Quidgest strengthens its presence in El Salvador by implementing a management system to support the community of War Veterans

Quidgest is currently implementing a management system designed to create a centralized register to support the community of War Veterans in El Salvador. The project is divided into two phases, focusing on the census of the target population and the development of features and services that identify their needs, with the most appropriate and effective response.

To perform a project with such an impact and relevance, Quidgest decided to partner the company Soluciones SST, a reputable Salvadoran company specialized in the field. This project is also part of the growth strategy adopted by Quidgest in countries of the region, which has also developed projects in Nicaragua.

The first phase covered the census Veterans, a total of more than 30,000 former combatants. Once the community was identified, proceeded a stage of analysis and data migration of existing records. The information collected thus allows immediate access to the history of each war veteran, as well as printing ID cards. This history contains relevant data on the damage suffered during the conflict, the characterization of the current household and their health status, employment, income, and other related information of all ex-combatants.

At a later stage, it is planned to implement a pension system and scholarships for survivors and their families, based on decision support information provided by the initial system. This project arises from a donation made by the Republic of Taiwan – China to the Department of Citizen Participation, Transparency and Corruption in El Salvador.

Furthermore, the project reinforces the presence of the technological company in the country and the region, after the implementation in 2013 of a Balanced Scorecard system in the Technical Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic of El Salvador. This system was adapted to enable the Government to improve management of public policies and better use of funds received from multilateral agencies, by creating a monitoring system by indicators (social, political and economic).

In 2014, Quidgest was also selected by the National Electrical Transmission Company (Enatrel) in Nicaragua to provide, a management software that allows to monitor continuously the organization’s performance, in partnership with a Latin American brand.

Quidgest and W.Space join together to develop a Facility Management innovator platform

Quidgest and W.Space established last month a partnership agreement to develop an innovator web platform for the Facility Management market – called WebFM, which will support the available services to the real estate assets owners, occupants and managers.

This digital platform aims to support the Facility Management activity, to guarantee the application registration and monitoring. These applications arising from Facilities contacts network that are managed by W.Space in concordance with its client’s strategy.

This solution main features allow to monitor and to control the operations in buildings in real time, to obtain updated and affordable information anywhere, which will ensure an effective services’ integrated management and will provide the appropriated support to decisions.

W.Space will be more efficient thanks to this new platform because it will automatically manage the occurrences lifecycle and it will continually evaluate the service providers’ quality. Furthermore, the system concede to identify and to monitor the KPI’s eligible in each organization strategy. This is conceded by the definition of the services evaluation criteria and by the implementation of control mechanisms of the service providers’ performance. Supported on SLA’s and KPI’s indicators, the system will foster the Facility Management good practices, the contractual transparency and the benchmarking.

To Pedro Branco Ló, W.Space FM Managing Partner, the design and development of a facility management and service-desk platform “contributes to the innovation of processes and management methodologies and it will also be structuring operational improvement for medium and long term. This aims the processes’ efficiency and the improvement of client’s services as well”.

Carlos Costa, Marketing & Partnership Business Development Manager, says that “this new project is a step forward in the business development through our partners’ network in a web and cloud logic. The company technological experience in this sector allied to W.Space “know-how” aims to identify and develop essentials functionalities to optimize a solution with this dimension.

W.Space FM is a Facility Management consulting company. Founded in 2011, the company has implemented since then integrated solutions of Services and Patrimonial Management – Property Management, Maintenance Management and Automation and Energetic Management. W.Space FM recently extended its FM services activity based on Monitoring and Management Facilities Platforms to increase the incurred costs and the achieved results visibility. This FM extended services activity has the purpose to improve the stakeholders’ satisfaction rates.

Quidgest is one of the most recent members association of TICE.PT

This month Quidgest became a member of The National Portuguese ICT Cluster – TICE.PT. The National Portuguese ICT Cluster was formally recognized by the Portuguese Government in August 2009, with headquarters in Aveiro.

It aims to place Portugal in the top 10 ranking countries of the European Union regarding the weight of TICE in the GDP, employment, RDT expenditure and in the total volume of exports.

