GOFORE PLC COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT 14 JUNE 2018 AT 16.25 EET
Gofore selected to develop X-Road technology of Estonia and Finland
Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) has selected Gofore Plc in public procurement as a cooperation partner to develop X-Road data exchange layer technology. This framework agreement is made for three years, and Gofore is the sole supplier. The estimated value of the framework agreement is 2.1 MEUR.
“In the cooperation, the core components of X-Road are developed by using agile software development methods,” says Ville Sirviö, CEO of NIIS.
X-Road technology is used nationwide in the Estonian public administration (X-tee) and in the Finnish Suomi.fi Data Exchange Layer (Suomi.fi-palveluväylä) service.
Finland’s and Estonia’s data exchange layers were connected to one another in February 2018. X-Road is an open source data exchange layer solution that enables organizations to exchange information over the Internet. X-Road ensures confidentiality, integrity and interoperability between data exchange parties.
Gofore has a strong background in producing e-governance solutions in Finland
Gofore has become known in Finland as a modern and agile data system developer for the public sector.
“This new contract with NIIS has strategic importance to us. We are very excited to be involved in building the digital society and developing cross-border cooperation,” says Timur Kärki, Managing Director of Gofore Plc.
The Population Register Centre of Finland chose Gofore as one of the suppliers for the Suomi.fi services. Adapting X-Road technology to become the Suomi.fi Data Exchange Layer has been an important part of this work. Gofore continues as a supplier for the Population Register Centre in accordance with the agreement signed last year.
“This contract is a natural step in the development path of our e-governance business. We have been a well-known, responsible and trusted supplier for Finnish administration for a long time now. Cooperation with NIIS enables us to expand our e-governance business internationally,” says Senior Consultant Mikko Kolehmainen from Gofore Plc.
NIIS to develop e-governance across national borders
Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) founded together by Finland and Estonia, aims to develop cross-border e-governance infrastructure components as well as to assure operational development and strategic management of X-Road. The goals also include saving resources, joint practical collaboration, sharing of experience and promoting innovation. The operating model of the institute is something quite unique in the world.
Timur Kärki, CEO, Gofore Plc
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Gofore is a company specialising in digitalisation established in 2002. We offer modern services that help operators in the private and public sectors to move with the times. Our mission is to change the world for the better through digitalisation and by renewing the ways of working. Our services cover the entire value chain – from management consultation to service design and implementation as well as cloud services. Staying on top and ahead of the development requires us to be fast-paced, regenerative and competitive. We have proven expertise of this from over 16 years. Our operations are characterised by top expertise, alacrity and genuine interaction. We believe that we are the best partner to our clients on the path to digital change. Gofore currently employs over 400 people in Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Tampere, Swansea, Munich and Madrid. Gofore was chosen as the best workplace in Finland and the second best workplace in Europe in the Great Place to Work® 2017 survey. More information: www.gofore.com.