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We thank all our clients, partners and colleagues for the wonderful collaboration, we wish everyone happy holidays, a very merry Christmas and all the best in 2015.

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We would like to inform you of an interesting project that took place with the cooperation of our partner, Axis Communications. Fans of geolocation games will be satisfied this year too. This coming Saturday (25.10.2014), a meteorological balloon will be launched with a 'dropion' and twelve stratocaches which will be released into the stratosphere.

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The second year of the IP Video Bootcampwas held at the GreenValley facility in Chotýšany on 16-17 September 2014. This event was intended primarily for technicians working with practical camera settings and video management software.

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The EMC Forum was held in the CineStar Černý Most multiplex cinema in Prague on 18 September 2014 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Pontech was naturally part of this event, and we would like to thank all those who stopped by our booth. We look forward to seeing more of you in the future. Event site: here.


At the beginning of August 2014, Pontech (PONTECH CONSULTING SRL) became a Silver Tier partner of Telvent in Romania as part of the ArcFM Solution Partner Program.

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The 7th annual IT Dragon Boat Races were held on the Vltava River in the Podolí quarter of Prague on the final Saturday of August. Pontech's joint entry in the competition with its partner company Avnet finished in a very respectable tenth place. The highly successful event brought people from the IT branch together in a unique activity that marked the first time in a dragon boat for a number of participants.

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Pontech was named the 2013 Newcomer of the Year at the 2014 Axis Roadshow in Prague. This award is given out by the firm Axis Communications to its best partners in the field of security solutions and CCTV. Thank you!


Pontech was invited as a partner to an important event organised by the firm ARCDATA PRAHA, in cooperation with the Czech Association of Information Technology Managers (CACIO). The latest CACIO Forum working seminar was entitled New Uses of GIS and Their Importance for Utility Line Administrators.

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We have launched our new web site for you. We hope that you will like them – not only from a graphics point of view, but also in terms of easier orientation across the actual pages themselves, which we have paid a lot of attention to. Along with this, we have also changed our corporate colours and logos.

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We thank all our clients, partners and colleagues for the wonderful collaboration, we wish everyone happy holidays, a very merry Christmas and all the best in 2014.

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This year, Pontech has contributed the amount of CZK 25 000 to the private children's home Dětský domov Korkyně for the purchase of a microbus for transporting the children to school and on trips. The company's employees also decided to contribute and collected another CZK 25 588 at the company Christmas party; this went straight to the transparent account for the "Unese Ježíšek Mikrobus?" collection. This way the total amount contributed through the company and its employees amounted to an CZK 50 588!

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13 – 14 November: the GIS Esri Conference, Czech Republic, the largest gathering of geoinformatics professionals in the Czech Republic, took place at the Congress Center in Prague. As an Esri partner, Pontech took part in the busy programme. On Wednesday, 13 November, Pontech delivered its presentation entitled Mobile GIS in the ČEZ Group - Jakub Sigmund (ČEZ Distribuční služby s.r.o.) and Matěj Nevěřil (Pontech s.r.o.).

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In October 2013, a partnership contract was entered into with the company Tieto Latvia for technical and sales representation for the Czech Republic and Slovak Republic. Thanks to this, Pontech has become a certified partner for the Card Suite solution, an end-to-end card management system supporting Issuing, Acquiring and Clearing & Settlement.

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On 9 October 2013, the Enterprise Security Solutions Division organised the second annual VTL (Virtual Tape Library) Tour for its clients. Guests at this event viewed the data centres of companies and institutions such as the Czech National Bank, the National Data Centre in the Státní tiskárně cenin (state security printing), Kooperativa, the Czech Ministry of Finance and the Motol Faculty Hospital.

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The next event in the series of seminars for clients was held in Bratislava on 3 October 2013: Oracle Exalytics = a high performance environment for your business. The seminar addressed subjects such as using In-Memory analyses to improve business performance and how to take the best advantage of the potential offered by the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine.

We thank all participating clients for their time and an interesting morning spent together.


At the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine – Analysis of large data volumes and real-time planning seminar, which was held for customers in Prague on 26.9.2013, we introduced this super-performance server in the context of potential connection to a database server, for example, to the Oracle Exadata Database Machine.

