On 11 April 2019, the annual SDS IREG customer group meeting took place in Vienna. Numerous SDS IREG customers seized the opportunity to discuss topics related to the product and the reporting regimes CRS, FATCA and QI with SDS. On the night before, a joint dinner was organised for the participants at the “Salonplafond” restaurant in the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna.
The event did not only reflect current and past developments and challenges, but primarily offered a preview of the innovations planned for the product in the coming months and years. The opportunity of discussion within the product community provides all customers with the option to actively participate in the further development of the product. We are pleased about the valuable input which will help us to customise SDS IREG even more specifically according to the users’ needs and to ensure that it will remain the leading solution for the international exchange of information in the years to come.
The positive feedback on the last as well as the current reporting period was, of course, also very delightful. This feedback encourages us to continue our approach of consistently and continuously enhancing SDS IREG. This development is one of the results of the SDS IREG customer group meetings of the previous years.
The lively exchange of experiences was particularly interesting for many participants. This is the advantage of a multi-faceted community with partly different challenges. The discussions provided insights into the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches and were not limited to the various options of utilisation and parameterisation of SDS IREG, but also covered the environment on a larger scale. This is especially important for SDS in order to gain a detailed understanding of our customers’ varied needs relating to bank-internal processes.
Last but not least, most of the participants gladly accepted our invitation to the “Salonplafond” restaurant. The relaxed atmosphere did not only provide the perfect platform for discussions regarding SDS IREG, but it particularly offered the chance for the participants to get to know each other better. This was, of course, especially interesting for those participants who attended the SDS IREG customer group meeting for the first time. In this context, we are very glad that we could welcome new participants this year as well.
Many thanks to all customers for their participation and the interesting discussions! We are looking forward to welcoming at lot of participants again next year.