ICSFS Recognised for its Core Banking Implementation by IBSI

 

 

Mumbai, India: IBS Intelligence recognised  ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, for its Core Banking Implementation during its IBS Intelligence Global FinTech Innovation Awards 2019.

The IBS Intelligence Global FinTech Innovation Awards 2019 was held on 22nd November, at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai.  ICSFS submitted its Core Implementation for The People’s Bank of Zanzibar (PBZ), which is wholly owned by the Government of Zanzibar and is one of the oldest commercial banks in Tanzania.  ICSFS chose PBZ Implementation’s success story because it is a fully-fledged commercial bank offering banking services in conventional and Islamic Banking for both, retail and corporate customers. Also, PBZ serves a wide range of business, corporate and institutional clients comprising Government and government agencies, all types of companies, societies, clubs, associations, NGOs, United Nations boards, Diplomatic Missions as well as individuals.

Robert Hazboun, Managing Director at ICSFS said;

“We, at ICSFS believe that every bank should provide a leading, high quality and innovative products and service to its customers, to stay ahead of this ever-increasing competitive business environment. Our ICS BANKS Universal and ISLAMIC Banking software suites run on the latest technology and product innovation. We have been servicing the financial and banking industry for over 25 years, and have been providing our customers with a competitive advantage over their peers wherein they are benefiting from introducing new lines of businesses based on ICSFS’ accumulative experiences in both; Conventional and Islamic Finance.” Hazboun continued “This recognition is a testament to our commitment to our clients. I would like to share this with all our customers, as we wouldn’t have achieved this without their confidence and loyalty to ICSFS.”

IBS Intelligence Managing Editor Robin Amlôt said: “In a hotly contested category, Best Core Banking Implementation, ICS Financial Systems was a very worthy for its work with People’s Bank of Zanzibar. Integrating more than 15 third party systems with the firm’s ICS BANKS and ICS BANKS Islamic with a particular focus on compliance and reporting showed the versatility of the products and the dedication of ICSFS’ team.”

ICSFS invests in its software suites by utilising modern technology in launching new products, constructing a secured and agile integration, and keeping pace with new standards and regulations worldwide. ICS BANKS software suites future-proof banking activities by providing a broad range of features and capabilities with more agility and flexibility, to enrich customers’ journey experience, hence improving the trust and confidentiality between the customer and the bank. ICS BANKS has always been a pioneer in utilising the latest technology to serve financial institutions. In addition to its embedded Service-Oriented-Architecture (SOA), the system can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud.

ESKADENIA Blog Launch: A new space for digital awareness

 

ESKADENIA Software, the leading Jordanian-based provider of world-class software products and services, is delighted to announce the launch of ESKADENIA Blog.

ESKADENIA Blog is a platform where ESKADENIA`s business articles will be published. It aims to share industry knowledge with its visitors through valuable content that covers various professional subjects. It will give readers new insights into improving businesses and organizations using the latest innovations in information technology and recent business trends.

“We are looking forward to contributing and collaborating with our community and business professionals on this new level, sharing knowledge and gaining valuable feedback,” said Lotfi Al-Sarori, Marketing Director at ESKADENIA Software.

ESKADENIA Blog will cover numerous subjects (classified by labels). It already contains articles covering general business technology topics across several industry sectors. Articles on using enterprise software to streamline operations in areas such as finance, HR, Supply Chain, and Customer Relationships are now available. New articles will be published periodically and more topics will be added in the subsequent weeks covering various areas including, but not limited to, Telecom, Insurance, Healthcare, and Education.

The site also aims to strengthen the readers’ engagement and give them the chance to express their opinions by rating the content and commenting on the articles. Readers can also optionally subscribe to the blog in order to stay informed with the latest published blog articles. Moreover, they can share articles they find interesting with their peers across the popular social media platforms.

ESKADENIA Software is keen to network with the society and business community through spreading awareness about the latest technologies and best industry practices by developing smart business software that meets the rapidly changing market demands.

ESKADENIA Software 2020 Annual Strategy Conference

ESKADENIA Software, the leading Jordanian-based provider of software products and technologies, held a two-day Annual Strategy Conference at the Fairmont Hotel, Amman on the 8th and 9th of January 2020 to discuss and commit to the company’s strategic plans for the new year.