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On 19.9.2013, Pontech's branch office in Bucharest, Romania, presented the Oracle Exalytics In-Memory Machine, an extremely high performing server intended for In-Memory Computing & Analyzing, to its business partners and clients.

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On 19.9.2013, the annual SAP Forum took place at the Hotel Clarion. As a leading supplier of SAP business information systems solutions, Pontech was in attendance. As part of the partnership programme, Pontech presented a design for organisational structures in NAKISA.

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The Videobankéř (Video Banker) application, designed by the PONTECH HOLDING a. s. portfolio company, iCORD LC s.r.o., has been shortlisted for the finals of the Group Innov'Trophies competition. This application is being used by Komerční banka for its clients. The jury of the competition, organised across the entire Société Générale network, had the difficult job of selecting from a total of 1 200 innovative projects. Videobankéř was ranked among the best.

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11.1.2013: PONTECH HOLDING a.s. issued a notification that it had concluded negotiations at the end of last year on a strategic partnership with the company iCORD International s.r.o.

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The HOUG 2013 conference took place in Siófok, Hungary, on 8–10.4.2013 and Pontech was invited to attend as an Oracle Gold Partner. The representatives of the Finance division introduced Oracle Exalytics, a powerful high-performance server intended for In-Memory Computing & Analyzing.

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As part of expanding our services and solutions to include the areas of banking and insurance, at the start of the new year we established a new "Finance" division.

Among other things, the division is focused on providing specialized solutions in the area of proposing and optimizing internal processes at financial institutions, consolidating the FrontEnd environment, working with BigData and SaaS for BackOffice agendas, and developing applications for new communications channels.


We are a sponsor of the student conference GISáček, organized by the Technical University of Ostrava. The conference is intended for university students and offers them the chance to present the findings of their specialized student work on subjects from the field of geographic information systems and geographic information technology, including their practical application.

http://gis.vsb.cz/gisacek


We have provided funding to the private children's home in Korkyně, which helps children without a natural family environment feel at home. The home currently provides refuge to 20, aged 7 to 22. More information available at http://www.ddkorkyne.cz


Pontech is a sponsor of the Felix civic association, which promotes bilateral integration and personal development for handicapped and non-handicapped individuals.

The association's aim is for handicapped individuals to have the opportunity to fully participate in regular society and in public to be viewed as a fully-fledged part of society.

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Pontech has made a donation for the construction of a fitness park in the garden of Ratolest in Prague 10, which acts as a drop-in centre for clients with mental handicaps or multiple disabilities.

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Pontech has obtained a tender issued by the CEZ Group for a contract to implement the legislative changes to the SAP system. The changes are related to the forthcoming increase in the VAT rate.

The aim of the commission is to make changes in all relevant areas of the SAP IS-U solution so that the system is ready for the full support of customer processes when the new amendment to the law increasing VAT rate comes into force on 1 January 2013.


A multiphase solution completed in 2Q 2012 for the CEZ Group was designed to ensure adequate support for business requirements in accordance with legislation and effective IT support in selling new GAS products in the country.

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Another project recently completed for the CEZ Group is "Development of Printing Solutions for SMS and Email Engine", a customer extension of the CIS / SAP IS-U system to include new communication channels for incorporating new and modern ways of addressing the customer in key business processes.

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The development and setting of new product lines for CEZ Group was recently completed. The objective of the series of projects in SAP IS-U was to expand existing solutions for the support of business processes in connection with introducing new products on the market, both for electricity and gas in the areas of BI (Billing), CS (Customer Services) and FI-CA (Contract Accounts Receivable and Payable).

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Pontech is implementing the project "Receivables management - SAP adjustment" for the CEZ Group. The project includes modification processes in the CIS SAP IS-U for ELE commodity and gas (PLYN), which will serve to streamline the steps for collecting receivables and to evaluate their yield. The electronic channels of SMS and e-mail will be incorporated into the collection process.

