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PwC report: Entrepreneurs in Romania are the most advanced in the use of digital technologies in Central and Eastern Europe

PwC report: Entrepreneurs in Romania are the most advanced in the use of digital technologies in Central and Eastern Europe

Bucharest, June 2019 – Romanian entrepreneurs are the more advanced in the use of digital tehnologies than their peers in the other 14 countries in Central and Eastern Europe, according to PwC Central and Eastern Europe Private Business Survey 2019. So, 64% already designed a digital strategy, double compared to the region’s average.

"We note that 82% of the Romanian entrepreneurial companies believe that the digital transformation will have a high impact on the long-term viability of their businesses. This perception is seen in the preoccupation of entrepreneurs for technology-based business strategies, especially as in Romania the main competitive advantage is digital infrastructure, while other chapters, such as physical infrastructure or public investment policies, are deficient", said Ionut Simion, Country Managing Partner of PwC Romania.

According to the report, romanian entrepreneurial companies topped the list when it came to use of six from eight essential digital tehnologies (known as Essential Eight): Artificial Intelligence (AI), Augmented Reality (AR), blockchain, drone, Virtual Reality (VR) and 3D printing.

In the case of robotics and Internet of Things (IoT), Romania ranks third and fourth respectively.

“This high use of Essential Eight technologies in Romania may reflect the emergence there of a vibrant tech ecosystem of start-ups, accelerators and funding hubs, also boosted by the country’s
facillity to exempt software programmers income tax”, said Ionuț Sas, PWC Romania Partner and tax advisory services leader. In this context, the study reveals that Romania and Slovenia are the only countries in the region having sufficient in-house talent to realize the full benefits of digital technologies.

The study also surprised entrepreneurs' perception of the state of business, namely the evolution of profitability over the last three years, as well as their estimates of revenue over the next 12 months.

”Most Romanian entrepreneurs have had good financial results over the last three years, and yet they are more pessimistic than their their peers in the region over the next year's prospects. Including digital technologies in their business strategy can help them discover new revenue opportunities as it arise when existing business models are constantly challenged, and employees are encouraged to develop ideas and test them. In this context, the intention of 29% of the Romanian entrepreneurs to allocate over 5% of the investments for digitization - compared to 23% in the region - shows that more of them understand and put into practice the new technologies”, said Mihai Anița, PwC România Partner and Entrepreneurial & Private Business Leader.

The main conclusions of the Romania’s digitization report

• Entrepreneurs consider that the most relevant technologies, in their view, are in order: blockchain, IoT, robotics, AI, AR, VR, 3D printing and drones.
• 41% of the local entrepreneurs show that they invest between 1-3% of the turnover in digitization, 29% spend over 5% for investments in this area, 18% give less than 1%, and 12% 5%
• The main restrains in implementation of new tehnologies are costs, risks associated with technology/cyber, the lack of relevant know-how/expert knowledge and resistance to change.
• 48.8% of Romanian entrepreneurs use AI in business processes; 40% - AR; 39.5% - virtual reality; 29.5% - blockchain; 27.9% - Drones.

The main conclusions about Romanian entrepreneurial companies state of business
• 58% of the Romanian entrepreneurs consider that the profitability of the last three financial years was good and 22% fairly good compared to the regional average of 53% and 31%, respectively.
• 50% expect business revenue to grow over the next 12 months, while 46% expect to remain the same and 4% a deterioration.
• By comparison, 55% of entrepreneurs in the region forecast improved indicators, 37% remain the same and 8% deteriorating.

Despre sondaj

PwC Central and Eastern Europe Private Business Survey 2019 is part of the report EMEA Private Business Survey 2019 and was conducted in 4 regions and 53 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa, with key decision makers from 2,993 private businesses with a turnover of at least
EUR 10 million.
The CEE report was conducted on 600 respondents from 15 countries: Romania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, Bulgaria, Moldova, Georgia, Ukraine, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Russia.

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