Globally over 2 billion people receive their entire or partial livelihood from forests, which are the basis for a €200 billion market. To maintain this chain effortlessly, all members of the forestry ecosystem need better solutions for sustainable forest management. For instance, forest owners need a mobile solution for managing the health and value of their forests, and forestry contractors especially SMEs seek better and independent ways to offer their services directly to forest owners. Moreover, large corporations require solutions, which bring more and better-quality wood to market, whereas communities and countries find solutions helpful to maintain the health of forests, preserve biodiversity, contain catastrophes, and make forest data openly available.
Incepted in 2005, Wuudis Solutions Oy is a forerunning company in forest digitalization that offers agile and easy to use IT solutions for forest and bio-based business entities. Wuudis is headquartered in Mikkeli, Finland and has a mission to build an ecosystem that consists of apps, services, and processed big-data for comprehensive digital forest management. Furthermore, Wuudis envisions growing into one of the leading IT companies globally to improve forest management and real-time monitoring of wood and biomaterials supplies.
A Seasoned Personality behind Wuudis Solutions
Seppo Huurinainen, the Founder and CEO of Wuudis Solutions Oy, is a veteran entrepreneur in developing and commercializing ICT based solutions for forestry and biomass-based business. He has around 3 decades of experience in forest and bioenergy sector. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, he held several development and research positions within the forest and agriculture industry and worked for organizations such as the Finnish Forest and Park Service, Metla, the Forestry Centre, Metsäliitto, Stora Enso, and the National Board of Education.
Solutions That Accelerate Forest Digitalization
For sustainable forest and wood/biomass supply chain management, Wuudis Solutions offers it’s technically innovative solutions – ‘Wuudis Business’ and ‘Wuudis Bioenergy’, which are standardized, open, and significantly more cost-effective solution for the entire forestry ecosystem than current alternatives. Moreover, launched in 2016, Wuudis services are used by private forest owners, service companies, small and large companies, forest management associations, and government organizations in Finland and globally.
Fulfilling Client Needs with Efficient Services
The present customers of Wuudis Solutions confirm that the Wuudis improves the efficiency of daily routines by 30%, increases revenues by 20%, and reduces an enormous amount of CO2 emissions through more efficient transportation of wood/biomass.
Wuudis’ customers include all actors of forest business – forest owners, forest management associations, forest authorities, and forest companies. Finnish Forest authority and leading forest management associations in Finland are the IT solutions provider’s major clients. Moreover, the team of Wuudis Solutions is striving to acquire similar privileged customers in Spain and other EU countries.
The team of Wuudis acts on the basis of their core values, which are as follows.
- Customer satisfaction: They keep their customers happy by constantly delivering high-quality services on time.
- Honesty and openness: Their business is based on honesty and openness to their customers and partners.
- Teamwork and learning: They play as a team to achieve a mutual vision.
The team of Wuudis Solutions follows a standardized procedure to fulfill the needs of current and prospective clients. For existing clients, a dedicated customer support engineer is available 24/7. For new clients, a demonstration of the service is conducted to make them understand the service benefits followed by the full roll out implementation of the service. In addition, they always organize webinars for both existing and new clients in order to keep them updated about the latest developments in this field.
Standing Apart With a Holistic Approach
Global traditional IT service providers target only large players in the forest industry, whereas, Wuudis’ solution offerings are open for the entire forestry ecosystem. Ranging from private forest owners and small contractors to large corporations and forest authorities, solutions offered by Wuudis are connecting them via open data interfaces to provide a virtual marketplace and forest health monitoring.
Compared to competitors, Wuudis Solutions leverages its unique knowledge of forest management and wood processing industry to create value for all stakeholders in the biomass/wood industry. It is the only holistic solution in the market, increasing also the profitability of small and medium-sized players.
Hands-on Innovation for Continuous Growth
Innovation is one of the main pillars for Wuudis Solutions’ growth; it has embraced the value of digitalization, integration between cross-functional services, and big data in its domain with open arms.
In practice, Wuudis realizes innovation by participating in national and EU funded innovation projects such as currently it is leading the Forestry work package of EU H2020 DataBio project. In this project, Wuudis is developing completely new tools and services utilizing big data and AI for the stakeholders of the forest industry.
Future Standpoint through CEO’s Vision
Seppo desires to build Wuudis Solutions as one of the world’s leading IT companies in Forest and Bio-based sector. In the future, one of his visionary aims is to create automated forest management plans using Wuudis high-resolution satellite-based forest inventory. This would be a completely new service for the sector as a high percentage of forests are lacking management plans, which hinder commercial exploitation within sustainable limits.