Fujitsu Finland Oy and Kuntien Tiera Oy have signed a contract on collaboration covering application services for Tiera's ERP solution. The SAP based solution has been developed in cooperation with municipalities and it is designed for the use of Tiera's customer owners.
Tiera is owned by approximately 250 local government agencies. Initially the new ERP solution will incorporate the financial accounting and HR modules. Later on it will expand to cover other functionalities that will serve the needs of the municipalities.
”The new ERP solution allows us to significantly cut back on the number of systems. Duplication of effort will be reduced, which will result in faster case processing and decision-making. The solution is scalable and the systems have a shared database. Data transmission between different functions will take place in real time. The standardised deployment process allows for a fast deployment, however, depending on the preparedness of the customer organisation to execute the change,” says director Kristiina Lammila of Tiera.
Fujitsu offers Tiera customers SAP system application support, enhancements and changes as well as project and specialist services.
”We conducted competitive bidding on the integrator service in compliance with the public procurement act. In evaluating the bids we compared delivery reliability, price and the appropriateness of the service model. With these criteria Fujitsu's bid won over the others,” Lammila says.
”Tiera's solution allows unifying the financial, procurement and reporting processes of the municipal administration. For an individual municipality this primarily brings benefits of scale and lower costs, as they no longer have to acquire licenses and services of their own. Fujitsu is responsible for the SAP integrator service, service management and the further development of the overall ERP solution together with Tiera and the customer organisations,” says director Irma Jousranta of Fujitsu.
The new agreement marks the continuation of the collaboration between Fujitsu and Tiera in the local government sector. The SARKK service, that is, the digital archive for municipalities, launched last spring is offered as part of Tiera's service offering. The archive service is designed for materials that the municipalities are required to save either temporarily or permanently.
For further information, please contact:
Director Kristiina Lammila
Tel. + 358 40 801 9794, kristiina.lammila (at) tiera.fi
Director, Regional Business Centers, Antero Vuorio
Tel. + 358 40 8380 222, antero.vuorio (at) fi.fujitsu.com
Director Irma Jousranta
Tel. + 358 46 8750 600, irma.jousranta(at)fi.fujitsu.com
Established in 2010, Kuntien Tiera Oy is a collaboration forum owned by municipalities that produces for its customer owners application and infrastructure services as well as IT management services. The strategic goal of Tiera is to enable improving the quality of municipal services while containing cost growth. www.tiera.fi
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 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 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
Date: 15 January, 2013