The United States is the Focus of Our New Initiatives
Daniel Espinosa, EDICOM’s country director for the USA, explains the role EDICOM plays in one of the most important technological markets in the world.
It’s been six years since EDICOM made the jump to the United States. In 2009, the company opened its new headquarters in New York with the objective to continue to provide a global service to major European customers whose information centers were centralized in North America. Since then, growth has been continuous and today EDICOM is one of the main providers of global services for electronic data interchange (EDI) and electronic invoicing in the United States.
“We have made a very interesting space in the market. Even though we arrived in this country to serve companies that operate in Europe, the value we provide has contributed to creating a multitude of new clients originally from the United States,” explains Espinosa. Among these customers are some of the most productive with a good percentage belonging to the Fortune 500, a prestigious list produced annually by Forbes that picks 500 of the largest U.S companies according to their volume of sales.
An international, multi-standard and multi-sector electronic invoice
EDICOM’s rapid expansion in the United States is explained by its high degree of training and specialization for the development of global e-invoicing solutions. Currently, most Latin American countries and some European countries have established the mandatory use of this invoicing modality. This proposes a challenge for multinational companies in the U.S. that must comply with this mandate in each one of the states and in accordance with the different requirements established in each location.
At EDICOM, we help U.S. companies comply with all these international obligations through a single provider with 24-hour support in English,” comments Espinosa. This occurs through an international electronic invoicing platform that is able to integrate with the customer’s business management system and constantly adapts to the new requirements set by the laws of any country in the world. In this way, the multinational company can issue automatic invoices in the scheme established for each case regardless of the region they are being sent to as well as the standard or sector to which they belong.
The U.S. market has great potential in a technological world applied to business. A good example of this is some of the events that take place there in which EDICOM has also participated in like GS1 Connect, NRF Big Show or some of IATA’s training days. “We are very attentive to changes in the sector; we’re dynamic and not afraid to confront new challenges. The United States is the focus of our new initiatives,” says Espinosa.