Cognitum - Application Development
Develop applications with flexible standards, control and security
Cognitum is a development platform to create standardised and secure JAVA-based web applications. This minimizes the effort for application developers and provides a simple integration with existing organizational data and applications.

How can Cognitum help?

Cognitum is seamlessly integrated into a customer IT environment and provides a common platform with a comprehensive package of configurable services for all data management requirements. In addition, Cognitum increases security, efficiency and productivity in conjunction with user information management, access control and resource allocation.

Typical Use Cases for application development with Cognitum


Password Reset

Administrators in a company's support department often spent too much time helping users reset their passwords, even though they could do this themselves, even if it is particularly sensitive from a security point of view.

Provide users with safe password reset mode

COGNITUM made it possible to quickly generate a web interface that is specifically linked to the data of the users who has forgotten their password. There, a user has the option of selecting the mode for sending a reset link to his e-mail, smartphone, manager or assistant, with two-factor authentication increasing the security of the process if desired.


The processing of requests for the use of company vehicles took too long

A global organization allows its employees to use company vehicles through paper-based permit applications. The time required to process an application was often too great and the tedious post-processing required too much time and user dissatisfaction.

Rationalization of inquiries through electronic workflow processes

Der Einsatz des Cognitum-Workflow-Systems rationalisierte die Anfragen und erleichtert nun deren Nachverfolgung. Die Erstellung von on-the-fly generierten Formularen für die verschiedenen Aufgaben der Akteure im Genehmigungsantragsprozess ermöglichte eine schnelle Umsetzung des Projekts. Die Organisation gewinnt an Effizienz dank besserer Nachvollziehbarkeit der internen Anfragen.

Difficulty finding the right contact person

It was sometimes difficult for employees to know quickly who the relevant contact person was when completing their tasks. Failure to adhere to certain hierarchical rules and lack of knowledge of the organization resulted in a loss of efficiency and a lack of adherence to the entrepreneurial spirit.

Setting up a white-pages app and a dynamic organization chart

The creation of search forms for people and company departments, combined with the implementation of the dynamic organizational chart from Cognitum (Orgchart option), made it possible to clearly identify hierarchical dependencies between people and the connections between the various departments of the organization.

Cognitum Components

Cognitum includes multiple components, which provide a visual design and runtime environment, that accesses LDAP, RDBMS and other data sources. Cognitum manages complex tasks like data organisation. Therefore, this frees time for application developers and allows them to put more energy into important tasks like business policies and the user presentation layer, to develop effective interfaces and applications. Cognitum simplifies the planning, development and usage of web-based directory services and applications and improves quality and precision of directory-service content.

  • Cognitum Development Studio is a wizard-based graphical development environment

  • Cognitum Console is the core development and management environment

    Cognitum Data Management Services supports the integration of different data sources into Cognitum applications

    Cognitum Application Server connects to the Webserver, while the Cognitum application engine manages applications and publishes run-time functions.

Cognitum Features

  • Quick creation of prototypes and offers iterative design options

  • Open and scalable architecture based on standard technology (e.g. JAVA and XML)

  • Platform Independent

  • The SOA-conform framework allows a simple integration of applications

  • Multi-Language Interfaces

Cognitum – Available Applications

Cognitum is a modular solution and additional application packages are available:

Cognitum Workflow

Cognitum Workflow – a browser-based, graphical process designer and management tool to create business procedures.

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