Brazil is one of the world’s most advanced countries in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector. In fact, although 2015 was a year of economic recession and political crisis, companies continued to call for digital solutions to communicate with their trading partners. The difference is that these demands are no longer focused on expansion, but on optimizing current communications scenarios.
“In this gloomy macroeconomic outlook, technological solutions that improve processes and cut fixed and variable costs have even more added value for companies,” explains William Pascheti, commercial director of the Brazilian division. This supply chain-oriented efficiency trend led to significant growth for EDICOM throughout 2015, both in the number of clients and the brand’s positioning in the country.
The forecast for this year sees the opportunities continuing to increase. High demand is expected for B2B/B2G/B2C communication solutions. “We might say that 2016 is a key year for EDICOM Brazil.” Our goal is to bolster brand representativeness in the domestic scope, while contributing to strengthening our global leadership. Today, we enable data exchange between more than 15,000 companies from 60 different countries, and we want to continue to grow,” adds Pascheti.
“As the year progresses, Brazil will undergo several changes in the area of e-invoicing and paperless initiatives. The government’s long-term aim for the future is for all tax obligations to be resolved through information contained in the NF-e”, explains EDICOM Brazil’s commercial director.
Another forecast is that use of EDI, still in its infancy in this country, will grow even further among businesses. We must remember that this technology is proposed, says specialist William Pascheti, as “the best means of optimizing communication processes among supply chain links, in an increasingly globalized and interconnected market.”