City of Lohja


Government

frends integration platform handles nearly 800 daily data transfers. These processes consist of transfers of production control between health care, social services, urban technology and financial and human resource management.

City of Lohja


Government

frends integration platform handles nearly 800 daily data transfers. These processes consist of transfers of production control between health care, social services, urban technology and financial and human resource management.

IT Landscape

Integration patterns

Business Goals

The information systems of a growing city require flexibility and efficiency and as a city budgets are tight while residents expect new services at an ever increasing rate. This means that City of Lohja wanted to cut costs for the development of new digital solutions, improve their overall visibility of dataflows and processes and have a single centralized solution to manage everything.

One key goal City of Lohja had was to enable the development and maintenance of the integration solutions themselves without the help of a vendor to cut costs and to be able to react quickly to error situations and smaller changes that occur in the system landscape.

We have been particularly pleased with the automated e-mail reports, which provide information on the transfer of data, without having to guess whether or not the data has been transferred.

Mikael Puussa, IT manager, City of Lohja

Integration challenges

In the past, data transfers between Lohja city systems were handled by scripts on local servers, scheduled transfers and batch runs. In case of errors, it was very challenging to solve the problem.

Additionally as these legacy data transfers were executed on multiple tools using multiple technologies managing the dependencies between the data transfers and scripts was proving to be almost impossible.

Results

HiQ's frends integration platform handles nearly 800 daily data transfers. These processes consist of transfers of production control between health care, social services, urban technology and financial and human resource management. It can be said that frends spins the strollers of the city of Lohja.

One of the biggest benefits is the ability to centralize all integrations around a single platform and vendor, which has also enabled Lohja to build its integration expertise. Frends and integrations work in Lohja with a team of 7 people. Frends is very easy to use - Lohja has done all but two processes itself. 

Over 1500 legacy scripts replaced

Over 700 integration processes in use