Locally developed software solutions expected to hit market this year

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A host of new and updated domestically made software solutions will hit Costa Rica in 2011, according to a survey by local newspaper El Financiero.

According to the survey, at least 17 companies will offer solutions for website management, document management, online bill payment, and import and distribution in the commercial sector. About half of the products are designated for specific sectors, primarily finance.

El Financiero reported that at least 28 software solutions will be offered throughout 2011, a majority of which will operate in cloud systems. For example, Proximity Technologies' Strategos line of solutions and Grupo Softland's Exactus line will utilize cloud computing.

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Exactus, for example, will offer billing modules that will integrate with invoicing, electronic billing and accountability systems. Coral Technologies, for its part, will release software that enables online bill payment with a credit card. And solutions for developing and administering websites will be launched by Procom and Hermes, while solutions for document management will be released by Codisa.

Costa Rica's IT and telecoms chamber Camtic said the projected 18% growth of the domestic private market will depend on the vigor of the telecoms sector, as well as how well the economy incorporates digital technology in various sectors. Camtic predicts the government's use of digital technology will grow at least 20%.