Asseco Poland https://pl.asseco.com/ pl_PL Sat, 07 Dec 2019 02:59:39 +0100 Sat, 07 Dec 2019 02:59:39 +0100 TYPO3 EXT:news news-3494 Thu, 21 Nov 2019 11:36:52 +0100 Double-digit growth of revenues and operating profit - dynamic development of Asseco in three quarters of 2019 https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/double-digit-growth-of-revenues-and-operating-profit-dynamic-development-of-asseco-in-three-quarters-of-2019-3495/ In the first three quarters of 2019, the Group's revenues increased by 16% and reached the level of PLN 7.7 billion. Operating profit amounted to PLN 715 million, which marked an increase by 28% versus the corresponding period in 2018. Asseco successfully continues its development strategy on foreign markets, where it generates 88% of its revenues. Asseco's core business is the sale of proprietary software and services, which, after a 16% increase, amounted to over PLN 6.3 billion. For the purpose of assessing the financial and business position of Asseco, the key information are the basic figures published on a non-IFRS basis. They supplement the data reported in accordance with IFRS*. After three quarters of 2019, non-IFRS operating profit amounted to PLN 885.5 million and was higher by 19%, while non-IFRS net profit amounted to PLN 270.2 million.    

We are satisfied with our results and the dynamic development of Asseco on international markets. In particular, we are pleased with the double-digit increases in revenues and operating profit. We see a positive impact of the implementation of our strategy, which is based on international expansion and diversification of our business. Asseco International achieved a 13% increase in sales to PLN 2.0 billion and improved its profitability. The Formula Systems Group also achieved a higher margin with a double-digit increase in revenues. Acquisitions carried out during the reported quarters give us interesting prospects for development on new markets as well as for expanding our offer of innovative IT products. We generated PLN 893.8 million in revenues in the Asseco Poland  segment. We are pleased with the signing of new, long-term contracts with public sector institutions and enterprises with a total value of several hundred million PLN. We also observed an increase in sales in the health sector, thanks to the implementation of new, important projects related to the digitization of this area. In addition, we achieved very good results in the banking sector, despite the high base of revenues generated in the same period in the previous year, said Rafał Kozłowski, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

The revenues of the Asseco Group are diversified by sectors, and in the first three quarters of 2019 they were the following: 39% (PLN 3.0 billion) generated by banking and finance, 38% (PLN 2.9 billion) by general business and 23% (PLN 1.8 billion) by public administration. Asseco is also geographically diversified and presents its results broken down by three segments: Formula Systems generated 62% of the Group's consolidated sales revenues (PLN 4.8 billion), Asseco International - 26% (PLN 2.0 billion), and Asseco Poland - 12% (PLN 0.9 billion).

Currently, the Group's order backlog for 2019 at the revenue level amounts to PLN 10.1 billion and is by 14% higher than the backlog presented in November 2018.

*Non-IFRS figures include adjustments for: the cost of amortization of intangible assets recognized under the combination settlement (PPA), the costs of share-based payment transactions with employees (SBP) and the costs and financial revenues resulting from the transactions of purchase and sales of companies (M&A) and tax effects associated with them).

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news-3408 Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:16:58 +0200 Asseco the "Leader of Cooperation" according to the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-the-leader-of-cooperation-according-to-the-social-insurance-institution-zus-3409/ On October 10, 2019, the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) celebrated its 85th anniversary. The jubilee ceremonies were an opportunity to appreciate institutions and companies that cooperate with ZUS on a daily basis and support it in carrying out its statutory tasks. The "Leader of Cooperation" award was granted to Asseco, among others. It was received on behalf of the company by Sławomir Szmytkowski, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

We are very happy to have been awarded the title of "Leader of Cooperation". It is a confirmation that we are a trusted and proven partner of the Social Insurance Institution, with which we have been cooperating for over 20 years. The ZUS Comprehensive IT System (KSI ZUS) created within the framework of this cooperation serves over 25 million Poles. It should be emphasized that ZUS has never failed its customers, who always receive their pensions on time. Thanks to KSI, ZUS is also the leader of the state administration in launching electronic services such as eContributions, eFiles or eZLA and in the integration within the social security system at the European level (EESSI). These undoubted successes would not have been possible without the exceptionally good cooperation between ZUS and Asseco, said Sławomir Szmytkowski.

During the ceremony it was emphasized that ZUS had clearly defined plans for the future. It focuses on the further development of modern e-administration to make it easier for citizens to settle their matters and to fully automate the granting and payment of benefits. I hope that our cooperation will contribute to the implementation of these plans, he added.

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news-3403 Mon, 14 Oct 2019 16:03:14 +0200 "Digital identity. Is a bank really sure that I am who I am?" - Summary of the Asseco Banking Forum 2019 https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/translate-to-english-%e2%80%9etozsamosc-cyfrowa-czy-bank-na-pewno-wie-ze-ja-to-ja%e2%80%9d-%e2%80%93-podsumowanie-asseco-banking-forum-2019-3406/ The development of modern technologies and the progressive computerization of processes shed new light on the issue of digital identity of citizens. For years, banks have been trusted institutions processing sensitive data. They are therefore largely responsible for ensuring an adequate level of safety. How should the correct verification of customer identity be carried out? How far should the state's cooperation with banks go with regard to the provision of information? Where are the boundaries of responsibility between both parties - these were the main topics of the Asseco Banking Forum 2019. This year's fifth edition of the event took place on October 10 in Warsaw and gathered nearly 270 representatives of the financial and IT sectors. Adam Góral, President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland, opened the conference with a speech. He welcomed the participants and emphasized the importance of the banking sector.

The banking sector is undoubtedly the leader of all sectors. We set trends and we should be proud of that, said Asseco's President.

Adam Góral also pointed out that the participation of the Minister of Digitization in the Asseco Banking Forum proved that the banking sector had been recognized by the state administration as a leader in the field of new technologies.

The panel discussion was preceded by the presentation "Personal Identity and Digital Identity" by Marian Giersz, Lawyer at PwCLegal, who talked about when we began to build digital identity and how it differed from personal identity. He also asked important questions about whether citizens had agreed that banks could provide their identity to the state and whether banks wanted to provide such services when they were free of charge.

Sweden has approached this issue in a market-based manner. It is a federal model, where private entities can provide identity, they can join the system, of course after meeting the relevant requirements and regulations. It was very successful, because 9.5 million citizens generate over 300 million transactions a year, said Marian Giersz. In Poland we have the beginnings of the Swedish model, because we have private centers that provide electronic signatures, such as Asseco or banks that allow us to open an ePuap account, he added.

In turn, according to Marek Zagórski, the Minister of Digitization, who participated in the debate "Is a bank really sure that I am who I am?", the Swedish model was already in place.

We have built what I call the digital identity ecosystem. This ecosystem consists of several elements, including, apart from ID with an electronic layer, a national node, which connects not only administrative portals, but also the first electronic identification scheme issued by banks, said the minister. The trusted profile alone is currently used by 4.2 million citizens. Adding to this means of identification based on identity and bank credentials will result in tens of millions of operations per day, but most of all we will have several million users with means of identification, he added.

Electronic identity is the element that will materialize anyway. The point is to do this in a coordinated and absolutely safe way, and I think that every bank can automatically ensure it. The essence of our functioning is to confirm the identity of the client, continued Brunon Bartkiewicz, President of the Management Board of ING Bank Śląski. At the same time, he stated that banks did not have to be the only providers of identity.

In turn, Zbigniew Pomianek, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland, pointed out that banks did not have much competition in this respect.

Banks have a natural advantage in terms of how they are audited and regulated. Generally speaking, the certainty of verification of data held by a bank is much greater than in other institutions. I think this gives banks a very big advantage when it comes to the credibility of identity, said the member of the Management Board of Asseco. However, he added that there were also certain risks.

The threat is unknown customer behavior or clients' actions that we can predict, but cannot do much about them. The banks are at a very high level in terms of safeguards, both technical and procedural, which are to ensure that the mistake of an individual person does not lead to the opening up of a bank access in a dangerous way. The most difficult part to deliver are the solutions that are on the user side. Firstly, there is the problem of educating a client, and secondly, where the responsibility for his behaviour lies, Zbigniew Pomianek summed up.

One cannot eliminate all the risks. The cost of providing such a solution would be astronomical. This technology and learning algorithms, which, by observing the behavior of customers, anticipate certain events, i.e. are a must. However, we will not escape from the issue of customer education, said Mirosław Skiba, President of the Management Board of SGB-Bank.

Responding to customer needs, we want processes to be simple, fast and ergonomic. For these processes to be safe, customer experience will be at a lower level, said Jacek Obłękowski, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Horum. In several countries we have surveyed customer preferences. We asked clients which physiological elements of the biometric process would be the most appropriate. Two features were pointed to most often - face recognition and fingerprint, he added.

The results of this research are consistent with the data presented by Tomasz Lesio, Senior Product Portfolio Manager at Asseco Poland, who, during his speech, talked about how effective digital identity verification should have been carried out and what solutions were offered in this area by the market of new technologies.

From the perspective of using biometric methods, it can be observed that the fingerprint is the most frequently used (57%) method, followed by facial recognition (14%), said Asseco's expert. He also presented the types of biometry, within which one could distinguish physiological factors unique to each human being: face, fingerprints, blood vessel system, hands, eyes, ears, DNA and those related to behavior: voice intonation, handwritten signature, type of walk.

Tomasz Leś ended his presentation with a question whether we were able to cope with the recognition of a person without artificial intelligence? It served as a prelude to the debate "Should the AI replace a man in confirming his identity?"

Artificial intelligence can somehow replace humans, but under certain conditions, said Krzysztof Polcyn, Innovation Director, EFL Group. It all depends on how we define artificial intelligence. If we assume a very broad definition, that this is any algorithm that converts something into a result, I can confidently say that in all Polish banks such basic algorithms work and that they have artificial intelligence. And maybe it has not replaced man yet, but it certainly supports him, he explained.

Artificial intelligence will not replace man, because he has to decide about similarity parameters, about which elements and at what level should be used, added Tomasz Leś, Senior Product Portfolio Manager, Asseco Poland. On the other hand, it would be difficult for a man to act alone, especially when it comes to the accuracy of verifications. Artificial intelligence will certainly strongly support this process, while man, even if only for legal reasons, will certainly not be eliminated from it, he added.

What is simple and quick can be done without human intervention. I think that in a few years' time in the banking sector, artificial intelligence will be used on a massive scale, but in very simple processes, for example as a call center support. In most banks it has been already in use, said Robert Tórz, Director of the Department of Individual Customer and Mobile Banking, SGB-Bank. The business logic of banks now focuses primarily on customer service. All the new technologies, system automation, robotization - all this is aimed primarily at the frontend, i.e. easy customer service, he added.

Tomasz Chmielewski, Chief Expert of Digital Ecosystem, ING Bank Śląski S.A. answered the question asked by Tomasz Bitner, Editor-in-Chief of Computerworld, who conducted the debate, whether banks were not afraid that their customers would have a feeling of a lower standard of services.

We are afraid of poor customer service, regardless of whether an employee or a bot is responsible for it, said the representative of Digital Ecosystem, ING Bank Śląski S.A. I assume that a customer primarily wants to be served well, the tool is of secondary importance. I believe that if these mechanisms work well, they will not reduce quality. It is true that there are studies that show that customers do not particularly like to use automatic machines, but most often because these machines are at a low level, while a well-functioning machine should serve the customer efficiently. We already have research that shows that there are certain areas where a customer willingly uses them, e.g. in debt collection, he added.

In the next part of the conference, Joan ManelCastells, Sales Director, Mitek Systems, explained what  onboarding of a customer in a bank was and what he paid attention to during this process.

27% of customers resign from onboarding if they think it is not safe enough, and 60% if it lasts too long, said Joan Manel Castells. On the other hand, identity theft in 2018 cost half a billion euros in the European Union alone, he added.

At the end of this panel Wojciech Nowak, Director of the Production Department, Asseco Poland presented the process of onboarding a bank customer with the use of the Asseco system.

In turn, experts from Asseco and Santander Leasing talked about how to implement the paperless process and whether it was safe.

How much paper did we use to produce contracts for 300-billion-portfolio?, wondered Mariusz Włodarczyk, Managing Director of the legal area, after-sales service and insurance, Santander Leasing. We must all remember that the activities we perform on a daily basis, the contracts we sign require paper only because sometimes we have unreflectively written that the contract requires a written form for its validity, he added.
We broadly look at issues related to banking and leasing processes. We have successfully introduced signatures at the Santander bank itself, including those for signing specific documents or even those that are important from the point of view of identity, said Artur Miękina, Director of the Security and Trust Services Division at Asseco Data Systems. We often get, for example by e-mail, some statements from different institutions and we do not know if they are really from that institution, because these pdf files are often unsecured. We must therefore take into account that identity is not only a physical identity, it is also a legal identity and there are also certain legal consequences behind this identity, he added.

At the end of the forum, the participants saw how digital identity could be stolen and how it could be used. Marcin Maj, an expert in cyber security from the service Niebezpiecznik.pl, spoke on this subject.He also provided data on the banking sector.

We have "good news" from the Polish Bank Association: in 2019, there were "only" over 7,800 cases of using another person's document, and the total number of thwarted attempts to defraud loans amounted to "only" 2,239, said Marcin Maj.

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news-3400 Tue, 01 Oct 2019 09:48:09 +0200 Asseco launches e-Services suite in Voivodship Hospital in Płock https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-launches-e-services-suite-in-voivodship-hospital-in-plock-3401/ Asseco has completed the implementation of a uniform Hospital Information System in the Voivodship Hospital in Płock. The project has included the expansion of the software already operating in the facility with additional functionalities. This will provide patients and medical personnel with access to a package of e-Services. On September 26, 2019, a press conference on this issue was held with the participation of Marshal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship Adam Struzik. The Company was represented by Jan Butkiewicz, Deputy Director of the Healthcare Division, Asseco Poland. The development of the hospital IT system will bring benefits to patients, medical personnel and contractors cooperating with the facility and managing the unit.

The beneficiaries will gain access to e-Registration, which will significantly save their time and improve the work of the hospital. The patients will have access to their own account, as well as to catalogued, up-to-date and confirmed information about the scope of medical services. They will also be able to book appointments on their own.

In turn, thanks to the launch of the Medical Information Portal, the medical personnel will gain access to applications such as e-Documentation, e-Interview or e-Consent, which will significantly improve the effectiveness of the hospital employees' operational activities.

The implementation of the e-Contractor module will improve, among others, the handling of medical examination referrals in other units, the management of bookings and will guarantee online access to the results of the examination. Moreover, the Laboratory Information System is currently integrated with other e-Services and will support external contractors in the scope of archiving, verifying and distributing results.

The project, which we have implemented in the Voivodship Hospital Complex in Płock, will allow us to transfer many processes, including registration, medical interview, referrals for examination and medical documentation handling, to the electronic sphere, which will significantly shorten the time of their implementation. In my opinion, the long-term result will be the strengthening of the hospital's potential and its competitiveness in relation to other institutions, as well as the improvement of the quality and availability of medical services, said Jan Butkiewicz, Deputy Director of the Healthcare Division, Asseco Poland.

The implementation was carried out under two projects: "E-health for Mazowsze" and "Development of IT systems in the Voivodship Hospital Complex in Płock E-health 2.0".

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news-3396 Mon, 30 Sep 2019 09:44:37 +0200 Asseco awarded in the "Golden Hundred" ranking https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-awarded-in-the-golden-hundred-ranking-3397/ Asseco has been awarded in the "Golden Hundred" ranking of the largest companies in the Podkarpacie region in as many as three categories. The final gala took place on September 25, 2019 in the Exhibition and Congress Center in Jasionka. Asseco took the first place in the following categories: the "creators of the Podkarpacie economy", "large dividends for shareholders" and "record-breaking profitability of sales". The "Golden Hundred" ranking was created with the scientific and research cooperation of the Małopolska Economic Institute and the Podkarpacie branch of the Polish Economic Society. The ranking was held under the patronage of Władysław Ortyl, Marshal of the Podkarpacie Voivodeship and Ewa Leniart, Voivode of the Podkarpacie Voivodeship. It was the 13th edition of the ranking.

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news-3390 Fri, 27 Sep 2019 10:51:31 +0200 Asseco Poland celebrates the 15th anniversary of its debut on the WSE https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-poland-celebrates-the-15th-anniversary-of-its-debut-on-the-wse-3391/ Asseco Poland celebrates the 15th anniversary of its debut on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). In this period, the company significantly increased its shareholder value: the stock exchange capitalization increased 10-fold to the level of over PLN 4 billion. This is the result of a consistently implemented strategy, assuming both organic growth and international expansion. Today, Asseco is a global software producer operating in over 50 countries. Asseco, then known as Comp Rzeszów, had its Warsaw Stock Exchange debut on September 27, 2004. The market capitalization of the company on the debut day was about PLN 420 million. 15 years since that event passed and the value of Asseco on the stock exchange exceeds PLN 4 billion. During this period Asseco became a truly global software producer. Thanks to the implementation of the international expansion strategy, today the company is present in over 50 countries, and its revenues are over 80 times higher than in 2004 and exceed PLN 9 billion. In 2004 Comp Rzeszów employed 275 people. Currently, more than 25 thousand employees worldwide work for Asseco's results on a daily basis.

The success of Asseco is an example of how a stock exchange can support the implementation of a company's development vision and how to effectively conquer the world with the help of a capital market. Functioning as a public company translates positively not only into the development of a company itself, but also has a positive impact on the standards of its operation. Before Asseco debuted on the Warsaw Stock Exchange in 2004, we had only been a mid-sized IT company in Poland. Today we are the sixth-largest software producer in Europe, employing over 25 thousand people in more than 50 countries. It has been possible thanks to a good strategy and intensive work of many people, but also thanks to the fact that a businessman like me had the opportunity to raise capital on the basis of the rules that had been in force for many years on our western competitors' markets. If the Polish capital market had not trusted us, Asseco Poland would not have existed. The stock exchange is conducive to visionaries and it is important that other Polish companies have such an opportunity and want to take advantage of it, said Adam Góral, President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

Over the years, Asseco has developed a strong position on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. The company is a part of the prestigious WIG30 index, which groups the largest and most liquid companies. Asseco Poland is also the largest company in the WIG-Informatyka sector index. Recently, the company has entered the newly created WIGtech index, which includes companies operating in the area of new technologies. Thanks to the consistent payment of high dividend, the company was qualified to the WIGdiv index. In 2018, Asseco was ranked among 37 Polish companies listed on the developed market indices of the global agency FTSE Russell.




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news-3388 Fri, 27 Sep 2019 10:44:15 +0200 Asseco in TOP 3 of the Forbes Dividend Companies Ranking https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-in-top-3-of-the-forbes-dividend-companies-ranking-3389/ Asseco has been ranked among the top 3 private listed companies paying the highest dividends according to the Forbes ranking. The list includes companies from various sectors of the economy, and is based on the data for 2019. Asseco regularly shares profits with its shareholders and for over a decade has been paying out high dividends every year. In total, the Company paid out PLN 26.49 per share, which means that long-term shareholders have received a refund of half of the present value of Asseco Poland's shares (at the end of August).

According to the organizers of the ranking of companies paying dividends, there is a steady increase in the number of companies paying dividends. Such a situation is connected with the development of the domestic economy. Companies are also becoming stronger in terms of capital and can afford to pay out profits in the form of dividends.

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news-3361 Tue, 24 Sep 2019 11:29:24 +0200 Asseco implements e-Health in Opolskie Voivodeship https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-implements-e-health-in-opolskie-voivodeship-3363/ Asseco, the largest Polish software vendor, will implement electronic medical documentation system and e-Health services in 5 hospitals and a complex of medical schools in the Opolskie region. It is one of the largest projects of this type in the region, and its value amounts to almost PLN 4 million gross. Medical institutions throughout Poland are facing the challenge of implementing electronic medical documentation (EDM) and continuous improvement of the quality of services offered. The Opolskie Voivodeship has just made a big step in building e-Health in its region. The Opole Rehabilitation Center in Korfantów, the Independent Public Healthcare Center ZOZ in Głuchołazy, the Independent Public Healthcare Center in Kędzierzyn-Koźle, the Healthcare Center in Biała, Neurosis Therapy Center in Moszna and the Medical School Complex in Brzeg have signed an agreement with Asseco Poland - the leader among software providers for the health care sector. It includes implementation of the system of electronic medical documentation and increasing the functionality of the existing ones, launching new e-services for patients, as well as modernization of the integrated IT system (HIS), which runs in these institutions.

I am glad that we will be able to implement this project, so important for the whole voivodeship. Informatization of the health care system is conducted primarily with patients in mind and I hope that soon they will feel positive effects of building e-health in the Opolskie region, said Jan Butkiewicz, Director of the Health Care Division at Asseco Poland. An example of an innovative solution that will be implemented is a virtual assistant, thanks to which patients will be able to quickly find a suitable unit and a doctor who will take care of their illness.

The whole investment will take place within the framework of the project "Popularization of the e-services provision within the cooperation network of medical units and educational institution in the Opolskie Voivodeship".

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). For over 27 years it has been creating technologically advanced software for companies and institutions from key sectors of the economy. It is a leader in the market of IT solutions for healthcare and a manufacturer of proprietary IT solutions used by over 450 hospitals in Poland, units of the National Health Fund, blood donation and blood transfusion centers, health resorts, as well as about 10,000 clinics and doctor's offices.

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news-3347 Wed, 11 Sep 2019 15:03:36 +0200 Asseco supports the Polish national team at the Robotics Olympics in Dubai https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-supports-the-polish-national-team-at-the-robotics-olympics-in-dubai-3348/ Asseco has become the main sponsor of the Polish national team at the FIRST Global Challenge Robotics Olympics. The event will take place on October 24-27, 2019 in Dubai. Poland will be represented by the Spice Gears team from Kraśnik. This is another initiative of Asseco within the Asseco for the Future project.

At Asseco, we are constantly thinking about the future and are engaged in projects promoting the development of innovation and information technology. Therefore, we have created the Asseco for the Future program, under which we support talented teams participating in technology competitions in Poland and around the world. We are also pleased to be able to support Spice Gears, which specializes in robotics. We keep fingers crossed for our team, said Artur Wiza, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

On August 19, the Spice Gears group visited the Asseco office in Warsaw to present the team for the Olympics and show what the robots it constructs are capable of. The team will once again represent the country as Team Poland. The team for the FIRST Global Challenge includes: Dominika Mazur, Agnieszka Sych, Jan Gryta, Łukasz Nawrocki oraz Kamil Janik. It is worth mentioning that only one team from a given country is always invited to the competition.

Apart from the robot competition, it is important for the organizers of the event to pay attention to the challenges facing the world. This year it is the protection of the oceans.

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news-3339 Wed, 04 Sep 2019 14:03:37 +0200 Asseco's strong position in the international arena - Rzeczpospolita daily's report https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/assecos-strong-position-in-the-international-arena-rzeczpospolita-dailys-report-3340/ Asseco has been included among the leaders of the list of Polish companies investing on foreign markets. The ranking has been prepared by the Rzeczpospolita daily. It takes into account the figures on the value of foreign assets held and company revenues for 2018. Formula Systems belonging to the Asseco Group has been ranked 4th with nearly PLN 5.5 billion of assets held in 23 countries in total, and Asseco International has been ranked 8th with PLN 3.1 billion of assets held in 26 markets. In terms of sales revenues, Formula Systems has been ranked 5th with PLN 5.4 billion, while Asseco International has been ranked 9th with PLN 2.6 billion.

The ranking of Rzeczpospolita has been prepared on the basis of data from annual financial statements of companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE), as well as information disclosed by non-public entities.

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news-3325 Tue, 27 Aug 2019 09:44:51 +0200 Asseco's dynamic growth - record-breaking sales and further expansion on international markets https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/assecos-dynamic-growth-record-breaking-sales-and-further-expansion-on-international-markets-3326/ In the first half of 2019, Asseco achieved a record-breaking sales and significant growth at the level of operating profit. The Group's sales revenues in this period reached the level of nearly PLN 5 billion. Asseco successfully continues its growth strategy on foreign markets, where it generates 88% of its sales revenues. Asseco's core business is the sale of proprietary software and services, which in the last semester reached over PLN 4 billion or 82% of the Group's total turnover. The Group's operating profit amounted to PLN 453.6 million or 22% more than in the corresponding period in the previous year. For the assessment of the financial position and business development of the Asseco Group, the basic figures published on a non-IFRS basis constitute an important piece of information. They are complementary to the data reported under the IFRS standard*. In the first half of 2019, non-IFRS operating profit amounted to PLN 565 million and was higher by 13%, while non-IFRS net profit amounted to PLN 180 million.

This was another good quarter for Asseco. We are satisfied with our results and once again we report double-digit increases in revenues and operating profit. We are particularly pleased with the positive impact of our strategy, which is based on international expansion. Over PLN 3 billion in revenues and 18%-growth in the Formula Systems Group companies, as well as PLN 1.3 billion in sales and 10%-growth in Asseco International are the result of consistent diversification of our business. Recent acquisitions give us interesting prospects for growth on new markets and for expanding our offer of innovative IT products. We are also satisfied with our performance in Poland, especially in the banking sector. Despite a very successful 2018 year and a high base effect associated with it, in the past six months we again achieved excellent results and we also see good prospects in the public sector. Large tenders were resolved and we signed new, important agreements with public sector institutions and enterprises, including ARiMR (the Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture), KRUS (the Farmers' Social Security Fund), ZUS (the Social Insurance Institution) and PGNiG. We are also actively developing promising areas, such as cyber security or cloud solutions, said Rafał Kozłowski, Vice President of the Management Board, Asseco Poland.

The sales revenues of the Asseco Group are diversified by sectors. In the first half of 2019 the banking and finance segment accounted for 40% (PLN 2.0 billion) of total sales, the general business segment for 37% (PLN 1.8 billion) and the public administration segment for 23% (PLN 1.2 billion). Asseco is also geographically diversified and presents its results broken down by three segments: Formula Systems generated 61% of the Group's consolidated revenues (PLN 3 billion), Asseco International - 27% (PLN 1.3 billion), and Asseco Poland - 12% (PLN 0.6 billion).

At present, the Group's order backlog for 2019 at the level of revenues amounts to PLN 9.1 billion and is by 13% higher than in the case of the backlog presented in August 2018.

*Non-IFRS figures include adjustments for: the cost of amortization of intangible assets recognized under the combination settlement (PPA), the costs of share-based payment transactions with employees (SBP) and the costs and financial revenues resulting from the transactions of purchase and sales of companies (M&A) and tax effects associated with them).


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news-3305 Thu, 08 Aug 2019 11:16:21 +0200 Patients of Voivodeship Hospital Complex in Toruń with mobile access to medical information https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/patients-of-voivodeship-hospital-complex-in-torun-with-mobile-access-to-medical-information-3306/ The Voivodeship Hospital Complex in Toruń has implemented the mobile Informacje Medyczne application developed by Asseco Poland - the largest software producer in Poland, specializing in health care systems. Thanks to the new solution, the patients will gain quick access to their medical records. In addition, they will be able to sign up for a visit at units cooperating with the hospital. The project partner was Infocomp Sp. z o.o. This is the first implementation of the Asseco Informacje Medyczne application in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship. The Asseco Informacje Medyczne application ensures efficient exchange of medical documentation between patients and physicians and medical personnel. The solution enables remote access to information on treatment and results of examinations, without the need to visit a facility. What is important, the entire process takes place in compliance with the highest security standards for the protection of sensitive data. The application also reduces the time of a visit, as patients can submit their examination documents before they visit at a facility.

The Voivodeship Hospital in Toruń is one of the largest health care institutions in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship. Our priority is to provide patients with quick and convenient access to medical services. This is possible thanks to such applications as Informacje Medyczne developed by Asseco. The solution makes it possible for them to access the results of examinations and information cards of hospital treatment from a mobile phone. This significantly saves their time, and at the same time shortens queues, said Sylwia Sobczak, Director of the Voivodeship Hospital in Toruń.

