Our visit to Hospitalar

 

Edicom was one of the 1250 companies invited to take part in Hospitalar, the most important technological event in the Latin American health sector. The trade fair was held from 21 to 24 May in Sao Paulo and hosted over 92,000 visitors from 17 different countries.

For Edicom, the event was a great opportunity to network and exchange views with important collaborators, software companies and consultants. In addition, the EDI solutions (Electronic Data Interchange) solutions that currently enable suppliers, laboratories, hospitals and pharmacies around the world to exchange electronic documents were presented.

Edicom is considered Europe’s leading EDI technology developer in the healthcare industry. In fact, show attendees were able to witness our extensive experience in rolling out large-scale B2B projects for recognised sector companies such as Merck, Lilly or Abbot.

This time round, Hospitalar, on its twentieth anniversary, was an unmissable event, bringing major developments in the sector together and introducing them to a highly professionalised audience including thousands of hospital managers and physicians. According to the figures, 23% of those present were from hospitals and 16% from distribution.

 

What will future Data Centres be like?

A few days ago, the GCN portal, specializing in IT sector information, published an extensive article in which experts forecast the changes likely to affect future Data Centres.

The main conclusion is that so-called software defined networking (SDN) will have a high profile. This is determined by the higher capacity and better features of hardware devices, which will enable configuration of Data Centres with fewer resources, tending towards the virtualization of the different services involved, eventually creating totally software-controlled infrastructures.

This development could lead to greater agility, adaptability and easier management, increased availability and fault tolerance, in addition to notable cost savings in physical infrastructures.

Beyond the changes that might come about in the hardware infrastructures of future Data Centres, it is necessary to bear in mind the challenges that may arise when managing an increasingly burgeoning volume of data due to the exponential growth in the use of cloud-based applications, both in the private and professional scope.

We must remember that the number of devices connected to the network is continually growing and in future Data Centres will also need to be able to deal with the information generated. In fact, according to the report, in 2020 the number of these devices could rise to 50 billion, compared to the 10 billion currently up and running.

To consult the complete report on the future of Data Centres, click here.

Edicom NF-e adapts to new tax transparency legislation in Brazil

NF-e issuing solutions from Edicom now have the new interfaces as stipulated in Technical Note 2013.003, which sets out the modifications to be carried out to XMLs in compliance with version 6r. The changes enable disaggregation of taxes that affect the consumer in the electronic document generated.

NF-e modifications are determined, on one hand, by Law 12.741/2012 on Transparency of Local, State and Federal Taxation, which comes into force on 10 June 2013, and, on the other, by the Consumer Protection Code, defined in Law 8.078/1990, which rules that a consumer is any natural or legal person that acquires or uses a product or service as the final recipient of the same.

In this context, every legal person must furnish the individuals acquiring products or services with all the information concerning the amount of taxes that determine the final sale price.

The new XML schema must be in production from June 1, but is available for testing as of 15 May

EDICOM is joining the XFT (eXchange For Travel) Association

Edicom, as one of the leading electronic data interchange solution providers to companies throughout the European continent, with a firm foothold in France, is now a member of French Association XFT, eXchange For Travel, whose mission is to promote the use of a B2B communication standard in the tourism sector.

 

What is XFT – eXchange For Travel?

A French Association comprising businesses from the tourism sector with the aim of promoting a common technological framework to encourage the use of B2B communications through a single standard language for the whole sector, namely XFT.

The XFT language gives the tourist sector the chance to interact and communicate through a common language that allows providers to supply their products to distributors in a standardized way, communicating automatically and enabling integration of the different sector platforms.

 

EDICOM encourages use of standards

Edicom is an active member of several sector associations whose mission is to promote the use of standard languages that simplify and automate commercial and logistic communications between trading partners. Following this ongoing line of action, we have now joined the XFT Association XFT with a view to contributing our long-standing experience in developing and rolling out B2B solutions for the tourism sector all over Europe.

