Whoever wants to simplify responsibility must also be willing to take on responsibility.

About otris software AG

As a software-based data and document management specialist, otris software AG supports company decision-makers in realising management responsibilities. The solutions from otris software are available for this purpose. They can be used track, control and document all administrative processes completely and with full transparency.

The service portfolio encompasses all fields: otris contract for reliable contract management, otris corporate for clear investment portfolio management, otris compliance for sustainable guideline management and otris privacy for secure data protection management. The otris software solutions are based on our own tried and tested technology platforms, complement each other systematically and represent functionality in technology and operability. They can be used individually, in combination with each other or as a complete solution. The software modules actively control and establish a hierarchy to the data concerned, guarantee ease of use and are constantly being optimised.

In this way, management oversees complex administrative processes with one click and can make decisions based on a clear state of affairs. We at otris software AG provide services for small to mid-sized enterprises as well as internationally-operating customers throughout Europe. We are unique because we are able to provide custom-tailored solutions based on our standardized software packages. By listening to clients and collaborating with them on their individual projects, otris ensures that enterprises get expert advice and the most out of their projects. otris: We transform standard software into custom solutions.

Milestones

1993

Start of the JANUS research project at the Ruhr University Bochum under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Ing. Helmut Balzert. The following idea arose as part of the research project: That software would have to be developed at the touch of a button, became a reality and was extended to a three-tier application generator.

1998

Founding and market entrance for o3s Object Oriented Software Solutions & Services GmbH & Co. KG.

1999

First commercial version of the JANUS software factory. Future partners ARtem GmbH (now Funkwerk AG) and Personal & Informatik AG become the first customers.

2000

Rebranding of o3s Object Oriented Software Solutions & Services GmbH & Co. KG to otris software AG.

2003

Launch of the web-based ECM platform DOCUMENTS.

EASY Software AG markets the product as EASY-Portal via its more than 400 retail partners. Today, the product is used by over 2,000 EASY customers.

2004

otris participates in the research campaign of the German federal Ministry of Education and Research [BMBF].

2005

Based on their own technology platform, otris software AG introduces two new products to the market.

otris CONTRACT – the central software solution for contract management that records all contracts and relevant correspondence and bundles this data in contract folders. Jurisdictions and responsibilities are recorded and the contract structures are transparent, and can be evaluated and controlled all at a glance.

prvacyGUARD – the process-oriented software for strategic data protection management, which structures the data protection officer’s work, sets priorities, and also provides the data protection officer with evidence of his activities.

2006

Further expansion of otris software AG.
Relocation to the Harenberg City-Center located directly at the Dortmund main train station.

2007

The data protection application privacyGUARD is presented with the Innovation Award by the Initiative Mittelstand (initiative of medium-sized businesses).

2011

KPMG certifies the archive components of otris software AG according to IDW-PS 880.

For the first time, the German Federal Association of Materials Management, Purchasing and Logistics e.V. (BME) certifies the contract management solution otris CONTRACT.

otris software AG acquires a majority share in bytemine GmbH. bytemine GmbH is a specialist in IT security as well as services and products associated with Linux and Unix style operating systems. bytemine also specialises in premium hosting services.

2012

otris software AG founds the subsidiary amicaldo GmbH. amicaldo GmbH is an innovative service provider for IT services, online marketing, print media and office solutions. We provide comprehensive consulting and individual services with an ambitious focus on customer satisfaction.

2013

otris software AG founds the subsidiary otrisPROJECTS GmbH. otrisPROJECTS GmbH, headquartered in Ulm, concentrates on individual software solutions for monitoring, diagnosing and managing industrial plants. The goal is to sustainably support industrial plants and manufacturers of machines via the most modern IT technology.

Based on its own technology platform, otris Software AG introduces a new product for investment portfolio management and investment control: otris CORPORATE – the web-based software solution creates transparency within investment structures. Controlling-relevant aspects with central access to all important documents, master data and key figures are recorded as a central element to investment portfolio management.

2014

Introduction of the compliance software solution otris COMPLIANCE. Based on its own technology platform, the software for corporate governance and compliance records and classifies all relevant GRC information, reports, documents and jurisdictions.

Management

State-of-the-art technology and impressive design: anchored in the otris DNA through the founders.

They have worked together for over twenty years: Dr. Frank Hofmann and Dr. Christoph Niemann, the dual leadership of otris software AG. After their academic career at the Ruhr University Bochum, they founded a successful company together with some of their former students.

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Dr.-Ing. Frank Hofmann
is co-founder and CEO of otris software AG. He is responsible for the Enterprise Content Management business unit as well as the company’s sales and marketing. Dr. Hofmann studied electrical engineering and information technology at the Ruhr University Bochum. In addition, he completed an integrated period of study abroad at the National School of Electronics, Computer and Radio Engineering (ENSEIRB) in Bordeaux, France. During his doctorate, he was a pioneer in the realisation of one of the first tools for model-driven software development. Since then he is considered to be an expert in the field of ergonomically designed user interfaces as well as that of enterprise process support through software solutions.

Dr.-Ing. Christoph Niemann
is co-founder and CEO of otris software AG. He is responsible for the JANUS business unit as well as the company’s finance and personnel. Dr. Niemann studied electrical engineering and information technology at the Ruhr University Bochum. During his doctorate at the prestigious Chair of Software Technology with Professor Dr. Helmut Balzert, he was a pioneer in the realisation of one of the first tools for model-driven software development, which he subsequently developed to product maturity and has since been continuously developing.

Holdings | Subsidiaries

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amicaldo GmbH
Innovative service provider for IT services, online marketing, print media and office solutions.

www.amicaldo.de

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bytemine GmbH
Specialist in IT security as well as services and products associated with Linux and Unix.

www.bytemine.de

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otrisPROJECTS GmbH
Focuses on individual software solutions for monitoring, diagnosing and managing industrial plants.

Partners

Good partnerships are only successful when all parties can develop their individual strengths and combine this knowledge in a common solution.

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EASY SOFTWARE AG
With more than 10,500 network installations, EASY SOFTWARE AG from Mülheim an der Ruhr, Germany, is a leading developer and provider of multi-platform solutions in the electronic archiving, document management and enterprise content management sectors.

www.easy.de

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Nuance
Nuance is a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions. The company develops and produces intuitive technologies and intelligent solutions that makes peoples’ everyday lives and jobs easier. Nuance provides solutions that promote the exchange of information and cooperation and enable people to work more productively and creatively.

www.nuance.de