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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 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”.