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ALSO extends the reach of its WaaS platform
2016-09-22

Germany: after France and Scandinavia (through ALSO offices in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden), broadliner ALSO has opened up the distribution of its WaaS to its German subsidiary. German resellers can from now offer a flexible and configurable Workplace-as-a-Service. The WaaS configurator, embedded in the ALSO Cloud Marketplace, gives an access to a variety of laptops, smartphones, tablets, cloud-based software solutions and peripherals which can be offered together to the end customers. According to the distributor, the WaaS model is, compared to leasing, more flexible, easier and more time efficient. Given the huge expectations of the distributor towards WaaS, it has built up a dedicated BU, managed by Malte Wigger. Switzerland ought to follow by the end of the year.

ALSO expands to enterprise cloud services in partnership with CANCOM
2016-08-31

Broadliner ALSO has expanded its offering with the CANCOM AHP ENTERPRISE CLOUD (AHP) and now is the first marketplace to introduce these widely used enterprise cloud services with seamless, automated delivery. Convinced by the advantages of the solution ALSO will also implement the suite in its own organisation for roughly 4000 users.

"Enterprise customers from 250 users and up face the challenge to build an integrated yet efficient, secure and scalable IT-environment. With AHP customers benefit from a fully automated virtual workplace solution without having to compromise in usability, performance or user specific applications. This offering helps our resellers to step up in the value chain and deliver a complete and seamless solution to their customers", said Prof. Dr. Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO.

AHP brings together both public cloud services and customers' legacy applications in one, integrated and automated suite while offering comprehensive data transparency. Customers can provide their employees an always-on desktop experience with the highest security standards and user experience while benefitting from a perfectly transparent overview of IT-costs – down to the smallest granularity.

"We are very excited to partner with ALSO, the leading European solutions aggregator. Together we will enable resellers worldwide - initially excluding Germany - to higher value business in the cloud era with our AHP solution. We are happy to start the international expansion together with ALSO", said Rudolf Hotter, COO, CANCOM Group.

AHP is available in the ALSO Cloud Marketplace in Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.

SkyKick signs ALSO
2016-08-17

Broadliner ALSO has added SkyKick to its ALSO Cloud Marketplace portfolio. The SkyKick Migration Suite is a solution that enables IT consultants, systems integrators, managed service providers and VARs to automate the entire Office 365 migration project, reducing costs and accelerating deployment. It is available from now on through ALSO in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland. The SkyKick Migration Suite automates and manages an entire Office 365 migration project, including the sales, planning, migration, management and on-site phases of a customer's move. "We are very happy to sign with ALSO, the European leader in B2B marketplaces. Partners of any size are looking forward growing their sales and use of Microsoft Office 365 and Azure. SkyKick cloud management solutions are instrumental for this. We share a vision and approach into helping our partners to develop their profitability on the cloud market, thanks to automatized and partner-centric solutions", says Eric Jewett, Worldwide director for SkyKick.

ALSO and Logicom form cloud partnership to serve Southern Europe and Middle East
2016-07-22

Broadliners ALSO and Logicom have agreed on a strategic partnership to bring a wide range of local and global cloud-based software services to customers in Southern Europe and the Middle East. Both companies join forces to make the ALSO Cloud Marketplace platform available to over 10,000 Logicom partners in 13 countries, with a potential of 350,000 new seats on the platform: Bahrain, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malta, Oman, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. This provides ALSO with the opportunity to offer services from its catalogue to Logicom's customers. Right from the start, well-known international cloud service providers and local ISVs will use the platform to provide a broad range of services.

"This cooperation is an important milestone for ALSO as we pursue promising business opportunities in exciting new regions of the world together with our partners. We already serve 15 markets mainly in Central as well as Northern and Eastern Europe on our own and we are constantly expanding our business", said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG.

