The Portuguese Association for Quality distinguish Quidgest

Quidgest has been an active member of the APQ for a few years now. To celebrate this, the association held a ceremony to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the membership. It took place on October 24 during the recognition session of the 43rd Quality Colloquium, at the Sonae Auditorium of the Porto Business School.
The event was a great opportunity to meet and discuss the news and trends in the area of quality: quality 4.0, standards and certifications in an international context, improvement in operations, quality and sustainability, quality and information and data protection and the future of quality.

 

Quidgest – BBVA Open Summit 2018

 

BBVA promoted, on the 17th and 18th of October in Madrid, the BBVA Open Summit 2018, gathering leaders and decision makers from different areas of technology and innovation. The participants discussed about topics related with the financial sector, in particular about fintech. – Quidgest was present in the event with disruptive proposals in the technology area, stated by João Paulo Carlvalho, senior partner.

 

 

Quidgest – Donation to ACREDITAR

 

We held in Quidgest’s facilities the award’s ceremony for the donation to ACREDITAR, raised by Quidgest’s Run IT, the charity run that was part of our 30 years commemorations. Some of the guests who participated in this event were Margarida Cruz, General Manager of the Friends and Parents of Children with Cancer Association and Cristina Marinhas, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Quidgest.

This was yet another initiative promoted by the portuguese technology company, in the field of social responsability policies.

 

QUIDGEST – run IT

Quidgest challenges all its employees, clients, partners, and friends to join us on June 17th for a solidarity race in support of Acreditar – Association of Parents and Friends of Children with Cancer.

The Race will be 10 km in length, starting and arriving at Brasília Avenue (in front of the Centro de Congressos de Lisboa, on the Rio Tejo side). The event also includes a walk , starting from the same place, which is 4 km in length.

A portion of the registration fee will be donated to the Acreditar Association.

For more information and registration, please click here

Quidgest – Celebration of 30th anniversary and inauguration of new building

 

On 30th birthday, May 10th, Quidgest celebrated the inauguration of new facilities.

The joint celebration took place at Nᵒ 7 Rua Viriato, in Lisbon.

Founded in 1988, Quidgest is a global technological company, of Portuguese origin, that works in consultancy and development of management information systems. A pioneer in automatic modelling and generation of software – using our unique platform Genio – Quidgest solutions are distinguished they their ability to evolve and to fit unique client needs. Quidgest´s extensive range of solutions are implemented in government institutions, organizations, and large companies.

The new facilities reflect the company´s strong focus on innovation and differentiation through using software engineering’s own resources to adapt and grow in a competitive global market place.

The event, started at 4:00 pm, with representatives of public entities, customers, suppliers, partners, journalists, employees and friends who have contributed to the success and longevity of the company.

For more information email: marketing@quidgest.com

Quidgest GDPR sports

The new General Data Protection Regulations come into effect on May 25 2018

 

This regulation, establishing new rights and obligations for all organizations processing personal data, will directly affect sports clubs and institutions and how they manage and maintain the data of their members, funders, employees, marketing contacts, and anyone with whom they interact.

All data collected and held about individuals is subject to this regulation. Of particular concern is how the owner of the data consents to this data being used. This specific area is still unclear when it concerns minors under the age of 16. (If the child is under 16 years of age, treatment is only permissible if and to the extent that consent is given or authorized by the person with parental responsibility for the child).

In response to these changes, Quidgest has designed a solution, in its entirety, for large European sports organizations. This solution allows major sports clubs to manage their compliance with the GDPR, namely at the level of the #SAD, as well as how all the companies that are part of the ecosystem of these clubs manage the data of club members and contacts. In this way, the rights of members and supporters, and in particular of youth sports structures, are protected in a sustainable and scalable way, as well as ensuring that other companies and services providers working with the club also conform. Services providers and partners may include insurance companies, newspapers, television channels or media companies, companies providing merchandising and events.