This is the next stage of the digitization of the Voivodeship Hospital in Toruń, in which Asseco actively participates. Our flagship IT system, which supports both the medical and administrative parts - Asseco Medical Management Solutions - is already operating in the unit. We are pleased that once again we have been trusted and we can participate in the development of this facility so that it can offer its patients services at the highest level. The Informacje Medyczne application, which we have now launched, guarantees mobile access to medical records and their electronic exchange between units. This brings time saving for both users and employees of the medical unit, said Krzysztof Groyecki, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

Infocomp has been cooperating with Asseco for many years. Together we participate in the process of digitization of medical facilities, both large hospitals and outpatient clinics. The Voivodeship Hospital in Toruń is an example of how to use the latest technologies to create a uniform IT system for a unit that serves its patients in five different locations in Toruń. We are pleased that thanks to our joint effort and many months of work, we can now provide patients with mobile access to their medical data. I think this is a good start and I hope that soon other medical centers in the Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship will follow the example of the hospital in Toruń and implement the Asseco Informacje Medyczne application. Everyone will benefit from it, and most of all the patients themselves, said Michał Maksymowicz, President of the Management Board of Infocomp Sp. z o.o.

Asseco is currently piloting the Informacje Medyczne application in selected locations, including the St. Ludwig Children's Hospital in Kraków.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). For 25 years it has been developing technologically advanced software for companies and institutions from key sectors of the economy. It is currently the largest IT company in Central Europe and the sixth largest software producer in Europe. It is a leader in the market of IT solutions for healthcare and a manufacturer of proprietary IT solutions used by over 450 hospitals in Poland, units of the National Health Fund, blood donation and blood transfusion centres, health resorts, as well as over 14,000 medical clinics and surgeries. Asseco software was successfully tested during the Connectathon IHE marathon in the Hague in 2018. This is an official confirmation of the effective interaction of Asseco systems with other IT solutions and their compatibility with the IHE integration profiles. The use of IHE profiles is recommended by the European Commission and the Centre for Health Information Systems (CSIOZ).

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news-3289 Wed, 24 Jul 2019 11:14:46 +0200 PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny orders Asseco Poland's Central Billing System https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/pgnig-obrot-detaliczny-orders-asseco-polands-central-billing-system-3290/ PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny has concluded an agreement with Asseco Poland for the development and implementation of the Central Billing System (CSB). The solution will improve the quality and shorten the time of service for individual customers of PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny and small companies. The system will be ready and supplied with data by mid-2022 at the latest.

It is one of the largest projects of this type in the power sector in Central and Eastern Europe. Thanks to the implementation of the Central Billing System, the largest retail service provider in Grupa PGNiG will receive a solution to provide even more effective services to our current and future customers. We estimate that the new solution will benefit nearly 7 million gas and electricity consumers in Poland, said Maciej Woźniak, Vice-President of PGNiG SA for Commercial Affairs.

The system will allow us to effectively offer new products and related services. With access to up-to-date data, we will be able to reduce operational risks and simplify management processes. I am convinced that Asseco Poland will build for us the most innovative customer service system in this part of Europe, said Henryk Mucha, President of PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny.

The main part of the contract to be executed by Asseco Poland involves, among others, developing a new dedicated, redundant technical infrastructure (ensuring full business continuity management) and migrating all PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny's customers, including the history of settlements from 98 instances of databases within the framework of 4 different billing solutions currently in place, to one central system. During this time, the provision of services to PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny's customers will be uninterrupted. Under the signed contract, the supplier will also transfer all source codes to the system and will provide full maintenance service for a period of 5 years from the date of the completion of the system implementation.

The solution, fully scalable, will provide together with the CRM system comprehensive support for sales and customer service on the mass market. The processes will be fully centralized and unified, which will result in more efficient management of the country's largest database of gas contracts.

The contract we are going to execute for PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny is a complex project on a very large scale. As a result, the largest gas supplier in Poland will gain one of the most modern solutions on the market, fully adapted to the challenges of the digital economy. The system will make it possible for the company to create new innovative products for its customers, reduce operating costs and adapt quickly to changes. Asseco has a unique and long-standing experience in managing large scale system transformations, data migration and implementation of Billing & CIS systems. An example are the projects carried out for the largest power suppliers in Poland, said Paweł Piwowar, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

The Central Billing System will operate on the basis of the functionalities offered by Asseco Utility Management Solutions Billing & CIS. AUMS is a technologically advanced solution, allowing for mass and cyclical settlement of gas fuel, electricity, as well as other products and services.
The Central Billing System is the most important, but not the only IT project implemented by PGNiG Obrót Detaliczny as part of the company's operational strategy for 2017-2020. In 2018, the company launched the BOK mobile application, which is used by over 260,000 active clients. In June 2019 a project was completed which involved migrating clients from six former electronic Customer Service Offices (BOK) to a common database, which allowed to launch one, effectively managed eBOK for over million users. In turn, 832,000 customers are already using the EKO-invoice service. In addition, the company has introduced the possibility, unique on European scale, to conclude and transfer a gas contract in its entirety via the internet.

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news-3285 Wed, 24 Jul 2019 09:54:22 +0200 Asseco strengthens its position in the power industry – Spanish Tecsisa joins the Group https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-strengthens-its-position-in-the-power-industry-%e2%80%93-spanish-tecsisa-joins-the-group-3286/ Asseco has acquired a 51% stake in the Spanish company Tecsisa, which provides IT solutions for the power sector. It currently operates in Spain, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and Argentina and has growth prospects in other markets including Portugal, Chile, Panama, Colombia, the US, Australia and South Africa. Owing to this transaction, Asseco will strengthen its international position in the utility sector and expand its product portfolio. Tecsisa provides native cloud and Big Data applications running on the technologically advanced Kommodo platform. It is the flagship product of the company, which operates, among others, in the Italian energy groupEnel and has been implemented in several countries. The system architecture was designed together with the advisors of the analyst company Gartner. The solution is based on the latest technologies available on the market, which makes it highly scalable and configurable. Thus, it ensures fast and agile implementation regardless of a country, legal and tax environment, language and time zone in which a customer operates. It is available in the Software as a Service (SaaS) model. In addition, its intuitive interface is designed to give customers the best possible user experience.

Asseco has developed a modern billing system for the Asseco Utility Management Solutions family - AUMS, which meets the highest requirements of its clients and is adapted to the current standards of corporate architecture design. With the addition of Tecsisa, the Group will expand its product portfolio with a native cloud solution, which will be developed together with the Spanish team. Ultimately, we want to create a system based on the best functionalities of AUMS and Kommodo. Following the acquisition, together with Tecsisa, we will manage over forty million electricity and gas consumption points worldwide, said Paweł Piwowar, Vice President of the Management Board, Asseco Poland.

Tecsisa has developed Kommodo - a cloud and Big Data platform, designed especially for power and public utility companies. In turn, Asseco offers AUMS and the experience of a leading provider of software for enterprises. It is present in over 50 countries and has a very strong position in the utilities segment. It is an ideal combination, which will result in the creation of an offer of solutions available in the cloud, targeted at power and gas enterprises all over the world. Thanks to the Software as a Service model, they will be able to achieve greater agility and lower operating costs, said Victor Ruiz, CEO of Tecsisa.

I think that together with Asseco we will redefine the future of software for the utilities sector. Kommodo is a cloud platform that embraces microservices, Big Data, reactive architectures and functional programming to create applications that scale and respond elastically to technical requirements. These are some of the major challenges that power companies and utilities face today. Now, we have the opportunity to leverage the experience of Asseco and its AUMS product family. For Tecsisa, joining forces with Asseco is a match made in heaven, said Juan José Vázquez, CTO of Tecsisa.

Asseco International has acquired a 51% stake in Tecsisa for EUR 4.95 million. The value of the transaction may increase up to EUR 7.96 million, depending on the results generated by the Spanish company in the following years.

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Asseco is the leader of IT solutions for the power sector in Poland. It also develops its activities on international markets, including Serbia, Nigeria and Ethiopia. The flagship solution of the company are the IT systems from the AUMS line, which support all processes related to the management of electricity. They are used by trading companies, energy distributors and customer service companies. Asseco offers products and services that bring measurable reduction of operating costs, streamline operations and increase the competitiveness of the power sector companies. It also implements projects involving the centralization and migration of large data volumes. In addition, nearly 60% of energy bills are generated on the basis of the company's proprietary billing systems. Asseco's competence centers are located in Poland, Czech Republic, and Germany.

Tecsisa was established in 2001 as a company specializing in IT consulting. Its headquarters is located in Madrid. It currently employs about 50 people. The company is managed by two major shareholders, Victor Ruiz Jimenez, CEO and Juan Jose Vazquez Delgado, CTO. The largest customer of Tecsisa is the Italian energy company ENEL, which covers 34 countries on 5 continents, supplying energy to more than 73 million end users. Enel has chosen Kommodo as the leading CIS solution for most of its branches in Latin America and Italy, and is planning further implementations in the US, Australia and South Africa.

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news-3282 Mon, 22 Jul 2019 11:08:00 +0200 Asseco has completed project implementing new billing systems at Orange Polska https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-has-completed-project-implementing-new-billing-systems-at-orange-polska-3283/ Asseco has completed one of the largest projects, both on the Polish and European telecommunication markets, namely the migration of Orange Polska's clients to two new billing systems, with the simultaneous shut off of the previous system. The change has included telecommunications operators from the wholesale market and business customers. As a result of the migration, the data (including historical data) of several hundred thousand subscribers from the B2B sector and several dozen wholesale market operators, using a total of 1 million services, have been transferred.

The new billing system provides the possibility of offering advanced convergent services. In the future, we will be able to develop the system's functionalities and adapt it to our needs on an ongoing basis. All this ultimately translates into a higher quality of service for our customers, which is our primary goal, said Bruno Chomel, CIO at Orange Polska.

As part of our cooperation with Orange, which began over 25 years ago, we have participated in many IT projects of various difficulty levels. Our task has been to develop and maintain selected groups of systems. We are glad that once again we could support Orange in building modern solutions. This is an example of high customer trust and confirmation of the competence of the Asseco team, said Paweł Piwowar, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

The basic assumption of this project was to reconstruct the entire set of functionalities and data from the old system in the new billing environment. This project required full mobilization of our team, as it was one of the largest data migration on the Polish telecommunications market and one of the largest in Europe. Such projects are burdened with high risk and I am glad that once again we have proved that we are a trustworthy partner. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that in addition to the successful migration of customers we have succeeded in shutting off the previous system, which is not so obvious in this type of projects, said Radosław Semkło, Director of the Telecommunications and Media Division at Asseco Poland.

While the migration of business customers was carried out in stages, and the main difficulty was the complexity of services and the need to adjust the offer, the migration of customers from the wholesale market, along with their history, had to be carried out in a one-off operation. It was a big challenge because the whole process had to be performed without any impact on current operational work, in a very short, as for such a complex process, service window. The migration was carried out in close cooperation between Orange and Asseco, in accordance with the schedule adopted by both parties, and at present the clients are already receiving clearing documents from the modern billing system, said Sławomir Madej, Operations Director of the Group, Asseco Poland.

Asseco has over 20 years of experience in implementing projects for the telecommunications sector. The company's solutions are used by leading GSM and fixed telephony operators, such as Orange. The company provides, among others, IT solutions enabling the introduction of convergent offers and supporting sales and customer service. It has competence centers in Poland, Central Europe and Israel.

Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). For over 25 years it has been creating technologically advanced software for companies from key sectors of the economy. The company is present in over 54 countries around the world and employs more than 24,000 people. It is also the largest supplier of modern IT solutions in Central and Eastern Europe.

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news-3279 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 09:44:43 +0200 Asseco and Medicover Polska will improve communication with partner institutions https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-and-medicover-polska-will-improve-communication-with-partner-institutions-3280/ Medicover Polska and Asseco Poland have started cooperation on a new model of providing health care services. Its aim is to build a platform which will improve the communication and settlement of medical networks with partner institutions. Importantly, it can also be used by other networks which would like to improve the quality and efficiency of the services provided. The difficult flow of information, the lack of access to patient data and visits calendar - these are frequent problems faced by medical networks cooperating with partner institutions. The new platform, created in cooperation between Medicover Polska and Asseco Poland, will ensure the automation of booking and confirming visits to cooperating institutions and the settlement of fees for medical services, also available online.


Efficient cooperation between partner institutions and medical networks


The new solution will introduce a number of facilitations in the process of providing health care services. Ultimately, the networks which will benefit from the solution will also be able to manage electronic medical records through it. This will translate into faster diagnosis and the access to data and improved quality of patient care.


In today's world, digital solutions are the basis for quality and efficient delivery of medical services. Patients are also increasingly more willing to use mobile applications, expect electronic access to examination results or decide to contact a doctor remotely. Thanks to the new solution, Medicover Polska's patients will be able to search and book online a medical visit not only in our medical centers, but also in all cooperating institutions throughout the country, said John Stubbington, COO Healthcare Services, Medicover.


It is a unique project based on a partnership cooperation and the innovative approach of Asseco Poland and Medicover Polska to develop proprietary solutions for the healthcare sector. Its implementation will not only ensure efficient service provided by partner branches, but will also allow to achieve the three most important objectives facing the healthcare sector worldwide, namely improving the quality of services as well as increasing their availability and economic efficiency, said Krzysztof Groyecki, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.


The first phase of the project is planned to be completed by the end of 2019 and the second phase by mid 2020. The solution will also be continuously extended with new functionalities in order to address the challenges faced by the health sector in the best possible way, while setting new standards in the medical care market.


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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). For over 27 years it has been creating technologically advanced software for companies and institutions from key sectors of the economy. It is a leader in the market of IT solutions for healthcare and a manufacturer of proprietary IT solutions used by over 450 hospitals in Poland, units of the National Health Fund, blood donation and blood transfusion centers, health resorts, as well as about 10,000 clinics and doctor's surgeries.
Medicover Polska has been providing its patients with full medical care for over 20 years, including ambulatory services, laboratory and imaging diagnostics, dentistry and comprehensive hospital care. It offers services available in the form of subscriptions and medical insurance, which are intended for both companies and individual customers. Medicover Polska is present in all regions of Poland. For more information, please visit www.medicover.pl.

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news-3271 Tue, 09 Jul 2019 11:26:59 +0200 Asseco has launched documentation exchange system at ZUS https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-has-launched-documentation-exchange-system-at-zus-3272/ Since July 1, 2019, the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) has been using a new information exchange system - Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information (EESSI) - which is to ensure cooperation with nearly 15,000 social security institutions from 32 EU/EFTA countries. From the technological point of view, this was one of the largest modifications of the IT system at ZUS. Asseco Poland was responsible for the implementation of the project. The new solution enables the exchange of information and electronic documents, including data necessary to verify membership in the social security system, grant and pay international benefits: pensions, allowances and compensation, as well as recover unpaid contributions and overpaid benefits in other European Union countries.

The launch of the EESSI system is a large and important implementation on a national scale. ZUS and Asseco put a huge effort into making ZUS one of the first institutions in Europe to be ready to exchange information electronically. Until now, the whole process of transferring them was mainly paper-based and required time-consuming translation of documentation, which significantly prolonged the ongoing proceedings. Thanks to EESSI, the procedures will be significantly shortened, which means that many Poles working abroad and foreigners working in Poland will be able to settle their matters faster, said Sławomir Szmytkowski, Vice President of the Management Board, Asseco Poland.

It was a very complex and technically complicated project. No previous modification of KSI required such a large number of changes. The majority of them concerned the key modules of the Comprehensive Information System (KSI ZUS). The main element built from scratch was the so-called National Application, i.e. a module responsible for conducting dozens of information exchange processes. We estimate that it will support the handling of about 1.5 million cases annually, said Arkadiusz Wójcik, Director of the Social Insurance Division at Asseco Poland.

Asseco signed the agreement for the modification of the Comprehensive Information System (KSI ZUS) and its adaptation to the electronic exchange of information and documents in 2017. The value of the project amounts to over PLN 20 million gross.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and the sixth largest producer of software in Europe. It leads international Asseco Group, which operates in over 50 countries and employs over 24,000 people. Asseco is the largest producer of software for the public sector in Poland. The company has built and implemented comprehensive systems for, among others, the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS), the Ministry of Interior and Administration, the Ministry of National Education, the Supreme Chamber of Control (NIK), the Central Statistical Office (GUS), the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS), the Agricultural Property Agency (ANR) and the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMiGW). In addition, for many years Asseco has been a trusted partner for the power industry, telecommunication and healthcare sectors as well as uniformed services and local governments.

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news-3256 Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:38:23 +0200 Asseco will support SIA - the largest IT system at ARMA https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-will-support-sia-the-largest-it-system-at-arma-3257/ The Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture (ARMA) has concluded an agreement with Asseco Poland for the development and maintenance of the SIA system. It is the largest system of the Agency, which is responsible, among other things, for the payment of subsidies to farmers. The gross value of the contract concluded for 47 months exceeds PLN 177.111 million. Under the agreement, Asseco will maintain and develop, among others, the key elements of the Agency's Information System (SIA), supporting the statutory tasks of ARMA in the area of direct payments, the Rural Development Program, the Identification and Registration of Animals, and submission of applications for area payments via the Internet. Winning this tender means that after a 3-year break Asseco will again provide services for SIA, one of the most important information systems in the country.

Asseco has been building, maintaining and developing the SIA system for over a dozen years - in the years 2015-2016 we initiated, among other things, significant technological and architectural changes that it then underwent. I am convinced that our extensive knowledge of the system and our previous experience guarantee the highest quality of services provided, said Arkadiusz Wójcik, Director of the Social Insurance Division at Asseco Poland.

Apart from Asseco, DXC Technology and Comarch have submitted their offers in the proceeding, however, Asseco has proved to be the most advantageous bidder.

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Asseco Poland has been supporting Polish farmers for many years, being the largest producer of software for the public sector in Poland. The company has built and implemented comprehensive systems for the Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture, the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund, the Agricultural Property Agency, the Social Insurance Institution, the Ministry of Interior and Administration and the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management. Asseco Poland is also the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and the sixth largest producer of software in Europe. It leads international Asseco Group, which operates in over 50 countries and employs about 24,000 people.

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news-3253 Mon, 17 Jun 2019 15:42:11 +0200 Asseco among National Champions https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-among-national-champions-3254/ Asseco has been ranked 4th in the second edition of the "National Champions" ranking prepared by Polityka Insight. Additionally, the Asseco Group has become the leader in the "Foreign Sales" category with a maximum score of 100 points and in the "Professional Services" ranking broken down by sectors. The list of champions is based on four main aspects: Economy, Industry, Foreign Sales and Innovation. The assessment covers the size of the companies, their performance, their role in the industry, their presence on the international market and investments in development and innovation.

The full report can be downloaded from: www.politykainsight.pl/raporty/czempioninarodowi

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news-3250 Fri, 14 Jun 2019 09:43:42 +0200 Asseco launches voice support for online banking https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-launches-voice-support-for-online-banking-3251/ The popularity of voice services will continue to grow. This forecast is confirmed by the latest research, according to which 20 per cent of information is searched by voice in Google via mobile devices, and by 2020 this share may increase to 50 per cent. The financial sector is also preparing for these changes. To meet its expectations, in the Asseco Innovation Hub incubator, Asseco Voice Banking, one of the first products on the Polish market enabling voice support for online banking, is being developed by the VivicLabs team, which was among the laureates of last year's CodePlay by Asseco hackathon. Asseco Voice Banking is used to initiate basic operations in electronic banking by voice, such as checking the account balance, transaction history, information about the nearest ATM, and also making transfers. The product is based on the Google Assistant solution. At the same time, what is very important, it uses self-learning mechanisms allowing for a better understanding of the user's intentions. Instead of using advanced search filters, it can, for example, ask how much home maintenance will cost, and artificial intelligence will analyze the relevant data and present comprehensible information. An interesting fact is the ability to communicate in three different styles: standard, formal and colloquial. All this is done in order to adjust to the client's preferences as best as possible. Asseco Voice Banking operates in Polish and English, but thanks to Google Assistant it can work in over 25 other languages supported by the assistant.

The voice service is the future. I think that increasingly more tasks will be performed with the use of voice communication. The development of banking system user interfaces as a more user-friendly and convenient form of access to banking services will certainly be heading in this direction. This is one of the reasons why Asseco Voice Banking, one of the first two commercial products developed as part of the Asseco Innovation Hub program, has been developed. It is a place which gives young people a chance to implement their own ideas and thus create innovative products, such as Asseco Voice Banking, which are used in business, said Jarosław Bryl, Managing Director of Asseco Innovation Hub.

We have decided to develop Asseco Voice Banking because we are aware that there is no more natural form of communication than voice. It is much faster to say something than write, and also, the problem related to learning how to use a given interface disappears. Simple operations are performed in a much more convenient way. I think that Asseco Voice Banking can encourage to online banking all those who have been afraid that they will not be able to handle such service or have had difficulties with handling their online account. And if we add to this the fact that it is a highly mobile solution, users will certainly be encouraged to test it in practice,  said Tomasz Buczak, director of the Asseco Innovation Hub division.

The VivicLabs team has successfully completed the first stage of the project - the incubation of the solution, which aimed to provide MVP (Minimum Viable Product). During the Show Me Day, it presented a system demo and received an invitation to the second stage - the acceleration, during which a ready-made commercial solution is being developed. The first production implementation in selected banks operating on Asseco's banking systems is planned for the fourth quarter of 2019.

To use Asseco Voice Banking, one can choose the default voice assistant in Android or download the Google Assistant application from AppStore. The next step is to confirm your identity and willingness to use the voice assistant by logging into the electronic banking system. From that moment, the user can request banking operations by voice, which can thus be performed on the phone and all devices equipped with native Google Assistant functionality.

The voice service offered by Asseco is fully secure. The execution of transactions with the use of Asseco Voice Banking requires confirmation of this form of communication with a bank by a special PIN code at the very beginning of the process. The code is sent as a push message to the client's phone. At a later stage, each banking transaction order is executed with the use of a mobile application for transfers authorization, such as mToken Asseco MAA.

Asseco Voice Banking can be integrated with any type of internet banking offered by banks. At present, this functionality is available via Asseco Customer Banking Platform, but the solution can be integrated with any e-banking system.

Ultimately, Asseco Voice Banking will be used not only in banking, but also in systems outside this sector, for example in those designed tohandle stock market investments or book visits to medical facilities.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and the sixth-largest producer of software in Europe. It leads international Asseco Group, which operates in 54 countries and employs over 24,000 people. The development of software for banks is one of the key business areas of Asseco Poland, which offers solutions which meet the latest trends in global banking. Currently over 800 banks use our core banking system.

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news-3232 Thu, 30 May 2019 10:36:45 +0200 Asseco implements e-Services in 9 hospitals in the Lubelskie Voivodeship https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-implements-e-services-in-9-hospitals-in-the-lubelskie-voivodeship-3233/ Asseco Poland implements e-services related to patient service and provision of electronic medical documentation in the hospitals in the Lubelskie Voivodeship. The company has won 9 proceedings with a total gross value of over PLN 16.5 million. The informatization of all of the medical facilities in the region will last until the end of this year. So far, the work has been completed in four units: the Lubelskie Oncology Centre, the Independent Public Clinical Hospital No. 4 in Lublin, the Independent Public Health Care Complex in Tomaszów Lubelski and the Independent Public Health Care Institution in Łuków. Under the agreements, Asseco implements software designed primarily to improve patient registration for appointments, make it easier for patients to check examination results, and provide them with online access to medical records. New e-Services are fully integrated with current solutions operating in hospitals, including Hospital Information Systems (HIS) and ERP for unit management.

The provision of e-Services, such as medical e-Documentation, e-Referrals, e-Leaves, etc. generate specific IT needs in health care units, regardless of the scale of their size. Asseco, as a proven partner in the healthcare sector, conducts intensive activities aimed at assisting the institutions in their informatization and meeting the regulator's expectations. In addition, we participate in pilot projects initiated by the Ministry of Health. This way, we can fully verify the requirements of medical institutions and prepare them to offer digital services, said Krzysztof Groyecki, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

We are in the process of implementing the next stage of hospital digitalization. Our partner and the main contractor of this project is Asseco. The aim of the project is to transfer processes such as patient registration for a medical appointment or preparation of medical history to the electronic sphere. As a result, the time of their implementation will be shortened, which is what our patients expect. What is important, they will gain access to their medical records thanks to the implementation of an integrated system of e-Services. The assumed result of the project is to strengthen the potential of our hospital, as well as its competitiveness. The benefits of the changes will be felt by the residents of Biała Podlaska and the whole area our hospital operates in, said Dariusz Oleński, Director of the Voivodeship Specialist Hospital in Biała Podlaska.

Asseco has been participating in the process of digitalization of medical facilities of large hospitals, smaller clinics and doctor's offices. The driving force behind the increased activity of health care units is, among other things, the possibility of obtaining additional financing from the EU funds. Owing to this, they are able to offer their patients access to e-Services and thereby improve the quality of their service, said Daniel Pastusiak, Deputy Sales Director at Asseco Poland.

All the projects conducted by Asseco are co-financed with the EU funds from the Regional Operational Programme for the Lublin Voivodeship for 2014-2020. The implementation is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). For 25 years it has been developing technologically advanced software for companies and institutions from key sectors of the economy. It is currently the largest IT company in Central Europe and the sixth largest software producer in Europe. It is a leader in the market of IT solutions for healthcare and a manufacturer of proprietary IT solutions used by over 450 hospitals in Poland, units of the National Health Fund, Blood Donation and Blood Treatment Centres, health resorts, as well as over 14,000 clinics and doctor's surgeries. Asseco software was successfully tested during the Connectathon IHE marathon in The Hague in 2018. This is an official confirmation of the effective interaction of Asseco systems with other IT solutions and their compatibility with the IHE integration profiles. The use of IHE profiles is recommended by the European Commission and the Centre for Health Information Systems (CSIOZ).

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news-3230 Tue, 28 May 2019 09:47:57 +0200 Asseco will develop billing systems in the PGE Group https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-will-develop-billing-systems-in-the-pge-group-3231/ Asseco has signed an agreement with PGE Dystrybucja and PGE Systemy for the provision of maintenance and development services for the billing systems HandelMax and EnergOS. The total value of the contracts amounts to PLN 13.4 million gross, out of which 20% will be allocated for the adjustment of both systems to the required changes. The cooperation period has been set at 3 years. Under the concluded agreements, Asseco will be responsible for the proper operation of the IT systems HandelMax and EnergOS used in the PGE Group for servicing and billing of customers in three branches of PGE Dystrybucja: Rzeszów, Zamość, and Skarżysko-Kamienna.

For years we have been cooperating with the PGE Group, implementing projects of various complexity levels, providing both maintenance services as well as implementation and development services. I am glad that we have been trusted once again, said Magdalena Kaczmarek, Sales Department Director, Asseco Poland.

Additionally, under agreements signed separately, Asseco will provide maintenance services for the data acquisition system AUMS ADO and the portal for electricity retailers AUMS PSEE in PGE Dystrybucja. The gross value of the contract amounts to nearly PLN 2 million.

Asseco is the leader of IT solutions for the energy sector in Poland. It has been also developing its activities on international markets, including Serbia, Nigeria and Ethiopia. The flagship solutions of the company are the IT systems from the AUMS line, which support all processes related to the management of electricity. They are used by trading companies, energy distributors and customer service companies. Asseco offers products and services which allow for a measurable reduction of operating costs, streamline operations and increase the competitiveness of companies from the energy sector. It also implements projects of centralization and migration of large data volumes. It has about 65% share on the Polish energy market. In addition, nearly 60% of energy bills are generated on the basis of the company's proprietary billing systems. Asseco's competence centers are located in Poland, Czech Republic and Germany.

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news-3227 Fri, 24 May 2019 11:37:54 +0200 Asseco strengthens its leading position among IT companies on the WSE - publication of record-breaking financial results after Q1, 2019. https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-strengthens-its-leading-position-among-it-companies-on-the-wse-publication-of-record-breaking-financial-results-after-q1-2019-3229/ In the first quarter of 2019, Asseco achieved record-breaking results and improved profitability. For the first time in history, the Group's revenues in this period exceeded PLN 2.4 billion. The Group developed intensively on foreign markets, where it generated 86% of its sales. Asseco's core business is still the sale of proprietary IT products and services, which in the previous quarter amounted to PLN 2 billion or 81% of the Group's total revenues. Operating profit amounted to PLN 224.7 million, i.e. by 34% more than in the corresponding period last year. For the purpose of assessing the financial and business position of Asseco, the key information is the basic data published on a non-IFRS basis, supplementing the data reported in accordance with IFRS*. In the first quarter, non-IFRS operating profit amounted to PLN 281 million and was higher by 19%, while non-IFRS net profit increased by 10% to PLN 90 million.


