Core Values

Customer Success

Quality

Respect

Integrity

Sustainability

EXA STORY

Our History

What started as a humble consulting firm has now become a global leader in software solutions and services for financial transformation. At EXA, we believe in the power of technology to help businesses transition to a more sustainable world. Our solutions enable our customers to achieve greater compliance, efficiency, sustainability, and transparency in the way they run their business.

Our digital transformation solutions and services are built on the latest SAP and other cutting-edge technologies, ensuring that our customers benefit from value-adding solutions that optimize their business operations and manage distributed locations effectively. Our close collaboration with SAP in the areas of S/4HANA, SAP Cloud Platform, and Analytics means that we are always at the forefront of technology, offering our customers the most innovative and first-rate digital transformation consulting.

In 2021, EXA AG joined hands with SNP Schneider-Neureither & Partner SE, opening up excellent opportunities for both companies to leverage their synergies to better serve our client base worldwide. SNP is a world-leading provider of software for managing complex digital transformation processes, most known for its powerful CrystalBridge® transformation platform and its unique BLUEFIELD™ approach to facilitate SAP S/4HANA integration.

Our journey of innovation and evolution is ongoing. We are continuously enhancing and adding new features to our Global Value Chain (GVC) and Operational Transfer Pricing (OTP) solutions. With our latest offering – Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) – we are responding to market needs and following our vision of shaping a sustainable future through digital innovation. At EXA, we are committed to staying ahead of the curve and providing our customers with the most comprehensive and innovative solutions for their business needs.

In 2018, EXA launched its OTP solution, designed to help large multinational enterprises (MNEs) monitor and manage transfer prices. This solution has gained popularity among many MNEs, helping EXA to attract some big names and gain a firm foothold in the field. EXA’s OTP solution is now being used globally, solidifying the company’s position as a major player in this market. 

Imagine a world in which businesses can manage their costs and profitability effortlessly. That world is now a reality, thanks to EXA’s cutting-edge GVC solution. Originally known as Group Costing and Profitability (GCP), GVC underwent a transformative journey from mid-2015 to the present day. EXA invested significant time and resources into developing the solution to operate on the latest SAP technologies including HANA and Fiori/UI5. The result is a state-of-the-art solution with powerful features such as Analytics, Product Costing, Actual Costing, Unrealized Profit in Inventory, and a range of simulations that can enhance your end-to-end value chains. With a name that more accurately reflects its purpose, the GVC solution is poised to revolutionize the way in which businesses manage their costs and profitability. 

In 2012, a group of savvy executives and experts from SAP founded EXA in Germany. They quickly expanded with subsidiaries in India and the US, offering SAP consulting services to manufacturing and logistics businesses. However, their vision was always to create innovative solutions alongside their clients to fill gaps in the market. 

As pioneers in the HANA space, EXA was among the first to provide a groundbreaking solution for detecting emerging issues for a major American manufacturer of farm machinery and industrial equipment. They also delivered multiple projects with high-tech process and engineered products manufacturers in the area of SAP PLM. 

EXA always sought opportunities to develop their own solutions and collaborated with customers to create their first groundbreaking solution, Process Control. Today, this solution has been implemented in numerous companies worldwide and continues to be an industry leader. 

OUR CORNERSTONES

Corporate Governance

The cornerstone of EXA’s operations is its deep commitment to corporate governance. The company’s objective is to generate value for our clients and the environments in which they operate. The team at EXA is committed to safeguarding the future of the company and achieving sustainable growth through responsible governance geared towards long-term value creation.

Our key corporate governance practices are outlined below:

Compliance

The internal company policies of EXA and all dealings with its clients are governed by the German Corporate Governance Code (the Codex). We adhere strictly to statutory requirements and internal company policies in order to implement the compliance program correctly.

Governance – Executive Board and Supervisory Board

In accordance with the statutory requirements for a German stock corporation, EXA has a two-tier governance system characterized by a separation of personnel between management and supervisory sections. The Executive Board and Supervisory Board at EXA are committed to ensuring the future success and sustainable growth in value of our company through responsible governance and by complying with all policies under the Code satisfactorily.

Code of Conduct for Employees

The skills and motivation of our employees are essential to EXA’s long-term success. We are therefore committed to providing a positive and stimulating working environment, a broad range of training and development opportunities, and a performance-based compensation system to allow employees to contribute their skills in the best possible way. EXA promotes a culture based on mutual respect, irrespective of gender, age, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or any other diversity characteristics. The Code of Conduct at EXA places great emphasis on ethical practices within the company and with external stakeholders.

Core Values

EXA’s core values – customer success, quality, respect, integrity, and sustainability – are the principles and priorities that guide our actions, behavior, culture, and purpose. We are committed to providing our clients with the support they deserve from our company and helping them achieve their goals. We strive for excellence and quality in our solutions and services through continuous improvement. We treat people with dignity and respect and demonstrate honesty and integrity in all our dealings with others. We each play our part in reducing the environmental impact of what we do and contribute to the company’s sustainability success.

Customer success ​

Everyone at EXA has an unwavering commitment to be a good partner for our clients and support them in reaching their goals while focusing on building productive, collaborative, trusting, and beneficial relationships.