Specifically created to meet the needs of sports clubs and their networks, and responding to all data protection requirements, this solution provides organisations with a competitive and differentiating advantage. Already selected by of the top 16 football clubs in the European Champions League, Quidgest´s solution is being implemented to support their legal team in maintaining club compliance with the GDPR.

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Quidgest receives the representatives of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador

Gricelda Guevara (Head of Information Systems of the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador) and Merlyn Hernández (coordinator of the SITEL process at the Legislative Operations Management) were received by Quidgest for two weeks of advanced training on the SITEL system.

This system, developed by Quidgest, allows registering and creating a memory of the entire law-making process, accompanying the entire cycle of a law from the beginning to its publication. Due to its security mechanisms and information auditing, often sensitive, this system works as a guarantee of transparency and authenticity of the information produced.

The Legislative Assembly of El Salvador chose Quidgest to develop its SITEL Technical-Legislative Information System, within the scope of a project financed by the Inter-American Development Bank. The objectives of this project range from support in the registry, administration, backup, access and dissemination of the law formation process, to greater efficiency, effectiveness and transparency of the executed procedures. In addition to the advanced training on the system and the presentation of the source code, customers in El Salvador were able to visit Lisbon and Porto. They also had time to participate in the GDPR_talks: Accountability event, promoted by Quidgest.

 

NOVA´s Digital Transformation with the new Quidgest ERP

Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA) is already using Quidgest’s new ERP, which includes Human Resources Management, Financial and Asset Management, and Project Management, in the 11 divisions of the university. This innovative project, started in January, was completed within a record time frame.

Since February 2017 NOVA has been undergoing a great transformation. It is a Public Foundation which now complies with the rigorous pace and requirements of a private enterprise. This has required a profound change in order to standardise the processes of all divisions under a single taxpayer number, while guaranteeing their autonomy and individual operational requirements. This project is part of NOVA’s national and international strategy to promote the university and the dynamic range of programs and activities which it undertakes. The ERP system creates an important competitive advantage for NOVA and is a key part of its Digital Transformation. With around 20,000 students, 2,000 of whom are of 100 different nationalities, 1,700 professors, 80 PhDs and 40 research units; NOVA is the only Portuguese university, less than 50 years old, which is among the 50 best universities in the world.

The replacement of the various management systems in NOVA in such a short time was achieved by Quidgest thanks to its innovative technology and long experience in facilitating quality of service in Public Administration, particularly in the area of Education and Higher Education.

The process to transition all divisions to the new system has been in effect since May 2017. The Financial and Asset Management modules have been applied since June last year, when the Foundation issued the consolidated balance sheet of all Units to DGO.

This is one of the most advanced integrated management systems in the market, based on the latest technology (web, mobile, SQL, MVC) and developed with automatic modeling and generation of software through the “No Code” Genio platform. It will allow the divisions of NOVA greater agility in monitoring their activities and addressing in a dynamic way the constant and significant challenges in university management.

Quidgest obtained ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification

Quidgest recently obtained ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification from APCER in a process that covered all company activity (design, development and automatic generation of information systems and related consulting activities, training, research, technical assistance and evolutionary maintenance). Thanks to the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification, it is now possible for Quidgest to manage, even better, data protection risks. The new certification guarantees a high level of data security for all Quidgest clients.

Launching PNTL (East Timor National Police) Human Resources Management System

At the Official Ceremony of Launching PNTL (East Timor National Police) Human Resources Management System, the self- Commander-in-chief of PNTL, Commissioner Júlio da Costa Hornay and António Guedes de Amorim, Quidgest’s Sales Director at East Timor, signed the acceptance order.

Also present were the 2nd General Commander, the Administration Commander, the Head of the Human Resources Department, and the commanders or representatives of all PNTL Municipal Commands and Units.

In this important event, users received training certificates.

The project was considered a success by PNTL and the system, in full use, is now managing  four thousand police elements. The implementation, which lasted a year, was led by Joaquim Soares and guided by Marcelina da Costa, Information Systems Development Director at Quidgest East Timor.