- Signing in
- Creating a new site
- Responsible persons
- A list of sites
- Adding a company to be monitored
- Adding several companies onto the monitoring list (Excel)
- Monitoring companies
- Checking company details
- Bisnode’s rating
- Email reminders
- Ending the monitoring
For the time being, the Valvoja service is only available in Finnish. For this reason, the screenshots included in these instructions are in Finnish.
Sign in onto your company account and select the Valvoja service on the front page.
The Valvoja service always opens up in the main view, which is split into two columns: the sites that are being monitored are listed on the left and the companies that are being monitored at the selected site are listed on the right.
Monitoring in a nutshell
Monitoring is implemented in four main phases:
- Create a site
- Add responsible persons
- Add companies
- Monitor the information of the companies included in the site list
Creating a new site
Create a new site in the main view by using the Uusi kohde (New site) button. Enter the key details of the site and select the desired responsible persons from the menu on the right. The site ID can be, for example, a project of your own organisation, the name of the property, or the worksite ID.
Please note that the starting date can never be in the past, because automatic monitoring cannot be implemented retroactively.
The ending date can be the estimated duration of the project. If the duration of the site exceeds the set date, an email is sent of this to the persons responsible for the site. The site will not be closed and the monitoring will continue even when the ending date has been exceeded. The ending date can be changed to a later date afterwards. The starting date, on the other hand, cannot be changed afterwards.
Adding a new site
The responsible person receives email alarms of any new information of the monitored companies that must be inspected. It is advisable to appoint more than one responsible person.
Any authorised user of the Valvoja service can be appointed as a responsible person. Usernames and user rights are managed in the “User management” view of the company account.
A list of sites
The number of sites displayed can be filtered by using the selection on the left side of the main view.
Show own active
The list of sites only includes active sites, whose responsible person the user is
Show all active
The list of sites includes all active sites of the account
Show all ended
The list of sites includes all ended sites of the account
Adding a company to be monitored
Add a company to be monitored to the site by first selecting the desired site from the list. Next, add the company to be monitored by using the Lisää yritys (Add company) button.
- Enter the name or business ID of the company in the search field and select Hae yritys (Find company).
Searching for companies
One company is found when searching for Vastuu Group Oy. To add it onto the monitoring list, click on the button that appears on the right.
- Add the company onto the monitoring list by clicking on the button that appears on the right.
- Enter the optional details of the supplier’s contact person and specify any contract chains. If you do not know the exact ending date, set the ending date of the monitoring to be valid for the time being. The monitoring will not end even when the ending date has been exceeded.
- Monitoring cannot be started in the past.
- The earliest possible starting date is the current date.
- The monitoring must always be ended in the service.
- Monitoring must be started, at the latest, when the contract is being signed in order to fulfil the obligations under the Act on the Contractor’s Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out.
- The most important aspect is a valid report that has been inspected and archived when the contract was signed.
- In contractual relationships that last for over 12 months, monitoring must be regular.
- The contractor’s liability data must be inspected, at least, once every 12 months.
- The Confederation of Finnish Construction Industries RT recommends that the information be inspected, at least, once every three months.
Adding several companies onto the monitoring list (Excel)
An Excel import can be used to speed up the process of adding companies to be monitored into the service. A list of companies is added to the site in the main view of the Valvoja service by first selecting the desired site and by then pressing the Lisää yritys (Add company) button. Next, select Excel-tuonti (Import from Excel). In the same place, you can also download a ready-to-use Excel template. The minimum requirement for the import from Excel is a list of the business IDs of the companies to be monitored. In such a case, the status of the imported companies is automatically changed to monitored for the time being.
Importing several companies through Excel
Please note that the business IDs must be provided in the following format 1234567-8 for the system to accept them. All companies on the list will be displayed before they are added, and the user can either accept them by pressing Lisää yritykset (Add companies) or cancel the import.
The company reports of companies that have been added onto the monitoring list will be archived until the said companies are deleted from the site or the Valvoja account is discontinued. There is a button at the end of the row of each company that is being monitored, which can be used to view reports. The colour and name of the button indicate the status of the company’s latest report. If the company has a minor tax debt (500 – 10,000 euros), this will be reported in the main view of the Valvoja service as well as in the report. In such a case, a € symbol will be displayed on the left side of the interpretation in the Lisätietoja (Additional information) column (see the screenshot below). A minor tax debt does not affect the main interpretation of the report.
