The Suomi.fi services are developed transparently and together with service users:
- Feedback is collected from users in a number of ways.
- Usability and user testing are carried out regularly at the different stages of development.
- Participants in the Suomi.fi user community can discuss the web service’s features and assess new designs.
The Suomi.fi services are developed continuously. New content is produced for the service and new functionalities and updates are published every two weeks. The development of new features means, for example, improvements to the Suomi.fi services’ accessibility and search function. Notable updates are reported in the news section on the front page .
Kick started by the National Architecture for Digital Services Programme
The Suomi.fi services are the result of the National Architecture for Digital Services Programme. The programme period run from 2014 to 2017. The Suomi.fi services created as a result of the programme can all be found in the Suomi.fi web service.
The National Architecture for Digital Services created a shared foundation for the development of public administration e-services and the exchange of information between information systems. The National Architecture for Digital Services Programme was funded and coordinated by the Ministry of Finance. The Digital and Population Data Services Agency was responsible for the implementation of the programme’s projects.
The redesigned Suomi.fi web service was opened in July 2017. It replaced the Suomi.fi portal, which was previously intended for citizens, as well the Suomi.fi Workspace which provided services for authorities. Business services were previously available in the Yrityssuomi.fi we service, which was merged with the Suomi.fi web service in January 2018.