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We are pleased to announce that the Marketing Team has re-launched InFocus – the internal magazine that addresses TotalSoft’s team and its achievements. Enjoy your reading!
Summer 2011 Change of Direction in Charisma Dear friends, I would like to say a few words about Charisma, since I care a lot about both what we have managed to build so far, and especially what we are going to achieve from now on. I foresee an explosion of applications developed for mobile devices and a tendency to simplify the software interfaces. I see an unprecedented change of the information display – it should be very intuitive to support the need for quick information and mobility of modern companies. If we take a look at our solutions, they will prove us that in 10 years we have gained a great maturity and experience to serve our customers. Charisma has been definitely supporting any type of business, regardless of its complexity and size. I also believe it is the right time to focus on usability, mobility and a unique user experience. These are the directions that we will be addressing on the medium term, especially to current customers, who are the real beneficiaries. We plan to build in Charisma a unique working environment, able to address all daily activities, to increase the ease of operation and information retrieval. We will launch in Charisma a search engine, similar to Google, a Task List module and new types of reports on iPhone. We will integrate in Charisma Analyzer, the platform Tableau Software which is the world’s leader in advanced data analysis. We will increase the role and authority of the product management in the design of intuitive and easy-to-use interfaces. These are just a few steps to be taken for a “user-oriented” Charisma. Liviu 3 things you [might] not be aware of The first half of the year was a And because we are always thoughtful about 1 great success. With over 11M 3 future, we have started another major project, euro as consolidated turnover, which is aimed at improving the most valuable we maintain our goal for 2011: 25% asset of our company – you. The HR department growth compared to 2010. The most together with external consultants is important projects and customers, new currently collaborating developed technologies and a (small) for the development of part of the colleagues that make career plans that will possible all these beautiful results will take into consideration be presented in this issue of the the development of magazine. managerial competencies or attitudes. Meanwhile, the development of a We are about to start a major 2 project, whose results will be system aimed at correlating the financial shared with you in the next benefits with individual InFocus edition: the company’s mid- performances is in term evolution. Our aim is to set progress. This plan will profitability objectives and turnover on be definitely established each division of the company, for the in the second half of the next 3 to 5 years. Moreover, we are year, so that, starting planning to evaluate the most profitable with 2012, the company can verticals and the fastest international use this process in order to development market channels. Of sustain its ambitious goals. course, we will take into consideration all investments necessary for the consolidation of such teams such as market researches, IT tools for fast, better and appraised reactions to market changes or customers. 3 Certifications Oracle Platinum Partner TotalSoft managed to advance in the Oracle partner ecosystem. We are now a Platinum partner, with specializations in five distinct skills: Oracle Database, Oracle BI, Oracle Golden Gate, Oracle Enterprise Manager and Oracle Primavera. We managed to enter this elite club as a result of a series of technical examinations with high degree of difficulty, which will allow us to expand our product offerings and services on Oracle technologies. The colleagues that greatly contributed to our success are: Tudor Voina, Andra Lupoaie, Andrei Maciuca, Silvia Nicolescu, Alexandru Petrencu and the entire Primavera team. Finally, it’s good to know that we are the only Oracle Platinum Partner in Romania, who is specialized in Primavera project management system. 