September 11, 2019
The daily brief: 11 September 2019
Google has opened a new free-of-charge digital learning space in the centre of Helsinki.
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Basware, Metso and Google in Helsinki make headlines.
Basware is automating invoicing in Australia and New Zealand, Google is teaching digital skills in Helsinki, and Metso is increasing remote monitoring services for the global mining industry.
Finnish company Basware has become the first international e-invoicing network to complete a live transaction in Australia using the PEPPOL framework for e-invoicing, which is becoming the standard in Australia and New Zealand. The two countries adopted the internationally recognised framework in order to increase trans-Tasman business opportunities, make it easier to integrate with the global trading environment and move away from costly and laborious paper invoices. Basware is a leading global provider of networked purchase-to-pay solutions, e-invoicing and innovative financing services.
Google has opened a new digital learning hub in the centre of the Finnish capital, providing free digital skills training to jobseekers, students, entrepreneurs, children and families. The Google Digital Garage is part of the tech giant’s Grow with Google initiative, which has helped millions of people to learn new digital skills in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Google Digital Garage also offers free online courses to everybody, and it is committed to teaching new digital skills to at least 10 000 Finns by the end of next year. Pictured is a working space at Google’s Sydney office.
Metso has accelerated investments in its remote monitoring capabilities for the global mining industry. The Finnish industrial company has opened a new performance centre in Santiago, Chile, and is building up capabilities for a second centre in Changsha, China, while planning to open several new centres in major mining hubs in 2020–2021. The state-of-the-art performance centres offer Metso’s customers continuous automated monitoring, improvements and predictive maintenance services for their equipment and processes.
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