The first three months of 2019 were very successful for the Group - we achieved record-breaking results and improved profitability. It is worth noting that this was the 36th consecutive quarter when Asseco recorded an increase in its sales revenues and 58th consecutive quarter when it was profitable. This makes us the undisputed leader among IT companies listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange, said Rafał Kozłowski, Vice President of the Management Board, Asseco Poland.

We have promising development prospects. Compared to the first quarter of 2018, the consolidated order book increased by 9% and amounts to PLN 7.2 billion. Asseco International started to implement new major projects for the public sector in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, and we have been developing our presence in the banking and ERP segments. We are also satisfied with the results of Formula Systems, which has a strong backlog for 2019, thanks to new companies in which it invested last year. On the Polish market we have won significant public tenders, including at the Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture (ARiMR), the Farmers' Social Security Fund (KRUS) and the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS), and we have been strengthening our position in cyber security as well, he added.

The Asseco Group's sales revenues are diversified by sectors and in the first quarter of 2019 they were distributed among general business (38%), banking and finance (39%), and public administration (23%). Asseco is also geographically diversified and presents its results broken down by three segments. Formula Systems generated 61% of consolidated sales revenues of the Group, Asseco International-27%, and Asseco Poland - 12%.


Currently, the Group's order backlog for 2019 at the revenue level amounts to PLN 7.2 billion and is by 9% higher than the backlog presented in May 2018.


* Non-IFRS figures include adjustments for amortization charges on intangible assets recognized in purchase price allocation (PPA), for the costs of share-based payment transactions with employees (SBP), as well as for financial income and expenses recognized in accounting for company acquisitions (M&A) and disposals (inclusive of the related tax effects).

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news-3225 Fri, 24 May 2019 08:39:39 +0200 Asseco strengthens the cyber security area - ComCERT joins the Group https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-strengthens-the-cyber-security-area-comcert-joins-the-group-3226/ Asseco Poland has acquired a 69.01% stake in ComCERT. The company deals with the provision of cyber security services, including security monitoring and ICT threats detection. Thanks to the transaction, Asseco will expand and strengthen its competence in this area. ComCERT is the first consulting company in Poland specializing in CERT (Computer Emergency Response Team) services for companies and institutions, not connected with any telecommunication operator. ComCERT experts analyze areas vulnerable to hacking attacks in customers' systems, support them during an incident and analyze the state of systems after an event. At the interconnection point of these three services, the company is also developing its clients' Security Operations Center teams - not only actively helping to maintain a high level of network security, but also expanding their competence.

 


Asseco offers years of experience in designing, developing and implementing cyber security applications, as well as providing and maintaining firmware solutions and implementing third-party software. Owing to the acquisition of ComCERT, we are expanding our expertise in cyber security consulting and strengthening our position in this market segment, said Zdzisław Wiater, Director of the International Organizations and Solutions for the Security Sector Division at Asseco Poland.


The incorporation of ComCERT into the Asseco Group is a result of higher sales dynamics in this sector. We have been observing increased interest in security not only on the domestic market but also abroad, mainly in Africa. Ultimately, the ComCERT team will be supported by the Asseco specialists' competences related to design and implementation of third party security solutions, said Andrzej Dopierała, Vice President of the Management Board, Asseco Poland.


We have been operating on the market since 2012 and are the first team providing CERT services, not connected with any telecommunication operator. We have also built one of the most experienced teams providing cyber security services on the Polish market. After joining the Asseco Group and thanks to the combined experience of Asseco and ComCERT experts, we will be able to reach a larger number of clients and implement even more demanding projects, said Tomasz Chlebowski, President of the Management Board, ComCERT.


Asseco has been developing dynamically in the cyber security area and carrying out interesting implementations in Poland and abroad. In 2018 alone, the revenues from this area reached the level of PLN 80 million. In March this year, it was announced that Asseco Data Systems (ADS), in cooperation with Asseco Poland and ComCERT, will launch "CyberDefenseAfrica" in the Togolese Republic - the first institution responsible for cyber security in this country. This cooperation will be carried out as part of a joint venture which ADS has created with the Togolese government. The new organization will start operating at the beginning of 2020 and the cost of the investment will amount to approximately EUR 14 million.

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news-3220 Wed, 22 May 2019 08:29:24 +0200 Asseco helps banks sell insurance products https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-helps-banks-sell-insurance-products-3221/ Financial institutions are becoming increasingly more digital and automated, which makes them more efficient. At the same time, they are competing with each other in offering their customers increasingly newer products and services. Cooperative banks are also following that path. Having them in mind Asseco has launched CUI.Ubezpieczenia - an omnichannel platform for insurance sales and servicing. It is a convenient tool for advisors in bank branches, as well as a solution available through Internet banking. AXA is a partner delivering insurance products through the platform. Owing to its integration with the banking system, the new Asseco platform is a solution which primarily automates most of the processes, e.g. data exchange, clearing of contributions or installments, as well as many other services which are currently performed manually by advisors at cooperative banks. Another facilitation for them is one common sales front end supporting various products, regardless of the number of partners providing them. CUI.Ubezpieczenia can already be used by the clients of the Cooperative Bank in Lubaczów, the Cooperative Bank in Namysłów and the Cooperative Bank in Płońsk.

We have been cooperating with Asseco for many years now, using the transaction system, e-banking solutions and tools facilitating the work of our advisors in our branches. A natural step was therefore the implementation of the latest functionality, which significantly improves the quality of customer service and automates sales and clearing processes. Such a solution is the CUI.Ubezpieczenia platform, which operates in our bank. Thanks to our partnership with Asseco and AXA, we have managed to expand the source of our revenues, said Paweł Kapel, President of the Management Board, Cooperative Bank in Lubaczów.

The CUI.Ubezpieczenia platform is offered free of charge to cooperative banks which already use the Asseco Internet Services Centre.

We understand the needs and current expectations of cooperative banks. That is why we have created the CUI.Ubezpieczenia platform, which can significantly increase their competitiveness and revenues. It is also very important that cooperative banks, which are already our clients today, can switch this functionality on and start offering new financial products in a completely cost-free manner, said Andrzej Nowakowski, Director of the Cooperative Banks Division at Asseco Poland.

Thanks to the integration of the CUI.Ubezpieczenia platform with the banking system and automation of processes, such as collecting contributions from a client's account, AXA has enabled the customers of cooperative banks to make payments on a monthly basis. The CUI.Ubezpieczenia platform, in addition to increasing the competitiveness of cooperative banks, has a chance to popularize a new model of bancassurance based on omni-channel solutions.

Bancassurance needs a new impetus as it has been shrinking year after year. In 2018, insurance premiums acquired in this channel amounted to PLN 7.6 billion, 25% less than in the previous year. We find the cooperative banking sector promising, as these banks are currently making a kind of technological leap. We want to accompany them in this development process because it also opens up an opportunity for business growth for us. The CUI.Ubezpieczenia platform is innovative and I expect that soon next players will follow our lead. It is good for the market to develop in this direction because the positive experience of customers, which builds confidence in financial institutions, is now priceless, said Marcin Wąsikowski, managing director of AXA's bancassurance and affinity sales.

CUI.Ubezpieczenia today gives cooperative banks the opportunity to offer various types of insurance, which AXA has prepared. It can be said that thanks to Asseco's application of the latest technologies, we are able to offer high quality and affordable products together with our partners. But this is just the beginning. We are currently working with AXA to expand our insurance offer. Currently, our offer includes cash loan insurance, life insurance, accident insurance and medical and home assistance. The platform will be developed so that it also includes housing, communication and travel insurance, as well as non-financial products and services. This will certainly increase the competitiveness of cooperative banks in the financial market, said Kamil Parzuchowski, Business Development Manager, Asseco Poland.

The CUI.Ubezpieczenia platform is fully integrated with the Asseco Advisory Banking Platform designed for customer service in a branch as well as with the e-banking available within the Asseco Customer Banking Platform.


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Asseco for cooperative banks

Asseco has been developing software for cooperative banks for nearly 30 years. It includes both comprehensive IT solutions and specialist systems facilitating the work of banks. Asseco systems are implemented in the on-premise model using local installations as well as in the cloud. The Asseco Internet Services Centre is already used by over 110 cooperative banks.

Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and the sixth-largest European software producer. It leads international Asseco Group, which operates in 54 countries and employs over 24,000 people. Development of software for banks is one of the key areas of Asseco Poland's business operations. The company offers solutions which respond to the latest trends in global banking.

AXA Group in Poland

AXA is one of the largest insurance groups in the world. It has been present in Poland since 2006. It is a universal insurer with a full range of non-life insurance and life insurance products used by over 3 million customers, including companies and multinational corporations. Additionally, it manages investment funds and private pension funds (OFE). AXA is the sixth-largest capital group on the non-life insurance market with 4.8% market share measured by gross premium written at the end of 2018. AXA holds ninth position in the life insurance segment. In Poland, AXA is mBank's exclusive partner in offering life and property protection insurance.

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news-3194 Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:33:15 +0200 Asseco to co-develop the National Cloud https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-to-co-develop-the-national-cloud-3195/ Asseco Poland and Asseco Data Systems are beginning the cooperation with the National Cloud Operator. Under the signed framework agreements, they Companies will provide integration services and proprietary software. The Asseco Group's companies have been included in the group of five technological partners of the National Cloud which has just announced the commencement of its operations. As part of the cooperation with the National Cloud, both companies of the Asseco Group will supply their proprietary products as well as services related to the transition to the new operation model. The combination of services of the largest Polish software provider with the domestic cloud provider will guarantee both high quality of services and maximum security for the customers.  

Asseco Poland will deliver its proprietary products and services related to the administration, maintenance and security of the National Cloud, as well as solutions dedicated to its future clients.

The National Cloud is one of the most important IT initiatives in Poland in the near future. It is to facilitate Polish entrepreneurs' access to solutions reducing the costs of IT infrastructure maintenance, while maximizing the level of security. Our experience and position of the largest software vendor on the Polish market perfectly fits this trend in the development of the IT market; therefore, co-creating this initiative is a natural step for us, said Tomasz Buczak, Director of the Asseco Innovation Hub at Asseco Poland.

Asseco Data Systems, offering its comprehensive competence in cloud services, will implement and share its solutions also based on the National Cloud infrastructure. In addition, ADS has its own cloud in the IaaS, CaaS and PaaS models, allowing it to execute joint hybrid implementations with the National Cloud. It also complements its services with solutions enabling business continuity in the event of DRaaS (DisasterRecovery as a Service) failure.

The Polish Cloud is a very important and necessary project on the Polish IT market and a great opportunity to popularize cloud technologies both in the business and public sectors. Owing to ADS's experience in the area of such solutions, we will be able to implement comprehensive integration projects together with the National Cloud, related to migration of customers to the new cloud. In addition, we want to use our expertise to support our clients in designing and optimizing the architecture of IT systems as well as in implementing hybrid solutions, said Marcin Lebiecki, Director of the Cloud Services Division at Asseco Data Systems.  

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news-3185 Wed, 03 Apr 2019 13:10:10 +0200 Asseco will ensure stable operation of IT system at National Health Fund https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-will-ensure-stable-operation-of-it-system-at-national-health-fund-3186/ Asseco Poland has signed an agreement with the National Health Fund for the maintenance and development of the Information System for Supporting the Activities of the National Health Fund (NFZ - SIWDzNFZ). The contract has been concluded in a consortium with Kamsoft for a period of 4 years, with the possibility of extension for one or two years. Its value amounts to PLN 153.5 million. Under the agreement, the consortium will be responsible not only for subscriptions and the maintenance of the IT system, but also for new services enabling the process of data integration and migration. Ultimately, they will be used during the change of the current IT system of the National Health Fund into a new one.

Asseco has been a reliable partner for the Polish healthcare system for many years. We have been cooperating with the National Health Fund for 3 years now and I am glad that we will be able to continue this work. Systems such as SIWDZ in the National Health Fund are responsible for the settlement of healthcare services used by millions of patients in Poland. Therefore, their processing must be stable. We understand our social responsibility as a supplier, and therefore we will make every effort to ensure the necessary security of our services, said Krzysztof Groyecki, Vice President of the Management Board, Asseco Poland.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). For 25 years it has been developing technologically advanced software for companies and institutions from key sectors of the economy. It is currently the largest IT company in Central Europe and the sixth-largest software producer in Europe. It is a leader on the market of IT solutions for health care and a manufacturer of proprietary IT solutions used by over 450 hospitals in Poland, units of the National Health Fund, Blood Donation and Blood Treatment Centres, health resorts, as well as over 14,000 clinics and surgeries. Asseco has successfully passed tests during the Connectathon IHE marathon in The Hague in 2018, which is an official confirmation of Asseco systems' effective interconnection with other IT solutions and compatibility with IHE integration profiles. The use of IHE profiles is recommended by the European Commission and the Centre for Health Information Systems (CSIOZ).

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news-3173 Tue, 26 Mar 2019 11:17:22 +0100 Dynamic growth in all business segments - record-breaking revenues and operating profit of the Asseco Group https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/dynamic-growth-in-all-business-segments-record-breaking-revenues-and-operating-profit-of-the-asseco-group-3174/ In 2018, for the first time in history, the Asseco Group's revenues exceeded PLN 9.3 billion and its operating profit amounted to PLN 796.8 million, which marks an increase of 36% versus 2017. The Group achieved very good results in all segments and business areas. It developed intensively both in Poland and on foreign markets, where it generated 85% of its sales. The core business of Asseco remains the sale of proprietary IT products and services, which in the previous year amounted to over PLN 7.5 billion, representing 80% of the Group's total revenues. Comparable results of the Group, including the consolidation of Formula Systems' results for the whole year 2017, were better in 2018 than in the previous year - the Group's revenues and sales of proprietary software and services increased by 7%, and the operating profit was higher by 30%.

The Asseco Group's revenues are diversified by sectors, and in 2018 they were divided into general business (38%), banking and finance (40%), and public administration (22%). The Group is also geographically diversified and presents its results divided into three segments: Asseco Poland (Polish market), Formula Systems Group (Israeli market) and Asseco International (other international markets).

It was a very good year for Asseco. Our revenues reached the highest level in history - over PLN 9.3 billion. Operating profit amounted to PLN 796.8 million, which is also a record-breaking result. We developed dynamically in all segments of our business: Asseco Poland, Asseco International and Formula Systems. We successfully developed the sales of our proprietary software and carried out successful acquisitions. We have been also constantly developing our innovations because we want to keep the freshness and flexibility of startups while being a large international company. However, our approach to innovations is pragmatic - Asseco's products are developed on the basis of real market needs and in close cooperation with our clients, said Adam Góral, President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

On the Polish market, very good results were achieved in the banking and finance sector. Significant growth in this area results from consistent development of the sales of proprietary banking products, with which Asseco Poland has been increasingly more active abroad. In 2018, Asseco Poland was also joined by Nextbank, which sells its core banking system in a cloud option for banks in the Philippines.

The Asseco International segment, under which the Group's international operations are developed, increased its sales revenues by 16% versus 2017. Asseco strengthened its position in Central Europe thanks to acquisitions and growing sales of ERP systems and modern solutions for industry. Asseco Central Europe also signed several important contracts with public sector institutions in the Czech Republic.

Asseco SouthEastern Europe, which consistently strengthens its position in the payment market, enjoyed another record-breaking year, and currently offers advanced payment solutions under the new Payten brand. It also successfully implements the strategy of international expansion. Recently, it has entered the Spanish-speaking markets and is planning further acquisitions. Revenues were also increased by companies operating on the Western European market and in Portuguese-speaking African countries.

The Formula Systems Group companies continue their growth thanks to successful acquisitions on the Israeli and US markets and entry into new, prospective business areas. Sapiens, one of the world's largest providers of IT solutions for the insurance sector, returned to growth after a difficult year in 2017 and significantly improved its results.

Currently, the Group's order backlog for 2019 at the revenue level amounts to PLN 6.2 billion and is by 14% higher than the backlog presented in March 2018.

Asseco Poland has been consistently building shareholder value and has continuously shared its profit with the shareholders. This year, the company's Management Board recommended the payment of the highest dividend ever.

The Group's very good financial results and promising development prospects allowed us to recommend a record dividend and allocate PLN 254.8 million for this purpose this year. Asseco has been consistently sharing its achievements with the shareholders for years and has so far allocated almost PLN 2 billion for dividend payments, said Adam Góral, President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

The amount of dividend recommended by the Company's Management Board is an equivalent of PLN 3.07 per Asseco Poland's share and translates into a dividend yield of 6.1% (as at March 25, 2019).

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news-3151 Fri, 08 Mar 2019 16:05:44 +0100 Asseco has developed a new tool for stock exchange investors https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-has-developed-a-new-tool-for-stock-exchange-investors-3152/ Stock market investors expect trading platforms to be fully customizable and tailored to their needs. As recent research shows, they are more likely to use attractively designed applications. Companies which offer this type of service can count on measurable benefits, for example an increase in revenues by as much as 37%.* Asseco has just released the new ePROMAK NEXT platform, which is one of the most modern trading solutions. It has been created to meet all the requirements of investors and brokerage houses. Asseco's new system has been developed according to the design thinking concept. This means that the appearance and individual functionalities have been created, tested and modified on the basis of the information collected on an ongoing basis from the future users. The ePROMAK NEXT platform gives traders access to many useful functions via a modern and intuitive interface. The system supports all financial instruments offered by brokerage houses listed on stock markets. An investor can also use their recommendations directly on the platform. In addition, all quotation charts and technical analysis indicators are drawn online and updated automatically. Transactions can be made from virtually any location in the system, for example while reviewing quotations or statements. The data are presented in Polish or English.

Asseco has been developing the PROMAK product brand on the capital market for over 20 years. Now we have set ourselves the goal of creating a new trading platform which will be even more intuitive. ePROMAK NEXT has been designed in a completely different way than all our existing solutions. In addition, the project has been created in order to meet the expectations of investors who implement various investment strategies on international trading floors. I can confidently say that as a result of our work we have delivered a complete product, said Artur Trunowicz, Director of the Capital Market Division, Asseco Poland.

ePROMAK NEXT is a technologically advanced system, which gives an opportunity for further development of new services in the area of robo-advisory, i.e. automatic adjustment of an investment portfolio to the needs of an investor and the creation of order proposals. The architecture of our system allows an investor to focus from the very beginning on the implementation of investment objectives and the full use of the services offered, without the need for participating in special training. A simple way of presenting information and a modern user interface ensure full comfort of work, said Marcin Zaniewicz, Expert, Business Consultant, Asseco Poland.

Asseco's new trading platform is adapted to all commonly used types of devices thanks to the RWD technology. The system is also able to handle many thousands of users at the same time without any limitations in the execution of orders. Additionally, it can be integrated with social media channels, which gives less experienced investors the option of copying transactions from other people, thus reducing investment risk.


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Asseco Poland is the provider of the PROMAK systems product family which is dedicated to the financial sector. The solutions effectively support the work of brokerage houses, banks, depositaries and investors, both individual and institutional. Asseco Poland is also the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and the 6th largest software producer in Europe. It leads international Asseco Group, which operates in 54 countries and employs over 24,000 people.

*Source: The Business Value of UX Design

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news-3146 Fri, 08 Mar 2019 10:14:19 +0100 Asseco and Oracle join forces in the power industry https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-and-oracle-join-forces-in-the-power-industry-3147/ Asseco Poland and Oracle Corporation have concluded an agreement under which Asseco's state-of-the-art applications for the utilities sector will be sold in the Oracle cloud. The solutions from the Asseco Utility Management Solutions (AUMS) family are designed for small and mid-sized enterprises and corporate clients. Thanks to the agreement, they will be available in the form of a service (SaaS) both in Poland and abroad. The joint offer of Asseco and Oracle will include technologically advanced applications used for mass and cyclical settlements. Ultimately, the Oracle Cloud platform will include systems such as AUMS Billing Lite, which is designed for power companies with up to 100,000 power consumption points, and AUMS Billing Smart, dedicated to companies regularly invoicing outside the utilities sector. It will be also possible to take advantage of a fully configured solution for smaller businesses, such as AUMS Billing Basic. It includes the main functionalities of a classic billing system.

Establishing the cooperation with Oracle confirms our competencies as a proven provider of systems for key enterprises from the utilities sector. Thanks to it, the billing systems from the AUMS family will become available for even more companies from Poland and abroad. It is worth mentioning that Asseco's experience in developing software for the power industry is appreciated by our clients and partners, and the billing systems provided by us guarantee the reliability and continuity of billing processes. We hold the Oracle Platinum Partner title, which also strengthens our position as the supplier of software fully adapted to sales in the SaaS model, said Paweł Piwowar, Vice President of the Management Board, Asseco Poland.

Thanks to the implementation of Asseco's billing applications in the Oracle cloud, customers are not only assured of a short implementation time, but can also quickly launch new products on the market. This also translates into the possibility of the flexible development of new functionalities, without the need to invest in infrastructure and resources to maintain it. All Asseco systems are also adjusted to the applicable legal regulations on an ongoing basis. In turn, the Oracle cloud architecture guarantees the security of data storage and processing in accordance with the applicable provisions of the GDPR regulation.

Asseco and Oracle join forces, thanks to which customers from the utilities sector will gain access to modern technologies in a very flexible cloud model while enjoying the highest security standards. The partnership with Oracle will also allow us to sell our products in an attractive form, at a much lower price than in the case of traditional on-premise implementations, said Magdalena Kaczmarek, Sales Department Director, Asseco Poland.

The offer of Asseco's systems in the Oracle cloud can be used by customers from all segments and various sectors. The agreement was concluded for an indefinite period of time.

Asseco in the power sector

Asseco is the leading producer of IT solutions for the power sector in Poland. It also develops its activity on international markets, e.g. in Serbia, Nigeria and Ethiopia. The Asseco AUMS systems support all processes related to electricity management used by trading companies, energy distributors, and customer service companies. The company provides solutions which allow for the measurable reduction of operating costs, the improvement of operations and the increase of the power sector companies' competitiveness. It also implements projects focusing on the centralization and migration of large data volumes. It has about 65% share in the Polish energy market. In addition, nearly 60% of energy bills are generated based on the company's proprietary billing systems. It has competence centers in Poland, the Czech Republic and Germany.

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news-3141 Mon, 04 Mar 2019 13:57:32 +0100 E-signature by Asseco enters the health market https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/e-signature-by-asseco-enters-the-health-market-3142/ Electronic documentation has become not only a legal requirement, but can also improve the efficiency of a medical facility. Therefore, the network of rehabilitation clinics and nursing homes ORPEA Polska has decided to purchase 500 qualified electronic signatures in the cloud - SimplySign. They were made available through Asseco Medical Management Solutions (AMMS), which has been already running in the network's units. This is the largest implementation of a signature in the SaaS model in Poland, carried out for a health care unit. A qualified electronic signature in the cloud is used to authenticate medical documentation, test orders, medicine applications and entries (key from the point of view of the treatment process) directly from the Hospital Information System - HIS. It can also be used to sign financial, HR, tax and other civil law documents. This type of solution does not require the connection to workstations of any devices or external media, or the installation of additional software. This ensures that a signature is completely independent of hardware, thus ensuring mobility, which was not possible up until now.

The launch of a qualified signature service in the AMMS system gave us a lot of possibilities. Achieving necessary savings was crucial. An electronic cloud signature is not permanently assigned to one person. Owing to this, in the event of any personnel changes, the selected license goes to a free pool and can be assigned to a new employee without incurring any costs. An additional benefit is the simple operation of the AMMS application, which is already well known to our staff. In addition, the certificate is stored in the cloud, so, for example, one cannot forget to take it to work, which used to happen with traditional solutions, said Paweł Szymański, IT Director, ORPEA Polska.

From the business point of view, a qualified electronic signature ensures interoperability and the cross-border use of electronic documents. Owing to this, a medical facility can cooperate with many entities in the country and abroad. This includes the exchange of documentation, commissioning tests, as well as contacts with medicine and equipment suppliers. Additionally, the launch of the signature in the AMMS application significantly streamlines the process of patient service and unit management, said Krzysztof Groyecki, Vice President of the Management Board, Asseco Poland.

The implementation of a qualified electronic signature in a medical facility allows for the complete elimination of the paper circulation ofdocuments both within a unit and in relations with external entities. Such opportunities are not offered by a "trusted signature" or a "PUE ZUS signature", which are legally permissible only in strictly defined cases, said Artur Miękina, Key Projects Sales Director at the Security and Trust Services Division, Asseco Data Systems.

According to the EU regulation 910/2014 (the so called eIDAS), a qualified electronic signature is recognized in all EU member states. An electronic document is as important as the one having a handwritten signature.

The agreement with Asseco was concluded for a period of 5 years.

Website of Qualified Electronic Signature SimplySign by Asseco

Website of Asseco Medical Management Solutions - the system for hospitals and large health units

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). For 25 years it has been developing technologically advanced software for companies and institutions from key sectors of the economy. It is currently the largest IT company in Central Europe and the sixth largest software producer in Europe. It is a leader on the market of IT solutions for health care and the manufacturer of proprietary IT solutions used by over 450 hospitals in Poland, units of the National Health Fund, Blood Donation and Blood Treatment Centers, health resorts, as well as over 14,000 clinics and surgeries. Asseco successfully passed the Connectathon IHE marathon in The Hague in 2018. This is an official confirmation of Asseco's effective interaction with other IT solutions and their compatibility with IHE integration profiles. The use of IHE profiles is recommended by the European Commission and the Centre for Health Information Systems (CSIOZ).

ORPEA Polska (formerly MEDI-system) has been operating since 2001. It is a leader in inpatient long-term care. It offers nearly 1,000 places in nine modern centers - nursing homes and rehabilitation clinics, mainly in the Mazovia voivodeship, as well as in Chorzów and Wrocław, where apart from a nursing home there are also Senior Homes (the assistedliving formula). The centers specialize in care and treatment services as well as in neurological, general and cardiological rehabilitation. Over 750 people (nurses and carers, physiotherapists, doctors, occupational therapists, speech therapists and psychologists, auxiliary and administrative staff) take care of the health and safety of residents and patients. ORPEA Polska offers care in rehabilitation wards and care and treatment centers (ZOL) as part of the National Health Fund or in a commercial form. The company is part of Europe's largest network of nursing homes and rehabilitation clinics - ORPEA - present in the sector since 1989 and with a potential of nearly 87,000 places (more than 850 facilities) in 10 European countries, as well as in Brazil and China.

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news-3133 Tue, 19 Feb 2019 14:14:44 +0100 Asseco will enable hospitals to issue e-Referrals https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-will-enable-hospitals-to-issue-e-referrals-3134/ E-Referrals will come into force as of January 1, 2021. As part of the ongoing pilot project, Asseco, as one of the four suppliers, has provided the software for their issue and implementation. At present, the Company enables the handling of e-Referrals at the Medical Centre in Polanica Zdrój, the Mazovian Bródno Hospital in Warsaw and the Dr Irena Gostynska Wolski Hospital SPZOZ in Warsaw. All the above-mentioned units use the Asseco Medical Management Solutions (AMMS), which is fully ready to handle electronic referrals. Ultimately, after an e-Referral is issued by a doctor, patients will receive an informational printout containing a barcode. They will also be able to choose an electronic referral as an SMS or e-mail containing a 4-digit verification code - PIN (options active only for holders of an Internet Patient Account). Then, a patient will be able to make an appointment by phone.

After e-Prescriptions, e-Referrals are the next stage of the informatization of the Polish healthcare system, in which Asseco has been actively involved. In my opinion, the implementation of electronic referrals should bring key benefits to patients, including improved quality of their treatment and easier access to medical services, said Krzysztof Groyecki, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

The positive effects of the introduction of e-Referrals will also be felt by healthcare professionals, who will receive full patient data, so that registration will take place automatically. We are glad that Asseco, as a reliable provider of healthcare solutions, has the opportunity to participate in the digitalization process of this sector, thus improving the quality of patient treatment and management of this process, Deputy Director of Sales at the Healthcare Division, Asseco Poland.

