The early years - how it all began
Bernhard Gruber and Heinz Petters shared an early connection through their fascination with computers and programming. In January 1970, the two created their first timetable program for schools on the IBM mainframe computer S/360. Assembler was the programming language used then.
In this building, Untis was founded on 7 January 1970.
It all began at the IBM building located on Vienna's Danube Canal. In a corridor, Bernhard Gruber and Heinz Petters worked on the first computer-aided optimisation of a timetable. It was important for them to have access to a puncher. (If you want to know what that is, you best have a look in a historic encyclopaedia on data processing ;-).
Salzburg Meeting: focusing on the user
Our Salzburg Meeting has changed over the years and decades, and today it is a platform used for intensive exchange on different levels: from school authorities to multipliers to countries. Additionally, the work of the past year is presented, innovations are introduced and ideas for the future are discussed.
The first office
In 1978, Gruber & Petters bought an appartment on the ground floor of Wolfikstraße 32, Stockerau, Lower Austria. It would be there first office.
25 years Gruber&Petters
Up to the 2000s, only Bernhard Gruber and Heinz Petters worked on Untis. They were supported almost from the beginning by Christine Gruber, and later also by Christine Petters. The first non-family employee was Gerda Tischnofsky, who joined them in 1981. In 1995 all of them celebrated the 25th anniversary of Untis.
Untis has continuously been developed and improved. In 2005, the first WebUntis version was added to the desktop version.
In 1999, Martin Rösel joined the team. His idea: to create an online version. He was given a largely free hand for it. This entirely new approach to Untis, technically speaking but in part also content-wise, brought about a totally different view and with it, exciting discussions. In the end, WebUntis has proven to be an extremely important investment in the future.
Start of the electronic class register
More than 20,000 educational institutions already work with Untis
More than 20,000 educational institutions world-wide use our products, from small primary schools to complex universities.
New organisation and management
At this point, we should perhaps reveal what significant impact this has had on our lives, on the history of our company, on our Untis product and now on the lives of our staff:
“We have been working on ONE piece of work for decades. If we were architects this would correspond to a building inhabited by thousands of people, which is continuously improved and re-designed. It is a very special feeling to create and take care of something – now together with many team members – which has an impact on the everyday lives of millions. It is a wonderful feeling.”
Where we work determines how we work
In 2014, it became clear that our site at Belvederegasse 11 would soon be too small for all of us, so we started the construction of a new building for Untis in 2015.
Untis GmbH's head office thus remains in Stockerau, a town close to Vienna. With our regional partners all over the world as Untis contacts, we're increasing our regional availability and guaranteeing individual and comprehensive service.
Untis Mobile ranked first place
At the beginning of the school year, our Untis Mobile app is ranked first place in the app store with over 2.5 million users.
Despite continuous growth and development, Untis always adheres to its values: All of us want to make everything better.
Not only our program has grown over the years, but so has our team. Untis is growing quickly and now employs more than 70 people in development, marketing & sales, support and administration.