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Ness Digital Engineering Acquires CassaCloud

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TEANECK, N.J. – January 8, 2020 Ness Digital Engineering, a provider of digital transformation and custom software engineering services, is pleased to announce its acquisition of CassaCloud, a Kosice, Slovakia-based consultancy with expertise in Salesforce implementation, customization, and integration services for multiple Salesforce modules. CassaCloud will join Sovereign CRM, acquired by Ness in 2019, as part of the Ness Salesforce-focused Center of Excellence.

“Companies across industries are using Salesforce as a platform for mission critical, cloud-based, customer-facing and revenue-generating solutions,” said Paul Lombardo, CEO of Ness Digital Engineering. “We are eager to bring our rapidly expanding Salesforce capability, further strengthened by the excellent team at CassaCloud, alongside our proven digital capabilities to deliver business solutions that help our clients compete more effectively.”

CassaCloud serves as the versatile partner companies seek to achieve the benefits of larger, more complex Salesforce programs, as well as valuable, strategic extensions of Salesforce solutions. The company is a Salesforce Consulting Partner with certified specialists in Salesforce Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Community Cloud, CPQ, and Pardot.

“Our local and global clients value the hyper-customized solutions we develop for their businesses,” said Valér Dunda, Managing Director at CassaCloud. “By tapping into Ness’s digital engineering capabilities and extensive global footprint, we will be able to help even more companies best utilize the Salesforce portfolio to support their business goals.”

The CassaCloud acquisition strengthens Ness’s Salesforce credentials in North America and Europe. Employees from the CassaCloud headquarters have joined the Ness Kosice office, an employer of choice among the largest IT companies in Kosice.

Salesforce, Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Community Cloud, CPQ, Pardot and others are among the trademarks of salesforce.com, Inc.

 

About Ness Digital Engineering

Ness Digital Engineering designs, builds, and integrates digital platforms and enterprise software that help organizations engage customers, differentiate their brands, and drive profitable growth. Our customer experience designers, software engineers, data experts, and business consultants partner with clients to develop roadmaps that identify ongoing opportunities to increase the value of their digital solutions and enterprise systems. Through agile development of minimum viable products (MVPs), our clients can test new ideas in the market and continually adapt to changing business conditions—giving our clients the leverage to lead market disruption in their industries and compete more effectively to grow their business. For more information, visit www.ness.com.

 

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Infi IT conference was attended by more than 180 guests

International conference Infi IT organized by Agile Center of Excellence in Ness Kosice was organized at the University library of Technical Univerity on November 13. The program and speaker attracted more than 180 Agile enthusiasts coming to see and hear 6 reputable speakers. The event was streamed online in English and you can find the particular speeches below.

 

Program:

  • Opening ceremony (video >>)
  • Michaela Bačíková – Agile in Education (video >>)
  • Dušan Kocúrek – Five fundaments toward outcomes (video >>)
  • Bogdan Chebac – Managing Willingness (video >>)
  • Tibor Boháčik – To do Agile right you need to play SAFe (video >>)
  • Mateusz Wojtowicz – Why Definition of Done matters at scale? (video >>)
  • Robyn Backhouse – Wizard level communication skills (video >>)
  • Closing ceremony (video >>)

The event was added with 4 Agile oriented workshops:

  • Agile Communication Game
  • T-Shaped Skills Game
  • Agile vs Waterfall Game
  • Lego Scrum

The guests could win also some attractive prizes in a raffle as well as quiz contest thanks to the event partners: Ness Košice, iStores, Generation Magazine,Technical University of Košice, Agile Center of Excellence, ScrumDesk, Red Bull.

Ness Košice has been awarded as Creditworthy company

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The most important award has been announced by Slovak information and marketing company. Ness is one of 2,38% companies (out of 806 963) in Slovakia, which passed internationally certified methods of financial analysis.

Zuzana Želinská, AVP – Business Finance & Operations: „Creditworthiness model compares creditworthiness of companies, helps to evaluate credit risk and suggests the solvency, stability and capability to fulfill commitments. Creditworthiness is often compared to rating, but creditworthiness is more comprehensive and the rating is just a part of creditworthiness. Ness has passed the evaluation with a positive result and we justly belong to the group of reliable and financially steady companies. Ness is year by year awarded for its financial standing, social responsibility and trustworthiness. We are proud of that.“

Ness announced cooperation with another Caterpillar division

Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives.

