SCG History

Software-and-Consulting-GroupSoftware & Consulting Group (SCG) was founded in 2002 by Guido Goicochea after pinppointing the need for entrepreneurial software by most companies in Costa Rica.

 

In 2003 SCG became SAP's first partner in Latin America, which accelerated its growth and allowed the company to expand towards Nicaragua in 2004. At the same time, it was during these two years that SCG finished developing and launched its first in-house solution (Payroll One).

 

After this period of time, which brought a lot of changes with it, SCG took some time to consolidate the company's position in the region.

 

Later on, between 2006 and 2008, the company had an intense focus on finishing the develoment of several solutions that expanded SAP Business One's functionality, including DMS One (automotive industry), OAD One (advertising industry), Service One (for service-oriented businesses) and Law Firm One.

 

During these years all of its solutions were well recieved in national territory, which allowed SCG to obtain SAP's recognition and obtain the Gold Partner status as proof of this.

 

During 2009 and 2010 SCG won an award from SAP for being the partner who sold more units of SAP Business One in the region and, during 2010 & 2011, the Indirect Consumer Satisfaction Survey Award. 

 

It was on 2012 that Software & Consulting Group decided to expand its reach to South America, thus, deciding to establish an office in Chile. It was during this year that Retail One made its debut and SCG recieved the Quality Partner of the Year Award for Central America.

 

2013 was a good year for SCG; during this period of time SCG bought OEM licenses from SAP - which allows the company to sell SAP Business One along one of its industry-specific solutions anywhere in the world - a strategic partnership was established with BAC San Jose (financial institution with a strong position in Central America) to offer SAP BO to very small and micro businesses, and won the Top Performance Partner of the Year for Central America award, as well as the Wold Hana Heroes 2013 Award.

 

Also, during both 2012 and 2013, SCG recieved the Software Solution Partner of the Year award for Latin America.

 

With so many changes taking place between 2012 and 2013, 2014 was a moment to slow down, restructure internal processes and strengthen its position in Central America. Other than that, it's worth mentioning that Software and Consulting Group started offering consulting services throughout Central America and, it became part of SAP's Software Provider Advisory Counsel (SPAC) and the Global Partner Executive Counsel (GPEC).