According to the article, the main buyers of software products and services are "multinational corporations, banks and financial institutions (traditional and nontraditional), telecommunications companies, government and SMEs which are in the process of modernization."
The study, which was centered on El Salvador, also stressed that "software development companies in the region are willing to start negotiations and establish strategic alliances with Salvadoran companies," where there is potential for investment in "human capital formation and the outsourcing of services on a per project basis."
The Guatemalan companies Consultesa, Aldea Systems, Gysa, Icon, Engaje Byte, Sega, Lankin Tecnologies, and BDG have opened offices abroad.
As noted by Jorge Maldonado, president of the Union for Export Software-Developers (Sofex), the new offices will be located in the United States, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, and Peru.
The president of Proesa, on tour in India, met with the second largest manufacturer and exporter of software in the country, INFOSYS Technology.
Elsalvador.com reports: "It is one of the largest information technologies (IT) companies in India, with nine development centers in India, more than 100,000 employees and more than thirty global offices.
The software business has generated $195 million for the country in the last nine years, and in 2012 exports exceeded $25 million.
According to an article in Panamaamerica.com.pa, since 2004, when exports in this segment totaled $14.4 million, through to 2011, the business has almost doubled having grown by 74.3% or to $25.1 million, and it is estimated that in 2012 this figure will be superseded , as up to September the figure was $23.1 million.