Quality

As EXA employees, we make excellence and quality a part of our daily work and seek continuous improvement in all that we do. Above all, we conduct ourselves in a professional manner, are dedicated and passionate about our work, but also encourage camaraderie among internal colleagues and partners.​

Respect

At EXA, we treat everyone with respect and dignity in all our interactions. We are committed to the principle of equality and equal opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of gender, age, nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or any other diversity characteristics.​

Integrity

EXA employees demonstrate honesty and sound ethical behavior in all business transactions and personal integrity in all dealings with others. We embrace diversity and value the similarities and differences of our multicultural working environment to create a broader team spirit.​

Sustainability

For EXA, sustainability means strengthening the future viability of the company. Sustainability is therefore part of our day-to-day practice, firmly anchored in the company’s strategy. Sustainability management is an important cross-cutting function at EXA, enabling us to take advantage of business opportunities and minimize risks. Our actions are rooted in the sustainability requirements of our customers. We continuously improve our response to issues of the future, such as climate protection and resource efficiency, and are constantly working to enhance our own sustainable practices, keeping in line with industry best practices on this policy.

OUR TEAM

Executive Leadership

CEO

Jörg Kaschytza

Jörg Kaschytza is CEO at EXA. In his career as a management consultant for Finance and Transformation, Jörg has spent the past 28 years guiding global customers in harmonization and standardization programs. Since 2000, Jörg has held senior management and MD positions in various international consulting firms. In 2016, he joined SNP as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, focusing on the standardization of global solutioning, transformation advisory, and partner enablement.

CTO

Steffen Köck

Steffen Köck’s tenure as CTO at EXA AG reflects his expertise and leadership in the field of software development, particularly in finance and controlling solutions. Since joining the company in 2015, he held various leadership positions, culminating in his role as CTO. His focus on building a globally active development and delivery team underscores EXA’s understanding of a customer-centric philosophy, where innovation and clients go hand in hand.

OUR TEAM

Supervisory Board

Chairman

Dr. Jens Amail 

Dr. Jens Amail has been CEO of SNP SE since mid-January 2023. Before joining SNP, Jens had a long tenure at two global German high-tech companies and was actively involved with Siemens in various positions for over 10 years. Over the past 15 years, prior to joining SNP, he held various management positions at SAP. Jens worked in predominantly international roles, spending six years in the Silicon Valley, over two years in China, and three years in the United Kingdom, during which time, he has built a broad network of contacts. Jens has extensive experience in the software industry and the cloud environment. 

Vice Chairman

Harald Martin

Harald is Senior Vice President in the SAP Customer Success board area, leading the Services Partner Business Development with a focus on the acceleration of the adoption of SAP’s Cloud offerings, jointly with our strategic system integrators. Before taking up this role, Harald was Senior Vice President of the SAP Global Partner Operations organization, responsible for the channel expansion strategy to identify and build additional indirect revenue streams. Harald had previously held various roles including Head of Strategic Service Partners, SAP’s Internet / Intranet strategy, corporate business development, and joint go-to-market with partners for SAP products, such as NetWeaver, ERP, Analytics, and MDM. 

Harald is an SAP veteran with over 29 years of experience in various roles. In particular, he has outstanding expertise in strategic alliances, partner business development, sales, complex project management, and a broad understanding of and experience in American, European, and Asian business cultures. 

He is based at the SAP Corporate Headquarters in Walldorf, Germany. 

Member

Martin Stillger

Martin was CEO of the Board of Materials Services at thyssenkrupp. Prior to this,
Martin was responsible for European Distribution Units and the Industrial Service
business unit at thyssenkrupp Materials. Previously, he spent 17 years at Barmag,
the world’s leading manufacturer of manmade fiber machinery, during which time
he spent five years as a board member and five years as CEO of the company.
Martin holds a degree in mechanical engineering and has spent many years in sales
and marketing-related functions. He has also held various chairs on international
supervisory boards within and outside his main area of responsibility.
Member

Jörg Vierfuß

Jörg joined SNP in 2012 and is currently Head of Corporate Finance and Order to Cash at the headquarters in Heidelberg.

Prior to this, he has held various commercial management positions at Freudenberg and SNP for around 25 years. Jörg studied business administration at the University of Mannheim and gained his first professional experience in banking at the Landesbank Baden Württemberg and as an auditor at Deloitte.

Member

Divya Vir Rastogi

Divya Vir Rastogi is co-founder and board member of EXA and has over 40 years of industry experience, including significant leadership roles. Prior to EXA, he worked as Vice President of SAP Custom Development at SAP SE and was responsible for sales in EMEA. He was also instrumental in the rapid growth of SAP Custom Development in the Americas. Divya Vir has a strong track record of setting up and successfully managing regional organizations and international subsidiaries of various global manufacturing and technology companies. 

At the start of his career, Divya Vir worked extensively on industrial automation in Europe. He designed, developed, and successfully launched complete automation systems – from PLCs to SCADA. 

Divya Vir has a B.E. (Hons.) degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and an Executive MBA from the University of Chicago.