The comprehensive project overhauled the entire IT foundation for the company’s business activities
The project was extremely significant and challenging for Ramirent Finland, as it overhauled the entire critical IT foundation of the company’s business activities. Going forward, the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management solution backed up by Sycor.Rental will be used to run all of Ramirent Finland’s rental business, and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Finance will be used for the company’s financial management.
The system functions extremely flexibly and serves the needs of customers ranging from individuals to international conglomerates. “We might sell a few pieces of sandpaper or provide a weather shelter to protect a building the size of Parliament House. Whichever the case, it will be done with the same system,” Jylhä says.
The project also overhauled Ramirent Finland’s reporting and analytics. The ExFlow application was brought on board to circulate invoices. Jylhä explains that Ramirent’s own RamiSmart and Raimo mobile solutions were also updated and integrated with the new system. Digia carried out the changes to mobile applications as a separate project.
The new ERP system is cloud based, which comes with a number of benefits for Ramirent. “When the ERP system is in the cloud, it’s easy to add other Microsoft solutions onto it. It also lets us get rid of our old server environment,” Jylhä says. He also praises the ability to use the cloud solution in a browser, which makes both working remotely and managing Ramirent’s workstations easier.