IT Services for the Evangelical Church of Württemberg

DATAGROUP Referenz Evangelische Landeskirche, Kirche von innen

The Evangelical Church of Württemberg started the project to provide its congregations with more efficient, cost effective, and safer IT facilities, including infrastructure and full-services. The main idea was to be able to provide the parish offices all the high-quality modules of a functioning IT operation from a single source. Up until then, the congregations were decentralized. The IT environment was very heterogeneous, with a broad variety of implemented hardware and software.

Through a bidding process, DATAGROUP was selected for the second time as IT provider for the project. The following CORBOX modules are currently part of the project:

  • Data Center Services
  • Network Services
  • End User Services
  • Application Management Services
  • Communication + Collaboration Services
  • Service Desk

The overarching focus of the project was to lighten the everyday tasks of the pastors and so that they could devote more time to the important work they do in the community.

Project Goals:

  • Reduce workload through standardization and central support
  • Professional support so that IT can be a reliable, daily tool in the congregations
  • Support of the work done by pastors through shared e-mail, calendar, and filing systems
  • Simplification of relocation and substitution processes through standardized systems, uniform data structure, and centralized user administration
  • Software use in compliance with statutory regulations
  • Use of uniform programs and central maintenance
  • Improved networking between church facilities and secure communication via the Internet
  • Efficient and uniform data protection as well as effective data security based on DSGVO
  • Integrity of creation through “paperless” office and green PC
  • High level of acceptance by clergy


Thomas Hiller
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„I have had very positive experiences with troubleshooting over the phone. I had not counted on such a reliable, friendly, and patient customer service staff. (…) To me, this is to date the best service I have received via phone.“

Ernst Börkircher, Congregation Blaubeuren

About the Evangelical Church of Württemberg

With an area of approx. 20,000 square kilometers, the Evangelical Church of Württemberg covers approx. two-thirds of the Baden-Württemberg area. The state church consists of approx. 1,300 church congregations and 100 parishes. The church has approx. 2.1 million members.