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Quidgest growing more than 48% in 2016

Quidgest’s record-breaking leads to international expansion

The Portuguese technological company revenue figures show record growth due to profits obtained in international markets making up more than half of the company’s turnover. Quidgest’s global vision is clear. Over the last 10 years, Quidgest has developed its turnover worldwide.

Specializing in the agile development of management solutions, Quidgest increased its turnover by 48.2% in 2016.

While international business has doubled compared to 2015, Quidgest continues to replace imported products in the Portuguese market for the ERP area, the company also experienced growth in new areas such as banking and insurance.

Although often undervalued, the potential of the Portuguese domestic software production industry is enormous. Portugal brings together all the key factors which enhance technological innovation such as qualified experts, entrepreneurial environment fostered by the formation of clusters and public funding for these activities.

Certainly one of the most important achievements of 2016 is the company’s contribution to the economic development of countries and regions, as many countries are currently taking advantage of the technological transfer of automatic software generation, contributing to specialised job opportunities and positioning to address local projects.

The extraordinary performance of the company is due to its extensive portfolio of solutions, covering 13 different areas, together with the methodology used for their development, which enables customers to reduce costs, increase productivity and business success.

Genio is the automatic code generation platform that Quidgest has developed and allows the creation of integrated management solutions, error-free, in a short space of time, with fewer resources and, above all, customer oriented.

Quidgest currently has almost 100 employees from 12 different countries. It is present in more than 10 markets, through established offices or partnerships. For 2017, Quidgest is looking forward to increasing this list by introducing their unique and innovative solutions in other countries. This results enable the Portuguese company to increase resource allocation, in order to boost the markets in which it is currently operating, and also to explore other markets worldwide.

 

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 certified as “Bicycle Friendly Company”

The “Bicycle Friendly Company” seal already attributed to Quidgest since 2013 was renovated for 2016. This initiative, organized by MUBi – Association for Urban Mobility in Bicycle, is based upon the defense that creating cyclability conditions is everyone’s responsibility.

Thereby, MUBi in partnership with Lisbon Municipal Council and EMEL aims to recognize and distinguish institutions that offer cyclability conditions in their quarters to its employees, clients or visitors.

To be a certified entity by MUBi is necessary to meet conditions previously established by the association. However, they allow the companies to develop new actions afterward.

The seal has annual validity and it can be required on the association website.

Quidgest’s system speeds up the Parliament new member’s reception

The Parliament Integrated Management System (SIGAR) developed by Quidgest is the technological support for the process of receiving the 230 new members of parliament on October 4th.

The Quidgest solution enables to streamline the Parliament new member’s reception process, updating information of all deputies in SIGAR. During that process, the deputies can introduce or update directly their data and biographic information in the system through the form released by the organism.

Performed safely within a short time, the process automation ensure a greater reliability to the SIGAR data and a closer approach between the deputies and the #AR and the system that generates the administrative, financial and patrimonial information.

It is an evolutionary system inserted in the scope of administrative and legislative simplification policies that aims to contribute to increase the internal efficiency of the public services. Since 2009, when it was implemented, the system integrates the Parliament new member’s reception process.

The Parliament such as Portuguese Institute of Quality, Institute of Registration and Notarial Services, Tourism of Portugal, Azores Regional Government Vice-Presidency and the Institute of Financial Management of the Social Security Service belong to Quidgest’s Public Administration clients’ network.

Quidgest presents success stories at Portugal Exportador 2015

Quidgest was invited to participate in the cycle of conferences promoted at Portugal Exportador 2015. The event took place on November 19 at Lisbon Congress Center.

Hugo Miguel Ribeiro, Quidgest’s VP North America and Caribbean, participated in “World Bank Group/International Finance Corporation Opportunities for Private Sector in Emerging and Development Developing Countries” panel. During his intervention, the consultant presented the company main projects in countries such as Timor-Lest, Mozambique and El Salvador.

Besides the main projects, Hugo Ribeiro also presented the company experience as a supplying company for information systems on international funded projects. He also emphasized the importance of having a competitive advantage, reference projects and a stable financial position to enter these markets.

Nowadays, Quidgest has around ten years of experience of implementing financed projects by organizations such as World Bank, Millennium Challenge Corporation, United Nations Development Program (PNUD), Spanish Agency for International Development Corporation (AECID) or Save the Children.

Hugo Miguel Ribeiro reassumes Quidgest’s Human Resources Department Direction

Hugo Miguel Ribeiro, current Quidgest’s VP North America and Caribbean, reassumes the direction of Human Resources Information System Department of the company, position that he had hold between 2009 and 2012. The consultant will maintain his current role with the International Consultancy department, where he is responsible for the generation of business and strategic partnerships.

Since joining Quidgest in 2008, Hugo Miguel Ribeiro has stood out for his extensive experience in implementing ERP solutions, consultancy and project management in the fields of Human Resources, Financial and Strategic management. Hugo Miguel Ribeiro is internal auditor of quality in Quidgest, since 2003. He also participated in the implementation of the evaluation of level 3 of Maturity of CMMI – Institute Capability Maturity Model.

Besides that Hugo Ribeiro is Quidgest’ Internal Board Advisor for HR, Organizational and Change Management. Among other projects he is responsible for the implementation of the Performance Appraisal System and Careers Management.

“For me it means the retake of a project, a team and an universe of clients and partners, with a new approach and a new perspective after working in other business and geographic areas. Moreover, it is a huge challenge to maintain the team commitment on a quality and efficient service and also respond to the current technological transformations, such as mobility solutions, User Experience and Design concerns. Those concerns are seeing the light of day right away with the next system version.”

Hugo Miguel Ribeiro has a bachelor degree in Human Resources Management and has an Executive Master in Business Management by ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa.