TEC Sees Latin American SMBs as an Important Part of its Growth Strategy Over the Next Few Years

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Technology Evaluation Centers (TEC), a global company specializing in on-line services for software evaluation, was at the V National Week PYME, organized by the Mexican Department of Economy, that took place from October 3 to October 7 in Mexico. With its participation in this event, TEC confirms its commitment to better understand the needs of SMBs in Latin America, and to provide personalized service.

TEC (http://www.TechnologyEvaluation.com/press) made new friends in Mexico and Latin America when it participated as an exhibitor at the Technology Innovation section of the V National Week PYME, from October 3 to October 7, 2005 in Mexico City, at the Centro Banamex. The event was organized by the Department of the Economy.

Because a significant number of SMBs in the Latin America region took advantage of TEC's software selection tools (more than 4000 in 2005), TEC was selected as an exhibitor and speaker for the leading SMB event in Mexico.

By participating, TEC had direct contact with Mexican SMBs, and learned of the main technological challenges faced by this segment, which is composed of 2.3 million companies. TEC also made contact with chambers of commerce, associations, educational institutes, and other technological support centers, to create alliances to benefit different enterprise sectors and also identified key software manufacturers that could provide better service for Latin American demand. Elsa Soffiaturo, TEC’s Business Development Manager, reported: “We will continue supporting these kinds of governmental initiatives, which look to strengthening a promising sector like SMB ... We are glad to see that in Mexico, the government and the private sector are joining forces to get results. They have made a $45 million (USD) credit … available to SMBs to … expand their operations."

TEC believes in the potential of Latin America as a vibrant market, and will continue initiatives to increase its value to the region’s companies. One way that TEC currently promotes its on-line tools is through strategic alliances. TEC continues to provide more on-line Spanish content through the translation of its offerings, including its evaluation centers. It presently offers--in Spanish--its daily newsletter, as well as key knowledge bases for comparisons of ERP and SCM solutions, to name a few. To learn more about how TEC can help minimize IT investment risk, visit http://www.TechnologyEvaluation.com/press
or http://www.TechnologyEvaluation.com/press/ES.

About TEC

Technology Evaluation Center (TEC) (http://www.TechnologyEvaluation.com/press) is a leading on-line source for impartial technology and consulting evaluations. TEC has been aiding software selection since 1993 to reduce the cost, risk, and time associated with software selection. It has twenty-two on-line technology evaluation centers, ranging from ERP (http://erp.technologyevaluation.com/press), CRM, SCM, to business intelligence, that contain thousands of detailed criteria on over 500 technology solutions. TEC receives over 1.7 million visits per month to its site and millions of page views per month are generated by a global audience of senior c-level and VP executives, technology and functional managers, consultants, and IT professionals.

For more information, contact:

Lynne Brash

Coordinator, Media Relations

Tel.: (514) 954-3665, ext. 254

Fax: (514) 954-9739


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