News Article | May 15, 2017
DEARBORN, Mich. & FOSTER CITY, Calif. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Auto Club Group (ACG), the second-largest AAA club in North America, and Guidewire Software, Inc. (NYSE: GWRE), a provider of software products to Property and Casualty (P&C) insurers, today announced that ACG has selected Guidewire Core, Data, and Digital products to transform its business processes. Capgemini, a global leader in consulting, technology, and outsourcing services and a Guidewire PartnerConnect® Premier Consulting alliance member, will lead the implementation. The Auto Club Group (ACG) aims to modernize its core systems infrastructure and operations to improve speed-to-market, and offer a seamless, omni-channel digital experience to its agents and members while reducing system maintenance costs. Guidewire PolicyCenter® and BillingCenter, along with Guidewire Rating Management™ were selected as ACG’s new platform for underwriting, rating, policy administration and billing. The company has also chosen Guidewire DataHub™ and InfoCenter as its enterprise-wide data management and business intelligence solution, as well as Guidewire Quote and Buy Portal for Policyholders™ and Gateway Portal for Agents to enhance the digital experiences of its members and agents. ACG will replace existing policy and billing platforms for its personal auto, home, and umbrella lines of business in all states in which it conducts business in a phased implementation approach. “ The flexibility, innovation, and agility provided by the Guidewire suite of products will better allow us to be there for our AAA members and policyholders whenever and wherever they need us,” said Joseph J. Richardson Jr., President and CEO, AAA – The Auto Club Group. “ In addition, we will be more competitive in the fast-moving insurance market, and we will enhance the service we provide our agents. Guidewire’s product maturity, market share, and track record of successful implementations were important factors in our decision-making process.” “ Speed-to-market is a critically important business driver for us,” said Shohreh Abedi, ACG’s Executive Vice President, Chief Operations Technology Officer and Membership Experience. “ We are excited about the innovative tools we’ll be able to offer our agents and policyholders to help us meet current and future business and IT goals.” The Guidewire products will enable ACG to: “We are pleased that ACG entrusted Capgemini with this high-impact enterprise-wide implementation,” said Jack Dugan, Corporate Vice President and Head of Insurance, Capgemini. “By selecting transformational Guidewire products, ACG is acting to meet the needs of its members, agents and policyholders in a fast-moving insurance market. We look forward to working with ACG and Guidewire on this program.” “ As a trusted organization with decades of invaluable service to their auto club members, ACG is ideally suited to lead as an insurer in a new era of digital customer engagement,” said Marcus Ryu, CEO and co-founder, Guidewire Software. “ We are honored by ACG’s selection of Guidewire’s Core, Data, and Digital products to provide the technology foundation for their business transformation, and we look forward to working with them and Capgemini on this ambitious program.” The Auto Club Group (ACG) is the second largest AAA club in North America with headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. ACG and its affiliates provide membership, travel, insurance and financial services offerings to more than 9.3 million members across 11 states and two U.S. territories including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, North Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands; most of Illinois and Minnesota; and a portion of Indiana. ACG belongs to the national AAA federation with more than 57 million members in the United States and Canada and whose mission includes protecting and advancing freedom of mobility and improving traffic safety. With more than 190,000 people, Capgemini is present in over 40 countries and celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. A global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, the Group reported 2016 global revenues of EUR 12.5 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business, technology and digital solutions that fit their needs, enabling them to achieve innovation and competitiveness. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience™, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model. Learn more about us at www.capgemini.com. Capgemini’s Financial Services Business Unit offers global banks, capital markets firms, and insurers transformative business and IT solutions to help them nimbly respond to industry disruptions, to give their customers differentiated value, and to expand their revenue streams. A team of more than 55,000 professionals collaboratively delivers a holistic framework across technologies and geographies, from infrastructure to applications, to provide tailored solutions to 1000+ clients, representing two-thirds of the world’s largest financial institutions. Client engagements are built on bar-setting expertise, fresh market insights and more than a quarter century of global delivery excellence. Guidewire delivers the software that Property and Casualty (P&C) insurers need to adapt and succeed in a time of rapid industry change. We combine three elements – core operations, data and analytics, and digital engagement – into a technology platform that enhances insurers’ ability to engage and empower their customers and employees. More than 300 P&C insurers around the world have selected Guidewire. For more information, please visit www.guidewire.com. Follow us on twitter: @Guidewire_PandC. NOTE: Guidewire, Guidewire Software, Guidewire ClaimCenter, Guidewire PolicyCenter, and Guidewire BillingCenter are registered trademarks of Guidewire Software, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries
