Case Lakea: Remarkable cost savings by modernizing IT systems

Lakea is a Finnish company specialized in real estate and housing management.

PROBLEM:  Old and expensive IT systems. Target was to have a modern digitalization system and tools.

SOLUTION: All old virtual machines have been migrated to cloud (Azure & O365) including Lakea’s financial management tool. Microsoft based tools were chosen because of Lakea’s integration needs between different systems such as CRM and SharePoint. Dynamic CRM works as a master system and all integrations to other apps and web page (lakea.fi) have been implemented through it. Nowadays Lakea has only one virtual machine instead of seven (SharePoint sites and Dynamics CRM are running in O365).

HOW IT TURNED OUT: Cost savings of 65% and latest technologies in use. New system is decreasing working hours significantly because employees now only need ONE place for new data and projects. Thanks to the reforms, Lakea’s employees can now focus on their main responsibilities.

WHAT MADE SUCH COST SAVINGS POSSIBLE: Consolidating systems and only one virtual machine instead of seven.

WHAT’S UP NEXT: Intelligence flathouse (IoT), customer satisfaction application and current financial management tool migration to Microsoft Nav. All of these projects will be integrated into Azure and they will be running on Microsoft technologies [O365 (inc. PowerBI)]. As the largest IoT project we are building Lakea’s concept of intelligent housing which is based on sensors detecting house temperature among others. When abnormal action is detected information will be automatically sent to property management. The concept also includes an application which is created completely by AJR Solutions.

“Lakea Ltd wants to be a pioneer in its sector. Modern information system supports development of functions now and in the future. AJR Solutions Oy gives us the opportunity of being in vantage point also from digitalization perspective.”

— Timo Mantila Lakea, CEO, Lakea

Lakea ja AJR Solutions: It-kustannukset alas

Lakea wanted to cut IT costs and partnered with AJR Solutions who built a cloud-based ERP for them. Next up, Lakea wants to offer its customers access to data – with the help of latest technologies. (Video in Finnish)