Outstanding success for Romanian IT specialists at the European IT Excellence Awards 2010! | SIVECO Romania

Outstanding success for Romanian IT specialists at the European IT Excellence Awards 2010!

Monday, March 1, 2010

The eAgriculture solution developed and implemented by SIVECO Romania at the Payments and Interventions Agency for Agriculture (APIA) won the big prize in the Vertical Market category

Bucharest, 1st March 2010 - One of the most important IT projects develped in Romania over the past three years, the integrated solution develped by SIVECO Romania for APIA, received the title of "Winner of the European IT Excellence Award 2010".

The jury formed of indipendent industry experts of the famous European competition announced this year's winners during the Annual Awards Gala, held in London at the end of February.

"This award is a true (and very pleasant) surprise, as competition was extremely keen. This year competed 88 companies from 16 countries. The projects entering the competition were really of high impact, large scale and complexity. In the Vertical Market category, we were competing with major UK companies like Anglia Business Solutions Ltd, CTI Group [EMEA], ERI BANCAIRE SA, which says a lot about the competition's level. As one knows, the IT market in the United Kingdom is among the most competitive and mature ones in the world, and projects developed here are huge. Our success is therefore much more rewarding, as the jury's exigency is known to be very high. It is an additional confirmation that the project deployed by our team in APIA is among the most important and complex in Europe. To the success of this project have contributed both the SIVECO team and, very important, the team on behalf of APIA", said Gabriel Lospa, eAgriculture Manager within SIVECO Romania, shortly after receiving the honoring award.

Within the same competition, the company SIVECO Romania received the Finalist title for the implementation of the Documents Management solution at STX RO Offshore Tulcea (former AKER Tulcea) and of the SIVECO Business Analyzer solution at the National Bank of Romania.

"The jury was impressed by the quality of the applications and by the manner in which these were prepared. With finalists from 16 countries, these awards reflect clearly and broadly the IT competences in the European area", said John Chapman, Editorial Manager IT Europa.

"We are very touched and honoured every time our efforts get international recognition. One knows how objective and serious the evaluation of the jury for the European IT Excellence Award competition is, which is the value of the competitors and of the projects they have presented. From hundreds of projects we are developing, both in Romania and in countries on four continents, the IT system in APIA is one of the most difficult ones, for which we have made huge efforts, but which were concluded with extraordinary results. This project's complexity lies not only in the management of huge numbers resulting in subsidies from EU and national funds granted to over 1 million farmers, but also in the responsibilities proprotionate to the deep social impact that such a project implies", said Irina Socol, President and General manager of SIVECO Romania.

The European IT Excellence Awards 2010, supported by the prestigious publication IT Europa, rewards annually the most efficient software solutions dedicated to commercial and governmental organizations.

In 2008, SIVECO Romania received the title of winner for the quality of implementation and for the impact of the SEI project (the IT-based Education System), another milestone achievement of the company, but also of the Romanian IT.