ESKADENIA Software Exhibits at the Mobile World Congress 2017 – Barcelona

 

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ESKADENIA Software, the leading Jordanian-based provider of world class software products and services, participated in the 1st Jordanian Pavilion at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, considered one of the most popular and highly attended conferences in the Telecom Industry. The extraordinary four-day event was held from the 27th of FEB till the 2nd of MAR, 2017.

During the conference, ESKADENIA Software specialists provided live demos and presentations of ESKADENIA Software’s entire range of new Telecom Software Systems including the ESKA® CRM, Charging and Billing Systems. Additionally, the year’s show was an ideal networking opportunity for ESKADENIA Software and has helped open up new opportunities, and reinforce awareness of Jordanian IT products and expertise across to the MWC audience.

The Jordanian Pavilion was sponsored by Manaseer Group, Zain Jordan, Luminus Group, USAID Jordan Competitiveness Program (JCP), the Jordan Tourism Board, Qattous Group, and was organized by the Information and Communications Technology Association – Jordan.

A number of Jordanian entrepreneurs and startup owners had the opportunity to participate in the largest Telecom-technology gathering in the world. There they presented their services, introduced their entrepreneurial companies to mobile operators, and took part in viewing the latest technology innovations.

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with about 2000 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors.

People’s Bank of Zanzibar Selects ICS BANKS and ICS BANKS ISLAMIC System

 

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ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, announced that People’s Bank of Zanzibar (PBZ), a state-owned and one of the oldest commercial banks in Tanzania has selected the multi-awards winning systems ICS BANKS® and ICS BANKS® ISLAMIC Systems.

 

Under the patronage of the Chairman of PBZ; HON. Abdurrahman M. The signing ceremony took place in Zanzibar, attending the ceremony were the Managing Director of PBZ Bank; Mr. Juma Hafidh, and the Executive Director for Business Development of ICSFS; Mr. Wael Malkawi and the Territory Manager for East Africa of ICSFS; Mr. Nidal Bashaireh.

 

Following the signing ceremony, the Managing Director of PBZ Bank; Mr. Juma Hafidh stated;

“We are always looking forward to deliver innovative solutions for our customers, we believe that ICSFS solutions will assist us deliver innovative products and services, ICSFS has the extended experience, and technology to fulfil our vision. Hafidh added “ICS BANKS will support conventional and Islamic banking services in 18 different branches among the country, hence we believe it will provide us with extra competitive advantages and flexibility”

On this occasion, the Executive Director of Business Development at ICSFS; Mr. Wael Malkawi commented:

“We are honored to be working side-by-side with PBZ Bank in this initiative to transform core processing at the bank. We are embarking on this endeavor with PBZ Bank as strategic partners, both aligned in our vision for innovative technology to deliver a superior customer experience and enhance customer financial inclusion. We are looking forward to a long-lasting partnership with PBZ Bank in addition to our great ambitions for the African market”

 

PBZ Bank launched an international tender in July of 2015, ICSFS has won over international and regional vendors competing for the deal, where it will support the banks conventional and Islamic banking services, and will start the implementation project in February 2017.

ICS BANKS provides a complete suite of banking business modules with a rich sweep of functionalities and features, addressing business needs and automating accounting processes, as needed, to improve a bank’s business performance. 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 is deployed in a multi-tiered setup that runs on a web thin client. ICS BANKS has won many awards, of which, “Best Core Banking Systems Technology Provider” at the World Finance Technology Awards that was organized by World Finance magazine, “Best Islamic Software Provider in MENA” from Global Banking and Finance Review, one of the worlds’ leading global banking and finance publications, “Banking Software of the Year” and ICS BANKS ISLAMIC has been awarded “Islamic Banking Application of the Year” at the BoICT Award that was held in Lagos – Nigeria.

