Software made in Mexico is among the best in the world and Bisoft is proof of that, having specialized in pharmacy chain management software, hardware, consulting services and business intelligence during its 18 years of existence.

The Mexican company’s services are currently divided into five lines of business: wholesaler services; business intelligence (performance analysis for decision-making processes); computing infrastructure sales; tailor-made software development and training and consultancy services.

Pharmacy Soft, one of the software innovations of Mexican company Bisoft, is currently used in 1,800 points of sale in different regions across Mexico.
The software has made inroads into countries such as Colombia since the company administration streamlined its management in 2012, which will yield higher revenues among the members of the National Union of Argentinean Pharmacies (Unión Nacional de Farmacias Argentinas), who will secure a return on their investment in two years.
However, medicinal market sales and management are just part of the activities Bisoft does; it also serves supermarket chains, jewelry stores, public institutions and bookshops, among many other clients.
The interesting thing is that the company, founded in the state of Sinaloa in 1994, was born from farming land, as stated by its general manager, José Flores.
That year, the current CEO of the company, Jesús Hernández, designed a computerized method focused on agricultural development, a sector representing 80% of all business activity in Sinaloa.
If anyone could imagine a connection between agriculture and computers, that would be Jesús Hernández. His program was a success, since virtually for the first time in Mexico a computer helped agriculturalists control their production costs and revenues per hectare, while also calculating declining food production.
Specialized computing products for agriculture did not exist in Mexico and the ideas behind that very first version of Bisoft positioned the company in the major leagues as it spearheaded its effort in Mexico.
A group of pharmacists followed, who met with developer Jesús Hernández to understand the workings of the software program that would help them simplify and manage their business more efficiently. This, in turn, led the company to a new version of its own creation.
Despite becoming known for its participation at medicine retail points and laboratories, which make up half of its clients, Bisoft’s mission goes further. According to its website, that involves offering “versatile, high-quality software solutions with cutting-edge technology, as well as guidance, consultancy and specialized services so clients can make the best decisions with the information they have and apply best practices in all business processes.”
The Mexican company’s services are currently divided into five lines of business: wholesaler services; business intelligence (performance analysis for decision-making processes); computing infrastructure sales; tailor-made software development and training and consultancy services.
These areas are broken down into nine specific services that comprise the company’s portfolio. One is outsourcing. Another is Microsoft licensing whereby Bisoft, one of the multinational’s Gold Partners, offers its clients lower purchasing costs and personalized guidance.
The company’s range of solutions also includes Pharmacy Express, which controls points of sale and other pharmaceutical Administrative functions from a PC without the need for a server, through a user-friendly program. Pharmacy Express generates suggested and optimal order information based on daily demand. It allows for electronic service payments, eeps total control of the general cash fund, has connection interfaces with drug wholesalers and features electronic invoicing capabilities.
Another service is called Pharmacy Soft, which controls all administrative and operating processes of pharmacies: sales, purchases, returns, stock adjustments, shareholder orders, doorstep sales and branch transfers. The program has proved efficient in 36 large pharmaceutical chain stores in Mexico, which have increased their profits by an average of 4%.
Its portfolio also features solutions based on client requirements: QlikView, a business analysis software package; TI Bisoft, an information technology division that includes product and program installation services and TechSoft, which offers training courses in advanced technology.
“We develop software that competes at the same level as the one that exists in other parts of the world. Our programs lack nothing thanks to their excellent quality (certified with international standards such as the CMMI Level III) and creativity that distinguish many Mexican products,” asserts José Flores, who guarantees that no one in Latin America has improved the software offered by Bisoft, a company that currently employs 58 people.




Revista Negocios ProMéxico
Octubre 2012
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