Trade Connectors FMBA is on its way to become a market leader in GS1 standard solutions for their member organisations. It specialises in the digital journey of products, with strong focus on creating value to their members. With Sofigate on board, the destiny is clear, and the journey has become far smoother. Trade Connectors is ready to pursue their business goals.
Trade Connectors benefits, collaborates, invests, and builds a GS1 Platform together with its member organisations. It creates products and services that build a connection between the physical and digital world and help to manage the digital duplicate of products in the data value chain. The company had grown steadily since it started its activities in 2015. However, it had reached a point where its processes had become an obstacle for efficiency and scalability.
“It is obvious that we had outgrown our processes. We had to bring in structure and put new methods in place”, says Jimmi Bonnelycke, Agile Director at Trade Connectors. “But most of all, we needed to know where to go with our products. We were just looking at the next quarter instead of a year or two ahead. We needed a guiding star.”
It became Sofigate’s mission to help to find that star. Trade Connectors had assessed development tasks they needed to accomplish, but they could not do it alone. The first step was to break down the task log to gain control of the transition. Sofigate provided focus, insight, and ideas on how to proceed. And then, pulled up the sleeves to make it happen.
“This kind of transformation requires a lot of effort and internal discussions to define the best ways of working. Everyone at Trade Connectors was involved in this work and we could clearly see the results as we moved along. Now the obstacles are cleared, and Trade Connectors can focus on what’s important – the future of their business”, says Sofigate’s advisor Markus Heinonen.