Caruna, the largest distributor of electricity in Finland, has chosen to implement IFS Applications as its central enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The agreement includes licenses and services worth in excess of 1 million euros.
Servicing 640,000 residential and company customers through a distribution network measuring some 79,000 km, Caruna plays a vital role in Finnish society.
To consolidate its enterprise application portfolio and streamline its business processes, the company evaluated a number of ERP vendors, focusing especially on criteria such as standardized functionality, scalability, automation, functional coverage, user friendliness, and industry experience.
“Caruna selected IFS Applications because it best fulfilled its demands. The fully integrated IFS solution will support business-critical processes such as financials, purchasing, invoicing, business intelligence, budgeting and HR,” said Heikki Linnanen, Caruna's head of projects and IT.
“Having serviced some of the world’s largest power companies with best-practice solutions since 1983, we are proud to count among our customers Caruna, a leading light of Finland’s energy and utility sector,” IFS Finland Managing Director Tapani Pohjonen said. “We understand the crucial role that companies like Caruna play in modern society and are convinced that our industry solutions and experience will help them streamline their operations.”