 

آي سي اس فايننشال سيستمز توقع اتفاقية جديدة

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أعلنت شركة آي سي اس فايننشال سيستمز ICS Financial Systems Ltd. –   (ICSFS) الشركة الرائدة في مجال أتمتة العمليات المصرفية لقطاع البنوك والمؤسسات المالية عن قيام مصرف (PBZ – People’s Bank of Zanzibar) عن اختيار الأنظمة البنكية الحائزة على عدة جوائز؛ النظام البنكي العالميICS BANKS®  والنظام البنكي الاسلامي  ICS BANKS® ISLAMIC System، ويعتبر مصرفPBZ  من أقدم البنوك التجارية في تنزانيا وهو مملوك بالكامل من قبل الحكومة الزنجبارية.

تم توقيع الاتفاقية في زنجبار تحت رعاية رئيس مجلس الادارة السيد عبد الرحمن جمبي، وبحضور كل من المدير العام لمصرف PBZ  السيد جمعة حفيظ، والمدير التنفيذي لتطوير الأعمال في شركة ICSFS السيد وائل ملكاوي، والمدير الاقليمي لمنطقة شرق افريقيا في شركة ICSFS السيد نضال البشايرة.

و على مراسم التوقيع صرح المدير العام لمصرف PBZ السيد جمعة حفيظ:

“نحن نسعى بشكل دائم لتقديم الحلول المبتكرة لعملائنا ، ومن خلال تطبيق انظمة ICSFS سوف نتمكن من تقديم المنتجات والخدمات المتطورة والمبتكرة لعملائنا، ان شركة ICSFS تمتلك الخبرة والقدرة الفنية لتلبي جميع تطلعاتنا. وأضاف حفيظ “ان نظامBANKS  ICS سيدعم خدماتنا المصرفية التجارية والإسلامية في كافة فروعنا 18 المنتشرة في أرجاء الدولة،  ونحن على ثقة بانه سوف يوفر لنا مزايا تنافسية عالية الكفاءة.”

بهذه المناسبة علق السيد وائل ملكاوي المدير التنفيذي لتطوير الأعمال في شركة ICSFS :

“يشرفنا أن نعمل جنبا إلى جنب مع مصرف PBZ لتكون هذه خطوة اولى في تطوير نظام البنك. ان شراكتنا ورؤيتنا الموحدة مع مصرفPBZ  تسعى لتقديم أفضل الخدمات المصرفية لعملاء البنك، نحن نتطلع الى شراكة طويلة الأمد مع مصرف PBZ بالاضافة الى طموحاتنا نحو السوق الافريقي.”

قام المصرف بطرح مناقصة عالمية في شهر تموز من عام 2015 ، واستطاعت شركة ICSFS  ان تتفوق على منافيسها الإقليمين والدوليين حيث ستباشر بعملية التطبيق في شهر شباط  عام 2017.

يوفر نظام  ICS BANKSمجموعة متكاملة من نظم الأعمال البنكية والمصرفية التي تتميز بخصائصها  الشاملة والمتطورة ، والتي تقدّم بأعلى مستويات الكفاءة والجودة ، بما يتماشى مع الاحتياجات المالية و مجال أتمتة العمليات المصرفية ، التي من شأنها تطوير أداء البنوك والمؤسسات المالية. ويعد ICS BANKS  نظاماً رائداً في  استخدام التكنولوجيا العالمية  لتقديم أحدث الخدمات  في جميع مجالات الأعمال المصرفية. بالاضافة الى احتواء النظام على البنية الخدمية Service-Oriented-Architecture (SOA)، يتم تشغيل النظام على بيئة متعددة المستويات التي تعمل على شبكة الانترنت (web-enabled). وقد حصد النظام المصرفي العالمي على العديد من الجوائز, منها جائزة “أفضل مزود لتكنولوجيا النظم المصرفية الأساسية” ، وذلك ضمن حفل جوائز World Finance Banking Awards  التي تنظمه مجلة World Finance ، وجائزة “أفضل مزود نظم مصرفية اسلامية في الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا  من قبل شركة Global Banking and Finance Review (GBAF)،والتي تعد من أبرز المجلاّت في العالم المتخصصة في قطاع الأعمال المصرفية، وجائزة “أفضل البرامج المصرفية وحصل نظام ICS BANKS ISLAMIC على جائزة “أفضل البرامج الاسلامية المصرفية في حفل تكريم “Beacon of ICT Awards” في لاغوس – نيجيريا.

