Case study of Arantio Core
One backend solution for benefits systems
with 2 million end-users
Finland flag Fintech Human Resources
01 Challenge
Arantio is a Finnish software company providing solutions for employee benefit systems. They had a few software products with slightly different purposes under its wings, including Smartum and Vaana. However, Arantio needed technical help with a single backed solution that will be shared by all their applications. The idea was to use the already-existing backends and shape them into a common “heart” – Arantio Core.
Scope of work
Backend development Maintenance and support
Arantio Core backend system case study
02 Solution
The Software House teams had already cooperated with Arantio on two projects before: Smartum and Vaana. Therefore, when the company noticed the need to upgrade their system’s backend and develop the Arantio Core, they decided to outsource this work to specialists from The Software House. Our backend developers worked as a part of Arantio’s in-house team so that new features were delivered quickly and with high quality.

Our main job was to connect the separate systems with the existing Arantio Core API. The platform was supposed to enable users to control the products and services that can be purchased, list approved vendors, set specific times or weekdays for given purchases, etc.. Later on, we developed brand new API features. Another responsibility our developers had was collecting requirements and solving any technical issues connected to all (old and new) features inside Arantio Core (the backend of virtually all of Arantio’s systems).

What is more, a part of our maintenance works was upgrading PHP to new versions when the support period has been coming to an end. This way, all Arantio Core-based products can always be up-to-date and their security improved.
Arantio Core backend system case study
Used technologies
Symfony PHP Amazon Web Services
03 Effect
Arantio Core has become the backend base of almost all of the company’s products. We’ve successfully managed to boost the performance of Arantio products and improve apps’ logic. Our backend developers increased the number of tests that future-proofed the products’ stability and increased security measures.

The results speak for themselves – Smartum and Vaana receive 96% positive feedback from its users. What’s more, Arantio products became so recognisable in Finland that the company decided to absorb Arantio under Smartum banner in 2019. Right now, Smartum is the biggest employee benefits provider in Finland, serving over one million end-users (with an additional million of Vaana users).
Arantio Core backend system case study
number of Smartum partners
25 000

partners in Smartum app network

municipalities with access to Vaana app

Finnish municipalities with access to Vaana app

2 million users
2 million

end-users of all Arantio Core-based apps

The Software House is the complete package. Their experience and work methodology fit us perfectly. The team quickly understood both the platform’s function and our intent and was able to offer us immediate, detailed solution suggestions.

Masood Arai

CEO of Arantio

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