About AFAS
A Dutch family-owned company


AFAS Software

The Dutch family-owned company AFAS Software develops software products for businesses. We do this while focusing on customers, employees and the environment. We design innovative software that helps companies perform better.


Founded by Piet Mars and Ton van der Veldt on 1 April 1996, as a management buy-out from Getronics. Initially called 'AFAS automatisering'.
AFAS Software was given its current name in 2002. AFAS stands for Applications For Administrative Solutions.

Mission and vision

Our mission since 1996: 
''Developing software for consumers and businesses in a socially responsible manner, where customers, employees and the environment are key'. Our complete vision is described in the book 'OPB' (in dutch).

Corporate Social Responsibility

Our AFAS Foundation wants to help others fulfil their dreams. We believe in projects that have a great impact on people’s lives and that inspire others to participate. In short, the Foundation strives to achieve sustainability, quality, respect and transparency. 

Main goals


  • Improve sustainability and CSR
  • Guarantee top quality products 
  • Working together with and inspiring others
  • Continuously improve our operational excellence
  • Become market leader in HR and ERP solutions in the Netherlands

Automating automation 

Our vision on software development 

At a time of rapid advances in software development and artificial intelligence, we ask ourselves: what role will software developers play in the future? We are working towards a system where users rather than a program define what the software will need to do. The software will then write its own working application. This will ensure a faster time-to-market, lower costs, flexibility and platform independence. In order to be ready for such a future, we have an entire department which is solely focused on preparing our software for the future.

In these times where ideas about application development change on a daily basis and artificial intelligence is on the rise, we have asked ourselves: what will be the role of software developers in the future? Our answer is in the development of AFAS Focus: our newest generation ERP-application. Here we no longer code software, but rather ‘model’ a business in natural language, from which a fully automated generator creates a platform and device independent application.

This will ensure a faster time-to-market, lower costs far greater flexibility. In order to be able to realize this dream in the nearby future we have dedicated an entire department to  this unique challenge. 

Read more about this ambitious project on muse.afas.nl

Our offices

AFAS Software (HQ)
Inspiratielaan 1
3833 AV Leusden

t  +31 33 4341800

AFAS Software Belgium
Schaliënhoevedreef 20 B
2800 Mechelen

t  +32 15 28 19 10

AFAS Software Caribbean
Handelskade 24
Punda, Willemstad

t   +5999 4610089

AFAS Software Caribbean
Rumbastraat 27

t  +297 5838919

Where you find us