When the contracting business had been transferred to a separate company, Suur-Savon Sähkö recognized the need for agility and scalability in financial management and information systems. Azets was chosen as the financial management partner in December 2018 through a competitive bidding process. Azets' offer was particularly attractive due to their knowledge of financial processes and strong competence, as well as their energy industry references and experience with the industry's special needs.
The partnership with Azets is a support in day-to-day operations and has further supported Suur-Savon Sähkö's growth.
The accounting systems were renewed at record speed
Azets took over Suur-Savon Sähkö's accounting services, financial management operational processes, as well as external accounting and system processes. However, the partnership began with a challenge when the systems changed in the transition to Azets. Many feared a long and drawn-out process.
Transitioning to Azets' systems set a new record in Finland for how quickly and agilely the project was carried out. The quality of service provided by Azets has been first-class overall. There is always a quick and efficient solution to everything. There is no room for errors or missed deadlines in financial management services, which is why service quality is the most important thing for us.
Fast service and agile communication even during exceptional times
Joint activities are monitored and driven forward through active communication and regular cooperation meetings, where current events of the fiscal year are discussed, as well as future forecasts and plans.
The seamless cooperation between Azets and Suur-Savon Sähkö proceeded smoothly even during exceptional circumstances, as daily cooperation has largely been handled via digital channels always. The quarterly steering groups review the current situation and ensure that necessary measures are taken for the future.
Collaboration continues and develops further in the future, as there are expected to be expansion needs in terms of systems in the near future. It is helpful that operations can be easily scaled through Azets, and a new system can be implemented when needed, as the partner is already familiar with the company's ways. This way, the company is already one step ahead.
From a financial management service provider to a strategic partner
The partnership between Azets and Suur-Savon Sähkö has quickly deepened into a strategic partnership beyond accounting services, where information and future prospects are shared in the long term.
"We trust each other and openly discuss changes and possible challenges. Azets is an important strategic partner for us because the smooth functioning of financial management is a significant part of our company's success. The success of financial management supports the future of the entire business," Venäläinen concludes.
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