Business Finland, whose task is to assist Finnish companies to grow and internationalise by providing a wide range of services and funding, was looking to update its operations to be more data-driven and transparent. Data spread across a number of systems was to be centralised, laying the groundwork for more analytical knowledge-based management and the development of new services. The data platform built by Solita for Business Finland combines modern cloud technology and the on-premises world in a unique way – it enables new services that, together with the platform, aids Business Finland’s functions in promoting Finnish exports and help companies create new jobs.
Business Finland provides Finnish companies with services that help them develop their innovation activities and internationalise. Business Finland also invests in creating an attractive innovation environment to draw investments into Finland and promotes tourism in Finland.
Emerging from the merger of Finpro and Tekes, Business Finland was looking to combine and exploit its existing data more effectively. This was necessary to enhance operations and decision-making, as well as build new services for Finnish companies.