Our B2B solutions are specifically developed to meet the specific needs of an industry where new technologies and the diversity of businesses call for the setting up of a communication platform to simplify the exchange of data between the various parties.

This is why Edicom has such important clients within the sector: Viajes El Corte Inglés , Costa Cruceros, Carlson Wagonlit TransHotel, Avis, Hertz, Pullmantur Cruisses, Europcar, Hotelopia, Abba Hoteles, etc …

Find out more about our specific solutions.

 

Edicom, electronic billing experts

We are experts in developing e-Invoicing solutions and have our own international electronic billing platform able to generate electronic documents that are technically and legally valid in any state in Europe or America.

For this reason, we are positioned within the association XFT as experts in the field and our goal is to foment the standardized use and implementation of this crucial business transaction tool for companies, which can bring huge commercial and administrative benefits:

  • Cutting processing and file storage costs.
  • Fewer errors and conflicts.
  • Faster invoice delivery and collection times.
  • Enhanced security in business transactions.
  • Automatic invoice reception and integration processes.
  • No more need for paper.
  • Swift safekeeping, secure and legal accounts.
  • Enhanced customer service.

Payroll Portal, a solution 100% in line with Labour Law in Mexico

EDICOM, as Certification Authority, offers Mexican businesses a fully guaranteed solution in compliance with the labour law currently in force in Mexico. The solution consists of issuing electronic certificates for each employee that are subsequently used to implement mechanisms for advanced electronic signature of documents.

There are basically three major legal systems affecting companies on labour issues in Mexico. Following in-depth analysis of these, we have concluded that Edicom provides the market with a solution that is 100% reliable and legal.

Federation Fiscal Code (CFF)

Federal Labour Law (LFT)

Social Security Law (LSS)

 

A secure, legal and electronic signature

The Payroll Portal solution implements the mechanisms necessary for payroll signature using each employee’s individual electronic certificate. The use of an advanced electronic signature provides great security conditions, but most importantly grants full legitimacy to payrolls signed, as set forth in article 17-D of the Federation Fiscal Code:

“In digital documents, an advanced electronic signature covered by a valid certificate shall replace the handwritten signature of the signer, ensure the integrity of the document and cause the same effects as legally afforded to manually signed documents, having the same evidentiary value.”

 

A legally compliant electronic system

The Federal Labour Act, in article 132, stipulates as mandatory for companies:

“To issue biweekly, at the request of the workers, a written justification of the number of days work and the salary received.”

Payroll Portal automates salary generation for each company employee, who receives it confidentially in their private web framework every two weeks.

Additionally, the solution takes system security even further, since each salary, after signing by the employees, is placed in safekeeping under NOM 151, providing higher levels of security while ensuring document integrity and authenticity at all times.

Electronic Payroll with legal validity

Article 776 of the Labour Law establishes electronic payslip documents using advanced electronic signature as a legitimate and valid proof in the event of any legal process.

The Payroll Portal solution is perfectly aligned with the Labour Law in this sense, since employees sign the wage slips through the portal using the electronic certificates, making the generation of electronic payroll receipts automatic.

 

Legal and Secure Payroll Safekeeping

Article 15 of the Social Security Law obliges companies to keep track of salaries and wages paid to their employees, stipulating Payroll records storage as mandatory during the five years as of their creation:

“Employers are obliged to:

Maintain records, such as payroll in which the number of days worked and the wages earned by workers are invariably entered, in addition to other data required by this Act and the pertinent regulations thereof. These records must be kept for five years after their date of creation.”

Payrolls and electronic receipts are stored in the Edicom Data Centre throughout the minimum legally set period. Edicom’s electronic document safekeeping service is subject to stringent security measures in accordance with ISO 27001 and ISAE 3402.

Additionally, the solution enables a private environment where documents are at all times available for inspection by the requesting authorities, with access and privacy fully guaranteed.

Please contact our sales team for further information.