The Annual Strategy Conference was attended by the extended management group of ESKADENIA to deliberate, refine and finalise the goals and objectives of 2020, as well as to review the achievements and outcome of the previous year. The Conference which has taken place every year since the company’s establishment provides a great opportunity for the company’s seniors to discuss their targets for each sector of the company for the coming years.

The Conference started with presentations by ESKADENIA founders Mr Nael Salah and Ms Doha Abdelkhaleq, looking over 2019 achievements and highlighting the high-level plans for 2020. This was followed by presentations by the company’s Sales and Marketing Directors, Business Units’ Managers, and Department Managers. Insightful sessions by ESKADENIA UAE and ESKADENIA Sweden top management were a valuable addition to the conference.

The presentations focused on each Business Unit’s objectives and strategies in the financial, products, projects, quality, and competence areas; all with the goal of fulfiling ESKADENIA’s mission of becoming a leading global provider of world-class products, services, and solutions that exceed customer/s expectations. Products Managers, Project Managers, and Team Leaders attended the conference to contribute to the strategic planning process. Everybody engaged in discussions to reach optimum objectives and targets, as well as set KPIs for the year.

The strategy conference also included an informative overview of the European IT market and technology trends with the focus on business software in Telecom delivered by Mr Alf Eriksson, the Managing Director of ESKADENIA Software AB – Sweden.

The Conference attendees expressed their satisfaction with the event and strongly felt it was beneficial and necessary to gain greater understanding of the ESKADENIA strategies in order to cascade these to the whole staff.

 

 

 

ايكو تكنولوجي تطلق معايير المواقع الالكترونية الحكومية الاردنية 2019

 

بالتعاون مع خدمات ايكو تكنولوجي الاستشارية، قامت وزارة الاقتصاد الرقمي والريادة بإصدار “معايير المواقع الالكترونية الحكومية 2019”.

ان  هذا الإصدار من وثيقة المعايير هو نتيجة لدراسات واسعة للمعايير والتوصيات العالمية الموثوقة، بالإضافة إلى دراسة آراء وملاحظات المستخدمين والمؤسسات، وجمع البيانات من خلال الاستبيانات، وتحليل سلوك المستخدمين من قبل شركة ايكو تكنولوجي، حيث كانت المدخلات الأساسية لإعداد هذه الوثيقة هي:

  • هوية الأردن الحكومية.
  • احتياجات الجهات الحكومية.
  • احتياجات زائر الموقع.
  • التقنية المستخدمة من قبل زوار الموقع لتصفح المواقع.
  • سلوك وتوقعات زائر الموقع.

تتكون وثيقة معايير المواقع الإلكترونية من (34) معيار، موزعة تحت (5) محاور. والامتثال لهذه التعليمات لن يؤدي إلى تحسين جودة المواقع الإلكترونية فحسب، بل سيساعد أيضاً في جعلها سهلة الاستخدام والتركيز على المستخدم.

  • سهولة الوصول
  • سهولة الاستخدام والتصميم
  • المحتوى وبنية الموقع
  • التصميم المتجاوب
  • امن الموقع

ICSFS Islamic Team Participates in AAOIFI ‘s Intensive Workshop Following the 14th AAOIFI-World Bank Annual Conference

 

Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain: ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, Islamic team have participated in The Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) workshop, the leading international not-for-profit organisation primarily responsible for development and issuance of standards for the global Islamic finance industry.

AAOIFI held the 14th AAOIFI-World Bank Annual Conference on Sunday and Monday 06-07 Rabi Al-Awwal 1441H, 03-04, November 2019 at the Gulf Hotel in the Kingdom of Bahrain. ICSFS’ Islamic team attended a 2-day intensive workshop designed and developed for Islamic finance professionals which was held upon conclusion of the 14th AAOIFI-World Bank Annual Conference.

