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“Digital Kit is an opportunity to improve the profitability of the company and to be able to survive in a global and connected market”

Date: March 28, 2023 Time: 07:45:22

Its manager, Isabel Martínez, explains that the Kit Digital program is an opportunity to improve the profitability of the company and to survive in a global and connected market.

Why did you decide to participate in Kit Digital?

We applied to the Program because we had already begun our digitalization process with the incorporation of an ERP. We saw the opportunity with Digital Kit to continue advancing in this process with the incorporation of new modules.

We found it very interesting to speed up the process through the slogan “zero paperwork”.

“With Kit Digital we saw the opportunity to continue advancing with the digitization process”

What kind of digital solutions have you implemented?

What we did was incorporate the accounting and finance module into our ERP, in such a way that we connected various departments within the company, production, accounting, and finance.

“Digitalization is something absolutely necessary and brings many advantages”

Would you recommend Digital Kit?

I would recommend the Digital Kit program to other companies as it can be the starting point for digitization, which is absolutely necessary and brings many benefits.

Isabel Martínez, manager of Veracetis SPANISH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Nearly 900 million euros of European funds have reached Spanish SMEs in less than 9 months thanks to Kit Digital

Kit Digital is an initiative of the Government of Spain, managed by Red.es, an entity attached to the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation through the Secretary of State for Digitization and Artificial Intelligence, which aims to promote the digital transformation of small companies, micro-enterprises and freelancers with less than 50 employees.

It is financed by the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan and has a budget of 3,067 million euros through NextGenerationEU funds. It has the Spanish Chamber of Commerce as a collaborating entity.

To date, more than 150,000 bonds have been granted, which is equivalent to nearly 900 million euros of European funds in the hands of Spanish SMEs for digitization. This data is very relevant if we take into account that the largest bond management began in the last quarter of 2022, when the three calls for the Program were active. Red.es has exceeded expectations at the end of 2022 with more than 700 million euros in digital bonds granted, 40% more than initially planned.

Companies and freelancers can choose up to 12 categories of digital solutions that include: website and basic internet presence, social media management, electronic commerce; customer management; virtual office services and tools, business intelligence and analytics, process management, electronic invoicing, secure communications, cybersecurity, advanced internet presence and marketplace. These last two solutions are only included from the second call.

Simple, agile and zero paper request

Under the motto ‘zero paperwork’ and thanks to robotization tools, it has been possible to reduce the processing time of a file from three media hours to three minutes.

The objective is to simplify bureaucratic procedures as much as possible, the SME can authorize Red.es to consult ex officio the required requirements and obligations, thus safeguarding the transparency and legal certainty of the process. In addition, there is the figure of the “voluntary representative” so that a third person, physical or legal, can request the subsidy on behalf of the company, provided that it is duly authorized.

Once it is verified that the company meets the requirements, the digital voucher is granted. The vouchers will be assigned in order of arrival of the applications. Currently, 100% of the companies that met the requirements and have correctly submitted the application are receiving their digital voucher in less than three weeks.

The beneficiary must select one or several digitization agents with whom they develop the digitization solutions that best suit the needs of their business and sign the “digitization solution provision agreements.”

The beneficiary can consult at www.acelerapyme.es both the catalog of digitization solutions offered by the Kit Digital program, as well as the catalog of digitization agents.

More than 10,000 digitizing agents, especially ICT SMEs, throughout Spain

The Program has wanted to give a leading role to ICT SMEs to ensure that digitalization is maintained over time and improves the productivity of beneficiary companies and digitizing agents. Kit Digital currently has more than 10,000 affiliated agents throughout Spain, of which 98% are small ICT companies.

The payment of the aid will be received by the digitizing agent once it has correctly justified the implementation of the solutions and the provision of the service to the SME. In this sense, if the justification is carried out correctly, the payment term is made in less than 60 days.

If you have a company with less than 50 employees, find out on 900 909 001, or at www.acelerapyme.es

If you are a digitizing agent, a service channel exclusively addressed to this figure has been put at your service, where you can make your queries or doubts. You can contact us by phone 900 906 677 or by email infodigitalizador@acelerapyme.gob.es.

No, guys. Join the digital change.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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