More than three hundred experts have joined Principal and these unique individuals ensure a truly creative environment.

We value our employees and external colleagues. We are aware they are the face of our company. This is why we prefer individual agreements and mutual respect; we do not tie each other’s hands with rules and regulations. We foster freedom of man and his thoughts, we broaden our knowledge and we support our people in personal and career growth. We realise our company and our client services grow with each of our people.

 

logo erb red transparentFor clients we are a partner in the sphere of solution delivery, software development, IT services and consultancy and outsourcing.
We handle the entire lifecycle of projects – analysis and proposal, development, testing, implementation, documentation, operation, support and minor development.
We create an ecosystem for the growth of modern technologies, knowledge as well as for start-up creation.

 

We are a group of Czech companies:

  • Principal engineering s.r.o. manages comprehensive IT services and solution deliveries for our customers in finance, telecommunications, utilities and administration in the Czech Republic and abroad.
  • Principal Services s.r.o. provides HR services in the IT area and operates the search engine for IT specialists contractors.cz.
  • Inforex s.r.o. organises training in the area of information technologies.

 

Organizational Structure

milos

Miloš Tkáčik

Sales

petr

Petr Kania

HR

marek

Marek Soukup

Delivery

zdenek

Zdeněk Culek

Marketing

bronek

Bronislav Neubauer

Operations

 

Company history

2018

  • In 2018 we reached the turnover of CZK 413 mio
  • In comparison to previous year we noted an increase in turnover by 20%
  • We welcomed new colleagues among us and if you counted us today you would arrive at 350 people
  • At the turn of the year we relocated to modern offices in Kavčí Hory. We are enjoying a spacious HUB, relaxation rooms, our own cafe and a great training room with a view of the Prague Castle
  • We are proactive in organising and supporting events, conferences and seminars aimed mainly at the spheres of SW development, UX, agile project management and professional conferences in fintech and insurtech
    • Code Breakers
    • Experience for business
    • Agile Open Space
    • Agilia Prague
    • Project Open Space
    • Cyber Insurance Conference
    • Medica Connected Healthcare
  • We continued to develop our own products and solutions
    • Emotia
    • TeleHealth Portal
    • PCRF
    • PeopleManager a Advanta
  • The core of our business consists primarily of cooperation with companies from the spheres of finance, telecommunications and industry
  • We broadened our cooperation with Škofin and are part of the development of the company’s main systems and data warehouses
  • We continued to expand our cooperation with ASAHI, owner of Plzeňský Prazdroj; for the region of Central Europe we are delivering the solutions Azure, Sharepoint or Dynamics.

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CEO Miloš Tkáčik

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2017

Principal is doing well. We are keeping a high pace of growth longterm.

  • In 2017 the company has exceeded the level of turnover of CZK 350 mio. The year to year increase of turnover by 45% has been translated into the increase of number of specialists involved in projects. At the beginning of 2018 more than 300 IT specialists work for PRINCIPAL.
  • The company has successfully kept the high pace of growth mainly thanks to its ability to quickly enlist individuals as well as whole teams that can be effectively involved in our clients’ projects.
    Thanks to a unique business system Principal can be flexible in reacting to a growing demand for specialist capacity as well as particular client requirements. “A close connection of sales, HR and marketing enables us to find the needed specialists, fulfil their high demands as well as develop them in our own system of education“ Petr Kania from HR adds.
  • “We focus on developing a lasting relationship and providing superior support for our employees and co-workers. We try to share our values, our approach and develop know-how in the framework of professional meetings, trainings and themed conferences. For 2017 we can mention the popular community event Code Breakers or training for IT specialists under the umbrella of the portal www.contractors.cz“, Zdeněk Culek adds for Marketing.
    On the level of business Principal focuses longterm mainly on the segments of finance and telecommunications. We are however also sucessful in winning projects in the areas of public administration, manufacturing or utilities. Last year we added the following companies to our customer portfolio: Sberbank, BNP Paribas Cardif, E-commerce holding / Mall.cz, ASAHI Europe or Diebold Nixdorf.
  • In 2017 Principal continued to develop its porfolio of services. We were sucessful in the sphere of testing, Atlassian (Jira & Confluence), SW development in Java and MS .Net.
  • We have also increased the extent of projects delivered with technologies MS Azure, SharePoint and Dynamics, that allow us to deliver comprehensive solutions based in cloud as well as in customer envinronments. As part of the development activities Principal further strenghtened its competencies in the spheres of Cyber Security a Cyber Insurance.
  • Principal specialists together with insurance companies work on new products, create new services and take part in organisation of key events in the area. In 2017 Principal put together a strong team of User Experience designers that help implement the latest designer methods at key clients. For example they took part in the design of the Smart Bank application for MONETA Money Bank which won first prize in the Application of the Year competition on LUPA portal last year.
  • Expansion into the spheres of Fintech, Insurtech, agile methodologies or User Experience has also been noticeable in the program of conferences Principal organised or supported. In 2017 we organised the conferences Fintech 3.0, Cyber Risk Insurance and supported Agilia Prague or Agile OpenSpace.
  • “The new direction of development in the next 2 years will be expansion of business activities abroad. By 2019 we aim to build a stable background for delivery of services and projects to foreign clients and thus exceed turnover of CZK 500 mio. We want to concentrate on development of competencies linked to the growth of digital economy. We will focus on design of digital products and use of big data for improved business operation of our clients.” Miloš Tkáčik states.

