Six Norwegian municipalities select Tieto for digital services in education

A collaboration group of Norwegian municipalities (Sjustjerna) has selected Tieto as its supplier of a new education solution. The solution will be used in kindergartens, pre-schools and schools. By allowing Tieto to deliver smart IT services, the municipalities will release time and resources and focus more on core business.  Through streamlining of processes, automating of services and offering an open architecture, the solutions will be cost-saving for the municipalities.

The municipality cooperation consists of the municipalities of Herøy, Hareid, Volda, Sande, Ulstein, Vanylven and Ørsta, located at the north-western part of Norway, Søre Sunnmøre. In total, the municipalities make up nearly 50,000 inhabitants. The new contract with Tieto runs for three years with an option for additional two years.

"During the purchasing process of the new education solution, we assessed Tieto as the best supplier for quality and functionality, especially because of a fully integrated scheduler, as well as the best solution for integrating case and management solutions for sensitive data," says Hilde Hestås, manager at Herøy municipality.

The municipalities wanted to streamline administration, increase user-friendliness, and implement a better management tool. The municipalities are committed to solving the tasks of the users today, but are also keen to have a partner for the future who knows how to exploit the potential of digitalization of the education sector.

The solution delivered to schools, pre-schools and kindergartens in the municipalities is a comprehensive integrated solution, and thanks to role-based login, the solution addresses the user's needs. The content is tailored to the user, and access control presents the individual only for relevant functionality. Task-oriented design helps to guide users through the tasks they will solve in a good and smooth way.

"This is very exciting and we look forward to simplifying the everyday lives of the users in these municipalities. The solution for schools, pre-schools and kindergartens includes a time planner solution, as well as our solution for handling sensitive data. We are eager to getting started with the project and look forward to a good cooperation in the coming years," says Kjetil Næssan, Head of Tieto Education in Norway.

Tieto Education ensures that the administration, students, teachers, school management and kindergarten staff are given the best prerequisite for the success of their tasks while allowing the parents to easily share their children's lives through parenting app and good communication solutions.

About Tieto
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 

Published on: 
10 October 2017
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