December 4, 2023
Finnish Defence Forces to Collaborate with Accenture on an Enterprise Resource Planning Transformation Programme based on SAP S/4HANA
HELSINKI; Dec. 4, 2023 – The Finnish Defence Forces will collaborate with Accenture on a digital transformation programme designed to modernize its existing legacy ERP system to improve user experience, enhance system performance and deliver advanced reporting and analytics capabilities.
The transformation programme will feature the deployment of a new ERP system on the SAP S/4HANA ® Defence & Security solution. The programme will be led by Accenture and include subcontracting partners Islet Group Oy*., Neomore Consulting Oy*., and Agility Oy*. In addition, Accenture will provide application maintenance and ongoing development.
The Finnish Defence Forces will collaborate with Accenture on a digital transformation programme designed to modernize its existing legacy ERP system to improve user experience, enhance system performance and deliver advanced reporting and analytics capabilities.
The procurement contract was signed by the Director of the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command, Major General Jari Mikkonen and Nordic Technology Director of Accenture Tomas Nyström at the headquarters of the Finnish Defence Forces Logistics Command in Tampere on October 13th, 2023.
Operational deployment of the new ERP system and the training of Finnish Defence Forces’ end users are targeted for the end of 2025.
“Equipping defence forces with most advanced technologies and logistics systems is more critical than ever,” said Accenture’s Tomas Nyström. “The new enterprise resource planning digital core will ensure they can store, manage, and exploit data in near real-time, as well as facilitate collaboration and interoperability across all domains. By leveraging our digital capabilities, we are transforming core processes to help the Finnish Defence Forces become a future ready military enterprise.”
* Osakeyhtiö, often abbreviated to Oy, is the term for a Finnish limited company (e.g.: Ltd, LLC, or GmbH)
About the Finnish Defence Forces
The Finnish Defence Forces secures Finland’s territorial integrity, the livelihood and basic rights of its population and the freedom of action of the government, as well as defends the rule of law with military force if an armed attack or a corresponding external threat is directed at Finland. Read more about the Defence Forces at www.puolustusvoimat.fi/en.
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