STT, Suomen Talotekniikka Group, is a Finnish building services and renovations-focused company. Their need was to have an integrated ERP system with all their business-critical activities included.
Competitive advantage with mobile work management
A key issue was enabling mobility to to their field force making installations at customer sites. Aava delivered a mobile work management system, which includes tools for work planners to resource needed field installers and to provide them work instructions. The installers use a dedicated smart phone portal, where job tasks can be entered with the most simple method: a work tasks is started, it can interrupted and finally marked as completed. Multiple installers can work at the same site simultaneously, and the work task can be divided over a long stretch of time. The field workers can be delivered freely assignable work sites, decreasing the calls back to work supervisor. After the work task is completed, the installer enters the related materials and per diem costs, which are automatically taken into accounting. The field installer can also create new tasks, which the supervisor can later amend with additional information.
“With Aava we are able to track our work sites in real-time making us more efficient” says STT Managing Director Arto Turunen. “This way we secure that each work task is entered quickly and error-free and in addition Aava offers excellent tools for creating various dashboards and for tracking those. In practice we always know at the end of the day how well we performed”.
“We are getting the maximum utilization of our installer personnel and at the same time a simple to use phone user interface makes their work easier, the manual administration and paper pushing is eliminated and this leads to significant cost savings”.
Customer-specific integrated ERP
The software delivery includes wide functionality: customer, subcontractor and supplier management, HR and payroll management, sales (offer, order, invoicing, accounts receivable, customer-specific price lists and materials management), procurement (purchase orders workflow, accounts payable, scrap and loss control, distributor invoices), project management (calendar, resourcing and scheduling) and multiple integrations to: bank interfaces, sales and purchase invoices, e-invoicing, distributor catalogs and price information, accounting, and tax authority reporting.
“The system is scalable based on our company needs. This for us was an important selection criterion in making the decision. We used an expert consultant to analyze dozens of software vendors and Aava’s differing solution ranked as a supreme choice. Aava’s flexibility was a key factor, because with it, we can decide how we want to develop our business”.