The pilot project as well as providing patients with access to e-Referrals is carried out in accordance with the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the Centre for Health Information Systems. At this stage, the implementation of e-Referrals is possible only in places where selected medical facilities are located. As of January 1, 2021, electronic referrals will be available throughout the country.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). For 25 years it has been developing technologically advanced software for companies and institutions from key sectors of the economy. It is currently the largest IT company in Central Europe and the sixth largest software producer in Europe. It is a leader on the market of IT solutions for health care and a manufacturer of proprietary IT solutions used by over 450 hospitals in Poland, units of the National Health Fund, Blood Donation and Blood Treatment Centres, health resorts, as well as over 14,000 clinics and surgeries. Asseco has been successfully tested during the Connectathon IHE marathon in The Hague in 2018, which is an official confirmation of Asseco systems' seamless interaction with other IT solutions and their compatibility with IHE integration profiles. The use of IHE profiles is recommended by the European Commission and the Centre for Health Information Systems (CSIOZ).

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news-3117 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 16:33:19 +0100 Quick access to medical records with Asseco's app https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/quick-access-to-medical-records-with-assecos-app-3118/ Today's patients want to have quick access to their current health data. What counts for them is time, quality and safety of medical services, so it is not surprising that the market of health applications has been developing very dynamically. Already 45%* of Central and Eastern European citizens declare that they use or are considering using these applications on mobile devices. Asseco, taking advantage of many years of experience in informatization of medical institutions, has developed a dedicated application called Informacje Medyczne (Medical Information), which is the first such product on the Polish market. It enables convenient management of information provided by medical units and its use via smartphones. Owing to the Informacje Medyczne application, patients get access to the results of examinations, which were previously collected only by a health care unit. They can also download the documentation directly to their phone without having to visit the unit. If the documents are not available in a digital version, it is possible to save their photo. A useful function is also the simplification of logging in to the electronic registration in medical units and the creation of a list of selected places where treatment is carried out.

Asseco has been consistently following ongoing trends in the healthcare sector. Among them, one direction of change is undoubtedly dominant - it puts patients at the centre of attention, giving them special rights. They are the owner of medical data and very often the main carrier of information about their health. Therefore, it is very important that both a patient and medical units have the tools to simplify the mutual exchange of information. Thanks to our new application, a patient has access to relevant medical information and can decide for whom to provide it. All of this takes place on a smartphone, which is nowadays one of the main communication tools. In my opinion, this direction of change will be of key importance for the healthcare sector in the coming period, said Krzysztof Groyecki, Vice President of the Management Board, Asseco Poland.

From the point of view of medical units in hospitals and clinics or single-person doctor's surgeries, the application saves time and ensures the security of transmitted information. Owing to the application, access to medical data is granted without the involvement of personnel. In turn, doctors gain the possibility of more effective implementation of visits and medical consultations because they can receive medical documentation from a patient in advance. For the managers of medical units it means therefore a reduction of costs related to the work of the staff and telephone communication with patients.

Asseco's Informacje Medyczne application ensures a high level of security of the transmitted data and operates in a simple, fast and modern way. The functionalities of the solution undoubtedly simplify the flow of information between a patient and medical units, and thus fit perfectly into the requirements of co-financed projects aimed at increasing the availability of medical facilities for a patient, said Szymon Chamuczyński, Director of the Mass Products Department, Asseco Poland. We are constantly developing our product because we want it to become one of the basic tools supporting a modern patient in the treatment process, and so for example, we will soon add the possibility of remote prescription ordering or receiving a message directly from the attending physician, he added.

The new solution is integrated with Asseco's another application – Apteczka Domowa (Home First Aid Kit) - which is used to manage medicines in terms of their possession, dosage, application and expiry date. It can be run directly from the Informacje Medyczne application level.

Check with your medical institution to see if it uses the Informacje Medyczne application for patient service and download it today!

GooglePlay

AppStore

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). For over 25 years is has been creating technologically advanced software for companies and institutions from key sectors of the economy. It is currently the largest IT company in Central Europe and the sixth largest software producer in Europe. It is a leader on the market of IT solutions for health care and a manufacturer of proprietary IT solutions used by over 450 hospitals in Poland, units of the National Health Fund, Blood Donation and Blood Treatment Centers, health resorts, as well as over 14,000 clinics and surgeries. Asseco successfully passed the Connectathon IHE marathon in The Hague in 2018. This is an official confirmation of Asseco systems' seamless interaction with other IT solutions and their compatibility with the IHE integration profiles. The use of the IHE profiles is recommended by the European Commission and the Centre for Health Information Systems (CSIOZ).

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PwC report

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news-3115 Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:19:21 +0100 The Asseco 3600 solutions for the power industry at „E-world Energy &Water” https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/the-asseco-3600-solutions-for-the-power-industry-at-%e2%80%9ee-world-energy-water%e2%80%9d-3116/ At this year's „E-world Energy &Water” trade fair in Essen, the Asseco Group will present its latest solutions for the power sector. Asseco Poland's and Asseco BERIT's experts will present, among others, software for energy sales and billing and services outside the traditional utility market, as well as technical infrastructure management systems. The fair will be held on February 5-7, 2019 in Germany. The presented systems will include solutions based on the Asseco Utility Management Solutions (AUMS) platform, offered by the Power and Gas Division of Asseco Poland. These will include AUMS Billing Lite and AUMS Billing Smart, designed for companies of all sizes. Their main advantage is the short implementation time, which translates into a quick launch of sales and billing of services, including those from outside the utility sector.

During three days of the fair, Asseco Poland will also present its latest solution, which fits into this year's main theme of the event - Smart Cities. This will be the AUMS MDM software, which ensures efficient data acquisition and management from smart and traditional electric and gas meters.

In turn, experts from Asseco BERIT will present new functionalities of the SAMO system for enterprise resource management, integrating information on infrastructure, fixed assets and maintenance processes. The functionalities make it possible, among other things, to identify the key elements needed for the proper functioning of the power grid and to estimate the operational costs of the maintenance of the technical infrastructure.

E-world Energy &Water trade fair is one of the most important events of the year for us. It provides a unique opportunity to reach key representatives of the utility sector with the company's offer. It is therefore a good place for the official launch of products and services. This year we will present our latest solutions for energy sales and billing - AUMS Billing Lite and AUMS Billing Smart. We will not only talk about them, but also show how they work in practice. Already today we invite all the guests to our demo presentation, said Jerzy Popowicz, Business Development Director, Asseco Poland.

„E-world Energy &Water” is the largest European event for the utility sector. The previous edition was attended by 750 exhibitors and 25,000 participants from 73 countries.

Be SMART and learn more about the Asseco 3600 offer for the power sector!

We cordially invite all the guests to the Asseco stand no. 1-412 in Hall 1.

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news-3081 Mon, 07 Jan 2019 14:28:03 +0100 Asseco distinguished in the Pearls of the Polish Economy ranking https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-distinguished-in-the-pearls-of-the-polish-economy-ranking-3082/ Asseco has received the title of the "Pearl of the Polish Economy" by the editors of the Polish Market magazine. The ranking has covered over 2000 companies and taken into account the revenues for 2017. Asseco has taken the 4th place in the "Great Pearls" category. The results were officially announced on December 11, 2018 in Warsaw. The "Pearls of the Polish Economy" ranking is created in cooperation with experts from the Department of Decision Support and Analysis, the Institute of Econometrics, at the Warsaw School of Economics. The ranking of the companies in the Great Pearls category includes the companies with revenues exceeding PLN 1 billion. It was the 16th edition of the list.

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news-3058 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 10:07:19 +0100 Asseco opens new R&D department https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-opens-new-rd-department-3059/ Asseco has established a new R&D department in its structures - Asseco Innovation Hub (AIH) - which will deal with the development of innovative products and services. AIH will focus on finding and supporting innovative solutions for the financial sector at the early stage of development and the people who produce it. Currently, 70% of companies declare that new technologies are the main factor in their development1. This means that innovative solutions begin to play an important role in the business strategy of companies which have to meet the dynamically changing expectations of customers. In 2017 alone, the Asseco Group allocated PLN 548.2 million for R&D investments. As part of its research and development activity, it acquires innovative projects in several ways, among others through the implementation of internal projects, cooperation with startups and use of external funding.

Not only will Asseco Innovation Hub help to develop innovative ideas, but it will also make it easier to bring them to the market. Thanks to the cooperation with Asseco, solution developers will gain access to the company experts' knowledge and resources, receive the necessary financing, conduct tests of their solutions, and will be able to promote their products at industry conferences of Asseco. AIH will also enable them to work directly with the company's customers.

Currently, customers are expecting increasingly more innovative solutions from IT suppliers, which at the same time will be secure. The Asseco Innovation Hub department provides a friendly environment for the development of innovative ideas and gives the opportunity to transform them into commercial products and launch on the market. The development of new projects takes place in four stages and lasts  about 15 months in total, said Jarosław Bryl, Managing Director of Asseco Innovation Hub. The establishment of AIH is our vision of how the cooperation of a large company with new developers should look like, he added.

AIH is also focused on hackathons, such as the first edition of Code Play, which took place in October this year in Kraków. It was very successful and we are very satisfied with the level of submitted projects. In total, we invited 5 teams to further cooperation. This event is a good beginning of our initiative, which we will implement within the Asseco Innovation Hub, added Tomasz Buczak, Head of Asseco Innovation Hub, Asseco Poland.

In addition to the AIH department, a subsidiary company - Asseco Innovation Fund Sp. z o.o. - has been established, which will be responsible for financing and managing the portfolio of entities which produce and develop products qualified by Asseco Innovation Hub for further development.

Asseco Innovation Hub's site

1 Source: https://www.pwc.pl/kierunek-innowacje

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and the sixth-largest producer of software in Europe. It leads international Asseco Group, which operates in 54 countries and employs over 24,000 people. For more than 25 years it has been creating technologically advanced software for companies from key sectors of the economy.

As part of its R&D investment activities, the company will build the Asseco Innovation Hub in Rzeszów, where technologies in the areas of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, telemedicine, electromobility and IoT will be developed. Asseco also runs its own projects with the financial support of the National Research and Development Centre. Among others, it helped the company to develop the Asseco Ground Control Station for crisis management and cyber security purposes.

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news-3056 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:15:37 +0100 Asseco's strong position in the "List of 2000" ranking of Rzeczpospolita https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/assecos-strong-position-in-the-list-of-2000-ranking-of-rzeczpospolita-3057/ Asseco took the highest position among IT companies in the "List of 2000" ranking prepared by Rzeczpospolita. It includes last year's revenues of the 2,000 largest companies in almost all sectors. Asseco was ranked 36th in this ranking with over PLN 7.8 billion in revenues for 2017. Read more about this year's edition of the "List of 2000" ranking.

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news-3054 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:49:52 +0100 Asseco Group enters the Philippine market https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-group-enters-the-philippine-market-3055/ Asseco has acquired over 60% of shares in Nextbank Software Sp. z o.o., a company from Kraków, which provides solutions to the banking sector in the Philippines. The company is a manufacturer of a core banking system with the option of mobile access for customers, available in the cloud. Thanks to the transaction, the Asseco Group will strengthen its international position in the financial sector and enter a completely new market. The system developed by Nextbank is fully adapted to deposit and credit products specific for Southeast Asia and is integrated with both a mobile application for bank advisers, enabling them to execute transactions outside a branch, and with a mobile banking application offered to clients. The solution is made available in the cloud and provides a set of functionalities necessary to run a mid-sized bank. Currently it operates in 5 Philippine cooperative banks.

The Asseco Group has been joined by a very substantive and business-oriented team. Nextbank is still a small company, but it has already carried out implementations in 5 banks in the Philippines and is currently running further implementations. It has a very interesting product - a core-banking system with the possibility of mobile access for bank customers, which is available in the Amazon cloud. It is fully adapted to the needs of local institutions. We are also counting on the possibility of achieving synergy in the area of our product portfolio in the future, as well as on the exchange of know-how between our teams, said Zbigniew Pomianek, Vice President of the Management Board, Asseco Poland.

There are currently over 500 banks in the Philippines, 450 of which are cooperative banks with limited IT investment budgets and limited access to qualified IT staff in the provinces. For the Asseco Group, the new investment means first of all the possibility of conducting business operations in the Philippines, where no implementations have been carried out so far. It is also an impulse to expand the company's product offer.

Thanks to Nextbank joining the Asseco Group, we have strengthened our potential in the financial sector, which is one of our key areas of operations and currently generates 40% of the Group's total revenues. Our services and products for banks are developed by a team of over 4,000 experts. We deliver them to financial institutions in more than 30 countries on 3 continents. We are present in Central and South-Eastern Europe, in Portuguese-speaking countries, but also in Russia, Georgia, Gibraltar and Vietnam. We have completed over 1,000 implementations with more than 650 customers. Currently over 500 banks use our core banking system. Thanks to Nextbank joining Asseco Group, we have gained an opportunity to enter a completely new market - the Philippines is a region of the world where the Asseco Group has not operated so far, said Marek Panek, Vice President of the Management Board, Asseco Poland.

Joining the Asseco Group is a great opportunity for us to scale our business quickly. Already the first 18 months were very intensive because in such a short time we managed to build a complete product and implement it in 5 financial institutions. The success and satisfaction of these organizations very quickly translated into the decision of several other banks, with which we are currently conducting implementations and the interest of several dozen, with which we are beginning talks. The capital received from Asseco will above all enable us to significantly expand our implementation team and address the demand, which currently exceeds our operating capabilities, as well as to build further complementary systems which will become part of the platform and enable our clients to transform into innovative fintech organizations, fully ready to compete on an equal footing with the emerging fintech startups, said Krzysztof Kogutkiewicz, CEO, Nextbank Software.

Over 20 years of Asseco's experience in building central systems is also very valuable capital of knowledge, which will allow us to avoid potential mistakes. Finally, entering new markets, especially Indonesia, Myanmar and Vietnam, will be much easier with such a partner supporting us, he added.

 

The transaction value of the acquisition of shares in Nextbank Software is PLN 17 million. There are no plans to merge the Kraków-based company with the Asseco Group.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and the sixth-largest producer of software in Europe. It leads international Asseco Group, which operates in 54 countries and employs over 24,000 people. The development of software for banks is one of the key business areas of Asseco Poland, which offers solutions which meet the latest trends in global banking. Asseco has completed over 1,000 implementations with more than 650 customers. Currently over 500 banks use our core banking system.

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news-3052 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:22:16 +0100 Asseco wins the "Innovative Company 2018" title awarded by Gazeta Finansowa https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-wins-the-innovative-company-2018-title-awarded-by-gazeta-finansowa-3053/ Asseco received the title of "Innovative Company 2018" in the IT sector awarded by Gazeta Finansowa. The company was recognized for Asseco Enterprise Banking Platform (Asseco EBP) dedicated to the financial sector. The list was published in the Business Report prepared by the editors of the weekly.

As the results of the Asseco's report "Corporate Banking today and in the future" show, customers expect increasingly more innovative solutions which will facilitate their daily work and contact with a bank. For 47% of them, innovation is just as important as safety. An example of a solution which is in line with the global trend of seeking innovation is Asseco Enterprise Banking Platform, which we offer to both the SME sector and corporations, said Marta Mróz-Sipiora, Product Manager, Asseco Poland.

The aim of the Report of Gazeta Finansowa was to distinguish companies which, according to the editorial team, meet the expectations of customers by offering them increasingly more advanced products and services.

Information on the Asseco EBP system: ebp.asseco.com

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news-3049 Thu, 29 Nov 2018 13:56:48 +0100 Asseco distinguished in the ranking of the Polish Radio – „LUBIĘ, BO POLSKIE” https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-distinguished-in-the-ranking-of-the-polish-radio-%e2%80%93-%e2%80%9elubie-bo-polskie%e2%80%9d-3050/ Asseco was recognized in the ranking of the Polish Radio – „LUBIĘ, BO POLSKIE”. The company was among the three companies which received the award in the category "The best Polish export product 2018''. The award was granted by the editor-in-chief of the station. The results were announced on November 28 in Warsaw. The jury assessed the business activities of Polish companies, which effectively build a positive image of the country abroad through their products and export services. Thanks to this, they influence the development of the Polish economy and the way Polish products are perceived by the society.

The „LUBIĘ, BO POLSKIE” ranking was prepared under the honorary patronage of the Ministry of Investment and Development, the Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology.

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news-3046 Tue, 27 Nov 2018 14:35:26 +0100 Asseco has signed an agreement with ZUS for the development and maintenance of the Electronic Services Platform https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-has-signed-an-agreement-with-zus-for-the-development-and-maintenance-of-the-electronic-services-platform-3047/ Asseco Poland has signed another important contract with the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS). The Company will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Client Portal and the Service Bus (ESB). They operate within the Electronic Services Platform (PUE), which is provided by ZUS. The gross value of the contract is PLN 23.2 million and its execution is planned for 4 years. PUE ZUS is a solution used on a daily basis by employers, insured persons, doctors, as well as beneficiaries. The system includes the ePłatnik (ePayer) application, which is used by payers to handle insurance documents, among others. In turn, employees, through PUE, have the possibility to use electronic handling of some of the applications, as well as to register a visit to any institution or to check whether an employer has registered them for insurance purposes. Finally, thanks to PUE, doctors can issue electronic medical certificates (e-ZLA), among others.

PUE ZUS is a convenient solution that provides contribution payers, the insured and benefit recipients with access to the most important information collected in ZUS in electronic form. But its development potential is much greater. In my opinion, the development of this type of electronic services is a necessity and an important element in the implementation of the e-state strategy. The state administration is increasingly more focused on modern electronic channels for direct contact with citizens, said Arkadiusz Wójcik, Director of the Social Insurance Division at Asseco Poland. I am glad that the Asseco teams are involved in the execution of such important projects, especially as they require a number of advanced competences and improved level of maintenance services. We are currently observing a recovery in the administration sector in terms of new IT projects and we are looking forward to the coming months with optimism. In the area responsible for serving the public sector alone, since the beginning of this year we have increased employment by about 10% and we are still looking for more people to join us, he added.

Last year, Asseco signed a number of important agreements with ZUS, both in terms of the scale of the implemented projects and their importance for the efficient functioning of the state. The Company introduced, among other things, key modifications in the Comprehensive Information System (KSI ZUS), related to the reduction of the retirement age of pensioners and the introduction of the so-called e-Contribution. The Company also signed an agreement to introduce changes to the Social Insurance Institution due to new regulations concerning the storage of employee records. Its value is PLN 24.5 million gross. Asseco also concluded a new framework agreement for the modification of the ZUS Comprehensive IT System (KSI ZUS). The contract worth almost PLN 350 million gross will be executed over a period of 4 years - Asseco, as one of the two suppliers, will apply for individual projects under mini-tenders.

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Asseco is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and the 6th largest producer of software in Europe. It leads international Asseco Group, which operates in 53 countries and employs over 24,000 people. Asseco is the largest producer of software for the public sector in Poland. The company has built and implemented comprehensive systems for, among others, the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS), the Ministry of Interior and Administration, the Ministry of National Education, the Supreme Chamber of Control (NIK), the Central Statistical Office (GUS), the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS), the Agricultural Property Agency (ANR) or the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMiGW). In addition, for many years Asseco has been a trusted partner for the power industry, the telecommunication and healthcare sectors, the uniformed services, and local governments.

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news-3039 Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:36:52 +0100 PLN 6.7 billion in revenues and increased profits in key areas - results of the Asseco Group after the third quarter of 2018 https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/pln-67-billion-in-revenues-and-increased-profits-in-key-areas-results-of-the-asseco-group-after-the-third-quarter-of-2018-3040/ In the first three quarters of 2018, the Asseco Group achieved an increase in revenues and operating profit in all business segments. The Group's revenues amounted to PLN 6.7 billion, 82% of which were generated from the sales of proprietary software and services. Operating profit amounted to PLN 558.7 million and net profit attributable to shareholders of the parent company amounted to PLN 235 million. In Poland, growth was driven by the banking sector and the sales of products to foreign customers. The Group also strengthened its position in the US, thanks to acquisitions made by Formula Systems. The financial results of the Asseco Group for the first three quarters of 2018 are directly comparable with the corresponding period in the previous year. In August 2017, Asseco sold a portion of its stake in Formula Systems. It achieved a record-breaking net profit at the time, but on the other hand, the revenues and operating profit generated by the Israeli Group were not consolidated in August and September. In October 2017 Asseco regained the control over Formula Systems and since then it has included the Group's revenues and operating results again. Assuming the consolidation of Formula Systems' results throughout the whole third quarter of the previous year, thus ensuring comparability of results, the Group's revenues increased by 6% - the same applies to the sales of proprietary software and services. In turn, the operating profit increased by 23%.

The Asseco Group's revenues are diversified by sectors, and in the first nine months of 2018 they were divided into the general business sector (39%), banking and finance (40%), and public administration (21%). The Group is also geographically diversified and presents its results divided into three segments: Asseco Poland (Polish market), Formula Systems Group (Israeli market) and Asseco International (other international markets).

During the first three quarters of this year, we were satisfied with the results we achieved in the banking sector in Poland - the revenues in this area increased by 8%. Among other things, they were positively affected by the consistent development of the sales of our banking products abroad. Also noteworthy is the strengthening of the Asseco Group's presence on international markets. The Formula Systems Group's companies increased their sales and carried out interesting acquisitions in Israel and the US. The revenues in the Asseco International segment increased by 16%, largely thanks to dynamic growth in South Eastern Europe, especially in the payments area. In addition, Asseco Central Europe achieved significantly higher sales, among other things, thanks to the incorporation ofMacrologic, CEIT and DWC Slovakia into the Group, said Rafał Kozłowski, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

The basis for Asseco's operations and development strategy remains the sale of proprietary IT products and services, which in the past period amounted to over PLN 5.5 billion. This represents 82% of total revenues. Additionally, Asseco continues its cooperation with key clients and actively supports new projects. In November 2018, the order backlog amounted to PLN 8.8 billion and was by 6% higher than in the corresponding period in the previous year (assuming consolidation of Formula Systems' results in the whole third quarter of 2017).

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news-3035 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:47:47 +0100 Asseco presented its new range of systems at the European Utility Week in Vienna https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-presented-its-new-range-of-systems-at-the-european-utility-week-in-vienna-3036/ During the international trade fair European Utility Week in Vienna, which took place on November 6-8, 2018, Asseco's experts presented the latest solutions for the power sector from the AUMS and SAMO lines. The event attracted 13,000 participants from over 100 countries.

During the fair we had the opportunity to present our new offer of systems for the energy sector, primarily used for energy billing - AUMS Billing Lite and AUMS Billing Smart. The choice of a specific solution is tailored to the expectations of a given company and depends on the size of its business. Independent energy suppliers receive a modern system that meets domestic and foreign market trends and allows for mass and cyclical settlement of electricity, gas fuel or cyclical services and additional goods. Pre-configured systems are offered at a competitive price and implementations last no longer than two months. As a result, the Asseco's offering is attractive for our clients and meets their real business needs, said Jerzy Popowicz, Business Development Director, Asseco Poland.

This year's European Utility Week trade fair was devoted to the areas of digitization, the shape of the energy market taking into account the requirements of low emissions and smart grids. The experts emphasized in their speeches, among others, the fact that the power grid must become more intelligent, which requires the implementation of innovative solutions in the field of big data and data analytics, as well as IoT. The energy market should also be more consumer-centred, offering clients new products and digital energy management tools.

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news-3033 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:39:30 +0100 Asseco will take care of patient service at SPS ZOZ in Lębork https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-will-take-care-of-patient-service-at-sps-zoz-in-lebork-3034/ Asseco will implement Asseco Medical Management Solutions (AMMS) in the Independent Public Healthcare Institution in Lębork (SPS ZOZ). The aim of the informatization of the facility is primarily to improve the quality of patient service by, among other things, providing them with access to electronic medical records and ensuring the possibility of online registration for a visit, as well as receiving e-Prescriptions.

The expansion of the IT service system of the hospital in Lębork with new functionalities will streamline the processes related to the hospital's operations, also in terms of legal requirements for keeping electronic medical records, said Robert Marzec, Sales Manager, Asseco Poland.

The implementation of the AMMS system is planned for the first quarter of 2019.

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news-3028 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:47:45 +0100 Asseco will provide access to e-services at the Center of Oncology of the Lublin Region St. Jana z Dukli https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-will-provide-access-to-e-services-at-the-center-of-oncology-of-the-lublin-region-st-jana-z-dukli-3029/ Asseco signed an agreement with the Center of Oncology of the Lublin Region St. Jana z Dukli (COZL) in Lublin to supply new modules of Asseco Medical Management Solutions (AMMS). The solution will enable the facility to handle electronic medical records (EDM). Patients will receive access to the eServices package. COZL is the largest oncological hospital in the Lubelskie region, as well as the only full-profile, highly specialized oncological unit, both in the Lubelskie region and in Eastern Poland. Thanks to the AMMS system, COZL will improve communication with its patients. They will gain access to electronic registration, will be able to fill in an online questionnaire before a visit to a doctor, and will also receive test results and be able to access to medical documents more quickly. All services will be implemented within the Medical Information Portal.

Asseco's new solutions will bring a lot of benefits to the patients, but also to our entire medical unit. We will not only be properly prepared to meet the legal obligation, but we will also streamline processes related to the circulation and exchange of traditional paper documentation with other institutions, through its digitization and introduction to the EDM repository, said Director of COZL Dr. Jerzy Kuliński.

The AMMS system will save time of medical personnel, doctors and administrative staff, as well as patients and COZL's contractors. It will also contribute to the reduction of the amount of office supplies used, thanks to the implementation of a significant part of the procedures in electronic form, said Daniel Pastusiak, Deputy Commercial Director, Asseco Poland.

Additionally, a system will be launched in COZL, which will ensure connection with the Hospital Information System (HIS) from the level of mobile devices through a dedicated application. Asseco will also be responsible for updating and integrating the specialized medical (Cytostatic Laboratory) and administrative (Medical Equipment Register) applications used by the facility with the ERP and InfoMedica administrative systems.

The completion of the implementation is planned for the first quarter of 2019.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). For 25 years it has been creating technologically advanced software for companies and institutions from key sectors of the economy. It is currently the largest IT company in Central Europe and the sixth largest software producer in Europe. It is a leader on the market of IT solutions for health care and a manufacturer of proprietary IT solutions used by over 450 hospitals in Poland, units of the National Health Fund, Blood Donation and Blood Treatment Centres, health resorts, as well as over 14,000 clinics and surgeries. Asseco successfully passed the Connectathon IHE marathon in The Hague in 2018. This is an official confirmation of Asseco's effective interaction with other IT solutions and their compatibility with IHE integration profiles. The use of IHE profiles is recommended by the European Commission and the Centre for Health Information Systems (CSIOZ).

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news-3026 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:25:51 +0100 Asseco strengthens its leading position in the IT@BANK ranking https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-strengthens-its-leading-position-in-the-itbank-ranking-3027/ Asseco took the first place in the IT@BANK main ranking and maintained its leading position among IT companies providing software for banks. The competition was organized by Miesięcznik Finansowy Bank. The awards ceremony took place on November 15, 2018, as part of the IT@BANK conference. The award was received by Marek Lulek, Director of Sales Department in Asseco Poland. This year's IT@BANK conference was devoted to current IT trends in banking and the impact of new technologies on the development of this sector. Zbigniew Pomianek, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland, took part in the discussion panel "Technology as a basis for banking business development". The main topic of the debate was the use of new technologies such as artificial intelligence or IoT in banking.

Strategically, one can win the market thanks to costs or a unique value - this is much more difficult because today everyone talks about technologies, so it is necessary to focus on their effective implementation, said Zbigniew Pomianek.

The participants of the panel were also Jarosław Hermann, Member of the Management Board of Bank Millennium; Karol Mazurek, Managing Director - Technology, Client Delivery, Financial Services, Accenture; Jowita Michalska, President of Digital University Foundation and Szymon Wałach, Director of Strategy and Digital Transformation Division and Retail Client Division of PKO Bank Polski.