ICS Financial Systems Named a Leader in World Finance 100

 

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ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, announced that it has been named a member of the “World Finance 100” in recognition of its excellence in the field of banking solutions.

Each year World Finance compiles the list of 100 individuals and companies – not according to capitalization figures or growth, but purely on excellence in their field. Research undertaken by the team at World Finance, along with the finest insight from the magazine’s worldwide readership, has found the best names in critical markets around the globe, from financial services, technology and telecommunications to media, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. Perusing through the World Finance 100, which names those that have set new standards, introduced new opportunities to their markets and held steadfast their sustainability goals, readers will see that optimism is possible, even at times when we feel it least.

Managing Director of ICSFS; Robert Hazboun commented on this occasion,

“We are honored to have been selected for the World Finance 100. This kind of recognition proves that we are delivering on our promise to provide the bespoke state-of-the-art financial products and services, and best possible returns for our client’s technology investment achievable anywhere.” Mr Hazboun added; “Innovation is the key for banks to flourish in this digital era, that is why we provide our customers with the utmost advanced banking solutions and service offerings, to experience the true meaning of “one-stop shop”.

And the Group Managing Editor ‘of World Finance; Michael Mills commented:

“ICSFS Have been at the forefront of innovative Islamic and core banking software solutions for a number of years now.  Their attention to detail and individual client requirements in a very fluid industry has meant that they can offer a range of services that will ensure the delivery of a first-class banking service”.

World News Media is a leading publisher of quality financial and business magazines, enjoying a global distribution network that includes subscriber lists of the most prominent and senior decision-makers around the world.

ICS BANKS provides a complete suite of banking modules with a rich sweep of functionalities and features, addressing business needs and automating accounting processes, as needed, to improve a bank’s business performance. ICS BANKS has always been a pioneer in utilizing the latest technology to serve financial institutions. In addition to its embedded Service-Oriented-Architecture (SOA), the system is deployed in a multi-tiered setup that runs on a web thin client.

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BOND Selects ICS BANKS Universal Banking Solution from ICS Financial Systems

 

bonds-savings-loans-quick-pr-campaign-logo-_docxICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS), the global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, announced that BOND Savings & Loans Ltd., which was recently awarded the fastest growing brand in the Savings and Loans industry, has officially selected the awards-winning banking and financial solution ICS BANKS® to be implemented in its Headquarters and all its branches in Ghana.

The CEO of BOND; Mr. George Ofosuhene stated;

“We are always seeking a strong and advanced technology partner that can assist us in offering tailored and innovative financial products and services that focus on providing value-driven exceptional services. We have selected ICSFS among many other vendors for its efficient track record in Africa and for its worldwide known reputation.” Mr. Ofosuhene also highlighted the importance of this partnership saying; “At BOND, we have a customer centric culture, our partnership with ICSFS will reflect our success in providing our customers with first class banking services, enjoying the Omni experience throughout our integrated channels.”

On this occasion, the Managing Director of ICSFS; Mr. Robert Hazboun commented:

“We are delighted to be selected by BOND Savings & Loans, where it marks our second reference in Ghana. We are committed to deliver BOND our utmost advanced and developed financial services, in addition to the unlimited offerings and privileges that BOND will enjoy by choosing our Universal Banking Application ICS BANKS, BOND will also be able to compete in this digital era through our ICS BANKS SMB (Smart Mobile Banking) and ICS BANKS IBS (internet Banking System) and take advantage of our systems’ Omni-channel experience”. Hazboun added “We are looking forward to this partnership and have a vision of a wider bright future plan for ICSFS in the African continent”.

