Finitec's collaboration with Samlink started in the autumn of 2020. Samlink is responsible for the maintenance and development of banks' core systems. The challenge was that core systems are critical to banking operations, but experts in these systems were becoming very scarce in the market. To ensure its ability to deliver mainframe expertise, Samlink surveyed mainframe specialist suppliers and thus met with Finitec's Get Silver unit, which represents independent legacy systems and technology specialists. Get Silver responded to a need with a challenging task to find sufficiently high-quality talent from the market.
Once the partnership started, it quickly expanded beyond legacy systems to Finitec's core offering of software development and data projects supporting new business growth.
Simo Heikkinen commented on the launch of the collaboration: