Brazilian companies begin exporting software to Angolan market

18 January 2007

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 18 Jan – Brazilian software companies are beginning to export their products to Africa, namely to the Angolan market, Brazilian financial daily Gazeta Mercantil reported Wednesday.

Brazil’s Execplan recently set up a partnership with Portuguese company Promosoft to supply software to the BRK bank and to insurance companies Global and Mundial, in Angola.

The contracts are expected to account for around 5 percent of Execplan’s turnover this year, which should reach 9.2 million reals.

“Angola was a surprise, we rather expected to sell in Portugal,” said Execplan’s chairman, António Augusto to the paper.

Light Infocon is another Brazilian software company that is due to begin selling a document management program to Angola.

The US$200,000 contract was signed with an Angolan company with both private and state shareholders in the financial sector, the name of which was not made public.

Last year, Light Infocon posted turnover of 6 million reals, with 15 percent from exports.

Brazil’s USS Tecnologia signed its first software sales contract for the Angolan market last April. (macauhub)