The successful project was implemented with budget underspend of 22 per cent
The project included building a new Microsoft Dynamics 365 ERP system for Savon Voima to run the financial management for the entire company, with an internal invoice circulation system also implemented in the course of the project.
At the beginning of the project, all the financial management processes at Savon Voima were reviewed and their functionalities specified. Based on this analysis, the project schedule and price were adjusted. The practical implementation phase started in early 2021.
Vainikainen says that the positive expectations in the bidding phase only strengthened during the project. “Digia's operations were methodical and systematic, and the people designated for the project had extremely strong expertise,” Vainikainen says.
He says that cooperation was excellent at all levels. “Our employees involved in the project gave a lot of praise for how competent and flexible Digia’s experts were and how quickly they responded,” Vainikainen says. “Working with Digia employees was easy and pleasant.”
Along their other duties, Savon Voima's own team also worked for the project with great commitment. Although two key persons working for the project at Savon Voima transferred to other tasks during the project, the good cooperation resulted in a very successful outcome for the extensive project. The reform project was completed on schedule in January 2022.
In terms of costs, the outcome was really positive. “The project costs remained significantly below what was agreed after the analysis phase,” Vainikainen says. The costs were 22% lower than agreed, which is an amazing result.