ICS BANKS provides a complete suite of banking modules with a rich sweep of functionalities and features, addressing business needs and automating accounting processes, as needed, to improve a bank’s business performance. 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 is deployed in a multi-tiered setup that runs on a web thin client.

 

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بوند للادخار والقروض يختار النظام البنكي من شركة آي سي اس فايننشال سيستمز

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اعلنت شركة آي سي اس فايننشال سيستمز ICS Financial Systems Ltd. – (ICSFS) الرائدة في مجال أتمتة العمليات المصرفية لقطاع البنوك والمؤسسات المالية عن قيام بوند للإدخار والقروض باختيار النظام البنكي العالمي والمتطور الحائز على عدة جوائزICS BANKS®   ليتم تطبيقه في كافة فروعه في غانا.

 وصرح الرئيس التنفيذي لشركة بوند السيد جورج اوفوشين:

“لطالما بحثنا عن الشريك التكنولوجي المتطور والمثالي ليساعدنا على تقديم المنتجات والخدمات المصرفية المصممة بالطرق المبتكرة لنتمكن من تقديم خدماتنا باعلى مستوى.لقد اخترنا شركة من بين العديد من الشركات الاخرى لسجلها العريق في افريقيا وسمعتها المعروفة في جميع انحاء العالم.” واشار السيد اوفشيون لاهمية هذه الشراكة قائلا:” ان السياسة التي نتبعها في بوند تتمحور حول رضا العملاء، ان شراكتنا مع ICSFS ستعكس مدى نجاحنا بتزويد عملائنا بخدمة مصرفية من الدرجة الاولى،  وكذلك سيتمتعوا بخاصية (Omni-channel) من خلال قنواتنا المتكاملة.

 في هذه المناسبة علق السيد روبير حزبون، مدير عام شركة ICSFS:

“نحن سعداء لاختيارنا من قبل بوند للادخار والقروض، الذي يعد ثاني عميل لنا في غانا. نحن ملتزمون باعلى المعايير وبتقديم الخدمات المالية الاكثر تطورا وسيتمتع بوند للادخار والقروض بالعديد من العروض والمزايا غير المحدودة عند تطبيقه للنظام البنكي العالمي ICS BANKS، وسيتمكن بوند من المنافسة بصورة رائعة في هذا العصر الرقمي والاستفادة من خاصية (Omni-channel) من خلال استخدام نظام الخدمات المصرفية عبر الإنترنت (ICS BANKS IBS) ونظام الخدمات المصرفية باستخدام الهواتف الذكية (ICS BANKS SMB Smart Mobile Banking).”واضاف حزبون قائلا “نحن نتطلع لهذه الشراكة ونعمل على تحقيق رؤيتنا المستقبلية الواضحة والمشرقة ب  ICSFSفي القارة الافريقية.”

STS hosts Embrace Digital Transformation event in partnership with Microsoft

 

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Specialized Technical Services (STS) held an “Embracing Digital Transformation” event in partnership with Microsoft, focusing on driving digital transformation within organizations to maximize a company’s potential.

 

During the opening address, General Manager of STS in Saudi Arabia, Kamal Masri said “Technology plays a role in almost everything we do, and organizations are adopting digital solutions to help improve the daily lives of users. According to research, Digital Transformation is the single most important topic on the agenda of CXO’s as challenges relating to Digital Transformation are not only focused on geopolitical challenges.

 

One of our core values at STS is that “Business is as good as its people”, and hence successful Digital Transformation is an effective collaboration amongst people, processes, and technology. Businesses are considering Digital Transformation from three angles: Enhancing operations, enhancing decision making / analytics, and innovation of products and services offered to customers.”

 

On the other hand, Mr. Masri emphasized on cyber-security being either the enabler or disabler for Digital Transformation while discussing how organizations should protect themselves from being vulnerable in order for them to reap the benefits provided form Digital Transformation.

 

Dallah Hospital IT Operations Manager, Omar W. Hindas said: “Businesses in Saudi Arabia can benefit from Digital Transformation by remaining ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest digital trends. It was beneficial to learn more about how companies can utilize their agility to implement and experiment with the latest advancements in a faster and more effective way”.

 

On his part, Al Faisaliah Group Holding JSC (C) Group CIO Suliman Khader claimed that “With millions of Internet users in the Arab world, we want companies to be at the forefront of digital innovation to provide users with the best possible experience. The event was a great forum to learn more about the latest Digital Transformation trends, best practices, and challenges. It also brought together a diverse group of businesses to collaborate and exchange insights”.

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إس تي إس تعقد ندوة بعنوان تبني التحول الرقمي

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إس تي إس تعقد ندوة “بعنوان ” تبني التحول الرقمي” في المملكة العربية السعودية بالتعاون مع مايكروسوفت

عقدت شركة إس تي إس(STS) ، الشركة الرائدة في تقديم حلول نظم و تكنولوجيا المعلومات والإتصالات المتكاملة في المنطقة، بالتعاون مع شركة مايكروسوفت ندوةً تحت عنوان “تبني التحول الرقمي” لعملائها في المملكة العربية السعودية حيث تمحورت الندوة حول أهمية التحول الرقمي للمؤسسات والشركات لتحقيق أقصى الإمكانيات في مجالات أعمالها وقطاعاتها المختلفة.

و في إفتتاح الندوة، عبر مدير عام شركة إس تي إس في السعودية السيد كمال المصري عن امتنانه للعملاء لشراكتهم طويلة الأمد مع الشركة وايمانهم بقدرات فريقها و أضاف قائلاً: “تلعب التكنولوجيا دوراً أساسياً في كافة نشاطاتنا حيث أن أغلب الشركات تتبنى أحدث الحلول الرقمية بهدف تسهيل حياة المستخدم اليومية. وبناءً على ما أكدته اخر الأبحاث، أن تبني التحول الرقمي هو  أحد أهم القضايا التي تستحوذ على اهتمام كافة قادة تكنولوجيا المعلومات في المؤسسات من مختلف القطاعات حيث أن التحديات التي تواجه المؤسسات في هذا المجال لا تقتصر على التحديات الجيوسياسية فقط”.

و إستكمل المصري الحديث بالحث على أهمية تجهيز وتدريب الكوادر البشرية حيث أن تقدم الشركات و نجاحها يكمن في مدى كفاءة كوادرها قائلاً “إن نجاح التحول الرقمي يعتمد على التعاون الفعال بين الأشخاص و الإجراءات و التكنولوجيا حيث أن التحول الرقمي هو عملية ينظر لها من ثلاثة أبواب: تحسين و تعزيز العمليات، و تعزيز عمليات إتخاذ القرارات، و الإبتكار في كافة الحلول و المنتجات و الخدمات المقدمة للمستخدم.

و لفت المصري الإنتباه إلى قضية أمن وحماية المعلومات وما له من أهميته في تفعيل و ضمان إستمرارية التحول الرقمي، و استرسل مستعرضاً بعض التوجهات والحلول لمواجهة هذا التحدي التي تضمن حماية المؤسسات وأمن معلوماتها.

ومن جهته، أعرب مدير قسم تكنولوجيا المعلومات في مستشفى دلة السيد عمر هنداس عن أهمية تبني التحول الرقمي قائلاً: “إن بإمكان كافة المؤسسات توظيف عملية التحول الرقمي لتكون السباقة في مجالاتها.”

 وأضاف:  “أن الندوة كانت بغاية الأهمية حيث أنها سلطت الضوء على إمكانية المؤسسات من الإستفادة من هذا التحول بتطبيق و إختبار و تبني الحلول التكنولوجية المتقدمة بشكل أسرع و بطريقة فعالة بما يخدم عملياتها”.

