The other day we told you that the public entity, Red.es, presented in style Digital Toolkit. It is a program, attached to the European funds, whose objective is the granting of financial aid to digitize SMEs and the self-employed. It is an ambitious project, that has not yet been launched, and whose information and details will be published on the official AceleraPymes website.
This program will be articulated by a series of actors, that will have specific objectives so that digital tools reach the largest number of Spanish SMEs. One of those actors will be the so-called Digitizing Agents (not to be confused with Facilitating Agents). These are companies capable of supplying digital solutions to freelancers, small and medium-sized companies. These solutions can be of many types: billing software, ERP, CRM, telephony, ecommerce development, web pages, etc.
For these agents to be considered as part of the program they will have to register in the electronic headquarters of Red.es, accessible from AceleraPymes, although it has not yet been enabled. Before taking this step, the public body has to publish the official regulatory bases. However, some of the requirements that these companies will have to meet to be Digitizing Agents and sell solutions through this program are already known.
Requirements to be a Digitizer Agent
As indicated in an informative document from Red.es, participation as a digitizing agent enables you to subscribe collaboration agreements with the beneficiaries of the program’s grants and accompany them in their digital transformation processes, implementing technological solutions that fall within one of the established categories (Website, electronic commerce, social media management, etc.).
With respect to requirements, these are the provisional ones:
- Have tax domicile in Spain.
- Have a minimum of two years in the development of their activity.
- Have reached a turnover of € 100,000 in one of the last two closed fiscal years prior to the application.
- Be up to date with tax and Social Security obligations.
- Not being considered a company in crisis.
- Be a company, as defined in Annex I of Commission Regulation (EU) No. 651/2014, of June 17, 2014.