Open Domain, Inc. was founded in 1996 in San Ramon (CA) as a software development and systems integration provider. The initial focus was on development of internet and security solutions. Early customers included Bell Canada, Motorola, Siemens, SAP, as well as several US state governments.
In 1997, the first overseas office opened in Germany, which later became Open Domain Technology GmbH. It is headquartered in Potsdam near Berlin and has offices in Jever (North Germany) and Basel (Switzerland). Its main focus is on sales, consulting and support for document management products in Europe. In 2001, the first version of Open CAD Manager was released and has since been successfully implemented with several DMS as well as with multiple CAD systems. Open Domain Technology GmbH manages the relationship with the manufacturers of the DMS / ECM systems (OEM partners) and also provides management and support for customer projects. In 2013, Open Domain opened an office in Jever (Northern Germany) with a focus on providing consulting and technical support for partners and customers.