Suomi.fi visits shopping malls in different parts of Finland this autumn.
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Suomi.fi visits shopping malls in different parts of Finland this autumn.
Come and meet us!
You can interact with public services easily and safely whenever the time suits you.
You can find the right information and services and get help for different kinds of situations in your life. The map view helps you find the services that are near you and the locations of the places where you can have dealings with authorities: Suomi.fi/citizen.
You can handle business with different officials with one login and see your own information in different registers. Log in with your on-line banking information, mobile digital ID, or your official ID card.
Notices, decisions, and other important messages from authorities will be available on Suomi.fi, traditional paper mail will no longer be needed. Soon you can also handle communication with officials with a mobile app.
If you are unable or unwilling to deal with officials or companies yourself, you will be able to authorize someone else to handle your personal matters or those of your company. Suomi.fi e-Authorizations is already available in many web services.
Suomi.fi makes it easier for you to handle matters related to your company: You will find the information you need for setting up and running a company, as well as the necessary information, services, and tools that you need for different situations at one address: Suomi.fi/company
A logged in user gets access to tools linked with entrepreneurship on the web service. You can interact with different authorities with a single login, and check information from the Finnish Trade Register, for instance. Log in with your on-line banking information, mobile digital ID, or your official ID card.
Suomi.fi Messages can soon be taken into use by companies. As is the case with citizens, companies will receive bulletins, documents, decisions, and many other messages from authorities in digital form in the future.
Authorizing and handling matters on behalf of a company will soon be more widely available on the Suomi.fi Web Service. Suomi.fi e-Authorizations is already used in many web services.
Companies can offer their services cost-effectively, with high quality, and reliably with the help of the Suomi.fi services.
Suomi.fi Services for companies (PDF)
By using the Suomi.fi whole, service providers get visibility for their services while cost-effectively producing high-quality, reliable, and safe services for citizens and companies.
Offer citizens and companies the possibility to authorise another person to do business on your digital services.
Build new, innovative services that make use of many different kinds of information from many services. The service enables moving information in standard format between the systems of different organisations. It also creates a foundation for building new kinds of secure service wholes and for automatic data transfer between systems.
Make information about your service and your organisation available on Suomi.fi. The information is also available to our own website and other web services, and it will be easy to update with APIs or a user interface.
Start using Suomi.fi services easily, manage them, and get support for the use that you need – all in one location.
Send decisions, instructions, and bulletins to citizens by e-mail instead of traditional paper mail. If a citizen wants mail on paper, the service alters and sends paper versions to the recipient on your behalf.
Take the citizens’ safe identification into use in your digital services. Identification is possible by using on-line bank access codes, or mobile ID. Citizens can access several different public services with just one login.
Make maps and location information a part of your own services. The Maps service is already a part of the Suomi.fi Web Service. It helps users locate the service points.
Offer your users a unified and secure user interface for official fees in an on-line store or e-service.
By the end of the 1960s there were only eight computers in all of Finland.
The possibility to get a computer for the home brings the possibilities of data technology within the reach of everyone. However, in practice computers are used mainly as professional tools by companies.
The internet opens completely new kinds of possibilities. By mid-decade about 250,000 Finns were connected to the “data superhighway”. Services of public administration start to go on line: The Citizen’s Handbook, the basis of the first version of Suomi.fi, was published in 1997 and www.vero.fi, the website of the tax service, in 1998.
The so-called Millennium changes at the turn of the millennium and growing utilisation of the internet spur the development. Citizens are getting to have better access useful content on offer and better service in the services of different organisations in public administration.
The first version of Suomi.fi is released on April 4, 2002. The most important things that citizens need can now be found in one location.
The forms on the Lomake.fi platform and the discussions on Otakantaa.fi are added to Suomi.fi. Asiointiopas.fi is implemented as a new service, as a guide for the use of administrative web services and digital business. The key legislation on Finlex is made widely available through Suomi.fi.
The usability of the service and the ease of finding information are improved in subsequent years by adding new services such as maps.
Suomi.fi and many public authorities begin utilising social media. E-services become more common in areas such as license services operated by the police.
Joining Suomi.fi are all municipal services, an upgraded service map, and a section for the aged. Virtuaali-Vertti, an on-line guide character, makes his first appearance on Suomi.fi.
The Citizens’ account, the predecessor of Suomi.fi Messages, becomes part of Suomi.fi. Digital communication with authorities is made possible.
Public Service Info, which aids citizens in the use of public services, starts operations. It actively utilizes Suomi.fi.
