CERTICS - Creditando software. Acreditando no país.

About Certics



CERTICS was created to check whether software programs are the result of development and technological innovation in Brazil. By identifying these programs, which generate development, skills, technological autonomy, innovative capacity and knowledge-based businesses in the country, CERTICS will boost the Brazilian Information Technology market.



Source: Brazilian Association of Software Companies (ABES) and Association for the Promotion of Brazilian Software Excellence (SOFTEX)




CERTICS Evaluation Methodology and CERTICSys Platform, which helps in the execution phase of assessment, are what really differentiate CERTICS certification. The chain of evaluator entities located in several regions of the country allows fast assistance with a lower cost for the organizations applying for CERTICS Certificate. The simple, modern and innovative CERTICS Methodology is based on the evaluation of four core areas of competence: Technological Development, Technology Management, Business Management and Ongoing Improvement.






Technological Autonomy: Technical and operative capacity of the Organizational Unit to implement changes in the relevant technologies in the software.

Innovative Capacity: Ability to generate new knowledge, new technology and new artefacts to apply or implement these results.

Knowledge-based businesses: Businesses heavily reliant upon expert knowledge, involving highly qualified human resources, learning through networking and strong supplier-customer interaction.






The Renato Archer I.T. Center (CTI Renato Archer) built and updates the CERTICS methodology, as well as monitoring its use and results.              The evaluation for obtaining CERTICS is performed by a network of accredited entities, supported by FACTI (Supporting Foundation to the Qualification in Information Technology).              The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation issues the certification through the secretary of I.T. policy (SEPIN), whose function is to formulate, implement and monitor public policies and actions aimed at the sector of I.C.T. (Information and Communication Technologies) in Brazil.





The concept of CERTICS was developed by a multidisciplinary technical team of software engineers, economists, public policy experts, specialists in software process improvement, legal advisors, and others who gave rise to an innovative methodology designed based on international models and developed collaboratively together with the private sector, public purchasers, experts and scholars in the field.


The first version of the CERTICS Evaluation Methodology for Software was released for public consultation in the period 21/08/2012 to 12/12/2012, with the aim of promoting and disseminating this methodology to society in order to validate its concepts, logical structure, body of knowledge and collect contributions.


In addition to contributions received in the two public hearings that occurred in this period, the page received 4,686 visits and CERTICS was viewed 18,922 times. Over 120 participants from different organizations contributed to the process of validating the methodology, sending questions and comments. Thus, in order to document, organize and direct the contributions received, the report was prepared in Public Consultation.


The CERTICS Evaluation Methodology for Software was reviewed in light of the submissions received in public consultation and is available in this Document of Definition. Either as a summary or in its extended version Reference Model for CERTICS Evaluation 1.1 and CERTICS Evaluation Model 1.1


The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI) announced on 18/06/2013 the beginning of the certification process, in a ceremony held at the Renato Archer I.T. Center (CTI), Campinas (SP).


On the same date the CERTICSys platform was made available for simulations of program evaluation according to CERTICS Methodology.


On 19/09/2013 the evaluation processes of software candidates were initiated.

Law establishes the principles, objectives and guidelines of the National ICT Policy, its purposes and mechanisms of formulationArticle 218 § 3 ... The State will support the training of human resources in science, research and technology, and grant to those engaged in media and special working conditions. § 4 The law supports and encourages companies to invest in research, creation of appropriate technology to the country, training and development of their human resources and to adopt remuneration systems that ensure employees, apart from the salary share of the economic gains from productivity of their work. Article 219 ... The domestic market is part of the national patrimony and will be encouraged in order to facilitate the cultural and socio-economic welfare of the population and the technological autonomy of the country, under a federal law.Article 3 The agencies and entities of the Federal Public Administration, directly or indirectly, foundations instituted and maintained by the Government and other organizations under the direct or indirect control of the Union shall give preference in procurement of goods and services and automation, observed the following order: I - goods and services using technology developed in the country;Article 3 § 2 ... On equal terms as the tiebreaker shall be provided preferably successively, goods and services: ... II - produced in Brazil, III - produced or provided by Brazilian companies. IV - produced or provided by companies that invest in research and technology development in the countryRegulates Law 8.248/1991 Article 3, 4 and 9; Preference goods and services with technology developed in BrazilChanges Law No. 8666 Article 3 § 6 ... The margin of preference in § 5 shall be established based on studies reviewed periodically, within a period not exceeding five (5) years, taking into consideration: I - generation of employment and income; II - effect on revenues from federal, state and municipal taxes; III - development and technological innovation carried out in the country; IV - Additional cost of goods and services, and V - in their review, retrospective analysis of results.Regulates Law No. 8666 Article 3 Article 3 ... In procurement under the federal public administration shall be held as provided for in specific regulations, the margin of preference in terms of this Decree, for domestic manufactures and national agencies meet, plus the relevant technical regulations, the Brazilian technical standards, limited to twenty-five percent above the price of foreign manufactured goods and foreign services. § ... 5 For purposes of applying § 4, the Ministries of Science and Technology for Development, Industry and Foreign Trade shall establish the requirements and criteria for verification of products and services resulting from development and technological innovation carried out in the country, after Proposition Commission referred to in Article 7.TI MAIOR - Strategic Program for Software and Information Technology Services     Certification resulting software development and technological innovation made ​​in Country 1. MCTI Ordinance No. 555 of 18.06.2013Decree 8.186

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