Get to know the people who make up EDICOM

At EDICOM we believe that the true driving force of the company are its people. A powerful team of professionals, growing day by day with the company’s international expansion.

In our company, who we are is necessarily linked to what we do.  We are a group of highly qualified professionals tackling complex international B2B projects

In these 20 years, we have achieved significant business milestones, opened up offices halfway round the world, developed EDI and e-Invoicing projects in over 70 countries and implemented solutions for more than 14,000 customers. But always with a value that characterizes us and makes us different, our people.

Find out in this short video about the people that make up EDICOM and make life easier for more than 14,000 people worldwide.

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EDICOM’s New York City Branch Relocates

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EDICOM’s New York City branch has moved its offices to 1 Whitehall Street, which is located in the financial district. EDICOM New York will continue to grow and strengthen its presence here since the financial district is one of the most suitable areas for business expansion.

Whitehall Street extends to the southern end of Broadway and to the southern end of Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) Drive. It’s next to the ferry terminal that operates between Manhattan and Staten Island. Also, it’s located within walking distance of Wall Street, whose landmark buildings include the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall.

EDICOM has been providing different data integration services to businesses in the B2B and B2G sectors since it was established in the United States. Some of these businesses have made the prestigious Fortune 100 list.

The office in North America performs the important task of providing electronic data interchange and electronic invoicing to U.S. companies that do business in Latin America as well as more than 60 countries worldwide.

EDICOM is a world leader in the development of multi-faceted e-invoicing solutions designed to meet the technical and legal requirements of any country. This knowledge is especially important in Latin America where electronic invoicing is mandatory. For this reason, companies in North America find EDICOM to be the perfect partner to help them align their business management systems with the fiscal obligations of countries such as Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Peru and etc.

If you want to visit EDICOM, Corp at our new offices, you’re invited. You can find us at One Whitehall Street 14th floor, New York, N.Y 10004. Click here to find us on Google Maps.

 

e-Invoicing becomes mandatory in Peru as of August 1

August 1 is the final deadline for a group of 239 large Peruvian companies, designated by the SUNAT, to adopt e-invoicing. Initially, these companies were supposed to switch to the new system on 30 September 2014, in compliance with Resolution Nº 374-2013. However, that deadline was postponed until April this year, then finally extended again until August, so that all taxpayers would have enough time to get ready technologically.

In Peru, e-invoicing has been up and running since 2010, although its use is voluntary. However, for the past two years the SUNAT has been moving towards making it mandatory, as in other Latin American countries such as Brazil, Mexico, Chile or Argentina. In fact, a new group of 778 businesses is scheduled to join the Electronic Issuing System (SEE) by January 1, 2016.

At present, over 7400 taxpayers are using e-invoicing voluntarily. The figure is growing each year due to the advantages of this technology in cutting economic costs, optimizing tasks and boosting productivity. With the new legal measures, widespread use of this system will be even more palpable. The SUNAT final goal is that by 2017, 100% of taxpayers will be using e-invoicing in their business transactions.

Note that, in addition to invoices or credit and debit notes, the SEE includes sales receipts among the payment proofs that may be generated electronically. This way, more streamlined procedures are achieved, while minimizing as far as possible the use of paper.

Avoiding sanctions

Companies affected by the obligation that are not operational by August 1 face sanctions for non-compliance. EDICOM, as provider accredited by INDECOPI, has developed a quick start-up solution which automates the creation, sending and receipt of e-invoices. This way, companies comply with the law while maximizing the benefits of this new system.

 

We must get rid of the stereotypes that have done us so much harm

Presidenta Asindown

As the end of 2014 draws near, it is time for New Year’s resolutions. One of ours for the coming year is to help make the world a fairer and more egalitarian place. To this end, this Christmas we have decided to collaborate with Asindown, a Spanish association fighting for the integration of people with Down Syndrome.

Chairwoman María del Mar Galcerán met up with us to explain the work they carry out and how we might help improve this society.

