2015 EOA Awards: Minsk City Authorities Win
Prague, Czech Republic
October 13, 2015
On October 8, in Lisbon, Portugal, the European Outsourcing Association (EOA) announced the winners of the 2015 EOA Awards. The awards ceremony, which followed the EOA Leadership Summit, celebrated the successes of outsourcing buyers and service providers who have demonstrated the best practice in pan–European outsourcing.
IBA Group and its customer, Minsk City Authorities (Minsktrans) were shortlisted in the categories Outsourcing Works — Award for Delivering Business Value in European Outsourcing and Pan–European Buyer of Outsourcing Services of the Year. Both entries featured the Automated Fare Collection (AFC) system that IBA Group implemented in the Minsk public transport.
The winning category for the submission was Pan–European Buyer of Outsourcing Services of the Year and Minsk City Authorities were announced the winner. The competition was very tense because four other contestants competed for the award in this category.
Kerry Hallard, CEO of the National Outsourcing Association (NOA), said: “Once again we've seen a fantastic array of organisations offering up some of the best outsourcing examples that Europe and beyond has to offer, making this year's awards ceremony particularly competitive. The winners must be immensely proud — every entrant and outsourcing partnership on the shortlist showcased the ability to provide business value in an exciting and innovative manner. “
Sergei Levteev, IBA Group Chairman, commented: “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Minsktrans. We are happy that our customer became a winner in the European Outsourcing Association Awards. This indicates that Minsktrans selected a really innovative solution that meets the highest international standards. We are also proud because it is the second international award in which the IBA–developed AFC system was selected a winner. We keep looking for ways to develop the success by introducing more new technologies in the public transport, and other industries and markets.”
IBA Group developed and implemented the AFC system in 2014. In 2015, it was recognized as the best vertical solution of the year at the European IT & Software Excellence Awards organized by IT Europa.
About European Outsourcing Association
The European Outsourcing Association (EOA) is a federal body, launched by the British National Outsourcing Association (NOA) in June 2004, at an inaugural conference in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The aim of the EOA is to act as an umbrella body for the national outsourcing trade associations throughout Europe. EOA focuses on communicating strategic lessons of outsourcing, whilst highlighting the successes it can bring.
About IBA Group
IBA Group is one of the largest IT service providers in Eastern Europe performing software development, migration, maintenance, support, and IT consulting services with more than 2,500 IT and business professionals. Headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, IBA Group has offices and development centers in the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Czech Republic, Belarus, South Africa, Cyprus, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Slovakia. IBA Group focuses on mainframe systems, enterprise applications, web solutions, SAP and other ERP systems, business intelligence, and mobile applications. IBA Group is recognized by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) as one of The Global Outsourcing 100 in the Leaders Category, and ranks as one of the world's largest software companies in the Software Magazine's Software 500. In 2015, 2014, 2012, and 2011, IBA Group won IT Europa's European IT & Software Excellence awards. For more information, visit http://ibagroupit.com