AWARDS, TRIBUTES

GOLD MEDAL – CONSTANTINUS INTERNATIONAL AWARD (2013)

The Consortium led by Vialto Consulting won the gold medal of the ICMCI (International Council of Management Consulting Institutes) with its application titled “World-class Method in Agricultural Statistics and Outstanding Client Satisfaction”.

Project title: “Technical Assistance and Data Collection for Strengthening the Statistical Capacity of MFAL (Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock)”.

The project was co-funded by the European Union and the Republic of Turkey.

Project duration: January 2011 – September 2012

Previous Prizes:

  • First place of the Gabriel Al-Salem International Consulting Excellence Award in the category of Consultancy Project of the Year 2012

Teamwork in the Olive Groves

The award is a recognition of the value of high quality consulting service carried out in close cooperation with the client. It rewards both client satisfaction and innovative consultancy work resulting in tangible performance improvement.

One of the key project tasks, the development of a method for counting olive trees, was accomplished by the international team of experts with a result outperforming the client’s expectations. The international consortium led by Vialto Consulting involved experts from Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, Serbia and Turkey. The project was financed through the EuropeAid / IPA funds.

Thanks to the Turkish-Hungarian cultural understanding, cooperation with the beneficiary institutions was outstanding during the project, which in turn contributed to successful project implementation.

Statistical Method Exceeding EU Requirements

The computer method for counting olive trees, developed as the result of the project, exceeds EuroStat requirements by giving results with 98.5% accuracy. The method can be applied on a wide scale and with minor modifications it can be used for other crops as well.

The project also managed to set up efficient and well-functioning coordination mechanisms between the Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock and TurkStat in order to ensure the implementation of integration / consolidation action plans.

The project’s main added value for the beneficiary was in developing the MFAL staff’s surveying and agricultural data analysis competencies in line with EU standards and requirements and training all involved agricultural stakeholders to master the statistical methods and techniques.

SILVER MEDAL – CONSTANTINUS INTERNATIONAL AWARD (2013)

The consortium led by Vialto Consulting has won the silver medal of the ICMCI (International Council of Management Consulting Institutes) with the application titled Promoting Macedonia’s EU Accession by Strengthening Security Capabilities.

 

Name of project: Technical Assistance to the Implementation of TETRA phase 2 for the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Macedonia.

Project funded by the European Union / IPA programme.

Project duration: July 2010 – February 2013

Hungarians support the Macedonian EU accession – High value added ICT knowledge exportt

The aim of the project was to provide overall support to extending the TETRA-1 system and planning the integration of the new system with existing systems in order to achieve nationwide homogenous PMR coverage suitable for serving all user organizations in a professional and secure way.

Significance of the project: strengthening integrated border management and security capabilities of Macedonia in accordance with EU requirements.

Vialto Consulting was the leader of the consortium of Hungarian, Macedonian and international experts responsible for successful project implementation. This export of high value added ICT knowledge further improves the reputation of Hungarian ICT professionals.

Determined fieldwork on rocky mountaintops and legal labyrinths

The award is an acknowledgement of the added value of our consultancy work: during evaluation client satisfaction and innovative consultancy work were the two main aspects taken into account.

During the project we provided overall support to extending the nationwide PMR coverage:

  • Systems design of the extension of the existing TETRA-1 system, supporting the procurement, controlling implementation
  • Conducting a full survey of more than 50 potential sites, preparing the full authorisation documentation of selected sites (in a complex and dynamically changing legal environment)
  • Achieving nationwide homogenous PMR coverage suitable for serving all user organizations in a professional and secure way
  • Ensuring full integration between new and existing systems
  • Laying the foundations for the complete overhaul of inner communications of police forces in order to serve the entire institutional system

Project outcomes:

  • Drastic increase of PMR coverage: 80% for vehicle mounted radios (VMRs) and 60% for handheld radios (HPRs), 95% for public coverage
  • Ensuring full network integration of TETRA-1 and TETRA-2
  • Providing overall supervision and support during planning, procurement and turnkey implementation
  • High return on EU investment by thorough cost-benefit analysis and modelling, and objective evaluation of development scenarios
  • The improved efficiency of police forces (state, traffic, border, special police forces) strengthens Macedonia’s ability to investigate and counteract illegal activities. This has a positive impact on the country’s market position and reputation.
  • Another added value is that the telecommunication infrastructure of the service provider has been aligned with requirements concerning high reliability and IT security in a cost effective manner.

“EXCELLENT CONSULTANT OF THE YEAR” AWARD – BUDAPEST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY (BKIK) (2012)

In March 2012 the Budapest Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BKIK) selected Áron Nemes and Vialto Consulting for the “Excellent Consultant of the Year” Award.

The award was given to Vialto based on our successful ERP supplier selection project for our Macedonian client, AD ELEM..

The project was implemented in close cooperation with Daten-Kontor, our consortium partner.

The specification and the implementation of an ERP system is a task strictly defined by international standards and best practices which requires specific expertise. Vialto’s competitive advantage and main added value during the project was the use of the DRAPP (Detailed Requirement Analysis and Parallel Planning) methodology for supplier selection, developed previously by our consultants and tailored according to the client’s needs.

