Tieto and Tietokoura strengthen their partnership to offer an advanced toolset for energy retail companies

Tieto Energy Utilities and Tietokoura have entered into an Alliance Agreement. The partnership strengthens both parties’ capabilities as energy industry solutions providers by creating a full end-to-end solution covering all major processes of a retail energy company.

Tietokoura’s products and knowledge in portfolio management and B2B processes have now been combined with Tieto’s Energy Industry product portfolio offering for energy retail companies. The combination of both companies’ product portfolios will enhance and strengthen the retail energy companies’ competitiveness and efficiency through an effective toolset to plan, design and run their businesses.

Development in Finland and Sweden in smart meter rollout coverage and the related remote reading process, hourly based pricing and products have made a demand for retailers to find a solution for pricing, portfolio management, risk management, new services to B2B customers and ways to handle all this automatically.

“Tietokoura has grown to market leader position over the years in Finland and now is the time to expand our activities into new market areas. Tieto has a strong position and presence on the Nordic retailer market, so with this co-operation with Tieto, we can offer and serve Nordic retailers with high-level knowledge, products and services,” says Jorma Laukkanen, CEO, Tietokoura.

Tieto and Tietokoura are strong players and market leaders in their own business areas. Tietokoura has 14 retailer customers in Finland; combined, these retailers sell approximately 17 terawatt hours of electricity per year. This is over 40% of the total electricity sales by retailers in Finland.

“As the market leader in the business area of Nordic Energy Utility, we want to make sure that our offering includes high-quality add-on services that will give benefit to our customers in their business. We are sure that our partnership with Tietokoura will serve our customers’ needs,” says Mikko Räsänen, Retail Business Owner, Energy Utilities, Tieto.

Tieto Energy industry products serve in CRM and Billing for utilities in the Nordics, with 5.4 million points of delivery and more than one in three customers in the Nordics being managed via a Tieto application.

Further information:

Tieto
Mikko Räsänen, Retail Business Owner, Energy Utilities, Tieto.
mikko.rasanen@tieto.com, +358 40 6574430

Tietokoura
Jorma Laukkanen, CEO, Tietokoura
jorma.laukkanen@tietokoura.fi, +358 45 120 6742

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 service capabilities with a strong drive for co-innovation and ecosystems. www.tieto.com

Tietokoura is a market leader in Finland, both in electricity trade portfolio management and in messaging services for energy and water supply clients and their service support. The company offers product-based solutions and project-specific implementation tailored to the needs of energy business. Tietokoura is the partner of numerous well-known operators in the energy and water industries. www.tietokoura.com

Published on: 
24 November 2016
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