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news-3024 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 13:38:59 +0100 Asseco - the IT brand with the highest media coverage on the Polish market https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-the-it-brand-with-the-highest-media-coverage-on-the-polish-market-3025/ Asseco won the Top Brand 2018 ranking in the category of software producers. The list was prepared by Press Magazine and PRESS-SERVICE Monitoring Mediów. It is the largest ranking of this type including the brands with the highest media coverage on the Polish market. The study took into account material published in the press, the Internet and social media during the period from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Over 52 million pieces of information were analyzed in this way. Among software producers, the Asseco brand appeared in various communication channels several times more frequently than the other brands included in the list.

The ranking covered 50 sectors most frequently appearing in the media, and as many as 500 brands were surveyed. 50 companies received the title of Top Brand 2018.

Full list of winners: topmarka.press.pl

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news-3021 Tue, 13 Nov 2018 09:42:00 +0100 Security and innovation in banking are equally important for almost 50% of large companies in Poland https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/security-and-innovation-in-banking-are-equally-important-for-almost-50-of-large-companies-in-poland-3022/ Corporate banking clients expect banks to provide them with a comprehensive offer, a quick response to their needs and good advice. However, the basic and most important issue for them is security. For almost half of companies, innovation is equally important. They would also like better and faster communication and improvement in the area of e-banking, according to the Asseco Poland report "Corporate Banking today and in the future". The project partner is HSBC Bank Polska.

The objective of the Asseco report was to analyze how the largest Polish companies use corporate banking, as well as to try to define the directions in which it will develop. The report covers 3 main subject areas: use of banking services, cooperation with a bank and new technologies in banking. It is based on an opinion poll conducted among the representatives of companies which cooperate with banks or are decision-makers in this area on a daily basis, including chief accountants, financial directors and members of management boards.

Companies expect a bank to provide security and responsiveness

According to the respondents, a bank indisputably has to be safe and react quickly to their needs and inquiries. On a scale of 1-5, both categories were rated at 4.9. It is also important for them whether banks have a comprehensive offer (4.6).

Large companies mean large amounts of funds. It is therefore no surprise that security is the most important attribute of corporate banking. Therefore, the best banking systems which have served business customers for years now definitely stand out from the solutions designed for other customer segments. For example, banking systems offer advanced methods of transaction authorization. The second place was taken by the speed of reaction from a bank. When clients have a problem or need, they expect an immediate response from their financial institution. Therefore, the role of technology is to "watch over" whether a customer's requests are carried out in a timely manner and inform a customer in advance of the steps taken by a bank, said Marta Mróz-Sipiora, Product Manager, Asseco Poland.

Companies have ever-increasing financial needs related to their growth. More than 2/3 of companies see their future not only in Poland, but also abroad. Banks that are able to offer real operational service in many countries will have a significant advantage in the area of servicing companies. This, in turn, means the need to use the right IT structure and global systems, said Sebastian Szaudel, Head of Corporate Banking Department at HSBC Bank Polska.

Innovation important for businesses

For the vast majority of the respondents (82%) innovation is an important or very important attribute of a bank. Nearly 50% of companies rated it as important as security, and for 53% it is at least as important as the speed of response from a bank. On the other hand, almost 70% of respondents assessed the importance of innovation at the same level as the comprehensiveness of the offer.

When implementing innovative solutions, banks must take into account regulatory and data management issues. Modern methods of authentication and authorization of orders are an extremely important element limiting all risks. Undoubtedly, companies appreciate the innovations which allow them to streamline their operations and reduce the financial outlays associated with them. The funds saved in this way may be then invested in further development of a company, said Marek Brańka, Deputy Director of the Commercial Banks Division and Director of the Omnichannel Systems Department, Asseco Poland. When observing the market, it can be assumed that technologies and innovations related to corporate banking will be focused on simplification and optimization of product processes. Therefore, an important role in the future of corporate banking may be played by artificial intelligence, which determines the use of companies' money in banking products, as well as digitalization of processes providing end-to-end services, he added.

Relationship with an advisor priceless

All respondents declared that they have a dedicated advisor or account manager in their main bank. They expect from the advisors, first of all, professional advice and knowledge of a company's specificity. Over 90% of the respondents value the relationship with their advisor - they consider it important or very important.

The survey shows that for almost 60% of the respondents an advisor is as important as the comprehensiveness and price of the service. An advisor is a person who needs to understand clients, their business and the environment in which their operate. It is an advisor who is responsible for matching a banking offer to a client's needs, as well as for timely delivery of the proposed solutions, said Sebastian Worsztynowicz, Corporate Banking Director at HSBC Bank Polska.

It is very important that an advisor has easy access to all information about a client. Therefore, they should have tools that show a client's actions in different channels and the general situation of a company in an aggregated way, e.g. through generated reports. Operational employees appreciate the fact that an advisor is well versed in a company's situation. It is therefore worthwhile for banks to provide their employees with a quick insight into products, accounts, balances and service processes from all contact channels. On the other hand, executives appreciate the advisory skills of their mentor. It would certainly be helpful for them to have reports that will allow them to diagnose the current situation of a client and, for example, to detect alarming signals, added Marcin Kwilosz, Product Manager, Asseco Poland.

E-Signature and electronic document workflow are the most useful

According to corporate clients, e-signature and electronic document workflow are the most desirable and useful among other surveyed solutions. The respondents were interested in automatic placement of cash surpluses based on historical analysis of a company's situation and predictions related to its needs, as well as automatic exchange of currencies based on expected demand and analysis of exchange rate changes. However, in the opinion of the respondents, both solutions require clarification of the form and principles of their functioning.

E-signature and digital document circulation are the needs of companies related to the implementation of a paperless strategy, where traditional handling processes are digitized and become more useful. A customer does not have to fill in the documents and submit them in paper form, and a bank saves time associated with their entry into the systems, proper parameterization and reduces the costs associated with data archiving. Thanks to the use of workflow tools, activities are automated, and thanks to the integration - information goes to the appropriate source systems, said Marta Mróz-Sipiora.

In turn, a dedicated offer, created on the basis of the current situation of a company and the prediction of its future needs, was assessed as an element which should be a standard in corporate banking. It is interesting that video verification, chat/videochat and chatbot are perceived as useless.

The communication between companies and banks is still dominated by a telephone and e-mail. Both channels are able to meet the basic needs for the exchange of information and documentation. However, with the development of technology and the search for cost-effectiveness, new forms of contact should also gain importance, said Sebastian Worsztynowicz.

Companies want better communication with a bank

Majority of representatives of large companies declare that banking services and related processes are fully satisfactory. However, 26% indicated areas that need to be improved. Among this group, the communication with a bank and an advisor was most frequently mentioned (21%). The need for a more flexible approach and a better understanding of a company's specificity was emphasized. The results of the survey confirm the key role of advisors, but they are not the only bank employees with whom contact is made. Therefore, companies are expecting reliable and competent service also from the other representatives of a bank.

The implementation of an omnichannel strategy, which is successfully applied by leading financial institutions, is helpful in achieving this objective. Owing to it, all bank employees have access to the same systems and information, so they are able to provide competent customer service. In turn, customers freely decide which banking service they will use and through which channel of communication. In addition, an activity initiated in one channel is continued in another without any loss of data or quality, said Marcin Kwilosz.

Communication is also related to the need to improve the speed of response from a financial institution (15%). This is a key issue, especially in cases where waiting time for a bank's decision may affect the financial consequences for a company.

This aspect is related to the lack of automation of processes or procedures imposed by law. Many banks are trying to improve their internal processes and procedures by using e.g. RoboticProcess Automation class systems, which automate the most repetitive business processes, said Marcin Kwilosz.

Some respondents (17%) would also like to improve the electronic banking they use. The main problems they point to are lack of transparency, lack of intuitive operation, technical issues and outdated systems.

Full results of the Asseco's "Corporate Banking now and in the future" report are available at:

abp.asseco.com or ebp.asseco.com

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About the report

The report "Corporate Banking today and in the future" is based on an opinion poll conducted by an external research company with the help of telephone interviews (CATI). The survey included 257 interviews with companies employing at least 200 people and with a turnover of at least PLN 30 million in the previous year. The respondents were persons directly cooperating with banks, the so-called operational level (chief accountants, finance directors, etc.) and managing persons, the so-called c-levels (presidents, vice-presidents, management board members). The analysis was prepared on the basis of quantitative methods. Where possible, in the course of the survey, in-depth qualitative information was also obtained to complement the quantitative indicators.

About Asseco Poland

Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and the sixth largest producer of software in Europe. It leads international Asseco Group, which operates in 53 countries and employs over 24,000 people. Creation of IT solutions for banks is one of the key areas of Asseco's business, which offers, among others, central banking systems, as well as omnichannel and mobile solutions which respond to the latest trends in global banking. Owing to the acquired experience and competence, Asseco has implemented its IT solutions (core banking engine) in over 800 banks.

About HSBC Bank Polska

HSBC Bank Polska S.A. is a Polish registered company belonging to the HSBC Group. The HSBC Group is the largest financial institution in Europe, operating on the markets which are Poland's main trading partners (e.g. Germany, France, Great Britain, Italy, the Czech Republic) and one of the largest financial institutions in the world. HSBC Bank Polska S.A. focuses on providing banking services to corporate and institutional customers and treasury operations. HSBC Bank Polska S.A., through its head office located in Warsaw, regional corporate banking centers in Katowice, Poznań and Gdańsk, and a business services centre in Kraków, supports Polish companies in their international expansion and foreign investors in their operations in Poland.

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news-3013 Wed, 07 Nov 2018 11:59:36 +0100 Asseco will computerize the medical facilities of the District Health Center in Malbork https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-will-computerize-the-medical-facilities-of-the-district-health-center-in-malbork-3014/ Asseco will provide an integrated IT system - Asseco Medical Management Solutions (AMMS) - which will operate in the medical facilities subordinate to the District Healthcare Centre (PCZ) in Malbork. Owing to the agreement signed, the hospitals in Malbork and Nowy Dwór Gdański will make selected e-services available to their patients. In addition, PCZ will be able to manage these units more effectively. The project implemented by Asseco for PCZ involves providing a comprehensive IT solution for the health care units in the districts of Malbork and Nowy Dwór, which will provide patients, among other things, with the possibility of electronic registration of visits and access to electronic medical documentation. It will also help medical staff in every-day work. AMMS will combine the medical and administrative parts, which will guarantee fast communication between the units coordinated by PCZ.

The system offers many advantages for patients because it will support electronic registration to clinics, outpatient clinics and hospital wards. It will also make it possible to receive medical results via the Internet. Actually, owing to the solution, we will completely eliminate paper documents, said Paweł Chodyniak, President of the District Healthcare Centre in Malbork.

It will also be a great convenience for tourists who visit Malbork and Nowy Dwór County, when they need to go to our hospitals. Thanks to the new system, in the future, for example it will be possible to obtain results and information about a patient from the south of Poland, said Mirosław Czapla, President of the Malbork County.

The system which we will implement will significantly shorten the time patients have to wait for registration with a selected doctor and will make it easier for them to access test results. It will also improve communication between health units coordinated by PCZ. In addition, medical personnel will gain a convenient tool for administrative support of their cases, thanks to a special HR module, said Robert Marzec, Sales Manager, Asseco Poland.

The planned implementation of AMMS is foreseen for early 2019. Additionally, Asseco will supply mMedica system for patient service at the Addiction Prevention and Therapy Centre in Malbork, which is the partner of PCZ in the implementation of the computerization project.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). For 25 years it has been creating technologically advanced software for companies and institutions from key sectors of the economy. It is currently the largest IT company in Central Europe and the sixth largest software producer in Europe. It is a leader on the market of IT solutions for health care and a manufacturer of proprietary IT solutions used by over 450 hospitals in Poland, units of the National Health Fund, Blood Donation and Blood Treatment Centres, health resorts, as well as over 14,000 clinics and surgeries. Asseco has successfully passed tests during the Connectathon IHE marathon in The Hague in 2018, which is an official confirmation of Asseco's effective interaction with other IT solutions and their compatibility with IHE integration profiles. The use of IHE profiles is recommended by the European Commission and the Centre for Health Information Systems (CSIOZ).

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news-3011 Tue, 06 Nov 2018 14:28:43 +0100 Asseco in the group of Innovators 2018, according to Global Finance Magazine https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-in-the-group-of-innovators-2018-according-to-global-finance-magazine-3012/ Asseco Poland has won a prestigious award in the international competition "Innovators 2018" organizes by American magazine Global Finance. The company has received a distinction in the Smart Queue Platforms category for Asseco Advisory Banking Platform (Asseco ABP). The solution supports banks in effective management of the customer service process in their branches. The official announcement of the results and the presentation of certificates took place on November 1, 2018 in London, during the Global Finance Digital Banks Awards Dinner. Asseco Poland was the only Polish software vendor, which received an award for its proprietary solution for the financial sector - Asseco ABP. During the gala the company was represented by Marcin Kwilosz, Product Manager and Marta Mróz-Sipiora, Product Manager from the Commercial Banks Division.

Asseco ABP has been developed with a view to streamline work in bank branches. Thanks to the omni-channel architecture, advisors can support customers regardless of whether the process was initiated by the customer via internet banking, mobile banking, a contact centre or a branch. This saves time and optimizes banking processes. In my opinion, the award is a confirmation of the effectiveness of our solution and a recommendation for banks which want to take an active part in the digital transformation of the financial sector, said Marcin Kwilosz.

Global Finance Magazine is published in 189 countries. Its readers are mainly people making strategic decisions in international companies and financial institutions.

More information about Asseco ABP

Video about Asseco ABP

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news-3008 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 11:36:07 +0100 Asseco among the 100 largest companies according to Forbes https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-among-the-100-largest-companies-according-to-forbes-3009/ Asseco was placed on the 12th place in the ranking of "100 Largest Polish Private Companies" according to the Forbes magazine. It is also worth noting that the company was the highest rated software producer. The ranking includes enterprises from many sectors of the economy. In the classification, their value was taken into account. https://pl.asseco.com/files/public/_processed_/csm_forbes_a8b12fed2a.jpg Rankings and awards news-2999 Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:23:48 +0200 Asseco will supply patient service system at Kozienice Hospital https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-will-supply-patient-service-system-at-kozienice-hospital-3000/ Asseco has signed an agreement for the informatization of the District Hospital in Kozienice. Its main goal is to provide patients with access to e-Services. Under the contract, the company will provide a comprehensive and integrated IT system - Asseco Medical Management Solutions (AMMS). The informatization of the facility in Kozienice is to include the introduction of electronic prescriptions, referrals, sick leaves and electronic documentation. This will be possible thanks to the replacement of the old IT infrastructure. AMMS will connect the medical and administrative part and ensure fast communication between patients and other medical units with the Kozienice hospital. It will also ensure quick access to the documents necessary for its management.

The solution will significantly reduce the number of errors and speed up the circulation of documentation. After the introduction of this system, we will immediately know what is happening in the hospital. Currently, we can wait even a month and a half for data from individual departments, said Jarosław Pawlik, Director of the District Hospital in Kozienice.

The choice of our offer means further cooperation between the hospital and Asseco. The system we offer is the most modern on the Polish market. It will provide the facility with full informatization, which will significantly improve its work, owing to which medical personnel and doctors will be able to devote more time to their patients, said Maciej Pykosz, Sales Director, Asseco Poland.

The contract will be executed within a consortium with Technet, which will provide the necessary infrastructure. The contract value exceeds PLN 5.6 million. It is planned to be completed by mid-2019.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). For 25 years it has been creating technologically advanced software for companies and institutions from key sectors of the economy. It is currently the largest IT company in Central Europe and the sixth largest software producer in Europe. It is a leader on the market of IT solutions for health care and a developer of proprietary IT solutions used by over 450 hospitals in Poland, units of the National Health Fund, Blood Donation and Blood Treatment Centres, health resorts, as well as over 14,000 clinics and surgeries. Asseco's software was successfully tested during the Connectathon IHE marathon in The Hague in 2018, which is an official confirmation of Asseco's effective interaction with other IT solutions and their compatibility with IHE integration profiles. The use of IHE profiles is recommended by the European Commission and the Centre for Health Information Systems (CSIOZ).

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news-2995 Thu, 11 Oct 2018 11:12:36 +0200 What will be the banking of the future? - Summary of the Asseco Banking Forum 2018 https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/what-will-be-the-banking-of-the-future-summary-of-the-asseco-banking-forum-2018-2996/ The development of non-banking services and modern customer service platforms, as well as the use of artificial intelligence mechanisms in banking systems - these are the selected topics of the Asseco Banking Forum. This year's 4th edition of the event took place on October 10 in Warsaw and gathered 270 representatives of the financial and IT sector. The conference was opened with a speech by Adam Góral, President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland, in which he emphasized the Asseco Group's strong position in the banking sector.

Today, the Asseco Group is strong in many countries with its products. This proves that a Polish company can meet the requirements of customers, despite the competition from richer, more developed economies. Our banking team is unique in terms of knowledge and experience. It is a result of what we have been building in recent years - a strong position in Europe, he said.

The panel discussion was preceded by a presentation by Michael Harding of Oliver Wyman, an international consulting firm, who spoke about what factors need to be taken into account in order to create a new bank and how its business models can be changed.

Technology triggers changes and makes suppliers create products that meet customer expectations. It is important to be able to anticipate the needs that customers may have in the future, said Michael Harding.

The first debate - "New channels. New products. Should a bank sell pizza?" - was attended by Piotr Czarnecki, President of the Management Board of Raiffeisen Bank Polska; Adam Marciniak, Vice-President of the Management Board of PKO Bank Polski; Zbigniew Pomianek, Vice-President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland; Feliks Szyszkowiak, Vice-President of the Management Board of Santander Bank Polska and Mariusz Wójcik, Member of the Management Board, AXA Życie TU, AXA TUiR.

A technological challenge is to change the business model of a bank and the need for access to data. It is becoming increasingly more difficult to create a ready-made offer without data. If we have an idea for a solution, it is necessary to have a place to verify it. In order to compete on the market you have to have a personalized offer. It is very difficult without advanced analytical technologies, said Zbigniew Pomianek.

Banking will develop in the direction of artificial intelligence, especially in China and the United States, said Adam Marciniak.

The most important thing is to find a real answer to real needs of the client, added Feliks Szyszkowiak.

In turn, Tomasz Buczak, Head of Asseco Innovation Hub at Asseco Poland, spoke about how technology can help banks with keeping up with customers' expectations and coming up with right personalized offer in the right time.

According to Kantar TNS, 74% of customers trust banks, trust that their money is safe. 'A bank as fast as you' is one that can understand the customer's needs and offer the right products for the client, he added.

The second expert panel focused on the question "Will new business models solve the problem of margins and loyalty of bank customers and how can technology help in this?". The debate was attended by: Tomasz Dymowski, Head of Retail Banking Department, Raiffeisen Bank Polska; Tomasz Motyl, banking sector expert; Dariusz Paczewski, Director of Digital Innovations Office, Santander Bank Polska; Aleksandra Sroka-Krzyżak, Head of Strategy and Projects, PKO Bank Polski and Jarosław Bryl, Director of Business Intelligence Division, Asseco Poland.
The world finds artificial intelligence fascinating, so maybe it is enough to recognize the customer's needs and adjust the offer and almost automatically deliver it? Then margins will be good and costs will fall, said Jarosław Bryl.

The use of artificial intelligence in communication with customers reduces costs for banks, and brings added value for the customer, said Aleksandra Sroka-Krzyżak.

Data are the starting point for the development of solutions based on artificial intelligence. To be able to use them we have to be able to arrange them in a logical sequence, said Tomasz Motyl.

We face the problem of margins on a daily basis. What should we do to make our profits grow? First of all, reduce costs and build new sources of revenues, said Dariusz Paczewski.

"How will artificial intelligence affect our future?", Wojciech Sobieraj, visionary and experienced manager on the banking sector, tried to answer this question during his presentation.

Artificial intelligence is artificial. It is wise when it can learn. The more data, the more benefits we will have. The more people use Google Maps, for example, the more precise the data and information, he said.

At the end of the forum the participants could also learn more about the implementation of the trust services platform in Santander Bank Polska and the factoring services platform operating in Bank Pekao. These solutions were presented by Marek Kleczewski, Senior Innovation Designer, Santander Bank Polska and Piotr Karwiński, Director of Transaction Banking Department at Pekao.

We try to be the first choice bank for our clients, we want to be perceived as a local bank, but associated with modernity. We were looking for solutions in many areas that could be upgraded. One of them was the transfer of the processes using paper and the client's own signature into the electronic sphere, said Marek Kleczewski.

The factoring services platform is a solution that opens a bank to new customers. Thanks to the use of Asseco's systems we have created a unique solution on the market, said Piotr Karwiński.

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news-2978 Thu, 27 Sep 2018 16:14:06 +0200 Asseco the leader of the decade in the Golden Hundred ranking https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-the-leader-of-the-decade-in-the-golden-hundred-ranking-2979/ Asseco took the first place in the Golden Hundred ranking in the category of "stock market capitalization at the end of 2017 and 2016", and became the leader of the 2008-2018 decade among the companies from the Podkarpacie region. The official announcement of the results took place on September 26 this year in Jasionka near Rzeszów. The award was received on behalf of the company by Paweł Florczak, International Business Development Manager.

We always emphasize that local awards are the most important for us. Despite the fact that Asseco is today a global company operating in 54 countries all over the world, it should be emphasized that its history began here, in Rzeszów, where our headquarters are located. We are proud to take an active part in the development of this region, said Paweł Florczak.

As part of the Golden Hundred, Asseco was also one of the largest companies in the Podkarpacie region as well as companies with the highest employment in the region.

The Golden Hundred is a ranking organized by Polska Press, the publisher of the Codzienne Nowiny newspaper, in cooperation with the Małopolska Economic Institute and the Polish Economic Society. This year, the 12th edition of this plebiscite was held, as part of which special prizes were awarded on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland.

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news-2976 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 12:33:47 +0200 Asseco the leader among IT suppliers according to the Book of Lists ranking https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-the-leader-among-it-suppliers-according-to-the-book-of-lists-ranking-2977/ Asseco took the first place in the Book of Lists ranking among software vendors and IT integrators. The list prepared by the editors of the Warsaw Business Journal weekly took into account the total revenues for 2017. This year's 23rd edition of the Book of Lists contains detailed data on almost 2,000 companies from 8 sectors of the economy, including finance, IT, telecommunication and manufacturing. A ceremonial gala, during which certificates were awarded to the leaders of individual rankings, took place on September 17, 2018 in Warsaw.

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news-2973 Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:07:03 +0200 Asseco has developed a system for forecasting customer behavior on the Internet https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-has-developed-a-system-for-forecasting-customer-behavior-on-the-internet-2974/ The analysis of customer behaviour in the digital world plays an increasingly more important role in the sale of products and services. The experts from Forrester Research1 are predicting that the profits that companies can achieve thanks to effective Big Data verification will increase to USD 1.2 trillion in 2020. That is why Asseco has developed a new system that utilizes advanced prediction analysis mechanisms - Asseco Customer Intelligence (ACI). The solution allows to check what customers are looking for on the Internet and what products and services they are interested in. The success of a marketing and sales campaign is determined primarily by the detailed adjustment of an offer to the needs of customers. Therefore, companies should be up to date with the latest techniques to analyze the information their customers leave online. This is particularly important as consumers today are very often sceptical about advertising and if the message is not immediately adapted to their expectations, they look for products from other suppliers. ACI, based on current data supported by historical data, allows for effective planning of marketing communication, selection of appropriate contact channels and data analysis. Owing to this, the company can offer products which consumers are currently looking for or their behaviour indicates that such a need will arise in the near future. That translates into higher sales profits and improved management of customer relations.

Asseco's new solution is used in practically all sectors of the economy, i.e. wherever services and products are sold. Social media, activities on websites, or through mobile applications are a valuable source of information about customer behavior. They can be used successfully to plan marketing campaigns and to support sales processes. With ACI, we can see what customers are looking for, what they buy, when they buy and how they do it, and modern companies have to keep up with the ever-increasing expectations of consumers. With our solution, reaching that goal  is much easier and faster, said Jarosław Bryl, Director of Business Intelligence Division, Asseco Poland.

Asseco Customer Intelligence allows companies to create profiled commercial offers based on their customers' purchase habits and needs, as well as to adjust the communication channels to client preferences, among others. It is worth mentioning that the solution is supported by machine training mechanisms based on analytical models. It has information about products and marketing content and is integrated with advertising providers' systems. All this makes it possible to quickly verify customer behaviour. As a result, the system allows for proper preparation of the offer, said Miłosz Posyłek, Director of the Analytical Systems Department, Asseco Poland.

ACI can be used by banks, insurance companies, as well as online shops. Thanks to its open architecture, it can be quickly integrated with the systems already operating in a given company. In the case of the banking sector, ACI can function with solutions supporting customer communication, such as Asseco Advisory Banking Platform, Asseco Customer Banking Platform, and Asseco Enterprise Banking Platform. It may also be integrated with the fraud detection system - Asseco Anti-Fraud.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and the sixth-largest producer of software in Europe. It leads international Asseco Group, which operates in 54 countries and employs over 24,000 people. For over 25 years it has been developing technologically advanced software for companies from key sectors for the economy.

Asseco Poland is a recognized provider of Business Intelligence solutions on the Polish market with over 20 years of experience in their development and implementation. Over 50% of banks in Poland and South-Eastern Europe use BI solutions implemented by Asseco. The company offers both finished products and those designed from scratch based on the requirements of specific customers.



1 Source – magazynit.pl

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news-2961 Tue, 18 Sep 2018 10:03:03 +0200 Asseco has completed the implementation of e-Prescriptions https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-has-completed-the-implementation-of-e-prescriptions-2962/ Asseco has completed the implementation of the e-Prescriptions service in pilot hospitals. The first to benefit from the new functionalities are the Mazowieckie Voivodeship Hospital and the Independent Public Health Care Institution in Siedlce, as well as the Independent Public Health Care Institution in Krynica-Zdrój. The project has been carried out on the basis of the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and the Centre for Health Care Information Systems. Thanks to the integration of Asseco Medical Management Solutions (AMMS) with the P1 platform, the patients of the institutions covered by the implementation have the opportunity to use their e-Prescriptions in selected pharmacies in Siedlce and the Siedlce District, as well as in Krynica-Zdrój and the Nowosądeckie District.

AMMS is fully ready to connect to the central prescription recording system within the P1 platform. Before we started to implement the solution in the selected facilities, it had successfully passed a number of scenarios in a test environment made available by the Centre for Health Care Information Systems, said Krzysztof Groyecki, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

Ultimately, after an e-Prescription is issued by a physician, a patient will receive an information print containing a barcode. If a patient opens an Individual Patient Account (IKP), he will receive a special PIN code, which in combination with the PESEL number will allow him to collect medicines in a pharmacy. Thanks to the use of a web application, the handling of e-Prescriptions can be performed efficiently and without unnecessary printouts.

From January 1, 2020, in accordance with the assumptions of the Ministry of Health, e-Prescriptions will be issued in every medical office in Poland. Their introduction will allow, among other things, to eliminate the problem resulting from incorrect handwriting reading and will increase patient safety by limiting the possibility of dispensing a wrong medicine. It will also offer access to the history of issued prescriptions, which will improve coordination of the treatment process.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). For 25 years it has been creating technologically advanced software for companies and institutions from key sectors of the economy. It is currently the largest IT company in Central Europe and the sixth-largest software producer in Europe. It is a leader in the market of IT solutions for the healthcare sector and a producer of proprietary IT solutions used by over 450 hospitals in Poland, the units of the National Health Fund, Blood Donation and Haemotherapy Centres, health resorts, as well as over 14,000 clinics and physicians' surgeries. Asseco's software was successfully tested during the Connectathon IHE marathon in the Hague in 2018, which officially confirms the proper interaction of Asseco's systems with other IT solutions and their compatibility with IHE integration profiles. The use of IHE profiles is recommended by the European Commission and the Centre for Health Care Information Systems (CSIOZ).

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news-2955 Tue, 11 Sep 2018 09:47:13 +0200 Asseco awarded the Eagle by "Wprost" https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-awarded-the-eagle-by-wprost-2956/ Asseco was awarded the prestigious title of the "Eagle of the Podkarpackie Region" on September 10 during the official gala of the weekly "Wprost" which took place in Rzeszów. The Company was awarded in the Business Leader category. The award was received on behalf of the company by Maciej Tadla, International Business Development Manager at Asseco Poland. The Eagles are awarded to the largest and most dynamic companies, which particularly contribute to the development of the Podkarpackie Region. The honorary guest of this year's gala was Władysław Ortyl, Marshal of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship. It was the third edition of the "Wprost" weekly project.