4 Strategic Partnerships Eficientizare.ro software TotalSoft expands its strategic partnership area by including a GPS Tracking Software component, namely Eficientizare.ro, in Charisma Fleet Management solution. We are now providing a complete fleet management solution, able to cover both location services and GPS monitoring. Fleet managers will have access to real- time location of vehicles on Romanian or world’s maps, standardized consumption, number of kilometers traveled, as well as indicators related to the driver’s behavior in traffic. Tableau Software Lugera & Makler We signed a strategic partnership with the world’s Our partnership with Lugera& Makler addresses leader in data analysis, Tableau Software. The Charisma HCM. Thus, we managed to conclude the partnership allows us to use its technology as platform first commercial strategic partnership, according to for our business intelligence system, Charisma Analyzer. which Lugera & Makler will provide BPO (Business Process Outsourcing) services based on Charisma Why Tableau Software? Because we want to provide HCM in Romania, Poland, Croatia, Ukraine and the our clients with the most powerful BI solution in the Czech Republic. world, which definitely exceeds others through its data processing speed, the display mode and the ease of For this negotiation, TotalSoft brought a mature configuration. Because we want to reduce the software product, able to quickly meet the various application’s implementation and adaptation time legislative requirements of potential customers. Lugera according to customer requirements. Because we want will help us locate and update the legislative part of the to set the highest data display and analysis standard in software platform; the company will also give us a the world’s software industry. Because we want to percentage of the income resulted from the BPO transform Charisma Analyzer into a real easy-to-use services offered. Hopefully this is just the beginning of a tool that can be managed by any user, regardless of long series of commercial partnerships concluded his/her previous IT background. overseas. 5 New Products Charisma Facility Management HR Document Management In case you didn’t know, a proper planning and We have gained a new competence in the Human controlled maintenance of contracted services may lead Resource area: document management. Our solution, to a reduction of 20% of a company’s total cost of HR Document Management, ensures the automation of operating. Based on this, in Q2 2011, TotalSoft business flows and documents, document history and managed to enter the CAFM (Computer Aided Facility archiving. The product can be perfectly integrated with Management) solutions market by Charisma Facility the existent business flow of any company. Management. The solution works based on the permission granted by The new solution enables planning and distribution of the system administrator or according to internal spaces, allocation of costs afferent to the area used, approval flows. expenditure and re-invoicing management, as well as Document management becomes thus a simple and the management of contracts with customers and fast activity, which allows HR departments to focus suppliers. much more on developing competences and By increasing profitability and reducing internal costs, capitalizing on human capital. the solution addresses construction, real-estate, building services and facility management companies. They will use spaces more efficiently by managing and linking contracts with suppliers and customers with each afferent square meter; also, the companies will streamline their properties’ rental and sale potential. So, in case your friends ask, the answer is:Yes, we do have such solution! 6 Family Medicine Charisma Medical Software now includes a module dedicated to companies having contracts with the National House of Health Insurances. The module can be integrated with the electronic medical record, becoming thus the only Romanian medical product designed for family doctors and completely integrated with an ERP system. In order to successfully develop the module, numerous laws, orders and information, belonging to accredited sources of information, have been carefully studied; in addition, the working methods and environment of several medical institutions have been analyzed. Anima Medical Center played a major role by permanently supporting and documenting this complex process. The Family Medicine module enables the import of product lists, customization of files, monitoring of responses from the Insurance House, changes of business flows, export of electronic reports, as well as printable versions of all documents of interest or digital certifications. Charisma Utility Expense Management Since all companies deal with water, gas, security, leasing and insurance invoices or other similar expenditures, we came up with a solution dedicated to contract and repetitive invoice management, Charisma Utility Management. The solution helps companies to control and manage utilities contracts and notifies them on payment deadlines in order to avoid penalties; it also allocates and re-invoices costs of utilities towards subsidiaries or tenants. We are covering, thus, a new business requirement through a flexible utility expense management solution! 