25 Years of Passion for Software Development

Many years of experience in the development of individual software. More than 45 highly qualified and motivated employees. Quality, creativity and sustainable business - that is trinidat.

<strong>25 Years of Passion for Software Development</strong>
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Your strong software partner

As an owner-managed medium-sized company from Düsseldorf, trinidat has grown continuously since the company was founded in 1997. Meanwhile, our team consists of more than 45 employees. Our natural growth is based on healthy structures and sustainable business strategies. Guided by values such as reliability, transparency and seriousness, we focus on fair cooperation and a truly cooperative partnership.

The management

In May 1997, Christoph Spielmann and Manfred Hoffbauer founded trinidat Software-Entwicklung GmbH. Since then, the founders and managing directors have led the company with their passion for software development, perseverance and expertise.

With us, you always have a competent contact person who will provide you with qualified advice. Because every project at trinidat is managed by one of our managing directors.

Manfred Hoffbauer

Manfred Hoffbauer

Manfred Hoffbauer has been developing application software with a focus on databases for 40 years and has published more than 20 books on various database systems, especially Microsoft Access. As a founding partner and managing director of trinidat, the trained IT businessman programmed Windows and web applications himself for many years. In the meantime, he concentrates on project management, personnel management, strategy and organization. He stands for traditional values and strives for a collegial and goal-oriented cooperation of employees and customers.

Christoph Spielmann

Christoph Spielmann

Christoph Spielmann is a programmer with heart and soul. Together with Manfred Hoffbauer, he has published numerous books on the subject of Microsoft Access. As a founding partner and managing director of trinidat, he is a pioneer in innovative technologies. For example, he programmed one of the first web applications with the .NET Framework. At trinidat, Christoph manages numerous software projects and takes care of trinidat’s IT technology and digitalization.

Tobias Geisler

Tobias Geisler

As the managing director of a younger generation, Tobias Geisler advises and supports our customers in digitization projects.

Thanks to his many years of experience on the industry side, the 37-year-old knows exactly the customer requirements for individual software. The mechanical engineer was previously the purchasing manager of a large medium-sized company, where he was responsible for the implementation of complex software projects, among other things.

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25 years of software development

We are not in a hurry, but are growing slowly and healthily and have been doing so for 25 years. In the software industry, that’s a long time. Tools, techniques and requirements are constantly changing. We like the dynamics in the IT industry – we are motivated by change because it has made us what we are today.

We work hard and with full commitment on your project and are only satisfied when you are. Our ambition is that you become and remain our satisfied customer. This clear customer focus is also reflected in our large proportion of long-standing regular customers.

  • trinidat celebrates its birthday!

    25 years ago Manfred Hoffbauer and Christoph Spielmann founded TriniDat Software-Entwicklung GmbH. What started as a two-man company in the 90s has today developed into a flourishing software specialist with more than 40 employees.

  • More than 40 employees

    With three new additions for software development and project management, the trinidat team cracks the 40-employee mark for the first time.

  • Reinforcement of the management

    Since May 2021, Tobias Geisler has been supporting our customers in digitization projects as the managing director of a younger generation.

  • Digitization@Home


    Most of our employees work primarily at home. Amazing: Thanks to video telephony, we gain new customers, new projects and even new employees. The need for digitization in the SME sector is growing and we continue to be there for our customers. In the interest of everyone and especially of the individuals, companies and institutions severely affected by the pandemic, we wish for an improvement of the situation as soon as possible.

  • We rent an additional office floor

    Wir mieten eine zusätzliche Büroetage

    TriniDat Software-Entwicklung GmbH continues to expand and needs more space. Just at the right time the 3rd floor at our location in Benrather Straße 7 becomes free and we rent this floor additionally.

  • First standard product is available

    First standard product is available

    Our first standard product – digital time recording – is available. Due to its modular design, it can be individually adapted to the requirements of each customer.

  • First CMS goes online

    Erstes CMS geht online

    At https://www.filmdienst.de, the first content management system developed by TriniDat goes online with features individually adapted to the editorial team.

  • Improved processes

    Improved processes

    A new employee is mainly responsible for creating realization concepts. This enables us to implement the requirements of our customers more quickly.

  • Certification


    Most recent Microsoft Certified Gold Partner certification.

  • Second seat

    Second seat

    The strong growth requires space, additional office space is rented in Flinger Str. 7.

  • PHP


    Realization of a first web application with PHP.

  • Move


    In mid-2014, the company will move into new offices at Benrather Str. 7 in the heart of Düsseldorf.

  • Sales > 1.5 million euros

    Sales > 1.5 million euros

    Trinidat breaks another record – sales rise above 1.5 million euros.

  • Consolidation


    2013 is a year of consolidation for trinidat. Experiences from the previous year are being processed, and new organizational structures are being created.

  • Project highlight

    Project highlight

    In the 2nd HY the first project starts with 5 team members. We help a customer whose software must be completed by the end of the year.

  • Training company

    Training company

    TriniDat becomes a training company. An IT specialist for application development starts his apprenticeship, later successfully completes it and is taken on.

  • > 20 employees

    > 20 employees

    Trinidat continues to grow, employing more than 20 people for the first time.

  • WPF


    Realization of the first desktop application with WPF.

  • Sales > 1 million euros

    Sales > 1 million euros

    Trinidat breaks a new record – sales rise above 1 million euros.

  • > 10 employees

    > 10 employees

    Trinidat reaches double digits, employing more than 10 people for the first time.

  • Crisis New Market

    Crisis New Market

    The collapse of the “Neuer Markt” hits TriniDat hard, the company has to fight – and manages to turn things around. Since then, annual sales have remained constant or increased.

  • Euro


    On January 1, 2002, the euro is introduced as cash.

  • trinidat makes .NET

    trinidat makes .NET

    Go-Live of the first web application created by trinidat with .NET.

  • .NET


    First announcement of the .NET platform by Microsoft.

  • Company formation

    Company formation

    On May 20, 1997, TriniDat Software-Entwicklung GmbH is founded. The company is headquartered at Am Wehrhahn 45, 40211 Düsseldorf.

  • Book publication

    Book publication

    Publication of the first Access book by authors Christoph Spielmann and Manfred Hoffbauer.

  • Get to know

    Get to know

    Christoph Spielmann and Manfred Hoffbauer get to know each other at an introductory event at the UNI-GH Essen.

25 years of software development

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