Cloud Computing


Hardly any area is developing faster than logistics. The demands placed on components, processes and systems are growing continuously. Accordingly, software has to adapt to constantly changing conditions. The Cloud enables variable scaling of computing power and IT infrastructure. By bundling with a specialized provider, capacities are provided cost-effectively and used efficiently by exploiting synergy effects. Individual combination of the most diverse software modules makes it possible to adapt the entire IT system to current requirements within the shortest possible time and without great effort. With the development of the "Logistics Mall", the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML has laid the foundation for the widespread use and expansion of convertible logistics systems.


The combination of different software components (apps) from different providers to a uniform process requires a smooth data exchange. In order to ensure and optimize the compatibility of the modules with each other, the Fraunhofer Institute for Material Flow and Logistics IML is developing the communication standard "Business Objects for Logistics" in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST and the EffizienzCluster LogistikRuhr. The aim is to define the first independent data standard for logistics processes that will enable logistics IT applications from different providers to interact directly by standardizing interface data. This greatly simplifies the creation of entire process chains from software modules and the integration of new applications into existing systems.

Cloud Computing and your company?

Let the benefits of the cloud convince you and allow us to address your concerns: As experts in the field of data protection and privacy, we ensure the security of your data in cross-company collaboration in cloud environments. With our involvement in various research projects in the field of cloud computing (including "Hub2Move", "Logistics Mall", "E³-Produktion", "SMART FACE" and "PREsTiGE"), we have the necessary know-how and experience to be able to advise you on all questions and concerns relating to the subject. We support you in your project and develop individual concepts together with you, which meet the requirements of future tomorrow. From initial ideas to the development and integration of innovative software: we accompany you on your way to the Cloud.

Services and offers

  • We support you on your way to the Cloud.
  • We evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of outsourcing your IT landscape for you.
  • We help you integrate new applications and software solutions into existing IT systems.
  • Together, we develop individual concepts and innovative solutions that meet your needs.
  • We ensure that your business-critical data remains confidential and secure.
  • We are continuously at your side from the idea to the implementation.
  • We pass on our research know-how and expertise to you.

Further topics


We analyze your company's IT architecture for any potential for optimization. Our team supports you from modeling to adaptation to market requirements.


  • Enterprise Architecture
  • System Architecture
  • Data Architecture
  • Architecture Management

Optimization of loading of load carriers

PUZZLE® optimizes the loading of load carriers such as pallets and cartons.


  • pallet optimisation
  • load unit formation
  • palletizing software
  • charge optimization
  • robot palletizing
  • packaging optimization
  • pack optimization
  • Optimal packing


In this area master data is optimized and the structure of your information architecture including "metadata management" and "data governance" is supported.


  • IT Strategy
  • software selection
  • Optimized alignment of IT and Business Processes (Business IT alignment)
  • Service Management

Privacy Engineering

We support you with "Privacy by Design" and "Privacy as a Service" so that your IT systems fulfil the growing demands in data protection, data security and confidentiality.



  • Controlled collaboration of many Cloud Services
  • Central Access Management for the complete workflow
  • Privacy-by-design /
  • Privacy-Certification
  • Detailed Authentification

Data Driven Logistics

We are supporting you with the analysis, integration and visualisation of your data. Our priorities are "Big-Data-Architecture", "Hana-Integration" and "Machine Learning".


  • Big Data
  • Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning / Deep Learning
  • Internet of Things
  • Sensor Data Integration
  • Data Visualisation
  • Enterprise Infrastructure
  • Development of Smart Services

Are you interested in our services?

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

»We develop future«


Software Development

Software as a foundation:
Today, modern logistics is no longer possible without modern IT. Our team develops IT solutions specifically designed to meet your needs in all areas of logistics. Our promise to you: sophisticated software with quality and brains! Analysis, conception, architecture design, component design, implementation, refactoring, integration, migration and evaluation - we offer you comprehensive solutions.



We develop the future:
Through our participation in various
research projects, we are always surrounded by the latest developments and ideas.
This creative spirit runs through all our projects, because as a department in an application-oriented research institute we know exactly what it means to forge ideas and put them into practice. As our customer, you always profit from this special competence.


IT Strategic Consulting

Standstill means regression:
Being successful is no guarantee of staying successful. Secure your competitive position for the long term and let us look beyond our horizons together. From standard software to new software concepts that are individually tailored to your requirements and effectively and resource-efficiently support your processes, we are at your side.