No more overnight waits
The system in use before the revamp was technically obsolete, and overnight computer runs for the purposes of reporting, for example, posed significant challenges to the smoothness of planning. The new planning system is based on IBM Cognos TM1 technology. This renewal, with the technology in question, represents a pioneering project in the public sector.
“The new system is clearly better, and works better, than the one before. In terms of technology, it provides us with a better opportunity to carry out our own planning and implement our processes. It allows us to get the reports on the planning data we need immediately, for the purposes of profit calculation and cost accounting, among other things,” says Hyytinen.
A functioning planning and reporting system helps to anticipate demand and thereby the extent and profitability of those operations of the organisation for which it charges a fee, at the level of the entire institution.
Two-thirds of the NLS’s operating budget derives from cash flow financing, i.e. operations subject to a charge. A functioning planning and reporting system helps to anticipate demand and thereby the extent and profitability of those operations of the organisation for which it charges a fee, at the level of the entire institution. In addition to cash flow financing, the NLS’s duties include budget financed activities. All of these segments can now be accounted for to a better degree in planning.
The renewed management information system includes the processing of transfer files imported from a number of different connecting systems, data warehousing, the operations of NLS, monitoring systems for financials and planning, as well as wide reporting opportunities. The implementation progressed on schedule.