21 May 2024 15:57

Mishustin expecting over half of Russian companies to switch to domestic software by Dec

NIZHNY NOVGOROD. May 21 (Interfax) - Over half of Russian companies will switch to domestic software by December, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said.

"The sales of Russian software have more than doubled over the past four years. The sales of package solutions have grown five-fold. Energy, oil and gas, [and] general engineering and aircraft building enterprises are energetically shifting to such software. Pharmaceutical and shipbuilding companies are lagging behind, but the trend is positive," Mishustin said at the Digitalization of Industrial Russia conference on Tuesday.

"More than half of companies will be using domestic software to organize their operations by December, compared to just over a third two years ago," he said.

Industrial competence centers, which are implementing over 150 initiatives to introduce advanced Russian software at enterprises in key industries, have made a serious contribution to these results, Mishustin said.

"Most projects are ahead of schedule. Forty-one projects will be completed this year. However, some are lagging behind, and everything must be done to change that and launch competitive software as soon as possible," he said.