Construction companies will not limit their investment into information technologies this year, 25% of them, in fact, is planning to increase their investment even at the time of economic recession
23rd April 2009 – The Czech building materials producers consider the
investment into information technologies beneficial and they will not
limit it even during the current economic situation; 65% of the
companies approached is planning to maintain the level of investment
into IT for the foreseeable future, and 25% considers even augmenting
those expenses. Lowering the investment has only been anticipated by
10% of the approached companies. This data was concluded based upon a
quick survey carried out by the CCV Information systems amongst fifty
construction companies participating at the fair IBF and were presented
today in the frame of the fair's conference programme. Amongst the most
preferred measures of the companies against the recession is the
limiting of running costs and more efficient use of information and
deepening of customer relations.
Acquired results suggest improvement in the investment confidence on the market:
similar surveys from the beginning of the year show deep investment
scepticism, current inquiry depicts improved perception of the
contemporary situation. Such a change in opinion can be assigned to
positive incentives appearing in the construction sector in the last
few weeks, from the declaration of public commissions to the grants
project "Zelená úsporám" (Green to savings) worth 25 billion CZK, which
was commenced by the minister Bursík himself, here at the fair,
similarly to the new incentive for the use of financial means from the
Operational programme Living environment, which is amongst other things
concerned with the investment into energy savings in the buildings of
the public sector and that are worth 6 billion CZK.
question concerning the type of precautions taken by companies in the
time of construction recession was most commonly answered by the
representatives of construction companies in the following manner:
lowering of running costs (73%), better use of analysis and information
(68%), deepening of customer relations (61%) and expansion to new
markets or into the market niche of their competition (42%).Only 22% of
the companies have quoted lowering of investment expenses amongst the
most important measures to be taken to deal with the recession.
Therefore the will to continue investing into information technologies
is fully in line with the findings of the survey. "The majority of
companies is planning to maintain the same rate of investment into IT
this year, 25% of them even plans to increase those expenses,“
clarified the situation manager for strategic marketing from CCV
Information system Petr Ondrášek. "In addition, the increase of
foreseen investment, using some kind of the EU funding is considered by
50% of the companies, whilst 5% of them is already involved in the
process of receiving them."
IT providers have to "speak intelligibly"
majority of the respondents believes that IT providers do not listen
correctly to the customer and cannot clearly explain the offered
solutions, i.e. speak in a manner intelligible for the customer. "Only
those who not only provide a high-quality solution but also prove to be
experienced in the domain and competence of its implementation can be
successful,“ said Petr Ondrášek.
CCV Information systems provides
retail and production construction companies reliable information
systems, which support clients networks management with comprehensive and
customized contract conditions, automated commission acceptance and
other business documentation. "The close interconnectedness between ERP
and customers' systems is very important as it allows for better
predictability of demand, production, stock and cash-flow management,"
said Dalibor Damborský, executive director of CCV Information systems.
"This interconnectedness between information systems and suppliers is
particularly appreciated by the trading networks of building material
wholesalers and retailers. It allows them to manage the trading network
more efficiently, optimize the activity of branch offices in the given
location specifically in the domain of price making and stock level. In
this economically instable era, flexibility, fast reaction and
expansion become the absolutely indispensable features of a business.
Our systems provide the customers with substantial support in those
Customized solutions are the most popular ones in the construction sector
to the opinion of construction companies, it is still valid that
information system should predominantly stimulate resource savings and
better overview to the company. Customized solutions are the current
trend. The ever increasing importance of investment into the expenses
of human labour in the IT domain and implementation in line with
organization's requirements confirm, according to the its executive
director Dalibor Damborsky, the experience of CCV Information systems.
the point of view of functionality of the system, the results of the
inquiry unambiguous: customers want above all an easily-navigable
application (60%). In the company's information system, respondents
would most like to improve or newly-implement commission management,
distributions and stock levels. This requirement was quoted by 24% of
those approached as a priority. The other three most preferred
solutions are customer relations management (21%), management analysis
and reporting (20%) and last but not least the importance of electronic
data interchange of business documentation (11%).
hundred of our clients from the construction and furniture segment of
the economy is using our comprehensive solution for electronic data
interchange or electronic invoicing, which is the typical successful
software solution of the modern era, which easily brings about the
immediate expense savings,“ said Petr Ondrášek. On the Czech
construction market (according to the data assembled by Czech
Statistical Office) electronic invoicing is used by 7% of all
companies, solution for electronic data interchange (EDI) in the format
EDIFACT by 2,1% and EDI solution based on the XML format is used by
8,9%. Those numbers are almost exclusively a half lower than the
average of all twenty-seven member countries of the European Union.
On the IBF fair 53 presented companies answered the quick survey of CCV
quick mobile survey of CCV Information systems during the first days of
the International Building Fair (IBF) approached around fifty chosen
participants. Respondents were always people with influence in the
decision-making process of the company as to whether or not to purchase
a new information system. Their answers to the questions were
immediately noted into PDA computers connected to the server, and thus
it was possible to continuously evaluate the current results of the
survey and to present its findings within a half an hour of the end of
the survey at the accompanying programme of the fair.
About CCV Information systems
CCV Information systems is
a genuine Czech softwarehouse. It belongs to the important players on
the domestic scene in the domain of information systems. It has been
active on the market since 1992. Its headquarters can be found in Brno
(CCV Business Solutions) and its branch offices in Brno (CCV
eGovernment division) and in Opava (CCV eBusiness division).
provide comprehensive consignments in the development, consultancy and
implementation of business information systems (Microsoft Dynamics NAV
ERP systems), its supplementary solutions (Warehouse Management System)
and other software applications for certain business sectors. We
specialize in solutions for the provision of electronic data
interchange (EDI Orion® solution), which ensures paperless circulation
of business documentation. We also develop specialized internet
solutions (registries, portals) for state administration.
CCV Information systems holds the certificate of the quality system ISO 9001:2001, is the partner of Microsoft Corporation with the title Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and the proud bearer of the partnership title Oracle Valued Member Partner.
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