Hexacta has been in business since 1999. Our growth history shapes the way we do business today. We began with only four people in a small office in Buenos Aires, with great expectations and the need to just deliver good results to get to the next day.
As entrepreneurs we overcame the dot-com bubble crash and the Argentine economic crisis of 2001, which affected many local technology ventures. We learnt to never give up on our dreams, in spite of the circumstances.
Year after year, Hexacta grew firmly and confidently, always maintaining a strong commitment to our society and the community. Our recipe was to keep learning every day with integrity, honesty and commitment, values upon which we built lasting and deep relationships with customers, governments and institutions.
We are now +600 people distributed in our offices located US (Greater Seattle Area), Argentina (Buenos Aires, La Plata, Córdoba, Bahía Blanca, Paraná and Salta), Colombia, Uruguay, and Brazil, from where we provide services to many clientes around the world.
Hexacta has no boundaries; we can adapt to different realities and rely on multi-disciplinary teams to work for industries as diverse as banking and finance, telecommunications and media, retail and natural resources.
Our main asset is our people. We grew by transmitting experience, passion and excellence in a flexible and inspiring atmosphere. In all these years, we have repeatedly achieved a top ten ranking in the Great Place to Work survey and received several distinctions that make us proud and fuel our ambitious teamwork.
We have kept the same spirit that set us apart in the beginning. We are always striving for excellence and innovation.
Hexacta landed in Bogotá, Colombia, an important market in the region. Hexacta was granted with the Golden Sadosky award for its continuous contribution to the software industry in Argentina. We also won the Sadosky Quality Award.
A great year to consolidate Hexacta in the region. For second year in a row we were included among the 100 best outsourcing companies in the world by the IAOP®. Along with this, we opened a new office in Seattle Area (United States), leaded by Javier López de Lagar, Partner and Head of US Operations. Another great milestone was the opening of one development center in Maracaibo (Venezuela) and two more in Salta and Córdoba (Argentina).
In a pivotal year, Hexacta celebrates 15 years developing software of excellence. We are ranked #1 among the top software companies in Argentina by GPTW, the Great Place to Work survey! We are 400+ and counting. With 40+ ongoing projects, our Buenos Aires office starts to become too small for us, so we open a second office in the city, taking the number of development centers to a total of 7.
We crossed the limits,
the universe is infinite
Our client, ARSAT, develops and launches the first geostationary Argentine telecommunications satellite. Argentina ranks among the select group of 8 members worldwide with the ability to build and put into orbit a satellite. We happily receive an Honorable Mention Award from WITSA (World Information Technology and Services Alliance) for the DANE Project and the Merit Award from CESSI for the GEMA Project.
Hexacta is awarded the prestigious European Seal of E-Excellence. This award is given every year by the Forum of E-Excellence and its partners, a group of IT industry associations representing many European countries. The European Seal of E-Excellence acknowledges innovation in products and services, and the marketing practices to promote them. Later, in the annual Sadosky Awards, the Software and Information Services Chamber of Argentina (CESSI, after its acronym in Spanish) gives Hexacta the Business Achievement Award.
IT Knowledge for everyone
Hexacta Labs, an open program where college students are trained for free by our experts, is born in our Buenos Aires headquarters. This was only the beginning, since this program would expand to three other cities, continuing up until today with increased annual student enrollment. By mid-year, the family is enlarged and we open a new office in La Plata.
Earlier in the year, we grow to be more than 200 employees. Projections for Hexacta continue to be good and we decide to move before the end of the year to one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. The building, a more spacious and modern one, surprises the team with its modern facilities and vibrant colors and comfortable design.
On the podium of the best
We reach #2 place on the ranking of the best companies to work for with over 200 employees. The path that we started 10 years before continues, we are better, we have more desire and we continue to grow. In addition, we obtained the Scrum Alliance certification (Register Education Provider – REP), which positions us as trainers and enabled us to issue CSD (Certified Scrum Developer) certification courses for developers.
Through the Great Recession, we prove to be resilient once again to the negative external effects of the economy. Even under extreme financial distress, our clients value the software excellence and competitive rates of our 5 offices operating in several strategic points in Latin America. The CMM model is superseded by the CMMI model and we are assessed at level 3 of this new model, maintaining our quality commitment and regional leadership. We also add a new recognition award to our display as we are named the Best IT Company in Argentina - Sadosky Award 2009.
Hexacta lands on a new continent: Africa. The French conglomerate Bolloré, a company with presence in over 40 countries and employing over 28,000 people around the world, relies on us for their expansion into the African continent. We add a new team across the Rio de la Plata, inaugurating our Montevideo office in Uruguay.
Social networks, the beginning
Social networks change the profile of users who become the real content generators. Companies and businesses are facing a new challenge: to understand what's new in this user. Hexacta is only 7 years old, but has already placed #6 in the local ranking of the Great Place to Work awards. We keep adding talent, this year we open a fourth office, located in Bahía Blanca.
As one of the most important Argentine software companies, we start our geographical expansion in the country to tap into the most talented engineers wherever they are. Our first development center outside of Buenos Aires opens in the city of Paraná, the capital of Entre Rios province.
The mobile starts to boom. Hexacta is at the forefront, with a specialized team in mobile development, trained in the latest technologies. In just two years, we reach a high maturity level of the CMM model, being assessed at CMM level 4.
We are a team of 45 people and we share the same motto "be the best”. As part of our expansion into the US, we sign Axioma Inc. as a client. The Manhattan based company is a leader in the financial industry, providing factor-based risk models and portfolio construction tools for equity investors. Axioma is our oldest active client in the US.
Hexacta signs its first big project in France with Sodexo, a large multinational with over 300,000 employees in 80 countries. The project covers several continents in countries like the Philippines, Indonesia, UK, Russia, Tunisia and Vietnam. We begin a relationship that lasts to this day, growing every year with new projects. We are the first Argentine company to be assessed at level 3 of Carnegie Mellon’s CMM model (Capability Maturity Model). This is a landmark in Argentine quality software development and positions Hexacta at the top of the industry in the region.
This year we certify as CMM3 (Capability Maturity Model).
Never give up
Argentina’s economic crisis presents an enormous challenge for our local business. We overcome this adverse situation by tapping the international markets and increasing our exports to Spain and Brazil. We start our first project in the US, for Leapfrog Enterprises Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area. We partner with Microsoft by specializing in Custom Development Solutions, Information Worker Solutions, Mobility Solutions and Data Management Solutions. The partnership has grown strongly until today, since we are still a Microsoft Gold Partner.
Our dream begins to fulfill and we transform it into new goals. We endeavor into a new market and open an office in São Paulo. Our client roaster grows impressively. Among others, we now work for such marquee clients as Shell, Zurich Financial Services and BankBoston.
The millennium begins and the world renews its ideas. Revolutionizing minds push to break new frontiers and seek to turn new dreams into realities... We have one: "Develop excellent software for the world". We obtain our first client, Argentina's leading Internet service company.