Islet Group is an internationally operating Finnish family-owned growth company providing professional services & IT solutions for multiple different industries. Islet is specialized in two business areas: data & analytics, and business transformations, which covers end-to-end enterprise resource planning processes and intelligent spend management. The company is SAP and Microsoft’s gold partner and has been chosen twice as the Best SAP Partner in Finland in the recent years. Islet works daily with leading technologies and helps its customers to digitalize and transform their businesses as well as to lead with real-time data.

Islet, which was founded at the end of the 1990’s, has been growing at a rapid pace for several past years. Islet discovered that their own business needs now and in the future are aligned with SAP Business ByDesign solution capabilities. The cloud-based solution is known for its great project management capabilities, which is critical for Islet as a professional services company. SAP Business ByDesign is a suite-in-a-box solution, which is quick to implement, supports multi-company scenarios and internationalization, is always up-to-date and has vast integration possibilities. Most importantly, Islet knew that the solution would support their growth plan and provide real-time data and one source of truth to help steer the company sustainably into the future. Islet utilized its own team and expertise in the implementation of the new ERP.

With SAP Business ByDesign, Islet was able to digitalize and standardize the Finance, Project Management, Procurement, Sales, CRM, HR, Time and Resource Management processes. Solution’s embedded analytics provides the most essential operational reports in a visual form within the ERP system itself. It also has several ready-made KPI’s which give key insights from the business. Additionally, in certain reporting purposes the data from the ERP is being visualized with Microsoft Power BI.

The introduction of SAP Business ByDesign has streamlined and simplified many of Islet’s internal and customer related processes. Islet is now able to better manage its customer projects all in one place instead of having it spread out in different spread sheets, emails, and applications. This has greatly improved many aspects of everyday work, such as the availability of accurate and up-to-date data, managing project related costs, resourcing, and planning. In fact, Islet can now monitor the progress of projects and the invoicing status easily on a real-time basis and employee satisfaction related to internal processes has increased. There is also a clear benefit to managing everything in one integrated system – different processes are linked together, which means the updated info is available to all areas simultaneously.

As we continue to grow rapidly, we needed scalable future-proof solution that is always up-to-date and easy-to-use. We have gained more real-time visibility into our operations and streamlined our processes with SAP Business ByDesign. We are also able to provide better service both to our own employees as well as our customers. Moreover, we now have real–time data to support decision making – both in daily operations and on a strategic level.
Heidi Sinisalo

Chief Operating Officer, Islet Group

One other aspect that might sometimes be overlooked or forgotten, but what is still greatly important, is the user experience. It affects the change management and the system adoption and therefore also has a direct impact on the overall success of the project and implementation. As Islet has kept growing fast and new employees come in every month, the company needed their ERP system to be easy to adopt and simple to use with clear navigation and logic.
The SAP Business ByDesign solution has a modern and harmonized look and feel. It is easy to personalize, for example, with role-based short cuts and dashboards. We have received a lot of positive feedback and I feel like we are able to better serve our employees. The different areas of the solution are designed so that the user experience is consistent and intuitive. This has reduced time spent on different tasks making daily work easier and more efficient.
Jukka Penttinen

Chief Business Officer, Islet Group


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