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Awareness action for business best practice integrating information technologies in industrial SMES in southern regions of Europe

Objective

The ABUITSS project aims to increase the awareness of Business Process Orientation (BPO), Business Process Re-engineering and its Information Technology support among the industrial SME community of Southern Europe. ABUITSS is a TBP Dissemination Action addressed to the Domain 7 of the Esprit Programme.

This project development will be based on the experience of the consortium partners and the results of previous EC projects which have highlighted great differences regarding TBP awareness between Southern Europe and Central & Northern Europe. These projects (PEPITA and COBRA), have also shown an important lack of awareness between SMEs in these regions and a different perception of real needs (metrics, methods, processes, etc;) between technology providers & consultants and end users. At the same time, there exists great expectations on BPO and IT for improving business practices in the target SMEs audience.

ABUITSS will carry out three activities in parallel; a survey and analysis to determine properly the understanding of the users concerning TBP (1000 SMEs will be mailed), an awareness action of BPO, BPR and TBP by developing and organising a set of training seminars (6 training seminars will be held), and a dissemination activity of the results of the ABUITSS analysis and other current TBP pilots of previous Esprit calls.

The dissemination activities will be also supported including the results of the TBP analysis in the CORDIS database, letting the Value Relay Centre Network know what is available, providing these results to the TBP Networks to be built up in Esprit, and by organising 4 workshops in Southern countries.

The consortium is composed of 4 partners from 5 different Member States with significant experience in TBP, dissemination and awareness actions and surveys, which are the core background technologies involved in the project. All partners have stated their commitment regarding the exploitation of main deliverable results obtained after the development of the project which will be the TBP training seminars.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Carsa-Consultores de Automatizacion y Robotica S.A.
Address
Avda Zugazarte 8
48930 Guecho
Spain

Participants (4)

Adaptation Ltd
United Kingdom
Address
Station Road, Gerrards Cross 31/33
SL9 8ES Bucks
Eurocom Expertise Sa
Greece
Address
Messogion Ave 372
15341 Athens
TECNOPOLIS CSATA NOVUS ORTUS SCRL
Italy
Address
Strada Provinciale Per Casamassima Km 3
70010 Valenzano
Uninova
Portugal
Address
Campus Da Fct/unl
2825 Monte Da Caparica