Academic Software

Ilona and Academic Software announce new partnership for digital transformation in Finland.


01-03-2022 Dawn Nell

Ilona IT Oy and Academic Software are delighted to announce today a new partnership which will bring innovative solutions to the licensing and deployment of digital resources in the education sector in Finland.

The partnership combines Ilona’s market knowledge and longstanding experience in serving the Finnish education sector, with Academic Software’s digital state-of-the art solutions and wider international experience.

Ilona IT Oy has been appointed Academic Software Reseller in Finland, and will be promoting the Academic Software platform, as well as Academic Software’s K12 software bundle in combination with the platform.

Finland is a global leader in education standards and the integration of digital technology and digital public services. Finland is committed to ongoing investment in digital transformation in the education sector.

Ilona IT Oy has been a leading IT reseller and trainer for education institutions in Finland for over a decade. They were recently awarded a tender to become the supplier of software licences and cloud services for 24 higher education institutions, representing more than 300,000 students.

Academic Software has more than a decade of international experience in providing innovative licensing and deployment solutions for the education sector. Academic Software is a global leader in providing solutions to higher education – already being used in 12 countries, and by more than 600,000 students daily.

Arne Vandendriessche, CEO of Academic Software, said:
This exciting new partnership shows that Academic Software is the provider of choice for licensing and deployment solutions in the education sector, with our commitment to simplifying and unburdening access to digital resources. We are looking forward to working with our partner Ilona IT Oy to provide education staff, lecturers, students and researchers in Finland with access to cutting edge digital resources. This will enable them to do the research, teaching and learning they want to do, and develop digital skills to take into the future.

Christian Alopaeus CEO of Ilona IT Oy said:
We are extremely happy to partner up with Academic Software as they really have a deep understanding of education licensing. This, in combination with their truly innovative platform, provides us with best in class tools to offer premium licensing services to customers in Finland. The university tender we were recently awarded gives us the opportunity not only to address customers within the tender, but also other institutions and municipalities throughout the local education segment.

Risto Korhonen, Sales Director at Ilona IT Oy, added:
We have already contacted a lot of potential customers, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. The platform provided by Academic Software is perceived as very user friendly and at the same time easy to understand from a licensing management perspective. We feel privileged to have been appointed local partner for Academic Software.


Peter Munksgaard, Sales Director, Academic Software
Tel: +45 20 16 23 16

Academic Software is the all-in-one solution for teachers and students to access high-end and up-to-date software and digital assets needed in their educational trajectory through their school account, enriching the teaching and learning experience and increasing the quality of education.