News Article | May 10, 2017
— This report studies BPO Business Analytics in Global market, especially in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa, focuses on the top BPO Business Analytics Players in each region, with sales, price, revenue and market share for top manufacturer, covering Accenture Cognizant Genpact IBM TCS HP Tech Mahindra Capgemini Wipro EXL NTT DATA(Dell) WNS Global Minacs Infosys Mu Sigma Aegis Market Segment by Regions, this report splits Global into several key Regions, with sales, revenue, market share of top 5 players in these regions, from 2012 to 2017 (forecast), like North America (United States, Canada and Mexico) Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India and Korea) Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy and Russia etc. South America (Brazil, Chile, Peru and Argentina) Middle East and Africa (Egypt, South Africa, Saudi Arabia) Split by Product Types, with sales, revenue, price, market share of each type, can be divided into HR Procurement F&A Customer Care Logistics Split by applications, this report focuses on sales, market share and growth rate of BPO Business Analytics in each application, can be divided into BFSI Manufacturing Healthcare Retail Telecom Others Check Out some Major Points from Table of Contents: 1 BPO Business Analytics Market Overview 1.1 Product Overview and Scope of BPO Business Analytics 1.2 BPO Business Analytics Segment by Types 1.2.1 Global Sales Market Share of BPO Business Analytics by Types in 2015 1.2.2 HR 1.2.3 Procurement 1.2.4 F&A 1.2.5 Customer Care 1.2.6 Logistics 1.3 BPO Business Analytics Segment by Applications 1.3.1 BPO Business Analytics Consumption Market Share by Applications in 2015 1.3.2 BFSI 1.3.3 Manufacturing 1.3.4 Healthcare 1.3.5 Retail 1.3.6 Telecom 1.3.7 Others 1.4 BPO Business Analytics Market by Regions 1.4.1 North America Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.2 Asia-Pacific Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.3 Europe Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.4 South America Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.4.5 Middle East and Africa Status and Prospect (2012-2022) 1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of BPO Business Analytics (2012-2022) 2 Global BPO Business Analytics Sales, Revenue (value) and Market Share by Players 2.1 Global BPO Business Analytics Sales and Market Share in 2015 and 2016 by Players 2.2 Global BPO Business Analytics Revenue and Market Share by Players in 2015 and 2016 2.3 Global BPO Business Analytics Average Price by Players in 2015 and 2016 2.4 Global BPO Business Analytics Manufacturing Base Distribution, Sales Area, Product Types by Players 2.5 BPO Business Analytics Market Competitive Situation and Trends 2.5.1 BPO Business Analytics Market Concentration Rate 2.5.2 BPO Business Analytics Market Share of Top 3 and Top 5 Players 2.5.3 Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion 3 Global BPO Business Analytics Sales, Revenue (Value) by Regions, Type and Application (2012-2017) 3.1 Global BPO Business Analytics Sales, Revenue and Market Share by Regions (2012-2017) 3.1.1 Global BPO Business Analytics Sales and Market Share by Regions (2012-2017) 3.1.2 Global BPO Business Analytics Revenue and Market Share by Regions (2012-2017) 3.2 Global BPO Business Analytics Sales, Revenue, Market Share and Price by Type (2012-2017) 3.2.1 Global BPO Business Analytics Sales and Market Share by Type (2012-2017) 3.2.2 Global BPO Business Analytics Revenue and Market Share by Type (2012-2017) 3.2.3 Global BPO Business Analytics Price by Type (2012-2017) 3.3 Global BPO Business Analytics Sales and Market Share by Application (2012-2017) 3.4 Global BPO Business Analytics Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017) About Us: Orbis Research (orbisresearch.com) is a single point aid for all your market research requirements. We have vast database of reports from the leading publishers and authors across the globe. We specialize in delivering customised reports as per the requirements of our clients. We have complete information about our publishers and hence are sure about the accuracy of the industries and verticals of their specialisation. This helps our clients to map their needs and we produce the perfect required market research study for our clients. For more information, please visit http://www.orbisresearch.com/reports/index/2017-top-5-bpo-business-analytics-manufacturers-in-north-america-europe-asia-pacific-south-america-middle-east-and-africa
News Article | May 12, 2017
The Global Data Lakes Market has experienced remarkable growth from past few years and it is expected to grow at same level in forecasted period. The major growth driver of Data Lakes Market includes growing advancement in service excellence and quality in data delivery services by organizations, growing adoption of internet technologies and growing cloud-based infrastructure market among others. Data Lakes is a storage system which holds wide range of raw data available in structured, unstructured and semi-structured format. Unlike other data storage, data flake uses flat architecture to store data. Growing penetration of cloud platform market and increasing demand for more efficient data storage system is building need to understand growing demand for data lake market and its related software solutions. Industry News: • Capgemini has formed a strategic partnership with SAP SE in September 2016 to provide assistance to manufacturing industries in managing their digital transformation and thus to increase the profitability of the industries. • Zaloni has launched big data lifecycle management