Change of Direction
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”
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
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.
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
TotalSoft expands its strategic partnership area by including a GPS Tracking
Software component, namely Eficientizare.ro, in Charisma Fleet Management
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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!
Tasky personal and
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
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
The product is available through AppStore, at
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.
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
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
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.
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.
“We were extremely content with TotalSoft’s staff. We
needed 10 specialists and hired the first 10 that we
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Man of the Quarter in TotalSoft
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
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
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,
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.
He has even launched a website dedicated to this hobby, www.cityrun.ro;
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);
ì quitted wearing watches, but is very keen on punctuality.
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
ì a Statistics and Econometrics degree
at Varna University of Economics;
ìpassionate about reading (her favorite is
ìalso passionate about music and
painting. Moreover, you can admire some of her
sketches on her Facebook page: Teodora
Let’s meet the colleagues from our subsidiaries
Senior Country Sales Manager
"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
As for his hobbies, he points out fishing,
cycling and paragliding.
"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;
ì editor at “Romania Libera” (local
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
ì year he won’t be a bachelor anymore; He is
ì proud of the Credits module he
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
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.
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
in our photo contest;
AMG spends her leisure time mainly cycling.
She has started a painting course;
She usually goes 2 times a week at the
She has a new bicycle she plans to use in a ride
theatre or to the movies, being convinced
from Bucharest to Doftana Valley.
she can pick up good ideas from the most
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
4 things you might not know
ì to have long hair until 8 years
As a child, he used to read PC Report
– 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
ì been a freelancer for 12 years;
30 years ago his father was developing
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.
Project Manager, Embedded Software Division
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
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
“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.”,
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
Let's meet the
youngest winners of
the team, our Bianca Maria Eftimie
Agnes Topală Amalia Despa
Tudor Negoiţă Ana Negoiţă
Seasonal Sports Trends
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;
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
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
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
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.
The cashier, without hesitation, bends under the
counter and puts a bag of pretzels near their beer and
- In this case, here’s a bonus on my behalf - some
by Radu Chiran curlers.
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