iPost by Itella Information receives award at the CeBIT trade fair in Germany


Itella Information’s iPost service received the 2008 innovation award at the CeBIT technology trade fair in Germany. The award, given this year for the fifth time, was granted by a work group comprising German IT experts, journalists, and scientists. Award criteria include the innovative nature of the product or service alongside its usability and suitability for the SME sector in particular. The iPost solution received the award in the finance category.

Itella Information’s iPost service provides a cost-efficient method for companies and organisations to send and deliver letters – on paper and electronically. The service, which has been in use in Finland for some 20 years now, expanded last autumn to Sweden, Germany, Norway, and Denmark. More than 90 million iPost letters are delivered in Finland every year.

‘iPost is expanding intensively outside Finland. Significant recognition in the German market is an achievement for any Finnish product or service,’ comments Miikka Savolainen, the manager in charge of the service at Itella Information.

Itella iPost is a content-independent service enabling companies and other organisations to send invoices, account statements, payslips, and other types of letters to consumers and businesses. The letter material is sent electronically to Itella, where it is either printed out, enveloped, and sent to the recipient on paper or conveyed electronically all the way. For instance, firms can receive invoices directly in their purchase invoice processing systems, and consumers can receive electronic letters sent to NetPosti, the e-transaction service of Finland Post. Over 90 million customer messages are sent via the iPost service every year, and electronic copies of messages for consumer customers have been generated in NetPosti since last spring. At present, NetPosti facilitates the reception of electronic material from some 2000 companies.

For further information, please contact
Itella Information Oy, Product Line Manager Miikka Savolainen, tel. +358 40 753 6484.