European eGovernment Awards
The new Hunting License Renewal function on the MULTIBANCO ATM network, available since 2007, was honoured with the best European eGovernment award in 2008.
Developed by SIBS for the National Forest Authority of Portugal, the winning function endows easy and convenient access to renewing hunting licenses at any one of the 13.500 ATMs in the MULTIBANCO network. Hunters can purchase their licenses using their hunter cards and taxpayer identification numbers in order to allow for the prompt issuing of a regional or national license. The project, included in SIMPLEX administrative modernization programme, streamlines the annual licensing process, hitherto carried out at the General Directorate of Forestry Resources Offices or at Hunting Organization branches.
The European eGovernment Awards is a European Commission initiative aimed at supporting the implementation of European eGovernment policies and strategies identifying the best IT and communication solutions implemented by European public companies.
MB NET picks up NAVEGANTES XXXI award
This award is sponsored by ACEPI – the Association of E-trade and Interactive Advertising and awarded in recognition of whatever is best in the Portuguese eCommerce and digital marketing sectors.
As security represents a critical issue to those buying online, in 2001, SIBS launched MB NET, an innovative and totally free service, that ensures secure payments on the Internet with any bank card (credit or Debt) and at any store/outlet.
MULTIBANCO has in recent years been distinguished as Portuguese brand of excellence by Superbrands.
This award comes in recognition of the SIBS commitment to promoting the Portuguese quality of life.
Founded in 1985, the MULTIBANCO service has long since been a constant in our lifes, always striving to provide new functions that allow for greater freedom, time and quality of life.
Computerworld & CIO
In 2013, the “Viva Parking” solution developed by OTLIS – the Transport Operators of Lisbon Region and EMEL in a partnership with SIBS won in the “Transports” category in this IDG Communications initiative to distinguish the most innovative IT projects in Portugal, Spain and Latin America. The “Viva Parking” card offers citizens a more convincing, totally safe, easily rechargeable at any ATM parking payment system allowing for parking in areas with parking meters without the worry of paying by coins.
In 2013, MULTIBANCO picked up the Inclusion Award in the area of “Accessibility” from CRID – the Centre of Social Inclusion Resources at the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.