CEO of Asseco Solutions
Joining forces has great potential
To date, the individual companies that merged to create Asseco Solutions existed in target markets that differ, in some cases greatly. This bundling of forces holds enormous potential for mutual development. Thus Asseco Germany AG – a recognized expert in the area of technologically leading enterprise software for manufacturing companies within Europe's largest production market – will continue to develop its expertise consistently in the future. The Czech and Slovak companies have their own local ERP systems traditionally based in the areas of administration and private financial institutions, but also projects of various scales and target industries. From this background, they have developed products customized for these fields of activity that could be adopted long-term in the product range of the locations in German-speaking countries. In particular, a cloud-based ERP solution already in use in Eastern Europe for companies with up to three employees would be available here. As one of the strategic future products, APplus will have even more development relevance and much stronger positioning in the addressed target markets in years to come.
International organizational structure
Overall responsibility for Asseco Solutions will be carried by CEO Markus Haller, who has managed Asseco Germany and its subsidiaries in German-speaking countries with great success. The COOs responsible for the business areas of Sales, Consulting, Branches and Back Office are Jirí Hub in the Czech Republic, Martina Mošková in Slovakia and Holger Nawratil in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. CFO Peter Sadák is responsible for the Finance, Controlling and HR sector, while CTO Thorsten Reuper will be responsible for the company's overall technological direction. In the future, project plans will be drafted and implemented – in four key areas in particular – by international working groups that cooperate on a regular basis. These topics are "Products and Development," "Vision and Communication," "Finance and Controlling" and "Team Organization." The synergistic cooperation is intended to provide a noticeable increase in efficiency within processes in these areas.
Providing partners with an international reach
The large geographical coverage of Asseco Solutions will give all sales and solution partners the ability to implement real-world projects for customers with international locations in a comprehensive manner across national borders. The Czech Republic in particular has an exceptionally well-developed partner network. This is to be used as an example for successful networking in other Asseco Solutions countries.
Continuing research activity
For a few years now, Asseco Germany AG has been an active participant in the ERP Innovation Lab of the Logistics Campus Cluster at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) in Aachen, Germany. This cooperation enables Asseco Germany AG to maintain an extremely intensive cooperation with FIR e.V., a non-profit, multidisciplinary research institution based at the university, in the field of corporate organization and corporate development. The institute researches, certifies, teaches and provides support in the areas of service management, information management and production management. As a member of the work group of the AiF, it promotes research and development in favor of small, medium-sized and large companies. Asseco Solutions will continue the collaboration with corresponding scientific and research institutions seamlessly. This will ensure that the company always keeps up with state-of-the-art technology, particularly with regard to developments involving the future project "Industry 4.0" – for example when drafting standards. Results will be communicated immediately to all European locations and incorporated into planning and development concepts on a case-by-case basis.