Most popular web technology platforms in Finland 2019

When you look at the web technology platforms different companies use, the most popular open source products are still going strong. If we compare purely the number of installations, WordPress and Drupal are leaders of the pack. Free license attracts buyers, but the products are also very suitable for typical website implementation scenarios.

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8 April 2019

Mikko Jokela

Magento and Episerver are leaders within the commercially licenses solutions. Magento is naturally a pure ecommerce solution with capabilities for both B2C and B2B cases. It must be noted that Magento’s open source version is also very commonly used. Episerver has expanded the product’s capabilities towards online trade, and is a potential option for both website and ecommerce scenarios.

There are plenty of alternatives in the market and the making the choice which one is the right one for me is difficult. To make it easier to compare different technologies, we compiled together typically used systems into one directory. The directory presents both content management systems (CMS) and ecommerce platforms that are popular in Finland (in Finnish). The directory has been divided into two sections:

  1. Most popular technical platforms in Finland
  2. Less commonly used technical platforms in Finland

The most commonly used solutions are the ones that have:

  • a wide variety of technical implementations,
  • several local implementation partners, and
  • dozens of technical and/or consultative experts available.

The directory is based on our experience over the years. Since our establishment in 2012, we have completed hundreds of competitive bidding processes, evaluated numerous proposals, compiled several technology reviews and followed constantly the market and it’s development. The directory includes a total of 24 different web technology platforms.

Market is buzzing about DXPs (Digital Experience Platform). Many of the presented products have profiled themselves as DXPs but usually this is just talk of the marketing people. Different systems have different capabilities and most of these DXPs are originally content management or web publishing systems. That just doesn’t sound so cool. And remember to be critical when you evaluate options presented in global analyst companies’ research reports. The situation in Finland and in the Nordics is totally different.

If you need assistance in evaluating what system would support you in achieving your business objectives of just in comparing different products, do not hesitate to contact us.

Mikko Jokela

Mikko Jokela is an expert on web and digital business.

Mikko consults the customers on web platform and vendor selections, defining functional requirements, and especially on how digital channels could support business needs more effectively. His areas of expertise include utilizing web and digital channels for better business, and web technology selections.

Mikko has been working for IT vendors in several roles. He has been in charge of a business line, responsible for web business development and a consultant in several web projects. Mikko’s main focus has been in private sector customers but he has also work experience on education and public sector.


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We are a team of ten consultants, all of whom are experienced designers and technology experts. Every year we design and prepare over 50 different online services and information systems. Our customer satisfaction is very high (9.5 out of 10), and we have helped many customers transform their digital services.

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How we differ from our competitors?

  • We specialize in digital service design

    We specialize in high-quality design and requirements specification of digital services. Our mission is to help customers succeed in their software project by creating the best possible foundation for implementation – whether it is an agile implementation done inhouse, a project done with a partner, or a publicly tendered project.

  • We don't sell coding or licenses

    Many software companies recommend software solutions that they also implement themselves. We don’t do that. We don’t do software implementation projects or have partnerships with technology providers. Our perspective on the software market is broad, as it should be for our customers. Our goal is always to find the best possible software solution for our customer, whether it’s a custom-built solution, a SaaS service, an open-source platform, or a combination of these.

  • We are realistic and forward-thinking

    We design digital service concepts, implementation methods and architectures that are sustainable and can be further developed. We place great importance on the feasibility of software solutions, the availability of good partners and the predictability of costs.

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