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Finnish Hockey League Reimagines Sports Management

Signs Up SaaS-Based Contract and Meeting Management Tool PwC MyFiles.


HELSINKI & PALO ALTO, Calif. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – ContractZen, the SaaS-based contract and meeting management solution for enterprises, announced today that the official Finnish Elite Hockey League is digitizing its administrative and contractual matters with the PwC MyFiles service, provided by PwC Finland. The cloud-based MyFiles service is built and operated by ContractZen.


Riku_AJ_Liiga_980x405                                                            Antti-Jussi Aro and Riku Kallioniemi.

The elite hockey league began updating its operations in 2017 to respond to changes in media and consumer behavior. The league’s digitalization strategy is focused on creating a stronger fan community and customer experience, both in the arena and through various digital communications channels using the latest advances in, for example, mobile and real-time location-based technologies.

The league understood that in order to succeed in the digitalization of its operations, administration had to be digitalized. They chose PwC’s MyFiles service, powered by ContractZen’s secure metadata-based contract management service and board portal, to manage everything from player contracts and other critical documents to coordinating board meeting times, sharing of agenda and board materials, as well as creating and reviewing the meeting minutes digitally.

“Actually, we have been able to combine entertainment, media and sports so successfully that the NHL, for example, has been looking at our work for inspiration,” says league CEO Riku Kallioniemi. “Using the MyFiles board portal has improved our league’s efficiency and helped us to get rid of multiple circulating e-mail message chains. It has really taken all the hassle out of organizing and managing our administration.”

Antti-Jussi Aro, League’s Chief Digital Officer, is also satisfied with the digital development of the League. “All the teams in the League store their player contracts in PwC MyFiles and use it to manage their own documents, in an all paperless manner. The adoption of MyFiles has made work faster and more efficient through things such as diverse search functions. It’s also important that data protection has been considered and taken care of,” describes Aro.

For PwC, it is of utmost importance to support its customers to improve their corporate governance. “Good administration benefits both the customer and us, and on a larger scale, society as a whole. That is why we wanted to bring a digital tool alongside our traditional professional services that will improve and facilitate our customers’ everyday work. The example of Finnish Elite Hockey League has shown that there is demand for these kinds of services in the market,” states Jani Järvensivu from Private Company Services, PwC Finland.

About ContractZen

ContractZen is a Finnish cloud technology company founded in 2014. Its all-in-one SaaS solution includes metadata-driven contract management, all-digital board portal, virtual data rooms (VDR), secure e-signatures, and more. Secure and easy to use on any device, ContractZen improves corporate governance and business operations by reducing costs, accelerating processes, and minimizing risks.

The company has customers in over 30 countries and is owned by leading Finnish and international lawyers and other private investors. ContractZen is also financed by the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, which has funded other successes such as Supercell, Rovio and F-Secure. The company has offices in Helsinki and Palo Alto.

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