 

2016

2016 brings new challenges and clients in new areas. We confirm high technological maturity and reliability of our services.

  • For the mobile operator O2 Slovakia we completed a solution delivery with narrow specialisation Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF), which is part of the core network systems. PCRF plays a key role in the new generation networks based on increasing data usage. 
  • We joined in the delivery of the innovative payment service Biip, prepared by Mopet and Česká spořitelna. Principal co-operated on the definition of relevant project methodologies and agile project management. Principal specialists have also taken part in the service implementation and its graphic design.
  • For the BMW Group we delivered a new company intranet built on the SharePoint 2013. The main goal of the upgrade was better co-operation of users on daily company tasks. A further goal was to broaden functionality and improve ergonomics of the controls.
  • We prepared the innovative product eSig, which allows for smooth transfer to the „paperless“ administration of company HR documentation.  All contractual documentation pertaining to the human potential is in digital form with a safe electronic signature.

 

2015

From the very beginning of the year we continue the high pace with existing customers as well as with customers from new areas.

  • We won a tender in Raiffeisenbank for the supplier of one of the most important projects to be implemented in 2015 and 2016. We will take part in the launch of a new multichannel solution for extension of banking products sales channels.
  • In Škoda Auto we will take part in the B2C Optimisation projects, which includes extensive implementation of the Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server.
  • We initiated cooperation with the research cyber security lab Quarkslab from France. Thanks to this cooperation we are able to provide our customers with access to unique security services and applications for active cyber protection.
  • We started activities in the area of biometric security. After the clients initially learned about the possibilities of the technology we have launched first client projects.

 

2014

During 2014 we were successful in gaining more customers mainly from the finance and Telco segments.

  • WIn Raiffeisenbank we assisted with outsourcing of the core banking systems, development and with testing.
  • We won first projects with key customers like Česká spořitelna and GE Money Bank.
  • We implement exciting methodological projects for example agile access introduction in Air Bank.
  • We contributed to the launch of a new service Multi Sim at the telecommunication operator O2.
  • We step up the effort and investment into own product and services development. We react to customer needs providing help with their typical problems.
    • The unique application PeopleManager is designed for administration and management of project resources, capacity planning, predictive analysis and reporting.
  • We bring top solutions from the various technological partners to the Czech market. We assist our clients in developing their business and maximising their yields.
    • We started selling the portfolio of analytical tools from the Israeli company GSTAT. The tools help with customer retention, marketing campaigns or with development of individualised products and services in banking, telecommunications and retail.
    • We offer products from the areas of business operation monitoring with interactive operational problems solving.
  • We focus on raising and developing top experts. We have delivered many quality specialists for business consultations, project management, development, testing, and other ICT technologies to our customers.
  • We started activities in the area of biometric security. After the clients initially learned about the possibilities of the technology we have launched first client projects.

 

2013

We continue to grow our customer portfolio.

  • Škoda Auto, ING, Sberbank, Kolektory, Oriflame. We have expanded abroad; we are now active in Russia and in Slovakia.
  • We are very active as a supplier of key employees for our customers.
  • Our specialists participate in professional conferences. We now have 130 vetted specialists from ICT, business consultations for banking, insurance and telecommunications in our portfolio.

 

2012

  • This year we strengthen our positions in the financial sector and telecommunications delivering both IT specialists and projects. At the same time we target the utilities sector and industrial companies and services.
  • 2012 is marked by broadening our portfolio of products aimed at fast investment return, sales increase and product optimisation. We develop our own products in the newly opened development centre in the town of Vestec.

 

2011

  • During the year we assert our position in the banking sector and telecommunications delivering both IT specialists and projects. We enter into partnership with Oracle and become part of the Oracle Partner Network. At the same time we are members of the Microsoft Partner Network and IBM Partner World program. We actively develop partnerships with international partners focused on smart business solutions.
  • To improve the IT outsourcing and HR services we launch a new job search engine Contractors.cz that targets searching for IT specialists and pairing them up with the appropriate job offer.

 

2003

Miloš Tkáčik establishes the company Principal engineering plc. and focuses its activities on software development, IT consultations and outsourcing for system integrators, banks and Telco companies.