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Digia received the Partner of the Year award from Microsoft for the fourth year in a row

The award was given in the Business Applications category. In practice, it refers to the Dynamics 365 platform and the business applications built on top of it, which will be revolutionised by artificial intelligence in the coming years. Digia believes all Microsoft Dynamics 365 customers will use AI applications in 2024.

"In the Business Applications category, we reward a partner who has produced innovative, AI-based business solutions for their customers and grown their own Business Applications business," says Tarja Jernström, Commercial Partner Lead at Microsoft.

Jarkko Savolainen, Vice President of Digia's Microsoft Dynamics 365 business, sees a simple recipe behind the partnership award. "Our projects have been successful, and the customers are satisfied. The collaboration with Microsoft is excellent," he lists.

"The business is growing and developing all the time. In recent years, we have increased the share of Azure cloud business alongside the more traditional Dynamics business and built capabilities to deliver entities internationally. A good example of this is our customer relationship with Walki: the new ERP system was implemented in several other European countries before it was finally implemented in Finland," Savolainen says.

One of the satisfied customers is Oomi, a joint venture between ten Finnish energy companies. In its system renewal, Oomi wanted to emphasise reliability, functionality and capabilities for acquisitions, internationalisation, and other reforms.

"Digia came to the fore quite quickly. The company had good references and a lot of experience with such systems. Digia is also an important partner for Microsoft," says Piia Passila, CFO of Oomi. 

The implementation of the system was a great success. 

"The progress of the project was well controlled throughout. There were no major challenges or problems at any point in the project. We stayed on schedule, and the workloads and budget were slightly undercut," Passila says.

Artificial intelligence enables autonomous ERP processes

The Microsoft Dynamics 365 business platform is undergoing major changes with The Copilot AI. 

Jarkko Savolainen says that as Microsoft's Inner Circle partner, Digia has good visibility into Microsoft's development plans, and "it looks really good". Inner Circle is Microsoft's global partner network, to which only about one per cent of all Microsoft partners worldwide are invited based on sales achievements.

"Microsoft Dynamics AI automation will really change ERP processes. The significance of The Copilot is growing, and it can be used in the future, for example, to manage process entities. This significantly improves the efficiency of organisations and helps people in their work. Those customers who have chosen Dynamics 365 are pioneers," Savolainen says.

"The AI revolution is underway, and AI is already transforming Finnish companies. 2024 is a turning point; now is the last moment to get involved. ERP systems play a key role in using artificial intelligence, as ERP is connected to companies' core processes. I believe that it is precisely by introducing artificial intelligence into ERP solutions that we can find keyways to utilise artificial intelligence to benefit business the most," says Timo Levoranta, CEO of Digia. 

"We are pleased that Microsoft sees Digia's investment in the partnership and appreciates our long-term cooperation," Levoranta says.

Microsoft Dynamics 365 in a nutshell: 

  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 is Microsoft's cloud-based end-to-end business solution that includes intelligent sales, service, marketing, finance, commerce, and enterprise resource planning applications. 
  • Microsoft's Dynamics 365 Finance & Operations is especially suitable for the ERP needs of medium and large companies. 
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central is an easy-to-use, versatile financial and ERP system developed for medium-sized and growing companies. 
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM is a cloud-based platform that includes off-the-shelf solutions for sales management, customer service, fieldwork management, and marketing. 
  • Microsoft Power Platform is a cloud-based development platform that provides low-code tools for developing business applications and automating manual business processes

Further information:

Jarkko Savolainen
Vice President, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Unified Operations Solutions, Digia Plc
tel. +358 (0)40 579 6370, jarkko.savolainen(a)


Digia is a software and service company that combines technological possibilities and human capabilities to build intelligent business, society and a sustainable future. Our mission is to ensure that our customers are at the forefront of digital evolution. There are more than 1,500 of us working at Digia and we operate globally with our international customers. Digia’s turnover in 2023 was EUR 192,1 million. The company is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki (DIGIA).