Ari Harjula

I work at Pinja as the head of Total business unit. In addition to our ERP solutions, I help our customer companies streamline business and knowledge management with various BI and integration solutions. In my work, I am particularly inspired by interesting customerships and solving customers' diverse challenges. Due to my background in industrial economics and process industry, the company’s production processes as well as building bridges between technology, people and commerce are close to my heart.

23 February 2023

Financial management as a seamless part of an ERP solution

23.02.2023 | Pinja Blog | Software development, ERP

This is the second part of a series of blog posts on automating and streamlining routines between finance and ERP. In this blog post, we look at the core functions of financial management as an integral part of an ERP...

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16 June 2022

Improving the fluency of installation scheduling, time tracking, and billing in the installation business

16.06.2022 | Pinja Blog | ERP

An efficient ERP is a key part of the business in different industries, and the same applies to installation businesses. Optimally, the ERP system functions as an easy-to-use support for one’s memory, a place for...

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16 May 2022

What are the benefits of effective order and contract management?

16.05.2022 | Pinja Blog | ERP

The management of orders and contracts can be made easier and more efficient in many ways with comprehensive, modern software solutions. Ideally, the software not only serves as a working memory and repository, but also...

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05 April 2022

Effective order and contract management creates a solid basis for customer deliveries

05.04.2022 | Pinja Blog | ERP

In companies’ operational business, the main focus is often on the production of the products and services being sold: how the production should be organized in the most streamlined, productive and timely way possible....

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17 January 2022

A Sales Configurator is an efficient offer calculation tool

17.01.2022 | Pinja Blog | ERP

Sales configurators are gradually becoming salespeople’s secret weapons, which, among other things, make offer calculation faster and more consistent. In addition, they help ensure that offer calculation covers all...

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03 December 2021

ERP for prefabricated house manufacturers helps manage the flow of materials, finances, and data

03.12.2021 | Pinja Blog | ERP

As in most manufacturing industries, streamlined operations, service efficiency, efficient capacity usage and fast lead times are key to operational control in the house manufacturing industry. The industry also has...

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07 October 2021

A checklist for comparing ERP systems – what is important to consider?

07.10.2021 | Pinja Blog | ERP

The procurement of an ERP system often becomes topical as the company grows. When practical routines and the amount of manual work grow too dominant in daily activities, ERP might be an answer to your challenges.

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24 May 2021

Successful ERP system procurement – Three steps to selecting a suitable ERP system

24.05.2021 | Pinja Blog | ERP

The procurement of an ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) system is often considered difficult, time-consuming and an unreasonably expensive investment. However, it is not necessarily so, if the background work, i.e.,...

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06 April 2021

From sales to installation – a modular ERP system makes room for growth

06.04.2021 | Pinja Blog | ERP

An ERP system is like the backbone of a company – at its best, it supports, streamlines and makes work easier in everyday life. Supplying an ERP system often becomes topical in companies when practical routines become...

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