Our partners help us finance, design and deliver comprehensive solutions
all over the world.
With over 800 projects implemented in more than 80 countries, CowaterSogema is Canada’s leading international development consultancy. CowaterSogema's primary focus is on achieving long-lasting impact and opportunities for societies around the world through the design and delivery of projects that address the public, socio-economic and infrastructure challenges of developing and emerging countries. After more than 32 years in operation, CowaterSogema has establish itself as a global leader in state modernization, sustainable economic growth, gender equality and climate change resilience.
Together, we cover every aspect of your journey towards improved public financial management, from fiscal reforms to designing smart solutions to drive revenue and ensure accountability of public resources. We bring a truly unique global expertise to modernizing public finances.
Learn more about CowaterSogema: www.cowatersogema.com
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The World Bank is not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development. Sogema Technologies is proud to have been selected to work on a number of Tax Administration projects for the World Bank.
The World Bank provides low-interest loans, zero to low-interest credits, and grants to developing countries. These support a wide array of investments in areas such as: education, health, public administration, infrastructure, financial and private sector development, agriculture, and environmental and natural resource management. Some projects are co-financed with governments, other multilateral institutions, commercial banks, export credit agencies, and private sector investors.
Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada
The department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Canada (FATDC) is a department of the Canadian Government whose mandate is to manage Canada’s diplomatic and consular relations, encouraging the country’s international trade and development, as well as providing humanitarian assistance. Prior to its consolidation within FATDC, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funded the implementation of SIGTAS and the training of local tax administrators in Mali.
Department for International Development, United Kingdom
The Department for International Development (DFID) is a branch of the British Government, providing among other things; international development assistance in the form of project financing. DFID funding was crucial for the implementation of the VAT system in Afghanistan.
DFID is a leader in the UK’s efforts to end extreme poverty. Their goal is to reduce the requirement for international aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies occur. DFID spends nearly £1 billion a year on wealth creation programs in poor countries. These programs include financing through grants, loans and other financial instruments to cover activities such as: improving infrastructure, water sanitation, agricultural development and innovation.
African Development Bank Group
The African Development Bank, one of the 5 major development banks in Africa, is an important financial partner of Sogema Technologies. It provides financing for a number of Sogema Technologies' projects in Africa. For example, AfDB financed the implementation of SIGTAS, our tax administration solution, at the Large Taxpayer Office of Madagascar. The Bank provides funding as a grant or as a concessional loan to the beneficiary countries who receive products and services from Sogema Technologies.
The overall objective of the AfDB group is to support the individual and collective economic development of African countries as well as to nurture social progress throughout Africa. To do this, they invest in public and private projects as well as in programs designed to reduce poverty and to improve living conditions. Fighting poverty is at the heart of the Bank’s efforts to assist the continent in establishing sustainable economic growth.
United Nations Office for Project Services
The United Nations Offices for Project Services (UNOPS) supports many projects around the world, including some of Sogema Technologies' projects. For instance, a study on database integration in the field of human resources in Benin was commissioned by UNOPS.
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peace-building, humanitarian and development projects around the world. UNOPS provides project management, procurement and infrastructure services to governments, donors and UN organizations, such as the Government of Haiti, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID).
Canadian Commercial Corporation
A Crown corporation of the Government of Canada, the Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) acts as Canada’s international contracting and procurement agency. CCC is an important technical and financial partner for Sogema Technologies. The CCC is able to finance projects and significantly reduce the time between the expression of a client’s project needs and the implementation of a project. CCC is engaged with Sogema Technologies on an important project that proposes to implement smart water meters with an IT system in order to manage and invoice water consumption.
CCC connects international government buyers with Canadian expertise then facilitates and negotiates government-to-government contracts. Their strong relationships with international buyers and their access to Canada’s innovative industrial base put them in a unique position to promote international trade.
Export Development Canada
Export Development Canada is Canada’s export credit agency and is a major financial partner for Sogema Technologies. It insures the majority of Sogema Technologies' international book of accounts receivables and allows Sogema Technologies to receive financing from Canadian Banks. EDC also supports Sogema Technologies by providing letters of guarantee to our international clients.
EDC’s mandate is to support and develop Canada’s export trade by helping Canadian companies respond to international business opportunities. They are a self-financing, Crown corporation that operates at arm’s length from the Government.
Sogema Technologies partners with Oracle to bring customers one of the world’s best databases, as well as other Oracle products, such as Oracle Fusion middleware, Oracle Weblogic, Oracle Glassfish and Oracle Reports. Oracle has provided a SIGTAS architecture that has been designed to ensure reliability, security and high performance. Oracle products are highly flexible to handle any increase in the use of the system and a clustered architecture enables the addition of concurrent users as required.
Sogema Technologies partners with HVR software to provide high volume replication software supporting data logs for all changes in the databases. For example, the integration of SIGTAS with relational and BI databases. HVR simplifies the complex challenges of real-time data integration through an easy-to-use graphical user interface and an innovative architecture. Customers can set one or more standby environments and keep the standby systems in sync through real-time log-based capture. In the event of a power failure or hardware failure, the SIGTAS & HVR solution can mitigate, if not eliminate, the cost of downtime.