First of all, can you tell us what Down’s syndrome is and how it affects people? The impression is that there are still many stereotypes on this issue that need to be debunked …

Down’s syndrome is a genetic alteration that occurs in chromosome pair 21, where instead of having two chromosomes there is an extra one, i.e. 3. This is why people with Down’s syndrome (DS) have 47 chromosomes in each cell instead of 46. This alteration may involve associated diseases, such as coronary or respiratory problems and so on, but today many of these problems, for example heart disease, are resolved at a very early age and the rest can be superbly controlled with a specific health program for people with DS. In addition to medical problems, DS also entails an intellectual disability, which varies from one person to another, but nowadays it has been clearly demonstrated that if they are provided with the necessary resources from an early age and work is done on the whole cognitive aspect, people suffering this genetic alteration can lead a normal life, working and being independent, without this meaning that this is so in all cases. It is important to note that Down’s syndrome is not a disease. A person with DS may be perfectly healthy. As I was saying, it is a genetic alteration which may or may not entail associated pathologies.

How does Asindown help people with Down’s syndrome and their families?

Asindown helps people with DS and their families from the cradle to the grave. I’ll explain: when the person is born we provide the family with support and advice (the first visit program). Then, we run the early stimulation program up to 4 years of age and after that Asindown supports the family and child throughout their schooling. After completion of the compulsory education stage, Asindown offers courses to continue their pre-employment and job training. There are also programs for autonomy, leisure and independent living, as well as initiatives for older people that help them age well, accompanied at all times by support and counselling for families. Asindown also engages in constant advocacy work with the authorities to improve the resources we need and ensure our rights, while promoting social awareness campaigns for social inclusion, so that people with DS can lead a normal life.

You have been Chair of Asindown for some months now and you have also become one of the first people with Down syndrome to hold a responsible position in an organization of this type. What does this mean to you?

It constitutes a very important challenge for me, as the post comes with a lot of responsibility. I feel proud because I’m representing the group of people in which I include myself and although this responsibility sometimes threatens to overwhelm me, I know I’m not alone. I have the backup of a great team that supports and believes in me. I apply the effort and will to learn, mostly because I don’t want to disappoint those people who have trusted me, and all my colleagues, people with DS.

This year you’re due for congratulations, celebrating the association’s 25th anniversary. Tell us about the challenges you see for the future.

The goals we set ourselves for the future are to continue working and achieving aims such as being able to lead more normal lives, with the same opportunities as any other citizen to enjoy life in society, which should and must accept the differences. We are all different from each other, but we all have the same rights.

Is there still social rejection, or are the barriers gradually being broken down?

Little by little, albeit very slowly, barriers are being eliminated, especially mental prejudices, which are much more difficult to break down. Nevertheless, there is still a degree of social rejection and on some occasions disadvantaged people like us have to endure very hard or humiliating situations. There is a lot of ignorance, lack of knowledge, and this means that people often don’t know how to relate to us. Because there are still some people who judge us without even knowing us. Because when they actually get to know us they realise that we aren’t all that different after all, that there are more abilities and disabilities. You can really only get to know the person when you deal with them; you can’t make judgements without knowing them first. We need to cast aside the stereotypes that have done so much harm.

Achieving full integration of people with Down’s syndrome is an issue that concerns everyone… In what way can we collaborate?

By getting to know us, dealing with us, really finding out what our problems are and opening up your hearts to diversity, because it enriches us and benefits everyone, leading us towards a fairer and more humane society.

This Christmas, at EDICOM we are collecting messages of hope for a more just and equal world. What would yours be?

If you help me, if you give me your hand, to go along the same path together, I’ll be sure to get there and I can assure you that I will surprise you and make a good travelling companion.

If you would also like to share with us your message of hope for 2015, click here. A better world is possible.

Moving data and moving business in Italy

EDICOM NEW OFFICE IN ITALY

In line with the ongoing expansion and continental and international growth of the company worldwide, the Italian subsidiary saw the need to move to a facility with greater capacity to address the company’s present and future growth in the country.

So, our team in Italy have packed their bags and moved into the heart of Milan’s business district, in the popular area of ​​Porta Nuova, where for example, just a few metres away, we can find the Palazzo Lombardia, regional power centre of Lombardy.

The Klein Building, with magnificent, cutting-edge facilities, houses the physical location of our team of consultants in Milan. It was not only a need for material growth, but also a desire to acknowledge the magnitude and importance of our customers, that prompted us to locate our physical office in the administrative and financial centre of Milan, where the big decisions are made in Northern Italy’s business world.

Here is an album with pictures of the new facilities and the magnificent surroundings, taken and donated by one of our consultants and amateur photographer.

 

EDICOM Italy

Edicom S.R.L.

Viale Francesco Restelli, 3/1

20124 Milano