The point of the methodology is to involve the pre-selected 2-4 potential suppliers in a pilot cooperation or, in some cases, a pilot project, which aims to carry out a systems analysis preparing the ERP implementation. Thanks to its flexibility, the DRAPP methodology can be applied in various settings both in the private and the public sector and can be accommodated with all types of procurement processes, including a multi-stage public procurement. The methodology tangibly improves the results of any operational development program with a high level of cooperation, like in the case of AD ELEM.

The main advantages of the solution for our client were the multi-step, continuously extending systems analysis, the availability of options and getting to know the potential suppliers thoroughly, which helped the client to precisely define their needs and to prepare for the change.

Key success factors of an implementation project are identifying the risks, estimating the costs and the duration. This was all possible before the final submission of tenders thanks to the detailed requirement specification and precise expectations, which also helped the potential suppliers to create a real price competition.

SILVER MEDAL – CONSTANTINUS INTERNATIONAL AWARD (2011)

The second best consultancy project in 2011 is from Hungary.

Vialto Consulting was internationally acknowledged for increasing the operational efficiency of the Educational Authority (OH).

The success of the project greatly relied on the close cooperation between the experts of the Educational Authority and Vialto Consulting. In September the project won the silver medal of ICMCI’s (International Council of Management Consulting Institutes) Constantinus International Award.

The following excerpt about the project is from an article published in Világgazdaság:

The whole article can be read online HERE.

“Simultaneous improvement of operational efficiency and customer satisfaction. This was the aim and the outcome of the reforms concerning the Educational Authority’s (OH) business processes. The success of the project greatly relied on the close cooperation between the experts of the Educational Authority and a Hungarian consultancy, Vialto Consulting. In September the project won the silver medal of ICMCI’s (International Council of Management Consulting Institutes) Constantinus International Award.

“The efficiency of the relevant process has increased by an average 18%” said Zita Magyar, the leader of the development project. “Furthermore, the number of errors has been reduced to almost zero as a result of more efficient work organisation and the sound use of the new IT solution. Due to these changes the Authority is now able to handle 38% more requests with a smaller staff and without overtime or delays.”

During the project OH’s and Vialto Consulting’s experts involved the customers of the Authority in focus group interviews to gain insight. In the meantime they also analysed and redesigned OH’s business processes, following the principles of the Lean methodology. They introduced the “single administrator model”, according to which each incoming request has a single owner who is responsible for following through the execution of the process. The experts were also leading the development of a new supporting IT system, which reports the actual status of each case.”

(The second best consultancy project in 2011 is from Hungary. Világgazdaság, 2011.10.06.)

​1ST PLACE – GABRIEL AL-SALEM INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN CONSULTING (2012)

International award for the Hungarian-led consortium: World-class Method in Agricultural Statistics and Outstanding Client Satisfaction

Turkish-Hungarian friendship – Hungarians support Turkey’s EU accession

Vialto Consulting won the International Award for Excellence in Consulting with its successful Turkish project. In 2012 the management and IT consultancy won the first place of the Gabriel Al-Salem International Award for Excellence in Consulting in “Consulting Project of the Year” category. Vialto Consulting’s award-winning project aimed to improve the quality of agricultural data by developing data providers’ capacity. The development meant to promote the harmonisation of the statistics branch with EU accession criteria.

Csapatmunka az olajfaligetben

The award is a recognition of the value of high quality consulting service carried out in close cooperation with the client. It rewards both client satisfaction and innovative consultancy work resulting in tangible performance improvement. One of the key project tasks, the development of a method for counting olive trees, was accomplished by the international team of experts with a result outperforming the client’s expectations. The international consortium led by Vialto Consulting involved experts from Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, Serbia and Turkey. The project was financed through the EuropeAid / IPA funds. Thanks to the Turkish-Hungarian cultural understanding, cooperation with the beneficiary institutions was outstanding during the project and contributed to its successes.

Statistical Method Exceeding EU Requirements

The computer method for counting olive trees, developed as the result of the project, exceeds EuroStat requirements by giving results with 98.5% accuracy. The method can be applied on a wide scale and with minor modifications it can be used for other crops as well. The project also managed to set up efficient and well-functioning coordination mechanisms between the Turkish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock and TurkStat in order to ensure the implementation of integration / consolidation action plans.

Press coverage available (in Hungarian) HERE

NATIONAL CHAMPION – GABRIEL AL-SALEM FOUNDATION – INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING EXCELLENCE AWARD 2019
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INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MANAGEMENT CONSULTING INSTITUTES – CONSTANTINUS AWARD NATIONAL CHAMPION OF HUNGARY (2018)

Project title: “Support to access to right on protection of personal data”

The project was funded by the European Union.

Project duration: November 2015 – April 2018

In the Project, Vialto supported Macedonian Directorate for Personal Data Protection and the Legislator with our comprehensive approach on different stakeholder levels:

  • Citizens: Conducting awareness-raising campaign about their rights for the protection of personal data
  • Data controllers: Motivating organizations to control personal data in a responsible way, providing new methodologies, guides and consultation platforms
  • Institutional framework: Developing of data protection and communication strategy, action plan and implementation criteria for 2017-2022; Developing framework and methodology for efficient data protection audits and reviews; Conducting specific data management cases (e.g. general elections) in a proper way by applying EU best practices
  • Regulatory framework: revision of existing data protection legislation under the new GDPR; drafting new legislation