7 Tasky personal and business activities planner We are living in a century of speed. Time seems insufficient in most cases. Because, complying with duties is equally important in our personal lives, we’ve launched Tasky – a daily activity planner, be they personal or professional, which can run on any smart phone or PC tablet compatible with iOS. Tasky is a stand-alone application that can be easily synchronized with other professional planning solutions (like MS Outlook). Conceived as a collaborative application, Tasky simplifies the tracking of these activities, grouping them into categories, assigning and replanning them according to priority alerts or exceeded deadlines. A major advantage of the application is the fact that users who have the application installed on their smart phones have the possibility to collaborate. Tasky automatically synchronizes with a web service available throughout the world (www.toodledo.com), allowing, for example, a family that is at the mall to view the real-time completion of its shopping list. The product is available through AppStore, at the address http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tasky/id43437 5523?mt=8# 8 International Projects Primavera implementation CRM Implementation in Greece in Bulgaria TotalSoft Hellas added to its customer portfolio the Kittner Anlagen-und Maschinenbau was founded largest local car-rental provider, namely AVIS. in 1994, as an Engineering company in the area of Hygiene, Food Industry, Pharmacy and The company has $132 million turnover, 340 Manufacturing. In 1997, the company entered employees, 75 rental offices, 16.500 cars fleet and has the Bulgarian market by opening a modern been active on the Greek market since 1960. production unit, with a local team of 100 The project, which will be completed in maximum 4 employees. months, involves the implementation of a CRM system In order to sustain the increase of customer and the provision of support in conducting several requests, Kittner decided to acquire a complex business processes such as: system that would streamline the manufacturing Implementation of Collection and Legal modules ì and order processing activities. for a proper collection of receivables generated by Kittner chose TotalSoft for the implementation of the company's monthly contracts, for planning Primavera Portfolio Management P6 due to our stages of the recovery activity and for supporting company’s 16 year expertise in the field. Among the legal proceedings of the recovery activity; the benefits of the solution implemented, the Implementation of Credit Scoring, in order to assist ì following can be distinguished: human capital the sales department in the financial evaluation of streamlining, real-time monitoring of potential customers, by means of an algorithm manufacturing flows, reduction of product able to compute the company’s creditworthiness delivery deadlines, as well as increase of price and recommended credit limit; competitiveness. Service ì scheduling for the company’s vehicles in 6 repair and maintenance centers. The application will provide complex reports on technical personnel’s availability, costs and time related to each repair. 9 Reference Projects in Q2 Dona Pharmacies BNP Paribas One of the most interesting projects deployed by The list of international projects continues with BNP Charisma HCM, namely Dona Pharmacies, had a real Paribas Lease Group, Vienna. challenging character: over 1500 employees, 185 sites Based on excellent recommendations made by the and high personnel dynamic – multiple organization project team in Romania, thanks to a rapid ROI and the chart changes, daily/ cost center/ monthly timesheet recommendations of Deutsche Leasing Austria, solution and a unique system of bonuses for well TotalSoft was chosen for the implementation of performing employees. Charisma Leasing Management solution. Damon All issues raised by the old application were solved: too O’Neill, Vlad Cristuţiu and Laurențiu Mavrodin proved to much time needed for payroll calculation, lack of control the Viennese management team that we definitely had over personnel dynamic, difficult submission and the right solution. management of reports. In addition to the implementation of the leasing solution For the 500th+ time, Charisma HCM proved its in 3 companies of the Viennese subsidiary, our superiority in HR process management and its colleagues will face the challenge to interface the performance in managing such a complex activity as solution with the SAP application, responsible for the the pharmaceutical one is. front-office activity, as well as with a local service that provides critical information on Austrian companies. We wish our colleagues and Charisma ERP department a successful implementation! We are waiting for really good news from such an interesting project that involves multinational teams. 