The Finnish society had already undergone a significant digital transformation in the early 2010s. However, there were still challenges with interconnecting different systems, which was largely done with point-to-point connections.
To standardize integrations, the decision was made to implement a national data exchange layer that would introduce a streamlined and secure approach for transmitting data between both public and private organizations.
“Developing the data exchange layer was a part of the Finnish Ministry of Finance’s National Service Architecture program. The project was modeled after Estonia’s great experiences with X-Road data transfer technology”, Finnish Digital Agency’s Chief Senior Specialist Jani Ruuskanen says.
The X-Road technology is now developed and maintained by the Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS). Read the NIIS customer story here.