Friday, 4th December 2020

Tieto and HERE Technologies team up

The Nordic IT services and software company Tieto and the open location platform company HERE Technologies today announced a strategic partnership. The companies will jointly create and deliver industry specific software and location-based solutions for automotive, logistics and asset and fleet management industries, to meet the increasing market demand.

Digitalization has opened and continues to open completely new ways for monitoring and getting efficiencies from mobile objects and assets. Autonomous vehicles, location based services, asset and fleet tracking and management – all offer opportunities on a global scale. For example, according to Market Research Future, the global fleet management market is expected to grow at a CAGR rate of 22% in the period 2018-2023. Transparency Market Research predicts that asset tracking and management grows CAGR at the rate of 13% in the period 2018-2026.

Tieto’s portfolio of services (consultancy, infrastructure, outsourcing and application services) and business application platforms, together with HERE’s expertise in location-based services, present a great opportunity to address the market with joint solutions. By combining both companies’ technologies and capabilities they will provide location context to business applications as a foundation for digitization strategies that allow customers to accelerate their business and generate new opportunities to stay ahead of the competition. Practical use cases include proactive solutions for fleet management, supply chain management and logistics solutions using HERE tracking and mobility solutions.

“This partnership is more than the sum of its parts. The cooperation between HERE Technologies and Tieto combines cutting edge technologies in 5G networks, smart cities, automotive solutions and the Internet of Things,” says Tom Leskinen, Head of Product Development Services, Tieto. “Moreover, our offerings complement each other in a way which will drive new innovations and accelerate the utilization of these new technologies. Even the most demanding customers needs in these areas can be met.”

“Location intelligence is a determining factor to derive outcomes and drive business goals based on patterns and relationships across very often siloed location datasets. The ability to integrate technologies to reap the full benefits from non-stationary assets and their usage is the future,” says Victor van Dinten, Global Director Strategic Alliances, HERE Technologies. “HERE Technologies and Tieto are poised to provide these advantages to their customers on a global scale.”

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