10 TotalSoft specialists, planners of the world’s largest project One of the largest and modern refineries in the world is interviewed. In less than 2 weeks, they were already at being built in the Middle East – the refinery will be a “full SATORP’s headquarters ready to take on their tasks”, conversion” unit that will deploy extremely complex oil states Adel A. Naji, Project Planning and Optimization processing by means of highly efficient manufacturing Manager, SATORP. processes. The investment, which is supposed to reach Planners track attentively the activities deployed by $10 million, will be managed by SATORP, a joint venture subcontractors, in order to ensure they are reported between a French company and an Arabian one. For appropriately. The final scope of the project is to ensure the planning, analysis and performance, risk and that all activities deployed by subcontractors be in reporting components both at subproject and entire accordance with the initial planning and at the same refinery levels, an international auction was organized. time, avoid risks that may arise. “Risk analysis plays a TotalSoft won the project in front of two distributors of crucial role, and TotalSoft’s planners are very good at it”, Primavera in Australia and Europe, achieving the best added Adel A. Naji. score. “We were extremely content with TotalSoft’s staff. We needed 10 specialists and hired the first 10 that we SATORP Team 11 Events Leasing Event, Ukraine In May we participated as official sponsor in the largest leasing event, “Leasing in Ukraine 2011: New Opportunities”, organized by Leaseurope. Damon O’Neill, Director International Operations at TotalSoft, Credit Risk Management delivered a speech regarding the increase of efficiency Event, Romania incurred by Charisma Leasing Management solution. The audience comprised over 120 participants from TotalSoft sponsored the 9th edition of Credit Risk Ukraine, Russia and Central Asia. Management Conference, organized by ICAP The event was also attended by Raiffeisen Leasing – Romania and Cycle European in the beginning of the group has already 3 projects deployed by TotalSoft July. in Central and Eastern Europe. The audience of 250 persons active in the financial The Ukrainian leasing market is still young, but has a services and credit sectors, benefited from the considerable potential for growth in the upcoming expertise of Dun & Bradstreet, Moody’s Central years. The leasing penetration rate in the local economy European, Bain & CO and Atradius specialists. is well below the EU average (4% vs. 16%). Costin Baicu, CFO TotalSoft, participated in the debate regarding the commercial risk management. Another discussion focused on best practices for risk prevention in the factoring industry. TotalSoft presented its solution dedicated to the credit risk minimization – Charisma Financial Risk Management, developed in collaboration with ICAP Romania. The system links competencies of the two partners – the cutting-edge technology and real-time information – in order to automate the analysis of business partners, according to risk politics of the company. 12 Social Responsibility Bucharest whistles Foul! At the end of May, we joined AIESEC students in their initiative to pull the alarm among the inhabitants of Bucharest. We wanted to remind the inhabitants of the most polluted city in the country that a responsible behavior is the key towards a healthier life and less polluted planet. Together with a few hundreds of volunteers, we started our march from Unirii Square to Tineretului Park, where we donated blood, planted over 100 trees and participated in a fair organized by NGOs active in the social responsibility field. Our main goal was other than computing statistics. We wanted to help people change their individual mentalities. We are perfectly aware that such a process requires a lot of time, patience and perseverance – this is why we promise you’ll hear about us very soon. TotalSoft, a green company In the same spirit, we also launched an internal campaign for environmental protection: we started to recycle waste paper, cardboard and plastic. Join the eco movement as much as possible by using the electronic environment! p.s: Do you know the waste top in largest cities of the world? Paper (55%), used water (30%) and food waste (14%). 13 Innovation in TotalSoft Microsoft Silverlight for web application development Latest trends address the migration of software applications in the online environment, due to accessibility and availability advantages it brings. Microsoft Silverlight is one of the emerging trends that are rapidly gaining ground. This technology has reached a level similar to the one provided by Adobe through Flash or Flex proprietary technologies. Microsoft Silverlight enables the creation of applications that are able to run on any type of browser or operating system. This technology ensures the creation of a user-friendly interface, which comprises animations, transparencies or reflections. Combining the ease of interfaces development with the programming support provided by C# language, or with the advanced streaming options, Microsoft Silverlight will dominate the web in the upcoming years. Microsoft Silverlight is a free browser plug-in, which can be installed at the first visit on the website. It requires little memory (around 2 MB) and its role is to interpret the XALM. One of the applications developed by TotalSoft on this platform, namely a photo albums editor, won the gold medal in the “Best of Swiss Silverlight 2010” competition. The application, which is used by over 4 million users, enables updating or editing images at high standards, photo albums, postcards or presents. 