Software distribution since 1995

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KeyToData - Software distribution for over 25 years

Already since 1995 KeyToData highly specialised software for companies in the manufacturing industry.

Software support without a queue

Our customers are our top priority. We don't leave you alone when implementing the new software and are always available to answer questions while the programmes are in use.

In our Webinar series on Ideagen Quality Control (formerly InspectionXpert) we offer free software training.

KeyToData know-how


Over 25 years of experience in the software industry

As early as October 1993, the Jochen Layer, the current managing director of K2D-KeyToData GmbHTogether with two other people, he founded CSC CADKEY Support Center GmbH, a support centre for CADKEY customers in Europe. (CADKEY was the predecessor of the 3D CAD/CAM software KeyCreator).

Since the customers' needs went far beyond the provision of technical support, the portfolio was expanded in 1995 to include sales and consulting for CAD systems. At the same time, the company was renamed CASE GmbH with Jochen Layer as managing director.

The logical expansion of the software products took place in 1998 with the addition of multi-CAD viewing software solutions. Since our customers were always using a variety of different engineering software solutions and we were repeatedly asked questions about licence equipment and licence use, we decided to add the licence monitoring software License Statistics in 2007.

To complete our software portfolio, we were only missing one component: an EMPB software that supports our customers in the creation of initial sample inspection reports. In 2010, we found the right software partner for inspection planning and EMPB creation in InspectionXpert.

In 2011, the company was renamed K2D-KeyToData GmbH. Since 2015, Jochen Layer has been the sole shareholder and managing director.

In 2013, we replaced the licence monitoring software offered with the licence management software OpenLM for CAD, CAM, CAE, BIM and PLM applications.

In 2016, KeyToData was appointed Master Reseller for the EMPB software InspectionXpert in Europe.

2019 Replacement of the CAD viewer KeyView by the viewing solution 3DViewStation from Kisters AG.

April 2023 Inclusion of the 1factory quality management system in software sales as an extension and addition to the EMPB solution Ideagen Quality Control (formerly InspectionXpert).

July 2023 Rebranding from InspectionXpert to Ideagen Quality Control


Development of K2D-KeyToData GmbH


K2D was founded as CSC CADKEY Support Center GmbH.


Change of name to CASE GmbH with Jochen Layer as Managing Director.


Dealership contract with InspectionXpert Corporation.


Change of company name to K2D-KeyToData GmbH.


Jochen Layer is the sole shareholder and managing director.


KeyToData becomes responsible distributor for InspectionXpert solutions in Europe.


25th anniversary of K2D-KeyToData GmbH.


Dealer agreement with 1factory

Jochen Layer, Managing Director and shareholder of K2D-KeyToData GmbH
Jochen Layer
Managing Director and shareholder of K2D-KeyToData GmbH

Concentrated software expertise

Jochen Layer is your contact for all questions relating to software sales

After graduating from the University of Stuttgart with a degree in mechanical engineering, Jochen worked as a consultant for various international companies.

He has been selling highly specialised software for companies in the manufacturing industry with his company since 1995 and has many years of experience in the fields of engineering, production and quality assurance in the manufacturing industry. Today, as Managing Director of K2D-KeyToData, he supports European customers in the field of quality management software.

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