 وبدوره، قال المدير التنفيذي لمجموعة الفيصلية السيد سليمان خضر:  “ تعمل مجموعتنا جاهدةً على متابعة مسيرتها بعملية التحول الرقمي لتتمكن من توفير أفضل الخدمات و المزايا لمستخدميها وعملائها من قبل كافة شركانتا المختلفة.” و أكد  أن الندوة التى عقدها شركاؤنا الموثوقون في شركة اس تي اس  ساعدت على إطلاعنا على كافة التحديات والمستجدات المتعلقة بعملية التحول الرقمي بالإضافة الى انها أتاحت لنا الفرصة للتعاون وتبادل الرؤى والخبرات المتنوعة و مجموعة الشركات والمؤسسات التي شاركت في الندوة”

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ESKADENIA Software Outlines New Strategies at the Company Annual Strategy Meeting of 2017

 

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ESKADENIA Software, the leading Jordanian-based provider of world class software products & services conducted its 2017 Annual Strategy Meeting with the presence of the Company Management and Sales Teams to recap its strategic plan, goals and objectives. The meeting took place at The Movenpick – Dead Sea on the 12th of January 2017.

 

ESKADENIA Software’s Strategy Meeting started by a presentation by the Managing & Executive Directors of the Company that reviewed the achievements of the previous year and the broad objectives of 2017.  The Business Units Managers presented their objectives that included Financial, Products, Projects, Competence and Personal Targets for the current year and their strategies to achieve these objectives. All were guided by the Mission of the company to become a leading and global provider of World-Class Products, Services and Solutions that exceed customers’ expectations.

 

A number of sessions were conducted to discuss and agree on a set of achievable yet aggressive objectives that each has responsible champion within ESKADENIA. The sessions were led by the ESKADENIA Software’s Department Managers who discussed the department’s objectives, requirements, plans and the methods to achieve the desired goals.

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STS has been granted the first Dell EMC Premier Partner Status in Levant

 

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STS, the region’s leading Information Technology (IT) Solutions provider, has proudly announced the attainment of the first and only Dell EMC Premier Partnership in LEVANT. The milestone continues to prove STS’ leading pole position in the industry and signifies the company’s dedication and commitment towards its partners as they become the only company in LEVANT to attain this prestigious status.

STS, with a cohort of immaculate IT experts, achieved the well-coveted Dell EMC Premier Partner status by completing all necessary certifications and achieving competency specialization requirements as requested and expected from Dell’s PartnerDirect Program.

This level of partnership endorses and attests the exquisite service and superior execution which clients have grown to expect from STS. Striving to continue along the strategies of the past, this partnership will enable STS to offer more competitive prices; easing the path for businesses to adopt the latest technologies and further grow their operations.

Collaborating with Dell EMC, STS made the announcement in a recently held event in which Dell Country Manager Mr. Mohammed Helal presented STS with the partnership certificate; stating: “This partnership with STS is synonymous with the company’s history of achievements and will be of great benefit to both parties. STS was our first partner in Jordan and has since kept growing the business successfully, differentiating itself with the unique value it provides for its clients.  At Dell EMC we are delighted about this strategic partnership and are certain that STS will continue to deliver on the high standard they have set for themselves and the regional IT market.”

STS Chief Operations Officer Mr. Husam Katkhoda, proudly stated: “We are delighted and proud to achieve such a prestigious recognition. Being the first and longest standing partner for Dell EMC in Jordan fills us with pride, and we remain optimistically confident in our ability to maintain the high standard that we have set along the years as we continuously strive to keep this relationship at the highest of levels for the foreseeable future.”

The announcement was made during one of STS’ periodic technology events, which was coordinated with Dell EMC in the presence of more than 150 Information Technology experts from different sectors.

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