14 Man of the Quarter in TotalSoft Bogdănel Budeanu Bogdănel has been a team member of the company for over 13 years. For more than 8 years, he has been managing Primavera division. For those of you who do not know, this department is synonymous with the company’s inception, Primavera being the first new product imported and sold in Romania. Throughout his career within TotalSoft, Bogdănel has over passed many challenges. One of the challenges he talks about whenever the occasion arises, relates to his employment at TotalSoft. He already attended several meetings with Liviu, who had clearly expressed his interest in having Bogdănel as a team member. This fact made him enthusiastic and determined him to resign from the position of engineer he was occupying at Energomontaj (he barely knew what his job at TotalSoft would imply, but he really liked both the company and its people). When he finally announced Liviu that he had resigned, the answer quickly frightened him: “And…what do you want me to do about it?” He froze immediately and eventually recovered only after hearing Liviu saying: “Welcome to our team!”. Since then, he has been dealing with all sorts of challenges, each time coming out victorious. He imposed on the Romanian market a concept unknown during the ‘90s - project management. He persuaded more than 650 companies about the benefits of using Primavera and imposed TotalSoft in the exclusive club of Primavera performers. He exceeded systematically for 11 years the target required by the software house. He earned TotalSoft’s right to represent the software in Bulgaria, Hungary and Serbia and set in the market, together with his team, standards of excellence in project management. We declare him the man of the quarter due to his latest success – the consultancy contract for the world’s largest project, Jubail Refinery, Saudi Arabia. This is a great success that Bogdănel Budeanu computed as simple as that: 10 (people) x 2 (years) = 4.200.000 (USD). 15 TotalSoft Newcomers Florian Ivan Sales Director During the 5 years spent at Microsoft Romania, in the competences and abilities, while providing me with a position of Partner Strategy Manager, Florian has been real challenge. I found all these ingredients in the responsible for Microsoft’s partner network, which opportunity to be part of successful team and story” exceeds 4,000 companies. According to his position, states Florian. he had sales and marketing responsibilities, Microsoft’s Florian will be occupying the Sales Director position, a business model being an indirect one, focused on position according to which he will be responsible for partners. Over the last year, he has conducted a the entire sales activity of the company. marathon – he has trained more than 3,700 partners. “Due to a close collaboration with TotalSoft, I have When he finally decided it was the always admired its achievements, its technical and right time to find new career human capital. I stated it publicly, on many occasions. challenges, he had to choose one Now I have the chance to contribute directly to an of the partners he had been extraordinary organizational change.” collaborating with. “I wanted to work for a partner that would let me capitalize on my 4 things that you might not know about him: He is extremely interested in project management. Not because it is trendy, ì but because he is convinced by the benefits it brings to any organization. He is a board member of the Project Management Institute, being responsible for training and certifications; In his spare time, he enjoys running and frequently participates in marathons. ì He has even launched a website dedicated to this hobby, www.cityrun.ro; Before ì joining Microsoft, he used to work in France – a country he remained very attached to, especially its literature (his Kindle is full of French novels); He has ì quitted wearing watches, but is very keen on punctuality. 