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Finland Fujitsu to manage Raisio's application services

Fujitsu Services Oy

joulukuuta 21, 2006

Fujitsu Services Oy and Raisio Oyj signed a four-year Sohva agreement yesterday, 20 December 2006. According to the agreement, the Raisio Group's SAP system and some 70 other applications will be Fujitsu's responsibility. In addition, ten people from Raisio will transfer to Fujitsu to manage the application service.

Fujitsu's Sohva is an advanced service model for application development and management. Raisio's Sohva covers various different systems in addition to the SAP system the company deployed 12 months ago. The service model enables flexible business adjustments.

Raisio set some strict goals for the service. To achieve them, the companies have together built a clear-cut operating model between Raisio and Fujitsu. The efficiency of the model will be constantly measured and monitored, to make sure that new application projects meet the requirements of the company's business decisions and development aspirations.

"We want to be able to focus on developing our business while streamlining the company's cost structure in a controlled manner. In terms of IT, this means focusing on collaboration with strategic IT partners. It is also about competence management, in other words acquiring right kind of expertise and keeping it up-to-date. What was also decisive for us is that Fujitsu is able to provide the services across the entire Baltic Sea area, and Russia, if needed", says CFO Jyrki Paappa of Raisio.

Further information:
Fujitsu Services Oy, Regional Director Heikki Pylkkänen, tel. + 358 50 372 5278
Raisio Oyj, CFO Jyrki Paappa, tel. + 358 2 443 2279 and +358 50 556 6512

Raisio is a specialist in plant-based nutrition and in ensuring food safety. Raisio employs some 1,300 people, about 70 per cent of them in Finland. It has production units in 12 locations in 6 countries. Turnover for 2004 was about EUR 450 million.Further information:

Date: 21 joulukuuta, 2006