Fujitsu Finland Oy and Valio Oy have entered into an infrastructure and application service agreement. The service package covers the Patja service as well as application support and further development services in the application areas of logistics and milk procurement.
Valio is the dairy market leader in Finland, running production facilities at 15 locations around the country. The Valio Group consists of the parent company Valio Oy and subsidiaries in Russia, Estonia, Sweden, the United States and China.
During the new contract period that started at the turn of the year, the services will continue almost unchanged. The availability and managed service is now complemented with the 24/7 backup staffing service. The desktop support service is complemented with limited support service for subsidiaries and R&D. Fujitsu will also support and provide Valio's Lync service. Moreover, Fujitsu is collaborating with Sininen Meteoriitti on a SharePoint 2013 workspace project.
”The SharePoint workspaces have been installed and the deployment project is in progress. Workspaces offer teams a centralised space for posting work-related documents and other materials. In addition, they serve as a forum for discussions and comments. I believe that workspaces will improve information flow and availability of important information,” says CIO Pekka Tanner of Valio.
Fujitsu delivers infrastructure services for Valio in compliance with the Patja service model. Aside from desktop services, the service covers server availability and managed services. As for desktops, currently in process is a Windows7 project scheduled to be finished in early 2013. The desktop replacement and lifecycle service launched in 2009 will continue as is.
Among the applications included in the continued service the most important is SAP, on which Fujitsu provides support and further development services. ValioSAP is pivotal as the company's sales, logistics and ERP system. Currently in process are, among others, a SAP/APO production planning project for solid products.
”Our aim is to develop our IT services and practices in order to achieve Valio's business objectives and deploy new functions and run them efficiently. Our partner must be able to rise up to this challenge,” Pekka Tanner says.
For more information, please contact:
Pekka Tanner, CIO
Tel. + 358 10 381 121
Mauri Mikkonen, director
Tel. + 358 45 78810398
Satu Pelttari, communications director
Tel. + 358 45 7880 9624, satu.pelttari (at) fi.fujitsu.com
Valio Ltd is owned by Finnish dairy farmers and Valio’s mission is to maximize the value of their milk. Valio’s company value is We make the best. Valio has 15 production plants in Finland, two in Estonia and one in Russia. Subsidiaries lie in Russia, Sweden, Baltic countries, USA and China. Valio means “excellent” in Finnish. The excellent quality and taste of the products has been the basic principle of Valio from her foundation in 1905. Research and Development has a fine tradition. Nobel Prize winner A. I. Virtanen worked as the director of Valio Laboratory from 1921-1970. Valio licenses her patented technology for example producing lactose free milk products. More company information at www.valio.com
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: 19 February, 2013