YIT, Finland’s largest construction company, wanted to strengthen their competitive edge by remodeling the entire organisation towards a more data-driven direction. To enable this transformation, YIT and Solita built a modern data platform, YIT Datahub. Datahub brings all the data from business units onto one platform. It provides YIT with real-time visibility into their business and customers, helps to predict the future and create new products and services. Data is now a valuable strategic asset driving daily operations.
YIT is a significant player in the Northern European market, developing and building apartments, business premises, and demanding infrastructure projects in 11 countries.
In 2015, YIT created an initiative to allow their business and organisation to become more data-driven. YIT has a huge amount of data on, for example, housing sales, building projects and customers in various systems. The difficulty was getting reliable, real-time information to improve operations and react more quickly to customer needs. The construction business is highly market sensitive, with a large ecosystem of partners and subcontractors, so it is crucial to have clear insight into the current situation and be able to predict the future accurately.