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  • Scheduled events: the events area in the ABES Portal gathers several specific information-technology events, as well as others in alternative sectors that IT professionals and businesspeople might be interested in. It is also a channel for the associates to promote their own events. For more information, click here.
  • ABES Conecta!: an exclusive online tool through which an associate company may inform other associates of promotions and special conditions regarding products and services. This initiative aims to establish a network of associates in order to generate good business and partnerships. For more information, a company representative must visit www.abessoftware.com.br/abesconecta by entering their login and password.
  • ABES Informa: ABES biweekly newsletter that brings news on the software sector in Brazil and around the world, in addition to the ABES’ activities and campaigns, business opportunities, success cases and additional qualified information to help associates make decisions. Click here for more.
  • Success cases: with the aim to concentrate and promote the best solutions developed and/or implemented by associates for their clients, ABES has created this channel named Casos de Sucesso (meaning Success Cases), available from the Abes Portal, which allows companies to share their experience, contribute to the development of the Brazilian software and services market, and to generate new businesses. Click here for more.
  • Software and services online catalogue: available from the ABES Portal, it is an important channel to generate business and marketing opportunities directed to the associate companies. It is a tool that allows all visitors to find associate companies for services and partnerships, through a search system by company name, solution, service or market field. Click here for more.
  • ABES Relationship Central: an interactive communication channel to promote, respond and direct all requests, doubts, suggestions, opinions and criticism of associates and the public at large that contact ABES. The central is also a radar for perceptions and needs, generating valuable information for planning ABES’ actions, service improvement and its contribution to the sector.
  • Document Center (CEDOC): ABES’ department that preserves over 25 years of history in the sector, among historical documents, national and international legislation, contract models, campaigns for defending industrial property and several other issues.
  • ABES Committees: formed by initiative of associate companies and relying on legal and institutional advice as well as the ABES infrastructure to articulate actions in the interests of the sector, such as intellectual property and tax-related issues, among others. Click here for more.
  • Public Bids: for associates to get the most out of supplying to the Government – the biggest national consumer of products and services – ABES researches and seeks opportunities for its associates to participate in public bids. Click here for more.
  • Legal Office – Operation: ABES’ Legal Office is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the statutory seat; on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays it is also open from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Openings posted at the portal: aligned with the objective and mission of connecting and developing the sector, ABES provides a tool for associate companies to post job openings online, which can be sought by professionals themselves. This service is free of charge both to companies and those seeking for job opportunities. Click here for more.
  • Issuing certificates: essential service that qualifies associate companies to participate in biddings and price settings of public offices and companies. Click here for more.
  • “Mercado Brasileiro de Software – Panorama e Tendências” Study (meaning Brazilian Software Market – Scenario and Trends): issued every year since 2005, jointly with IDC, one of the main consulting and market intelligence companies focused on IT and Telecom. This in-depth study brings reliable data on the Brazilian and worldwide software market, growth rates, evolutions and trends in the sector, which are essential for driving the strategies of the associate companies. Click here for more.
  • Electronic Newsletters: newsletters that bring the associates the latest news and information on the software market in Brazil and around the world, ABES news, events, corporate management and plenty of qualified information to help associates make decisions.
  • Innovation and incentives: ABES has created the Department of Innovation and Incentives to provide support to associates seeking information and consulting on support to innovation as well as public and private programs for the growth and development of companies. Click here for more.
  • Business Opportunities: important channel aiming to foster business partnerships among associates and business opportunities both nationally and internationally. Information is received by the ABES Relationship Central and is sorted by qualified personnel; it is then published on the portal and sent through ABES newsletters. Click here for more.
  • Legal Advice: qualified analysis and advice on the main laws that affect the associates’ activities. Legal advisors deal with legal issues of direct interest of those operating in this market, such as labor, tax-related and intellectual property issues. It is available from the portal and sent by e-mail. Click here for more.
  • Partnerships: ABES designs partnerships with companies that offer privileges to associates in legal advice, discount in legal advice fees, management of electronic waste and other advantages.
  • Researches and Studies: conducting and promoting researches and studies on several aspects of the software market that contribute to the development of the associates’ businesses.
  • Health plan: The Caixa de Assistência das Empresas de Software e Serviços Complementares do Brasil (CAESBRA, meaning Brazil’s Software Companies and Complementary Services Assistance Fund) and the A2G Insurance brokers, fostered by ABES, have partnered with Bradesco Seguro Saúde to reduce costs and provide quality healthcare services to software companies. With this benefit, ABES associates may save up to 40% in healthcare expenses, as they enjoy nationwide coverage. A economia é proporcionada pelo valor fixo de cada vida. Click here for more.
  • Dental plan: Partnered with CAESBRA and A2G Insurance brokers, ABES has come up with the MetLife dental plan, which provides coverage to all major dental specialties, through a broad network all over the country, apart from easy approval for treatments, assistance for domestic trips and discounts on medication. Click here for more.
  • Intellectual Property Defense Program: this is one of ABES’ pillars, which is the object of the fight for rights of software-development companies. This program comprehends educational campaigns, preventive actions and even legal actions taken by ABES to defend the interest of its associates, as well as the participation of the organization in processes to seize pirate software conducted by governmental offices. Click here for more.
  • Incubators and Startups Support Program: In view of the growth in the quantity of incubated firms and startups in the Brazilian market, ABES has come up with this program to facilitate the affiliation of companies in this profile, for them to have access to essential services to be able to accelerate and achieve qualified development, as well as have specialized advice for them to increase the chances of success and longevity. Click here for more.