What drives us

We make internal communication more secure, so that people can connect on all devices.


We make internal communication more secure so that people can connect on all devices.


We offer our customers optimal framework conditions for digital employee communication, collaboration & EX.


Employee app & social intranet, company suggestion scheme, collaboration, employee self-reflection (EX), 360° feedback.

Our vision

We offer our customers optimal framework conditions for digital employee communication, collaboration and employee experience.

For consistent IT security we do not compromise. So VALUABLE - especially in this day and age!
We stand for transparency and offer our customers fixed prices. Very VALUED - which makes us extremely happy!

Committed to the customer, not the shareholder!
As an owner-managed company, we remain independent and will continue to decide together with our customers how the platform will develop in the long term.

Family-owned - proudly independent! the original - since 2002. made in Germany.

Our solutions: Tools from the practice of an excellent family business - for the practice

We have been continuously investing in the highest security levels for 20 years - our own IT security and data protection concept developed with VR-Bank Starnberg (MaRisk/EU-DSGVO/external pentests).

With a focus on the EFQM model, the idea of the Collaboration Platform was already born in 2002 by the Ideas Workshop at Schindlerhof. The excellence company Schindlerhof, Winner European Quality Award of EFQM & four times winner of the highest German quality award (Ludwig Erhard Award in Gold), 9x in a row leading conference hotel in Germany, awarded at TOP SERVICE Germany 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023 (1st place B2B) as well as Germany's best employer at Great Place to work 2013 and 2018 - cross-sector up to 500 employees - is also special award winner Knowledge & Competence thanks to HUMANSTARSapp.

The platform, which has been continuously developed by HUMANSTARSapp as a spin-off together with the Schindlerhof team and existing customers for 20 years in practical use and has proven itself across more than 850 companies, banks, associations, medical facilities, cities and municipalities / municipal companies, schools and clubs in 120 countries, is available online and mobile or as an app for smartphones and tablets - to support transparency, networking, mobile communication and optimal services. We are delighted with the implementation and use of the system - the user rate of the platform is 80-95%.

For the Schindlerhof - Center for Business Excellence, "excellence" means being holistically oriented. It concerns all conceivable stakeholders (e.g. customers, employees, suppliers, partners, owners, etc.). The collaboration platform is therefore used in holistic communication, internally and externally.

In addition to HUMANSTARSindex - instrument for self-reflection (EX) / 360° feedback (digitalization of the mission statement) and HUMANSTARSinnovation - CIP (continuous improvement process / company suggestion scheme & idea management, collaboration), we were the first company in Germany to develop the employee app for digital communication and information of all employees at the Schindlerhof as a web app and PC version.

The system was further developed in 2010 as a hybrid application (HTML5 - browser application with a native look and feel). The 4th generation of the app is currently on the market, which is designed in cooperation with VR Bank Starnberg (joint IT security and data protection concept, MaRisk-BaFin, EU-DSGVO, own servers in Germany with Docker technology - no cloud solution, ISO27001) as a fully native app especially for the operating system of the respective end devices (iOS & Android), PC/browser and TV/infoscreens and is being further developed in an agile manner in close coordination.

We do not compromise on consistent IT security. For stability and security reasons, we offer the HUMANSTARSapp app exclusively as a fully native app (analogous to LinkedIn, Facebook, WhatsApp) with a native editor & container and do not use rich text editors with Javascript and HTML (hybrid employee apps) for the entire platform (app, browser and TV/infoscreens). Since these programming languages are not standard on mobile devices, it opens up opportunities to inject malware into the app. This is proven by our regular external penetration tests.

Your data is all stored on our servers in Germany. If you wish, you can also operate our system as a VPN tunnel connection or on-premise on your own server. Our subcontractors are also located exclusively in Germany. External penetration tests several times a year, new features and ongoing improvements in consultation with our customers and regular security updates are carried out automatically.

In addition to security-relevant companies, more and more customers are turning to HUMANSTARSapp, strategically opting for a self-sufficient solution with planning security in Germany - even in the event of an IT shutdown following a cyber attack on existing systems.

Our founders

HUMANSTARSapp is a spin-off of the Ideas Workshop at Schindlerhof - Center for Business Excellence.


"As a family business, we remain independent of investors, exits and the associated takeovers with price increases and the transfer of customer data abroad. We have been on the market for more than 20 years, stand for maximum security in Germany and offer our customers fixed prices - without long-term commitments and with full transparency. Highly valued by more than 850 customers, which makes us extremely happy!" Dr. Marcel Setzer, founder, owner and managing director of HUMANSTARSapp GmbH and the Ideenwerkstatt im Schindlerhof - Zentrum für Business Excellence.

Dr Marcel Setzer


Nicole Kobjoll-Setzer is head of Corporate Communications & Marketing at HUMANSTARSapp. Nicole is the owner and managing director of the excellence company Schindlerhof Kobjoll GmbH and won, among others, TOP SERVICE Germany 2023 (1st place B2B), Ludwig Erhard Award 2023 (Gold) and Great Place to Work as Germany's best employer 2013 and 2018, across industries up to 500 employees. Thanks to HUMANSTARSapp, the Schindlerhof is also a special award winner "Knowledge & Competence".

Nicole Kobjoll-Setzer


Klaus Kobjoll is brand ambassador of the HUMANSTARSapp and founder of Schindlerhof Kobjoll GmbH. Klaus won the Ludwig Erhard Award several times with the excellence company Schindlerhof and was the first company in Germany to win the highest European quality award. Winner EFQM Award & Special Prizes (European Role Model on People Development and Involvement with HUMANSTARSapp).

Klaus Kobjoll


Caramel is the cordiality officer at HUMANSTARSapp.

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Platform introduction, training and implementation. INSIDE meetings and seminars.

As one of the market leaders for employee communication, collaboration & employee experience tools from Germany, we support over 850 companies with 20 years of practical experience in connecting employees easily and securely with existing technologies worldwide throughout the entire employee journey.

With the HUMANSTARSacademy, we teach innovations for digital employee communication that have already been tried and tested in practice by high-performance teams and support our customers with the platform introduction, training and implementation.

With a focus on employer branding as well as employer value proposition (EVP), HUMANSTARSapp makes a very important contribution to strengthening the employer brand as well as employee satisfaction.

Employee Experience (EX) is becoming a relevant lever for employee satisfaction and motivation in companies. Our platform can be expanded with all relevant HUMANSTARSapp modules and HUMANSTARSinnovation & HUMANSTARSindex to become your complete employee experience intranet and significantly help you improve the employee experience. Here, employee experiences can be intentionally designed across the entire Employee Journey. In addition, HUMANSTARSapp gives you the ability to initiate and maintain dialogue throughout. Your company can use this potential to increase employee satisfaction.

For the introduction of your platform for employee communication, collaboration and employee experience, we offer you our individual conception, best practice examples from your industry, guideline, whitepaper data protection, company agreement and terms of use as well as online trainings and workshops internal communication, kick-off on site, implementation and support of your company's platform, INSIDE meetings, hybrid meetings - all from one source.