We are proud to work with CAT Asset Intelligence, a division of Caterpillar Inc. headquartered in Virginia Beach, USA. CAT AI provides an advanced predictive analytics and expert advisory services across vessel or fleet of vessels by monitoring the performance of marine engines. The solution effectively gathers and analyzes all the ship data, provide users with real time information and number of useful metrics, reports or dashboards which help predict potential failures and improves operational efficiency. CAT AI deals with millions of data points. Regardless of the system point manufacturer, it provides the crew with immediate insight into critical system condition and suggest what they should do with any potential issues.

Important part of CAT AI analytics solution is the Alert notification tool. This tool should provide relevant users with email and SMS notification service about engine status and/or engine malfunction.

Vedran Houdek, Senior Program Director, Ness KDC: “After becoming essential part of CAT’s Solar Turbines Digital division, I am proud an honored it was noticed by CAT AI which resulted in our involvement in one of their key projects. I am looking forward to help CAT AI extending and improving their Analytics Platform that plays an important part in today’s IoT world in marine, as well as in other industries.”

Ness connected HC Košice with 3 Universities

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Ness Kosice, the Main IT partner of HC Kosice used its relations and connected the club with all 3 local Universities – Technical university, Pavol Jozef Safarik University and with the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice. The parties signed a cooperation memorandum.

Prior to the beginning of the season, the most successful club in the Slovak hockey history presented a plan of transformation of HC Košice into a community club. Transparent communication and close cooperation with private as well as public organizations should be the pillars of it.

After confirming the extension of cooperation with the Magistrate of Košice and with the Košice Self-governing Region, the club organized a game where it invited all elementary schools and high schools to watch it for free. Almost 3,300 pupils came to this game. Another very significant step towards the community is signing of Memorandum of Cooperation with the Technical University, Pavol Jozef Safarik University and with the University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Košice. The parties signed the Memorandum together during the press conference that was held on October 28, 2019 in Double Tree by Hilton hotel with the participation of journalists.

Main Areas of Cooperation Incorporated in Memorandum:

 promotion of activities propagation of HC Košice and their provision to university students within the agreed extent.

 promotion of projects enabling use of students’ knowledge in the projects aiming at development and prosperity of HC Košice,

 provision of advantages to university students in relation to the organized sport events (for example, offering them cheaper tickets to home matches)

 cooperation in organizing hockey games (senior home matches of HC Košice) that are thematically devoted to the Student’s Day (“Deň študentstva”) and other sport events,

 participation of players of HC Košice in university events with the purpose to promote the cooperation between the mentioned entities,

 mutual promotion of events and activities (according to accessible possibilities of the parties).

Memorandum was signed by: Ing. Július Lang (the President of HC Košice), Mgr. Norbert Koch, (the Executive Director of HC Košice), Ing. Jaroslav Porubän, PhD. (the Vice-Rector for Development and External RelationsTUKE), prof. RNDr. Pavol Sovák, CSc., (the Rector of UPJŠ), MVDr. Martin Tomko, PhD. (the Vice-Rector for Education UVLF), Ing. Jakub Palša (the President of the Student University Council TUKE).

The first common project will be the Student match, which will be held on November 19, 2019 (Tuesday). The duel against Liptovsky Mikulas will be accompanied by an interesting program thematically devoted to the events from November 1989. The parties have agreed that this “Student game” could become a traditional event which would be organized every year.

Of course, the management of HC Košice welcomes the cooperation with universities. Ing. Július Lang (the President of HC Košice): “We are incredibly happy that our well-known institutions of the community of Košice accepted our offer to cooperate. Through these common activities, we will be able to approach more than 17,000 students and hundreds of teachers. I believe that these young people will find their way to the Arena and will support us. On our part, we will do everything we can to thank our partners and to make long-term partnerships from which all of the parties will benefit from.

