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Fujitsu to modernize State Treasury’s compensation system for war invalids

The agreement covers both application legacy modernization and system maintenance for the next ten years.

Helsinki, kesäkuu 05, 2015 Fujitsu Finland Oy and State Treasury have signed an agreement on the modernization of State Treasury’s Sovako compensation payment system. The agreement covers both application legacy modernization and system maintenance for the next ten years.

Using the Sovako system , the government pays compensation to war invalids, their family members, and rehabilitation and treatment facilities in compliance with the Military Injuries Act. There are approximately 15,000 people in Finland entitled to war invalid compensation. State Treasury estimates that the system still has ten years until it reaches the end of its lifecycle.

The legacy modernization agreement will secure the operation of this critical system, allowing the secure delivery of payments to the war invalids.

”The old system served as a mainframe environment. The system was programmed using the Cobol programming language and the CSP application development programs. The purpose of the legacy modernization project is to secure system availability, update the back-end technology to present day, and to achieve cost-savings,” says Development Manager Ilkka Maijala from State Treasury.

Using the Fujitsu-developed global legacy modernization solution, the system will be migrated to Microsoft .NET platform and SQL Server architecture.

”Fujitsu’s legacy modernization solution sets it apart from the competition. We use top-notch tools proven in a number of legacy modernization projects both in Finland and internationally. The high level of automation allows efficient migration of key functionalities. We believe there will be many more Legacy Modernization agreements in store for us,” says Sales Director Jari Vuori of Fujitsu.

The two-stage legacy modernization project is underway. The old system – equipped with some security improvements – will be migrated to the new platform at the beginning of next year. In the second stage, the system will be complemented with new functionalities slated to be ready by the end of March 2016.

For further information, please contact:
State Treasury
Ilkka Maijala, Development Manager
Tel. + 358 295 50 2000, ilkka.maijala (at) valtiokonttori.fi

Press contacts
Satu Pelttari
Tel. +358 45 7880 9624, satu.pelttari (at) fi.fujitsu.com

The State Treasury

The State Treasury is the Ministry of Finance’s most important partner with regard to the implementation of central government steering. Our values are common good, customer relations and well-being and development. The agency was founded in 1876. We employ about 350 people. Read more at: www.statetreasury.fi/en-US

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 156,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen (US$41 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com

Date: 05 kesäkuu, 2015
City: Helsinki