Software Improvement Group honors National Bank of Greece, TBA Group, TenderNed and Centric for software excellence
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29 June 2020
Amsterdam, June 29, 2020 – Software Improvement Group (SIG), the independent authority on software assurance, announced the winners of its second annual client awards at the 2020 SIG Symposium, a full-scale digital event with digital leaders and attendees from more than 19 countries. The awards recognize the exceptional leadership, vision and results demonstrated by organizations in gaining control over the build quality, reliability and security of their application landscapes.
SIG presented National Bank of Greece, DHL Express and CIBG with awards in three categories:
Master of Software Health 2020
Winner: DHL Express
The Master of Software Health award is presented to the client which has implemented a structure across its organization facilitating high quality source code development and cultivating awareness around the health of its applications. DHL Express, one of the largest transport and delivery organizations in the world, has added code quality as an integral part of its day-to-day business. The company has a strong drive to maintain a software quality level above market average based on the TüViT and ISO 25010 standards. By continuously monitoring and developing high-quality software, DHL Express is setting the tone.
Industry Pioneer 2020
Winner: National Bank of Greece
The Industry Pioneer award is presented to the client with the most integrated software quality application, thereby serving as an example for its industry. National Bank of Greece is one of the largest financial groups in Greece, playing a key role in the country’s economy. The bank excels in developing high-quality software for its banking systems (currently 85% of the systems score above market average (target), while the rest on market average). In addition, SIG believes the organization’s Developers portal makes National Bank of Greece an industry frontrunner. Through this portal, third party companies, such as start ups, can integrate with the banks’ systems through APIs, creating greater value for the Greek market, faster.
Legacy Modernizer 2020
Winner: CIBG (Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport)
The Legacy Modernizer award is presented to the client which has exhibited exceptional software modernization efforts. CIBG agency (part of the Dutch Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport) is tasked with maintaining health related registers (amongst other legislative tasks). The organization is actively pursuing a long term improvement agenda by taking a pragmatic and iterative approach, replacing older applications with compact and future-proof versions. One clear example of this is the previous Organ Donor Register (Donor) application: its outdated technology was proving inadequate in meeting future demands. CIBG completed the rebuild of the new Organ Donor Register (ADR) within time, quality and budget, by setting clear quality standards and adopting development best practices with its technical partner. ADR is now technically sound, and ready to go live on July 1, 2020. SIG assists CIBG in meeting its improvement targets by regular software assessments and advice on applying best practices in Software Assurance.
Clarinda Dobbelaar, Chief Customer Officer of SIG: “On an annual basis, we want to recognize organizations who have stepped up to create better and healthier software. In 2020, National Bank of Greece, DHL Express and CIBG are examples of how to make a difference in the build quality, reliability and security of application landscapes. SIG’s role is to perform the objective code and architecture measurements and provide recommendations as guidance for the entire development process and software lifecycle. We extend a heartfelt congratulations to all of this year’s winners!”