in the year
I'm not sure if our generation has gone through a period more difficult than the past 2 to 3 years. Nevertheless, I am pleased to say that our company was successful last year and, in terms of turnover, we even exceeded expectations. In our core business, custom software development for large corporate customers, we have grown – for our established customers as well as our new ones. We have started steps to diversify our business and, in 2022, we will launch several – I believe successful – projects and collaborations that are already mostly at an advanced stage of development. Our intention is for eMan to be a group of companies with a consolidated annual turnover exceeding CZK 1 billion within five years. Above all, as every year, I would like to thank all our employees, customers, partners and shareholders for their support and trust. We couldn't have done it without you.
chairman of the Board
2021 in numbers
CZK 224 mil.
CZK 22.8 mil. 150+
share price increase on the Prague Stock Exchange
We are strengthening our partnerships
Thanks to the quality results of our work and the partnership approach to customers, we managed to expand the number of activities with existing clients. For example, in the ČSOB Group, we have gone from smart mobile banking to an investor application for Patria Finance. For CENDIS, we are developing not only the Electronic Highway Signs system, but also the Unified Tariff System, which makes it much easier for people to travel around the Czech Republic.
We are successfully developing smart solutions for automotive and finance, and recently we‘ve even trodden the path to footwear. In 2021, the brands Footshop, Homecredit, Patria Finance, Shooax and Vivy were among our new clients.
We welcomed new clients
The auto industry at full throttle
In 2021, we also began cooperation with other prestigious brands in the automotive industry. We are aware that the sector is facing a number of changes in the coming years, so we focus mainly on being one step ahead. For this reason, we closely monitor the development of platforms that have great potential – such as Android Automotive OS.
We‘ve also celebrated success outside our home Czech Republic. The projects that we have successfully launched in recent years in the North American market have expanded to include other European opportunities – such as the German medical start-up Viva and the aforementioned automotive players. We would not have been able to do this without excellent client references and the commitment of our domestic and foreign teams.
We are investing in a more advanced future
The topics of artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT) or even cybersecurity, are increasingly popular discussions. We want to make the most of the potential of these areas, which is why we, together with our partners, have established the eMan Innovations investment fund.
Up the blockchain
In 2022, we expect more from digitalization than just a simple transfer of analog inputs to the world of ones and zeros. In order to still provide added value to our clients, we need to look to the future. And there is a certain blockchain in that. That is why we have established a subsidiary ‘Legend has it’, which is developing its industry know-how in the development of a cryptocurrency game called Alteration.
You hear about us
We like to share our know-how on a long-term basis. In 2021, we wanted to go even deeper, so we launched the eManology podcast. We conduct interviews on digitalization, software development, product design or, for example, share stories about our business, things that happened among colleagues, as well as with clients and industry experts.
You could see us several times in the offline region – at the end of September we spoke at the Mobile Internet Forum, where we were also a general partner, and we also talked to students at the COFIT career fair.
Listen to podcast
best with eMan
In the second year of the pandemic, we began to slowly return to the offices and were happy for every moment we could be together – whether at a Halloween party or an afternoon of golf.
In 2021, we hit the ground running. Will you join us this year as well?