The new branch reinforces Closer’s international focus and joins the existing offices in the UK, Brazil and Portugal. The goal is to start implementing its solutions in this geography (especially Advanced Analytics), to leverage existing skilled resources and to provide technological support to the group.

In order to meet the strict requirements of the Bank of Portugal, optimize processes and provide better customer service, Millennium BCP implemented a differentiated Digital Price List solution in all its branches (around 700). Developed by Closer’s Digital Signage business unit, the Digital Price List eliminates the constraints associated with paper-based processes, allows automatic and real-time updates on the web and branches, greatly reduces the cost and administrative workload (estimated savings of €230.000 euros in every 5 years), improves user experience, ensures compliance with current regulations and functions as a powerful marketing tool (first digital merchandising support in the Portuguese banking). Case Study [PT]

In 2016, Closer expects to achieve a record of 50% in revenues across borders and to continue to capitalize on the innovation made in Portugal. Offering´s wise, the main focus will be in Advanced Analytics, Big Data and Business Intelligence. The year 2015's highlights were the acquisition of the British company Red Zebra Analytics, the entry in the Asian market and the move to a brand new office with twice the working space in Lisbon.

To address our national and international growth, we have an ongoing recruitment program with 12 vacancies already open and another 28 for the next six months, not only for Portugal but also for projects in Germany, Spain, England, Denmark, Sweden, and Brazil.

We were invited to participate in the Global SME Finance Forum 2015, focused on sharing knowledge and disruptive technologies that can accelerate the investment and competitiveness of small and medium enterprises. Closer/Red Zebra will be speaker and exhibitor with its Advanced Analytics area.

Closer has acquired 100% of Red Zebra Analytics - an English company that has created a new type of loyalty program named 3D OFFERS. 3D OFFERS is a system that allows Merchants to place cash-back offers in the digital banking environment, in a way that is highly sensitive to customer needs and compliant with restrictive data and privacy protection policies.