe-Lexware Real Estate AG
Stresemannstraße 4
33602 Bielefeld
smartsteuer GmbH
Lister Meile 27
30161 Hannover
Semigator GmbH
Edisonstraße 63, Aufgang E
12459 Berlin
Haufe Discovery GmbH
Gerichtsweg 28
04103 Leipzig
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107 Northside Square
Huntsville, Al 358001
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107 Northside Square
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