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Aleš Leskošek, Executive Director, Comtrade System Integration Slovenia

First Choice In The Adriatic Region

Comtrade is known as a dynamic group of technology companies that have made excellent achievements in the field of innovation and continuous development. Comtrade is also one of the largest system integrators in the Adriatic region, while it has also been operating on Slovenia’s system integration market since 2019

Although the future is often a hot topic in the IT industry, in reality, technological legacy is commonly holding back the progress of many companies. At Comtrade, they see themselves as a bridge between the past and the future for such organisations.

Comtrade has been growing in Slovenia since 2019. Are there references testifying to that?

For over 20 years now, Comtrade System Integration has been using the best solutions from global IT vendors such as Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and others, adding its own solutions to create unique client-oriented systems. This department of the Comtrade Group today employs more than 500 IT experts in the region, more than 80% of which are software engineers. The main competence centres are in Slovenia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia.

The advantage of Comtrade is that it brings together different domains that are today collaborating more than ever before. Most of our customers in our region operate on international markets and therefore have similar challenges and standards as elsewhere in the Adriatic region. We are currently growing in Slovenia, which is also proven by the references we have received in all verticals, which means that the market needed a large and a recognised provider able to guarantee the financial stability of projects and the necessary personnel for the implementation of complex projects.

How did you use your experience to achieve the company’s goals?

Both the company and I have over 20 years of experience. The business of IT companies is shifting from large projects for large customers to small projects with many subscriptions to cloud services, with small specific services at the beginning and many opportunities for long-term growth. We think we have adapted well to this new economy and built a competitive advantage early enough.

Why is a regional system integrator so important?

Many companies still mainly do business in the Adriatic region. It is precisely these companies, among many others, that need a partner like Comtrade. The services of a regional system integrator are also in demand by global companies that do not have their own major IT departments in this part of the world.

The advantage of Comtrade is that it brings together different domains that are today collaborating more than ever before

We have the skills to help companies on their digital transformation journey by deploying the tools available. A respected system integrator obviously needs to have great relations with global vendors, and we do exactly that – we have highest partner-status with companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, Dell, HPE, Oracle, VMware and many others.

Where do you see the systems integration division heading in the coming years?

At Comtrade System Integration, we see our advantage in the ability to analyse different technologies and acquire the knowledge to implement these technologies for the performance of our customers and their specific needs. Our range of services is also fairly wide: we offer everything from data and AI services, via document management systems, IT infrastructure and cloud services, including cyber security, all the way to custom development services and consultancy on clients’ complete digital transformation.

Of course, we will continue the planned growth path in the region. After the first three years on the Slovenian market, we are known as a good partner in the implementation of demanding projects in various industries. Our main value is the recognition of our customers, and we accordingly expect further growth and expansion to markets where we have not been present so far. At the same time, by expanding the range of services and acquiring new strategic customers, we will take care of maintaining our leading position on our traditional markets.

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