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The Gratex Story

1991

GraTex founded in Bratislava, Slovakia

WORD Perfect distribution

license to sell and support Word Perfect software.

1991

1992

VÚB

Implementation of administrative workflow automation in one of the largest commercial banks in Czechoslovakia.

WordPerfect in CEE

Gratex became the largest distributor of WordPerfect in the CEE region (based on license sales volume).

1993

1993

Multimedia

In addition to development of localized fonts and printer drivers, software distribution, publishing and services, Gratex expanded in the area of digital multimedia.

First computer generated animation music video clip

GraMedia, a subsidiary of GraTex, produced an award-winning video clip for a top ten radio chart song, “Balada o štyroch koňoch”, by leading Slovak jazzman Peter Lipa. It was the first fully computer-generated animation music video clip in Slovakia and was awarded by the Slovak Music Academy.

1994

1994

Microsoft

Gratex selected the Microsoft platform for its future software development. NSP – the policy administration system in Slovenská poistovňa (the largest insurance company in Slovakia at the time, with a 70% market share) was its first enterprise system developed on the Microsoft technology platform.

Computer Generated Video Clips

Gratex delivered the first-ever computer-generated video clips.

1994

1995

Developer support

Gratex launched a Developers Support Center on the Microsoft Platform and became one of the first certified solution providers for Microsoft in Slovakia.

Bill Gates

Meeting between Bill Gates and Gratex in Bratislava.

1995

1995

Microsoft Exchange

Gratex implemented a communication platform across Slovenská poistovňa. It was (then) the largest implementation of MS Exchange in Europe.

Realshop.sk

The first IT & Tech on-line store in Slovakia – founded by Gratex.

1997

1997

IBM

Gratex became the first IBM Software Development vendor in Slovakia.

Gratex International a.s.

Transformation into a joint-stock company. The GraTex brand transformed to Gratex International, reflecting the evolution from a graphical design studio to full life cycle software development house.

1998

1998

Microsoft Authorized Support Center

Gratex founded the first ever Support Center for MS in Slovakia.

NSP

A new insurance information system based on Microsoft.net rolled out in the subsidiaries of Slovenská poisťovňa.

1998

1998

Gratex Media Planner

Implementation of the first advertisement broadcasting planning system for radio Twist.

inZine

launch of the first professional online magazine in Slovakia.

1999

1999

Slovak Television

New graphical design and logo for Slovak TV.

Gratex International AUST Pty Ltd

The first Slovak investment in Australia, a joint-venture established in Sydney.

2000

2000

SkyEurope (USA)

One of the first international projects of Gratex, the ERP system in a low-cost airline.

Gratex Knowledge Office.NET

Award-winning enterprise solution based on the Microsoft platform in Slovakia and Czech Republic.

2001

2003

Ministry of Interior

Gratex was awarded its first contract at the Slovak Ministry of Interior – to develop solutions for the Slovak MoI – Registry of Inhabitants and Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Personal Documents in EU format

Gratex built a system for production and distribution of official state travel documents and driving licenses in the EU format.

2004

2004

UNIUS

New generation underwriting system for Allianz – a Slovak Insurance Company.

Social Insurance Company

Gratex delivered an Accident & Health Insurance information system to the government-owned social insurance provider.

2004

2004

PIS

New underwriting system for Eximbanka (Export & Import Bank of Slovakia).

2nd Pension Pillar in Slovakia

Gratex built an information system for the Allianz Pension Fund for policy and commissions management.

2004

2005

Certificate of Quality

Gratex was granted an ISO 2001:2000 certificate, one of the first companies in Slovakia to get one, later followed by ISO 27001 and accreditation of the National Security Bureau to deal with sensitive and confidential information.

DMS

Digital Transformation in Allianz Slovenská poisťovňa – a new document management system.

2006

2006

Schengen Information System

Implementation of a national interface for the Schengen IS – for the Ministry of Interior.

Software Development in Australia

Gratex expanded in the area of bespoke software systems development in Australia, focusing on the insurance segment.

2007

2008

UPM at Protecsure

The first underwriting system in Australia implemented.

UNIUS project completed

All legacy systems of Allianz Slovenská poisťovňa migrated to the Gratex UNIUS platform.

2008

2009

Pet Insurance

Gratex Australia was granted a contract to build an underwriting system for Petsure, Hollard’s pet insurance arm in Australia.

Reinsurance

UNIUS Reinsurance rolled out in Allianz Tiriac Asigurari in Romania. The first international project of Gratex within the Allianz Group.

2011

2011

South Korea

Gratex was granted a contract on an NG&IS project for Allianz Life Korea, in consortium with Samsung SDS. The project was delivered in 2014.

Allianz Managed Operations & Services

Implementation of a project in Russia, for OJSC IC Allianz, in partnership with the Allianz software development team in Austria.

2012

2012

e-Government in Slovakia

Gratex delivered the foundation for the new e-government services systems at the Ministry of Interior – the Registry of Natural Persons, New National Vehicle Registry, System for Central Register and the Central Residence Registration Office.

Homeland Security II

Gratex delivered the second generation of the Schengen Information System, developed and implemented Tracking Systems for Vehicles, Firearms, Persons and Documents.

2012

2013

GT Insurance

The Heavy Motor underwriting system launched in one of the largest underwriting agencies in Australia, a joint-venture with Alllianz Australia.

Southern Cross

The first customer in New Zealand – the pet insurance underwriting system at Southern Cross NZ.

2013

2014

UPM2

A new generation of the underwriting process management suite (UPM) for underwriting agencies launched in Australia and New Zealand.

ANZIIF Innovation of the Year Award

Gratex UPM (the underwriting process management software suite) named a winner of the Australia and New Zealand Institute of Insurance and Finance (ANZIIF) annual award, in the category of Innovation.

2014

2014

IAG Agencies

Gratex selected to build UPM2 underwriting system for Accident & Health International in Australia.

MTPL in Azerbaijan

A new MTPL claims system implemented for the Insurance Bureau of Azerbaijan.

2015

2015

United Kingdom

First implementation of an underwriting information system in the UK – a new modern bike insurance product for Gator/Velosure.

PROFsme

Gratex delivered the platform for the State Institute of Vocational Education, which assists in career guidance and counselling in primary and secondary education.

2015

2017

New Generation System for Allianz

Gratex finalized the upgrade of the Allianz Slovenská poisťovňa’s back-end system (from Oracle Forms-based 2-tier architecture to a modern 3-tier architecture based on Oracle DB, Java business layer and DoJo Front End).

Manchester Underwriting Management Ltd.

Contract signed for implementation of an insurance underwriting system with one of the largest underwriting companies.

2017

2017

SURA Australia

Gratex was awarded a contract to migrate 20 legacy systems of one of the largest underwriting agency clusters in Australia.

UPM2 in Czech Republic

Implementation of the UPM2 suite in Poisťovna VZP a.s.

2018

2018

Social Insurance Company

Accident & Health insurance information system upgraded.

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