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Paavo Kytölä appointed to LATO’s account director

May 27, 2019

LATO Leadership Automation Tools (LATO) has appointed Paavo Kytölä as its new account director. Kytölä will be responsible for LATO’s current customers, client acquistion and digital marketing.

Kytölä joins LATO from Meltwater Finland where he served as key account manager and team leader.

For more information:

Onni Matti Manninen

+358 40 900 0073


Paavo Kytölä

+358 40 417 1628

LATO new release1 / 2019 is ready

February 6, 2019

First LATO release of 2019 is out now. Major improvements are:

Improved Goal Review with fresh layout

  • Review overall and filtered content status and progress also with numbers

New “KPI UPDATES” KPI edit view with file update imports and exports

  • Make faster KPI updates from one view or update KPI from update files

New “ONE PAGE SETUP” to for easy LATO admin and setup

  • Setup LATO fast and create strategic plan from one page

Plenty of features and usability improvements

LATO new version 3/2018 is ready

September 26, 2018

LATO web app got even better.

Fresh new layout
LATO user interface is even more comfortable to use.

Consolidating average calculations of sub goals KPI indicators
In addition to traditional sub goals’ KPI indicator sum-ups average calculation is also supported

Goal and action specific news feed
Focus news feed to a specific action or goal.

Responsible search in meeting reports lists also person’s actions
Present and review easily team member total scope and status of his/her goals and actions.

Press release: LATO Now Available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace

June 5, 2018

LATO Strategy Tool from LATO Leadership Automation Tools Ltd.  Now Available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace

Oracle Cloud Customers Use LATO to make strategy execution easy. It mobilizes your goals, action planning, sharing and tracking, to reach visible results with your teams.

Finland – June 5, 2018

News Facts

LATO Leadership Automation Tools Ltd., a leading provider of strategy execution tool and Silver level member of Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN), today announced that its LATO Strategy Tool is now available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace offering added value to Oracle Cloud Applications customers.  The LATO Strategy Tool enables faster and easier strategy execution.

The Oracle Cloud Marketplace is a one-stop shop for Oracle customers seeking trusted business applications and service providers offering unique business solutions, including ones that extend Oracle Cloud Applications. Oracle Cloud is the industry’s broadest and most complete public cloud, delivering enterprise-grade services at every level of the cloud technology stack including software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and data as a service (DaaS).

“Utilize LATO on Oracle Cloud Platform to mobilize your strategy into goals and actionable results. LATO brings new structure and automation to goal, KPI and action plan design and status updates collection. Experience new leadership and collaboration experience with your teams and individuals.”

said Onni Matti Manninen, VP Products and Services, LATO Leadership Automation Tools Ltd. and continues

LATO’s participation in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace further extends our commitment to the Oracle community and enables customers to easily reap the benefits of LATO Strategy Tool. We look forward to leveraging the power of the Oracle Cloud to help us achieve our business goals.

The Oracle Cloud Marketplace offers an intuitive user interface to browse and search for available applications and services, as well as user ratings and reviews to help customers determine the best business solutions for their organization. With its new automated application installation features, customers can easily deploy provider business applications from a centralized cloud interface.

About Company

Finland based LATO Leadership Automation Tools Ltd. markets and develops an innovative LATO Strategy Tool. It is a cloud and mobile application to make customer strategy execution easy. LATO help organizations move quickly and concretely from planning to implementation status tracking and steering. Whether it is your overall strategy or a business plan, LATO will serve you at all levels: from executive board to action owners and at strategic, tactical and operative level. The intuitive goal and action based model of LATO will help everyone in your company to understand what strategy means in own role and to manage the execution process.

 About Oracle PartnerNetwork

Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) is Oracle’s partner program that provides partners with a differentiated advantage to develop, sell and implement Oracle solutions. OPN offers resources to train and support specialized knowledge of Oracle’s products and solutions and has evolved to recognize Oracle’s growing product portfolio, partner base and business opportunity. Key to the latest enhancements to OPN is the ability for partners to be recognized and rewarded for their investment in Oracle Cloud. Partners engaging with Oracle will be able to differentiate their Oracle Cloud expertise and success with customers through the OPN Cloud program – an innovative program that complements existing OPN program levels with tiers of recognition and progressive benefits for partners working with Oracle Cloud. To find out more visit:


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Onni Matti Manninen, VP Product and Services, +358 40 900 0073, LATO Leadership Automation Tools, Tekniikantie 14, FI-02150 Espoo

LATO new release 2/2018 is out

May 24, 2018

This year’s second release serves our customers focusing mainly on improved KPI-features.

Most relevant improvements this time are:

  • Save KPI effective dates into history: Save KPI data with historic time points to track more accurate progress trend over time
  • Improved KPI progress timeline charts: Review and zoom in and out improved time line charts to see more accurate and visual KPI progress
  • Hand-pick sum up KPIs: Create more versatile consolidating KPIs from goal chains.

Blog: Minimum Viable Strategy / Timo Bruns

March 14, 2018

MVS – Minimum Viable Strategy

Many of you have heard the term MVP, especially in context with iterative, agile developments. MVP, Minimum Viable Product, is a way to accelerate time to get your new product to market by creating a new product/service that has just the bare minimum ingredients. Not so much to suggest that is all you need, but to maintain the focus on core functionality.

Could this same principle be applied to strategy? I think it can. Many times a strategy has become too big and too complicated, as everyone wants to contribute and all voices need to he heard. And not just that – different people have different maturity levels when it comes to understanding what strategy really is, often resulting a ‘smörgasbord’ strategy full of details and low probability of executing it properly.

What if instead we would take the learning from product development and use harsh prioritisation criteria in accepting items to be strategic? Not necessarily forgetting other things but giving them lower priority and ensuring success to the ‘if I can only have 4 things’ items that your company’s success depends on? When, and only when you have secured adequate focus and resources on the must have items you can selectively add other items while still making sure you are not overloading the plate.

After all, wouldn’t it be nice to have a strategy that feels like it is doable, adds energy to the team, and in the end of the day gets done, rather than becoming a constant source of concern?

We here at LATO have a way to prioritise your MVS by adding focus and visibility to your planning and execution. Do give us a call, we are happy to come and visit and show you how!

LATO new version 1/2018 is out

February 28, 2018

We are proud to announce that we have released the first new LATO version for the year 2018.


Major improvements among other improvements are:

  • More new, improved and visual Animated reports to explore strategic proceedings
  • Share goal and action updates and info to chosen people
  • Manage, create and review sub-goals and their actions from the one view of parent goal
  • New comment / discussion view including comment editing and deletion

Coming soon: LATO Animated Dashboards

September 20, 2017

LATO Autumn 2017 major Web app release will introduce new Animated Dashboards among other improvements.

Our goal is to improve Leadership Experience of users by adding new dynamic and lively dashboards. We add fun and intuition into LATO by enabling use of animated dashboards when following, discussing and reviewing strategy and action plan proceedings.

See first preview video below of what is coming out soon.

Animated Dashboard views will be delivered embedded with traditional reports and people based views. We are more than happy to give you personal video demo, so please contact!

NEWS: LATO expands to Benelux

September 6, 2017

LATO is expanding its operations and is happy to announce that Juha Karjalainen has started as the company’s Business Manager in the Benelux area. Juha brings with him both extensive domain expertise and awareness of local marketplace.


‘We have an ambitious growth strategy, and in our roadmap expansion to Benelux is the next big step. Based on feedback, LATO as a tool is culturally fit for the market and there is a great interest for strategy related digital solutions. We are happy to have Juha onboard and locally orchestrating our growth endeavors’, says Teemu Möykkylä, Director of Sales.

Kimmo Palmu – new LATO Chairman of the board

August 28, 2017

Experienced serial software entrepreneur and investor Kimmo Palmu has been appointed as the chairman of the board of LATO Leadership Automation Tools Oy Ltd. He has been specializing in scaling innovative software companies to profitable growth. He has sold his own previous companies to Tieto Oyj and Visma Group.  The latest company had over thousand corporate customers and half a million users in 22 countries.

LATO is a revolutionary mobile SaaS product that makes business plans happen. LATO increases the business success of its customers by providing easy-to-use mobile and SaaS apps. LATO gives wings and speed to faster business growth and helps people to meet their goals.  In the company LATO safeguards fast and professional strategy and business plan execution. ‘LATO has first international customers and I see very strong interest for digital leadership tools with world class UX’ says Kimmo Palmu.

Lato has over 50 customers with users in over 50 countries, from national to global, large and small companies and public organizations. Lato has currently operations in the Nordics and reaches its customers via partner network in Europe and in 2018 in the USA.