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Lahti Energia invests EUR 1.5 million in ERP modernisation – partnership with Digia

The energy group Lahti Energia Oy is developing its business and put out a tender for an ERP system and associated continuous services to support its updated processes and targets. Thanks to its strong experience and references in the energy sector, the software and service company Digia was chosen to be Lahti Energia’s partner for this strategically significant ERP project. The multi-year agreement is worth about EUR 1.5 million.

Lahti Energia is a subsidiary of the City of Lahti. Over the past hundred years, it has developed into a modern energy group and a forerunner in sustainable energy solutions. The company produces district heat and electricity using recycled fuels and biofuels and also provides customised energy solutions to businesses and housing companies. 

“We’ve been developing our business and renewing our processes. To support our goals and operations, we need a modern ERP system that will support our updated processes, increase transparency throughout the entire Group and enable genuine knowledge-based management,” says Juha-Pekka Moisio, Director of Business Development and ICT at Lahti Energia.

The company’s existing ERP system has been used for almost 15 years, and separate systems have also been utilised in conjunction with it. Although this package has served the company for a long time, it no longer meets Lahti Energia’s current needs.

“We want to have a cohesive ERP system that will genuinely implement our strategy by providing us with the necessary tools for steering and developing our business and creating a meaningful working environment for our personnel,” says Moisio. 

The ERP project is a business-critical decision that must consider the special requirements of the sector 

Lahti Energia put the ERP system out to tender as a competitive negotiated procedure. The tender resulted in the software and service company Digia being chosen as the partner and Microsoft Dynamics 365 as the technology. In addition to the deployment project, Digia will also be responsible for providing system support and maintenance services.

“This modernisation will give Lahti Energia access to a comprehensive and flexible business platform that will support the company’s new way of working and enable seamless operations. It will also enable cloud services and artificial intelligence to improve business efficiency and develop new services,” says Jarkko Savolainen, Vice President of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Unified Operations Solutions at Digia.

Digia is a well-known ERP system supplier and has experience implementing more than 400 ERP projects in various industries. In Lahti Energia’s competitive tender, Digia received points for its expertise and references in the energy sector in particular.

“ERP projects are business-critical decisions that must consider the special requirements of your business operations and sector. Your choice of partner will play an important role in the project's success. Digia is one of Finland’s largest Microsoft Dynamics 365 suppliers. We employ about 400 Dynamics 365 experts with extensive experience in combining company-specific processes with Dynamics 365 business applications,” says Savolainen.

The ERP modernisation project is already underway. The specification and analysis phase should be completed at the beginning of 2024 and followed by the implementation phase. The aim is to have the new system up and running during 2024.

Further information:

Jarkko Savolainen
Senior Vice President, Digia Plc
tel. 040 579 6370, jarkko.savolainen(a)    

Juha-Pekka Moisio
Director of Business Development and ICT, Lahti Energia Ltd.
tel. 050 397 7343, juha-pekka.moisio(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).