The survey looking at CEE region vendors hasn’t had many responses to date, which is rather disappointing as there is quite a vibrant set of local vendors located in the region each with something of an installed base. Of the responses we have received though, we have discovered an additional ETRM vendor located in Turkey! We will keep pushing for additional responses for a while and I would ask that if you operate in this region, please do take a few moments to complete the survey? It is located here.
The vendors in the region that we are aware of and track are as follows;
IPESoft – Slovakia
Unicorn Systems – Czech Republic
IP Solutions – Hungary
Transition Technologies – Poland
Microstep HDO – Slovakia
FIS XDM – Italy
Aplus Energie – Turkey
Each is in our directory of solutions where you can find a bit more information and links to their respective websites.
Part of the point in doing the survey was to discover why local solutions continue to exist in regions like this one. Early indications from the survey suggest it is about cost, availability of specific functionality and local support. Just over half of the current respondents believe that local solutions are needed in regional markets versus the global ETRM solution. At the end of the day, their is a strong indication that the real driver is down to cost as it is simply cheaper to have staff in this part of the world. On respondent even champions custom build on that basis.
I aim to find out a bit more in the coming weeks when I will attend the ETCSEE Conference in Budapest as a media partner.