An IT audit led to the platform renewal project that brought NorFor into the 21st century
An IT audit conducted by Mtech showed the importance of IT audits to NorFor, the Nordic feed evaluation system. The necessity of a platform renewal project became evident in an IT audit follow up meeting.
In that meeting, Anton Hokkonen, tech lead of Mtech, brought up new information concerning the current platform and technical developments effecting it. This information meant that a priority change was necessary, and it was clear that NorFor needed to act to have the platform updated.
Anton Hokkonen underlines that it is good to be proactive when it comes to platform renewal. It ensures that there is capacity and time to set the scope and identify the right level of solutions together.
“Also, from a customer perspective, it is important to act proactively to do the necessary improvements. NorFor has about 20 stakeholders who need to implement changes in their IT systems. Because we are doing this early enough, our users now have more than six months to make and test their changes”, NorFor Manager Patrik Nordgren says.
Since 2018, Mtech has been the full IT service provider for NorFor. The IT audit was conducted soon after the IT service transfer to arrive at a shared understanding of the situation and to have a clear roadmap for prioritizing tasks over the coming years.
IT systems tend to grow old fast and accumulate technical debt in times of fast technical development. IT audits are therefore very valuable, says Patrik Nordgren.
The platform renewal brings NorFor IT many advantages:
- improved performance and security
- easier integration of clients to modern web interfaces
- maintenance cost savings
- safer and easier software development
The Nordic feed evaluation system, NorFor, is owned by the NorFor organisation. The NorFor system is currently used in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and Iceland, and it provides reliable feeding solutions to more than 9,000 dairy farms with around 1,000,000 heads of cattle. NorFor is technically implemented by Mtech.