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M-Files Delivers Efficient Information Management and Optimizes Collaboration for Crown Bridges Light Rail Alliance

M-Files Provides a Metadata-Driven Document Management Platform for the Finnish Light-Rail Alliance to Help Ensure More Focused Collaboration and Information Management between Project Stakeholders

AUSTIN, Texas – May 18, 2022 – M-Files, a global leader in information management, today announced that its metadata-driven document management platform is delivering efficient information management and optimizing collaboration for Finland's Crown Bridges Light Rail Alliance.

The project encompasses new tram lines, bridges, cycle paths, and other urban-planning related construction projects. Comprehensive information management plays an important role in the project's continued success—experts from various organizations must simultaneously produce, access, and edit documents and other vital information. As such, all project stakeholders, from clients to contractors and subcontractors, must work within the same information management environment.

The Crown Bridges Light Rail Alliance project employs 500 knowledge workers, experts, and subcontractors to create and process documents. So far, the project has already produced more than 70,000 documents. Thanks to M-Files' state-of-the-art document management platform, the project now exercises resilient, robust control over all documents and sub-projects. All stakeholders with access rights can securely access and edit the right document versions from anywhere at any time.

"The number of documents and information and the number of people using them in the Crown Bridges Light Rail Alliance project is massive, making agreed-upon, clear information management policies and automation even more important," said Liisa Kemppainen, information modeler, Crown Bridges Light Rail Alliance.

"With M-Files, we can ensure that information is always up-to-date and easily accessible. Day-to-day work is simplified with centralized information management, model-based design, and digital services. All this saves time and costs and optimizes accountability and interactivity. The right information needs to be in the right place at the right time," she said.

"M-Files is ideally suited to support large-scale urban planning projects such as the Crown Bridges Light Rail Alliance," said Antti Nivala, founder and CEO, M-Files. "Our metadata-driven document management platform ensures all stakeholders have secure access to the documents and information they need and enables them to manage that information in the same system. When information is always up-to-date and there are no information silos between stakeholders, the business risks associated with construction projects are greatly reduced."

M-Files adds collaboration and automation to information management

In addition to the cloud-based, metadata-driven document management platform provided by M-Files, the M-Files Hubshare portal serves as an information and document sharing tool for external suppliers and stakeholders. Project partners have secure access to the required information and documents—either by directly using M-Files or via the M-Files Hubshare portal. All stakeholders can edit and process the same documents, ensuring accurate version control.

The M-Files platform also ensures systematic data management through automation and common workflows. For example, documents can be automatically named and assigned to folder views based on applicable metadata. Since the necessary information still needs to be accessible at the end of a project, the document management platform retains everything and helps serve as a baseline for new projects.

About the Crown Bridges Light Rail
The Crown Bridges Light Rail Alliance is a unique transport project located in the heart of Helsinki, Finland. The alliance promotes dynamic and sustainable urban development that benefits several districts. The project will connect Laajasalo, Korkeasaari, and Kalasatama to Helsinki's city center, and also provide a new seaside route for cyclists and pedestrians. The project will also include other earthworks, street construction and municipal engineering works. The parties involved in the Crown Bridges Alliance are the City of Helsinki, YIT Suomi Oy, NRC Group Finland Oy, Ramboll Finland Oy, Sweco Infra & Rail Oy, and Sitowise Oy. The contractors for the overall Crown Bridges contract are YIT Suomi Oy and Kreate Oy. For more information, visit Crown Bridges Light Rail Alliance

About M-Files
M-Files is a global leader in information management. The M-Files metadata-driven document management platform enables knowledge workers to instantly find the right information in any context, automate business processes, and enforce information control. This provides businesses with a competitive advantage and substantial ROI as they deliver better customer experiences and higher-quality work with lower risk. For more information, visit www.m-files.com.

Media Contacts:
Debra Dekelbaum, M-Files
debra.dekelbaum@m-files.com
+1 (972) 516-4210, ext. 272

Maryellen Sartori, fama PR
M-Files@famapr.com