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Pontech is implementing the new project "OPCE PLYNu - Stage 4" for CEZ Group in SAP IS-U. The project involves modifications to the BI (Billing) module and IDE (Intercompany Data Exchange). The first phase is focused on the creation of new invoice and advance payment forms and the ability to calculate advances according to the agreed values for VO.

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Pontech has begun the fulfilment of the contract "Implementation of an information system on the SAP platform" for the company NH - TRANS. This is a new implementation of SAP ERP modules FI (financial accounting), FI-AA (asset accounting) and CO (controlling).


Pontech is implementing the GIS Mobile Client for the Workforce Management system for the CEZ Group in cooperation with IBM as part of the "Stabilization of the WMS system" project. Pontech is working on the deployment and customization of standard applications of the GIS Mobile Client to Esri technology in version 10 while also ensuring compliance and data synchronization between the geodatabase and the mobile client.


Pontech has strengthened its position as a leader on the Czech market in SAP/ISU technology.

At the end of January 2012 our company signed an agreement for the purchase of a share in the company AutoCont CZ, a division of SAP.

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Pontech s.r.o is a sponsor of The Felix Civic Association dedicated to the promotion of bilateral integration and the personal development of people with and without disabilities.

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Established on 1 December 2011, Pontech's new Business Consulting division, works closely with the four existing vertical divisions. The logic of their horizontal connections provides experienced senior professionals with a broad industry overview and expert knowledge.

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In October of this year we obtained a CEZ Bulgaria contract for the pilot collection of network distribution data for the GIS system. The project will develop data collection methodologies, tools for data import, the collection of energy distribution network data in the pilot area and the transfer of data obtained in the field into the GIS system.

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Pontech has become one of the first partners of The Institute for Innovation and Technological Cooperation (www.intecoin.cz).

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Pontech company situated in Prague has moved in the new office at address:
 
Pontech s.r.o.
Türkova 2319/5b
149 00 Praha 4

Phone: +420 272 690 558
Fax: +420 272 690 559

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As part of the AMM project implemented for ČEZ ICT, Pontech supplies GIS and reporting as a member of the consortium composed of HP, Ness, Landys & Gyr, ZPA, Schrack and Transtech. Logica ModemTec, Pontech, Gorlitz, Echelon and others also contributed to the project.

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The "Study implementation of GIS and data acquisition opportunities in foreign acquisitions CEZ - Bulgaria, Romania and Albania" project was launched in the second half of last year.

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Pontech s.r.o was named The Fastest Growing IT Company of 2009 in the small company category (revenue of up to CZK 100 million) by Czech ICT Alliance.

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A workshop on the subject of Information and Security Technology in Hospitals held on 9 March 2011 presented news from this area, including the use of these technologies in providing health care to patients.


The 2011 Pontech Solutions Workshop was held on 24-25 March 2011 at the Hotel Martin in Martinské Hole, Slovakia.


As is the case every year, our employees attended the Esri GIS conference held on 3-4 November at the Prague Congress Centre. We attended the conference not only as viewers but as active presenters.

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The Esri International User Conference in Rome was held on 26-28 October 2010. Milan Meninger presented Pontech's Mobile GIS client application.

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We decided to use the Omnicast supervisory camera system for projects in the field of camera systems. Our staff has extensive experience with the Omnicast system and we have a prominent position on the Czech and world market.

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In June 2010, our company has become a partner of SGI www.sgi.cz for the MAID (Massive Arraz of Idle Disks) - storage solutions from the company Copan, which is highly scalable and energy efficient.

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SAP introduced many innovations and strategic plans, including "in-memory" technology, which will be used in the processing of data instead of hard disk memory, greatly increasing response and access to business information from computers and mobile devices.

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Due to the devastating floods that hit northern Bohemia in particular, with our company decided to financially support for people affected by this natural disaster.

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We've expanded our ranks to include a team of professionals with long-term experience in the field of data security and camera systems.

 

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As part of our efforts to expand and improve the quality of our services for our customers, the new Pontech BG branch was opening in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. Our colleagues provide direct support for the GIS of ČEZ Bulgaria.


CeBIT is the largest global information technology fair. The annual show in Hannover showcases the development trends of commercial information technology.

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