Perttu Tolvanen

Perttu Tolvanen is a web concept design and content management system expert.

Perttu consults with clients on project planning and defining requirements, and supports customers in selecting content management systems and implementation partners. His areas of specialisation include facilitating concept design workshops and selecting content management systems.

Perttu has ten years of experience with web and intranet projects, including serving as a project manager and consultant. Earlier in his career Perttu has worked in procurement and as a project manager at a large media company, a content management system consultant at a large IT company and an independent, neutral consultant at his own firm. He is also a well-known seminar speaker and blogger. Perttu is also the editor of, a Finnish blog about the Finnish internet and its creators.

Articles written by Perttu

A total of 43 articles

Data insights

Report: Web technologies in Finland in 2022

6 May 2022

Intranet Search Engine Optimization

8 March 2022

Many end up choosing two web content management systems

23 November 2020

Data insights

37% of large organizations use WhatsApp – and that’s a problem

25 June 2020

Would you dare to rent a home directly on the Internet?

26 February 2019

IBM abandons its web store platform

23 January 2019

Forget the latest Forrester report about WCM systems

5 June 2017

Expert advice: Native mobile apps, bots or web apps?

14 November 2016

Different conceptual approaches to self-service channels

23 August 2016

How to start intranet renewal

6 April 2016

Office 365, Slack and other intranet technology trends

7 March 2016

When do mobile apps make sense?

29 February 2016

Intranets in large enterprises

13 October 2015

Philosophical differences: Sitecore vs. EPiServer

6 October 2015

E-Commerce systems in Finland 2015

29 September 2015

My favorite startups in web content management

21 September 2015

Multilanguage management: US style vs. European style

6 June 2015

Low-cost website builders have become surprisingly good

2 June 2015

Good usability in CMS? A myth?

3 February 2015

Peculiarity of Finland: Liferay a popular web content management system

15 October 2014

Modern CMSs are built for power users – interview of Tony Byrne

2 September 2014

eCommerce is the new name for web content management – interview with Boris Kraft

25 August 2014

Contentful—CMS for mobile applications and custom web services

13 August 2014

Marketing has inherited the web, but doesn’t know what to do with it

25 June 2014

Strongest WordPress agencies in Finland 2014

3 June 2014

CMS battle: Drupal vs. EPiServer

20 May 2014

Interview with Drupal insider Vesa Palmu

3 March 2014

How to buy concept design—10 tips for cost-effectiveness

3 February 2014

Choose the blogging platform that is best for you

30 January 2014

Future, present and history of CMSs as told by CMS expert Deane Barker

11 November 2013

About North Patrol

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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