04 Oct First prize for cosmoONE at the 2022 WITSA Global Innovation & Technology Excellence Awards
cosmoONE, a SOFTONE Group company, received the top international distinction for the application of management of requests for production from RES
The first prize at the 2022 WITSA Global Innovation & Technology Excellence Awards in the Sustainable Growth / Circular Economy (Private Sector/NGO) category was won by cosmoONE for the “System for Submitting and Managing Applications for Energy Producer Certification from RES (Renewable Energy Sources) and CHP (High-Efficiency Electricity-Heat Cogeneration)’’.
This is the 2nd international award for cosmoONE – within a few years, at the leading technology institution organized annually by the World Information and Services Association (WITSA), as it was preceded by its award in 2017 in the same category for the eAuction System for Energy Products.
The “System for Submitting and Managing Applications for Energy Producer Certification from RES”, was designed and developed in 2020 for the needs of Greek RAE (Regulatory Energy Authority), with the aim of effectively dealing with the accumulated crowd and the complexity of managing production applications from RES. Its implementation took place in record time, incorporating all the necessary procedures, from the submission of the initial request to the automatic creation and posting of decisions in DIAUGIA. The system supports twelve (12) more in-cycle and out-of-cycle modification procedures, such as change of installed capacity, change of polygon boundaries, divisions and mergers, transfers, renewals and revocations, changes of seat, legal representative, etc. At the same time, it introduced several innovations for the first time in RAE, including connections with TAXIS, DIAS, DIAUGIA and DAPEEP systems, as well as with RAE’s GIS system.
The CEO of cosmoONE, Mr. Thanasis Petmezas, who received the award at the award ceremony that took place as part of the 26th World Congress on Innovation & Technology (Penang, Malaysia, September 13-15), said: “The company’s recognition and the solutions it develops and offers in the energy sector, from independent bodies abroad, is a great honor for us, especially when this recognition is expressed with two awards in a few years. We are particularly happy and proud of our contribution, through our systems and applications, to the promotion of RES projects and the achievement of the goals of the National Energy and Climate Plan, facilitating the implementation of investments for licensing projects of total power 40+ GW.”.
cosmoONE, a company of the SOFTONE Group of Companies, has been providing electronic procurement services for Public and Private Sector entities since 2001. Its solutions cover the entire spectrum of the supply chain, from electronic procurement request recording, electronic market research and electronic tendering, to electronic auction negotiation and electronic ordering. All its applications are provided as a service and can be interconnected with the IT systems of the companies served. cosmoONE’s services have been distinguished with 16 awards, while the company has established itself as a specialized provider of B2B eCommerce, with a decisive contribution to the formation and development of the market.
SOFTONE Group is one of the largest technology ecosystems in Greece and SE Europe, that includes six leading brands (SoftOne, UNISOFT, PROSVASIS, Regate, IMPACT and cosmoONE), currently employing more than 450 technology and business professionals.
The companies of the Group focus on the development of business and accounting software solutions, innovative cloud services, enterprise mobility applications and electronic invoicing and procurement solutions, having earned numerous awards and distinctions for their innovation and contribution in supporting the digital transformation process of companies.
The Group’s applications and solutions are used by more than 75,000 enterprises in Greece and several international markets (Cyprus, Romania, Bulgaria), and they are supported through a wide (+600) Channel Partners Network. Following its ongoing strategic commitment to innovation, powered by cutting-edge cloud technologies, SOFTONE GROUP is today the undisputed leader in the Greek Cloud-based solutions market and a decisive player in SE Europe with more than 50,000 Cloud (SaaS) installations. Additionally, SOFTONE Group is the largest e-invoicing, supply chain and B2B solutions provider in Greece. The high adoption of the Group’s product and services portfolio has formed the largest ecosystem of B2B solutions in the Greek market, interconnecting more than 350,000 companies.
Leading the advances in digital transformation, SOFTONE Group’s priority and commitment is the ongoing investment in cutting-edge solutions that yield businesses high added value at low cost, making digital transformation affordable and feasible for any enterprise.
WITSA Awards, WITSA and SEPE
The WITSA Global Innovation & Technology Excellence Awards are organized by WITSA (World Information Technology and Services Alliance) and are awarded at the annual IT World Congress with the aim of honoring organizations that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in the use of Information and Communication Technologies for the benefit of Society, the Government, any business or sector of activity and emerging digital markets.
WITSA is a consortium of more than 80 Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry associations from economies around the world. As the global voice of the IT industry, WITSA is committed to supporting policies that promote the growth and development of the industry, facilitating international trade and investment in IT products and services, strengthening WITSA’s national industry associations through the exchange knowledge, experience and critical information. It provides its members with a vast network of contacts in almost every geographic region of the world and hosts the IT World Congress, the only global IT event sponsored by the industry. Founded in 1978 and originally known as the World Computing Services Industry Association, WITSA takes an increasingly active advocacy role on international public policy issues affecting the creation of a strong global information infrastructure.
SEPE (Association of IT & Communications Companies of Greece), as a member of WITSA, helps to promote Greek IT and communications companies around the world.