"Logicom is ramping up its cloud solutions offerings for serving its existing as well as new partners including ISVs, hosters and service providers. Our strategic partnership with ALSO provides us with an advanced cloud solutions environment that will cater for state-of-the art customer experience. Together with ALSO we are going to bring great value to our customers for their cloud journeys", said Varnavas Irinarchos, CEO of Logicom Public Ltd. This partnership is the second of its kind, ALSO having signed one similar with British broadliner Westcoast a few weeks ago.

Another office and a bigger warehouse for ALSO
2016-07-19

After Slovenia a few weeks ago, German broadliner ALSO has decided to open a full-fledged office to cover the Belgian market. ALSO België takes over the local market from ALSO Nederland, Jürgen de Biscop keeping the reins of the local business, officially based in Gent. Beside this, the distributor has also opened a bigger logistic center in Pirkkala, Finland. In sum, approximately €20m were invested to create a fully flexible warehouse. It enables same-day delivery across the greater part of the country as well as delivery of certain product categories to Estonia.

"The e-commerce warehouse is a state-of-the-art example of efficient logistics. It enables us to fulfill our customers' requests quicker and to provide a broader service offering, strengthening and expanding our number one market position in Finland", said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding. B2B customers such as Etailers benefit from innovative handling processes and flexibility. On behalf of its customers, ALSO offers to deliver directly from the warehouse all the way to their customers even in small packages. The warehouse spans 17,000 sqm of space amounting to the size of approximately two football fields. It will consume around 50 percent less energy per sqm and operative costs will decrease by approximately 25% compared to ALSO's previous warehouse. 60 jobs will be transferred from the original location to the new warehouse. In its pan-European logistics network with almost 300,000 square meters ALSO processes up to 14 million packages a year of various sizes, from small USB sticks to large-format printers.

 

ALSO Finland Oy
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ALSO Finland Oy
Tarvonsalmenkatu 17
B-talo - 4.krs
FIN-02600 Espoo
Finland
Phone : +358 (0)3 213 6100
Fax : +358 (0)3 213 6122
Website : http://www.alsoactebis.com/ec/cms3/fi/5710/start.jsp
E-mail : info@also.fi

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FIN-33960 Pirkkala
Phone : +358 (0)3 213 6100
FIN-33900 Tampere
Phone : +358 (0)3 213 6100

Team

CEO : Mrs Mervi Airaksinen (*** ****** ********* ** *)
Deputy Executive Officer : Mr Tommi Leppänen (*** ****** ********* **)
CFO : Mr Hans-Mikael Helenius (*** ****** ********* ** *****)
Division director or manager : Mr Anti Kuiv (*** ****** *******)
Human resources manager : Mrs Tuija Rekola (*** ****** ********* )

Information

Creation year : 1995
Y-Tunnus : 0998639-8
VAT number : FI09986398
Annual turnover
2014 : 416,30 M€
2013 : 417,51 M€
2012 : 554,87 M€
2011 : 604,60 M€
2010 : 636,79 M€
Indirect turnover : 100%
National/regional/export split : 100/0/0
Broadliner
Main brands : Canon, HP Inc., Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung
Clients : Assemblers (20%), dealers (10%), e-commerce (20%), outlets (10%), semi-distributors (10%), specialized retailers (20%), VAR (10%)
Employees : 202 people

Services

Value added services
After-sale consulting, architecture design, audit, authorized training centre, brand-dedicated sales staff, business plan help, co-marketing funds, configuration help, demos, extranet, field sales staff, hardware installation, help with specifications write-up, hot-line, IT operating, manufacturer certifications, meeting room, network management, online ordering, personalized help, pre-sale consulting, product catalog, project management help, project-dedicated sales staff, retail-dedicated sales staff, sales help, seminar centre, special offer lists, system integration, technical deployment, training centre
Financial services
30-day payment, advance payment, bank garanty, cash, cash on delivery, cash with order, cash with trade discount, cheque, credit card, term of payment, transfer of debts