solution for data lake services in September 2016. This big data management would provide user-friendly interface for defining custom rules and leveraging Hadoop’s cost-effective storage system. Commenting on the report, an analyst from Market Research Future (MRFR)’s team said: “Growing advancement in service excellence and quality in data delivery services by organizations is the key trend for this market. With increasing investment of market players in data storage and warehouses, especially the American and APAC countries are taking many initiatives to implement the Data Lakes effectively in their region “ The report for Data Lakes Market of Market Research Future comprises of extensive primary research along with the detailed analysis of qualitative as well as quantitative aspects by various industry experts, key opinion leaders to gain the deeper insight of the market and industry performance. Taste the market data and market information presented through more than 50 market data tables and figures spread in 110 numbers of pages of the project report. Avail the in-depth table of content TOC & market synopsis on “Data Lakes Market Research Report- Global Forecast to 2022” • Provides detailed analysis of the market structure along with forecast of the various segments and sub-segments of the Data Lakes Market • Offers insights about factors affecting the market growth. • Enables to analyze the Data Lakes Market based porter’s five force analysis etc. • Provides historical and forecast revenue of the market segments and sub-segments with respect to four main geographies and their countries- North America, Europe, Asia, and Rest of the World (ROW) • Offers country level analysis of the market with respect to the current market size and future prospective • Provides country level analysis of the market for segment by components, service, application, delivery mode, industries and sub-segments • Offers strategic profiling of key players in the market, comprehensively analyzing their core competencies, and drawing a competitive landscape for the market • Enables to track and analyze competitive developments such as joint ventures, strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions, new product developments, and research and developments in the Global Data Lakes Market Make an Enquiry or Request for TOC @ https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/enquiry/1601 Market Segmentation Segmentation by Structure • Data Sources • Hadoop Distribution • Data Ingestion • Data Query • Data Stores Segmentation by Services • Data Engineering • Managed Services • Support & Maintenance • Data Discovery & Visualization Segmentation by Application • Healthcare & life science • Industrial • Banking & finance • Government • media The report gives the clear picture of current market scenario which includes historical and projected market size in terms of value, technological advancement, macro economical and governing factors in the market. The report provides details information and strategies of the top key players in the industry. The report also gives a broad study of the different market segments and regions. Global Event Management Software Market, by Software Type (Event planning, Event registration, Venue management), by Deployment (Cloud, On-Premise), by Application (Corporate, Government, Healthcare, Education) - Forecast 2022 https://www.marketresearchfuture.com/reports/event-management-software-market About Market Research Future: At Market Research Future (MRFR), we enable our customers to unravel the complexity of various industries through our Cooked Research Report (CRR), Half-Cooked Research Reports (HCRR), Raw Research Reports (3R), Continuous-Feed Research (CFR), and Market Research & Consulting Services. MRFR team have supreme objective to provide the optimum quality market research and intelligence services to our clients. 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News Article | May 11, 2017
Browse 96 Figures, 319 Company Profiles supported with detailed Table of Contents, spread across 445 is pages available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/985411-big-data-in-the-automotive-industry-2017-2030-opportunities-challenges-strategies-forecasts.html. The automotive industry is no exception to this trend, where Big Data has found a host of applications ranging from product design and manufacturing to predictive vehicle maintenance and autonomous driving. The research estimates that Big Data investments in the automotive industry will account for over $2.8 Billion in 2017 alone. Led by a plethora of business opportunities for automotive OEMs, tier-1 suppliers, insurers, dealerships and other stakeholders, these investments are further expected to grow at a CAGR of approximately 12% over the next three years, eventually accounting for over $4 Billion by the end of 2020. In a bid to improve customer retention, automotive OEMs are heavily relying on Big Data and analytics to integrate an array of data-driven aftermarket services such as predictive vehicle maintenance, real-time mapping and personalized concierge services. In recent years, several prominent partnerships and M&A deals have taken place that highlight the growing importance of Big Data in the automotive industry. For example, tier-1 supplier Delphi recently led an investment round to raise over $25 Million for Otonomo, a startup that has developed a data exchange and marketplace platform for vehicle-generated data. Addressing privacy concerns is necessary in order to monetize the swaths of Big Data that will be generated by a growing installed base of connected vehicles and other segments of the automotive industry. The report comes with an associated Excel datasheet suite covering quantitative data from all numeric forecasts presented in the