The National Architecture for Digital Services programme (aka KaPA) begins on June 9, 2014. The goal of the programme is to build an ensemble of services for the use of public administration as well as companies, which include a web service, a national identification solution, authorization service, and a data exchange layer.
Once the KaPA programme gets organised, an unprecedented task begins to promote digitalisation in public administration. Organisations become users of the Data Exchange Layer, starting to produce content for the common service information reserve while preparing the initialisation of a new identification solution.
Suomi.fi Data Exchange Layer is opened on November 19, 2015. It creates new opportunities for both public and private sectors for sharing registers and many other types of data content, and for the development of better services.
The developing trial version of Suomi.fi (beta.suomi.fi) is made available to all on December 15, 2015. Testing and collecting feedback continues actively and helps the development of services.
The Finnish Service Catalogue (PTV) is launched at Midsummer 2016 and harmonising service information especially in municipalities begins. PTV collects information from all public services that are offered to citizens, to companies, and to other authorities. A year later the service information of nearly all municipalities has been published on PTV and they are utilised in Suomi.fi as well as in many other services.
The so-called KaPA law takes effect on July 15, 2016. The law obliges most of the public authorities to use Suomi.fi Services. Private sector organisations also have the right to use some of the services.
When organisations use commonly-provided services, the services for citizens and companies can be produced more effectively and in a more unified manner.
In 2016 a new service, which brings on an upheaval in the use of many services, is completed. Suomi.fi e-Authorizations is taken into use by entities such as Finnish Tax Administration, Kela, and Tekes. The e-services of these organisations can now check if a person or company has the right to do business digitally on behalf of another, irrespective of time and place. The rights are checked from basic registries, such as the Population Information System or the Trade Register.
Mikrobitti magazine names Beta.suomi.fi as the Service of the Year in December 2016. The reason given for the selection is the significant promotion of the digitalisation work of public services. “Beta.suomi.fi is a big step in the direction that it is no longer necessary to have dealings with officials in an office, or by sending papers.”
Citizens are actively using Suomi.fi already in early 2017 – possibly without knowing it. Suomi.fi e-Identification is in use in Kela services, such My Kanta, the web services of the Finnish Transport Agency Trafi and Finnish Customs. Access to these services is possible with just one login.
During January, Suomi.fi e-Identification is used for authentication to public services more than 4,000,000 times! Old public authentication services are soon history: all organisations will use Suomi.fi e-Identification.
The Suomi.fi Data Exchange Layer and Estonia’s X-tee Data Exchange Layer are successfully linked in a test environment on June 6, 2017. The linkage enables the transfer of information and the use of services between the countries as smoothly as inside the Suomi.fi Data Exchange Layer.
In June more than 460 organisations in public administration have described their services in the common service catalogue. A total of 66 organisations have described more than 100 services, and 95% of municipalities are involved. The work continues and the content of Suomi.fi Web Service becomes richer.
The Suomi.fi Web Service shifts from the experimental phase to production on July 3, 2017. The new service replaces the old Suomi.fi. “The first version to be published is similar to the trunk of a tree, which grows and gets more branches and leaves as increasing numbers of organisations add their services to Suomi.fi”, says Jani Ruuskanen, who is responsible for the development of the web service.
By August, the Suomi.fi e-Authorizations service has been introduced by organisations including Palkka.fi of the Tax Administration, Kela’s My Kanta, Trafi’s e-services and appointment reservation services of several hospital districts. It is possible to use e-services of the Regional Services of KEHA-keskus on behalf of a company. The e-Authorizations service has been used more than 600,000 times this year so far.
On Suomi.fi it is possible to authorize a person to handle matters related to immigration on behalf of a company. The authorisation is stored in a new national authorization register which is one of the basic registries, in the same manner as the Population Information System or the Finnish Trade Register.
With Suomi-fi messages it will be possible to exchange messages with officials digitally. Organisations which have previously used the Citizens’ account will be involved in the first phase, and later the entire public administration will join in.
Digital authorization is becoming increasingly common; on Suomi.fi it will be possible to authorize another person to take many different actions on behalf of one’s self, or a company. Every citizen will have significantly improved possibilities to handle things digitally.
The exchange of messages between citizens and organisations in public administration will primarily be digital. For this purpose, nearly everyone will have Suomi.fi Messages on the Suomi.fi Web Service or mobile app.
Citizens and companies will have greatly improved possibilities to interact with organisations of public administration.
Our goal is to provide the most advanced and reliable public service in the world. We want both citizens and service providers to be able to utilize modern society’s services. Our work is never ready, but the cornerstones for the development are: