Company history of menten GmbH

Exceptional market proximity is the Key to Success

Since 1989, Ralph Menten and his team have worked together with partners and customers. They were one of the first specialists to work with the then still new AS/400 server family.

More than 500 customers and 1200 installations world-wide reflect menten’s extensive experience and know-how on both hardware and software in the AS/400 environment. The company’s customers represent various business sectors, such as trade, industry, finances, energy supply, insurances, logistics as well as automobile. Many customers have been with the company from the very beginning and rely on them ever since.


Our History

  • menten GmbH - Eingangsbereich 2
  • First i-effect Webcontrol Release
  • Opening Office in Florida/USA - Menten Software LLC
  • First i-effect Mapgui Release
  • First i-effect Release 2004
  • IBM Advanced Business Partner (menten GmbH)
  • GZIP - former i-effect Solution Suite
  • EDICON - former i-effect Solution Suite
  • ASCON - former i-effect Solution Suite
  • Foundation menten GmbH 1989

Our company logo through the ages

Menten GmbH Logo Timeline

AS/400 - The Big Bang for the IT-World

The product idea - hardware, operating system, database and central functions such as communications and security fully integrated in a server platform - became one of the biggest success stories of the computer industry, with seasoned IT leaders as customers and innovative software companies as long-term partners.
Today there are more than 150,000 businesses, governments and agencies around the globe, that work with the AS/400 system and its successor models iSeries, System i or Power Systems.

Renaming - Over the years, the platform and the operating system has been renamed several times. The known attributes and performance remained intact.

  • AS/400
  • AS/400e
  • eServer iSeries
  • eServer i5 (i5/OS)
  • System i5
  • System i

  • Power Systems (i+p)
    • Power 6
    • Renaming i5/OS to IBM i