(Oslo, 11 December 2017) Systembolaget has renewed its collaboration with EVRY and will continue its work on digitalisation and innovation. The renewed collaboration represents a major undertaking by Systembolaget that will see it transition from traditional IT solutions to cloud-based services.
The new extended agreement means Systembolaget has once again put its confidence in EVRY, which will become a strategic partner to Systembolaget and will provide smart digital solutions. The new collaboration agreement is more extensive in scope than previously and Systembolaget’s ambition is to make greater use of digitalisation in order to offer its customers newer and better services regardless of channel. The agreement is important to EVRY, as it enables EVRY to strengthen its strategic focus on the retail sector.
EVRY will provide IT operations for all of Systembolaget’s shops as well as its head office and subsidiary companies. Under the new agreement EVRY will also have the opportunity to deliver application services and cloud services, in addition to serving as a strategically important partner in relation to Systembolaget’s planned transition to cloud services. This will involve, for example, enabling greater user of mobile solutions.
“EVRY’s vision is to strengthen Systembolaget’s position through greater use of innovation and smart solutions. The advantages of digitalisation include greater efficiency and availability, which will help strengthen Systembolaget’s position with its customers. We are proud Systembolaget has once again put its trust in us and of the fact that we will be part of developing their digital journey”, comments Fredrik Almén, EVP for EVRY Sweden.
“We chose to extend and expand our agreement with EVRY quite simply because EVRY had the best and most competitive offer. In addition, we have been very satisfied with our previous collaboration with EVRY. Discussions about the new collaboration were characterised by the high level of commitment show by both EVRY and Systembolaget, and we are looking forward to continuing our digital development and to being in a position to offer top-quality IT services”, explains Eva Lys, CIO at Systembolaget.
The new agreement runs for just over five years until 31 May 2023, and is the largest agreement signed by EVRY in Sweden in 2017.