Tieto supports Glatfelter's growth with its Tieto Integrated Paper Solution

Regensburg, (PresseBox) - Glatfelter Composite Fibers Business Unit (CFBU) chose Tieto as an IT-partner. The two-year contract covers implementing Tieto's Integrated Paper Solution (TIPS), which combines best practice SAP and paper industry specific planning.

Aiming to optimize processes and tools to support its growth ambitions, Glatfelter CFBU has initiated a program to establish best practice processes supported by an improved use of the existing SAP solution. Through the collaboration with Tieto, Glatfelter CFBU will have better standardization based on best practice expertise of Tieto, integrated tools and system support for its processes.

The Tieto Integrated Paper Solution offers Glatfelter CFBU a solution that combines the capabilities of SAP with the highly paper industry specific planning features of TIPS. TIPS is the leading application for planning, trim optimization and manufacturing execution in the paper industry and has over 150 installations worldwide.

Additionally, Tieto delivers to Glatfelter CFBU expertise and consulting for Change Management and Data Management. Tieto conveys to Glatfelter CFBU its Test Management methodology to enable Glatfelter CFBU for an efficient testing process in the future.

"This was clearly the best fit option for our requirements. Tieto's solution will help us to minimize process interruptions, and it gives us better support for our processes. The additional services by Tieto will help us to deliver a successful project," says Yasar Mert, Program Director from Glatfelter CFBU.

"We are very pleased to start working with Glatfelter CFBU. We are happy to support their ambitions to grow with our best practice know-how for the paper industry. This will build the basis for the future movement to intelligent services as already stated in Tieto's vision for Forest industry," Alfred Franke, Tieto's Senior Customer Manager, comments.

Tieto's industry vision (Tieto Forest story) combines more intelligent ways to connect, collaborate and serve customers with a holistic production ecosystem, demand-driven supply chain and enhanced customer service, enabling faster business value realisation. Tieto is a trusted partner accelerating transformation towards ever more intelligent forest industry.

Glatfelter Composite Fibres Business Unit (CFBU) is a leading global developer and manufacturer of specialty food and beverage filtration papers, metallized papers and technical papers used for everything from laminates to medical supplies and electronic capacitors. The Company has its headquarters in Gernsbach (Germany). Production locations are situated in Germany (paper, metalized paper), France (paper), UK (paper, metalized paper) and the Philippines (pulp production).

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Tieto is the largest Nordic IT services company providing full life-cycle services for both the private and public sectors and product development services in the field of communications and embedded technologies. The company has global presence through its product development business and global delivery centres. Tieto is committed to developing enterprises and society through IT by realizing new opportunities in customers' business transformation. At Tieto, we believe in professional development and results.

Founded 1968, headquartered in Helsinki, Finland and with approximately 14 000 experts, the company operates in over 20 countries with net sales of approximately EUR 1.6 billion. Tieto's shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX in Helsinki and Stockholm. Please visit www.tieto.com for more information.

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