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Reference architecture for the integration of OT and IT

Due to the increasing importance of holistic system considerations in manufacturing companies, the focus is shifting to IT architecture. There are currently a large number of different approaches, but no generally recognized reference architecture. In this white paper, we present a scientifically based elaboration of a reference architecture that you can use as a solution approach for the digital transformation in your company.

Break through traditional boundaries of your company and build the bridge between IT and your store floor.

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Einblick in das Whitepaper Bridging the Gap zum Thema Referenzarchitektur zur umfassenden horizontalen und vertikalen Integration von OT und IT

Companies worldwide are relying on Orchestra

It is really impressive what soffico is getting off the ground: A topic as important for the digitalization of manufacturing as the Asset Administration Shell is discussed with top-class experts from research, industry and associations at soffico’s Industry Round Table

Portrait André Hoettgen

André Hoettgen

Industrie 4.0 Architect at Paul Horn GmbH

How you benefit

Industry 4.0 in your hands



Orchestra is not linked to specific manufacturers or technologies and acts in a platform-neutral manner.


Orchestra networks systems without changing individual working methods or technical environments. Upgrade old systems and standards through retrofit.


Orchestra enables omnidirectional data flow. After simple and fast installation, it runs containerized on the edge up to a highly available cluster.


Scenarios can be implemented without programming experience.

Stable and reliable

Orchestra guarantees data completeness at all times through buffering and offline capability. Decentralized data (pre)processing increases efficiency and performance.

The perfect mix of software & service

A competent partner –
from the idea to the implementation

We develop efficient solutions for our international customers to optimize business, process and communication workflows. Through visionary thinking and modular concepts, future-proof, efficient and sustainable software solutions become a reality. Our goal is to ensure interoperability between the most diverse systems for a smooth and fast, but above all secure electronic data exchange.

About us

soffico GmbH develops software solutions for digital transformation. Our core is the software Orchestra, which is the backbone of digitalization for our customers and partners. We are an international team consisting of developers, consultants, creatives, support and partner management.

> 900 satisfied customers
> 5000 running installations

Whitepapers and Best Practices

Benefit from our expertise



Bridging the Connectivity Gap

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Die Produktion genau im Blick


Good Manufacturing Practice with Orchestra

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IT/OT Konvergenz umgesetzt im Orchestra Designer mit Blick auf die Fertigung


MES-Integration with Orchestra

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Fabrik im Daten Dschungel mit Fluss


Let your Data flow

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Do you have questions?

We will be happy to help you with a personal consultation.

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Harald Wenger. Ihr Ansprechpartner für alle Themen rund um Orchestra.

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