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.


Oporto Municipal Council optimizes organizational strategy and projects management

Oporto Municipal Council is currently implementing BSC Quidgest® and Projects Management Quidgest Solutions. This acquisition is a result of a strategically aligned structure for an efficient management, focused on the established goals and on its corrections in real time if necessary,   by Autarchy.

The Balanced Scorecard system developed by Quidgest supports the organizational strategy implementation and monitoring, aligning the employees in the definition and monitoring the established goals.

The Quidgest Project Management solution will help the municipally to improve the visibility and the control of its several projects. It will also help to align the costs with the strategic priorities and to support team work to ensure the projects are delivered on time and to budget.

The both systems that will work in an integrated way will give the council the opportunity to integrate the projects results with the BSC Quidgest indicators. This will allow the people who access the Scorecards to make better decisions.

Moreover, the Quidgest Surveys Management solution will be implemented in order to provide the Autarchy total autonomy in the creation, management, shipping and processing the surveys to its suppliers, employees or partners. This solution besides reporting the results online optimizes the existing resources.

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.

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.