Comarch opens the IT gateway for CEE

Comarch to help Western European companies in entering new business frontiers in Central and Eastern Europe.
Economist Intelligence Unit about offshoring: Eastern Europe more attractive than Asia.

Comarch, one of the biggest IT companies and provider of consulting services in Central and Eastern Europe launches a business program developed for Western European companies interested in expansion into the new markets of the European Union and Eastern Europe. The program aiming at developing of successful expansion strategies and assisting in business processes outsourcing will be opened at CeBIT 2005 trade show in Hanover (Stand 5a2, Hall 1) under the general title Comarch – Your Partner for Eastern Europe.

Comarch is the only IT company having both presence in practically all Eastern European countries as well as economical cost structure typical of smaller national players. The company has clients in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Montenegro and Turkey and regional offices in Slovakia, Ukraine, Russia. According to report published by IDC in October 2004, strong presence and experience in Eastern Europe, makes Comarch a good and valuable partner for Western European and American companies interested in the new markets.

According to the latest report by Economist Intelligence Unit, Eastern Europe will soon catch up with Asia with the quality of business ooutsourcing opportunities. Countries especially like Poland or Czech Republic are especially attractive according to the authors of the report due to the low cost of labour, clear legal regulations, and the availabililty of large amounts of English speaking experienced specialists. Poland in the ranking is right behing Singapore.

- With the expansion of the European Union, The Old European enterprises face a unique chance to make significant gains over the coming years. Every day, millions of new customers, the fall of custom’s barriers, converging legal regulations and savings on labour costs are attracting hundreds of new investors to the New European countries. – says Professor Janusz Filipiak, Comarch CEO and founder. - Over the past decade most of the companies who invested in the New Europe were large multinationals. In the majority of cases the results of their ventures far exceeded initial expectations. Now the time has come for medium-sized Western European companies to take advantage of the unique opportunities appearing east of the Elbe. To be successful in these new ventures companies will need good partners in the region. We believe that Comarch can be their partner of choice for information technology services.

Comarch is active in all main vertical markets including Financial services, Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Telecommunications, Retail and Government. The company has always worked with the industry leaders, both domestic and international. We maintain international quality standards and have achieved industry-leading customer satisfaction and project success results. Some of our customers are Ahold, BP International, Bouygues Telecom, Credit Suisse, Czech Government, HVB Group, Metro AG, Nokia, O2, Pliva, Scania Finance, Serbian Government, Siemens Business Services, Ukrainian Mobile Communications, Unilever and many others. Since its inception ten years ago, Comarch as a knowledge–orientated company has blossomed into a multinational network of offices employing 1 500 highly experienced IT specialist in the United States, Middle East and Europe. Comarch is an award-winning company, recognized as the New Economy Company of the Year at the CEE Economic Forum 2005. The company is quoted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

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