Polish SMEs afraid of investing in IT

Polish entrepreneurs are not willing to spend much money on IT, according to the report “Polish entrepreneur. Self-portrait” conducted in February 2017 among 1,000 representatives of SMEs by home.pl. Around 67% of small and medium-sized entrepreneurs believe themselves to be familiar with new technologies. They communicate with their clients using company email, they tend to buy hardware and software as well as issue electronic invoices. They spend PLN 1,000-10,000 (€233-2,326) on IT technologies per year. On the other hand, 13% of entrepreneurs regard themselves as experts. They employ IT specialists, develop applications, deal with e-commerce projects and store their data in clouds. Their expenditures on new technologies reach over PLN 10,000 (€2,326) per year. The last group call themselves beginners. They represent 20% of all small and medium-sized entrepreneurs and spend less than PLN 1,000 (€233) on IT technologies annually. According to the report, 67% of entrepreneurs plan to buy new hardware and 58% software. About 83% of them use e-mail, 75% run a website and 50% use electronic invoice.