Tieto Corporation PRESS RELEASE 4 January 2011 at 10.00 am EET
Tieto has entered to an agreement with Telenor Key Partner (TKP) for the company's global Microsoft SharePoint, Unified Communication and Oracle ERP solutions. The value of the agreement is 125 million NOK over five years.
Tieto has been one of several suppliers to TKP's IT-portfolio since 2006. The new contract marks a distinct expansion of the co-operation, and will in effect include almost all of TKP's IT-portfolio. Tieto will be responsible for supplying infrastructure services and application management to TKP's IT-systems, including Microsoft SharePoint and Oracle ERP.
The expansion of the current contract means that TKP will reduce integration and administrative costs due to choosing one platform. Tieto's service is not affected by time differences, which makes the service more applicable worldwide.
Andreas Vik, CEO of TKP, says: "We have had a successful co-operation with Tieto for several years. Tieto's experience with outsourcing, especially concerning solutions from Oracle and Microsoft, was decisive in the decision to expand the co-operation. TKP has set demanding requirements in both quality and flexibility in up- and downsizing of services and volume. By using one supplier as opposed to several, TKP will reduce costs and become more competitive, says Andreas Vik, CEO of TKP."
Country Manager of Tieto Norway, Kolbjørn Haarr, comments: "Having one supplier will cut costs for TKP and make the company more competitive. Today TKP is in competition with external suppliers for services delivered to Telenor's businesses across Europe and Asia and this contract expansion will strengthen the company's competitiveness in several markets where Telenor operates."
Telenor Key Partner (TKP) is owned by Telenor and has 380 employees in Norway, Denmark and Pakistan. TKP today supplies shared services to several subsidiaries in the Nordics, Europe and Asia. The company's services include finance, HR, purchase and Telenor's intranet which covers a total of 40 000 users.
For further information, please contact:
Kolbjørn Haarr, CEO, Tieto Norway, tel + 47 97 05 78 34, email@example.com
Greger Lundstrøm, Head of Telecom and Media, Tieto Norway, tel +47 46 91 74 28, firstname.lastname@example.org
Svein H. Aasen, Director of Supplier Management Telenor Key Partner, tel +47 95040756
Andreas Vik, CEO Telenor Key Partner, tel +47 91786525
Trude Martinsen Brun, Head of Marketing and Communications, Tieto Norway, +47 90 55 28 23, email@example.com
Tieto is an IT service company providing IT, R&D and consulting services. With approximately 17 000 experts, we are among the leading IT service companies in Northern Europe and the global leader in selected segments. We specialize in areas where we have the deepest understanding of our customers' businesses and needs. Our superior customer centricity and expertise in digital services set us apart from our competitors. www.tieto.com
Telenor Key Partner is solely owned by Telenor ASA and delivers shared services to Telenor's subsidiaries in Europe and Asia.