The 20th Anniversary of the NT-ware COSMOS Team

December 1st 2000 was the official date on which Océ Germany founded the ApplicationLab, the original name of the NT-ware COSMOS development team, to set up a dedicated group supporting all business units and sales consultancy in the drive to provide business solutions. With 20 years of experience, the team continues to develop NT-ware COSMOS, the highly flexible workflow solution that helps our customers to organize, monitor, control and measure repetitive document processes.

Developing a wide variety of applications

Over the years the ApplicationLab has developed a wide variety of products and modules, including NT-ware COSMOS, PrintKey and EPOS. In 2002 the team started the development of PrintKey, a highly successful certified SAP solution for combining large format documents and transactional printing. Early on, it became clear that there was a high demand for a flexible modular system that the professional services’ consultants can use to set up systems for a client, fulfill their specific requirements, and have full transparency of custom implementations for supporting the solutions.In parallel, EPOS was built for print providers to control different print applications for their production printing facilities.

The idea of combining both products in 2005, can be seen as the birth of COSMOS, which was officially launched in 2007. After that, the team has continuously worked on the development of COSMOS. Following from that point, COSMOS has become an established name on the market and a great successor.

Becoming part of a new family

In 2019, the COSMOS business was transitioned from Océ to NT-ware Enterprise Solutions, which is a 100% subsidiary of NT-ware, and the COSMOS-team became part of the NT-ware family. As NT-ware Enterprise Solutions GmbH, the COSMOS team takes care of further developing this extremely powerful workflow application in the market.

About NT-ware COSMOS

NT-ware COSMOS is a platform independent, rule-based Client-Server application with a highly flexible workflow designer to organize, monitor, control and measure repetitive document processes.

It integrates and automates business relevant processes and applications into one manageable and consistent workflow. Due to unique business requirements, workflows can be fully automated, invoking the different processes and applications at the right moment based on pre-defined rules. NT-ware COSMOS can replace manual steps to increase efficiency, reduce the risk of errors and allows full workflow-control from a single point of operation. Every step of the workflow is logged and stored in a library for later review.

When workflows are automated via NT-ware COSMOS, users can concentrate more on their core business. Maximize the value of your business by running processes automatically in the background. The bi-directional communication ensures a proper communication between NT-ware COSMOS, connected applications and services.


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