The workshop was conducted by AAOIFI’s Master Trainer(s) with the objective to introduce and study key points and highlights of the newly issued financial accounting standards (FAS)—from the conceptual, practical, and comparative aspects. ICSFS’ Islamic team, who are certified Islamic bankers (CIB) and certified Islamic specialists in accounting (CISA), attended the workshop where major topics and extensive usage of real-world case studies were discussed and learnt the technical complexities and implications involved in the implementation of the latest issued FAS.

ICS Financial Systems (ICSFS) has been a supporting member of AAOIFI for almost 10 years, with its ICS BANKS® ISLAMIC software suite, which is a modular fully integrated solution designed and developed following the principles of Shari’ah in compliance with the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI). ICS BANKS® ISLAMIC consists of an Islamic core system, which provides all common operations between various banking activities, and a series of Islamic modules which cover the various different operational and business requirements of our specialised segments. ICS BANKS® ISLAMIC can be offered as a complete stand-alone suite of Islamic Banking applications or as an Islamic Banking window, within the core system depending on the customer’s needs.

ICSFS invests in its software suites by utilising modern technology in launching new products, constructing a secured and agile integration, and keeping pace with new standards and regulations worldwide. ICS BANKS ISLAMIC software suites future-proof banking activities by providing a broad range of features and capabilities with more agility and flexibility, to enrich customers journey experience, hence improving the trust and confidentiality between the customer and the bank. ICS BANKS ISLAMIC has always been a pioneer in utilising the latest technology to serve financial institutions. In addition to its embedded Service-Oriented-Architecture (SOA), the system can be deployed on premises or in the cloud.

سلطة اقليم العقبة الاقتصادية الخاصة تطلق بوابة الخدمات الالكترونية المتكاملة بالتعاون مع شركة ايكو تكنولوجي

 

ضمن سعيها المستمر لتطوير خدماتها الإلكترونية أطلقت سلطة اقليم العقبة الاقتصادية الخاصة بوابة الخدمات الالكترونية المتكاملة بالتعاون مع شركة ايكو تكنولوجي – الاردن تحت النطاق https://eservices.aseza.jo

 تعتبر هذه الخطوة أحد اهم مراحل خطة التحول الالكتروني للسلطة حيث تتضمن البوابة جميع خدمات السلطة المتعلقة بالاستثمار والتراخيص بالإضافة الى خدمة مخطط الموقع التنظيمي. لتقوم هذه البوابة بخدمة الأردنيين، غير الأردنيين، المستثمرين والشركات.

وقد قامت شركة ايكو تكنولوجي بأتمتة الخدمات عن طريق تصميم وتطوير بوابة خاصة للخدمات تعتمد على نماذج يتم تعبئتها من قبل المستخدم وربطها مع الأنظمة الداخلية لدى السلطة كنظام الادارة Microsoft Dynamic CRM لتخزين الطلبات والعمل بها خلال سير عمل معرّف.

تم ربط البوابة مع جهات حكومية متعددة لتوفير اعلى مستوى من الفعالية والتحقق من بيانات المتقدمين للخدمات.

  • تم الربط مع دائرة الأحوال المدنية للتحقق من الرقم الوطني المدخل وبيانات الفرد الذي قام بإدخاله.
  • الربط مع وزارة الصناعة والتجارة ودائرة مراقبة الشركات لتتحقق من بيانات الشركات المسجلة.
  • الربط أيضا مع دائرة المساحة والأراضي لتوفير مخططات المواقع.

توفر البوابة امكانية التسجيل وطلب الخدمة بدون الحاجة الى الحضور الشخصي للسلطة من خلال التسجيل والدفع الالكتروني كما توفر خدمة التبليغ بحالة المعاملة من خلال الرسائل النصية وامكانية متابعة الطلبات ونسبة إنجازها لتوفير الوقت والجهد على متلقي الخدمة ومساعدة السلطة على مراقبة الأداء وتحسينه.  

 

ESKADENIA Software 19th Annual Conference: Accelerating Digital Transformation

 

ESKADENIA Software, the leading Jordanian-based provider of world-class software products and services, celebrated its 19th anniversary. The ESKADENIA team celebrated the occasion on the 22nd of October 2019 at the ST. Regis Hotel, Amman under the theme “Accelerating Digital Transformation”.

