La Stampa: Gruppo SCAI from Turin, the challenge to software giants

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The SCAI company, based Turin, challenges the software giants with a network structure of specialized companies capable of adapting information technology to different economic realities to meet the needs and specific nature of each sector

Source: La Stampa, 25 may 2015 – Luigi Grassia

Among the software houses SCAI is a veteran: usually companies in this branch are young with high hopes and so many uncertainties, however the company SCAI from Turin was founded in the remote 1973 and throughout this time period, the CEO Massimiliano Cipolletta (photo) says, “has survived so many shocks, developing a configuration that we want to project into the future and that led us up to 80 million/euro turnover, with 1,100 workers across Italy and a projection in Poland and to Eastern Europe. “

The model consists of a network structure, with a holding company (the one led by Cipolletta) which has around him many specialized companies, able to adapt the information to the individual economic or administrative activities. “Thanks to this – says the top manager – we are big enough as a Group to be competitive in the tenders of public sector, where volumes are significantly important”

“But we are also quite specialized, as individual subsidiaries, that can chase the specificities of each sector. So we can compete with the international giants of the software, that with their size are strong and competitive, but they risk losing specificity “- says the CEO. The main customers of SCAI are UnipolSai and Assicurazioni Generali, then we go hunting for many niches.

Gruppo SCAI has the headquarters in Turin and offices in Milan, Rome and six other Italian cities such as Padua where there is also a laboratory. It has a company in Warsaw, with customers in Poland, and now aims to “win tenders in Eastern Europe, where Public Administrations still need help in Information Technologies.”

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