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.

 

Government of Jamaica announces My HR+

In the ceremony held on March 6th at the offices of the Ministry of Finance, the Minister of State and Public Service, Fayval Williams, Deputy Financial Secretary Wayne Jones and the Director of the Transformation Implementation Unit, Maria Thompson Walters, revealed the name and the logo of the Human Capital Management System (HCMES), now called My HR +, to be developed by Quidgest for the Government of Jamaica. The implementation of the first phase of My HR + in public sector entities has already begun and should be completed by the end of 2017. Fourteen ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) were selected to be the first to use the system’s services, which Offers a standardized human resources and payroll platform.

 

The system has been developed with GENIO agile platform, based on MVC.net technology so that it can be used also in mobile devices, this is one of the most modern HR management integrated system in the market.

Quidgest is a Certified Training Company

Having been already for several years already an accredited entity, Quidgest – Consultores de Gestão, S.A., is now a Certified Training Company by DGERT in the areas of education and training:

 

  • 322 – Library science, archiving and documentation

 

  • 345 – Management and administration

 

  • 481 – Computer Science

 

  • 482 – User-oriented Computing

 

This certification translates in the recognition of the General-Directorate for Employment and Labor Relations (DGERT) regarding the resources, procedures and practices developed by the company in the training services sector, also showing a clear signal of commitment to quality and compliance of all the certification requirements

“The fact of being a certified training entity by DGERT is a guarantee in terms of quality of the services provided and consequently we are adding more value for our customers” – said Carla Joaquim Quidgest Learning Center coordinator.

Currently, the company offers specialized and certified training on the entire portfolio of systems it produces, such as Public Management, Strategic Management, Records Management, Training Management, Cyber ​​Security and Integrated Management Solutions, as well as in advanced areas of Engineering Software.

 

For more information about our training offer, contact learning@quidgest.pt

Universidade Nova de Lisboa choses Quidgest’s SINGAP SNC-AP

The International Public Tender for the ERP – ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING, of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, was awarded to Quidgest, which presented SINGAP|SNC-AP 5.0, one of the most advanced integrated management information system, together with advantageous conditions in terms of technical and economical capability

The project is part of the national and international strategy of Universidade Nova de Lisboa which aims to achieve a significant competitive advantage in terms of dynamic and digital transformation.

The system that is destined to the Foundation of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and to the eleven entities * of the current University, includes the financial, and human resources management, already fulfilling the requirements of the new accounting standard SNC AP. The implementation is expected to take place in record time, previously achieved in similar projects, including the migration of historical data, the visualization of indicators and the generation of management reports.

The long experience and recognition for the quality of service in the Public Administration, namely in the area of ​​Education and Higher Education, as well as the technological and functional adequacy to the client’s requirements, were decisive for the grade obtained and for the decision made.

Universidade Nova de Lisboa will benefit from one of the most advanced integrated management systems in the market, based on the latest Microsoft technology (web, mobile, SQL, MVC). Developed with automatic modeling and generation of software, it will allow greater agility in monitoring its activity, dynamically addressing the constant and enormous challenges in university management.

The growth of Quidgest, especially in the public sector, national and international, by the constant innovation of its products and services, continues being one of the dominant notes of its strategy. The company has just reached its best ever year in terms of sales volume, and this important project further reinforces this trend.