Case Story: Visma Finnvalli product development tool deployment

Finnvalli wanted uniform processes and tools in its operating environment to serve the development. Finnvalli was also interested in the move to agile development and an update of software development tools.

Visma Finnvalli

Finnvalli is a financially secure Finnish privately-owned software company. The main product is a SaaS-based Visma Fivaldi, financial management and real estate management service concept, which is the leading solution for accounting firms and real estate management.

In 2013, the company's net sales were 4.08 million and an annual net sales growth has been consistently over 20%. Finnvalli is part of Visma Solutions Oy.

 

 

Challenge

The Product development of Finnvalli was not keeping up with the growth rate of the business. The company wanted to improve its product development by developing its own software production. Finnvalli wanted uniform processes and tools in its operating environment to serve the development. Finnvalli was also interested in the move to agile development and an update of software development tools. Finnvalli chose Contribyte as its partner in the change project. IBM Jazz was selected as the platform to be able to handle the whole so called application life cycle management (ALM).

Solution

Improving the software production capability is a major change for the company. The company must take into account the technical issues, as well as employees and ensure business continuity. For example, the introduction of the tool and the process of updating the document are only a fraction of the project. Contribyte mapped the project target state and the desired level of ability. In addition, Contribyte helped to find out a more detailed framework for the use of Jazz, as well as determined the sensible licensing model. Finnvalli chose the implementation model suggested by Contribyte In the active phase of the project, Finnvalli staff were trained in both the process and the tool configured by Contribyte.käyttöönottomallin muutokseen. Hankkeen aktiivisessa vaiheessa Finnvallin ihmiset koulutettiin sekä prosessin että Contribyten konfiguroiman työkalun osaajiksi.

 

 

Benefits

Finnvalli R&D has risen to the level of business growth. The increased cooperation among developers and testers has improved cooperation and enabled faster publication of new features. The integrated software development platform enhances Finnish and off-shore teams’ project work, as well as reduces travel to face to face meetings. Finnvalli is developing its competitiveness still using the Contribyte model of continuous development as well as easily managed processes and a stable platform.

Contribyte helps organizations to produce more value with digital products and services, independent of tools and methods.

 

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