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Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

 

"I just wanted to reiterate the extremely positive response we had at the Energy Labelling ADCO meeting held in Dublin to the new ELS labelling inspection system. Delegates were super-impressed. Just to note for those who do not know about the ADCO – this is the meeting of my counterparts from different Member States – I think 22 different countries were represented along with the European Commission at this meeting. The chair of the meeting took the unusual step of asking it to be noted in the minutes that SEAI was to be congratulated for all the hard work and expertise that had gone into developing the system.  

I was lucky enough to be presenting and took the plaudits on the day but of course recognise that credit for developing the system is shared amongst quite a few people within SEAI and indeed OpenSky. So I just wanted to pass on the sentiments of the meeting to all those who played a part – and indeed a big “thank you” from me as well".

Tim Stokes

Programme Manager – Market Surveillance

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

 


 

Cork Institute of Technology


“The portal is helping us provide rich information to our faculty management team in a timely, consistent and interactive manner. Ultimately, this is enabling us to understand the student experience in detail and create a platform for maximising student achievement and retention by identifying previously unseen opportunities for continuous improvement,” he said. “It will become even more important over time as it is used to integrate wider data sets and support crossprocess decision-making and predicting outcomes.”

Michael Loftus, Head of Faculty of Engineering and Science

 

  “To try and make information available on a much broader scale, we started a project to create an enterprise reporting portal that could be accessed initially by all senior management in one faculty, but eventually by all CIT staff who required information to make decisions,” he said.“Our mission with this project was to get the right information to the right people at the right time.”

“We are seeing an increased interest in data, the value of data, the quality of data and the importance of data. Our users are asking for more information and this is a really good thing,” he said. Perhaps the biggest indicator of the project’s success is the strength of the partnership forged between Microsoft, opensky and CIT. “We look forward to working with opensky on the next steps in our BI roadmap, including SharePoint enhancements,”

said Jonathan McCarthy identified a more immediate impact.

Jonathan McCarthy, Head of IT Department at Cork Institute of Technology

 


 

Microsoft

'The creation of mobile solutions like SATIS are clinical Line Of Business applications, supported by enterprise IT sysems and are mobilised with a simple user interface, will prove transformative in how IT services are consumed by end users'

Denis Condon

Account Technology Strategist, Microsoft Ireland

 


 

Irelands National Transport Authority 

"iCabs is a system, delivered through an iPhone, developed specifically for the National Transport Authority's Compliance Team. iCabs allows each Compliance Officer to validate each small public  service vehicle licence (in excess of 50,000 licence entries), record all regulatory checks, create notes on each licence and issue Fixed Charge Penalties when required. iCabs is the main tool of the Compliance Officer's work and provides an excellent system for each officer to receive and provide up-to-the-minute information on every licence holder. Without iCABS, Compliance Officers would be unable to complete their tasks efficiently." 

Compliance Manager, Irelands National Transport Authority 

 


 

Eolas International Research

 Eolas International Research

 

“Working with opensky was :  a co-operation project between Eolas and the opensky development team. From our initial requirements document and screen mockups,OpenSky were able to work with our database team to build the backend synchronisation process which compliments the App. opensky’s knowledge of the Android OS allowed us to push the boundaries of the App by utilising the onboard MySql on the devices. “ 

Dave Dilloughery - IT Manager at Eolas International Research 

 


 

Norfolk County Council

Northfolk County Council

 

 “We had been using a legacy system for abandoned vehicles management; however this had become slow and un-reliable. opensky’s Abandoned Vehicle Administration System has allowed our staff to simply and effectively manage the abandoned vehicles process across all seven Waste Collection Authorities in Norfolk.”

Julie Hurn - Technical Support Manager, Residual Waste Services – Norfolk County Council

 


 

 Lloydspharmacy

Lloydspharmacy

 

“We first approached OpenSky to develop a stock management application. From the outset, OpenSky demonstrated total commitment to understanding our requirements, challenging us at times to ensure that the end result was 100% fit for purpose. What particularly impressed us was not just the quality of the work, which was first class, but the friendliness and total professionalism of their staff, particularly their willingness to help in additional areas that they were not contractually obligated to do.  They were never too busy to help.


The result of this collaboration was that the business received a brand new system which was both intuitive and easy to use and contributed to a general increase in stock management efficiency and accuracy across our business.
As this project was so successful, we have since commissioned other projects and through their support we’re happy to say the quality of work and the professionalism of their staff has remained first rate.”

Les Wolski - Lloydspharmacy IT project manager

 


 

Enterprise Ireland 

Enterprise Ireland

“In 2011 Enterprise Ireland issued a request for tender from suitable qualified companies for the supply and implementation of a budget management system as the legacy system in use had reached its end of life cycle. The budget management solution would be an integral component of Enterprise Irelands budgeting/reporting framework and crucial in the delivery of key financial information. The key functional requirements included the preparation of the annual budget, preparation of monthly management accounts, departmental budget monitoring and variance analysis. Other critical aspects of the solution would be that it was cost effective, user-friendly, fast, and intuitive.

Following the review of the market responses to the tender EI selected OpenSky as partner to develop and implement a bespoke solution. OpenSky had a first rate understanding of our requirements and quickly set about developing the solution. Phase one of the project involved developing the budget data collection tool.

OpenSky used functional specifications, technical analysis and prototype releases during this phase each of which facilitated effective progress. The budget data collection solution delivered is user-friendly, fast and meets with all our functional requirements. The tool is now used extensively throughout the organisations national and international network of departments for budget data preparation and submission. Feedback from end users of the budget data collection tool has been very positive.


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hase two of the project involved the implementation and delivery of the reporting services and again the system OpenSky implemented was an excellent fit with our specified requirements. The solution leveraged elements of our existing technology infrastructure and interfaced seamlessly with our accounting system.

Significant benefits have been achieved, notably in the streamlined administration the departmental budget reports, user and security management, and enhanced BI capabilities e.g. excel cube reporting for variance analysis, drilling to transactional detail. As with the budget data collection tool, feedback from end users of the reporting services has been very positive.

OpenSky made it easy to do business with them by being very precise in showing us how they were going to meet our requirements. They implemented the agreed solution quickly and with minimal interruption to our business process. Their support and service level agreement in place has been excellent and the OpenSky support team have been very efficient in responding to questions or enhancement requests.

I highly recommend the Navigate system developed by OpenSky"

Bernard Folan - Section Manager, Responsible for Global Budget

Co-ordination, Enterprise Ireland

 


 

Cork City Council

 Cork City Council

 

“Cork City Council is keen to develop Digital First initiatives in relation to our service provision. To aid this we have developed a dynamic relationship with OpenSky Data over the past two years. Strategic Applications delivered as part of this relationship include Choice Based Letting, Public Representations and the development of our Corporate CRM solution. We enjoy a creative and results orientated partnership with OpenSky Data

Gerard Desmond, Applications and Database Section - ICT and Business Process Improvement - Cork City Council

 


 

National Transport Authority

National Transport Authority

 

“Partnering with OpenSky Data Systems has enhanced greatly the flexibility and capability of the NTA's resource model enabling us to rapidly develop and deploy cost effective digital transport solutions such as Real-Time Passenger Information and Taxi  Industry Management Tools amongst many others. OpenSky’s investment in learning about the NTA’s business context and strategic vision has cemented the partnership model and has paid dividends at all stages of the development process.”

Philip l’Estrange, Director of Finance & ICT at Irelands - National Transport Authority