Are you looking for support with
research information systems?

Would you like to have more information about the capabilities of
research information systems?

Are you thinking about introducing a
research information system and need help making the decision?

Are you searching for
vendor-independent support for
introducing and running a
research information system?

Let us make your CRIS a success story!


Being the first independent partner for the implementation of reserach information systems, we are convinced that focusing on core competence is essential in a growing market for software providers as well as research institutions.

Profitability, scalablity, world-wide demand and standardisation efforts seen from the software providers' point of view stand against individuality, regional requirements and long-standing structures of research institutions.

Research information systems and specific requirements can only be met with tailored services. AT-CRIS GmbH always puts the client first. Your requirements are our ambition - we therefore offer our services according to your needs.

In a Nutshell

  • We are the first indepentent implementation partner for research information systems in the world.

  • 10 years of domain expertise and implementation experience

  • Vendor-independent and 100% unaffiliated

  • Professional, fast, pragmatic, competent

What we offer

Our goal is to assist CRIS clients in all aspects of the process - starting with the idea, all the way to going operational with the chosen CRIS system. Our service starts with the vision, the definition of requirements and the evaluation, a long time before any software provider is involved.

Idea / Analysis

  • Definition of

  • Analysis of
    processes and data in view of CRIS

Call for tender

  • Support and
    assistance in
    choosing a provider


  • Consulting clients during system
    introduction -
    building know-how, team structures, project


  • Implementation of the CRIS - in all
    aspects (consulting, integrations,
    configuration, etc.)


  • Support with
    Go-Live and
    assistence with day to day operations

Implementation services

When the system is chosen, we assist our clients with individually tailored implementation services to help introduce the CRIS system quickly, as well as to support using the CRIS system in the best possible way. We know your business, and we have the necessary experience. We know what you are heading towards. Reduce your risks, and let us help you.

Our implementation services will allow your research information system to become a success story:

  • Project Management: We will write up your project plans, plan and prepare steering committee meetings, coordinate between the project team and the software provider, drive implementation and ensure that deliverables are met.
  • Professional Support: Proposal procedures, reporting requirements, system integrations - we will specify and document your solutions - in English or German - ideally also in terms of feasibility within your research information system.
  • Technical Support: Does your research information system allow for individual adaptions? AT-CRIS will load your data, tailor your system, build integrations and create reports. Utilise us as your project resource.
  • Data Cleansing: We will take care of duplicates, data processing and data analysis.
  • System test and acceptance: We will supply you with test plans and quality assurance services for required system tests and acceptance processes. We will prepare test results in order to facilitate decision-making and therefore support your go-live. We can also help you implement the necessary measures for acceptance and rollout of the research information system.

Services for Software Providers

Make a margin without any expenses. No-risk outsourcing. Let us do your resource-intense implementation work. We will deliver implementation services and training, as well as compiling and implementing concepts on your behalf.

Andreas Engfer

Founder and Managing Director

Andreas Engfer studied business informatics and started his professional career over 10 years ago in Switzerland, in the domain of banking and assurances.
Back in Germany, his professional focus lay solely on implementation of research implementation systems world-wide.

As the founder and managing director of
AT-CRIS, Andreas Engfer is now living his vision of a client and service oriented market for research information systems.


We look forward to hearing from you!

Andreas Engfer
Hennebergstr. 6
DE-76131 Karlsruhe

+49(0)721 50437440
+49(0)170 5576744