VALMET

Espoo, Finland
www.valmet.com

Valmet is the leading global developer and supplier of technologies, automation, and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. Valmet’s vision is to become the global champion in serving its customers. Their 12,000 professionals around the world work close to their customers and are committed to moving their customers’ performance forward – every day. 

Valmet’s services cover everything from maintenance outsourcing to mill and plant improvements and spare parts. The strong technology offering includes pulp mills, tissue, board, and paper production lines, as well as power plants for bio-energy production. Valmet’s advanced automation solutions range from single measurements to mill wide turnkey automation projects.

The company has over 200 years of industrial history and was reborn through the demerger of the pulp, paper and power businesses from Metso Group in December 2013.

THE CHALLENGE

Markus Kohl from Valmet said that they used to struggle with tools like Excel, Microsoft Projects and ERP software that just didn’t reach their level. First being too basic and not really a resource planning tool, second being too complicated, and the latter wasn’t a web-based tool. They needed software that would be easy to use, and always available. Even on the go, through mobile app.

THE SOLUTION

Although they didn’t remember the exact moment when they found Ganttic, they still knew that using Ganttic was easy from the start. Markus even dared to say that no one didn’t need any special training or going through the tutorials.

THE RESULT

By starting using Ganttic, the level of miscommunications and overbookings has had a serious drop in Valmet. Since everybody who needs has access to Ganttic’s planner online, there is much clearer understanding of how all the resources are divided across projects. Ganttic is the perfect tool between spreadsheets and complicated ERP tools. It's simple and yet offers plenty of useful features.

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