. Why us?

. Internacional network of professionals with the Global Skills and local knowledge
. We were developed for the global business world
. Because we think without borders
. As barriers between industries break down and business is increasingly conducted across national and regional borders, you need providers like us
. We think as a team, sharing ideas, viewing and responding to each other’s feedback
. Combining all sort of knowledge and experience into a compact company
. Our team is training to work over all environment, including good

. Why Uruguay?

. Uruguay 's software industry has grown rapidly since the mid-1990s. Exports increased 1500 percent between 1994-2003. This sector's dynamic growth has largely been export-driven. Argentina , Brazil , the European Union, the United States and Canada have been the principal markets.

. More than 200 companies are active in the local industry. The sector has focused on exports, with Ireland , India and Israel as business models. Uruguayan software exports are higher than those of Argentina or Brazil.

. In 2002, TATA Consulting Services, India 's major software company, set up an office in Zonamerica Free Trade Zone to develop and distribute software in the region.

. The software market is estimated to have grown to $245 million in 2000: $ 160 million in local production, $85 million in imports. The growth rate both in 2001 and in 2002 was around 5 percent and it continues growing each year.
Declared a “national interest” industry by Presidential Decree, the sector is exempt from certain taxes. This benefit is available to both local and international companies.
Opportunities for U.S. and European firms include strategic alliances with local companies. The Uruguayan industry is open to new projects and is able to respond quickly to market trends. Uruguayan knowledge of the regional market and a very occidental culture may be of benefit to potential business partners. Local software companies are actively looking for partners and are very interested in doing business with the United States and Europe .

Uruguay has made significant investments in telecommunications, which place it now at the leading edge in Latin America.

. Digital telecommunications switching and transmissions since 1996: 100%
. Telephony demand met since 1997: 100%
. Highest telephone density in Latin America: 28
. Number of PCs (per 100 inhabitants): 11
. Largest number of web hosts in Latin America (per 10,000 inhabitants): 257
. Percentage of internet users: 12%

Competitive national and international rates make communication costs in Uruguay the lowest in the region.

. Uruguay is geographically at the centre of a market inhabited by more than 215 million consumers, with the highest per capita income in the continent, and a GDP of US$ 600 billions.

. MERCOSUR has its best “gateway” in Uruguay, greatly enhanced with the conditions that the MERCOSUR agreement has created for the development of trade and business among the members of the block.

. Easy access to that large market (especially to the core of business in the region, situated in a 1.500 km. radius area), and to other regions and countries in the world is assured by an extensive and varied communications network, together with strongly competitive financial and business support services.

Basic Aspects:
. 75% of young’s between 12 and 17 years attend to high school
. 95% of children’s between 4 and 5 years old attend to kinder
. 97% of literacy
. 100% of 15 year old young people that attend to high school has 3 years of 2nd language and at least 2 years of Computer Science

University Level:
. 80.000 students
. 17.343 inscriptions on 2003
. One of every three Uruguayan workers poses a technical preparation or university degree
. Uruguay guarantee free initial education, school, high school and University education for all Uruguayan people

Uruguayan government considers the software industry as national interest industry since 1999 and it is translated in benefit por business within this industry:
. Return of the total Value Added Taxes (23%)
. Rent Taxes exoneration (30%)
. Overhead exonerations

You have the possibility to get theses benefits by hiring resources in 7eighth.