Having shown a robust growth performance in the recent years, the Finance Sector increased its total size to 3.6 trillion TL (1.2 billion USDs) and has become the locomotive of the Turkish economy. While the banking services have an outstanding significance in the sector with 60% share of all the financial services, also the insurance services and other financial activities (such as leasing and factoring) have an important growth potential.
In addition to this significance in the economy, with the influence of the regulations of the constructive institutions and the high competitive conditions in the market, the financial institutions are amongst the organizations which have adapted information technologies in their business processes at the earliest phase. The data supporting this phenomenon can be found in the research titled “Turkey IT Services Market 2016-2020 Forecast and 2015 Analysis” conducted by IDC in 2016. According to the results of this research, the projects in the finance sector constitute 22% of the Turkish information technologies market.
With the digital technologies starting to transform the life style of the consumers, the demands from the financial institutions have undergone a transformation as well. Now, the digital transformation constitutes the first item in the financial institutions agenda. According to the report “Agenda Overview for Banking and Investment Services”, published by Gartner in 2015, re-discovery of payment systems, innovative transformation of digital banking and banking operations come to the forefront as the agenda items of the entire sector.
As KoçSistem, we follow the trends and the recent developments in the financial sector both in Turkey and in the whole world closely, and we cater for the needs of the sector with our innovative solutions and services.
In this sector where we create added value thanks both to our technology services and our solutions at the application level, we target information technology solutions required by the sector on the axes of business processes and contact points with our efforts. Therefore, we focus on the needs of our customers, and we prepare them for the future in the light of industry-specific trends and KoçSistem’s experience.
Playing the vital role in Turkey’s industrialization, Turkish Automotive Sector has a dynamic structure, capable of producing for both the domestic and foreign markets. Having achieved a production volume of 1.3 million vehicles in 2015, the sector has become the 15th and 5th largest automotive producer of the world and Europe, respectively.
The automotive sector, in which the production labor force is transferred from persons to machine, and the most intense practices of the concept of Industry 4.0 can be observed, is at the center of the digital transformation. Today, automobiles become a platform and self-driving smart automobiles are perceived as the first phase of the digital transformation wave in the sector. In light of these phenomena, it has become an obligation that the Turkish Automotive Sector transforms into a structure with high added value in which the information technologies are used intensely so that its global sustainable competitive capacity can be increased.
With the digital transformation products portfolio, prepared within the framework of the automotive sector’s dynamics, we provide our customers for both market forecasts obtained from the leader research companies of the sector, and various experiences through KoçSistem’s profound knowledge in the automotive sector, and we ensure that they gain competitive advantage, and obtain customer satisfaction.
KoçSistem generates solutions and services focused on “sustainability” in line with the expectations of the energy sector which is of great importance both for the country’s economy and for our daily lifes. With prevention of illegal energy use, extension of smart meters, and data gathering requirements predominantly on its agenda for the energy sector, KoçSistem provides solutions in the phase of addressing big data and extraction of information from such big data.
Looking at the energy sector within the whole world, the areas, to which the sector has resort against the increasing service demands and pressure due to costs and capital limits, are limited solely with technological advances and creative business models. The companies operating in the energy sector make remarkable moves in the areas of energy management technologies, renewable and alternative energy, and energy storage. The analysis of the new data provided by smart grid technologies, such as smart meters, modern meter infrastructures and distribution automation, enable the energy companies to understand their clientele, to boost customer satisfaction in a better way, and to open up their horizons in terms of new services.
On the other hand, when we take a look at Turkey, we observe that our country has become one of the most rapidly growing energy markets in line with the economic growth attained in the last decade. In this period when the energy distribution is completely assigned to the private sector and the privatization of energy generation assets are planned to be completed in the years ahead, the privatization program, being implemented successfully, will contribute to the country’s energy sector with an extremely competitive structure and new horizons for growth.
As well as renewable energies, technologies in areas such as waste treatment and reduction of greenhouse gases are frequently mentioned as important supplementary practices for Turkey’s energy strategy in the upcoming years. There are also certain measures and regulations entered, or to be entered, into force, including protection of the environment and reduction in carbon emissions by resorting to renewable energies, increasing generation/transmission efficiency, and promoting use of waste management technologies.
In the meantime, looking at the technology tendencies of the sector nowadays, we observe that in the energy generation and distribution phases, Smart Grids, Security and Risk Management, Harmonization of Information Technologies and Operational Technologies, Data Infrastructures and Big Data come to the forefront under various titles such as Portfolio Management, Smart Meter Integration, Deregulation Compliance, Grid Management, Grid Use and Invoicing.
As KoçSistem, we play an important role in the satisfaction of technological needs of the energy sector in parallel with the trends in Turkey and in the world, in line with our solutions and services suitable for the needs of our customers. We aim at further reinforcing our existence in the sector through our solutions targeting the energy sector and supporting our customers who operate in the energy sector in accomplishing their process of transformation with our various projects in new business areas.
The size of the retail sector in Turkey is estimated to be around 663 billion TL as of the end of 2015, and the sector continues with its stable growth performance in despite of some fluctuations encountered from time to time. It is expected that the turnover of the retail sector in Turkey will reach an amount of approximately 880 billion TL in 2018, maintaining its growth graphic of the previous years.
Retail sector is at the top of the sectors which have invested in technology and has already installed its technological infrastructure. Companies which anticipate that the competition will increase more and more ensure low costs, high productivity and return on investment by investing in technology, and they create differences not only through price advantages but also with technological practices in order to ensure customer satisfaction and loyalty.
The retail sector is obliged to be fast and it is obliged to manage various sales channels in a coordinated way in order to respond to customer demands in a timely and correct manner, and therefore, exactly for these reasons, investments in information technologies and the necessary infrastructure are of vital importance for the retail sector. In line with the technological advancements, diversification of mobile applications, and lack of time of the consumers, electronic commerce becomes more important day by day. Integrated technology platforms, data storage systems enabling the creation of customer analytics, and productivity practices implemented in the supply systems through technological investments constitute the main building blocks of the future retail business model.
As KoçSistem, we contribute to the digital transformation of our customers operating in the retail sector with our solutions and services.
According to the data published by the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, the telecom sector is the most dynamic sector of Turkey’s information industry, with its annual market size of 39 billion TL.
In this sector, dominated by mobile and fixed audio communication, the share of data communication has increased in years as a result of ADSL, opening up of the broadband internet market to free competition and mobile broadband frequency tenders. In addition to these regulations of the market maker institutions, the influence of the transformation of all devices into smart and connected things, also known as the Internet of Things, are phenomena which cannot be ignored.
Looking at the Cloud Computing, another focal point of the telecom sector in the recent years, we can conclude that the operators’ investments will continue increasingly. Besides, we predict that the operators’ investments for expanding and modernizing their network will also increase.
In this sector, in which the competition is extremely intense, we observe that investments in convergence, end-to-end communication services, and services that create difference for corporate customers gain an increasing momentum.
The competition between the internet players and telecom companies in the world causes fundamental changes in the sector. In the upcoming period, we will witness the reflections of these changes in our country.
It is the dominant opinion that the most important challenges of the telecom sector will be valuation of new business models and deciding on how to position such business models in the market by analyzing information on customers.
With our solutions prepared specifically for the telecom sector in line both with the developments in the sector and the technological trends mentioned above, we endeavor to meet the business needs of our customers, and we aim to create valuable business partnerships in various areas by determining the areas in which we can proceed through cooperation together with them.