SMEs, the future of the Mexican economy

It is the time for small and medium-sized enterprises to be trained and adopt the Digital transformation to an environment of competition and improved productivity.

By: Reseller / agencies

It is a fact that the SMEs are central to the economy of Mexico, and given the situation which traverses the country, is an ideal time for all to be trained and adopt the Digital transformation to be more competitive and productive.

According to the National Institute of statistics and geography – INEGI, in Mexico there are approximately 4' 230.745 economic units, of which 99.8% are SMEs and account for 52% of GDP and 72% of the employment in the country, noting that micro, small and medium-sized enterprises play a very important role in the economy of Mexico. However; These are significantly less productive than their larger counterparts.

According to the OECD, the productivity of the companies is 6.3 times higher than micro-enterprises, 2.9 times higher than the small and 1.7 times higher than the median of. "One of the main reasons that influence the degree of productivity of enterprises is strongly linked to the advantage offered by the information technology. "According to the AMTI, ICTs are one of the primary drivers for the development of organizations regardless of their size, making them more productive and efficient"; explained Miguel Angel Arce, CEO of MDO technology.

Currently, the environment in Mexico shows that small and medium-sized enterprises have difficulties to access to technology due to the costs of licensing, gear, training, advice and more importantly, the lack of knowledge about information technology. According to the Foundation Idea, the 59.38% of SMEs had one less than 100 pesos annual sale, and the region South of the country has the lowest average annual sales. This evident lack of financial resources to invest in ICT.

Undoubtedly, the challenges that SMEs have should be identified at this point. "It is necessary to improve its productivity, its economic capital, its management and systemic operation;" He stressed the CEO of MDO technology.

In order to provide the tools to increase the level of competitiveness of the country's business, last week was held in Guadalajara the third edition of Zoholics Mexico, a meeting which brought together more than 600 businessmen and entrepreneurs who were trained in the latest trends of the Digital transformation.

"We are betting and investing heavily in Mexico for several reasons, surely one of them is the age of the Mexican population, since economic activity is accelerating when the average age is between 25 and 40 years. Also by the talent in Mexico 120,000 engineers graduating annually and finally; the policies of the country that are accessible to investors"; added Raju Vegesna, evangelist of Zoho Corp.

We can not ignore that we are entering the fourth Industrial Revolution, since from 1970 computers, automation, and the recent entry of cybernetic systems are part of our daily living. "This impact is reflected in the internet from mobile devices, cloud technology, the BigData, peer-to-peer platforms, advanced manufacturing and the privacy of the information. Is expected that between 2018 and 2020 the Advanced Robotics, autonomous transport, artificial intelligence and self-learning, among others, will set the standard in our daily life"; ended Miguel Angel Arce.