Customer experience: Strengthening Agility and Creating SW Competence of Vaisala

Vaisala needed software competence development and hardening agile practices

Vaisala

Vaisala is a Finnish company that develops, manufactures and markets products and services for environmental and industrial measurement.The major customer groups and markets are national meteorological and hydrological services, aviation authorities, defense forces, road authorities, the weather critical energy sector, life science and high-technology industries and building automation.

The parent company Vaisala Oyj, domicile in Vantaa, Finland, is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Helsinki. Vaisala Group has offices and operations in Finland, the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, China, India, Sweden, Malaysia, South Korea, Brazil, United Arab Emirates, Japan and Australia.

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Contribyte Provides Top-Quality Software Competence

Vaisala is a leading global provider of environmental, industrial, and weather measurement solutions. Of the sales of the international company, 98% are exported annually. Contribyte was selected as the partner for the software competence development of the 80-year-old company. According to Liisa Åström, the product development manager at Vaisala, Contribyte understood the product developers exceptionally well.

Vaisala needed software competence development, and they were looking for someone to assist them with it. At Vaisala, they heard of Contribyte from another business unit that already had experience of the company in question.

“Quite soon we started to trust Contribyte and realized that they are programming professionals and product development experts. They were able to get on the same wavelength as us,” Åström recalls.

Another matter that made Åström and Vaisala happy was that the schedule for the development project was strict and there was a drive to get the innovations developed quickly. According to Åström, Contribyte was able to rise to the challenge well.

“We also got our very own resource for one of the projects, meaning that one person from Contribyte came here for two days a week to establish practices that we could then adopt by ourselves,” says Åström.

 

Strong Competence Enabled Operation Across a Wide Spectrum

What was particularly good about the collaboration with Contribyte was that the company was able to operate on a large scale inside the Vaisala organization. Contribyte’s strong experience in software design and product development made an impression on Vaisala.

According to Åström, along with the project, Vaisala was provided with very tangible improvements which will affect future products in that they will be particularly well designed and produced and they will be launched on time. Åström can also see Vaisala collaborating with Contribyte in the future.

“Our experiences of working with Contribyte are good. If we were faced with a similar situation again, we would definitely contact them,” Åström concludes.

"Our experiences of working with Contribyte are good. If we were faced with a similar situation again, we would definitely contact them"

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