Construction & Infrastructure
Construction & Infrastructure
In order to streamline real-time integrations while keeping costs low and ensuring reliable production and predictable maintenance costs, Fira adopted Frends iPaaS.
Fira is an innovative construction service company specializing in delivering premium project solutions. Fira's operations are structured around four core service areas: residential construction, commercial construction, modernization, and pipe renovations. Fira creates environmentally conscious housing and construction solutions that exceed customer expectations and enable them to achieve their objectives.
To improve the maintenance and upkeep of their integration services, as well as to standardize their implementation methods, Fira recognized the need to adopt an iPaaS (integration platform as a service) solution. By incorporating an iPaaS into their business operations, they expected to achieve better process management and maintenance for integrations, increasing efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
The cooperation with Frends has always been in a good spirit at all levels. They react quickly to customer feedback, and we can rely on their support in the development of the integration domain."
Jarmo Kärkkäinen, Head of IT
In order to streamline real-time integrations while keeping costs low and ensuring reliable production and predictable maintenance costs, Fira sought out a top-performing solution on the market. Following an evaluation process in June 2022, Fira ultimately made the decision to partner with Frends iPaaS.
As part of their evaluation process, Fira recognized the user-friendliness of the Frends platform and noted that the learning curve for their internal team to integrate Frends into their operations fully was lower than with other solutions evaluated. This made Frends an attractive choice for the company as they sought to streamline their processes and increase efficiency.
Currently, Fira uses Frends to handle some of the critical dataflows. They especially appreciate the fact that they can build integrations in a way that can be re-used in multiple integration workflows, which accelerates overall development time. Frends also serves as an integration platform for ELT (Export-Load-Transform) workloads and real-time dataflows, such as reporting and source-to-pay processes (S2P).
Fira has experienced seamless cooperation with Frends since the project's inception, with all integrations delivered as planned and necessary fixes implemented effectively.
"The cooperation with Frends has always been in a good spirit at all levels. They react quickly to customer feedback, and we can rely on their support in the development of the integration domain," says Jarmo Kärkkäinen, Head of IT.
Frends iPaaS has become an indispensable tool in Fira's digital transformation journey, bolstering their industrial construction capabilities. It helps Fira increase digitalization and improve dataflows between different systems, aligning perfectly with the company's needs. Moreover, Frends supports Fira’s long-term strategic goals, ensuring a robust IT architecture that effectively enables their business operations – both now and in the future.