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Tieto and PiiMega collaboration extends utilization of Forest Hub ecosystem service in sawmill industry

07 February 2019

Tieto is partnering with PiiMega, a leading Finnish sawmill and forestry IT system supplier, to extend usage of Tieto Forest Hub ecosystem service in sawmill industry.

A complex supply chain in a wide forestry ecosystem involves a large number of business transactions between organisations at different points. Tieto Forest Hub service helps wood supply business partners in this ecosystem to improve the efficiency of their wood logistics and mill reception processes.

Tieto Forest Hub improves daily operational planning and follow-up, management of the inventories, and information quality, while also decreasing the amount of manual work and reducing errors. The service is open to all actors in the industry, from large forest industry companies to medium size and small businesses, including bioenergy producers.

“Forest Hub provides our customers with productivity benefits and new possibilities for more advanced usage of data and analytics. PiiMega aims to be a forerunner in digitalization of the industry and to offer our customers modern tools for business decision support”, says Antti Miettunen, Vice President, Wood and forestry solutions, Chairman, PiiMega.

“The partnership with PiiMega is a very important step for the Forest Hub ecosystem as it provides the sawmill industry with a fast way of joining Forest Hub service and immediately enjoying the business benefits”, says Jaakko Kuusisaari, Director, Wood and Fibre Solutions, Tieto.

Tieto Forest Hub is based on Business Information Exchange (BIX, www.tieto.com/bix), which is a cloud service for B2B integration. Tieto BIX currently covers 1,500 direct customers, 26 sales partners, and exchanges close to 500 million transactions annually.

For more information, please contact:

Jaakko Kuusisaari, Director, Wood and Fibre Solutions, Tieto
Tel.: +358 (0)40 501 5197 e-mail: jaakko.kuusisaari[at]tieto.com

Antti Miettunen, Vice President, Wood processing solutions, Chairman, PiiMega
Tel.: +358 40 5467283 e-mail: antti.miettunen[at]piimega.fi

Tieto aims to capture the significant opportunities of the data-driven world and turn them into lifelong value for people, business and society. We aim to be customers’ first choice for business renewal by combining our software and services capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems. www.tieto.com

PiiMega is a rapidly growing software product company located in Oulu, Finland. PiiMega is digitalizing forestry and sawmill industry together with domestic and international customers. Company is also working with business to customer markets and e-commerce. www.piimega.fi

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