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Tietoevry to accelerate S Group’s modernization journey

24 March 2022

S Group has chosen Tietoevry as its partner to speed up modernization of the group’s IT functions and support changes in its operating model. The aim of the co-operation is to accelerate S Group’s modernization and strengthen its technology capabilities in a constantly changing operating environment. The co-operation will increase automation and the utilization of data in S Group’s business operations.

“S Group’s mission is to offer competitive services and benefits to our customer-owners that make citizens’ daily lives easier. This goal is the cornerstone of our IT operations and digital development too,” says Ville Kinnunen, VP, IT and Digital Development, S Group.

“By modernizing our mode of operation, increasing the impacts of automation, and monitoring our services more closely, we aim to improve quality and cost efficiency for S Group’s customers. Tietoevry is an excellent companion for this journey, having a strong knowledge of the retail sector and delivery-chain processes, as well as significant experience of the IT and application environment at S Group,” says Kinnunen.

“We are happy that S Group decided to expand our successful co-operation, which dates back more than 20 years. We have undertaken to accelerate S Group’s change and help the cooperative reach its goal of offering a first-class customer experience. Through the partnership we will accelerate the modernization of S Group’s IT and enhance flexibility in its operating models. Another goal is to further strengthen S Group’s digital capabilities through the utilization of data and automation,” says Satu Kiiskinen, Head of Tietoevry Transform.

The five-year agreement covers co-operation in the management and development of services for next-generation applications. The aim is to add change capacity and speed to the development of S Group’s business operations, and to strengthen productivity and quality by using the latest technologies. The co-operation guarantees the continuity of S Group’s business operations in the rapidly changing operating environment.

Additional information:

Tietoevry Communications,, +358 40 570 4072

S Group is a retail group owned by Finnish households. S Group is made up of 19 regional cooperatives, SOK and their subsidiaries. We offer everyday services at grocery stores, hotels and restaurants, department stores, service station stores, hardware stores, and our own bank. We are the largest private employer in Finland: there are nearly 40,000 of us S Group employees. Our climate goals are the most ambitious in the country, and we are Finland’s largest seller of domestic and local food. Our tax footprint is nearly €1.8 billion, and we annually invest approximately €500 million in Finland.

Tietoevry creates purposeful technology that reinvents the world for good. We are a leading technology company with a strong Nordic heritage and global capabilities. Based on our core values of openness, trust and diversity, we work with our customers to develop digital futures where businesses, societies, and humanity thrive.

Our 24 000 experts globally specialize in cloud, data, and software, serving thousands of enterprise and public sector customers in more than 90 countries. Tietoevry’s annual turnover is approximately EUR 3 billion and the company’s shares are listed on the NASDAQ exchange in Helsinki and Stockholm, as well as on Oslo Børs.

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Satu Kiiskinen

Managing Director, Tietoevry Tech Services

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