DVV international

DVV International is the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association.

The DVV represents the interests of the around 930 “Volkshochschulen” and their state federations, Germany’s biggest providers of further education. As a leading organisation in the area of adult education and development cooperation, DVV International has been committed to lifelong learning for more than 45 years. The institute works together with more than 200 partners in over 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe.

The software previously being used for the project accounting was no longer being developed further. This made it necessary for DVV International to look for another system for the project accounting.

After a lengthy decision-making process, DVV International chose the Cloud Plus solution WINPACCS in November 2012. mbi consultants conveyed the knowhow necessary to use the system in a consulting phase with a subsequent train-the-trainer course.

The subsequent rollout of the system in the global projects was handled almost exclusively by DVV’s own employees, who trained the local specialists in the application with great competence and commitment.


After an extensive evaluation phase, we decided on the WINPACCS Cloud Plus solution. The decisive factor is the application’s focus on the requirements of international organisations in development cooperation. Even after the successful rollout phase, we feel very well looked after by mbi. Our support enquiries are answered competently and directly. And our needs are also taken into account in the further development of the application and we feel well advised.

Gabriele Kleinen-Rätz
Administration Manager, DVV international