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SysOpen Digia to supply the Machinery Group with ERP system


October 3, 2006 - Sentera Plc, which is part of the SysOpen Digia Group, will supply the Finnish Machinery conglomerate with an Enterprise by SysOpen Digia ERP solution. The solution comprises sales, storage, purchasing, maintenance, management of maintenance contracts, customer relationship management (CRM), e-invoices, accounts ledgers, bookkeeping and management accounting, consolidated financial statements, payroll administration and processing of travel expense reports. The solution will be introduced in the eight subsidiaries of the Machinery Group at the beginning of January 2007, and will have around 100 concurrent users.

Machinery Ltd, a versatile Finnish conglomerate, was established in 1911. The Group comprises eight limited companies. In addition to Finland, Machinery operates in the Baltic and Russian markets. Currently, the company has around 300 employees, and the Group’s net sales amount to more than EUR 80 million in 2006.

’We were looking for a solution that is suitable to the modern needs of a conglomerate, but which will provide flexibility with respect to our growing business operations. We trust that SysOpen Digia has the expertise, experience and credentials for making information systems support the demands of business operations,’ says Jussi Niemelä, Deputy CEO of Machinery Ltd.

’SysOpen Digia has experience of similar conglomerate systems and the related system requirements. It is essential that Machinery is able to operate internally like a single company while meeting, e.g. the bookkeeping and operational requirements that apply to a conglomerate,’ affirms Juha Sihvonen, head of SysOpen Digia’s Industry and Trade division.

SysOpen Digia in brief
SysOpen Digia Plc is a modern software company providing comprehensive solutions, and specialising in integrated ICT solutions, product development of smart phones and mobile solutions, outsourcing services, and telecommunications products and services. The company is headquartered in Finland, and employs over 1,100 professionals worldwide. SysOpen Digia is listed on the Main list of the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Further information at

Sentera Plc, which is part of the SysOpen Digia Group, is an information solution provider whose business operations are based on a long–term strategic partnership with customers, business area know-how and productised solutions. Sentera develops and delivers business-critical information systems, integration solutions and the related services. Further information at

Machinery in brief
Machinery Ltd is a Finnish conglomerate established in 1911. The company has operations in Finland, the Baltic countries, Russia and the Ukraine. The Machinery Group consists of four principal business lines: technical trade, Services and industrial maintenance, international projects and trading, and the import of toys. The Group employs around 300 professionals. The company’s operations are based on the certified ISO 9001 quality system. Further information at


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