Total Contract Value (TCV) amounted to EUR 1 902 (1 867) million and book-to-bill stood at 1.3 (1.2). The total value, including the part beyond the notice period, is included in the TCV.
The order backlog rose to EUR 2 030 (1 784) million. The increase was partly attributable to the positive impact from acquisitions. Due to the fact that the average agreement period has been on the rise, a smaller share, 46% (50), of the backlog is expected to be invoiced during the current year.