report. The report covers the following topics: Forecast Segmentation provided for each of the following submarkets and their subcategories: Use Cases: Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Product Design & Planning, Predictive Maintenance & Real-Time Diagnostics, Recall & Warranty Management, Parts Inventory & Pricing Optimization, Dealer Management & Customer Support Services, UBI (Usage-Based Insurance), Autonomous & Semi-Autonomous Driving, Intelligent Transportation, Fleet Management, Driver Safety & Vehicle Cyber Security, In-Vehicle Experience, Navigation & Infotainment, Ride Sourcing, Sharing & Rentals, Marketing & Sales, Customer Retention, Third Party Monetization, Other Use Cases List of Companies Mentioned are 1010data, Absolutdata, Accenture, ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturers' Association), Actian Corporation, Adaptive Insights, Advizor Solutions, AeroSpike, AFS Technologies, Alation, Algorithmia, Alibaba, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, AMD (Advanced Micro Devices), Apixio, Arcadia Data, Arimo, ARM, ASF (Apache Software Foundation), AtScale, Attivio, Attunity, Audi, Automated Insights, automotiveMastermind, AWS (Amazon Web Services), Axiomatics, Ayasdi, Basho Technologies, BCG (Boston Consulting Group), Bedrock Data, BetterWorks, Big Cloud Analytics, Big Panda, BigML, Birst, BlueTalon, BMC Software, BMW, BOARD International, Booz Allen Hamilton, Boxever, CACI International, Cambridge Semantics, Capgemini, Cazena, Centrifuge Systems, CenturyLink, Chartio, Cloudera, Clustrix, CognitiveScale, Collibra, Concurrent Computer Corporation, Confluent, Contexti, Continental, Continuum Analytics, Couchbase, CrowdFlower, CSA (Cloud Security Alliance) and more 200+ companies profiled. Big data and analytics: Telco strategies, investments and use cases ReportsnReports.com is an online market research reports library of 500,000+ in-depth studies of over 5000 micro markets. Not limited to any one industry, ReportsnReports.com offers research studies on agriculture, energy and power, chemicals, environment, medical devices, healthcare, food and beverages, water, advanced materials and much more.
News Article | May 10, 2017
Paris, May 10, 2017 - The Combined Shareholders' Meeting of Cap Gemini S.A. held today at Pavillon d'Armenonville in Paris, approved all 19 resolutions presented for vote, including the adoption of the European Company (SE) legal form, the appointment of a new director, Patrick Pouyanné, and the renewal of the terms of office of directors that had expired. Shareholders approved the distribution of a dividend of €1.55 per share for fiscal year 2016. The dividend will be paid from May 24, 2017, with an ex-dividend date of May 22, 2017. The Shareholders' Meeting ratified the following resolutions on the composition of the Board: The Board of Directors now has 16 directors, of whom 62% are independent and 43% are women. In addition, the Board of Directors made the following changes to its organization. Daniel Bernard was appointed Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors and will work closely with Paul Hermelin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, to prepare for future developments in the Group's governance. Pierre Pringuet was appointed Lead Independent Director and Chairman of the Ethics and Governance Committee, while the chair of the Compensation Committee was entrusted to Laurence Dors. Cap Gemini S.A.'s conversion to a "European Company" (Societas Europaea) was adopted by a 97.98% majority. This new legal form, which only concerns the Group parent company, Cap Gemini S.A., more accurately reflects the true position of the Group, which is both firmly international, with a presence in over 40 countries, and deeply rooted in Europe. At the same time, the Company's name will be aligned with the Group's brand and become Capgemini (one word). With 2017 marking the 50th anniversary of the creation by M. Serge Kampf of the Grenoble start-up that is now Capgemini Group, the Shareholders' Meeting was also an opportunity to remember the milestones in the Group's journey to becoming a global leader in consulting and IT services and the digital transformation of companies. A detailed breakdown of voting results can be found on the Capgemini website at https://www.capgemini.com/investor/combined-general-meeting With more than 190,000 people, Capgemini is present in over 40 countries and celebrates its 50th Anniversary year in 2017. A global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing services, the Group reported 2016 global revenues of EUR 12.5 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business, technology and digital solutions that fit their needs, enabling them to achieve innovation and competitiveness. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business ExperienceTM, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model. Learn more about us at www.capgemini.com.  A biography of the new director, Patrick Pouyanné, is presented in the appendix.  The directors representing employees and employee shareholders are not taken into account in calculating this percentage, in accordance with the provisions of the AFEP-MEDEF Code.  The two directors representing employees are not taken into account in calculating this percentage, in accordance with Article L.225-27 of the French Commercial Code (Code de Commerce).  The Company's registered office and head office remain in Paris. The governance, business activities, organizational structure, tax regime and shareholding structure of the Group also remain unchanged. The Company's shares continue to be listed on the Paris stock exchange without any change. The conversion will become effective only following its registration as a European Company in the Register of Commerce and Companies.
