Targeted advice and automation on all aspects of your digital information management
Design your digital information world of tomorrow, together with us!
Take your technical documentation and information processes in your company to the next level, with our help. This means added value through information and thus better service and more satisfied customers.
We support you from the analysis and conception, right up to the development and validation of individualised solutions. With our agile methods we achieve lean processes and user-oriented end-products with added value. We concentrate entirely on your requirements and wishes.
Our consulting team collects the requirements of both users and stakeholders, develops and documents concepts, and also supports you in turning ideas into viable solutions. Oftentimes, the ideas can be achieved with the help of standard software or our own small tools, which we select with you as a neutral consultant. For more complex requirements, we develop the specifications and implement them with the help of our team of highly specialised Application Developers. You receive everything from one source, from analysis to implementation.
See for yourself:
- A dedicated in-house consulting team with practical experience in the areas of information design, technical editing, development and project management.
- Recourse to the specialists of our technical departments in technical editing, translation, visualisation, and others.
- Short-term realisation of individual software developments by an experienced, international team of developers, 100%
- independent of system providers.
- Over 100 successful system implementations completed for our customers.
- Our own customer-oriented and highly productive innovation method ("Dethis"), developed from a research project.
We help you create added value. We're not a "pure" solution provider, but we advise you in all areas of user information. We evaluate your processes and systems together, and in this way, we leverage unexpected synergies.
Many customers, many solutions: we know what works and what doesn't. We've already solved many of the problems that are brought to us by our own Technical Editorial department or come from customers with similar issues.
Flexibility Included in the Price
Unpredictable things often happen in consulting projects and especially within workshops. We roll with this, and see it as both an incentive and an opportunity to achieve an even better result.
Your Goals Stay in Focus
By developing appropriate business cases or ROI calculations, we combine your technical and business requirements and concentrate 100% on your goals at all times.
From Experience to Practical Application
Unlike "pure" consulting companies, we're always able to support you with the implementation of the results after the initial consultation. We support many of our consulting projects, from idea to implementation. We stand for innovative (and at the same time, implementable) solutions.
We Make Your Customers Happy
We employ a variety of usability methods to involve actual users in the development process, or to evaluate an existing application.
Your situation, our solution
Are you looking for new, innovative product ideas?
With an inspiring Workshop, we bring a breath of fresh air into your company and your products. Here we use, for example, methods of Design Thinking to seek out solutions for your customers beyond the usual limited ideas.
Do you currently supply traditional, printed information and would like to know what opportunities digitisation can offer you, in terms of Information 4.0? For this, you need a unified vision.
Together with your stakeholders and your management, we can develop a clear vision for your information environment of tomorrow, within a workshop. You will receive photo documentation suitable for management, with specific recommendations for action that you can use as a basis for decision-making in sequential steps.
Is your company’s information is scattered throughout various systems and data structures? Do you need someone who can bring it all together?
Our experts analyse your system and data landscape and develop a specification for the implementation of your individual interfaces, scripts and transformations.
And we won’t abandon you – even after implementation. Our experienced team of Developers delivers your customised solution – of course tested and documented in detail.
Where it makes sense, we model a semantic knowledge network to be able to map the dependencies between your data.
When you’re looking for a new piece of software, you can't see the wood for the trees and don't want to make the same mistake others have already made?
Together with you, we search for the appropriate solution and analyse the requirements of the different departments in your company.
Taking into account your individual IT system landscape and your processes, we can develop a detailed list of requirements and, if desired, we also take over the communication with the various software providers. You will receive a comprehensive recommendation that you can use, in order to take a management decision without further adjustment.
Do you want to bring together the widely different ideas of various departments or individuals, in order to derive a common goal or establish concrete requirements for a product or software?
Together with you, we first analyse the stakeholders, with respect to your specific issues, and then we focus on the needs and characteristics of each individual target audience. Subsequently, we develop solid user stories in a Workshop, which we jointly categorise and assign weight, in accordance with your specific situation.
Do you know where you want to go, but you don't quite know how to proceed and what the next steps are?
Within a Workshop, we will gradually work with you to develop a unique roadmap for achieving the agreed upon goal. We draw upon our entire experience and moderate with agile, individual methods throughout the whole day. The result is a clearly-defined roadmap, with clear targets for action and associated tasks.
Would you like to earn money with your technical documentation?
Within the framework of a Workshop, we can jointly develop concrete business cases, tailored to your needs, and ensure a solid basis for decision-taking through comprehensive documentation.
Let us advise you!
Arrange for a free and non-binding initial consultation.
We would be happy to give you the opportunity to get to know us and discuss your situation together, during a free and non-binding consultation. We're looking forward to hearing from you!
We Live and Love Agility
Consulting projects demand a lot from us. Keeping on top of the latest themes and developments, moderating workshops in foreign locations with extremely different people and – as far as the current global situation allows – often travelling domestically or internationally... This is everyday life for our consultants.
This can only work with a team that possesses extensive knowledge, that constantly critically examines both itself and the services it provides, and comes with a good dose of courage and confidence.
And it's precisely here that the motto applies: Together we are strong. Whether internal knowledge build-up and transfer or regular think tank meetings for the further development of our services – we become much more agile.
We look forward to bringing a bit of our agility to you!
What our customers say about us
"kothes took over this responsibility many years ago, not only for the creation of technical documentation for SIG, but also for the processing of daily business, translations, reprography and even hosting the Content Management System. This gives us more freedom to concentrate on our main task: the further development of carton packaging systems. Over the years we've come to know kothes, not only as a trustworthy and competent partner, but also as a company that's always available to advise us on the appropriate steps to take for the future of our technical documentation. Of course, this only works if you move, yourself! We're looking forward to continued successful cooperation."
Dirk Noske, Head of Legal Compliance & Documentation
"It is very helpful that at kothes, we have a permanent contact person who manages even complex projects (with several participants from different companies) reliably and transparently."
Dr. Stephanie Thoennissen, Head of Business Development & Regulatory Affairs
"kothes' practical consulting services have enabled us to significantly increase the efficiency when creating standard and modified documentation, through a collaborative specification and the implementation of an interface between SAP and our Content Management System.”
Heiko Nickel, Technology Standards & Editorial Office | T-SE
"The competent consulting, the delivery reliability and the result have won us over. We can always recommend cooperation with kothes."
Sylvia Sander, Connection and Positioning System, Development Mechanics
"Very competent, fast and reliable; these are the attributes I associate with the kothes company."
Frank Wiedenmaier, Managing Director/CEO
"kothes managed to gain an overview of our specific situation within a very short time. The path forward in the consulting project was always adapted to the new circumstances in an agile way, depending on the current situation – always with the actual project goal in mind."
Christian Körner, Vice President Documentation, Processes & Master Data Management