TICE.PT was created to be the concertation platform that ensures and promotes the interfaces between the academic and the business world. In addition to this platform it was developed the 560 Business Platform to contribute for the Portuguese Economy internationalization.

This Platform connects the Portuguese companies and entrepreneurs working both in Portugal and abroad.

Becoming part of the TICE.PT network, Quidgest has the advantage of having access to its “Mirror Platforms”, but also contribute to the development and international growth of the Information Technologies, Communication and Electronics area.

By the end of 2015 first semester Quidgest had grown more than 50% on the financial sector.

The ING Belgium – Branch in Portugal is the most recent financial institution to adopt the Quidgest banking solution of the regulatory reports (COREP and FINREP). This new technological project heightens the company growth in the financial sector, in the first semester of the current year. This growth exceeded 50% when compared with the previous semester. The purpose of the system developed by Quidgest is to give access to the necessary data to send to regulatory institutions.

Currently, Quidgest is implementing in ING Belgium – Branch Portugal regulatory reports’ software. ING Belgium SA/NV – Branch in Portugal is a banking institution headquartered in Belgium and it is a part of ING N. V. Group. ING Belgium have branches in more than 40 countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia and Australia.

In the end of the first semester of 2015 the growth of this sector is extremely positive once the company billing increased more than 50% the development of both national and international financial institutions banking solutions, when compared to the previous semester. To João Teles Business Manager Banking Solutions of Quidgest, “the implementation of regulatory reports’ solution in ING Belgium strengthens commitment and hard work developed in several institutions such as Banco do Brasil, Caixa Económica da Misericórdia de Angra do Heroísmo (CEMAH) or Caixa de Crédito Agrícola Mútuo da Chamusca”.

Within the scope of Basel Accord III and similar to other banking institutions, the ING Belgium sought to implement a solution that could support the development and the release of regulatory reports to regulatory institutions. The system developed by Quidgest quickly filled that need by creating conditions that enabled the clients’ data migration to the software structure which automatically responds to the reporting.

With the regulation standardization also came up the need of implementing reports with certain criteria and uniform definitions that will cover several types of information such as the report of prudential information (COREP), the report of financial and accounting information (FINREP), the information liquidity and the information related to leverage ratio.

BSC Quidgest® supports Polytechnic of Coimbra’s strategic management

Polytechnic of Coimbra Institute (IPC) implemented this month Quidgest’s Balanced Scorecard solution. This software allows Polytechnic of  Coimbra to work with its collaborators to establish the strategic map goals and to quickly visualize its results.

BSC Quidgest® is based on R. Kaplan and D. Norton Balanced Scorecard methodology. Its main goal is to support the organizational strategic implementation and to assure the constant monitoring of the organization performance.

Joana Miguel Santos, Strategic Management Consultant of Quidgest, affirms that “the strategic communication streaming – already implemented by IPC through activities plans and others – and the periodic monitoring that this tool enables are the software capital gains. So, with BSC Quidgest® implementation IPC will be able to recognize easily and in time possible diversions due to established goals and its necessary corrections to improve performance.

Furthermore, IPC implemented recently Quidgest’s Training Management System with the intention of speeding up and automating processes related to the training system on both IPC Training Centers: INOV-IPC (targeted to staff) and CINEP (targeted to lecturers).

The Kindergartens Services of D. Pedro IV Foundation is managed by Quidgest System

Currently, Quidgest is implementing a Kindergarten Management System in D. Pedro IV Foundation which is a Private Charity Institution, founded in Lisbon I 1834.

The system developed by Quidgest allows them to manage transversally all the functional circuit of the service provided to all 6 Kindergarten’s Houses (Arroios, Calafates, Olivias, Santa Quitéria, Santana e São Vicente House).

Furthermore, the system allows them to centralize all the information, to expedite the reply deadline and to accomplish internal tasks more efficiently. The application process is now managed from the candidates’ appliance to their admission, enabling the information analysis in each stage of the process. The system also allows them to manage the waiting list, households, renewals, transfers and to calculate the monthly fees.

This project comes-up with the strong commitment by Quidgest in the healthcare industry and in social action programs. The D. Pedro IV Foundation joins the list of Private Charity Institutions that already implemented Quidgest systems, such as Raríssimas, APAV, Acreditar and CERCI Oeiras.

