Inventive approaches that make your life easier

This is LucaNet

At LucaNet, we have a goal. We want to provide software that makes life easier for financial managers everywhere. In order to continue offering our customers the most intelligent solutions along with the best services, we’re committed to constantly testing ourselves and remaining confident enough to rethink the status quo. We don’t develop applications; we create user experiences. By learning from our customers, partners, and the market, we make our software a little better every single day and come up with ideas that are truly special. At the same time, technical and technological innovation are our top priorities – together with high standards of quality, of course.

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LucaNet has enjoyed great success on the international stage. Over the years, locations and partners around the world have joined the LucaNet ranks.

In 2020, LucaNet grew to over 500 employees with more than 3,000 customers in 50 countries working with LucaNet’s all-in-one solution for consolidation, planning, reporting, and analysis.

LucaNet by milestones

LucaNet makes history and has been doing so for decades. Our focus is still on providing new intelligent solutions for you to face your challenges in accounting and controlling – as well as the kind of customer proximity you need.

1494

Summa de Arithmetica, Geometria, Proportioni et Proportionalità: The inspiration for our name, Luca Pacioli, writes the world’s first treatise on the concept of double-entry bookkeeping.

1999

Rolf-Jürgen Moll and Oliver Schmitz decide to found LucaNet.

2003

Market launch of summa • businesspilot LC/CO, the first software for consolidation and planning in one data model.

2005
  • Dominik Duchon joins LucaNet.
  • The headquarters of LucaNet relocate from Munich to Berlin.
  • The managing directors Moll, Schmitz, and Duchon each look after a location in each of their home towns: Berlin, Mönchengladbach and Munich.
2006

Start of internationalisation: office opened in the Netherlands.

2008

LucaNet receives “Top 100” Award for innovation-fostering top management.

2009

Launch of LucaNet.Financial Intelligence Suite – the first complete solution for business intelligence in accounting.

2010
  • LucaNet Goes East: office opened in China.
  • Dominik Duchon joins the Executive Board.
2011

Business expansion to the Benelux states: office opened in Belgium.

2012

Launch of new software solutions for data integration, data collection and validation as well as decentralised IC reconciliation.

2013
  • LucaNet expands to over 100 employees.
  • Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award for LucaNet.
  • “Top Consultant” Quality Seal awarded for LucaNet’s consulting services.
2014
  • Opening of the Switzerland office.
  • “Top Consultant” Quality Seal awarded for LucaNet’s consulting services.
2015
  • Continued growth: offices opened in France, Austria and Great Britain.
  • “Top Consultant” Quality Seal awarded for LucaNet’s consulting services.
2016
  • Leap across the pond: start of operations in the USA.
  • Open sesame ASEAN: opening of the Singapore office.
2017
  • LucaNet cited as international software provider in the “Market Guide for Corporate Planning Applications” published by Gartner.
  • Three 1st places for LucaNet in the largest user survey worldwide, “The Planning Survey” by BARC.
2018
  • Office opened in Spain.
  • The BARC Score for Financial Performance Management recognises LucaNet as DACH market leader.
  • “Top Consultant” Quality Seal awarded for LucaNet’s consulting services.
2019
  • The BARC Score for Financial Performance Management again recognises LucaNet as market leader.
  • Top rankings for LucaNet financial planning software in "The Planning Survey” by BARC.
2020

LucaNet.Cloud receives ISO 27001 certification.

2021

A breath of fresh air in the boardroom: Elena Aubell and Alexander Domene are appointed to the Executive Board as COO and CTO. Dominik Duchon becomes CRO and Oliver Schmitz takes on the role of CFO.

luca pacioli

So where does our name come from?

Around 500 years ago, the Tuscan Franciscan friar Luca Pacioli wrote a book which was destined to have far-reaching effects on the world of commerce. Known now simply as the Summa, the tome’s full title is Summa de arithmetica, geometria, proportioni et proportionalita. There Pacioli explains the ‘Venetian method’ of double-entry accounting.

This type of accounting – which involves an inventory, balance sheet, and profit and loss statement – remains the global standard to this day. With our company name, we wish to pay a small tribute to Luca Pacioli and his work.