16 Cristian Afilipoaie Teodora Lefterova Software Developer Marketing Assistant Cristian Afilipoaie started his activity as a Software Developer in Charisma ERP department. He has 8 years expertise in the field, gained in companies such as ECSO & EXO where he occupied the Team lead/ Project Manager position. When he's not writing programming code, you can In the summer of 2011, Teodora joined TotalSoft find Cristian in the middle of nature. He devotes his Bulgaria, a team “with positive and friendly spirit”. spare time to hiking in places with spectacular After less than one month since her employment, scenery. But most of all, as a family man, Cristian Teodora firmly expresses her willingness to gain proudly talks about the quiet evenings spent with his experience from a remarkable team, with excellent wife and baby Mara (only 7 months old). competences she founds fruitful for her personal and professional development. 3 things you might not know about her: She has ì a Statistics and Econometrics degree at Varna University of Economics; She is ìpassionate about reading (her favorite is Jorge Bucai); She is ìalso passionate about music and painting. Moreover, you can admire some of her sketches on her Facebook page: Teodora Lefterova. 17 TotalSoft Profile Let’s meet the colleagues from our subsidiaries Radoslav Yankov Senior Country Sales Manager TotalSoft Bulgaria "The biggest challenge on the Bulgarian market right now is the strong stagnation caused by the financial crisis, along with the powerful copmetition of local and international companies in our branch. Only companies with vast and long experience, good solutions and know how like TotalSoft can be successful in this difficult moment for the Bulgarian Economics. " Rado has been a TotalSoft member since January 2011. With an experience of over 10 years in IT field, he has worked as Mid-Market Team Leader at IBM and as Sales Director at LLP Bulgaria (IT consultancy, ERP systems). Rado is an engineer, with a Masters Degree in Industrial Management, from the Technical University, Sofia. He has great management and sales skills, as well as communication and presentation competences. He sees himself as a loyal, responsible and good team player. As for his hobbies, he points out fishing, cycling and paragliding. 18 TotalSoft People Aurelia Antonescu Account Manager "You know, I wouldn’t have made it here without the unconditional support of three persons. I took over from Adriana the energetic spirit, from Viorica the importance of meeting client requirements and, from Florentina, the keen spirit and the business perspective that infuses all you do." Aurelia can be defined as Woman on a mission. Whether she is talking about the special relationship she has with all colleagues in the implementation departments (ERP, HR or BizApps) or about the pressure that exists in the sales department, which is extremely hard to notice, Aurelia remains optimistic. “It is crucial to understand when it’s the case to remain relaxed or when to struggle, while trying to solve issues for the people who count on you.” Aurelia is that kind of person who permanently surprises you by exceeding your expectations. The confidence in the people she is collaborating with and the satisfaction she gets from helping others, determine her to go on, “always go on”. 4 things you might not know about Among her hobbies, Aurelia points out her passion for her: sports (volleyball and handball in particular), the communication courses she holds as a fitness and She is the ì Romanian representative of the aerobics instructors for the Federation “Sports for all”, as International Olympics Committee; well as about her pleasure to travel in Romania. She is a ì volleyball and handball coach in competitions organized by the Federation “Sports for all”; She is a ì volunteer in an environmental and animal protection association; She was ì editor at “Romania Libera” (local newspaper) 19 Adrian Bilăucă Laurenţiu Mavrodin Team Leader, Software Development Project Manager, Charisma ERP He joined TotalSoft team in December 2007 as a Senior Developer for the IPSOS project. He arrived just in time for the annual Christmas party – thus, he managed to quickly get along with the company. He really liked what he saw there. And this definitely shows in his results. 6 months after his employment, he became the Team Leader of the same project. The project and Adrian grew together – now he is responsible for a team ranging from 10 to 20 members. After 6 years in TotalSoft, out of which 3 years spent in the implementation department, Laurentiu keeps on He declares himself an IT addict, as well as a surprising his managers, colleagues and clients with his passionate about history. performances. What’s his secret? He feels “free to decide” and uses its creativity at maximum potential. He never gets bored. However, there is no way he could. Laurentiu is now occupying the Charisma ERP Project Manager position focusing on the financial services vertical. His portfolio includes large international and local clients. He dislikes routines and strictness, he is open to new challenges, appreciates very much the atmosphere and people at the working place. He spends his leisure time in the middle of nature, generally cycling or playing tennis, walking or climbing the mountains. 