Gasgrid Finland Oy is a Finnish state-owned company and transmission system operator with system responsibility. The company operates a high-pressure natural gas transmission system in Finland.
We acknowledged that the life cycle of the information system we used was coming to an end. We mapped several different alternatives to find a solution best suiting our needs. We wanted the system to improve knowledge management and to serve as a support for reporting, analysis and future planning. The possibility for developing system-related functionalities was also considered a must, says Marko Ikävalko, Asset Manager of Gasgrid Finland Oy.
Good return on functionality, usability and maintainability. According to Ikävalko, these were Gasgrid Finland’s most important information system selection criteria.
In autumn 2020, Gasgrid Finland’s asset management system has not yet been completed, but the expectations are high. The maintenance and asset management system will be used by Gasgrid Finland’s own employees, but also by representatives of the company’s service providers and co-operation partners. In all, there will be about a hundred system users.
The project has started out smoothly, without technical challenges. We have already tested many of the system’s functionalities in practice, and so the information is becoming truly visible, says Marko Ikävalko.