Opening a company report from the monitoring list
The minor tax debt symbol
The colours and meanings of the status buttons
According to information sources, the information required by the Act on the Contractor's Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out is not in order!
According to information sources, some of the information required by the Act on the Contractor's Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out needs to be investigated!
Some of the company’s data is missing or an information source has not yet submitted the data. Request clarification and that the supplier submits the data in order to supplement the report.
According to the company, it has no obligation to be included in the register.
According to information sources, the information required by the Act on the Contractor's Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out is in order.
= THE COMPANY IS NOT REGISTERED WITH THE RELIABLE PARTNER SERVICE
Recommend to the company that it becomes a Reliable Partner by selecting the Lähetä kutsu (Send an invitation) tab.
Checking company details
When you click on the status button and then select the Yrityksen tiedot (Company details) tab, a window opens up in which you can view and modify the company details and stop monitoring the company. If you stop monitoring the company, the said company report will no longer be updated, but all previously retrieved reports will remain in the report archive until you select Poista yritys (Remove company) under Yrityksen tiedot (Company details).
The duration of the monitoring period can also be modified from the view. The responsible person will receive an email reminder when the ending date of the site has been exceeded.
In addition to information required by the Act on the Contractor's Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out, the Valvoja service includes the option to monitor the credit rating of suppliers by using the credit rating information of Bisnode’s rating model.. This feature enables easier risk management and offers valuable information to support procurement in addition to the information required by the Act on the Contractor's Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out. You can buy a credit information package from the website of Bisnode Finland Oy by clicking on the Rating icon.
Bisnode’s rating information is included in all XS-L level Valvoja services. It can also be subscribed for higher level services separately from Bisnode. Please contact our customer service to subscribe to the rating, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bisnode’s AAA credit rating classifies companies into seven categories:
= The highest credit rating. The credit risk is minimal.
= A good credit rating. The credit risk is below average.
= Creditworthy. A normal credit risk.
= A new operator / The background is not negative. The credit risk is slightly higher than normal, moderate lending is recommended.
= The information is incomplete or conflicting.
= Unsatisfactory. The credit risk is higher than normal.
= No lending is recommended. The credit risk is significant.
When the ending date specified for the site has been exceeded, the persons responsible for the site will receive an email reminder of this. The Valvoja site will not be closed when the set ending date has been exceeded, but the related activities will continue unchanged in the service. If you wish, you can edit the details of the site in the service and set a later ending date, or you can close the site. Please note that based on the Act on the Contractor's Obligations and Liability when Work is Contracted Out, the contractor’s liability data must be stored for the minimum of two years after the contract has ended.
Ending the monitoring
Ending the monitoring of a company that is being monitored
Even when an ending date has been specified for a company that is being monitored, the monitoring will not end automatically. To end the monitoring, please click on the name of the company that is being monitored and select Lopeta seuranta (End monitoring).
When you end the monitoring, no new reports of the company will be archived. The previously archived reports will, however, remain in the report archive.
Details of the company to be monitored and ending the monitoring
Removing a company that is being monitored from the site
An individual company can be removed from the site when the monitoring has been ended or the company is not a Reliable Partner (the status is “Missing”).
To remove a company from the site, click on the name of the company that is being monitored and select Poista yritys (Remove company). If you want to complete the action, select Poista yritys (Remove company) the second time from the pop-up window that opens up.
Please note that in connection to the removal, all reports that were saved during the monitoring period will be destroyed.
Closing a site
The monitoring of a site will not end automatically even when the estimated ending date of the site has been exceeded. To close a site, select Muokkaa kohteen tietoja (Edit site details) from the top menu and select Lopeta kohde (End site). A closed site cannot be reactivated. When a site is closed, the monitoring of all companies will also end and the entire site will be moved under closed sites. The report archive that was collected of each company during the monitoring period will be saved up to the closing date.
Closed sites can be viewed by selecting Näytä kaikki päättyneet (Show all ended) from the top left menu. The report archives of closed sites can also be viewed in the same place.
Ending a site, “Edit site details”
Ending the monitoring of a site