The conference began with insightful speeches by ESKADENIA’s management team focusing on this year achievements and strategies for next year. The company`s top management expressed their gratitude and appreciation for the continuous efforts of the employees and welcomed the numerous new hires that have joined the company in the past year, a proof of the company’s continuous expansion.

During the conference, corporate trainer Ms. Ghada Qassem conducted an informative session on dealing with change in the workplace and in life. Then our guest speaker, Mr. Robin Langdon delivered an outstanding presentation about the role of technology and telecom in today’s business world.

Before ending the conference with dinner, ESKADENIA`s management awarded 2019 top performers in recognition of their devotion and exceptional work.

“I was delighted to have attended such a remarkable event and also be recognized for my efforts; it is such an uplifting experience” said software developer Ashraf Matar after receiving his achievement award.

Nael Salah and Doha Abdelkhaleq founded the company in the year 2000 with the vision of becoming a global provider of world class software products. ESKADENIA Software today has more than 250 employees and exports leading software products to around 30 countries worldwide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICS Financial Systems to Participate at Islamic Finance Week 2019- AIFC

ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, has participated in the Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC) -Islamic Finance Week’s third annual conference organized by the Bureau for Continuing Professional Development (BCPD), to showcase its awards-winning ICS BANKS ISLAMIC banking application, exchange international experience on the development of Islamic finance in Kazakhstan and the CIS region.

Islamic Finance Week 2019 brought together international and local experts in the field of Islamic finance – ministries, universities, professional communities, developers and investors who are interested in expanding the industry, providing and simplifying access to knowledge. The event aimed at building productive discussions, with the world’s best leaders, on practical Islamic finance frameworks related to environmental, educational, technological and social issues, financial services, investments and regulatory structure of the market, as well as to inspire actions to support Kazakhstan’s own unique path.

The Islamic Finance Week program included a series of workshops by global Islamic leaders such as; Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Zaid Ibrahim & Co (ZICO), International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF) and Islamic Development Bank (IsDB). ICSFS was invited to participate in the “Challenges of Digital Transformation in the Islamic Finance Industry” panel session, where Wael Malkawi; ICSFS’ Executive Director, shared ICSFS’ focus on Islamic banking implementation, especially in emerging markets, consisting of; Africa, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Central Asia.

“I would like to thank Islamic Finance Week’s organizers AIFC, for inviting us to participate in such a important event.” ICSFS’ Executive Director; Wael Malkawi stated. “ICSFS has been servicing the financial and banking industry for many decades and has witnessed the Islamic finance industry blossom in the past 20 years. Our ICS BANKS ISLAMIC software solution embraces Islamic business agility as a primary core driver of providing real value in this global competitive market.”

 

ICSFS invests in its software suites by utilising modern technology in launching new products, constructing a secured and agile integration, and keeping pace with new standards and regulations worldwide. ICS BANKS ISLAMIC software suites future-proof banking activities by providing a broad range of features and capabilities with more agility and flexibility, to enrich customers journey experience, hence improving the trust and confidentiality between the customer and the bank. ICS BANKS ISLAMIC has always been a pioneer in utilising the latest technology to serve financial institutions. In addition to its embedded Service-Oriented-Architecture (SOA), the system can be deployed on premises or in the cloud.

 

 

مديرية الهندسة الطبية تطلق الموقع الالكتروني الجديد بالتعاون مع ايكو تكنولوجي

 

أطلقت مديرية الهندسة الطبية بالتعاون مع ايكو تكنولوجي الموقع الالكتروني الخاص بها تحت النطاقwww.dbe.gov.jo

مديرية الهندسة الطبية هي إحدى المديريات التابعة لوزارة الصحة، وهي الذراع الفني لوزارة الصحة في مجال الأجهزة الطبية. ولتبقى المديرية مؤسسة وطنية متميزة عالمياً في مجال الهندسة الطبية ضمن أفضل المعايير والممارسات الدولية، مع الحفاظ على تقدير العملاء والشركاء والموظفين، قامت بإنشاء موقع الكتروني جديد بهدف التعريف بالمديرية والخدمات، بالإضافة الى مشاركة المركز الإعلامي ومركز المعلومات وخارطة الموقع. كما يوفر الموقع للزائر إمكانية ارسال الاقتراحات والشكاوى.

