Phase II: What companies say
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Phase I: What companies say
Other statements and lessons learned from the eBIZ pilots phase (2008-2010).
- IT providers are the key drivers of e-Business implementations, particularly in small companies. Mr. Carlos Cardeiro CEO, Oficina de Soluções from his experience in the Portuguese Footwear eBIZ case study.
- The substantial reduction in software development costs is a key attractive factor in making the eBIZ-TCF attractive. Costs are a crucial factor in convincing companies to adopt e-Business. The European-wide dimension of the project justifies the committed involvement of a large international IT services provider such as Logica. Mr. Asko Hörkkö eBIZ project manager, Logica OY from his experience in the Harmonising e-Business in the Finnish Fashionsector case study.
- Different attitudes exist towards e-Business implementations in the upstream and downstream pilots. When the network is between producers, both technical and managerial staff, at every level in the companies, feel deeply involved and active throughout the project implementation. While in retail organisations, technical IT personnel are the dominant actors in the implementation; top managers just want the final result and to see it help the company making money. They think only in terms of sales and margins increase, and are not concerned about technical implementation. This is a view expressed by Antonio Caregnato, CEO Scribanet Studio.
- Dissemination of the actual results and benefits of eBIZ-TCF would greatly assist those users who are committed to it in expanding their network. Mr. Fabio Foschi, CEO of Fratelli Piacenza from his experience in the Italian Textile eBIZ case study.