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Following the severe social and economic problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Council created an instrument to support the Member States’ recovery.

The European recovery and resilience plan makes available 723.8 billion euros in loans and grants to mitigate the economic and social impact of the virus, as well as make European societies and economies more sustainable, resilient and better prepared for future challenges and opportunities of the green and digital transitions.


Recovery and Resilience Plans are divided into twin transitions: climate neutrality and digital transitions. So far, 40% of the spending of the approved national plans will go towards climate measures and more than 26% to the digital transition. Although this last dimension is the smallest, technology, namely digital, crosses all the dimensions of the recovery. Given the opportunity to propel Europe’s back again to its feet and the goal to grow sustainably, it is crucial adopted technology has three features:

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1. Low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

That is, the cumulative costs of purchase price and maintenance. It is vital to look at the acquisition cost in the buying process. However, looking at the maintenance price of a solution is even more important – “if my necessities change, how much would it cost me to update this software?” or “How much will I budget annually to keep my new solutions?”.
There is no point in investing in a technology with a low acquisition price if it is too expensive to maintain or upgrade.

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2. Fast development and automation

Coupled with the forced digital transformation already happening without public funds, recovery and resilience plans around the world will dramatically increase the demand for skilled labor able to produce digital products and services.
This demand for skilled professionals concentrated quickly and immediately will surpass the programmer crisis felt in the software industry in the 1990s of the last century to cope with the “bug” of the year 2000.
Manual programmers, who typically take many months or even years to develop highly complex solutions, cannot deliver many of the projects that the market demands on time. Therefore, it is necessary to opt for a more agile and efficient form of development that drives automation throughout the process and reduces reliance on human resources.

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3. Source code and easy development

The buyer has to keep the software’s source code to reduce future dependencies with the supplier and guarantee that future development can be done by other companies or internally.
In the new low-code / no-code reality, where easy technology development is enabled by intuitive platforms and tools assisted by artificial intelligence, buyers can acquire a system and quickly equip field experts to innovate the solution continuously (e.g., provide human resources experts the development knowledge to maintain and further develop software.)
In this way, by equipping teams with the tools and knowledge required for technology development, the buyer ensures that systems are always up to date based on the actual needs of their organization.



Genio, Quidgest’s model-driven and AI-assisted tool, is the right path for the creation of sustainable software on behalf of a sustainable economy – one where the future of the organizations is not pawned by the highly expensive maintenance and update costs.

  • Automates 98% of the generated code, making the development and maintenance process substantially easier

  • Using the same resources, achieves productivity levels 10 times superior than the ones achieved by manual coders, even with the support of other low-code platforms

  • Empowers different field experts within the organization with the ability to develop or add new features to software developed through Genio

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A practical example during the pandemic

Professor and Researcher from the University of Minho João Varajão wrote recently about one of the solutions developed by Quidgest to fight the pandemic:

“On March 12, 2020, the coronavirus outbreak was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. On the same day, the CEO of Quidgest […] wrote a plan for creating a web-based software product, together with a preliminary list of requirements (related to monitoring, control, innovation management, and eradication of diseases).
The product, named VIRVI—Health Vigilance and Control Software—is presented as ‘hyper-agile emergency software for global epidemiologic challenges.’ As described by Quidgest, VIRVI is an information system aimed at supporting the monitoring and control of a virus epidemic, like COVID-19, in any country or region, in an emergency timeframe (that is, starting operating in hours). VIRVI is robust, reliable, and capable of continually evolving, forming the basis for good critical management and communication facing virus epidemics.
The first fully functional prototype of VIRVI was made available on March 22.”

The project was developed in 10 days by a part-time team that corresponds to 3.25 full-time members (read the full article here).

Quidgest has over 33 years of experience helping organizations and governments from all over world digitize their operations and improve and automate processes.
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Quidgest is a global technology company headquartered in Lisbon and a pioneer in intelligent software modeling and generation. Through its unique generative AI platform, Genio, develops complex, urgent, and specific systems, ready to evolve continuously, flexible, and scalable for various technologies and platforms. Partners and large organizations such as governments, multinational companies, and global multilateral institutions use Quidgest’s solutions to achieve their digital strategies.

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