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We are a group of successful IT companies from Central Europe. The results of our work make the lives of thousands of people in corporations, state administration and small businesses easier.

Our Values

  • Innovation

    We are a group of IT companies and looking forward is in our blood.

    We invest a significant share of our profit into innovation, which allows us to offer our customers what others still only dream about.

  • Respect

    Responsible approach to people, companies and the environment we live in. This is the essence of our approach to business.

    We would never be where we are today without respect towards customers, business partners and employees.

  • Stability

    We operate in an ever-changing environment, ranging from changes of legislation to new technologies.

    Thanks to our long-term vision we manage to remain strong and reliable even in rapidly growing fields.

  • Cooperation

    We don’t play solo, we build on strong teams. Together we learn from success and mistakes and we know that this is the only way to achieve fast, yet sustainable development.

    We inspire each other and others to find the courage within ourselves to realize our plans.

About the group

Solitea in numbers

  • Number
    of companies

    6

    The Solitea group currently consists of 6 IT companies from seven countries.

  • Total
    revenues (mil. EUR)

    34

    Revenues of the whole Solitea group in 2015.

  • Number
    of employees

    600

    We have over 600 motivated employees in four countries.

  • Number
    of customers (thousand)

    235

    Our IT solutions are used in 11 countries on 2 continents.

  • Number of cloud users (thousand)

    125+

    The number of clients using our on-line services is growing rapidly.

Distribution of revenues
by regions

  • Czech Republic 21 mil. EUR
  • Slovakia 2 mil. EUR
  • Austria 3 mil. EUR
  • Slovenia 7 mil. EUR

Distribution of revenues
by branches

6m EUR
21m EUR
6m EUR
HR systems
ERP and accounting systems
Custom-made solutions

Development of the Solitea group over time

  • 1946

    Foundation of the oldest group member, Data Systems Austria

  • 1987

    SAOP d.o.o. is founded

  • 1990

    Martin Cígler founds CÍGLER SOFTWARE, a. s.

  • 1990

    Michal Máčel co-founds Vema, a.s.

  • 1991

    J.K.R. spol. s r.o. is founded

  • 1995

    Altus Software, s r.o. is founded

  • 1996

    AQUASOFT spol. s r.o. is established

  • 2010

    JET ERP Betriebsgesellschaft mbH is founded in Austria, covering the Data Systems Austria brand

  • 2014

    Solitea, a. s. holding is created

  • 2016

    Change of company name from AQUASOFT spol. s r.o. (Ltd.) to Solitea Business Solutions s.r.o. (Ltd.)

Structure of the Solitea group

  • Solitea, a. s.
    • Solitea Business Solutions s.r.o. Czech Republic
    • CÍGLER SOFTWARE, a.s. Czech Republic
      • CÍGLER SOFTWARE, a.s. Slovakia
      • Altus software, a. s. Czech Republic
    • Vema, a.s. Czech Republic
      • Vema, s.r.o. Slovakia
    • JET ERP Betriebsgesellschaft mbH Austria
    • SAOP d.o.o Slovenia
      • SAOP d.o.o Croatia
      • SAOP d.o.o Serbia
    • J.K.R. spol. s r.o. Czech Republic

Management

Over 87 combined years of managing companies – that’s a lot of experience.
Meet the management and founders of the Solitea holding. Many of them were pioneers in their fields and almost all of them started directly in development. Now we make the most of our extensive practice in our joint work and we enjoy it.

Martin Cígler

Martin Cígler

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Michal Máčel

Michal Máčel

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Michal Rybovič

Michal Rybovič

Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

Tomáš Loukota

Tomáš Loukota

Member of the Supervisory Board

Petr Franc

Petr Franc

Member of the Supervisory Board

Martin Cígler Chairman of the Board of Directors

He started his career as a software developer in the Veterinary Research Institute. At the beginning of 1990 he founded Cígler Software and in just a couple of years he made the company one of the leaders on the Czech and Slovak market with accounting and information systems.

He supports modern technologies, as is clear from his IT Personality of the Year 2007 award. Today he passes his experience to the younger generation in accelerators, couches several startups and owns a developer company. He loves the wild and long journeys.

Michal Máčel Chairman of the Supervisory Board

His started his career as a software developer in Podnik výpočetní techniky. In July 1990 he co-founded the company Vema, which gradually became the leader on the market with HR information systems.

In addition to his devotion to software technologies and programming methods, he also lectured at FIT VUT Brno, where he is a member of the academic committee. He received an MBA from the Dominican University in Chicago. His hobbies include sport, music, photography and travelling.