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news-2948 Mon, 03 Sep 2018 09:56:45 +0200 Asseco will launch an information system on the power grid in Hamburg https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-will-launch-an-information-system-on-the-power-grid-in-hamburg-2949/ Asseco will provide an integrated power grid information system (iNIS) for Stromnetz Hamburg - the second-largest operator of the municipal energy distribution network in Germany. The implementation will be based on the asset management system - Asseco SAMO - and the software that provides geographic information on the resources - Asseco LIDS. The implementation will be the responsibility of Asseco BERIT, a subsidiary of the Asseco Group. The implementation of the project will enable Stromnetz Hamburg to achieve its objective of integrating various IT systems, detailed network maps and general plans, including descriptive data, into a single central grid information system. This will help with creating a new detailed plan of the existing infrastructure, with a completely new form of data presentation. The implementation of the asset management processes, from network development planning to full documentation, will be supported by a workflow management module to ensure that the operational data in iNIS are kept up to date and safely maintained. As a result, it will not be necessary to document changes in parallel.

The implementation will be completed by 2021 and will cover the migration of GIS geographic data, as well as the implementation of the systems of Asseco LIDS and Asseco SAMO. The open architecture of both solutions will enable Stromnetz Hamburg to further develop and integrate with additional modules.

Stromnetz Hamburg in numbers:
1.15 million energy consumers connected with the grid
28,997 km network lenght with capacity of 12.3 TWh/year
91 positions with current switchboards
115 transformers
54 transformer units
633 grid and client stations
318,580 household connections

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Stromnetz Hamburg GmbH
Stromnetz Hamburg is the second-largest operator of the municipal distribution grid in Germany and has been a reliable energy supplier for more than 120 years in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Around 1,200 employees supply electricity to 1.1 million low-voltage and 2,234 medium-high-voltage consumers on a daily basis. The basic activity of the distribution system operator is the provision of the power grid to the city, as well as its operation, control, monitoring, maintenance and further development. Its main tasks also include the supervision of emerging disruptions and the use and management of infrastructure.

Asseco
One of the largest providers of software in Europe (TOP-6) and the largest provider of IT solutions in Central and Eastern Europe. For over 25 years the company has been developing technologically advanced IT solutions for all key sectors of the economy.
Asseco BERIT is a company from the Asseco Group and a competence center engaged in the provision of geographic information systems, mobile workforce and asset management, as well as solutions for the utility, public administration, and industrial sectors in Germany, Austria and neighbouring countries.

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news-2944 Tue, 28 Aug 2018 09:59:11 +0200 The Asseco Group's results in the first half of 2018 - record-breaking revenues and profit growth in key areas of operations https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/the-asseco-groups-results-in-the-first-half-of-2018-record-breaking-revenues-and-profit-growth-in-key-areas-of-operations-2945/ In the first half of 2018, the Asseco Group recorded very good financial results. The sales revenues increased by 7% on annual basis to over PLN 4.4 billion, the operating profit went up by 20% to over PLN 371 million and the net profit attributable to the shareholders of the parent company rose by 39% to PLN 157.3 million. For the purpose of assessing the actual financial and business position of the Asseco Group, data adjusted for the cost of additional amortization of intangible assets (PPA and SBP) recognized in connection with regaining control over the Formula Systems Group, are of key importance. Excluding this accounting effect, the Group's profits increased at double-digit rate: non-IFRS1 operating profit increased by 34% to PLN 500 million, while non-IFRS net profit* went up by 43% to PLN 181 million.

We achieved very good results in the first half of the year - the sales of the Asseco Group increased in all sectors and business segments. The Group's adjusted operating profit, which strips out the negative impact of additional amortization of intangible assets recognized in connection with regaining control over Formula Systems, increased by 34% versus the corresponding period of the previous year. Such positive results were achieved thanks to a very good situation in the banking sector, in which we carried out new orders to support adaptation to key changes in the law. Additionally, the Group's companies were performing more international implementations. The revenues increased in all of our business segments. We are particularly pleased with Asseco International, which achieved double-digit sales growth, and the companies comprising the holding have promising growth prospects, said Rafał Kozłowski, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

The Asseco Group's sales revenues are diversified between sectors - the general business sector accounts for 40% of total revenues, the banking and finance sector - for 39% and the public administration sector - for 21%. The Group is also geographically diversified and presents its results broken down by three segments: Asseco Poland (the Polish market), the Formula Systems Group (the Israeli market), and Asseco International (other international markets).

In Asseco Poland's segment, the sales revenues increased by 7% to PLN 668 million. The operating profit improved significantly, as it went up by 69% on annual basis to PLN 120.5 million. These results were mostly influenced by Asseco Poland, which performed particularly well in the banking and finance sector. The public administration sector also saw a recovery.

The Group's Israeli companies also had a good quarter. The revenues of Formula Systems increased by 3.0% on annual basis to PLN 2.6 billion. Sapiens increased its sales and profitability. In the first half of 2018, the companies from the Formula Systems Group bought new companies in the US: Adaptik, Alius Corp and PVBS. Adaptik offers software for the insurance sector, specializing in property insurance solutions. Alius Corp provides IT services in the area of regulatory compliance and security to financial entities in the US market. PVBS LLC deals, among other things, with the implementation and integration of ERP systems for governmental entities or entities providing services to the state, operating onthe American market.

During the past 6 months, Asseco International, which is responsible for other international markets, increased its revenues by 16% to PLN 1.2 billion. Organic growth was supported by last year's acquisitions of Slovakian CEIT and Polish Macrologic. Additionally, in the second quarter Asseco International acquired a 66% stake in DWC Slovakia - a provider of document management software. The Asseco Group takes advantage of the significant growth in demand for ERP solutions in its region. It also develops its offering of advanced products for the industrial, banking, finance, and health sectors.

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news-2940 Mon, 27 Aug 2018 09:59:40 +0200 Asseco develops in Bydgoszcz https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-develops-in-bydgoszcz-2941/ Asseco, Poland's largest and one of Europe's largest IT companies, has been developing its presence in Bydgoszcz. Nearly 170 Asseco's employees have just moved to the most modern office building in the city - Arkada Business Park at 2 Fordońska Street, where they will implement advanced IT projects, primarily in the power industry and banking sectors. Asseco Poland's team in Bydgoszcz works on the development of one of the flagship systems for the power industry sector - Asseco Utility Management Solutions (Asseco AUMS). It also conducts interesting projects abroad, e.g. in Ethiopia, in the cooperation with the government agency Information Network Security Agency (INSA) or in Serbia, where it will soon implement the AUMS Digital system in the largest Serbian energy company.

We encourage all people who would like to work on interesting projects in the largest IT company in Poland to keep track of the job ads published on our website. We are especially looking for programmers, analysts and software testers, said Bożena Knitter, Director of the Production Department of the Power and Gas Division, Asseco Poland.

Asseco occupies three floors of the Arkada Business Park complex with a total area of over 3,000 m2, where comfortable office rooms, conference rooms and chillout zones have been built.

In the underground car park there are also facilities for cyclists, such as racks, changing rooms and showers, which will certainly affect the comfort of work in our office. It is worth noting that our new office is located in a very good location when it comes to public transport and not far from the airport and the railway station. The Bydgoszcz Agglomeration Bike stop is also located right next to the office, said Jacek Tomkiewicz, Director of the Administration Department, Asseco Poland.

The office building is equipped with modern water, energy and CO2 reduction management systems, as well as two independent power sources and a generator.

The Asseco Group has been present in Bydgoszcz not only through the operations of Asseco Poland. Also the Social Benefits Division of Asseco Data Systems has its seat in the city, which originates from Przedsiębiorstwo Informatyki ZETO Bydgoszcz. It specializes in creating IT solutions for the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) and the Farmers' Social Security Fund (KRUS). Asseco Data Systems also supports sports in Bydgoszcz, as the sponsor of Klub Sportowy PAŁAC Bydgoszcz's female volleyball team.

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news-2931 Thu, 23 Aug 2018 10:03:33 +0200 Halyk Bank Georgia implemented Asseco omnichannel solution for e-banking https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/halyk-bank-georgia-implemented-asseco-omnichannel-solution-for-e-banking-2932/ Asseco has successfully accomplished first phase of implementation retail e-banking services in Halyk Bank Georgia. It is based on omnichannel system Asseco Customer Banking Platform. The solution is available for several months now for all bank clients. System combining innovative design, usability and wide range of functionality would allow Halyk Bank Georgia to push on to the next level of its clients servicing and successfully compete on financial market of Georgia. Its users are provided with the full information on their accounts, cards, deposits and loans, ability to register new accounts and apply for new banking products with preliminary profit and losses calculation. Functionality also includes all required payment operations, including utilities and other services payment, taxes, fees and other state duties. Clients can access e-banking solution through classical internet-bank on PC/laptop as well as using most of the modern mobile devices thanks to RWD technology.

System is built based on modern micro-services architecture and for GUI unique mechanism of mini-applications is used, which allows users to customize view of personal dashboard themselves as well as for bank staff – to implement and launch new services for clients more quickly reducing “time to market”.

Within the implementation project e-banking solution was integrated with core-banking system Colvir, card processing center UFC and payment system UCC in online mode to support clients with the most actual accounts’ data and instant transactions execution. The security of system access and payments is guaranteed by compliance with international standards of two-factor user authentication.

The next phase of solution development will be corporate clients connecting to the e-banking platform. Thanks to Asseco CBP flexibility it would be done in the shortest time span by adding new mini-applications to the current running installation and user segmentation.

 

Nowadays financial services channels digitalization is being the key factor for bank development. And today together with Asseco Group we are pleased to offer our clients service satisfying the highest quality standards, available in 24/7 mode – mentioned Shota Chkoidze, Deputy of CEO, Halyk Bank Georgia.

The Asseco Group provides software and services to banks in more than 30 countries. We have competence centers in Poland, Slovakia, Russia, as well as in the Balkans and Israel. The agreement with Halyk Bank Georgia is another step that strengthens the international position of our Group. It is also a good example of the fact that Polish IT products are appreciated and meet the high demands of the banks operating across Georgia – said Zbigniew Pomianek, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

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Halyk Bank Georgia
The daughter company of JSC Halyk Bank — the largest universal commercial bank of Kazakhstan, which has been operating successfully so far for the benefit of its clients more than 95 years. The bank has been operating at the financial market of Georgia since 2008 and today offers wide range of bank services to its customers: retail and business loans, payment cards, payment-cash service, money transfers, remote banking services and other.

Asseco
One of the largest software vendors in Europe (TOP-6), and number one provider of IT solutions in Central and Eastern Europe. The company has developed technologically advanced software solutions for all key sectors of the economy for more than 25 years. Asseco is presented in 54 countries worldwide and employ over 24 000 people. In Georgia group is presented by Asseco Georgia located in Tbilisi.

More information on Asseco CBP: cbp.asseco.com

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news-2929 Tue, 21 Aug 2018 09:00:13 +0200 Asseco Opens a training center for operators of Unmanned Vehicles in Nigeria https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-opens-a-training-center-for-operators-of-unmanned-vehicles-in-nigeria-2930/ Asseco has opened a certified training center for operators of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) along with a maintenance center in Nigeria. The Company has already conducted first training sessions for the operators. The project is a result of the cooperation with the Ministry of Science and Technology from the Lagos State in Nigeria. Asseco's cooperation with the Nigerian government administration takes place within the framework of an agreement concluded in 2017. The solutions that Asseco will provide will be the essential component of the Geographical Information System (eGIS) currently under implementation in the Lagos State. It will enable, among others, a more effective planning of this African region's development and management of land administration resources, as well as monitoring of environmental pollution.

The launch of the training centre is the first stage of the project in Nigeria. The official opening was attended by a representative of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Lagos State - Commissioner Hakeem Popoola Fahm and Simon Melchior, CEO of Asseco Nigeria. In turn, Asseco Poland was represented by Mr. Zdzisław Wiater, Director of the Security Sector Solutions and International Institutions Divisions of Asseco Poland and Tomasz Mosiej, Chief Architect of Unmanned Systems. During the visit to Nigeria, a meeting was also held with the representatives of the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency and the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority to discuss the future operation of the unmanned aerial vehicles in the airspace of Nigeria.

The training centre developed by Asseco in Lagos is the first investment of its kind in the region and one of the first in Africa. Ultimately, it will train about 100 people per year. The scope of training will include the operation and use of multirotor platforms and airframes, as well as software support for building a digital terrain model. The workshops will be conducted by experts from Asseco Poland and Asseco Nigeria, said Zdzisław Wiater.

As part of the planned next stage of the project, Asseco will provide unmanned vehicles to perform long-distance photogrammetric missions over the Lagos State. The solution will also consist of two control stations - Asseco Ground Control Station (Asseco GCS) with software and the Asseco Universal Simulation Environment (Asseco USE), which is a flight simulation system. Asseco will also train the operators and conduct tests of the system operation.

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news-2920 Thu, 02 Aug 2018 16:27:15 +0200 Asseco supports the safety of road traffic https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-supports-the-safety-of-road-traffic-2921/ Asseco Poland has signed an agreement with the Chief Inspectorate of Road Transport (GITD) in the field of technical support and maintaining a software license for the Central Processing System operating in the Automatic Traffic Control Centre (CANARD). The Central Processing System in CANARD supports automatic recording of traffic violations related to failure to comply with speed limits or red traffic lights. Under the agreement, Asseco will be responsible for technical support for CANARD infrastructure equipment in GITD, as well as for maintaining a software license. The contract will be performed for a period of 60 months.

Signing another agreement with the Chief Inspectorate of Road Transport is an expression of trust and a confirmation that we are very well prepared not only to develop systems that improve safety on Polish roads, but also to take care of their on-going and proper functioning, said Piotr Sitek, Deputy Director of the Public Administration Division, Asseco Poland.

The Central Processing System, developed by Asseco, was launched in June 2014. The project was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and the sixth largest producer of software in Europe. It leads international Asseco Group, which operates in 54 countries and employs over 24,000. Asseco is the largest producer of software for the public sector in Poland. The company has developed and implemented comprehensive systems for the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS), the Ministry of Interior and Administration, the Ministry of National Education, the Supreme Chamber of Control (NIK), the Central Statistical Office (GUS), the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS), the Agricultural Property Agency (ANR) and the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMiGW), among others. In addition, for many years Asseco has been a trusted partner for the power industry, telecommunication and healthcare sectors as well as uniformed services and local governments.

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news-2911 Tue, 24 Jul 2018 09:41:48 +0200 Asseco will implement the Open Finance Platform at Bank Pekao S.A. https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-will-implement-the-open-finance-platform-at-bank-pekao-sa-2912/ Asseco will provide Bank Pekao S.A. with a convenient trade financing tool - the Open Finance Platform (OPF) - that will offer factoring services to the bank's existing customers, facilitate the acquisition of new clients, and integrate debt management and financing processes. This is one of the first solutions of its kind on the Polish market. Thanks to the Open Finance Platform, customers will be able to use, among other things, miniaplications designed for businesses. One of the first ones will be dedicated to invoice processing and management, both from the point of view of the issuer and the recipient. In turn, the bank's employees will get an intuitive and fast tool that will provide them with full information about their customers, accept their applications or prepare a profiled marketing offer. OPF will be available to companies from the corporate sector, small and mid-sized enterprises, as well as to sole proprietorships.
The new solution will be created on the basis of an omni-channel platform that uses selected modules of Asseco Customer Banking Platform (Asseco CBP) and Asseco Advisory Banking Platform (Asseco ABP).

Currently, customers expect from their bank something more than just a favorable commercial offer. It is important to offer them services that enable them to process their financial documents in a comfortable, quick and, what is most important, secure manner. The Asseco's platform will support factoring services provided to existing clients and will also help us attract new customers,  said Piotr Karwiński, Director of the Transaction Banking Department at Bank Pekao S.A.

Thanks to the experience gained during the implementation of solutions based on the omnichannel platform, we were able to offer our client a comprehensive solution for handling trade financing products. We have developed all of its functionalities specifically for this project. It is worth noting that the platform has been built in accordance with the "user-centered design" approach, i.e. in such a way as to meet the needs of the end user, said Maciej Przybyła, Deputy Director of the Commercial Banks Division and the Director of the Services Department at Asseco Poland.

The implementation is expected to be completed by the end of the first quarter of 2019.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and the sixth largest producer of software in Europe. It leads international Asseco Group, which operates in 54 countries and employs over 24,000 people. Software development for banks is one of the key areas of operations of Asseco Poland - the company offers solutions that follow the latest trends in global banking. Thanks to its experience and competencies, Asseco has implemented proprietary IT solutions (core banking engine) in over 800 banks.

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news-2907 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:46:52 +0200 Asseco has signed a framework agreement with ZUS https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-has-signed-a-framework-agreement-with-zus-2908/ Asseco Poland has signed a framework agreement with the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) for the modification and development of the Comprehensive IT System (KSI ZUS). The contract worth almost PLN 350 million gross will be executed within 4 years. The company has also signed an agreement for the modification of KSI ZUS in connection with new regulations concerning storage of employee files - the value of the contract amounts to PLN 24.5 million gross. Under the framework agreement Asseco will provide services related to the development and modernization of the System.

The previous agreement was signed with three contractors. Despite the fact that each of these three companies applied for the execution of development orders, in about 80% of modifications Asseco submitted the best offers. This shows that we are well prepared to implement even the most demanding projects, such as the introduction of the e-Contribution or the modification of KSI ZUS resulting from the lowering of the retirement age. In recent years, we have proved that we are a trusted partner and that we take full responsibility for our tasks, said Arkadiusz Wójcik, Director of the Social Insurance Division, Asseco Poland.

In the tender for the modification and development of KSI ZUS, two offers have been submitted, including one made by Asseco Poland. ZUS has decided to select both bidders. They will compete for the implementation of the projects within the limits of the contract's budget.

Asseco has also signed an agreement for the modification of KSI ZUS in connection with shortening the period of storing employee files and their digitization, as well as for optimization changes in the "Płatnik" ("Payer") program, which will be carried out in two stages for the next 12 months.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and the sixth-largest producer of software in Europe. It leads international Asseco Group, which operates in 54 countries and employs over 24,000 people. Asseco is the largest producer of software for the public sector in Poland. The company has built and implemented comprehensive systems for, among others, the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS), the Ministry of Interior and Administration, the Ministry of National Education, the Supreme Chamber of Control (NIK), the Central Statistical Office (GUS), the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS), the Agricultural Property Agency (ANR) and the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMiGW). Additionally, for many years Asseco has been a trusted partner for the energy, telecommunication and healthcare sectors as well as for uniformed services and local governments.

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news-2904 Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:10:20 +0200 Asseco the leader in 7 categories of the ITwiz Best 100 report https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-the-leader-in-7-categories-of-the-itwiz-best-100-report-2905/ Asseco ranked 1st in as many as 7 categories of this year's "ITwiz Best 100" report summarizing the results for 2017. The company is the leader in terms of sales revenues on the Polish market. It also achieved the best result from the sale of application implementation and maintenance services, as well as those dedicated to the public administration, uniformed services, healthcare, education and R&D sectors. It also recorded the highest sales to large companies. In turn, Asseco Business Solutions holds the first position among the IT vendors with the largest sales of ERP systems.

Position of Asseco NAME OF CATEGORY
1 Companies with the highest sales of IT services in Poland in 2017
1 Companies with the highest revenues from the sale of application implementation services in Poland in 2017
1 Companies with the highest revenues from the sale of maintenance services in Poland in 2017
1 Companies with the highest sales to the public administration sector and uniformed services in 2017
1 Companies with the highest sales to the healthcare sector in 2017
1 Companies with the highest sales to the education and R&D sector in 2017
1 Companies with the highest sales to large companies in 2017
2 IT companies with the highest net profit in 2017
2 IT companies with the highest gross profit in 2017
2 Revenues of the largest IT groups and their subsidiaries in 2017
2 Companies with the highest revenues from the sale of integration services in Poland in 2017
2 IT companies with the highest sales to the banking sector in 2017
2 Companies with the highest sales to the telecommunication sector in 2017
3 Companies with the highest sales to the power industry sector in 2017
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Companies with the highest revenues from the sale of Data Center services in Poland in 2017

5 Companies with the highest sales to the financial sector in 2017
7 Companies with the highest revenues from training in Poland in 2017
10 IT companies with the highest employment in 2017
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news-2899 Thu, 05 Jul 2018 09:45:10 +0200 Asseco helps Golden Sand Bank to expand with cooperation of IBM https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-helps-golden-sand-bank-to-expand-with-cooperation-of-ibm-2900/ A new German-based division of a Golden Sand Bank will set up its operations on Asseco’s Core Banking solution and IBM Services. Asseco Poland announced today, that it will build a fully digital bank in Germany, a new division of Golden Sand Bank. While building the new division in Germany, Golden Sand Bank will use Asseco Core Banking solution, IBM software as a Service applications, and a new cloud-based IBM Bank in a Box solution, in order to integrate its operations with European payments systems such as SWIFT and SEPA-SCT. The solution will also enable to define the products and administer contracts including current accounts, credit and debit cards.

Asseco is not only a leading provider of software for the banks in Poland but also it consistently marks up its presence on the foreign markets. Our original systems are being implemented in Austria, the Czech Republic, Georgia, Nigeria and Vietnam among others. The collaboration with IBM is one of the paths to strengthen our international recognition in the financial sector. The established cooperation has resulted in a mutual offer and realization of the first projects with example of setting up a Golden Sand Bank last year and starting works over its expansion in Germany. The Golden Sand Bank's banking systems use IBM infrastructure and services and the Asseco business software – said Zbigniew Pomianek, Vice President of Asseco Poland Management Board.

This is another milestone of Golden Sand Bank, an online wealth management project, which was launched last year. As the fintech business model requires an agile approach with no upfront investment, and in order to build the foundation for its new business, Golden Sand Bank chose IBM to deploy together with Asseco a cloud-based “bank-in-a-box” solution developed by teams from IBM Services. The solution employs the IBM Cloud hybrid platform for the banking solution along with services based on IBM data centers in Poland.

 

The Bank-in-a-Box solution allows for setting up a bank in 6 months only. It greatly reduces the implementation costs and lowers the financial loss risk. The solution supports regular changes and provides for continuing the development with new services – said Artur Wróblewski, Global Technology Services, Leader, IBM Polska.

 

Asseco Poland is the biggest Polish IT company floated on the Warsaw Stock Exchange and the sixth software producer in Europe. It leads the international Asseco Group that is operating in 54 states with workforce of over 24 thousand people. Creating software for banks is one of the key areas of Asseco Poland's activity; the company offers solutions that correspond with the latest trends of the world baking. Thanks to the gained experience and competences, Asseco has implemented its IT solutions (core baking engine) in over 800 banks.

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news-2897 Tue, 03 Jul 2018 13:54:55 +0200 Asseco continues to operate the central insurance system in the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-continues-to-operate-the-central-insurance-system-in-the-agricultural-social-insurance-fund-2898/ The agreement for "Comprehensive operation of IT systems supporting the service of insurance and short-term benefits" was signed on 02.07.2018 and will be valid for the next 4 years. The gross value of the contract executed by the consortium of Asseco Data Systems (leader) and Asseco Poland amounts to PLN 58.056 million. The central system of the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (nSIU System) is responsible for handling social and health insurance, as well as short-term benefits and accidents in agriculture. It is used daily by more than 3,000 Agricultural Social Insurance Fund employees, to whom it provides all functionalities online - documents are generated in real time upon the user's request. The main element of the system is the central repository of personal data of persons insured via the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund, which is a reference for other systems of the Fund, such as the FARMER pension service system, the Workflow system integrating the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund branch systems, or the e-KRUS Portal subsystem. The solution is also integrated with the systems of other public institutions: i.a. the Ministry of Interior Register - PESEL, NFZ, MRPiPS, PFRON, ARiMR.

This agreement is a continuation of our more than 20 years of cooperation with the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund.  Extensive experience in supporting the statutory tasks of the Fund will allow us to effectively coordinate such a complex project. Apart from maintenance, service and updating of the system, we are also responsible for operation of two independent computing centers, coordination of external audits, analytical work, tests, as well as regular consultations and training, says Lech Szczuka, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Data Systems SA, who is also the Head of the Agricultural Insurance Division at Asseco Poland.

The project will be implemented by Asseco Data Systems in consortium with Asseco Poland, which will be primarily responsible for managing the database. Asseco Poland is the author of the Workflow system used by the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund and will be responsible for communication of the nSIU system with systems of external institutions.

The nSIU program was written in the JAVA EE technology and is supported on the basis of the outsourcing cooperation model. Data processing is performed in two computing centers of Asseco Data Systems with simultaneous data replication to the backup center. The system has been functioning in the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund since 2015 and supports more than 50 million user queries per month.

The agreement with the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund provides for the system to be updated on an ongoing basis and adapted to new organizational and legal requirements. In addition to maintaining the system, Asseco Data System also provides technical support and end-user support.

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news-2893 Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:47:49 +0200 Asseco is the leader of the Polish IT market according to the Computerworld TOP200 Report https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-is-the-leader-of-the-polish-it-market-according-to-the-computerworld-top200-report-2894/ Asseco has ranked first in as many as 7 categories in this year's Computerworld TOP200 report on the Polish IT market. Among others, the company is the leader in the category of custom-made software producers as well as providers of IT solutions and services for the most important sectors of the economy - public administration, health and general business. It is also the largest provider of IT services in the domestic market. Asseco has been consistently investing in R&D and has ranked first in the list of companies operating for responsible development. Asseco Poland in the Computerworld TOP 200, 2018 ranking:

Category Asseco's position
IT Suppliers for Responsible Development Index 1
The largest providers of IT solutions and services for the healthcare sector 1
The largest providers of IT solutions and services for the public administration sector and uniformed services 1
The largest providers of IT solutions and services for the large companies and corporations sector 1
The largest IT service providers 1
The largest maintenance providers 1
The largest customized software providers 1
The largest IT capital groups operating in Poland 2

IT companies with the highest net profit from IT

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IT companies with the highest expenditures on R&D 2
The largest providers of IT solutions and services for the education and research sectors 2
The largest integration service providers 2
The largest providers of IT solutions and services for the energy sector 3
The largest providers of IT solutions and services for the banking sector 4
The largest suppliers of Business Intelligence, Big Data and Data Discovery systems 4
The largest providers of IT solutions and services for the telecommunication sector 4
IT companies with the highest employment 6
The largest producers of software with proprietary licenses 9

Data for 2017 were taken into account.

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news-2891 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 11:00:19 +0200 International debut of Asseco EBP in Paris https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/international-debut-of-asseco-ebp-in-paris-2892/ "Corporate Banking Faster Than Ever" - under such a slogan an international debut of Asseco Enterprise Banking Platform (Asseco EBP) took place. It is a modern e-banking solution for corporate customers which was presented to the general public during the Efma SME Banking Summit international conference, which took place on June 13-14 in Paris. During the event, a demo presentation of Asseco's systems was held. It was titled "New insight on Trade Finance products for SME - Digi Trade", conducted by Marta Mróz-Sipiora, Product Manager, and Marcin Kwilosz, Product Manager at Asseco Poland. During the presentation, the capabilities of Asseco EBP in the field of trade financing and the benefits of implementing the system were presented. The solution allows, among other things, to reduce operating costs related to generating paper documents and to automate processes, thanks to which customer service becomes faster. Additionally, the integration of Asseco EBP with the Asseco Advisory Banking Platform (Asseco ABP), which provides comprehensive support to bank advisors, was presented.

Modern corporate banking requires a fresh look at companies and providing them with effective and safe financial management. Companies expect an individual and professional approach, as well as efficient and flexible service. That is why we have developed Asseco EBP, which provides comprehensive support to entrepreneurs in the area of financial services. At the same time, it ensures integration with the financial and accounting systems of corporate customers and security of transactions, said Marta Mróz-Sipiora, Product Manager at Asseco Poland.

Asseco EBP and Asseco ABP are modern omni-channel systems that completely change the philosophy of functioning of financial institutions. They provide banks with better identification of customer needs, and thus enable them to prepare a "tailor-made" offer.