The common position in the name of all universities was presented by prof. RNDr. Pavol Sovák, CSc. (Rector of UPJŠ): Three universities from Košice – Pavol jozef Safarik University in Kosice, Technical University in Kosice, University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmary in Kosice regularly cooperate in the field of education, science and research. Thanks to this Memorandum of Cooperation between HC Košice and the mentioned universities, sport will become another field of cooperation. You can see the proof in the upcoming hockey game of HC Košice which thematically devoted to Student’s Day (“Deň študentsva”). We believe that we will cooperate and participate in other successfull projects also in the future, and that together we will contribute to mutual promotion of organized activities and events.”

In the name of students, Ing. Jakub Palša (Student President of the University Council TUKE) expressed his opinion: “I hope that the cooperation between the three universities and the hockey club HC Košice will bring along some other interesting events where we will meet as we met here today, at this press conference. I believe that the cooperation between the mentioned institutions and signing this Memorandum will create many opportunities to promote sports among university students.

NICE Actimize named No.1 in fighting financial crime with Ness contribution.

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Forrester Research, leading global research and advisory firm, has named NICE Actimize a Leader in its recent report focused on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Solutions (Q3, 2019). NICE Actimize obtained the highest score possible from in strong competition of reputable vendors within both categories „Current Offering“ as well as „Strategy“.

Vladimír Gajdoš, Senior Program Director, Ness Košice: „Our Kosice team is happy to have been on this interesting and exciting journey with the world leader in AML space Actimize for more than 10 years. I would like to express my big appreciation and thank to all current and former Kosice Actimize team members who have over all those years contributed to a development, implementation and support of Actimize AML solutions. We are looking forward to continue to be part of Actimize success.”

„In Forrester’s “Current Offering” area, NICE Actimize’s Anti-Money Laundering solutions offering received Forrester’s highest scores possible in such measured criteria as data integration, users and roles, watch list management and screening, case management, transaction types, reporting, and scalability (transaction volume).“

„NICE Actimize also received Forrester’s highest scores possible for criteria within the “Strategy” category, including watch list management plans, customer screening plans, AML administration and reporting plans, FRAML (Fraud and Anti-Money Laundering) plans, vendor’s POC and demonstration; as well as in staffing categories in the areas of development, sales and support.“

Ness Košice thanks to the team for the finest job done and wishes them lot’s of energy on the continuing journey.

Please, find a detailed report on the NICE Actimize website >>

Soruce: NICE Actimize

VIDEO: The 10th edition of Ness Summer Club

Ness Kosice celebrated the end of the 10th episode of popular employees’ benefit – a daylong care and animation program for employee’s children during the Summer time.

Children could enjoy variety of entertaining, educational, cultural and sportive activities. The 10th anniversary was a great opportunity to recognize and reward the main organizers that have been taking care of Ness Summer Club for 10 years. Marek Uhrín said his thank you to Zuzana Želinská, Monika Slivková and Gabriela Voláková for long-term contribution, development and maintenance of the benefit, which is so unique in the region and has no competitor among the other IT companies in town.

Po jeho skončení Marek Uhrín poďakoval a zagratuloval hlavným organizátorkám, ktoré boli pri samotnom zrode klubu a dlhé roky sa o Ness Summer Club starajú a zveľaďujú ho – Zuzana Želinská, Gabika Voláková a Monika Slivková.

Monika Slivková, Ness KDC: “It’s unbelievable how fast 10 years of the club gone by. The 10th edition of the club was rich on really small children (majority was aged between 3,4 and 4 years). Some of the current assistants joined the club 10 years ago at the age of six. Today, we all remember all the funny stories in former facility. I am so thankful to all contributors, colleagues, and even former colleagues who worked on development of Ness Summer Club.”

Gabriela Voláková, Ness KDC: „We’ve been organizing such a wonderful benefit, which has been helping Nessians to find an attractive program for their kids during the Summer holidays. Despite the rocky beginnings, we’ve managed to develop it on high professional level, which is proved by annual increase of children and requests year by year. I do hope we’ll continue on our journey for another decade. I’d like to thank to all people who helped us with Ness Summer Club.”

CSR program Ness KDC to Košice celebrates the 5th anniversary

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Corporate social responsibility projects can be formed and realized in various ways. People at Ness Košice decided to start developing websites, web and mobile applications for non-profit organizations pro bono in 2014. Within 5 years, Nessians have developed more than 35 websites and 5 mobile applications for smaller organizations but also large institutions from different areas of social life.

