Thinking big, starting small
For the first phase, the scope was set to creating a new project for YIT Finland. The new intelligent, collaborative and user-friendly way of creating projects was implemented to replace the old way of creating projects manually to SAP. The data forms and workflows of SmartMDM were configured to meet YIT's needs for entering flawless, high-quality project master data, using the workflow to fully support the project creation process. Data quality is ensured not only by having value lists read directly from the back-end system, but also by configuring additional business rules when needed.
"We see that instead of enforcing the various local level back-end systems to meet the expected level of user experience, it is substantially easier and much more cost-efficient to provide a common platform on top of our local level back-end systems", says YIT's IT Manager Heikki Sulonen.
Cooperation between YIT and us went smoothly. Our own product SmartMDM was chosen as the platform because YIT wanted to provide end users with a uniformed view to the construction project data throughout the project lifecycle, regardless of the back-end system the user is authorized to use.