Asseco ABP introduces a new quality of customer service. It offers simultaneous implementation of service processes in traditional, Internet and mobile channels through automated workflow, said Marcin Kwilosz, Product Manager at Asseco Poland.

The Efma SME Banking Summit conference is one of the most important events addressed to market leaders from the sector of small and mid-sized enterprises, banks and IT providers. Among the topics of this year's conference were, among others, trends in creating services and products, as well as ways of designing the so-called end-to-end processes, which improve banks' customer service process.

Related materials
Asseco EBP website
Asseco ABP website

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news-2866 Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:27:06 +0200 Implementation of PROMAK TS on the WSE with the "Project of 2017" title https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/implementation-of-promak-ts-on-the-wse-with-the-project-of-2017-title-2867/ The implementation of PROMAK TS on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) received a distinction in the 13th Electronic Economy Congress Competition in the category of the "Project of the Year 2017". The award was received by Artur Trunowicz, Director of the Capital Market Division of Asseco Poland. The jury of the competition appreciated PROMAK TS - an innovative system for trading in financial instruments, which was implemented and launched on the WSE for the first time. It is available to brokers operating on the WSE since January 2 2018 both in the form of a dedicated application as well as a web version. The project was carried out in a record time (5 months from the signing of the agreement). The new solution provides traders from Poland and the European Union with direct access to trading on all WSE's markets without any geographical restrictions. It also enables secure access to current market information, effective order management and fast and efficient communication.

In product development, we focus not only on technological requirements, but above all on expectations of the business side. Our goal in this project was to modernize the solutions offered by the exchange and to simplify their administration. The best tool to achieve this was the implementation of the PROMAK TS system. It was Asseco Poland's first project carried out jointly with the WSE and we hope that in the future we will have an opportunity to expand our cooperation. It is also an important reference for us thanks to which we can try to implement our products on foreign stock exchanges, said Artur Trunowicz.

PROMAK TS provided the WSE with the freedom to choose the way of the access to the UTP trading system, thanks to which traders can receive information on the current state of the market or the quotations of instruments through two independent solutions. Thanks to the implementation, the WSE has become one of the most modern trading floors in the world. Solutions of this class in Europe are used only by the London Stock of Exchange.

The Congress of Electronic Economy is an event bringing together key representatives of public and local government administration, financial and scientific circles, whose activities contribute to the development of modern electronic economy in Poland. This year's Congress was organized by the Polish Bank Association and the Banking Technology Forum.

Read more about PROMAK at: promak.asseco.com

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news-2860 Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:11:40 +0200 Bonjour Corporate Banking! https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/bonjour-corporate-banking-2861/ Asseco will participate at the Efma SME Banking Summit, an international conference to be held on June 13-14 in Paris. The event is addressed to market leaders from the sector of small and mid-sized companies, banks, as well as IT providers that create dedicated IT systems for the financial sector. During its presentation, the Asseco's team will present Asseco Enterprise Banking Platform (Asseco EBP) for the first time in front of an international audience. Asseco EBP is a state-of-the-art electronic banking solution offered to small and mid-sized companies as well as to corporate clients.

As part of our demo presentation, we will also show how banks can improve the process of providing companies with services by implementing the Asseco Advisory Banking Platform (Asseco ABP), said Marcin Kwilosz, Product Manager, Asseco Poland.

Thanks to the combination of benefits offered by Asseco EBP and Asseco ABP, banks can quickly respond to the changing needs of their customers and build lasting relationships with them, added Marta Mróz-Sipiora, Product Manager, Asseco Poland.

The Efma SME Banking Summit conference is a good opportunity for banks to learn about the trends in the creation of new services and products, as well as ways of designing the so-called end-to-end processes, thanks to which they can improve the service to their customers.

Asseco's demo presentation - "New insight on Trade Finance products for SME - Digi Trade" will be held on June 14, 2018 between 2:10 pm and 2:30 pm.

We cordially invite you to our presentation!

See the Efma SME Banking Summit's agenda.

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news-2857 Tue, 29 May 2018 12:04:15 +0200 Very good quarter for the Asseco Group - increase in revenues and profits in the most important business areas https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/very-good-quarter-for-the-asseco-group-increase-in-revenues-and-profits-in-the-most-important-business-areas-2858/ In the first quarter of 2018, the Asseco Group recorded very good financial results. Sales revenues increased by 4% on annual basis to over PLN 2.1 billion. Operating profit amounted to PLN 167 million and was higher by 1.3%, and net profit attributable to the shareholders of the parent company increased by 13% to PLN 69 million. Profits cleared of the negative effect of additional amortization associated with regaining control over Formula Systems increased at a double-digit rate. For the purpose of assessing the financial position and business development of the Asseco Group, data adjusted for the cost of additional amortization of intangible assets (PPA and SBP) recognized in connection with regaining control over the Formula Systems Group, are of key importance. Excluding this negative accounting effect, the Group's profits increased at a double-digit rate: non-IFRS* operating profit increased by 19% to PLN 235 million, while non-IFRS* net profit went up by 21% to PLN 81 million.

In the first quarter we recorded very good results - the sales of the Asseco Group increased in all business segments, while profits net of the negative effect of additional amortization of intangible assets recognized in connection with regaining control over Formula Systems went up by 20%. We are driven by, among others, the banking sector and new orders related to support in adapting to important changes in Polish and EU law, as well as an increasing number of international implementations carried out by the Group's companies. Our results reflect successes in individual segments. Visible increases were recorded by the Formula Systems Group, although they were offset by the negative impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, among other factors. Asseco International achieved double-digit sales growth. Our competence center dealing with the payments segment has been developing dynamically, said Rafał Kozłowski, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

Currently, the Asseco Group presents its results in three key geographical segments: the Polish market, the Israeli market, i.e. the Formula Systems Group, and international markets managed by the Asseco International holding.

The Group's results were mainly influenced by foreign markets. Israeli companies had a good quarter. Revenues were maintained at a stable level and amounted to PLN 1.3 billion. The decrease in operating profit by 22% to PLN 57 million was mainly due to the impact of additional amortization of intangible assets recognized in connection with regaining control over the Formula Systems Group. In addition, the level of operating profit was negatively affected by exchange rate differences. Assuming the exchange rates remained at last year's levels, both  operating income and operating profit would be by 14% higher.

Asseco International, which is responsible for other international markets, increased its revenues by 14% to PLN 574 million. Organic growth was supported by last year's acquisitions of the Slovakian CEIT and the Polish company Macrologic. On international markets, Asseco has benefited from increased demand for the ERP solutions, and expanded its offering of advanced products for the industrial, banking and financial sectors. There was a significant improvement in the area of payments, particularly in the area of the ATM maintenance services.

On the Polish market, revenues increased to PLN 316 million and the operating profit was higher by 41% and amounted to PLN 56 million. Asseco Poland had the greatest impact on the improvement of these results, as it was particularly successful in the banking sector. The results in the public sector also improved.

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news-2854 Mon, 28 May 2018 15:20:38 +0200 Asseco awarded the title of the "Polish Ambassador" https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-awarded-the-title-of-the-polish-ambassador-2855/ Once again, Asseco has been awarded the title of the "Polish Ambassador" by the weekly "Wprost". The company has been ranked 6th in the list and has found itself among 67 companies with the largest foreign sales. According to the list of the "Wprost" weekly, last year the Polish exports increased by 10% on annual basis. The value of the Polish exports reached almost EUR 204 billion.

Asseco owns companies located in over 54 countries worldwide and employs more than 24,000 people. Last year, the Group developed significantly on foreign markets, in which it generated 80% of its sales and successfully conducted new acquisitions.

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news-2851 Thu, 24 May 2018 16:08:27 +0200 Adam Góral with the "Visionary" title https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/adam-goral-with-the-visionary-title-2852/ Adam Góral is the laureate of the "Visionaries 2018" competition organized by the editorial staff of Dziennik Gazeta Prawna. An award ceremony took place on May 15 during the European Economic Congress. The award was received on his behalf by Artur Wiza, Vice President of the Management Board of the Company. The title of "Visionary" was awarded for the investment in the Israeli company Formula Systems in 2010 and for booking profit in 2017, which allowed to obtain funds for further foreign undertakings. For example, for Asseco Poland's announced expansion into new markets, such as the US.

When a decision was made to invest in Israel, many analysts thought that this was a bad move and that it generated too much risk. But Adam Góral had his vision, and he was able to see the opportunities offered by the Israeli market, and indirectly by the US market, and to take advantage of them, said Artur Wiza.

The "Visionaries" are awards granted to key figures of Polish business. The jury appreciates managers whose bold and long-term investments determine a company's success not only on the Polish but also foreign markets.

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news-2849 Thu, 24 May 2018 15:37:41 +0200 Asseco with two awards in the "Best in Cloud" competition https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-with-two-awards-in-the-best-in-cloud-competition-2850/ Every year, the IDG publishing house selects the best products and providers of cloud solutions. Asseco Data Systems has won the "Best Test and Development PaaS Platform " category and Asseco Poland has received a distinction in the "Performance and Integration" category. The UniCloud platform, which has received the main award, was introduced to the market 3 years ago by the Data Center of Asseco Data Systems. The interest in the service has been constantly growing and it has been receiving positive opinions of users, mainly programmers, administrators and heads of IT departments. The solution is available in the PaaS - Platform as a Service model and enables quick and intuitive creation and management of IT environments, while providing a wide range of tools and support for programming languages.

Winning the Best in Cloud competition is very important for us, especially due to the fact that the jury, which voted for particular solutions, included IT managers of the largest Polish companies. It also confirms that one can still stand out in such a competitive market of cloud solutions. The UniCloud platform is an advanced cloud solution that can be used to support software development processes and to successfully carry out production implementations, as confirmed by our customers, said Marcin Lebiecki, Director of the Data Center of Asseco Data Systems.

The final stage of the competition also included the Asseco Customer Banking Platform (Asseco CBP) solution, available for cooperative banks through the Internet Services Centre (CUI).

Asseco CBP is a unique tool for Internet and mobile banking, based on the innovative concept of mini-application, which provides unlimited opportunities for sharing personalized products and services. Thanks to the cloud, cooperative banks gain a tool enabling flexible adjustment of banking services to the needs and habits of their customers.

Security and benefits provided by the solution available in the cloud have encouraged over 120 cooperative banks in Poland to use it. What distinguishes this product from other solutions in the market is its extreme flexibility. Asseco CBP provides its users with a mini-application boutique which allows for a flexible creation of an offer. It is also distinguished by its innovative approach to designing the appearance of the system and the possibility of free profiling of functionalities and offers for different groups of customers within a single system. In short, it is a tailor-made product for banks, said Marta Mróz-Sipiora, Product Manager, Asseco Poland.

The award ceremony took place on May 22 2018, during the "Best in Cloud" conference in Warsaw Spire.

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news-2842 Tue, 22 May 2018 11:09:09 +0200 Asseco awarded the title of the "Polish Cheetah" by Wprost https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-awarded-the-title-of-the-polish-cheetah-by-wprost-2843/ Asseco has been awarded the title of the "Polish Cheetah" by the weekly "Wprost". The company has taken the 18th place in the list of 50 fastest growing companies. The rank has been prepared on the basis of this year's List of 200 largest companies with Polish capital. The following criteria have been taken into account in the rank of the "Polish Cheetahs": the level of profits and revenues for 2016 and 2017, as well as the rate at which they grew. According to this year's rank, more than a half of the most dynamically developing companies are private companies. Asseco is the only IT company included in the rank.

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news-2840 Tue, 22 May 2018 10:12:39 +0200 Asseco's mobile token will ensure the security of banking transactions https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/assecos-mobile-token-will-ensure-the-security-of-banking-transactions-2841/ Asseco has developed a modern mobile application for convenient and secure authorization of online banking transactions - mToken Asseco MAA, which is available for download in Google Play and AppStore. Owing to the application, it is no longer needed to rewrite codes generated by hardware tokens or received through text messages. From now on, it will take only one click of a button on a mobile device to complete a transaction. For many years, banks have been facing rising costs of authorization and communication with their customers. The mToken Asseco MAA application allows banks to reduce these costs and at the same time increase the security of transactions.

mToken Asseco MAA allows for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA), which guarantees a higher level of credibility and protection from fraud. Therefore, the application meets the PSD2 directive's recommendations. The application also enables communication with customers by means of PUSH messages, which are an excellent alternative to previously popular text messages. Owing to the Asseco's solution, a bank does not have to purchase any physical devices, and a customer does not have to rewrite additional codes from them. The application also allows to support multiple accounts in multiple banks. The costs associated with sending paid text messages are also eliminated.

The first customers of co-operative banks have already started using our new application. It gives them a fast, convenient and safe form of accepting Internet banking operations, said Andrzej Nowakowski, Director of the Cooperative Banks Division at Asseco Poland.

The mobile token's functionality offered by Asseco Poland under the name of mToken Asseco MAA is a way to reduce the costs of providing Internet banking services to customers. In our view, it also has the potential to help cooperative banks with attracting young people, for whom technical innovations are an important factor in the choice of a bank. It is also important that thanks to the implementation of the mToken technology, a bank will fulfill the obligations resulting from the PSD2 directive. Undoubtedly, the application also offers development potential and we can see the possibility of providing it with other interesting functionalities, said Piotr Mazur, IT Team Director at Poznański Bank Spółdzielczy.

The current trend of miniaturization directs activity away from notebooks and tablets towards mobile phones and smartwatches. As long as a telephone is needed in the form of an additional device for communication -  everyone would like to have everything they need in one place - in a place that is always with them and that they will not forget, like a wallet with documents. A mobile token is the basis of security and modernity - it gives us the opportunity to use banking anytime and anywhere, and also maintain all the standards of security and convenience (remember that soon the PSD2 Directive will come into force, which will change a lot on the market - especially in the field of e-commerce), said Roland Węgrzynowski, Head of the IT Team at Gospodarczy Bank Spółdzielczy w Barlinku.

mToken Asseco MAA can be used by retail and corporate customers of banks whose Internet systems are integrated with the application.

More information about the application: tokenmobilny.pl

The application can be downloaded from the following stores:
Google Play
AppStore

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news-2835 Mon, 21 May 2018 13:24:08 +0200 Asseco will develop a system to support farmers in KRUS https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-will-develop-a-system-to-support-farmers-in-krus-2836/ Asseco has signed an agreement with the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS) for the maintenance and development of the Workflow system, which is a central component of the Integrated Information System (ZSI) supporting the most important business processes of KRUS. The value of the contract, which will be executed for a period of 4 years, amounts to over PLN 42 million gross. Workflow integrates the services of specialized IT systems, such as Farmer, NSIU or KACHNA, used to provide insurance and benefits to farmers and their family members. Through a uniform user interface in the form of a portal for KRUS's employees, it ensures secure data exchange with external institutions, such as the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) (e.g. in the field of e-sick leaves), the National Health Fund (NFZ), the Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture (ARiMR), the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy (MRPiPS) and the Farmer Rehabilitation Centers. In turn, the central component of the Workflow system - the Identity Management - ensures control and security of access to the ZSI. The system also offers access to the "KRUS e-Contribution" service, which allows for making social security and health insurance contributions by means of online direct payments.

The agreement with KRUS will be executed by the consortium of Asseco Poland and Asseco Data Systems within 48 months from the date of its signature.

Under the signed contract, Asseco will take care of the maintenance of the Workflow system, ensuring its uninterrupted, failure-free and safe operations. We will also provide technical support and end-user support. The development of the system, in turn, will involve the introduction of all modifications resulting from changes in legislation, IT projects implemented by KRUS and other needs. Currently, Asseco's solution is used by more than 3,000 KRUS's employees in over 250 locations. In turn, the eKRUS system is used by over 15,000 farmers and their number has been growing rapidly, said Witold Malina, Director of the Agriculture Division, Asseco Poland.

The Workflow system is integrated with other systems that support KRUS's activity: registration of insured persons, payment of short-term benefits and granting and payment of pension and disability benefits. Therefore, ensuring continuity of all processes, including punctuality and correctness of disbursements, is key in this project.  The competence team of Asseco Data Systems, which has many years of analytical and design experience in carrying out tasks for KRUS, will be responsible for achieving this goal. It will provide support services to end users of the system at KRUS with the use of multi-channel SERVICE-DESK, said Lech Szczuka, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Data Systems, responsible for the Social Benefits Division.

For many years, Asseco Poland has been a reliable partner for institutions involved in the Polish agriculture sector. Over the past few years, the company has implemented projects for the Agricultural Property Agency (ANR), the Agency for the Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture (ARiMR) and KRUS.

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Asseco Poland developed the Workflow system for KRUS as the winner of an international tender settled in 2009. It was a very complex project, which was financed with funds from the World Bank. At that time, Asseco integrated the systems in KRUS in such a way that they could function as a uniform central system in the whole country. In 2014, the company signed a 4-year agreement with KRUS for the maintenance and development of the system.

The company has been supporting Polish farmers for many years, being the largest producer of software for the public sector in Poland. The company has built and implemented comprehensive systems for, among others, the Agency for Restructuring and Modernization of Agriculture (ARiMR), the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS), the Agricultural Property Agency (ANR), the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) and the Ministry of Interior and Administration and the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMiGW). Asseco Poland is also the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and the sixth-largest producer of software. It leads the international Asseco Group, which operates in 54 countries and employs over 24,000 people.

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news-2833 Mon, 21 May 2018 09:36:55 +0200 Asseco has launched a banking system in Vietnam https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-has-launched-a-banking-system-in-vietnam-2834/ The Asseco Group has implemented a modern system for Internet and mobile banking - Asseco Customer Banking Platform - in Orient Commercial Bank in Vietnam. It is another large project on the Asian continent carried out by Asseco. The implementation in Orient Commercial Bank has been carried out by Asseco Central Europe with the participation of experienced experts from Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Vietnam.  The project has been carried out in a very short time. The period from the first analysis to the production launch of the system lasted only 9 months. The implementation of the project is the beginning of a long-term cooperation between Asseco and Orient Commercial Bank.

The Asseco Customer Banking Platform (Asseco CBP) system is a state-of-the-art solution for Internet and mobile banking based on the concept of a mini-application. Among other things, the system enables customers to freely shape their banking operations and use a wide range of products and services available on the remote access platform. Banking solutions such as Asseco CBP provide customers with access to banking services 24 hours a day via any device connected to the Internet.

The modernization of the bank and its online services was the main objective of the implementation of Asseco Customer Banking Platform in the Vietnamese Orient Commercial Bank. This solution creates modern and user-friendly environment for the clients of that institution, said Jozef Klein, CEO of Asseco Central Europe.

The dynamics of changes in the area of digital banking services has been rapidly growing. Asseco CBP allows banks to flexibly create their offer and respond to the needs of their customers, both in the area of Internet and mobile banking solutions. The implementation in Vietnam is another export project of the Asseco Group carried out for a large bank.

The whole process of digital transformation is a difficult task, in which a huge amount of data is processed into a form which is easy to understand by the customers, while maintaining all the security standards. The solution based on Asseco Customer Banking Platform, implemented in the Vietnamese bank, meets all these requirements.

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news-2830 Wed, 16 May 2018 12:31:03 +0200 Asseco a laureate of the "Investors without Frontiers" competition https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-a-laureate-of-the-investors-without-frontiers-competition-2831/ Asseco Poland was awarded in the "Investors without Frontiers" competition. The award was granted on May 14, during the first day of the European Economic Congress. The competition took into account foreign investors in Poland as well as Polish companies actively investing abroad. Among the nominated Polish companies, the jury took into account their impact on the potential of Polish exports, the success of their activities on foreign markets and their effectiveness in creating opportunities for other Polish companies.

Poland needs foreign investments of good quality and such investments have been flowing to us, said Jerzy Kwieciński, the Minister of Investment and Development. But it is also important to point out that the expansion of Polish companies abroad has begun, and it is supported by the government, he added.

This is a great distinction for us, but we are particularly pleased with the event at which we receive this award, as we are dealing here with startups, said Artur Wiza, Vice President of Asseco Poland. Our company began its operations 25 years ago as a startup in Rzeszów, and today we are present in 54 countries. I hope that many of today's startups will follow our footsteps, he added.

It was the second edition of the competition organized by the Polish Society for Enterprise Support (PTWP). In total, the awards were granted to eight investors, including four foreign investors in Poland and four Polish investors pursuing foreign expansion strategies.

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news-2826 Tue, 15 May 2018 10:23:27 +0200 Asseco awarded the title of the Best Employer https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-awarded-the-title-of-the-best-employer-2827/ Asseco Poland was awarded the "Best Employer of the Year" title by Gazeta Finansowa. Thus, the company was among the top 15 employers who received these prestigious awards. The ranking took into account the benefits companies provide their employees with.

Working for Asseco offers many development perspectives. Being one of the largest Polish software producers, we provide our employees with the opportunity to implement interesting IT projects within various sectors of the economy and ensure work with the best experts in the industry, said Justyna Kowalska, Head of Recruitment, Asseco Poland.

Asseco searches for talents and enables young people to gain valuable experience. Every year we recruit candidates for the Asseco Starter internship program and run the Asseco 3P ambassadors program, she added.

Asseco's employees also have access to a wide range of workshops, language courses and postgraduate studies, as well as social benefits such as medical and sports subscriptions, group insurance or loan funds. The employees can also pursue their passions as part of the Asseco Active Team and actively participate in the "We Bring Help" charity campaign.

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news-2821 Thu, 10 May 2018 10:12:25 +0200 Asseco ABP awarded by Global Finance https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-abp-awarded-by-global-finance-2822/ Asseco Poland has received an award in the international contest "Innovators 2018". The company has been awarded by Global Finance magazine for the Asseco Advisory Banking Platform (Asseco ABP) system, which provides comprehensive support in the development of modern banking services. The award confirms Asseco's competence in creating proprietary solutions for clients from the financial sector. The Asseco ABP system has been developed for digitizing banking branches. The solution significantly saves the time of a client and an advisor, thus increasing the efficiency and attractiveness of a banking branch.

Usually, when clients enter a branch, they have to wait in a long queue and are redirected from one advisor to another. That is why they have to repeatedly explain the reason for their visit. Asseco ABP allows for automation of the entire process by utilizing the potential of modern technologies, such as beacons or biometrics, said Marcin Kwilosz, Product Manager from the Commercial Banking Division at Asseco Poland.

It was the 6th edition of the prestigious competition organized by Global Finance magazine, which is published in 189 countries. Its readers are mainly those responsible for making strategic decisions in international companies and financial institutions.
    
The official award ceremony will take place on November 1, 2018 in London during the Global Finance Digital Banks Awards Dinner.

Global Finance magazine's Announcement

More information about Asseco ABP

Asseco ABP movie


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news-2812 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:33:44 +0200 Asseco Group Product Review – Asseco International and IT trends https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-group-product-review-%e2%80%93-asseco-international-and-it-trends-2813/ On April 18-19, the Asseco Group Product Review was held in Bratislava. This is the third edition of this international press conference addressed to the most important business and IT media from the countries in which Asseco is present. This year, the main theme was the development of Asseco International as well as IT trends in the areas of Industry 4.0 and ERP. The conference was opened by Adam Góral, the President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland, and Jozef Klein, the President of the Management Board of Asseco International and Asseco Central Europe. The first presentation was given by Artur Wiza, the Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco, who presented, among others, the areas and the scale of operations as well as the organizational structure of the Asseco Group.


Another presentation during the first day of the meeting was given by Jozef Klein, the President of the Management Board of Asseco International and Asseco Central Europe, as well as by Adam Góral, the President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland. They explained why Asseco International (AI) was established. They emphasized, among other things, that this step simplified the structure of the entire Group. At present, apart from the AI holding, the group also includes Asseco Poland and Formula Systems. In addition, the development plans of the new company were presented.


As part of the development of AI, we are planning new acquisitions, and we need fresh capital to reach that goal. We have the possibility to enter the stock exchange, but everything depends on the market. In a very short time we want to complete the preparation of the strategy and maybe we will decide to enter the exchange - said Jozef Klein.


We will take care of the development of specialized companies within the Group and cooperate with Asseco Poland in the sectors of banking, health, industry and public utilities. We will also develop our joint offer at the AI level - concluded Jozef Klein.


During the conference there were also presentations devoted to IT solutions that fit in with the concepts of the industry 4.0. Boris Duľa, the President of the Management Board of CEIT, talked about the activity of the company that deals with the development of production lines and whole factories. Its activities involve computer simulation and analysis of processes, and then their implementation in a factory. These solutions are mainly based on the use of industrial robots and autonomous systems. Currently, CEIT's solutions are applied at Volkswagen's plant, among others. Representative of Volkswagen Slovakia Martin Adamička spoke about their application.

The second day of the conference was opened by Marek Panek, the Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland, who spoke in his presentation about the Asseco Group's operations in the ERP solutions sector.


At the beginning we integrated the Polish and Central European ERP market. Now we have Asseco Enterprise Solutions with a strong international position, with over 1,500 people specialized in ERP - said Marek Panek.


In turn, Edita Angyalová, the Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Solutions, spoke about the market trends in ERP solutions. She emphasized the importance of the Internet of Things and self-learning mechanisms in creating user-friendly interfaces. She mentioned, among others, solutions dedicated to the hotel industry, such as Asseco BLUEGASTRO. These are fully automated systems for servicing restaurant customers and for ordering and delivering ingredients, as well as for preparing meal valuations. The system operates, among others, in the Ponteo Activity Park hotel in Slovakia.


Asseco wants to continue its development in the ERP sector. The international market in this sector gives us a great opportunity - said Edita Angyalová.


In a next presentation, Filip Kadeřábek, the Business Development Manager at Asseco Central Europe, spoke about the intelligent city project implemented in Vienna. It includes solutions for the management of public lighting, traffic lights, public WiFi, as well as electronic clocks and digital information boards. The SAMO system also allows to plan further development based on new functionalities.


In turn, the eDoc project, described by Miroslav Hájek, the President of the Management Board of eDoc, offers the opportunity to archive any data, such as user manuals, photos or invoices. They can be easily displayed by simply reading the appropriate code (QR, NFC, BLE).


The Asseco Group also sees a great opportunity in the development of e-mobility solutions. Jerzy Popowicz, the Business Development Director at Asseco Poland, pointed out that the widespread use of electric cars requires the creation of an extensive charging infrastructure. The charging stations themselves must be designed accordingly. Such management may be facilitated by Asseco ELMO, one of the newest products of Asseco Poland.


The Asseco Group Product Review conference was addressed to journalists from the business and technology media as well as press agencies. This year's edition was attended by 24 journalists from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Germany.

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news-2805 Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:31:43 +0200 Asseco will implement AUMS Digital in the largest Serbian energy company https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-will-implement-aums-digital-in-the-largest-serbian-energy-company-2806/ The quality of customer service is one of the key factors which determines the competitive advantage of companies, also from the energy sector. Creating positive experiences, taking care of details in contact with customers and providing them with comfort in the use of services are the basis for building long-lasting business relations. This is why the largest state-controlled energy company in Serbia - Javnopreduzeće Elektroprivreda Srbije (ENP JP) - has decided to launch an electronic customer service office based on the Asseco - AUMS Digital platform. Thus, Asseco will implement it for the first time in a foreign company from the utilities sector. The project will be implemented over a period of one year by the consortium of Asseco Poland S.A., Asseco SouthEastern Europe d.o.o. Beograd and Chip Card a.d. Beograd.

The implementation of AUMS Digital is aimed primarily at improving the quality of customer service, offering new products, carrying out modern integration with many different IT systems used by customers and making a decisive step towards building a two-speed architecture (BIOMODAL).

The main task of AUMS Digital is to integrate the products of the energy companies with the services of external partners, also from outside the energy sector. This ensures an increase in sales and gives the opportunity to expand the offer. It is worth noting that AUMS Digital is a fully open platform, which can be developed independently by customers and other suppliers, since the source code of mini-applications used in it is available and fully documented, said Tomasz Bendlewski, Director of the Energy and Gas Division, Asseco Poland.

Asseco AUMS Digital allows energy companies to implement their omni-channel strategy and to offer their customers products and services through various channels of contact, and to include them in the operation process, thus optimizing and automating various other processes. All of this ultimately translates into greater efficiency of the entire company's operations.

