Genus is the most expressive low code platform, making it a perfect fit for enterprises.

The Genus philosophy

Simplify people’s work life

We want software to empower people and improve their capabilities. Genus can be vital in enabling any business aiming to simplify people’s everyday work.

Software that lasts for decades

Our purpose is to help businesses by providing sustainable software. We want software to last, regardless of technological advancements or changes in our customers’ business processes. That is why we provide a platform where technology and business is separated. We keep the platform up to date with cutting-edge technology, while our customers focus solely on their applications and business processes. Changes in the platform technology do not require changes in our customers’ applications – and vice versa.

Flexible and ever-changing

Businesses evolve, scale, and adapt. Software tends to stay the same. But, when business models and processes change, so must software. Enterprises need software adapted to their current needs – not their needs from two years ago. That’s why we built a flexible platform, so you can make changes and deploy them within seconds.

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Leadership Team

Geir Bergheim, CEO at Genus

Geir Bergheim

CPO and Founder

Alexander Udo Harald Løvenskiold, Chief Financial Officer at Genus

Alexander U.H. Løvenskiold

CFO and Head of Business Support

Johnny Troset Andersen, CTO at Genus

Johnny Troset Andersen

CTO and Co-Founder

Simen Larsen, Head of Professional Services at Genus

Simen Torberg Larsen

Head of Professional Services and CHRO

Lars Egil Holth, Chief Operating Officer at Genus

Lars Holth

VP Governance & Public Sector

Team Leads

Karoline Sørbø

Team Lead Business Services

Guro Larssen

Team Lead Consumer Goods

Aleksander Borander

Team Lead Banking and Finance

Oleiv Mæhle Grimsrud

Team Lead Insurance

Nina Elisabeth Holt

Team Lead Public Safety

History

Almost 30 years ago, we discovered a false dilemma in the software industry. Software has always fallen into one of two categories – off-the-shelf or customized. But does it have to?

With off-the-shelf software the challenges are straight-forward. You pay for some functionality you do not use, while some functionality you need is not covered. Finding off-the-shelf software that fills all your needs is next to impossible. This is especially true for enterprises where the needs are many and complex.

On the other hand, customized software gets you what you want initially, but usually it is planned and built on current business snapshots and future assumptions. Customized software often takes years to develop – and by the time it is implemented, the original needs have changed. The result is often an expensive and outdated system that is hard to change.  

We asked ourselves: Is there another way? Can you build tailored software that actually lasts – and do it quickly?

Our solution was a platform that allows you to develop enterprise-level software without programming. Enterprises consist of humans – not machines. Software should be built for the former, not the latter. In our experience, coding is like concrete. As time goes by it becomes harder and more complex to mold. That is why we separated technology and business. While talented programmers coded the platform, tech-savvy people would use it to build applications for customers. With our visual tool, anyone could build interfaces and complex business logic for enterprises – without writing a single line of code.

Our hunch was that this approach would speed up the process of both developing and adapting tailored software applications. Every application runs on one underlying platform; hence all customers can use any premade building block in their solution.

We also believed that a visual model would help bridge the gap between business and IT. A system developer no longer wrote code, and instead spent time defining business concepts and processes much closer to the language of the end user. Collaboration was made easier.

Additionally, we wanted applications to be flexible, extendable and high-performing. We wanted to support systems with countless numbers of users and large amounts of data. And – we wanted the entire development process to be intuitive and visual! The Genus platform was, is and continues to be the result of our vision. We work closely with partners and customers across many industries with different challenges. They all run their applications on our platform, our only product. Genus is a mature, feature-rich low-code development platform enabling simple solutions for complex challenges.