Netcetera, one of the largest software companies in Switzerland, knows exactly what companies need in these fast-paced times. The goal of digitization is to make day-to-day work easier. In order to achieve this goal, Netcetera CEO Andrej Vckovski relies first and foremost on having the right staff: "An engineer always has the goal of simplifying things. This is why we have many engineers working on development. But people with other skills are necessary as well, for instance project managers or user experience specialists, in order to develop a well-rounded offer for the customer," says Vckovski.
Digitization is a megatrend that's going to last
"Every company has to deal with the megatrend of digitization, whether they're small businesses or major corporations," says Vckovski. At first, digitization affected primarily the service sector, but today even a more traditional sector such as agriculture has to keep up with growing productivity demands as well.
What digitalized processes do for Swiss companies
Digitization, and particularly the networking of processes, can support companies in meeting demands such as:
continually improving productivity in all work processes throughout the entire lifecycle of a product or a service
keeping all distances short (from the idea to the product and through to its sale and maintenance)
finding even more direct ways to plan for and respond to customer needs
streamlining and accelerating complex administrative processes.
"Optimizing processes is the key to maintaining your company's competitiveness. Digitization can help to make products and processes more efficient. But it's also a matter of optimizing your company structure with digital solutions," says Vckovski.
The whole interview with Andrej Vckovski:
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About Andrej Vckovski
Dr. Andrej Vckovski is partner and CEO at Netcetera. He graduated in physics from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and received his PhD from the University of Zurich. He co-founded Netcetera in 1996. Today the Netcetera group supports customers of various industries with tailored software in their core business. Andrej Vckovski is president of the Swiss Internet Industry Association (simsa), member of the board of ICTswitzerland, of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) as well as the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM).