By acquiring Macnil, the group dives into the world of smart city. Here’s how:
New investments and higher market positioning. This is the main concept expressed by Mr. Antonio Grioli, Chairman of the Steering Committee of Zucchetti Group, during the keynote at Smau 2014. According to the latest data, Zucchetti has reached 106 thousand active customers, who trust the software and solutions group, in many business sectors. Zucchetti 1,100 partners who have made it possible for the 36th consecutive year of growth in sales (14% overall and 6% organic), launched three years ago, the service area, an area that has clocked up 63% in ‘last year, thanks to the sale of add-on software for infrastructure, such as cloud servers and data centers. “What the customer does is influenced by the application software” – explained Grioli – one of the contexts in which we look more closely together in the world of ERP, implemented recently with the acquisition of Microarea Company.
A hub for customers
The goal of Zucchetti is to create a true hub, a set of solutions that customers can rely not only on the technical reliability of the group, but also to find themselves in a container in which innovation and the comparison are the masters . “The Hub is a success – says Antonio Grioli – our way of thinking is always looking to the future. As a plant that is cared for and fed in order to grow, even training and technological advances are needed to grow the business; otherwise you are likely to fade with time”.
Internet of Things
One of the novelties of Zucchetti is the Internet of Things, an area in which the group is launched with the recent acquisition of Macnil, a company based in Apulia Region, in Gravina in Puglia. As explained Mrs. Mariarita Costanza, co-founder of Macnil, explained why Zucchetti Group wanted to bet on the IoT business. “The Macnil offer goeas from remote control of defibrillators furniture, with a small card inserted in each device, to monitoring of medical devices, including taking blood glucose values of different patients. The projects developed by Zucchetti Macnil make a business of hi-tech services a wide area. In addition to the known solutions for companies and SMEs, the group now boasts the ability to work on other areas of production, not least the smart city. No coincidence that Milan will host Expo 2015 is about to become the first Italian city hyper-connected, a beacon for other cities in the country. Zucchetti which has long seen: Macnil will be the key to entry into the market for the supply of apps for smart city and info-mobility.
An example is the app for Android, InfoSmartCity be downloaded for free on Google Play Store. with InfoSMartCity you can establish a more functional relationship between citizens and the municipality weather, travel time by car, public transport and circulation of the communication by the administration. A real digital container with which to relate more effectively with the city. “In our market we can think in three different ways: finance, trade and industry. The first step focuses on the long-term gain, the market provides a specific mission, that is, open the client’s portfolio. We are industry, which means to understand, analyzing and developing the needs of customers. Everything that enters our galaxy does for a living, staying active and useful over time. For us this is a fundamental value “- concludes Mr. Grioli.