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An Expert's View about Telecommunications in France

Last updated: 21 Aug 2011

France remains one of the leading users of SaaS mode. In the upcoming years sales for SaaS products are expected to grow in double digits. ERP, CRM and SCM products are constantly contributing to the expansion of the software market

Sector briefing French opportunities in Software and Computer Services Why France? The sector had seen a growth of 3.5% in 2010 with over 4% growth expected in 2011. According to Syntec Informatique, the French Associations of Software and IT services companies, the French sector industry employs around 350,000 people in France. France has many strong software companies. Specific fields of excellence are: CAD/CAM software, machine translation technologies, decision- making aids, integrated business packages, human resources packages , consumer software , computer-aided design and 3D design , as well as special effects and video games. ? Ile de France, accounting for 80% of total turnover with 76% R&D activities. France remains one of the leading users of ? Rhône-Alpes with 10% of total SaaS mode. In the upcoming years sales for SaaS products are expec turnover and 9% R&D activities.ted to grow in double digits. ERP, CRM and SCM products are constantly contributing to the expansion of the ? Cloud/Saas is at the heart software market.. of development of the sector France is positioned second in the world for the and expected to grow proportion of science and technology graduates strongly ? in the active population. Almost 27% of corporate R&D expenditure in France is generated by the ICT sector. Find general information on the French market conditions on our UKTI's website. The Doing The two ma Business Guide for France gives an overview ofin cluster regions leading the the software industry are: France?s economy, business culture, potential opportunities and an introduction to other relevant issue. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: French opportunities in software & computer services Solutions e-Achats Opportunities Focuses on e-procurement, e-sourcing? ? SaaS applications will continue to be Solutions IT on Demand widely privileged and this market Solutions and applications IT On Demand & segment is expected to grow in double SaaS digits. ? Ongoing demand for Cloud computing Solutions Gestion de Projet services, mobile applications as well as Project management applications Web 2.0 and business intelligence software. Find full details of all events in this If you have any questions on the opportunities country and sector on the UKTI website. above contact the UKTI team in this report. New export events are added daily to the site Business opportunities aimed specifically at UK and you can register to be alerted to them on a companies are added daily to UKTI?s website. daily, weekly or monthly basis These leads are sourced by our staff overseas in British Embassies, High Commissions and UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) Consulates, across all sectors and in over 100 provides grant support for eligible Small & markets. Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about You can be alerted to business opportunities on UKTI support for attendance at overseas a regular basis by registering on the UKTI events. website. Find out more on UKTI?s business opportunities service on the UKTI website Key Trade Associations AFDEL ? French Software Publishers Major events and activities association 11-17, rue de l?amiral Hamelin From 4 ? 6 October 2011, the following 75016 Paris events will take place (conference + exhibition) Tel: +33 (0)1 49 53 05 89 at the (CNIT, Paris La défense). They are all organised by Infopromotions (details are available on SYNTEC INFORMATIQUE - Professional Chamber of Software publishers and IT ERP 2011 services companies Solutions e-business focusing on ERP/ ASAP 3, rue Léon Bonnat Solutions 75016 Paris Tel: +33 (0)1 44 30 49 70 Solutions DEMAT Solutions on e-government and other related online services Solutions CRM+BI Applications for CRM ? SFA ? e-Marketing ? B.I. focuses on business intelligence solutions UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: French opportunities in software & computer services Next steps - UKTI Contacts How UKTI can help Isabelle Hurley British companies wishing to develop their Senior Trade Officer ICT & related services business in the French market are advised to British Consulate, LYON undertake as much market research and Tel: +33 (0) 4 72 77 81 78 planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Email: France with its wide local knowledge and experience, can provide a range of services to British-based companies wishing to grow their Marjorie Guillaume business in global markets. Deputy Trade Advisor ICT & related services British Embassy, PARIS This can include: Tel: +33 (0) 1 44 51 32 73 ? Provision of market information Email: ? Validated lists of agents/distributors ? Key market players or potential customers in the Chinese market ? Establishment of interest of such contacts in working with you. ? Arranging appointments ? Organise seminars or other events for you to meet contacts and promote your company in the Chinese market This work is available via our Overseas Market Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable service which assists British-based companies wishing to enter or expand their business in overseas markets. To find out more about commissioning this work, or accessing other UKTI services and specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website to find contact details for your local UKTI office. 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UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: French opportunities in software & computer services
Posted: 21 August 2011, last updated 21 August 2011

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