Hammarström Puhakka Partners Attorneys Ltd together with Finnish Software Entrepreneurs Association organised a seminar concerning the most essential terms and principles of agreements concerning software supply, development and upkeep. The seminar went through e.g. the differences between the terms concerning software supply and maintenance when installing software for the client and when supplying the software as a service. The presentations also included examples of topics generally most subject to disputes during negotiations concerning the supply and maintenane agreements and attention was also paid to accounting for client requirements in SaaS service agreements. Issues concerning the delivery contracts also discussed during the seminar. What are the most common matters causing disagreements during and after supply? The seminar went practically through the challenges in software supply agreements without forgetting the international viewpoint.
The speakers of the seminar were Terho Nevasalo and Markku Mäkinen, partners at HPP, Keijo Karjalainen, CEO of Sympa, and Kaija Erkkilä, CEO of Midaxo. The seminar initiated by the CEO of SYmpa. His presentation concerned the journey towards internationality and challenges brought by it. He was followed by Terho Nevasalo,who talked about agile development as a supply model and more generally about the supply agreement negotiations. CEO of Midaxo, on the other hand, spoke about Midaxo’s experiences on how Midaxo’s international growth was accomplished and about the experience gained along the way. Markku Mäkinen, the managing parther at Hammarström Puhakka Partners, held a presentation on development and maintenance agreements.