About us

Who are we?

General view of the company building of Digital Life Sciences

Digital Life Sciences GmbH

Sin­ce 2007, we as Di­gi­tal Life Sci­en­ces GmbH are the part­ner of d.velop AG for GxP-com­pli­ant do­cu­men­ta­ti­on so­lu­ti­ons. Thi­lo Gu­kel­ber­ger and Die­ter Schul­ten ma­na­ge the com­pa­ny with the long-time ex­per­ti­se of for­mer em­ployees of d.velop AG. Thus, we are also si­gni­fi­cant co-in­ven­tors of our ba­sic pro­duct d.velop do­cu­ments (form­er­ly d.3ecm), which is now used by more than 12,500 cus­to­mers world­wi­de as a cen­tral ECM/DMS/archive sys­tem. Our so­lu­ti­ons see them­sel­ves as a com­ple­men­ta­ry sup­ple­ment to d.velop do­cu­ments (form­er­ly d.3ecm) They pri­ma­ri­ly ad­dress do­cu­ment-ba­sed pro­ces­ses of manufacturing/production and the qua­li­ty ma­nage­ment. In ad­di­ti­on to our cus­to­mers of the clas­si­cal Life Sci­en­ces in­dus­try (phar­maceu­ti­cal, me­di­cal tech­no­lo­gy, food sup­ple­ments, cos­me­tics), also cus­to­mers from the steel in­dus­try and the ser­vice sec­tor trust our solutions.

d.velop AG

With more than 1,000 em­ployees in the d.velop group, d.velop AG, foun­ded in 1992 by Chris­toph Plie­te and Thi­lo Gu­kel­ber­ger, de­ve­lo­ps and mar­kets soft­ware that op­ti­mi­zes do­cu­ment-ba­sed busi­ness and de­cis­i­on-ma­king pro­ces­ses in com­pa­nies. More than 3.1 mil­li­on users trust the ef­fi­ci­ent do­cu­ment ma­nage­ment and archiving.

Picture of the central building of d.velop AG on the campus
Get to know our fan­ta­stic team

Some faces behind the success

Wi­t­hout them, we wouldn’t exist

Tim Dönnebrink 

Head of Sales

Georg Langbehn 

Ac­count Manager

Frank Laumann 

Di­rec­tor Operations

Sebastian Selting 

Mar­ke­ting Manager

Sarah Feldmann 

Head of Soft­ware Qua­li­ty Assurance

Dr. Dennis Sandkühler 

Qua­li­ty Ma­nage­ment Officer

Dirk Bönnen 

Head of Development

Dieter Schulten 

Ma­na­ging Director

Thilo Gukelberger 

Ma­na­ging Director


When peo­p­le work tog­e­ther, mista­kes and oc­ca­sio­nal fric­tions are ine­vi­ta­ble. Re­spectful in­ter­ac­tion is the ba­sis for fac­tu­al com­mu­ni­ca­ti­on and for co­ping with chal­len­ging si­tua­tions or even con­flicts. “Al­ways tre­at others as you would like to be trea­ted by them.” This prin­ci­ple is our leit­mo­tiv when deal­ing with col­le­agues, sup­pli­ers and customers.

Perseverance and continuity

“Slow and ste­ady wins the race,” as the say­ing goes. Per­se­ver­ance is one of our most im­portant suc­cess fac­tors. Many of our mar­ket com­pa­n­ions and their IT so­lu­ti­ons come and go. Ho­we­ver, our cus­to­mers at­tach gre­at im­portance to long-term busi­ness re­la­ti­onships. Per­se­ver­ance, a vir­tue that has be­co­me rare in our fast-mo­ving so­cie­ty, leads to suc­cess. Our com­pa­ny histo­ry pro­ves this.


We live in a per­for­mance-ori­en­ted world. Every em­ployee con­tri­bu­tes to the suc­cess of our com­pa­ny th­rough his or her per­for­mance. Per­for­mance must be wort­hwhile. We have the­r­e­fo­re de­ve­lo­ped an em­ployee par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on mo­del th­rough which every em­ployee shares in the company’s profits.

Responsibility and sincerity

We live the re­spon­si­bi­li­ty towards our cus­to­mers. Sin­ce 2009, we have been sup­p­ly­ing cus­to­mers from the GxP en­vi­ron­ment with IT so­lu­ti­ons re­qui­ring va­li­da­ti­on. We are proud not to have lost any of the­se cus­to­mers to date. Fur­ther­mo­re we al­ways want to be ho­nest, au­then­tic and re­lia­ble. Be­cau­se sin­ce­ri­ty is an ex­pres­si­on of strength of cha­rac­ter and pro­ves to be attractive.

What are our values?

IT is not an end in itself

Our two com­pa­ny foun­ders have more than 30 ye­ars of ex­pe­ri­ence in the de­ve­lo­p­ment, dis­tri­bu­ti­on and im­ple­men­ta­ti­on of soft­ware so­lu­ti­ons. The­se ye­ars have shaped us. Tech­no­lo­gy co­mes and goes. Peo­p­le re­main people. 

We do not run af­ter every short-li­ved IT trend. We live up to our re­spon­si­bi­li­ty to of­fer our cus­to­mers long-term, ma­tu­re pro­ducts at an ap­pro­pria­te to­tal cost of ownership. 


Award as “Growth Champion 2023”

For the third time, FOCUS, in co­ope­ra­ti­on with re­se­arch part­ner Sta­tis­ta GmbH, has na­med Di­gi­tal Life Sci­en­ces a “Growth Cham­pi­on”.

Sin­ce 2014, and thus for the se­venth time in a row, FOCUS has pre­sen­ted the fas­test-gro­wing com­pa­nies in Ger­ma­ny in co­ope­ra­ti­on with the mar­ket re­se­arch in­sti­tu­te Sta­tis­ta GmbH. For the year 2023, Di­gi­tal Life Sci­en­ces is also lis­ted the­re for the third time in a row! Abo­ve all, we owe this award to our loy­al cus­to­mers and employees.

Award as “Top employer medium-sized businesses 2023”

The FOCUS brand pres­ents the top em­ploy­ers in the Ger­man SME sec­tor for the 6th time in a row. The Ge­scher-ba­sed soft­ware com­pa­ny Di­gi­tal Life Sci­en­ces is once again one of the hid­den cham­pi­ons in terms of em­ployee sa­tis­fac­tion and mo­ti­va­ti­on as a “Top em­ploy­er me­di­um-si­zed busi­nesses 2023″ .

The de­cisi­ve fac­tors for the ran­king were sel­ec­tion cri­te­ria such as com­pa­ny size, em­ployee ra­tings from a Ger­ma­ny-wide on­line sur­vey, exis­ting on­line em­ploy­er ra­tings, and com­pa­ny head­quar­ters in Germany.


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Am Cam­pus 13,
48712 Ge­scher,

Contact details

Pho­ne: +49 2542 20201–0
Fax: +49 2542 20201–19
E‑Mail: info[at]digital-ls.de

Opening hours

Mon­day — Fri­day:
08:00 — 17:00


  • Mo­tor­way exit Gescher/Coesfeld
  • Par­king spaces available
  • Al­ter­na­ti­ve ad­dress for Na­vis:
    Schil­darp­stra­ße 6–8, 48712 Gescher


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