15 October 2018

DATEV in Latin America

DATEV cooperates with Sinfopac and expands into new countries.

In 2018 DATEV eG expanded its presence in the LATAM Region (all Latin American countries except Brazil) by cooperating with Sinfopac Internacional , distributor of DATEV’s tools in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America. Gaston Thano, general manager and in charge of the LATAM Region, made contacts with customers in countries where the new ISA Working Papers Model was introduced. Consequently, he established business relations with interested audit firms' members of international networks like Crowe Horwath, AGN, UHY, Kreston, Ecovis, and others.

Besides locally developed audit content, Sinfopac takes DATEV’s brand and products to various events in countries such as Colombia, Brazil, Ecuador, Spain, Dominican Republic, and, later this year, Guatemala for the Interamerican Accounting Council Conference. Sinfopac was also invited to attend networks conventions, where it presented DATEV solutions to its members, such as CPAAI and AGN.

Despite the challenging economic outlook which is influenced by political protectionists tendencies, Sinfopac’s solution has reached a high quality of both content and technical support that is attracting larger local players.

With its new office in Quito, Ecuador, Sinfopac is now the main player in this country for audit software solution. Therefore, Sinfopac is considering setting up an office in the Dominican Republic next year.

The Ágora Event APP (an app for congresses developed by Sinfopac Internacional) has established itself as a very good tool to engage with local institutes as well as audit networks. Since they all organize various events throughout the year, there is a strong interest in this app, thus being a door opener for DATEV products and finally leading to a closer relationship.