The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Federal Government in international cooperation for sustainable development and in international educational work. GIZ's main client is the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Yet numerous other institutions such as the EU, the United Nations and companies and governments of other countries also rely on GIZ's more than fifty years of experience. The GIZ assists people and societies to confidently face the future and improve their living conditions.
GIZ has its headquarters in Bonn and Eschborn and employs a staff of over 20,000 in around 120 countries. The organisation’s business volume in 2018 amounted to approx. three billion euros.
The predecessor of WINPACCS Accounting, "PACCS", was developed by GIZ in 1987. Even after mbi GmbH acquired the rights to the software (now "WINPACCS") in 2002, the applications were further developed in close cooperation with GIZ – partly as customised versions for GIZ.
After the complete redevelopment of WINPACCS Accounting 4 and WINPACCS Cashbook 2 by mbi GmbH, GIZ switched worldwide to the new WINPACCS 2018 standard version.
Today about 3,000 users at GIZ use WINPACCS Accounting 4 and WINPACCS Cashbook 2 in about 2,000 projects. Around 1.5 million postings are forwarded annually to GIZ’s SAP corporate accounting via a web service-based interface. The accounting data is available almost in real time.
Mutual trust and excellent cooperation with the WINPACCS team resulted in versatile interfaces for vouchers, projects and budget structures. The interfaces communicate data reliably and securely between our SAP-based company accounting and WINPACCS. State-of-the-art technology now allows us to produce real-time evaluations in all of the systems involved.
Since every extension is backward compatible, mbi can continue developing the interfaces. The design aspects of our requirements are always carefully considered and optimally implemented in this development process. And as the interfaces are also employed in our development and test systems, we can perfectly adapt and test our functions in the SAP system. This works smoothly even after creating system backups.