Stanislav Mucha, PR & Communications Director: “We are proud of Ness KDC Kosiciam, but we are mainly glad we could help so many organizations and enhance their communication with more than 10k citizens and visitors of Kosice. I am so thankful to Ness and all the colleagues who particpate at this project.”

The most prestiguous work of Nessians cover Airport Kosice, State theater of Kosice, Public library of Jan Bocatius and/or Visit Kosice.

Sanislav Mucha: „I’m pleased that Nessians have been interested in volunteering and we keep working. At the moment, we have several websites in the stage of development. One of them will help Kosice handball team, the other will serve East-Slovakia museum.“

Štefan Kudla, Project coordinator: „“5 years! Amazing. I can’t believe that it was so quick. I’m truly glad that NESS KDC Košiciam exists already 5 years and I’m honoured to be a part of it. It is a unique initiative from a group of remarkable people who are using their talents to give something to the community. During these 5 years we’ve delivered dozens of websites to non-profit organisations which gained chance to present themselves with dignity in digital world. Thanks to our volunteers we currently have 34 active websites and 5 other in development. My biggest wish is that we will always find a remarkable people among us who can help the society in Kosice to grow even in this area. Now. Let’s go for a decade!”

You can find the list of all projects under the wings of Ness KDC to Košice CSR program at the company website >>

Ness Košice announced further growth

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The leaders of Ness Digital Engineering corporation including its President of the Board of Directors Thomas Kucera and CEO Paul Lombardo visited Kosice in the last week of June. During the All hands meeting, Paul Lombardo presented the plan of further growth of Kosice Development Center, which currently employs more than 550 IT specialists making Ness Košice the largest software engineering employer in the region.

Ness Košice develops top class solutions for 10 foreign customers from the areas such as the Internet of Things, entertainment and sports media, fintech (anti money laundering), big data, telematics, digital maps, and smart transportation. Ness Digital Engineering is owned by The Rohatyn Group (US-based investment group) and its representative, Mr. Thomas Kucera, visited Košice for the first time in 14 years.

Thomas Kucera, President of Board of Directors, Ness Digital Engineering: „With its leading digital capabilities, Ness is well positioned to continue to capitalize on the rapidly growing digital transformation market. Since its founding, Ness’ Kosice delivery center has been a key driver of growth and innovation for the company. We are excited to continue to invest in and expand in Kosice to meet growing demand.“

Paul Lombardo, CEO Ness Digital Engineering: “I’ve been working closely with the Kosice center since 2009 and it has been fantastic to see the center and its key people grow and evolve over the years. As challenges and opportunities have presented themselves, the team in Kosice has never failed to step up and respond successfully. Today, Kosice is one of our largest, most technically advanced and innovative centers and I’m very proud of the team here. Still, the journey continues and our best days and most significant achievements lie ahead.”

Marek Uhrín, Managing Director Vice President, Ness Košice: „Such an important visit and guests stressed the ambitions of further growth. Ness Digital Engineering is getting more powerful and enlarges its scope thanks to strategic acquisitions. Hand in hand with the growth plan, we keep working hard on scaling up our employees’ benefits portfolio.”

The new structure of employees‘ benefits has been presented to the Nessians in Košice already at the end of May and it reflects the new Slovak legislation, which requires 50+ employers to donate its employees with travel bonuses. The majority of other employers decided to decrease employee benefits to cover the new requirement. Ness Košice maintains the level of benefits and added them with an annual bonus, which, altogether, means an increase in net income of employees.

Marek Uhrín: „The employees’ satisfaction is a primary thing for us. We have accepted those changes in legislation as a huge challenge and after months of hard work we came up with a new approach. Most of Nessians rewarded it with applause during the presentation, which is a clear proof of a good job done. We will keep going and I believe we will soon welcome more and more new colleagues in Ness.

Intensive recruitment of additional 20 software engineers for a new top class project will start already in Summertime being supported by an internal referral program with an attractive cash reward.

For more information about Ness and more than 50 open jobs, please, visit the company website www.nesskdc.com/en