Total Specific Solutions expands its presence in Finland with the acquisition of Arter

Jun 06, 2019 Finland
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Total Specific Solutions (TSS) has acquired the vertical market software (VMS) company Arter. With this acquisition, TSS expands its existing market presence in Finland where Maestro is already part of the group.

Arter has two industry-leading solutions for the public, healthcare, and manufacturing verticals: IMS and ARC. The IMS platform enables Arter’s customers to be aligned with quality management standards and building integrated management systems and processes by offering core functionalities such as process mapping, document and risk management, feedback and evaluation processing, and measuring results. IMS visualizes and standardizes an organization’s operations, making them easily accessible. The ARC solution is an easy-to-use tool for planning and visualizing different business areas such as strategy, goals, processes, technology, and enterprise architecture. ARC supports customers in implementing their strategies into operations effectively and complying with different data management-related regulations.

Mika Savolainen, Managing Director at TSS: “We are very excited to expand our foothold in Finland and have a software company like Arter, with its proven track record join TSS. Arter is one of the leading software companies for quality management solutions for the public, healthcare, and industrial verticals with over 600 clients. Arter’s solutions provide clients with a comprehensive overview of their business, whereby they can improve their decision-making, which is essential in such verticals where rules and regulations are updated frequently. Furthermore, Arter is a healthy company that has grown steadily and profitably. TSS can help them to maintain that healthy course in the future. Arter will be an independent business unit, located in Helsinki, and Ossi Ritola will remain its Managing Director.

Ossi Ritola, Managing Director Arter: “We are very proud of the company we have built over time, and we want to continue improving in years to come. The ‘software for life’ principle of TSS really resonated with us. This means that we can safeguard the continuation of our company and solutions for our customers and employees. We will grow from 50 colleagues in Arter to over 2,300 in more than 60 business units at TSS. The colleagues in the public, healthcare, and manufacturing verticals, as well as many other sectors, will give us access to an immense amount of best practices and allow us to share our knowledge. We continuously improve our software by listening to our customers, getting feedback, and evaluating it, which matches the TSS customer-driven approach. We look forward to the next step in our future as the second TSS company in Finland following in Maestro’s footsteps.”

Arter was founded in the 1990s initially as a consultancy company focusing on assessments and consulting related to different quality management systems. From its expertise in consulting, and supported by demand from its customers, it has evolved into a leading quality management and enterprise architecture software solution provider for the Finnish market. Arter also continues to deliver professional and training services to provide its customers with a complete offering. Arter is located in Helsinki, Finland.

If you are an owner of a Vertical Market Software company in Finland and you would like to know more about joining TSS, please contact:

Anssi Puolakka
M&A Manager Finland and Denmark
Telephone: +358 50 490 5135
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