Blog

Welcome to the kothes Blog

What is happening in the smart information universe? We keep you updated! And not just here: Our kothes smart space also contains many interesting articles and detailed information.
Would you like to be informed automatically about current blogs once a month?
Then register for our Newsletter.

API Documentation

API Documentation

Take advantage of opportunities through good interface documentation.

kothes is Ranked (for the first time) as one of the Largest Language Service Providers

kothes is Ranked (for the first time) as one of the Largest Language Service Providers

Our Translation Team achieved a high-ranking in a Europe-wide comparison.

Back to the Future – an (Almost) Normal Day of Consulting

Back to the Future – an (Almost) Normal Day of Consulting

From the journal pages of an IT Consultant

kothes Expands its Cooperation Network with Plusmeta GmbH

kothes Expands its Cooperation Network with Plusmeta GmbH

Create user and service information even smarter with artificial intelligence.

Overcoming Times of Crisis

Overcoming Times of Crisis

Be Smart, Stay Safe

Digitisation with Daddy

Digitisation with Daddy

The bright side of the coronavirus pandemic.

Document Management within the Information Process

Document Management within the Information Process

Optimise processes, obtain information and keep track of supplier documentation.

So far away, yet so close

So far away, yet so close

How we’re still with you — even without a physical presence.

Translating with a Relay Language

Translating with a Relay Language

How to prevent translation costs from spiralling out of control when changing your company’s language.

Packaging goes green

Packaging goes green

The packaging industry faces changing times and environmental challenges.

Modern Software Documentation

Modern Software Documentation

Latest trends for creating and managing

What Does a SCRUM Master Actually Do?

What Does a SCRUM Master Actually Do?

Yes, we SCRUM!

Individual Development vs. Standard

Individual Development vs. Standard

What is the best solution for your Technical Editorial department?

kothes Expands Its Cooperation Network

kothes Expands Its Cooperation Network

New partnership formed with intelligent views gmbh.

From the Life of an IT Consultant

From the Life of an IT Consultant

... or why it makes sense to be (virtually) on site regularly in the kothes IT Consulting department.

The DIN Spec 33453 – the way to the Digital Service System

The DIN Spec 33453 – the way to the Digital Service System

... does this also apply to the Technical Editorial department?

From the Content Strategy to the Business Case

From the Content Strategy to the Business Case

Which revenue types do your information channels generate?

Security for your Data

Security for your Data

TISAX certification and many other measures

ERP Connector for Content Management Systems

ERP Connector for Content Management Systems

A Smart Solution for the Automation of Technical Documentation

DETHIS – Design Thinking for Industrial Services

DETHIS – Design Thinking for Industrial Services

A successful research project comes to an end.

The Interface between a Content Management System and SAP

The Interface between a Content Management System and SAP

Project Report: The COSIMA go! connection at Aerzener Maschinenfabrik GmbH.

Smart Information for the Financial Industry

Smart Information for the Financial Industry

Methods from technical documentation can also be applied in the service sector.

Believers-in-Technology of all Nations, Unite!

Believers-in-Technology of all Nations, Unite!

Three criteria that make digital information concepts shine.

Key Figures in the Technical Writing Department

Key Figures in the Technical Writing Department

Do we really need them or can we get rid of them?

Usability as a Holistic Product Feature

Usability as a Holistic Product Feature

What a Usability Test can do for your Technical Documentation.

Can a Content Management System make you happy?

Can a Content Management System make you happy?

From evaluation to increasing efficiency.

What is actually smart about information?

What is actually smart about information?

Lars Kothes describes why we are no longer called "Technical Communication".

The implementation of a Content Management System at SÜSS MicroTec

The implementation of a Content Management System at SÜSS MicroTec

A Project Report.

The selection of a Content Management System

The selection of a Content Management System

And what house construction has to do with it.

Management of Supplier Documentation

Management of Supplier Documentation

Successfully define, review, and manage in three steps.

Learning 4.0

Learning 4.0

What to consider when choosing Learning Management Systems.

User information for the operation of offshore Wind Farms

User information for the operation of offshore Wind Farms

What connects a flexible maintenance concept with home-baked apple pie.

User-centric informational concepts

User-centric informational concepts

Why the trend towards customisation should not end before the information process.

Cost savings for wind turbine manufacturers

Cost savings for wind turbine manufacturers

Two (unknown) opportunities in technical documentation.

kothes is a contributing member of the iiRDS consortium

kothes is a contributing member of the iiRDS consortium

Join in instead of just talking about it

Offshoring Technical Documentation

Offshoring Technical Documentation

Short-term savings or long-term solution?

Episode 4.0: iiRDS

Episode 4.0: iiRDS

or: Striving for standardisation.

Pressure from 3D printers

Pressure from 3D printers

How technical documentation can keep up with the accelerated pace of development departments.

Keep it simple! – even during the kick-off

Keep it simple! – even during the kick-off

Structure technical writing projects well from the very beginning.

Design thinking: a tool for innovative ideas

Design thinking: a tool for innovative ideas

How to break with old routines and develop new, innovative solutions, even in the field of services.

Link everything to everything

Link everything to everything

... or why connected information makes a service technician happier.

The connection between Service 4.0 and restful sleep

The connection between Service 4.0 and restful sleep

A week in the life of a service manager.

Connection generates efficiency

Connection generates efficiency

Interfaces between company software and editorial systems.

Playful information design

Playful information design

A different type of consultation.

Intelligent e-learning concepts

Intelligent e-learning concepts

The benefits of sharing knowledge.

“If it’s not right, we’ll make it fit ...”

“If it’s not right, we’ll make it fit ...”

How our customers are using sophisticated training concepts to combat the current skills shortage.

Less is more

Less is more

How to reduce service costs while simultaneously improving availability.

XML structure as a point of contention

XML structure as a point of contention

Peter Ritthoff asks himself: “Do we even need such a ‘super-standard’?”

Outsourcing as we define it

Outsourcing as we define it

With the right model both sides can win.

Transparency builds trust

Transparency builds trust

How performance indicators can help.

What is an informational product?

What is an informational product?

A trendy word or a sign of fundamental change in the industry? Georg Beckers, Head of Production, attempts to provide an answer.