10.1.2014

Smilehouse begins 2014 by preparing to launch a global eServices platform with hybris

The market of e-commerce solutions & services continues strong growth in Finland and the hybris-platform has gained strong position as the leading technology also in Finland. Growing number of business critical solutions is deployed with hybris Software due to its scalability, flexibility and wide range of functionality. Currently, Smilehouse is implementing its most complex and global project in its history, where Smilehouse implements a large Finnish corporation a global B2B e-services portal on hybris Software.

“We began the co-operation with hybris in 2011 and during last 3 years we have operated as an exclusive hybris-partner in Finland. Since the beginning we have focused on understanding and learning the hybris-platform throughout and now when we look at the market in 2014, we couldn’t be happier with the development within our company and with the growing market share of hybris. The experience of over 5000 man-days and the deep understanding of hybris as a platform enable us to deliver more agile, risk free and faster implementations”, explains Jaakko Hartikainen, the CEO of Smilehouse.

Smilehouse has delivered already over 10 large-scale hybris implementations and has gained over 5000 man-days of experience on hybris-platform. In beginning of 2014 Smilehouse is proud to present multiple large hybris-projects going live. At SAP Innovation Forum seminar in March Smilehouse reveals a global B2B-implementation where Smilehouse has built a solution tightly integrated with the customers’ business that enables next generation e-commerce capabilities for customers B2B business. Currently, Smilehouse is the only Finnish implementation partner who has gained experience of delivering business critical solutions with hybris and also has built over 100 re-usable & ready-made hybris components. In addition, Smilehouse is able to provide customers and overall solution directly from cloud, which allows more agile and fast project deliveries.

In spring 2013, as a results of excellent customer satisfaction and wide experience Smilehouse was awarded as the Sales Partner of the Year 2012 by hybris and in late 2013 hybris has named Smilehouse one of its key partners. With a wide partner network, Smilehouse has a pool of over 100 experienced hybris developers, consultants and project managers who will guarantee a successful implementation for complex B2B and B2C projects.

After the SAP acquisition in late 2013, SAP has been focusing on integrating hybris to other systems such as CRM, ERP and analytics. With over 14 year of e-commerce experience Smilehouse has delivered over 10 SAP-integrated solutions and gained a deep understanding of multiple SAP solutions. In tight partnership with SAP and Nordic partners Smilehouse offers real-time integration needed for modern business critical e-commerce solutions and is able to deliver overall solutions with SAP product portfolio to meet the overall business need of the customer.

Moreover, worth noticing is that hybris technology will be offered and developed firmly also for non-SAP enterprises and Smilehouse deliveries state-of-the-art solutions without limitations to any preferred ERP-backend solutions of which the customer is running on. With experience of over 50 different backend system, we offer market leading solutions with market leading experience for business critical use.

hybris Sales Partner of the Year 2012 & hybris Key Partner 2013
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Smilehouse – Rethinking Commerce

 

More information:

Jaakko Hartikainen
CEO
Smilehouse Oy
+358 44 3500 445
jaakko.hartikainen(at)smilehouse.fi

Sebastian Lindqvist
Sales Director
Smilehouse Oy
+358 50 3663 485
sebastian.lindqvist(at)smilehouse.fi

About hybris, an SAP Company
Hybris helps businesses around the globe sell more goods, services and digital content through every touchpoint, channel and device. hybris delivers OmniCommerce™: state-of-the-art master data management for commerce and unified commerce processes that give a business a single view of its customers, products and orders, and its customers a single view of the business. hybris’ omni-channel software is built on a single platform, based on open standards, that is agile to support limitless innovation, efficient to drive the best TCO, and scalable and extensible to be the last commerce platform companies will ever need. Both principal industry analyst firms rank hybris as a “leader” and list its commerce platform among the top two or three in the market. The same software is available on-premise, on-demand and managed hosted, giving merchants of all sizes maximum flexibility. Over 500 companies have chosen hybris, including global B2B sites W.W.Grainger, Rexel, General Electric, Thomson Reuters and 3M as well as consumer brands Toys”R”Us UK, Metro, Bridgestone, Levi’s, Nikon, Galeries Lafayette, Migros, Nespresso and Lufthansa. hybris is the future of commerce™. For more information, visit www.hybris.com.

About Smilehouse
Smilehouse is the largest solution provider of multichannel commerce and product information management solutions in Finland. Smilehouse is fully dedicated to implementing projects using they robust hybris technology portfolio. Many of the leading retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers operating globally and/or within the Nordics trust Smilehouse´s expertise and commitment to deliver value-driven, rapid time-to-market solutions. Smilehouse is a hybris Gold Partner and was named 2012 hybris Global Sales Partner of the Year. Clients include for example , Valmet, Oriola, Fiskars Group, Polar, Metsä Group, Orion, Kesko, Tamro, Itella, and Rautaruukki. For more information, visit www.smilehouse.fi