3 things you might not know about 3 things you might not know about him: him: Next ì year he won’t be a bachelor anymore; He is ì proud of the Credits module he He is ìa little star among his friends – he is developed in Charisma; always ready with a joke; He Wants to start a business a business on ì He enjoys going to boxing and football ì his own in the consultancy area; matches, as well as to Formula 1 races. He is ìa big fan of city breaks. 20 Ana Maria Grigoraş (AMG) Quality Assurance Team Leader, Charisma Medical Software “It’s been 5 years since I joined TotalSoft. I am responsible for the product delivery standard, functionality and usability. We sell quality. And for that I must always be extremely careful, therefore hard to please. I believe we are that kind of people that have the power to push things forward, even on the short run.” Hence the code name given by the department: AMG. “At a certain point, one colleague of mine called me AMG. I thought it was a funny invention, but had no idea it was about a sport version of Mercedes AMG – he told me I was exactly like that: always looking for extreme performance.” The coordination of her team is her no. 1 4 things you might not know about her: priority, as well as the integration and training of new colleagues. “All of them are She is ì sure she can win 1st prize in a competition in conscientious people, who are passionate the “most original holiday idea” category – a cruise in about their jobs – my role is to cultivate the the interior passage of Alaska; concept of being proactive.” She has a good plan in order to obtain a top position ì in our photo contest; AMG spends her leisure time mainly cycling. She has started a painting course; ì She usually goes 2 times a week at the She has a new bicycle she plans to use in a ride ì theatre or to the movies, being convinced from Bucharest to Doftana Valley. she can pick up good ideas from the most unexpected places. 21 Bogdan Luca Grigorescu Team Leader, Charisma HCM Development The activity team is quite intense from Bogdan’s point of This is what keeps Bogdan motivated. view: each day he splits himself between providing support Next to his passion for the latest IT to implementation teams and developing software technology (particularly reminiscent of according to customer requirements. He is proud of his artificial intelligence, genetic algorithms and team and feels a great satisfaction to work with such prediction methods) are prominently: the passionate and dedicated people. portrait photography and cross-country The greatest satisfaction comes when all projects are cycling. functional: “It is a great pleasure to look behind and remember the meetings during the sales, analysis and implementations stages and the point where employees receive their salaries. You practically witness the project’s excellent growth” 4 things you might not know about him: He used ì to have long hair until 8 years ago; As a child, he used to read PC Report ì – he won a BBS soft after participating in a contest and later on, he collaborated with the magazine’s editor for his graduation paper “He was a true tester, the best I have ever met, a great artist”; He has ì been a freelancer for 12 years; 30 years ago his father was developing ì applications of 1MB RAM for the payroll calculation of 6.000 people. Bogdan is now working with similar payroll calculation programs that compute 20.000 wages with 64GB. Should we talk about scalability? Technology is definitely not fair. 22 Bogdan Titu Project Manager, Embedded Software Division (Novero) He is one of the department’s pioneers! He his colleagues. He is a very social person, joined TotalSoft as QA Team Leader, when who enjoys hanging out with friends – he is the division had only 5 members (in case you a trustworthy source of recommendations are not aware, the department has now 50 when it comes to places to have fun. Let his members). Now, as a Project Manager, colleagues speak about him: he is responsible for the planning, “I mostly appreciate his communication skills development, testing and and respect towards promises made. We communication of projects, can always joke together, even in stressful coordinating 17 people. moments”, states Georgia Vasilache. He would never refuse a “Bogdan is always a great, cheerful and drink with optimistic person, who can easily relate to people outside the office. I appreciate his calm and logical way of addressing problems, as well as his openness towards the solutions he is trying to find.