Sofie V6 - OpenJDK

Dear SOFiE users,

We are pleased to inform you about the main changes of version 6.0 of SOFiE as from June 17th, 2020. It now supports OpenJDK, the free and open Java environment.


Whatever your current version, it is strongly recommended that you carry out this update which concerns the migration of the Java version used. To do this, it will be imperative to uninstall your current SOFIE version to install the new suggested version in order to align yourself with the latest security and Java usage recommendations. Your LuxTrust certificate remains valid and you can continue to use it with the new version.


If you don't operate this change before end of year, you will no longer be able to benefit from SOFIE support and the latest functionalities.


A document describing the update procedure is available in the installation package hereunder. After this update, your SOFiE login screen, main window, and the “Help – About” menu should display “V6.0”.


Do not hesitate to consult the SOFiE website for more information (direct link).


Please do not hesitate to contact our SOFIE helpdesk in case of technical questions at +352 355 66 600, or by E-mail:



Thanking you for the confidence you give in our electronic transfer system.


Video tutorials are now available on this page: "SOFiE - Documentation - Video Tutorials".

  • Please note that for Windows systems you do not need to install Java on your system before installing SOFIE, given that a custom JRE is already embedded in the SOFiE installer package.
  • For installation procedure, please refer to the manual "Installation and profile creation" in the documentation section of this website.

What's new?

We are pleased to inform you that a new version 6.05 of the SOFiE application will be available from January 17th, 2022, based on the version 6.03 released on November 18th, 2021.

There are no new features but the client uses version 2.17.1 of the "log4j" library which fixes an important security flaw. 

Version 6.05, as 6.03, contains some corrections concerning the VIRREP reports (e.g. V0101, V0104, etc), the S0001, S0101, S0104, S0105 files and the ESPREP reports.

This update will be available only for the SOFiE Sort version 6.03 and concerns new reports for BCL and CSSF.


New feature in version 6.03 :


1-      New regulation ECB/2020/59 (CDDP6)

CDDP6 documentation is available on the BCL website.

All these reports will be added to the existing SOFiE VIRT package.


2-      New BCL circular 2021/244

Among the impacted reports, the following reports have technical changes:



o    - TPTBBL Layout 5 Luxembourg entity:

o    - TPTBBN Layout 5 Luxembourg entity and its foreign branches:

For other reports, the technical version (XSD schema version) has not changed, only the business version (layout) has changed.

BCL has not yet communicated a revocation date for the old XSD.


3-      New schema SDMX v1.0.6 for AnaCredit

New XSD v1.0.6 will be mandatory for AnaCredit as of January 25, 2022. The old XSD is no longer valid as of this date.


4-      New CSSF Circular-CODERES 21/13

Changes in CSSF-CODERES Circular 21/13 result in a new OTHREP-BNNNN-XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX_LU_SRF070002_EACIND_2022-01-31_yyyymmddhhmmssnnnn report that will be included in the existing SOFiE ESPT package.



As we already mentioned in our previous communications, all these changes will only be available on SOFiE 6 series.

It is therefore imperative that you update to the latest version of the 6 series. As a reminder, it is not possible to switch from version 5 to version 6 automatically.

More information is available on Sofie's website and more particularly this document.

Please do not hesitate to contact our SOFIE helpdesk in case of technical questions at +352 355 66 – 600 (option 1), or by E-mail: .


SOFiE Portable packaged with the open Java Runtime Environment OpenJDK version 11 for MS Windows 32 and 64 bits systems (7, 8 and later, 2008 server and later, as long as OpenJDK is supported).

There is a package for Windows 32 bit systems and another for 64 bit ones.

This version can be used for any type of installation and it is especially recommended for an installation on a remote server. It has the highest compatibilty with standard and non standard system configurations. Please read the documentation in the package (ZIP archive).

Latest version: V6.05 (2022-01-17)

Download SOFiE Portable 64 bit V6

Download SOFiE Portable 32 bit V6


SOFiE not packaged with Java Runtime Environment (JRE) for UNIX/Linux 32/64 bits systems, as long as OpenJDK version 11or above is supported).

Latest version: V6.05 (2022-01-17)

Please uncompress the archive in the SOFiE home folder with the command "tar -xvf <tar file name) " and read the INSTALL.TXT notes included in the installation package.

Run SOFiE with the command "run_gui.ksh" from the "bin" subfolder (The Korn Shell is mandatory).

Download SOFiE for UNIX/Linux and OpenJDK

Oracle Java Runtime JRE 1.7

The version 5 series is no longer maintained since January 31, 2021. Please refer to the chapter above for more information. We invite you to migrate to the latest version.