Neste Corporation and IBM signed a strategic partnership agreement
1 July 2015
From left to right: Reetta Ristola and Matti Lehmus from Neste. Tuomo Haukkovaara and Raj Raichoora from IBM.
Neste Corporation has chosen IBM to be its partner in renewing Neste Corporation's central enterprise resource planning solution. Neste Corporation is executing a business process development program to harmonize key business processes globally.
Neste Corporation, which operates globally, is at the forefront of refining and renewable solutions. "Our objective is to be Baltic Sea downstream champion and to grow in the global renewable feedstock-based markets. This project is playing a key role in implementing our strategy. With this program, we invest heavily in developing our business processes as well as our ICT capabilities", says Martti Ronkainen, Neste Corporation.
"To develop our business processes, we needed a strategic transformation partner who can add value by having both Industry knowledge and project execution skills," Mr. Ronkainen continues. "Additionally, we valued IBM's strong process capabilities, business understanding as well as implementation capabilities in SAP ERP projects".
On the completion of this program, Neste Corporation will increase transparency of its supply chain management, gains efficiency for business processes by reducing manual work, and offers reliable and real time data for business decision making. The program is especially related to Neste core business areas of Oil Products, Renewable Products, Base Oils and Financial Processes.
IBM Finland was chosen as the transformation partner due to its industry expertise, process development, project and change management capabilities as well as SAP ERP implementation skills. Additionally, IBM's local presence was important as it makes agile and close collaboration possible.
"I look forward to the strategic collaboration with Neste Corporation", says IBM Finland's CEO Tuomo Haukkovaara. "With this project we help a Finnish company to succeed globally with our business transformation and global industry expertise."
IBM (NYSE: IBM) is a global innovation company, that has helped its clients' businesses with its transformation and technology expertise for over 100 years and in Finland for almost 80 years. During its history, IBM has evolved from a calculator and punch machine manufacturer into a modern service and technology company. One of the key foundations of our business is Research and Development: IBM is the largest private research organization in the world. IBM's revenue in 2014 was USD 92.8 billion, and it has 380 000 employees. For more information, see www.ibm.com/fi (in Finnish) and www.ibm.com