To co-create or not to co-create? Joint Offering Evaluation Framework (JOEF) guides when considering whether to co-create with complementary companies.
Leila Saari & Minna Räikkönen
For a single IT solution provider, the customer needs and expectations can be huge, and one company might not have all resources nor competences needed for the full delivery. Joint offering is a concept or a solution that is co-created in collaboration with two or more actors that usually have complementary technological skills or value creation logics.
Open data for the development of machine learning applications in industry – The hidden goldmine?
We are facing the breakthrough of the data – it is so significant that I believe future historians will name the 21st century as the “era of data (and the world’s sixth extinction)”. My recent work on open data made me wonder if we are riding on the crest of a wave or standing between a chasm and a mountain.
A well-designed industrial diary could provide an essential tool for intelligent technology
Antero Karvonen, Olli Kuusisto & Pertti Saariluoma
Knowledge is a logical requirement for autonomous and intelligent technology to perform their functions. In terms of current, especially brownfield, industrial processes this presents a problem, given that much of that knowledge is in the human domain; it is largely tacit (1.) and shared informally. As a continuation of earlier work on a ’Next-generation Diary (2.)’ , we argue that an intelligent industrial diary could act as a bridge and interface between machine and human intelligence.
Evidence-based decision making in maintenance and asset management – several data sources at a glance
Evidence-based asset management approach can help in making better decisions, which rely on real data and expert knowledge instead of hunches. How to make the evidence available to the decision makers across the organization from the shop floor to the maintenance and production management?
Katariina Palomäki, Maarit Halttunen, Maaria Nuutinen & Katri Valkokari
Ecosystems have been acknowledged as places that bring together different kinds of actors and join their resources to develop new approaches and solutions. Whereas networks are based on direct business relationships, effective governance and co-operation, ecosystems have both direct and indirect relationships, weaker tights between actors, and also competition in them, all stressing the importance of self-adjustment and organization, adaptation and commitment. There are big hopes for ecosystems as a breeding ground for new business innovations and solutions that help to tackle global challenges. New kinds of collaboration with actors not necessarily familiar to each other – from different industries even – may challenge old ways of doing things, even established industrial structures.
Working in SEED ecosystem – insights from RPA provider
Botlabs is the provider of license-free robotic process automation (RPA) solutions. In the SEED project, Botlabs has participated in the ecosystem orchestration in platform economy -challenge lead by Metsä Group together with Houston, Vincit and VTT. The cooperation made possible by the SEED ecosystem, which has brought together software houses to solve the problems of the forest industry.
Jukka Kääriäinen, Leila Saari, Katri Valkokari, Arto Wallin & Pasi Pussinen
Platform economy describes a phenomenon in which platforms bring together different actors (such as buyers and sellers) and enable the exchange, co-creation or sharing of information, goods and services between the parties.
Can joint offerings create novel business opportunities for software solution providers? Which are the roles of the actors providing a software solution together? What kind is the interaction between the actors? These questions were discovered in the SEED ecosystem project, where several large forest industry companies open their challenges to a group of software companies. In SEED context the companies with challenges are called use case owners and the software companies are solvers.