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Ubiwhere's Annual Report 2016 - Volume 2


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After the launch of Volume 1 of the Annual Report 2016, an explanatory document of the main milestones of the previous year, namely events and project developments, the company now launches Volume 2, which presents a balance of the 2016’s financial results. Annual Report Volume 2's main objective is to present results in terms of turnover and growth, detailing financial and social indicators.

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Ubiwhere's Annual Report 2016 - Volume 2

  3. 3. UBIWHERE WHO WE ARE Founded in 2007, Ubiwhere is focused on Research and Innovation of software-based solutions in the areas of Smart Cities,Telecommunications and Internet of the Future. Focusing on its clients and innovation, the company's areas of expertise focus on the interoperability, Open Data and cloud-based smart services, as well as Quality of Service (QoS), Convergence Networks and Services of Future Internet (e.g. 5G - SDN and NFV). With 3 national offices and around 50 employees, Ubiwhere is committed to ensure the best practices at quality management level holding certifications such as ISO9001 and CMMI-Dev level 3. One of our key differentiating factors and a cornerstone of the company's success is our dedicated and fast-paced team, always ready to tackle some of technology’s and business’s greatest challenges. We rely on a multi-faceted, dynamic, passionate and highly qualified team composed by Senior Executives, Researchers, Consultants, Project Managers, Designers, Marketing and Communication Managers, Programmers and Quality Assurance Technicians (almost 40 employees and more than 90% with Master Degree or higher). In our customer’s portfolio, major telecom operators (such as SONAE and PT Inovação) and the National Government can be found. Ubiwhere also cooperates with leading national and international technology companies which value our partnership and recognize the company’s large-scale contribution to their creative and innovative projects.
  4. 4. Our Sectors With a client-oriented approach and focusing on innovation, our portfolio of products, services and solutions is quite wide. In the Smart Cities sector, we embrace interoperability, Open Data and smart cloud-based services as fundamental components of what we do. Focusing on Telecom and Future Internet, it ranges from areas such as QoS (Quality of Service), Networking Convergence and Future Internet Services (NFVs). We also create and develop tailor-made solutions that meet the needs of the market. The successful exploitation of innovative ideas comes from our ability to imagine and develop new tools for dynamic and challenging environments. With an ear towards clients and an eye for innovation, we offer a vast portfolio of products, services and SaaS for the Telecom and Future Internet sectors. From Brazil and Africa, to Europe and the Asia-Pacific, our solutions are spread all over the world and the last results speak for themselves. Our company is committed to create smart solutions for smart cities in areas such as mobility, tourism, energy and efficient resource management. Cities worldwide are facing diverse challenges to demonstrate its commitments to environmental and social demands. The growing concern to find the right balance between urban development needs and global environmental updates challenges our company to create smart solutions for smart cities in several areas. The competitive and challenging environment of our solutions, allied with our work in different sectors has given us the ability to develop a variety of products and services that best suits our customers’ expectations. Since we have a diversified portfolio of solutions for each sector, we also feel the need to embrace other specific projects for specific customers’ needs over the years. Telecom & Future Internet Smart Cities Tailor-Made
  5. 5. The first time we met Ubiwhere was in a European innovation project. We soon realized we share a common vision and attitude towards the future, where the will to make a difference in a global and challenging market is key. Our first conclusion was quick an easy: Let’s do something together! And here we are, preparing the NEXT new solutions… suiting the future together. This last year working together with Ubiwhere has been an enriching and promising experience. And we’re sure this has only been the beginning! Rui Alheiro - PROEF Group COO Portuguese Partner It is vital for city managers to have an integrated and unified perspective of the city they are responsible for, with the purpose of changing current urban interventions from reactive to proactive. Paulo Calçada - Porto’s City Council Innovation and Smart Cities Responsible Portuguese Partner (About Ubiwhere's solutions) Great professional skills are key to establish partnerships, while trust and good relationships are a must. Ubiwhere has all these qualities, and our collaboration has brought successful results. Sergi Figuerola - i2CAT Technology and Innovation Responsible European Partner What partners Say
  6. 6. 2016 was a year of success and financial stability for Ubiwhere, evidenced by the increase in our turnover, compared to the previous year.The following data confirms the strategy followed by Ubiwhere to become a reference company in the areas in which it operates. Since 2007 we have been gradually evolving, and we are looking forward to the coming years. The bet on business in the international market has opened doors to the company and boosted the foreign business. Internally, we bet fully on the needs of our customers, developing innovative solutions that translate into a competitive advantage for the market. Our ambition was, and continues to be, to invest on Research and Innovation, to build relationships of trust with our customers, and to constitute a highly professional and solid team. TURNOVER AND GROWTH IN 2016 € 1113k turnover € 518k net earnings € 552k ebitda “I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE EFFORTS OF ALL THOSE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE ACHIEVEMENT OF OUR OBJECTIVES.” RUI A. COSTA
  7. 7. ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2008 € 120 169 € 294 173 € 319 398 € 532 652 € 869 369 € 1 003 010 € 1 086 311 € 1 090 341 2009 2010 2015 € 1 113 1482016 € 1 250 0002017 2014 2013 2012 2011 TURNOVER 2008 € 35 889 € 90 341 € 116 691 € 193 052 € 293 922 € 373 000 € 402 709 € 492 829 2009 2010 2015 € 518 3032016 2014 2013 2012 2011 NET EARNINGS NET MARGIN 31% 46%45%37%37%35%36%37%31% 2008 20162015201420132012201120102009 46% 2017 € 580 0002017(forecast) (forecast) (forecast)
  8. 8. SOCIAL INDICATORS 17 2011 100% 100% 100% 93% 94% 90% 79% 86% 7% 6% 10% 21% 14% 89% 11% 6 2007 36 2016 529 2015 637 2016 EMPLOYEES RECRUITMENT Applications
  9. 9. After the financial analysis of the 2016 data, we have the certainty that, without the help of our customers, partners, employees and stakeholders, nothing we achieved would have been possible. And because a company does not do it alone, we would like to thank all those who are part of Ubiwhere's ecosystem, which has allowed us to grow and to perspective a future full of success. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
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