News Article | May 12, 2017
— The ever-rising demand for energy and the need for environment-friendly means for the same are driving businesses around the globe to invest millions in energy-efficient measures. The global utility energy analytics market is attracting huge investments from companies not only because of our commitments for a greener tomorrow but also because it is considered a very smart operational practice. Request sample copy of this report at: Global Utility and Energy Analytics Market By Technology, Deployment, Application, Geography, Trends, Forecast (2017-2022) Consumer perceptions of the utility and energy industry have been redefined by global warming and resource use. With the advent of smart grid systems amassing huge chunks of operational and consumption data and the vast untapped potentials of advanced analytics tools and techniques such as the big data platform and cloud computing, the energy and utility industry is set for a revolution. BuildingIQ,' a San Francisco-based energy analytics company, has helped save USD 700,000 in just the third quarter of 2014. This data alone is enough to show the impact of energy and utility analytics in the corporate world. Many governments have made the use of Advanced Metering Infrastructures (AMIs) mandatory, thereby increasing the need for utility and energy analytics significantly. The entire utility and energy analytics market is segmented and analyzed separately by technologies used (business analytics, big data platform, optimization services, information integration and governance), deployment (on-premise, cloud and hybrid), applications (meter operation, demand response, distribution planning, revenue protection, load forecasting), and geography (North America, Europe, Middle-East & Africa, Asia-Pacific and Others). Read more details of the report at Orbis Research Some of the key players in the market are: • ABB • Capgemini • CA Technologies • IBM • Oracle • SAP • SAS • Market definition for utility and energy analytics market, along with identification of key drivers, restraints, and opportunities for the market. • Market analysis for the global utility and energy analytics market, with region-specific assessments and competition analysis on a regional scale. • Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario, rising prospective opportunities and identification of key companies that can influence the market on a regional scale. • Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their strategic initiatives and market share. • Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global utility and energy market on the global and regional scale. • A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information. Enquire more details of the report at: http://www.orbisresearch.com/contact/purchase/217555 About Us: Orbis Research (orbisresearch.com) is a single point aid for all your market research requirements. We have vast database of reports from the leading publishers and authors across the globe. We specialize in delivering customized reports as per the requirements of our clients. We have complete information about our publishers and hence are sure about the accuracy of the industries and verticals of their specialization. This helps our clients to map their needs and we produce the perfect required market research study for our clients. For more information, please visit http://www.orbisresearch.com/reports/index/global-utility-and-energy-analytics-market-by-technology-by-means-of-business-analytics-big-data-platform-optimisation-services-information-integration-and-governance-deployment-on-premise-hybrid-cloud-application-geography-trends-forecast-2017-2022
News Article | May 12, 2017
Aino Health AB (publ) has published its Interim Report for the first quarter, 1 January - 31 March 2017 today. It is available on the Aino Health website, see also attached pdf-document. - Consolidated costs for product development and internationalisation have been booked as expenses during the period. - The Finnish subsidiary accounted for the Aino Group's entire reported turnover during the period. - Comparative figures for the corresponding period in 2016 are not available because the Company was founded on 19 May 2016. - Consolidated net turnover amounted to SEK 4,715 K. Other operating income was SEK 0 K. - Consolidated profit/loss after financial items amounted to SEK -5,421 K. The loss was mainly attributable to the recruitment of key personnel and preparations for international expansion. These expenses for international expansion relate to business development costs focusing on acquiring customers and suppliers for Aino's concept in Germany and Sweden. Aino collaborates with partners that have good contacts and local knowledge, especially in the German market. 