D.O.T.S.S. GmbH & Co. KG is operator and initiator of the mail-order alliance. The mail-order alliance was founded in 2003. At this time, the company traded as a joint venture between Abacus International and AZ Direct GmbH with equivalent/equal participation under the name ABACUS Germany GmbH & Co. KG. Since 1 January 2010, the corporation is an independent company and operates under the name of D.O.T.S.S. GmbH & Co. KG in Münster.
The mail-order alliance was established in 2003 as a joint venture between ABACUS International and the AZ Direct GmbH with equal participation under the name ABACUS Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG.
At the beginning of 2006 ABACUS Deutschland became a subsidiary of the Bertelsmann group.
In 2009 the company rebranded to arvato services analytics. One the hand the trademark licence for the name „ABACUS“ expired and on the other hand the company headquarter has changed to Gütersloh. At this time the customer management was executed by AZ Direct and the rebranding was aimed to establish a stronger relationship to AZ Direct respectively arvato.
Since 1 January 2010, the company trades under the name d.o.t.s.s. GmbH & Co. KG in Münster. Tom Schult is sole shareholder, as well as manager. Since October 2010 is GEMINI DIRECT respectively SDW-IT Services service provider.
2013 D.O.T.S.S. GmbH & Co. KG changed their logo.