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Human Capital Management Enterprise System by Quidgest

Human Resources of Government of Jamaica already using Quidgest software

Internally communicated on July 21st to all Jamaican government officials, the Human Resource Management solution (HCMES – Human Capital Management Enterprise System) has already entered into pre-production stage. This is a project within the scope of the country’s Public Sector Efficiency Program, result from a strategic decision of 2013, and a procurement process closed in December 2015. It is financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), led By the Ministry of Finance and Public Service, and developed by Quidgest.

In this first phase, the system manages 14 pilot agencies, with a total of approximately 25,000 people who have already received training in the use of the tool. It will be extended, in the coming years, to the remaining government agencies, with a total of 125,000 officials. Parallel to this implementation, there is also a project to scan the Human Resources files, as part of the existing data migration strategy.

HCMES Software is being developed with Genio, Quidgest multi-technology engineering platform. This complex software has been based essentially on MVC .NET technology and Microsoft SQL Server database, and will allow widespread use in web environment and mobile devices. It is being modeled starting from Quidgest Human Resources base solution, which e.g. in payroll, has a monthly logic. However, “thanks to the agility and modeling process of Genio, changes to a weekly and bi-weekly logic, as well as language, currency and local legislation are being much easier and faster to implement than other approaches as traditional “package” or custom-made manual development”, emphasizes Hugo Miguel Ribeiro, HCMES project manager.

With the collaboration of the local partner, UHY Dawgen Chartered Accountants, this innovative solution will also drive a technology transfer process, in order to create local means for support and future developments and thus contribute to innovation and increase wealth in the region.

The Government of Jamaica believes that this public sector transformation project is crucial to keeping the country as a place of choice for work, family formation and doing business.

Quidgest Software Engineering at the base of the Five Year Development Plan of the Government of El Salvador’s success

Quidgest Software Engineering is at the base of the success of the Five Year Development Plan of the Government of El Salvador . Graphs presented in the news are the Business View solution that runs on the BSC, a software solution for strategic and top management by Quidgest. Congratulations to the Technical Secretary of the Government of El Salvador for their excellent work and for this international recognition.

Q-Day 2016 | Conference
Portugal: Sun, Sea & Software

The Q-Day Conference 2016 under the theme “Portugal: Sun, Sea & Software” will be held on 22 September between 9am and 6pm, in Lisbon.
It is an annual conference of public interest, on strategic, innovation, entrepreneurship, decision models and internationalization promoted by Quidgest, with the support of several entities.
Has achieved over the years, renowned speakers and a great level of audience, very interested in the subjects. It is aimed at managers, public officials, politicians, IT directors and opinion leaders.
“Portugal: Sun, Sea & Software” is the theme of this year’s conference. Besides sports, Portugal is a European reference, recognized worldwide for its sunny weather, its maritime extension and tradition, as well as its tourism potential in general. It has all the conditions to be also a reference in the field of new technologies especially in terms of software management.
We will disclose our technological merit, attracting skills and combining our valences, and our environmental and cultural heritage, the ability to take an important role in the global digital transformation.

Jamaica Government Human Capital Management System powered by Quidgest technology

Quidgest and the Government of Jamaica signed a contract for implementing a Human Capital Management Enterprise System (HCMES) Software across all Jamaica Public Sector, a project led by the Ministry of Finance and The Public Service. This solution, jointly promoted by Quidgest and the local partner UHY Dawgen, is powered by Genio, one of the most advanced technology for Public Administration agile software development.

Quidgest and UHY Dawgen Chartered Accountants established a partnership in 2014. Since then, UHY Dawgen has been working with Quidgest to expand the projects in the Caribbean market.

By the end of 2015, the contract between the Government of Jamaica (GoJ) and Quidgest was signed. The aim of the current project is to implement an integrated system to manage the GoJ’s Human Capital. Focused on shared services with an integrated and unified vision, HCMES Software includes functionalities for both Human Resources (HR) Management and Payroll.

