Tieto receives the IDS Scheer Business Process Excellence Award 2009

Tieto Corporation Press Release 2 July 2009 at 10.00 am EET Tieto has received the IDS Scheer Business Process Excellence (BPE) Award 2009 in the Process Intelligence & Performance Management category for a successful initiative in process performance. Tieto was awarded for the optimization of its processes leading to more transparency and improved quality. Tieto's ability to transform its internal experiences to services for customers was also highly appreciated. The BPE Award is an annual recognition handed out now for the fifth time in Europe by IDS Scheer, market leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software, solutions and services with its ARIS Platform. Winners were selected based on Europe-wide nominations in the following categories: Enterprise BPM, Process-Driven SAP Management, Business-Driven SOA & Enterprise Architecture Management, Process Intelligence & Performance Management, Governance, Risk & Compliance Management, BPM Lifecycle, Banking Excellence and Public Sector Excellence. Joni Lehtonen, Vice President, Business Process Services at Tieto says: "We are proud to receive this award which shows that we are heading in the right direction. The award is the recognition for a long-term commitment to change our internal philosophy and create a transparent organization with a mindset of continuous improvement. The cost savings we have gotten from process improvements are a great award as such and we will continue this journey and leverage the philosophy also to other processes. We have also turned this business process concept into a service, which we now offer to our customers," Lehtonen continues. "Customers like this year's BPE award recipients exemplify process excellence in action," said Peter Gérard, CEO of IDS Scheer. With the Business Process Excellence Award, IDS Scheer has honoured Tieto for their commitment and success in ARIS-based Business Process Management within their organization. Selected people at Tieto have worked closely together with the IDS Scheer experts to achieve sustainable business results. For further information, please contact: Joni Lehtonen, Vice President, Business Process Services Unit, Tieto, tel. +358 40 0327 936, e-mail: joni.lehtonen@tieto.com Claus Günther, MD, IDS Scheer Finland Oy, tel. + 358 50 555 111 0, e-mail: claus.guenther@ids-scheer.com TIETO CORPORATION DISTRIBUTION Principal media Tieto is an IT service company providing IT, R&D and consulting services. With approximately 16 000 experts, we are among the leading IT service companies in Northern Europe and the global leader in selected segments. We specialize in areas where we have the deepest understanding of our customers' businesses and needs. Our superior customer centricity and Nordic expertise set us apart from our competitors. www.tieto.com IDS Scheer is the market leader in Business Process Management (BPM) software, solutions and services for corporations and public organizations worldwide. With its unrivaled ARIS Platform for Process Excellence, the company offers an integrated, comprehensive solution portfolio for the strategy, design, implementation and controlling of business processes; allowing companies to continuously improve their overall business performance. Utilizing the ARIS Value Engineering (AVE) approach, IDS Scheer consultants bridge the gap between corporate strategy, business processes, IT solutions and process controlling. Approximately 2,840 employees in over 70 countries serve the company's 7,500 customers. In 2008, IDS Scheer's revenues reached 399.1 million Euro. Established in 1984 by Prof. August-Wilhelm Scheer, IDS Scheer is listed in the TecDAX on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Germany). www.ids-scheer.com This announcement was originally distributed by Hugin. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.