The Information Technology industry in the Philippines share its rich history with the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA).Established in 1988 by the heads of eleven software industries in the country, PSIA is a non-stock and non-profit organization involved in promoting Philippines as the preferred choice for software development services. First known as the Philippine Software Association Incorporated, its goal is to represent and promote matters and interests of the software industry in the country.
Furthermore, the PSIA promotes the growth and global competitiveness of the industry. It has a collaborative ecosystem of mature experts in niche technology areas belonging to small and medium companies, highly-English proficient, adaptive, and customer-oriented workforce, robust and secure ICT infrastructure and a cost advantage for high-value end-to-end solutions.
Its founders, Manuel Alcuaz Jr., Marcia Carmona, Luis Chanco, Baltazar Endriga, Rafael Garcia, Mary Anne Moraleda, Antonio Pardo Jr., Edgar Sarte, Emma Teodoro, Vicente Vargas and Gil Guano envisioned the country to be one of the leading IT organizations of the world. As of today, PSIA membership rose from 60 in 2004 to 150 companies not just in Luzon but across the country.
PSIA’s main objective is to develop the business. In 2012, the PSIA endeavored to aggressively promote RP in new service line and geographies, enhance IT-BPO brand and conduct targeted efforts to convert prospective inspectors. At the end of the year, it had exceeded its targets reporting a generation of $1.16 billion revenues, from $600 million in 2008.
The number of full-time employees boomed as well, thanks to PSIA. A total of 57, 000 employees were hired in that year, with each employee contributing $20,000 per annum in the industry.
These achievements of PSIA pushed the country to be awarded as the Best Off-Shoring Destination of the Year in 2007 by the National Outsourcing Association in the United Kingdom. In 2012, two major cities in the country landed in the Top 8 Global Outsourcing Destinations: Manila (3rd) and Cebu (8th).
PSIA has indeed stretched the industry to greater heights. Last year, it led an IT delegation to the Software Development Expo in Tokyo, Japan to boost and promote competitiveness of Filipino software and IT companies. The organizations continues to participate in trade missions in different countries. PSIA currently has clients from the United State of America, Japan, and Australia, all of which are impressed with the organizationsâ efforts to promote IT.
In its mandate to push the IT business to horizons, the PSIA has continually shaped students pursuing a career in the industry by conducting seminars, workshops and by conductive capability development initiatives with the academe. More to that, PSIA conducts surveys and studies the trends of the business to further promote and maximize growth.
The PSIA is with you, 25 years forward. Continuing the legacy of a strong IT industry. PSIA delivers more than just software developments, it delivers excellence and service to the Filipino nation.