Lassila & Tikanoja digitizing its services with Efecte Identity Management

Lassila & Tikanoja has chosen Efecte Identity Management as its identity and access management (IAM) solution. Launching the system is part of L&T's overhaul to digitize all its services.

"Cloud services, SaaS solutions, mobile devices, BYOD etc. create new requirements for information management. We no longer just talk about AD and the internal network; the environment that must be managed is much more complex. Material distributed through notice boards is quickly out of date, and the update procedure is cumbersome. In order that services and notices can be submitted digitally, everyone must have their own digital identity. With a personnel of 8,000, it is critical that we find a solution that enables user management to be as automated as possible," says Lassila & Tikanoja's CIO Harri Karjalainen.

The launch of the Efecte Identity Management solution has been carried out by Efecte's partner Nixu Corporation. The objective with the first stage of the IAM system project is to automate the creation and maintenance of employees' AD identifiers and groups and the resetting of passwords.

"We made a comprehensive preliminary study with Nixu to find a suitable product. Efecte Identity Management met our needs best, while being a sufficiently light and financially viable solution. Password resetting was one of the key features we insisted upon. We do not want users to load the helpdesk when they forget their password, because that would result in excessive costs," explains Karjalainen and continues: "We also saw that the product will respond to our future needs, such as provision of other applications and management of external users.”

"The big picture is that we are creating a circular economy, that is, reducing waste and increasing recycling. Digitizing services is an environmentally friendly solution. Identity management is a basic requirement for digitizing, because it enables the creation of a digital identity for all employees. We are developing services with the focus on the employees – it is a benefit that we can offer electronic services who prefer to use them," concludes Mr Karjalainen.

For further information, please contact:

Harri Karjalainen, CIO, Lassila & Tikanoja plc, tel. +358 50 385 8600

Sakari Suhonen, CEO, Efecte Corp., tel. +358 50 384 3576

Lassila & Tikanoja is a service company that cooperates with its customers to transform our consumer society into an efficient recycling society. In co-operation with our customers, we are reducing waste volumes, extending the useful lives of properties, recovering materials and decreasing the use of raw materials and energy. We help our customers to focus on their core business and protect the environment. Together, we create well-being and jobs. With operations in Finland, Sweden and Russia, L&T employs 8,000
persons. Net sales in 2014 amounted to EUR 639.7 million L&T is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki. www.lassila-tikanoja.fi

Software provider Efecte is developing Efecte Edge, a comprehensive, new-generation service management solution. It comprises the Efecte Service Management software with integrated access rights management and an easy-to-use self-service channel. In addition to IT service management, the company is developing Efecte Self-Service which enhances organizations' ability to operate and produce services, while Efecte Identity is a copyright and identity management solution. Efecte operates in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. We offer our software on a SaaS basis from a cloud environment. Established in 1998, Efecte is headquartered in Espoo. www.efecte.com

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The software company Efecte develops the only ITSM solution, Efecte Edge, with embedded identity management, an easy-to-use Efecte Self Service solution aimed at enhancing organizations ability to operate and produce services, and an identity management software called Efecte Identity. Efecte operates in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Germany. We offer our software from a cloud environment in the form of a service, and through our partner network. Established in 1998, Efecte is headquartered in Espoo. www.efecte.com

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Digitizing services is an environmentally friendly solution. Identity management is a basic requirement for digitizing, because it enables the creation of a digital identity for all employees.
Harri Karjalainen, CIO, Lassila & Tikanoja