SIMS, a.s. since its establishment in 1992 has entered among the leading intelligence agencies in Central Europe and has become one of the most important commercial intelligence agencies in the Slovak Republic.
Establishment of the company.
Based on the authorization of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic, the company is engaged and significantly cooperates with UNIDO and UNDP; it develops a deeper cooperation with the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; it organizes the first Slovak business mission to the Vienna UNIDO centre with a formal meeting at the highest level.
SIMS prepares and launches the SIMS Business Rating, which is used in banking and financial sectors; receives the mandate of the UNIDO-INTIB National Centre.
SIMS launches a new specialized intelligence service on the banking market in electronic form; ceases its activities in the publishing area and focuses only on the electronic form of communication with its clients.
SIMS introduces the new SIMS Investment Rating; strengthens the portfolio of intelligence product subscribers, exclusively from the domestic business environment; cooperates with the Advisory Centre for Slovak Businesses and Banks and participates in the restructuring of several major Slovak businesses.
SIMS makes available to its clients a specialized online intelligence service; launches a standard product - analysis of 22 sectors, updated on a monthly basis.
SIMS develops a new kind of cooperation with the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic, SARIO, Eximbanka and prepares the first year of the developed product SLOVAK EXPORT REGISTER, which promotes Slovak exporters and their activities abroad and supports the business departments of Slovak embassies abroad by providing information.
SIMS launches new and comprehensive intelligence product focused on risk coverage and acquisition activities - specialized intelligence service “GLOBAL SLOVAKIA”. It strengthens its position in the financial, banking and government sectors. It is the first commercial company to receive a coat of arms from the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic as its official logo.
SIMS ranks among the most important local players with its specialized intelligence service; it’s becoming a leader in report processing in the micro and SME segments and also ranks among the leading intelligence agencies in the Central European region.
SIMS has seen the most significant growth since its inception - 70% year-on-year; it enters into the National Information Centre of the Slovak Republic, a.s. with 100% share, and begins its recovery over the next period.
SIMS increases its market share by 26%, as well as the year-on-year growth in sales, begins to provide services to corporate clients. It serves 44% of municipalities with a new specialized product. It recovers the National Information Centre of the Slovak Republic, which generates profit for the first time since its inception.
As a standard, SIMS provides access to data to its clients through an interface and also through a web interface. It gains new clients in corporate and SME segments. Compared to 2010, it has seen an increase in sales and market share of 60%. It launches the Economic Register of Entities of the Slovak Republic on the website of the Ministry of Economy of SR.
SIMS had undergone the most complex transformation since its establishment, a major shift in the areas of work organization, internal management and technology processes, business strategies, and aligns them with new market conditions.
SIMS is switching to the latest hardware and software Microsoft Windows Server platform and fundamentally innovates the GLOBAL SLOVAKIA product. It creates new credit and analytical add-on products. It significantly strengthens its market position and opens negotiations with a foreign partner in order to create a joint venture for a new product and retail segment.
SIMS is again strengthening its market position - it’s growing. In cooperation with the National Information Centre of the Slovak Republic, a.s. it evaluates creditworthy Slovak enterprises, major exporters of SR, and submits evaluation protocols to them. It opens a project for the preparation of a new intelligence product of strategic importance for both SIMS and clients of SIMS, which is unprecedented on the global credit information market.
SIMS is completing the development of a new intelligence product and is preparing to launch it. It’s creating its own editorial office for the purpose of publishing the quarterly publication FOKUS - economy with perspective.
SIMS grows year-on-year. It’s gradually launching new analytical products on the market. It continues to focus its activities on marketing and economic intelligence. It begins reconstruction and expansion of its premises. It operates on 1,000 m2 and hires new analysts and correspondents.
SIMS is growing year-on-year despite the fact that its economic results were negatively influenced by the merger with NIS SR, a.s. and CRKI, s.r.o. It begins migration of its clients from Global Slovakia to the SiMS platform. It prepares new products with focus on electronic and portal sales
SIMS improves its intelligence products. It creates new tools and solutions for its clients that enable them to make more informed business decisions and invest more safely. It more intensively assists clients in managing risk as well as gaining a deeper insight into debt and fixed income markets. It complements new info-sources and offers more comprehensive information on micro as well as macroeconomic environment.
SIMS is working with a worldwide reputable rating agency (from the Big Three) to re-enrich its news with new products with a global reach. It starts selling its products in a completely new form and thus addresses the VIP segment of the professional business community. Preparing a new series of news products for retail.
SIMS COAT OF ARMS
Description of SIMS coat of arms registered at the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic - HR W-85/2006 - A black bar in a silver shield slanted to the right crossed with 4 silver roundels. Behind the shield are 3 gold bars of harmony. Heraldic carriers are 2 red eagles with wings spread looking back in gold armour. Above the shield in an arch is the text NEMO SOLUS SATIS SAPIT, below the shield in a silver ribbon is the text SLOVENSKÁ INFORMAČNÁ a MARKETINGOVÁ SPOLOČNOSŤ.”