Petri Takala

Petri is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing. He also leads Good Sign’s solution evolution for selected industries. Petri is an experienced business leader with a strong background in business management systems within several industries.

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How Billing Can Be A Showstopper In Your Time To Market

By Petri Takala on Oct 5, 2021 10:33:46 AM

New Models, New Pricing, New Billing?

Todays’ innovation pace is faster than ever before in history. That is reflected in the record time time-to-market cycles for products and services all around the world. On top of this, we have recently seen a pricing revolution following the as-a-service, pay-per-use and, subscription economy.



How do you keep up with your competitor from an operations point of view as a finance executive? In this blog, we discuss an unexpected bottleneck in your rollout: the billing system.

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Agile Billing As A Key Orchestrator For Servitization

By Petri Takala on Sep 29, 2021 1:00:00 PM

The Servitization Business Promise

Servitization has been around for years but has recently really started to get traction. The reasons are clear. For example, in many manufacturing companies, the profitability of services is estimated at 2-5 times higher than products, and analysts say that 75% of the companies expect that servitization will dominate their business in the future. However, only 30% of the companies have an active servitization strategy (*).

In this blog, we look at the threshold to full servitization from a billing perspective. 

 

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What Is So Special About Managed Service Providers’ Billing

By Petri Takala on Sep 17, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Since MIT offered the first Managed Service Provider (MSP) functions in the ’60s, the industry has grown and evolved tremendously both in revenue and in the offering. Today, the MSP business represents a 242,9 billion dollar market and it is expected to grow to 354,8 billion by 2026 (1).

What makes MSP billing special, and how can you, as an MSP, capitalize on the growth with the right billing? We cover these topics in this blog.

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What Should a Billing System Look Like from an IT Perspective

By Petri Takala on Jun 15, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Billing Needs Flexibility, Bridging ERP And CRM

We recently had a great conversation with Igor Stenmark, the billing expert at MGI Research, and discussed the role of billing in a modern ICT environment. One thing became immediately clear: billing solutions nowadays need to be agile to adapt quickly to business changes, and therefore deserve their place in the ICT infrastructure. Read about Igor’s reasoning below.

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What Experts Say About Service Billing In 2021

By Petri Takala on May 18, 2021 8:45:00 AM

There has been a lot of dynamics in the billing industry, and most growth evolves around service billing. Many companies have created as-a-service models or even moved completely to subscription billing. Still, service billing is much more than just those two areas, as mature service organizations can tell.

In this blog, we will look at the latest trends after a conversation with Igor Stenmark, the billing expert from MGI Research.

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Flexible Billing Platform Enables Modern Services

By Petri Takala on May 5, 2021 9:00:00 AM

The City Of Lahti Enables Personal Carbon Trading

How do you involve your citizens in becoming carbon-neutral and give them control in achieving this goal? The Finnish city of Lahti, European Green Capital in 2021, set out to do just that. Its goal is to be a carbon-neutral city by 2025, meaning ten years earlier than, for example, the Finnish state and most other cities. In this blog, we describe how a billing platform became a key instrument to give citizens control.

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