With the submission of the project "Cash withdrawal with the smartphone", we were named the winner of the Constantinus Award 2020 in the category "Information technology, standard software & cloud services" in autumn 2020. Due to the corona pandemic the official award ceremony took place on January 12, 2021.
Numerous projects from all over Austria were submitted in six different categories. In the two-stage selection and evaluation process, the submitted projects were assessed by a 70-member jury of experts using five groups of criteria. The focus here is not only on profitability and the strengthening of the customer's strategic position, but also on the quality of consulting/solution quality and efficiency.
We are proud to have won the popular price by successfully introducing NFC technology to the ATM and enabling contactless cash withdrawal with a card or an NFC-enabled smartphone.
Due to the degree of innovation of the submitted project and the leading market position of SBS in the area of ATM software, the Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) approved a front-runner grant for the research work in the early phase of the project.
"We are very happy about this award and thank our customers, partners and our employees for the consistent commitment and the enormous willingness to cooperate and innovate. As experts in the field of secure digital solutions, we particularly appreciate this recognition, as it illustrates the importance of digital developments to benefit customer and the success of companies that are ready to drive innovation." (Wolfgang Braunwieser, SBS CEO)
The Constantinus Award 2020 Ceremony was presented in a very special way. SBS CEO Wolfgang Braunwieser (right in picture) and PSA Payment Services Austria CEO Harald Flatscher (project partner, left in picture) were guests in the Puls 4 Studio in Vienna and received the trophy in front of the cameras!
The recording of the award ceremony was then broadcasted for the first time on January 12, 2021 at 7:15 p.m. on television in a special brought by Puls 24. The award ceremony can also be viewed on television on Puls 4 on January 15, 2021 at 11:10 a.m.
Pictures: © Monika Fellner
SBS News: Constantinus Award 2020 R0 en 01/21