Michal Rybovič Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors

He has been gaining experience with management since 2007, when he focused on the Mergers and Acquisitions area (M&A) within J&T, within both the group and its clients. In addition to transactions in telecommunication, engineering, media and IT, he also focused on follow-up management.

In 2012 he partnered with Martin Cígler and together they created the vision of a strong and modern holding and soon began to realize it. He enjoys sport, travelling and private equity investments.

Tomáš Loukota Member of the Supervisory Board

He is the current CEO of Cígler Software. After the end of his studies he started working at technical support for an ERP system specialized in whole sale and distributors. He has worked in Cígler Software since 1999, where he worked his way up from technical support through business manager to chief executive manager.

He is behind the successful business strategy for implementation of the new ERP system Money S5 on the market and today the company benefits from his strong pro-customer approach.

Petr Franc Member of the Supervisory Board

A manager with more than 20 years of experience in ICT. He has been in Aquasoft since 2002. Now, he is the CEO of Solitea Business Solutions responsible for effective company operations including defining and achieving key strategic goals.

He is a holder of the Professional Management Diploma from the Open University, and has received a MBA Senior Executive title and a MSc from Nottingham Trent University.

Subsidiaries

Altus Software, s. r. o.
Solitea Business Solutions, s.r.o.
CÍGLER SOFTWARE, a. s.
JET ERP Betriebsgesellschaft mbH
J.K.R. spol. s r.o.
SAOP d.o.o
Vema, a.s.

Altus Software, s. r. o.

Altus Software, s.r.o. has been active on the Czech market since 1995 and it is one of the most significant suppliers of ERP systems for smaller and medium-sized companies. The Altus Vario system has been implemented over 2000 times. Its customers include for example Woodcote building materials or Triumph-Adler. Altus Vario also enabled the creation of leading Czech e-shops, such as Alza or Parfmus.cz. The company’s offer includes the Altus Portal, which provides documentation and workflow management solutions.

www.altus.cz

Solitea Business Solutions s.r.o.

Solitea Business Solution s.r.o. (Ltd.) is a consulting and software company operating on the market from 1996 until 2016 under the Aquasoft name. It has more than 250 successful projects under its belt. It delivers solutions for clients, which utilise the potential of information for the success of their business. The company leaders and their employees value quality, a personal approach and respect for the individuality of its clients.

www.solitea.solutions

CÍGLER SOFTWARE, a. s.

CÍGLER SOFTWARE, a.s. with over 120,000 customers and a wide portfolio of products is one of the leaders on the Czech and Slovak market with accounting and information systems. Its most important products include ERP systems Money S4 and S5, accounting software Money S3 and the cloud invoicing service iDoklad. In addition, it also produces cash register systems. Significant customers of the company include ČEZ Energetické produkty, Aquapalace Prague, Slovak Chemolak or Andrea Shop.

www.money.cz

JET ERP Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (Data Systems Austria)

Data Systems Austria is an Austrian IT company with more than 60 years of tradition. It is one of the most successful suppliers of business software in the field of industrial production and business. It focuses mostly on smaller and medium-sized companies on the German speaking market. Programs by Data Systems Austria are successfully used by over 550 companies. The JET software is used by companies looking for high-quality systems for ERP, accounting, document management and business intelligence.

www.datasystems.at

J.K.R. spol. s r.o.

J.K.R. s obratem přes 94 milionů korun patří mezi největší dodavatele podnikových informačních systémů ERP na českém trhu. Podnikové informační systémy BYZNYS ERP mají v České republice a na Slovensku více než 1 100 aktivních instalací v nejrůznějších oblastech podnikání. Mezi zákazníky J.K.R. patří například Central Group, Jednota České Budějovice, Marimex CZ, Nohel Garden, Poldi, Ravak, Ryor, Sapho a Vltava-Labe-Press.

www.jkr.cz

SAOP d.o.o

SAOP was established in 1987 and was among the first providers of its own ERP system on Slovenian market. SAOP is developing three different solutions: ERP System iCenter, web accountancy miniMAX and Saopnet POS (Point of sale). Every 4th accounting agency and every 3rd school uses SAOP products and there are overall more than 30,000 users in Slovenia, Croatia and Serbia. SAOP got different awards that acknowledges its innovativeness and they have also received the award for the Employer of the year and the certificate Family friendly company.

www.saop.si

Vema, a.s.

Vema, a.s., is a software company founded in 1990. It is one of the leading suppliers of HR information systems for companies of all kinds and sizes in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. It is also one of the largest providers of cloud ERP solutions. Its software is used by over 7,000 organizations, out of which the most important are ČSOB Bratislava, United Bakeries, the General Financial Directorate of the Czech Republic, University Hospital in Motol or the Trnava Self-Governing Region.

www.vema.cz