- About Us
With more than 2 million users, empower® is the most used MS Office add-in for corporations.
On 1 May 2020 we changed our brand name from Made in Office to empower®. Our goal is, as it’s always been, to empower® our customers to get the most out of MS Office. We deliver on that promise with ready-made software and bespoke solutions that boost productivity and effectiveness in Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Access, Teams, and Office 365.
The company’s name remains Made in Office GmbH. As a company we’re pivoting to put our focus 100% on our empower® suite of MS Office solutions. So we’ve created a new appearance with a new domain and website. Going forward, Made in Office takes a back seat as a brand.
Our story began in 2005, when Fabian Willebrand and Stephan Kuhnert founded a company together in Cologne, Germany – Made in Office GmbH – to transform how people work with MS Office: making Office easier, more consistent, and more efficient. Now, 15 years later with offices in New York, Paris, London, and Zurich, we provide our empower® customers internationally with world-class, market-leading products, services, and support.
empower® enables people all over the world to create professional documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and emails more efficiently and effectively. Our users enjoy more time to focus on their professions and the things that really matter: to be their best at work.
empower® is the world’s most-used suite of MS Office add-ins by corporations. We support more than 1,400,000 users globally. Our portfolio consists exclusively of empower® MS Office add-ins such as empower® slides and empower® docs.
Because our products integrate with the core MS Office productivity applications - PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams – our customers associate our company primarily with the empower® tools they use every day and not with the company name Made in Office GmbH. The Teams integration is important especially now that work from home has become a new normal for most corporations.
With empower® as our brand we focus on our purpose right away. Our new brand name describes both our products and our values. We emphasize our true identity as a company.
Made in Office was a fitting name for us when we first started out. Now empower® represents us better. For us, “empower” isn’t just a word; it describes our company’s mission: strengthen – improve – optimize. empower® makes us what we are.