Quidgest sponsors the CPLP I Conference of Energy for Development

Quidgest sponsored the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries I Conference of Energy which toke place in 23 and 25 of July, in Estoril Congress Center in Cascais.

For this conference, Quidgest developed an event management system. This system allowed CPLP to manage the conference applications and participants, their spaces and the organizing team. On the other hand, the participants had access to the platform, to manage their own profile and interact actively with other participants by choosing different privacy levels of their personal data.

This Conference had the participation of CPLP governments, academics, specialists and entrepreneurs of the energy industry worldwide. It intends to add value to political, economic and financial roles of the energy industry in CPLP, to recognize the geostrategic and geopolitics potential of this industry on a global scale and to create a global citizenship to the energy industry.

The CPLP I Conference of Energy for Development was institutionally supported by the Portuguese Government through the Ministry of Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy, Presidency of the Republic and the Cascais Municipal Council.

For more information check the official website of the “CPLP I Conference of Energy for Development”.

Quidgest establishes partnership with Brazilian company

Quidgest established, on the 12th of March, a partnership with the Brazilian company Vision IT. Cristina Marinhas, CEO of Quidgest and Pedro Pereira, CEO of Vision IT, signed a partnership agreement between the two companies.

The agreement aims to promote the sharing of information and joint participation in tenders and projects related to the business areas of each party. The collaboration between the two companies will complement, on the one hand, the Vision IT consulting services with the software developed by Quidgest and, on the other hand, the advantage of the Vision IT’s know-how in consulting.

Founded in 2014, Vision IT started its activity in Brazil with solutions in the area of ​​Information Technology, with particular focus on Facility Management, Energy Efficiency, Monitoring and Safety Facilities and Management solutions.

Quidgest develops Regulatory Reports solution for the Brazil Bank

Quidgest was the technological company chosen to implement a regulatory reporting solution (FINREP) at Brazil Bank, a financial institution headquartered in Brasilia and in more than twenty countries around the world. The solution aims to address and support the banking institution in the information compliance.

The reporting solution to be implemented by Quidgest aims to support the Brazil Bank in the development and delivery of new regulatory reports defined under the Basel III agreement. The application creates conditions for rapid query and generation of information to be reported. It also enables the migration of customer data for the software structure, which automatically, responds to the report.

The Basel III agreement refers to a set of new rules of the banking regulatory system, which arise in the context of the recent international financial crisis to improve the definition of global capital and liquidity rules, and increase the sector’s stability. With the regulatory uniformization, came the need to implement reporting requirements with uniform definitions that will cover the reporting of financial and accounting information (FINREP).

CEMAH – Caixa Económica de Angra do Heroísmo is one of the latest Quidgest’ clients to have implemented the regulatory reports solution developed by Quidgest.


Quidgest “Better Decisions” award-winning book launch

“Collaborate to Innovate” book launch, wrote by Fernando de Sousa Cardoso and Ileana Pardal, took place last Friday, 6th March. João Paulo Carvalho, Senior Partner of Quidgest was one of the speakers invited to present the book that won the “Better Decisions” Awards organized by the company. The prize included the publication of the work by Edições Sílabo, as well as a prize of € 2,500.00 for the authors.

The session, scheduled for 18.30, had the participation of fifty people. The presentation of the Book was made by guest speakers António Sampaio da Nóvoa, Professor at the Institute of Education, University of Lisbon and João Paulo Carvalho, Senior Partner of Quidgest.

The “Better Decisions” awards arose as part of celebrations of Quidgest 25th anniversary, at which time the company decided to reward the three best works on the national decision-making model and therefore relaunch this important debate and revive the production of studies in this area, ​​extremely important for the competitiveness of the national economy.

The initiative was supported by Nova School of Business and Economics, ISEG – Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão, ENSP – Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, ISCAC – Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração de Coimbra, Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, COTEC Portugal, APDSI – Associação para a Promoção e Desenvolvimento da Sociedade de Informação, Edições Sílabo, APOGEP – Associação Portuguesa de Gestão de Projetos, Observatório Político and Jornal OJE.