The SOFTEX System permanently promotes courses on software quality and processes improvement best practices, relying on internationally recognized models for that matter. It has also created and developed the Brazilian Software Process Improvement Program - MPS.BR, based on de MPS (Melhoria do Processo de Software) model focused on the continual improvement of software processes in enterprises. The MPS model is compatible with the international standards ISO/IEC 12207 and 15504, being considered an alternative to other quality improvement models, and it is constant evolution with the help of experts from the best Universities and Research centers in Brazil.
One of the differentiators of the MPS.BR program is that it fosters the creation of groups of companies so as to reduce the costs of adopting the models (shared preparation classes), making it easier, especially for smaller companies, to take their first steps on obtaining a software quality process certification.
MPS.BR has already trained thousands of professionals. Over 290 enterprises have adopted the MPS model and the number keeps growing from year to year. The model has been valued by various government bodies in public bids for software and IT services purchases. Thanks to its positive results, the model is on its way to internationalization and relies in the support of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for its dissemination in other countries of Latin America.
Following the steps of its Quality initiatives, SOFTEX has started a new project to induce the increment in the competitiveness of Brazilian software and IT services companies. This project is called PAEMP-SOFTEX, or SOFTEX Program on Enterprise Alliances. It’s goal is to disseminate best practices on establishing alliances among companies, helping the parties involved to create more robust and competitive enterprises for the global market. The Brazilian reality and business practices have been taken into account and guidelines are being produced to be public available in order to me used as a reliable reference for that matter. The most commonly accepted forms of partnerships in Brazil, that for that very reason are being covered on the materials produced by the program are:
• Joint Ventures;
• Mergers & Acquisitions.