“, states Emilian Calin. “If you want a successfully completed task, then you surely must resort to Bogdan. Those repetitive tasks perceived by others as being extremely boring, are seen by Bogdan as a development opportunity. He is a selfless person and a friend for all. He is that kind of leader everybody would support.”, Andrei Mihalca. “Bogdan relies very much on his instinct. He knows how to interact with people and is a very calm and good-hearted person.”, Camelia Petcu 23 TotalSoft Press Teambuilding 2011 The summer edition could not miss the most eagerly awaited event of the season, the team building. During June 24-26, we gathered in Poiana Brasov. The event was a true challenge for the organizers (our HR colleagues) considering the large number of participants (over 240). The weather was not on our side. It constantly rained; we also saw hail and some snow at the hotel entrance. But it did not matter, because we shifted to indoor extreme sports. We really had a great time, plenty of drinks (400 shots of whiskey just the first night? Wow). Games, dancing, a motivational speech delivered by Liviu - well seasoned with examples where we all found ourselves - dancing, socializing, swimming and dancing all over again... "a true ordeal". In short, those who missed it have a lot to regret. Our congratulations go to Oana, Simona, Raluca and Gabi. 25 In Focus Celebrations Let's meet the youngest winners of the team, our Bianca Maria Eftimie representatives in kindergarten celebrations. Agnes Topală Amalia Despa Tudor Negoiţă Ana Negoiţă 26 Seasonal Sports Trends Mountain trips It seems Iulian Nitescu’s initiative has been a great success. There have already been organized 3 mountain trips since his announcement: Ciucaş, Cozia and Bucegi. Though they say “the journey is the reward”, I will give you some statistics: ì Maximum number of participants – 15; ì Extreme weather events – 0; ì Maximum height – 2507 m (Omu Peak); ì Number of bears met on our route – 0; Total ìnumber of pictures – 800. We selected some of them for you. Next trip will be organized on July 22- 24, in Fagaras Mountains. Everybody who wants to join this group can send a message to Iulian at the address: email@example.com. 27 Cycling Teams Category and 10th place in the category Industries – IT category. At the end of the competition, the 4 pink panthers were rewarded for their performance with an Ideal Freeder bicycle and a ... chainsaw?! We do not know if the new owners of the chainsaws do have skills in their use or plan a team building activity taking them as the central theme, but certainly promise to keep you informed. “I wasn’t even aware that we were participating in a We are pleased to let you know about a race we ruffle when I was told our team had won the large prize. participated in, Skoda Velo Challenge. The event I couldn’t believe. However, I was very happy for gathered 140 teams of 4 members, from companies George, who did not have a bicycle even though he such as Orange, Adevarul (newspaper), RCB, was our team member in the competition. The prize just Heineken, KPMG, GSK or OMV-Petrom. suited perfectly! ;)” – Elisabeth Luca TotalSoft had 2 mixed team: TOTALBIKERS (Nicolescu Silvia, Olariu Casian-Ioan, Stroie Dragos-Cristian, Dragan Ioan-Alexandru and the PINK PANTHERS ((Timohi Alexandru-Stefan, Luca Elisabeth-Catalina, Popescu Andrei,Vornicescu George-Marian). The eight cycling fans prepared themselves for the race by polishing their bikes and, when the time came, they cycled in the forest, on paved and unpaved alleys, on off-road portions, for 10 km. The results? TOTALBIKERS: 2:35:27 – 6th place/ 60 teams in the Mixed Teams Category and 9th place/ 28 teams in the Industries – IT category. THE PINK PANTHERS: 2:35:36 – 7th place in the Mixed 28 Instead of conclusion… we propose a bit of relaxation! A Transylvanian, established in America, decided to spend his vacation back in his the village. He asks his father to gather everyone on Saturday to buy them a drink… On Saturday, at the end of the party, the “American” gives 100 dollars to each villager. The next year, the “American” spends again his vacation in the village and gives 100 dollars to each villager. The next year, however, the “American” returns for vacation in his village, throws the party, but at the end of it, he gives only 50 dollars to the villagers. Then, Vasile and Gheorghe ask him about the reduction of the “donation”. The American explains them he has 2 kids in college, there’s a global crisis going on … and he cannot afford Two nuns go shopping in a grocery store. to spend so much money anymore. One asks the other: Vasile turns then to Gheorghe: - Let’s go Gheo, this - Should we buy some beer? bastard keeps his kids in college on our expense … - It doesn’t sound bad, but I’m embarrassed to buy it. - No problem, I’ll do it. The noun picks up a box of six bottles of beer and goes to the cashier. The cashier looks very surprised at them. Then, one of the nouns says: - This is for hair care. 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