”One of the most important lessons of this crisis is that it is possible to federalize talentAdrián AnacletoCEO of Epidata
We believe that the demand for qualified professionals will grow exponentially in all parts of the country.
At Epidata we quickly implemented the protocols for the prevention of coronavirus, including the remote work policy. Although we already had this possibility enabled, implementing it for everyone at the same time meant a great management effort. Within 24 hours we were operating with 100% remote availability with all our collaborators and clients.
We know that many processes of incorporation of professionals have slowed down and that there are unemployed people whose possibility of reinsertion is delayed in the short term, so we have 63 searches open for developers, administrative, account managers, pre-sales and selection.
Since the beginning of the mandatory isolation we continue operating normally, meeting the objectives and definitions set out with our clients and partners; and also providing ideas and solutions together with them.
The pandemic also has a great impact in the payment chains in a local market that has a high atomization of suppliers in companies with less than 200 employees, which are the majority in the country.
This could lead to a concentration of supply in the medium term, even if jobs are not necessarily lost. In Epidata we have worked very hard to respect our suppliers and have not interrupted the payment chain for anyone.
The IT sector is involved in every economic activity. If most industries are not functioning, it is very difficult for us to move forward with new projects. In that sense, to expand our revenues we are currently exporting our innovation outsourcing services throughout the region, focusing on the United States and also countries such as Chile, Colombia, Peru and Uruguay.
The pandemic is demanding more digital literacy and experts in the face of digitalization and business transformation processes. We believe that the demand for qualified professionals will grow exponentially in all parts of the country. One of the most important lessons of this crisis is that it is possible to federalize talent, having work teams distributed in different latitudes.
Considering the post-pandemic scenario, we know that software will be vital for the growth and restoration of other industries. The sector needs predictability to continue growing in the next 10 years.
We must consider also that the local IT industry is made up of 94% of SMEs with less than 50 employees and that more than 80% of the costs of the companies in the industry go to pay salaries and related costs.
In that line, we are expectant and celebrate the approval of the new Law of the Knowledge Economy by the Chamber of Deputies, which will provide benefits such as the reduction of income tax, a decrease in the payment of employer contributions and improved access conditions for SMEs.