1994 - Genis was founded in May of
1994 with the vision of helping companies to modernise their businesses by
re-engineering their information systems and introducing automated group
working in the Lotus Notebook environment. The name Genis summarises our vision
as “general information systems". The name was quickly accepted by our business
partners to mean originality in the approach to development and modernisation
of information systems.
In association with the Faculty of Computing and Information Science
(Dr.Krisper) and Technic faculty from Maribor (Dr.Gyorkos, Dr.Welzer), we
organised several international conferences on “Re-engineering information
systems”. The main focus of these conferences was the introduction of an
engineering approach to development and modernisation of information systems
using contemporary CASE tools at the design stage. The main outcome of these
conferences was the importance of pursuing business objectives and modernise
businesses by introducing information technology.
For automation of working processes,
we selected the most advanced environment, Lotus Notebook, which was at that
time, just beginning to be adopted by large world organizations. Our starting
point was the good personal contacts that company founder and director, Stane
Štefančič, established with leading software developers in the United
In early projects, we acted as
consultants in the modernisation of information systems at: The Triglav
Insurance company, Lek, BATCH, Mura, LIP, Illyria and Rašica. We used CASE
tools and developed programme code to “generate” our business partners’
1996 - In the autumn
of this year, we were involved in the project to modernise the Central
Population Register (CPR), and together with Office of Statistics RS,
Government Centre for Informatics and the Faculty of Computer Science we
developed a data model for the future CPR. At the same time we prepared
strategies to introduce automated group working in the Lotus Notebook
environment, and began installation and introduction of the Lotus Notebook
environment into companies such as LEK and ISKRAEMECO, and financial
organisations such as Triglav Insurance, Dolenjska Bank and Novi
In the following years we substantially increased
the number of associates, scholarships and invited final year students of the
Faculty of Computer Studies to cooperate with us. Lotus regarded us as highly
competent associates and certified us as Advanced Business Partners.
1997 – Further development and use of Lotus Notebook for bespoke
systems, stimulated additional growth of the company. We successfully undertook
computer support and administration of IT at the Rašica company.
We became representatives of the Gartner Group, and
provided the views and opinions of these international analysts, concerning
trends in development, tenders and proposals, to the Slovenian IT
1999 – Based on an
idea by Mark Štefančič, we organised the first GENISVET event and launched the
central motto of our company, "Environmentally friendly information solutions".
2000 – By the end of this year, with a
strengthened workforce, we released the first of our standard information
solutions: e-Invoice, e-IsoDoc, e-TechDoc and e-Proj; e-Invoice was short
listed for best business solution at Lotusphere, the biggest Lotus conference.
e-Invoice was implemented at SAVA, ETI Elektroelement and ETA Cerkno.
cooperation with Ministry of the Internal Affairs and the Faculty for Computing
and Information Science in Ljubljana, we established software support for
management/administration of the Central Population Register. The CPR-VLOP
project brought Genis, the Government Centre for Informatics and the Ministry
of the Interior, a nomination at the European awards for the best information
solution in government administration.
2002 - A strategy for
e-administration was devised in accordance with the Action Plan of the European
Union. Genis presented access to personal civil data, which was an innovation
in the European context.
CPR becomes the central database in e-administration and the main data
repository, which not only processes data but is also a provider of data
services. e–CPR is a solution that enables integration with other state
registers and access to CPR via the internet. e-CPR establishes direct
connection with other public registers such as Republic of Slovenia Tax
Administration, Land Register (Geodesy Administration of RS), Ministry of
Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Ministry of Labour, Family and Social Affairs,
Employment Service; with the Central Securities Clearing Corporation (KDD),
Agency for Public Legal Records and Related Services (AJPES) and with criminal
records data at the Ministry of Justice. Upgrade of the Permanent Population
Register (PPR) and Register of Civil Status (RCS), which are the fundamental
data sources for the CPR, began in the same year.
2004 – Links between
e-CPR and the Register of the Agency for Pension and Disability Allowances were
completed. Within the framework of the project to upgrade RCS and PPR was the
completion of planning for information solutions, and the start of preparations
to build both of these fundamental state registers.
2005 - Completed
development and handover of multiple registers, which are prime data sources
for the Central Population Register: Register of Civil Status, Permanent
Population Register, Register of Foreigners and Register of
2006 - Integration
of CPR with the system of records held by internal affairs administration
initiated the development of the 4th of generation CPR. We began with data
transfer from Oracle data server 8.04 to 10g, and with further optimisation,
provided leading edge, accessible operations for users of the CPR. With
completion of the information system for biometric passports we concluded the
upgrade to the Register of Travel documentation and started preparation for
upgrades of the Property Register and Registers of Territorial Units. We
concluded an upgrade of the Register of Employment Service and Register of