تم تصميم الموقع وتطويره وفقا لأحدث المعايير التكنولوجية، حيث يضع كافة المعلومات والخدمات بكل يسر وسهولة بين يدي متصفحي الموقع. تتم إدارة الموقع من قبل المديرية من خلال نظامEchoBus المطور من قبل ايكو تكنولوجي

Orange Data Center receives the Tier III international certification

 

Under the patronage of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, President of the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Princess Sumaya University for Technology (PSUT), Orange Jordan held a press conference to announce that the Orange Data Center has received the TIer III Constructed Facility Certificate from the American Uptime Institute, specialized in studying and evaluating global data centers, after the center has passed the requirements for this certificate to become the first data center in the Kingdom to obtain this certificate. H.E., Marwan Juma, Vice Chairman of PSUT’s Board of Trustees attended on behalf of HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan.

 

During the press conference held at the center in the attendance of CEO of Orange Jordan, Mr. Thierry Marigny, Chief Enterprise Officer, Mr. Sami Smeirat, Chief Wholesale Officer and Chief Information Technology and Networks Officer, Mr. Waleed Al Doulat, Data Center Manager and Tier III Project Manager, Bahjat Al-Adwan and Eng. Mustapha Louni, Managing Director – Middle East, Africa & Greater India at Uptime Institute, Marigny said that: “Orange Jordan is the first company at a national level that obtains this certificate, which is given according to the international standards and specifications that must be held by information centers on an international level, affirming that the company is interested in serving all people benefiting from its services, whether on a business level or individually, pointing out to company keenness in offering all services that meet the expectations of the business sector and companies. For this reason, the company established this center six years ago, which is considered to be a realistic example of the digital development witnessed in the Kingdom.

Marigny also pointed out that the Orange Data Center, and since its inception, has been providing services similar to those offered at “Hashim Station”, and that the center is considered a support for the Orange network in the Hashim Station Data Center to maintain the continuity of data flow efficiently and without interruption through high-speed internet.

He added that the company has made significant investments to strengthen its infrastructure to stay up-to-date with the digital development in the world and achieve the desired prosperity in the business of its customers, as a proof of its outstanding expertise in data collection, transmission, archiving, processing, analysis, sharing and maintaining its security. From another side, the company has been an active contributor to the consolidation of the telecommunications infrastructure which has become possible for all other sectors with no exception.

Eng. Smeirat talked about the importance of the center, saying that: “This center that we established in 2013 as a second data center to meet the needs of our business customers in the Kingdom, and place the latest technologies and innovations in their hands by providing a suitable environment for hosting web sites or big software that requires a 24-hour online presence without interruption or being affected by surrounding conditions. The first Orange Data Center was established 20 years ago to serve customers and that the company always seeks to adopt digital technology and offer integrated and the most advanced services to its businesses customers in the Kingdom. This will benefit many companies and institutions in various sectors, including; financial, healthcare, media, e-commerce, education and government”.

Eng. Doulat, said that: “Receiving the Tier III Certification affirms that the company has achieved the highest standards and follows the best engineering specifications, which meet the requirements specified on a global level, pointing out that the center has previously obtained a number of prizes, including; the coveted Panduit Certificate, specialized in building data centers worldwide in 2017 and ISO: 14644-Class 8 certification for private data centers free of internal environmental pollution, and ranked first in the Middle East and Africa.

From his side, Eng. Al-Adwan showcased the practical procedures on which the certificate is granted on, where he said: “It includes live demonstrations of the system under realistic conditions, and validation of performance, according to the data center objective for this certificate. This certificate also depends on reviewing several electrical, mechanical and facility standards, as defined in Tier Design Standard and Topology, a globally recognized standard for data center reliability and effectiveness”.

He also pointed out that Orange Data Center offers a variety of outstanding services, most notably its generators and air conditioners with large capacities and capabilities, capable of providing the required electrical loads for servicing the servers, applications and network of devices, in case of conducting operations maintenance or switching power devices and utilities without the need to stop the service permanently. In addition it containss electrical paths to connect the alternative network with the same capacity, capability and efficiency.

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