As well as other international projects developed by Quidgest, this project is funded by Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) under the Public Sector Efficiency Program of the country.

Quidgest’s experience in similar projects, such as SIGRHARA – the Azores Government HRIS, and Genio, the platform for rapid application development of complex information systems, were crucial for choosing its system.

“It´s with great expectation that we embrace this project. There are significant challenges such as the current processes or the local legislation, for example the salaries can be processed fortnightly, we are confident that we have everything to succeed, in particular, thanks to our HR team, our local partner, and all the enthusiastic people from the Government we have worked with”, says Hugo Miguel Ribeiro, Quidgest VP North America and Caribbean, who is also the Project Manager.

The project is divided in several phases, the initial 2 with an estimated length of 2 years, to cover all HR processes for 26,925  employees and the next 3 phases to cover the remaining 120.000 Jamaican public sector employees. The HCMES Software will then be continuously adjusted to the local continuous legislations changes and reality.

 

Quidgest solutions’ follows International Accounting Standards for Public Administration

Quidgest is now finishing a new Financial Management solution specifically created to meet the new Accounting Normalization System for Public Administration (SNC-AP) demands. This solution will be ready to use on the scheduled dates, to entry into force of this new system, avoiding any disruption in the entities operation impacted by the system. This new solution will allow not only the company clients a quick transition to the new system. This quick transition happens due to Quidgest team’s flexibility, deep knowledge of the business sector and experience in specific solutions development for Portuguese Public Administration.

Based on the experience and knowledge already achieved in this area the company will proceed with the implementation of the Accounting Normalization System for Public Administration. In 2016, the system is only going to be implemented in pilot entities. The system is only scheduled to enter into force on January 1st, 2017. Until then the company goal is to prepare and to follow the new accounting structure adoption such as all the Budgetary, Accrual and Management accounting rules of the Accounting Normalization System for Public Administration.

Quidgest currently holds a huge experience when it comes to Financial Management solutions for Public Administration matters. Successfully, the company already implemented the SINGAP POC-P (Official Plan of Public Accounting) in national reference public entities such as National Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LNEC), Parliament, Portuguese Institute for Quality and Hydrographic Institute. Besides, it is already implemented the SINGAP POC-E (Plan of Public Accounting for the Education sector) in academic customers and more recently was implemented the Accounting Normalization System in entities with administrative and financial autonomy.

The transition from the SINGAP POP-P Financial Management system to the Accounting Normalization system in some clients was made by Quidgest. The Accounting Normalization System for Public Administration will lead to the implementation of a new accounting framework. This new accounting framework will provide a homogeneous range of information about the operation of the various Public Administration services.

“Quidgest model application development gives our clients a competitive advantage by its flexibility and faster adjustment to regulatory and service to costumers’ requirements. This is also the result of the solution customization facility that Genio technology allows. The management systems developed by Quidgest can be implemented in a modular way that meets the entities needs”, says João Paulo Carvalho, Quidgest Senior Partner.

Quidgest debates “Interoperability in Cloud Computing for IT Shared Public Services” at ICT 2015 event

Quidgest is going to participate at ICT 2015 – Innovate, Connect, Transform event. The event will be held at Lisbon Congress Center between 20th and 22nd of October and it is organized by European Commission and the College of Sciences for Technology. It consists on several plenary sessions related to the new policies of European Commission and also related to the research and innovation in ICT.

Quidgest was invited to participate in the session “Interoperability in Cloud Computing for IT Shared Public Services” that will occur on October 22nd. The main subjects are the cloud computing paradigm and it interoperability, standardization and certification for IT shared public services.

Carlos Costa, Marketing and Partnership Business Development Manager da Quidgest, carries out the intervention “Portuguese IT Industry Offer for Public Administration”. In his speech, Carlos Costa is going to present the company’s innovative offer for new cloud interoperability challenges of the public administration.

This event is designed to all political, economic and technological circuits involved in the IT research and innovation: engineers and researchers, big companies, small and medium-sized enterprises or startups, investors, decision-makers, as well as other IT professionals.