Thanks to our experience and competencies, Asseco has been a reliable technological partner of most energy companies in Poland for many years. This gives us a solid basis to launch our offer also in international markets, added Tomasz Bendlewski.

The contract in Serbia is Asseco's another foreign implementation in the energy sector. Earlier, the company implemented a project in Ethiopia, where it delivered a comprehensive IT system for data-reading management based on Asseco Utility Management Solutions (AUMS). It was the largest IT implementation ever carried out by a Polish company in Africa, and it was implemented in cooperation with the Ethiopian government agency Information Network Security Agency (INSA).

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). For over 25 years it has been developing technologically advanced software for companies and institutions in key sectors of the economy. It is currently the largest IT company in Central Europe and the sixth largest software producer in Europe. It is the leader of IT solutions for the energy sector in Poland. It also develops its activities in international markets. Asseco's systems support all processes related to managing the use of electricity by trading companies, energy distributors and customer service companies.

The Company provides solutions that allow for measurable reduction in operating costs, improvement of functioning and increase of competitiveness of companies from the energy sector. It also implements projects aimed at centralization and migration of large volumes of data. Its share in the Polish energy market amounts to about 65%. In addition, nearly 60% of energy bills are generated on the basis of the company's proprietary billing systems.

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news-2803 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:57:42 +0200 Asseco the laureate of the World Energy Leaders competition https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-the-laureate-of-the-world-energy-leaders-competition-2804/ Asseco received an award in the Energy World Leaders competition in the "Provider of the Solutions for the Sector" category. The award ceremony took place on April 4, during the "Energy and Production World Leaders" Great Gala, which ended the first day of the EuroPower conference. The statuette was collected on behalf of the Company by Paweł Piwowar, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.The jury of the competition appreciated the Asseco Utility Management Solutions - AUMS family of products.

AUMS are dedicated IT solutions that provide comprehensive services for the energy sector. Thanks to them, companies can develop new products, customize their approach to customers and respond flexibly to market changes, thus gaining a competitive advantage, said Paweł Piwowar, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

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news-2801 Mon, 16 Apr 2018 09:53:29 +0200 Asseco awarded the National Champion title by Polityka Insight https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-awarded-the-national-champion-title-by-polityka-insight-2802/ Asseco was ranked among the top 10 companies in the report "The National Champions Poland Needs", published by Polityka Insight. Asseco was also included in the following sub-categories: foreign operations, innovation and economy. The report was officially published on April 9, 2018 at the headquarters of the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIiH). The event was opened by Minister of Entrepreneurship and Technology Jadwiga Emilewicz. After the presentation of the Report's results, a debate was held with the participation of the representatives of PAIiH, Polityka Insight, Polpharma and Asseco.

For Asseco, being a national champion means not only acting for the development of the company, but also for the benefit of its employees (...) Poland is increasingly more often treated as a country of IT specialists, rather than plumbers. This is the image of our country we want to build, said Artur Wiza, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

Polityka Insight is a knowledge platform for business leaders, policy makers and diplomats. It has been operating for over four years and publishes daily analytical services (PI Premium, PI Finance and PI Energy) and prepares reports.

Downloadable report

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news-2794 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:28:41 +0200 Asseco software ready to support e-Prescriptions https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-software-ready-to-support-e-prescriptions-2795/ Since mid-February this year, the e-Prescriptions pilot project has been coordinated by the Ministry of Health. In line with the current act, the e-Prescriptions are to be used by the general public from January 1, 2020. This results in the necessity to adapt the software of medical units and pharmacies to the possibility of displaying and dispensing the e-Prescriptions. Asseco Medical Management Solutions (AMMS) has successfully passed the integration tests with the P1 System and thus Asseco Poland has joined the list of suppliers of systems for doctor offices that are ready for the support of e-Prescriptions. In order to obtain a positive opinion, Asseco had to pass a number of scenarios in a dedicated test environment, which was made available by CSIOZ during the "Projectathon e-Recepty" workshop. The event was held on March 19-20, 2018. During the meeting, the correctness of communication between the P1 platform and service providers in all planned transactions was checked, as well as compliance of e-prescription documents and their implementation with the IHE Profiles: PRE and DIS, and HL7 CDA implemented in P1.

AMMS is ready to connect with the central prescription recording system in the P1 platform. It is to improve patient service, facilitate access to medical data and speed up the process of purchasing medicines, said Krzysztof Groyecki, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

The introduction of electronic prescriptions is intended, among other things, to eliminate the problem resulting from incorrect handwriting, to increase patient safety by reducing the possibility of dispensing wrong medicines, or to allow access to the history of prescriptions, so that the treatment process can be better coordinated.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). For 25 years it has been creating technologically advanced software for companies and institutions from key sectors of the economy. It is currently the largest IT company in Central Europe and the sixth-largest software producer in Europe. It is a leader in the market of IT solutions for the healthcare sector and a producer of proprietary IT solutions used by over 450 hospitals in Poland, the units of the National Health Fund, Blood Donation and Haemotherapy Centres, health resorts, as well as over 14,000 clinics and physicians' surgeries.

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news-2786 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 11:59:13 +0200 Asseco and velcom at the Water&Heat trade fair in Minsk https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-and-velcom-at-the-waterheat-trade-fair-in-minsk-2787/ On April 3-6, 2018, Asseco Poland and telecom-operator velcom from the Austria Telekom Group will take part in the international Water&Heat trade fair, which will be held in Minsk, Belarus. The event is addressed to companies from the utility sector. At their joint stand, Asseco and velcom will present an integrated and modern offer for a cloud platform enabling the management of energy meter data for utility sector customers in Belarus, in response to the current trend and market demand for Smart Metering solutions. They make it possible to monitor electricity consumption close to real time.

In order to implement this concept, it is necessary to have central IT systems for the exchange of measurement data. These include the AUMS MDM software offered by Asseco.

The joint offer results from the combination of Asseco's experience in developing measurement data management software with the strict security and scalability offered by velcom's cloud environment. They will enable remote reading of water, power and gas meters at customers' premises and their transfer to billing and analytical systems in a safe and orderly manner, said Jerzy Popowicz, the Director of the Business Development Division at Asseco Poland.

Already today we would like to invite you to visit the stands of Asseco and velcom.

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news-2775 Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:10:07 +0100 Asseco signs an agreement for the maintenance of KSI ZUS during the transition period https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-signs-an-agreement-for-the-maintenance-of-ksi-zus-during-the-transition-period-2776/ Asseco Poland has signed an agreement to support the operation and maintenance of the Comprehensive IT System for the Social Insurance Institution (KSI ZUS) during the period in which a new contractor is to take over the system's maintenance. Its maximum value is PLN 126 million gross. Under the agreement that has been just signed, Asseco will provide services supporting the operation and maintenance of the Comprehensive IT System for the Social Insurance Institution (KSI ZUS) until March 1, 2019 at the latest, i.e. until a new contractor takes full care of the system. The existing agreement between the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) and Asseco regarding the maintenance of KSI ZUS expires on March 26, 2018.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and the sixth largest software producer in Europe. It is a leader of international Asseco Group, which operates in 54 countries and employs over 24,000 people. Asseco is the largest producer of software for the public sector in Poland. The company has built and implemented comprehensive systems for the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS), the Ministry of Interior and Administration, the Ministry of National Education, the Supreme Chamber of Control (NIK), the Central Statistical Office (GUS), the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS), the Agricultural Property Agency (ARP) and the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMiGW). In addition, Asseco has been a trusted partner for many years for the power, telecommunication and healthcare services sectors, as well as uniformed services and local governments.

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news-2771 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 08:48:40 +0100 Foreign markets are the driving force behind the development of the Asseco Group in 2017 https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/foreign-markets-are-the-driving-force-behind-the-development-of-the-asseco-group-in-2017-2772/ In 2017, the Asseco Group consistently implemented its foreign investments and exports strategy, which resulted in a record net profit of PLN 467 million (by 55% more than in 2016) and nearly PLN 8 billion in revenues. The sale of a chunk of a stake in Formula Systems had a key impact on the Group's results. Consequently, Formula System's results were not consolidated in August and September, and the Group's net profit increased significantly. Last year, the Group expanded its presence intensively in foreign markets, where it generated 80% of its sales and successfully conducted new acquisitions. In 2017, the sales of proprietary software and services, which are very important for Asseco, amounted to PLN 6.2 billion. In 2017, the Asseco Group generated PLN 7.8 billion in revenues, PLN 585 million in operating profit, and PLN 467 million in net profit. The sale of a chunk of a stake in Formula Systems had the greatest impact on the Asseco Group's financial results in 2017.

We decided to diversify our involvement and take some profits from our investment in Formula Systems, which enabled us to raise funds for further acquisitions. In 2010, we invested PLN 427 million in this company, and thanks to the sale of a chunk of our stake in the company and dividends received, we already gained more than we had invested. Today, we hold over 26% stake in Formula Systems worth PLN 570 million, and remain the largest shareholder in the company, said Adam Góral, President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

The impact of the sale of a chunk of our stake in Formula Systems brought additional profit in 2017, which, on the one hand, translated into a record high net result for the shareholders, amounting to PLN 467 million in total. This means an increase by as much as 55% compared to 2016. On the other hand, due to the lack of a consolidation of Formula Systems in August and September 2017, the results on the level of revenues and operating profit are respectively lower. If we had consolidated Formula Systems as before, then sales in 2017 would have been higher by almost PLN 800 million and would have reached PLN 8.7 billion, said Rafał Kozłowski, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

The intensive development of Asseco was driven primarily by its operations on the international markets, which generated 80% of the Group's sales revenues and 64% of operating profit.

2017 was a successful year for the Asseco Group. We generated nearly PLN 8 billion in revenues and PLN 585 million in operating profit. We developed dynamically in foreign markets, which generate as much as 80% of the Group's revenues. This is a good example of the fact that Asseco - established and managed by the Poles - has become a truly international company in recent years. In the previous year we carried out a number of important foreign projects, among others, in the banking, insurance, general business and energy sectors. We also continued our development through acquisitions of companies operating, among others, in the industrial, ERP and insurance sectors. In order to manage the Group's operations even more effectively in foreign markets and to simplify its organizational structure, we established Asseco International, said Adam Góral. Currently, our goal is long-term and stable development, which is why we focus on developing proprietary software and strengthening sectoral competences, which will allow us to further strengthen the Group's international position and build value for our shareholders, he added.

The sales of proprietary software plays a key role in the results of Asseco. The revenues from this source of activity reached PLN 6.2 billion and accounted for 80% of total sales. If they had been consolidated for the entire 12 months of the previous year, they would have amounted to almost PLN 7 billion, i.e. by 10% more than in 2016. The Group's operations are well diversified both geographically and sectorally. The general business sector has the largest share in our sales, accounting for 40% of the Group's total revenues, with the banking and finance sector accounting for 39% and the public administration sector for 21%.

For years we have been successfully implementing our foreign investment and exports strategy, as well as our geographical and sectoral diversification strategy. This allows us to build long-term, stable growth of the Asseco Group. For example, in the administration sector in Poland, despite some delicate symptoms of a rebound, stagnation continued in 2017. But today 80% of our revenues are generated outside Poland, and the domestic public sector accounts for only 4.4% of the Asseco Group's total revenues, added Adam Góral.

The Group's order backlog for 2018 totals PLN 5.5 billion at the revenues level, which is at the level of the order backlog presented in March 2017.

Asseco Poland has been consistently building value for its shareholders and this year, too, the Management Board of the Company recommended a dividend payment.

Positive financial results of the Group and promising development prospects allowed us to recommend the payment of a high dividend again and to allocate PLN 250 million for this goal this year. For years, Asseco has been consistently sharing its achievements with its shareholders, and so far it has allocated over PLN 1.67 billion for dividend payments, said Adam Góral, President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

The amount of a dividend recommended by the Company's Management Board is equivalent to PLN 3.01 per Asseco Poland's share and translates into a dividend yield of 6.3% (as at March 15, 2017).
 

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news-2754 Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:11:38 +0100 Asseco will support patient service in the American Heart of Poland Group https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-will-support-patient-service-in-the-american-heart-of-poland-group-2755/ Asseco Poland has signed an agreement to deliver the Asseco Medical Management Solutions (AMMS) license to the American Heart of Poland Group. It is a network of specialized departments of interventional cardiology, vascular surgery and cardiac surgery operating in Poland. The goal of the project is to introduce IT solutions to the network's medical departments (HIS), which will ultimately include 14 facilities belonging to the American Heart of Poland Group. This will allow for more effective management of patients' treatment process and will increase the quality of services provided, as well as monitoring of the quality and costs of medical services. Thanks to AMMS it will be possible, among others, to conduct digital medical records and gain access to the NFZ's (the National Health Fund) system, which will provide support in terms of the communication with the Fund and income forecasting. Asseco's solution will improve the operation of wards, clinics, operating theatres and diagnostic laboratories. Additionally, under the agreement, Asseco will launch the server environment on which AMMS will be installed. Further development of the system is also planned.

The solutions such as Asseco Medical Management Solutions guarantee patients easier access to services provided by healthcare units, and they also allow medical personnel for quick service. For the American Heart of Poland Group it was important that the IT system should be a comprehensive and uniform tool, but at the same time open to expansion and integration with other platforms, mainly from the ERP market and databases for scientific analysis in the Research and Development Centre, said Krzysztof Groyecki, Vice President of the Management Board, Asseco Poland.

The AMMS system is a comprehensive IT solution dedicated mainly to large and mid-sized hospitals, as well as clinics and medical centers.

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). For 25 years it has been developing technologically advanced software for companies and institutions from key sectors of the economy. It is currently the largest IT company in Central Europe and the sixth largest software producer in Europe. It is a leader on the market of IT solutions for healthcare and a manufacturer of proprietary IT solutions used by over 450 hospitals in Poland, units of the National Health Fund (NFZ), Blood Donation and Blood Treatment Centers, health resorts, as well as over 14,000 clinics and medical practices.

American Heart of Poland S.A. is the largest provider of modern and comprehensive cardiovascular services in Poland, dealing with both medical services as well as scientific research and implementation activities. AHP supports research institutions and Polish private producers of medical equipment and software. For AHP it is very important to introduce solutions that improve the comfort and quality of medical services provided for patients in Poland and other countries.

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news-2736 Thu, 01 Feb 2018 13:08:37 +0100 Asseco at the "E-world Energy & Water" trade fair in Germany https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-at-the-e-world-energy-water-trade-fair-in-germany-2737/ On February 6-8 2018, at the "E-world Energy & Water" trade fair in Essen, the Asseco Group will present its newest offer of IT solutions for the utility sector. Experts from Asseco Poland and Asseco BERIT will discuss the omni-channel approach and will suggest how a properly selected IT system can improve the functioning and development of a company, by increasing its sales. The Asseco's stand will present systems based on the AUMS platform, which are offered by the Gas Power Division of Asseco Poland, including the new AUMS Digital solution. It is a system which equips energy sellers with convenient tools to offer advanced services to their customers. The use of the omni-channel approach significantly streamlines their work and improves the quality of customer service. Mobile devices, a computer, a consultant in a call center or a branch receive unified tools of communication with energy consumers.

As part of the new product offer, Asseco Poland will also present a solution supporting the work of the Operators of the Charging Stations (CPO) and the Charging Service Providers (eMSP) - Asseco ELMO. The solution enables them to manage electric vehicle charging points, user access and price lists. The system is integrated with a mobile application which offers a payment service through RFID and SMS for end customers.

The fair will also focus on the latest version of software for tangible asset management and spatial information of the SAMO line of products dedicated to the energy market. Thanks to the solution, information needed to make strategic decisions is gathered in one place. The solution is offered by Asseco BERIT. The representatives of the German company from the Asseco Group will also present the latest release of the GIS systems in other public utilities, telecommunication, manufacturing and public administration sectors.

The "E-world Energy & Water" fair is the largest European event dedicated to modern technologies and trends in the energy, gas, water management and heating sectors. Its participants are representatives of the largest utility companies in Europe and their customers. Every year, the event attracts great attention. Over 700 exhibitors and 25,000 participants from 74 countries guarantee the perfect opportunity to exchange experience and business contacts. Among them there will be representatives of large energy, IT and consulting companies, as well as manufacturers of modern equipment.

We kindly invite you to the Asseco stand no. 412, which will be located in hall 1,

Join us and keep up with the latest trends!

More information:
The event page

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news-2733 Mon, 29 Jan 2018 13:13:44 +0100 Asseco shapes the Polish industry https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-shapes-the-polish-industry-2734/ Asseco Poland was awarded the honorary title of "The One Who Changes the Polish Industry" by the editorial team of the Nowy Przemysł magazine and the WNP.PL portal. An award ceremony took place on January 25 during a gala, which closed the Forum "We Change the Polish Industry". On behalf of the Company, the award was received by Vice President of Asseco Poland and President of the Management Board of Asseco Data Systems Andrzej Dopierała.
 

We are a company that has become a very important part of Poland. We put great emphasis on economic patriotism. We are pleased with the success of the IT industry in which we operate, but we also see how much more is left to do, he said.
 
 

The title "The One Who Changes the Polish Industry" has been awarded for 18 years. The aim of the project is to honor people, companies, institutions or events that have a significant impact on the development of the Polish industry and the whole economy.

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news-2727 Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:37:00 +0100 Asseco has adapted KSI ZUS to important changes in law https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-has-adapted-ksi-zus-to-important-changes-in-law-2728/ Asseco Poland has efficiently implemented very significant modifications to the KSI ZUS system, which were necessary due to the lowering of the retirement age and the introduction of the so-called e-Contribution. The latter amendment is intended to reduce the costs of payers, simplify the process of paying contributions and limit errors in documents. The first project concerned the adaptation of the system to the amended pension reform. The efficient implementation of the changes in the system allowed for timely payment of benefits to both existing and new beneficiaries. In the last quarter alone, over 424,000 applications for retirement pensions were submitted to the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS) due to the amendment of the act, which resulted in 395,000 decisions issued, out of which 313,000 were related to the payment of benefits. In this busy period, more than 37% of pension cases (i. e. over 140,000) were handled with the use of modern automation solutions, including Asseco ATA Studio. This allowed for significant support of ZUS employees in the timely execution of tasks entrusted to them. In addition, under the Maintenance Agreement, a process of continuous monitoring of services was carried out, enabling the performance of a number of analyses necessary for proper evaluation of the project implementation.

 

Asseco has also implemented the necessary modifications of KSI and, as an Integrator, has prepared the implementation under the e-Contribution project, aimed at introducing simplifications for business owners in terms of paying contributions to ZUS. From  January 1, 2018, they can make all payments with a single transfer to a dedicated account number, without division into individual funds. The new method of making payments also eliminates the need for an additional description of transfers, thanks to which  business owners are not obliged to indicate their identification data, the type of payment or the period the fee relates to. The method of settling payments on payers' accounts has also significantly changed - arrears are now covered first.
During a recent press conference, Minister of Family, Labor and Social Policy Elżbieta Rafalska pointed to the smooth and timely implementation of the projects. She emphasized that although the changes introduced in the system may have seemed to be simple, it was a demanding undertaking.

 

Asseco has played a significant role in this process also as an Integrator. Thanks to Asseco's comprehensive knowledge of the system and business needs of the Client, it has ensured the security of the implementation of the changes, which have been effectively integrated with the production system in use, without threats to the continuity of its operation.
The effective implementation of the changes by ZUS, which were connected with lowering the retirement age and the e-Contribution project, meant first of all major IT challenges. In combination with enormous time pressure, they were a test for the competence and experience of the Asseco team. I am pleased that our support has contributed to the success of the whole project, said Janusz Woźniak, Deputy Director of the System Maintenance Division at Asseco Poland.

 

The KSI ZUS system is the largest IT system in Poland, supporting 25 million people. Every day, 40,000 ZUS employees use the solution. The system is supplied annually with approximately 900 million documents and 55 million payments, and settles more than 360 billion zlotys in the accounts of insured persons and payers.

 

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Asseco Poland is the largest Polish IT company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE) and the sixth largest software producer in Europe. It is a leader of international Asseco Group, which operates in 54 countries and employs over 20,000 people. Asseco is the largest producer of software for the public sector in Poland. The company has built and implemented comprehensive systems for the Social Insurance Institution (ZUS), the Ministry of Interior and Administration, the Ministry of National Education, the Supreme Chamber of Control (NIK), the Central Statistical Office (GUS), the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund (KRUS), the Agricultural Property Agency (ARP) and the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management (IMiGW). In addition, Asseco has been a trusted partner for many years for the power, telecommunication and healthcare services sectors, as well as uniformed services and local governments.

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news-2724 Tue, 23 Jan 2018 09:35:57 +0100 Asseco has implemented a modern access system to the UTP trading platform on the WSE https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-has-implemented-a-modern-access-system-to-the-utp-trading-platform-on-the-wse-2725/ On the first trading day of 2018, Asseco Poland implemented the PROMAK TS system on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (WSE). WSE presented to its customers the innovative solution available in the form of a dedicated application called TradeApp and in the Internet version as WebTradeApp. The new system is one of the most modern solutions for handling financial instruments trading, which meets the requirements of the current EU MIFID II directive. It gives investors access to the WSE's markets as well as full control over transactions. The TradeApp system allows brokerage houses to quickly access current market information and order management. This results in efficient and fast communication with the market and smooth execution of transactions. The new solution, thanks to the exchange participants' ability to choose a way of accessing the UTP trading system through a dedicated application or a global web network, enables the use of all functionalities at any time.

 

Asseco has been developing software for capital market participants for years, but this is the first cooperation with the Warsaw Stock Exchange. It is a great distinction for us, but also a valuable experience. The exchange is an institution which has its own specificity, which should be taken into account when implementing the project - first of all, there are extremely high requirements in the field of IT security of applied solutions. In addition, we have had to face time pressure related to the entry into force of the MIFID II directive. The successful implementation of the project proves that even during the period of significant regulatory changes, we are able to successfully implement modern IT solutions and build added value for the market participants, said Artur Trunowicz, Director of the Capital Market Division of Asseco Poland.

We consider the new system to be modern and efficient - it meets the requirements of the applicable EU directive MIFID II and equals the offer made available to customers by modern global stock exchanges, such as the London Stock Exchange. Since the beginning of 2018, the WSE customers have gained access to current market information as well as the management of orders and brokerage house risk level. The TradeApp system proves that the Warsaw Stock Exchange - the leader in the region of Central and Eastern Europe - strives for technological excellence, said Dariusz Kułakowski, Member of the Management Board of the Warsaw Stock Exchange.

 

The system was launched on the first trading day of 2018. For the next 3 years Asseco Poland will be also responsible for the system's maintenance.

 

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Asseco Poland is a provider of the PROMAK family of solutions dedicated to the financial sector, which effectively support the work of brokerage houses, banks, depositaries and investors, both individual and institutional ones. Asseco Poland is also the largest Polish IT company listed on the WSE and the 6th largest European software producer. It leads international Asseco Group, which operates in 54 countries and employs over 20,000 people.

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news-2681 Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:37:05 +0100 Asseco wins the Innovation Eagle Award https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-wins-the-innovation-eagle-award-2682/ Asseco Poland has received the Eagle of Rzeczpospolita award in the category of Innovation. The criterion for awarding the title is the total expenditure on research and development (R&D) in 2014-2016. In Asseco Poland's case, that amount reached over PLN 443 million. The "Innovation Eagles" competition has been held for the third time. Its main objective is to reward companies that carry out innovative R&D projects and introduce new products and services to the market, which translates into their business successes. The competition aims to show good examples of innovation in Polish companies. This year's awards have been presented by the Competition Jury, composed of Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Development Jadwiga Emilewicz, Vice President of the Management Board of the Industrial Development Agency Andrzej Kensbok and Director of the National Centre for Research and Development, Prof. Maciej Chorowski, PhD. Eng.

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news-2658 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:13:36 +0100 Asseco Poland will create a digital data library for the Ministry of National Defense https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/asseco-poland-will-create-a-digital-data-library-for-the-ministry-of-national-defense-2659/ Each year, the Polish army produces terabytes of digital data for the purposes of military cartography, among others. That is why it is so crucial that it has a central data repository, which will be used by all units under the Ministry of National Defense. Such a function is to be performed by the new IT system Geoserwer 2, which will be delivered by Asseco Poland under the agreement signed with the Military Geographic Centre. The new server will act as a central, digital catalogue of geographic data, including archive data. Thanks to this, each of the cooperating systems will gain access to the same information. The new investment of the Ministry of National Defense is part of the plan to modernize the Polish army in the area of command and intelligence support systems. Under the agreement, Asseco Poland will provide software and hardware as well as conduct necessary training courses for employees of the Military Geographic Centre, which is responsible for the collection and processing of terrain information, development of digital and paper maps and surveying work, among others. The implementation of the new system will ensure that the Polish army units have access to up-to-date and accurate information about the geographical area in which the military operations will be carried out. Ultimately, Geoserwer 2 is to ensure effective work for nearly 500 of its users. The expected implementation is scheduled for the last quarter of 2018.

 

The Geoserwer 2 procedure was the only large tender for an IT system settled by the Armament Inspectorate this year. This is a great distinction for us and a confirmation of Asseco's competence as a provider of advanced IT solutions for the uniformed services. It is also worth noting that Asseco is the only Polish company with a ready-made imaging analysis system (SAO) capable of working with Geoserwer 2, said Zdzisław Wiater, Director of the Military Area at Asseco Poland.

 

Asseco Poland is a provider of solutions for the Polish uniformed services, the NATO institutions and agencies (JFTC, JWC, JALLC, ACT, NSPA, IMS, NCIA) as well as the EU institutions (FRONTEX, ESA and EDA). The company meets the highest standards of data protection and secret information flow. It is the first and only Polish software producer to join an elite group of companies, which have organizational units with a prestigious CMMI-3 certificate, thanks to which it can successfully compete not only in Poland, but also in international markets.

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news-2656 Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:38:25 +0100 The Medical University of Silesia will teach.... modern technologies https://pl.asseco.com/en/news/the-medical-university-of-silesia-will-teach-modern-technologies-2657/ The Medical University of Silesia in Katowice (SUM) will be the first higher education institution in Poland, which will provide future doctors with an opportunity to learn about IT systems used in hospitals. Efficient use of such tools is nowadays essential for daily work of medical personnel. That is why President of SUM Professor Przemysław Jałowiecki, MD, Ph.D. and Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland Krzysztof Groyecki have signed a letter of intent to create a simulation computer laboratory. The use of information technology in healthcare institutions is becoming a standard. The huge amount of data and the need for comprehensive patient service make increasingly more hospitals and clinics use advanced IT systems. This means that in order to fully educate a health care professional, medical universities need to equip graduates with new skills.

 

I am convinced that our actions will be appreciated by students as well as management of hospitals, all the more so because the ongoing digitalization of healthcare services requires specific competencies in the area of efficient use of IT tools, said President of SUM Professor Przemysław Jałowiecki, MD, Ph.D.

 

The establishment of cooperation with Asseco Poland is another step forward in SUM's attempts to make training of medical professions more practical. In 2012, the university introduced to its curriculum a medical simulation which uses advanced patient phantoms.

 

Thanks to the software provided by Asseco, we will be able to make a computer simulation of the full patient service process - from the moment of a patient's admission to the hospital department, through the execution of all possible medical procedures that require recording in the IT system, along with building the history of a patient, laboratory tests and electronic prescriptions - to the discharge. Thanks to this, students will leave our university not only with comprehensive knowledge of how to help patients, but also with practical skills of handling IT tools, which they are very likely to come across in their future workplace," added Vice President for Studies and Students at SUM Professor Joanna Lewin-Kowalik, MD, Ph.D..

For several years Asseco has been engaged in the development and education of future medical personnel. Students have the opportunity to participate in training courses conducted by our experts, among others. The project we are going to implement together with the Medical University of Silesia is the first, in which Asseco will make its AMMS software available for training of future doctors. In our opinion, it will also be an excellent form of using modern IT solutions to increase the potential of both parties in the didactic area, as well as in science and research in the future, said Krzysztof Groyecki, Vice President of the Management Board of Asseco Poland.

 

Asseco is the largest provider of software for medical units in Poland. AMMS is a comprehensive, integrated IT system supporting the operations of medium and large medical facilities, mainly hospitals, clinics, outpatient clinics, as well as a network of facilities. Asseco's solutions are used by more than 420 hospitals and 9,000 clinics.


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