Who we are

Pioneer of Business Technology and Leader of IT Management

What started as one man’s courageous vision is now a growth company employing more than 500 people in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and UK. Founded in 2003, Sofigate is the leader of IT Management in the Nordics and pioneer of Business Technology management in Northern Europe. We help our customers succeed in leading digitalization. We do it by providing expertise in strategy transformations, technology solutions and management power.

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A strong believer in open source

In the digitalized fast-paced world, openness and sharing is the way to go forward. This is why we have founded the IT Standard Forum, developing the open source framework IT Standard for Business together with our clients.

A growth company with ambition

Our goal is to become Northern Europe’s leading Business Technology management company with a revenue of 150 to 200 million euros and a team of over 1200 employees by 2020. In 2017, our revenue 66 million euros.

SOFIGATE IS OWNED BY SOFIGATORS

Sofigate Group is a privately owned company with almost 200 shareholders. Our personnel and management, of which 40 % are shareholders, own 94 % of the company. 6 % of our shares are owned by an external investor in Finland, LähiTapiola.

In 2017 Sofigate Group’s revenue was 83 MEUR (pro forma), which is more than double the revenue of the previous year. In the end of 2017 Sofigate employed 520 people.

Our values guide our way of working

Our aim is to help our employees deliver excellent value to clients and make ethical decisions every day. We expect our employees to work according to legislation, but also according to our values and guidelines. We want to empower our employees to have a smart sense and respect towards the business environment around us.

Our code of conduct relies on our core values: Dare, Care, Grow. Everyone at Sofigate follows it regardless of their title, location or business. Our code of conduct can be summarised under three key headings:

Promote wellbeing at work

People are Sofigate’s biggest asset and therefore their wellbeing is extremely important for us. We expect all our employees to contribute to and promote a safe working environment, where everyone is treated equal and with respect. We do not allow any discrimination, harassment, violence or working under the influence.

Protect privacy and data

We are committed to conducting business with a high level of integrity, according to legislation and we do not accept any form of bribery or corruption in our business. We respect our personnel’s and clients’ privacy and treat and process all sensitive information as confidential, according to GDPR requirements.

Run a sustainable business

We are committed to protecting the environment and actively work to minimize our carbon foot print. We are for example recycling and sorting waste according to law and local requirements and work as much as possible in digital format and online to avoid unnecessary printing and travelling.

Our Code of Conduct is available in detail upon request. In case you want to know more or would like to report about an issue, please contact HR@sofigate.com.

History

The timeline below explains how we got to where we are now. And we hope you join us in the next part of our journey!

2018

Expanding Business Technologies

In the beginning of 2018, Sofigate acquired the Finnish Headstart Oy, strengthening its consulting offering and expertise in business technologies. In April, Sofigate acquired Csolutor Oy, and the two acquired companies were merged to create Sofigate’s new Business Technologies business area. Sofigate celebrated its 15th anniversary in May.

2017

Nordic Pioneer in Business Technology

Early 2017 Sofigate acquired 3gamma, expanding its operations geographically to two new countries. By the end of 2017 the company will have almost 450 employees in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and UK

2016

Three acquisitions in Finland and Sweden

Sofigate acquired Daymark AB in Sweden and the businesses of 3gamma Finland Oy and Prestantia Oy in Finland. The company grew to a powerhouse of 280 people.

2015

Launch of IT Standard for Business

IT Standard for Business, the third version of ICT Standard was launched. Service Integration and Management ecosystem was founded in March, it had 12 members by the end of the year.

2014

First Office in Stockholm

Sami Karkkila was appointed CEO of Sofigate, Juha Huovinen continues to work closely with customers. Sofigate AB was founded in Stockholm. Sofigate introduced “In-a-box” service concept.

2013

10 Year Anniversary

Celebrating 10th anniversary year with Sofigate Friends themed events throughout the year. ICT Standard Forum published an additional edition of ICT Standard for Management for the public Sector.

2012

Second version of ICT Standard for Management

We launched the second version of ICT Standard for Management and founded CIO Club in Finland. ICT Standard Forum became a member of the jury of CIO of the year in Finland.

2011

ICT Roundtable for Management Launch

Sofigate launched a new business social media solution for agile decision-making, ICT Roundtable for Management and started a new co-operation with Talentum under the CIO-brand.

2010

Growth Through Product and Service Development

Sofigate’s product development programs ICT Standard, ICT Academy, ICT Dashboard and IT service management brought over 20 new customers during the last half of 2010.

2009

ICT Standard for Management Best Practices

Sofigate founded Sofigate Tampere Oy, with Riikka Kivimäki as the managing director. Sofigate also founded ICT Standard Forum, which launched the first version of ICT Standard for Management.

2008

Sofigate Services Oy to Serve ITSM Customers

Jori Kanerva started as the head of Sofigate Services Oy, which was founded at the same time as the first customer contract was signed.

2007

140% Growth

The company management team was reinforced with four experienced managers. Annual revenue grew 140% and personnel reached 40.

2006

IT Management as a Service

IT Management as a Service concept was officially launched. Both revenue and personnel tripled.

2005

IT Management Planning Agency

Jari Raappana, Stonesoft’s director of Business Development, joined Sofigate and brought with him some high-end management experience. Sofigate became Finland’s first IT Management planning agency.

2004

Business Aligned IT

Sofigate published the book “The Value-Driven CIO – Bridging the Gap between Business and IT”.

2003

Juha Huovinen founded Sofigate

Management

Juha Huovinen

Juha Huovinen

Founder & Chairman of Board
Senior Executive of Innovations

Sami Karkkila

CEO, Sofigate Group
Managing Director, Finland

Sanna Siniketo

Sanna Siniketo

Senior Vice President
of Business Operations

Jari Raappana

Executive Vice President
Head of Communications & Marketing

Harri Sundvik

Member of the Board

Janne Rekonen

Managing Director,
Sofigate Services Oy

Pasi Mantila

Managing Director,
Sofigate Business Technologies Oy

Björn Olofsson

Managing Director,
Sweden

Rolf Greisen

Managing Director,
Denmark

Nick Russell

Managing Director,
UK

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