Warner Music Finland’s premises caught fire and suffered from smoke damage in August 2008. Critical business documents such as contracts got almost destroyed and especially Warner Music’s unique photo files were in danger. A non-digital archive was thus very vulnerable and introduced unnecessary risk for the business operations while being poorly accessible at the same time. Warner Music Finland’s chief executive started to google for a better approach.

“Most of Warner business deals with a vast amount of contracts of immaterial rights which asks for digital archiving. In addition, digital archive makes contract management easier and more efficient in daily work”, says Warner Music Finland’s General Manager Niko Nordström.

Profium and Warner signed software license and supply contracts in December and solution was delivered to the customer in January 2009. In the first phase the scanned contracts are stored in the Profium Digital Archive and essential metadata is added to ensure their accessibility.

“This is a good example of how Digital Archive helps reduce business risks and at the same time makes business more profitable. Profium Digital Archive is suitable for organizations of various sizes and as a shipping product is quick to implement”, says Profium sales director Janne Laakso.

More information:Warner Music Finland

• Warner Music Finland, Niko Nordström, tel. + 358 10 841 7500
• Profium, Janne Laakso, tel. + 358 40 705 4216

Warner Music Finland in a nutshell

Warner Music International is Warner Music Group’s music division which operates in over 50 countries. Warner Music Finland Oy represents company’s international publications in Finland and is responsible about domestic production and artistic development. Warner Music Finland’s domestic artists are among others Vesa-Matti Loiri, Juha Tapio, Teräsbetoni, Jippu, Sturm und Drang and Suvi Teräsniska.

Profium Ltd in a nutshell

Profium develops and markets content management systems based on Semantic Web technologies. Across Europe, large and medium sized organizations from media and telecom operators to the public sector rely on Profium’s solutions.