Smart information solutions

Consulting, services and solutions for better informed users

Developing products, software and services generates information that is relevant for users. This information exists in different systems, and in many cases only in the heads of the developers.

We research the information, prepare it, and provide it to users so it provides optimum support for their work.

Whether technical documentation (such as operating manuals and service information), e-learning, comprehensive information portals, or other types of user information, we provide advice, develop IT landscapes, train employees, generate content and translate it – all in the context of specific services or individual business process outsourcing.

Full services for technical documentation and information solutions


Consulting for better information processes

We are your partner, for your path into the future of your technical documentation, and we create individual information concepts with you.

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Technical Editing for targeted user information

We are your partner for all of your technical documentation: we research, structure and write all kinds of information.

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Specialist translations for technology, software and services

We are your partner for translations into all languages of the business world, we take on terminology topics, and we oversee the selection and use of software.

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Digital information for employees and customers

We are your partner for efficient and satisfied users, who always have the right information at their disposal.

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Honoured as "Top Consultant"!

We've been honoured, within the medium-sized businesses category, in the TOP CONSULTANT competition.

Since 2010, the independent Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Management und Beratung (WGMB) (Scientific Society for Management and Consulting) of Bonn, Germany has researched all consulting firms participating in the "TOP CONSULTANT" competition, on behalf of compamedia.
The respective reference customers from the participating companies provide feedback, within the framework of a scientifically-based procedure:
How professionally did the consultants perform? How satisfactory was their consulting services? What was the impact of the cooperation? According to the WGMB, the decisive factor for an award is "a customer-oriented, SME-oriented consulting service".

"This award underlines the consulting competence of kothes," said Lars Kothes, Managing Director of kothes GmbH. "However, we will not rest on our laurels, and we'll take a close look at the feedback from the individual customer evaluations and continually develop our consulting and associated services.".

Since no official award ceremony could take place for the occasion, the laudatory speech was sent to us via video.

Smart information, Smart Future

Our mission: For our customers and their users

The kothes SMART SPACE

The information portal for everything relating to smart information

In-depth information on all areas relating to the information life cycle and technical documentation, including examples and templates: you will find all these things, and many more, in our new kothes smart space. Request your login now – free of charge and with no obligation.

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smarty shows how it’s done!

Experience “smart information” in Action

At kothes, the future of technical documentation has already begun: With smarty we show you how Augmented Reality, in combination with a sophisticated smart information concept, revolutionises classic technical documentation.

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Smart Blog

Where paths can lead when Rome is suddenly no longer the destination

Practical experience confirms that Technical Documentation and Knowledge Management are intertwined.

How does Outsourcing work for Technical Documentation?

A User Report on the cooperation with SIG Combibloc Systems GmbH.

Brexit and CE marking

New UKCA mark introduced.

Machine Translation at a Glance

Our FAQ on the topic of Machine Translation.


27. October 2021

Industrial Usability Day - Postponed to 27 October 2021

Design Optimal Human-Machine Interfaces

Pioneers wanted: a career with kothes

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Whether new and lateral entrants or experienced professionals, we are always looking for new employees in all areas relating to the information life cycle. 

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Current vacancies at a glance