HELSINKI, 2016-Oct-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kesko has signed an extensive cooperation agreement with Tieto to significantly enhance its functions related to the maintenance and development of ICT services. The renewal is aimed to accelerate the development of the K-Group’s new digital services and the improvement of user experience.
”Tieto was chosen from among 20 leading ICT service companies, because it could best meet Kesko’s strategic requirements for the improvement of effectiveness and quality of continuous services, as well as investments in new technologies and competencies that underpin Kesko’s growth strategy,” says Chief Information Officer Arto Hiltunen.
The renewal will help unify the K-Group’s ICT services and system architecture. The change is aimed to enhance ICT functions, increase agility in the development of digital services and ensure uninterrupted business processes.
”The new, more cost effective, standardized ICT environment will enable us to invest more strongly in the development of new digital services for the K-Group customers, personnel and partners.”
The agreement signed with Tieto is for five years. Kesko’s other information and communication technology partners include, for example, Elisa, Fujitsu, OpusCapita and Gapgemini.
Kesko is a Finnish listed trading sector company. Kesko operates in the grocery trade, the building and technical trade and the car trade. Its divisions and chains act in close cooperation with retailer entrepreneurs and other partners. In 2015, Kesko’s net sales totalled €8.7 billion and it employed nearly 20,000 people. Kesko operates in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Belarus and Poland. Kesko’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. The company’s domicile and main premises are in Helsinki. www.kesko.fi
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