2017 has begun just as well as I hoped. Our strategy and plan for the year is well-defined and clear. First, we will build our organisation in Sweden and Germany, launch the Company in our new markets, win business and then expand. Simultaneously, we will continue to deliver a positive result in Finland. Step one in our strategy has been to build a strong organisation, for which it is crucial to find good Country Managers. And we have done that. In Sweden, we have appointed Charlotte Boij as CEO of Aino Health Sweden AB. Charlotte has extensive experience from leading positions in the insurance industry, including CEO of Ikano Insurance, Nordic reinsurance director at Trygg-Hansa/Codan/RSA and CEO of Länsförsäkringar International. In Germany, we have hired Peter Seeger as Country Manager. His official first day at Aino Health will be 1 June, but his appointment was already announced on 9 May in Stuttgart in conjunction with the public launch of Aino at this year's largest Corporate Health event. Peter has a highly successful background with 20 years of experience from various IT and consulting companies such as CSC, Accenture, Capgemini and Hewlett Packard where he was responsible for sales and held different management functions. As I mentioned in the Annual Report, I have put all my time in 2017 into conducting sales meetings in Germany and Sweden and I feel we are close to reaching the tipping point whereby we at Aino Health become so business critical that organisations begin to seek help from us. For example, companies or public organisations with over 1,000 employees or partners. The focus, in addition to meeting major industrial customers in both markets and developing our partnership strategy, has been to package our experience of working with outcome-based contracts for introduction to Sweden's 290 municipalities and county councils. At Aino Health, we support the model of contributing to, and receiving payment for, delivering better human outcomes and results in terms of the costs to society, and we hope and believe that our experience from similar contracts will lead to business for us in Sweden. The reason I'm optimistic is that the digital business support delivered by Aino Health solutions and IT systems provides municipalities and county councils with the necessary overall understanding to more easily develop strategies for increasing health-promotion in the workplace. This can involve faster identification of operations with risks, recommending and coordinating support from internal and external actors - but primarily to reduce costs related to short-term sickness absence. Whether we speak with Sweden's municipalities and county councils, direct customers or partners, we know that through the help of Aino Health's products and services, each organisation will gain an overall understanding of the severity and distribution of sickness absence in different units as well as the causes. Our analysis and decision support system allows managers of all levels, especially at the highest level of management, to manage sickness absence where it is to be managed - at its cause. A clear example of this type of contract is the one we signed with Kunnan Taitoa, the leading provider of financial, purchasing and HR services to the public sector in Finland with nearly 200 customers. Their mission is to raise the quality of their customers' decision-making through effective financial solutions and processes for human resources departments. The collaboration has already resulted in two important and strategic orders with Finnish municipalities. Now I have achieved part one of our strategy for the year. I have a good management team and three incredibly good Country Managers in Charlotte Boij (Sweden), Peter Seeger (Germany) and Markku Pitkänen (Finland). The pilot project we conducted with Kunnan Taitoa has resulted in new business, our arrangment for Swedish municipalities and county councils have received a positive response, as well as our proposals to create strategic partnerships especially with insurance companies - so we are building a healthy pipeline of potential business with both companies and partners. In Q2, we will conduct our official launches of Aino Health in Sweden and Germany (as I described above), continue to build a strong organisation and focus fully on winning new business in our markets. Our strategy still feels very right and timely. This information is such information that Aino Health AB (publ) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set below, at May 12, 2017 at 08:30 CET. For more information, please contact: Jyrki Eklund, CEO Aino Health Tel: +358 40 042 4221. E-mail: email@example.com Aino Health is the leading solution provider in Corporate Health Management; we are for private and public organisations what doctors are for people. The company's complete system of IT-based services reduces sick leave, related costs and deliver long term prosperity, increased productivity and employee engagement by adopting health, wellbeing and safety as an everyday activity. Aino Health AB (publ) is listed at Nasdaq Stockholm First North (Ticker: AINO). Erik Penser AB, +46 8 463 83 00, is the Certified Advisor to the company.