Towa has a vast experience developing in the .NET and Java Environments (including Javascript and Javascript libraries) as well as plain HTML and dynamic HTML. Currently we have significant expertise in SOA architecture definition using XML and JSON as the ESB base.

Significant experience in state of the art MS Azure-related complete solutions on diverse operating systems utilizing different languages and databases (multi-tenant) for multiple environments (Development, QA, Staging, Operations). Includes administration services associated to the platform. We also have important experience under the GAE (Google) Environment with one of our biggest clients (bank).

Regarding troubleshooting, optimization and performance tuning, we have participated in specific projects related with Optimization and Performance of Stored Procedures for a consumer-banking client.

Oracle and SQL Server under Windows, MySQL under Linux and DB2 under mainframe environments are the main DBMS we develop in our projects. Specifically in Oracle we have plenty experience in versions 9i to 11g using SQL, SPs, PL/SQL and Transact-SQL.

Regarding QA, our TSP/PSP commitment has transformed our QA approach to an intensive error-correction cycle activity to a certification of conformance. Nonetheless, we actually use tools (JMeter). For automated testing, we use QAComplete Resources to test Non-Functional requirements and load testing, as well as intelligent test agents and to support continuous integration. As part of PSP methodology the creation and execution of Test Cases is an individual responsibility of each participant in the development process, as well as in the TSP team effort. As a standalone QA function, we can provide estimations of the Level of Effort, based in PSP metrics or in conventional ones like Function Points.

Application Lifecycle Centers

  • Towa focus exclusively on financing, set-up and operation of NearShore Application Lifecycle Centers to serve the US market.
  • Towa is a well-funded company uniquely positioned with an established network in Mexican Government and Academia to complement US Corporations in settling NearShore ALCs in Mexico.
  • Application Lifecycle Management is supported by TSP-PSP methodology; developed by Carnegie Mellon University, which some authors refer as CMM level 6.
  • Our services include the development of new applications, application support and maintenance, including legacy development, packaged application implementation, e-business enablement/integration, testing and QA.
  • Towa can provide IT organizations the promise of significant cost saving (as high as 70%) due to the lower cost of knowledge-based labor in Mexico.

Specially designed and built to better fit specific Client’s requirements enabling its methodology, standards, tools and processes, services are focused on the development, maintenance, and management of software applications, in a highly efficient and cost effective manner.

  • Track record and financial stability
  • Clear language and client support standards
  • A comprehensive services portfolio
  • Hiring and guidance of NearShore ALC management team.
  • Financial, Human Resources and Management Processes and Tools to create a world-class NearShore ALC facility
  • Quality standards (CMM, Six Sigma, ISO)

Application Lifecycle Services

  • Application support and administrative services for application and database operations.
  • Application maintenance services for the implementation of enhancements, upgrades and patches.
  • Application development services for new applications and features, for existing or new business needs.
  • Application transformation services which include Legacy Modernization and re-plataforming of applications.
  • Testing services include the resourcing to facilitate both manual and automated testing.
  • Training services addresses training the user and for the Technical Support personnel that stand behind the Application.
In addition to the Sigma Tao and Microsoft Dynamics Development Centers experiences, we currently have an onsite/on shore development Center for Avalon Solution Group and BBVA (an International Bank) that function as an extension of its internal development process, where we receive requirements from its design workshops to develop and test.

Towa has several training programs, Engineering Warrior Training Program (This training includes logic abstraction of problems, practices on PSP / TSP and technical training on different technologies such as: Cobol, C#, Java, .NET, PHP, among others). TISAP (Engineering Techniques Applied to Programming, logical abstraction of problems). Learning Circles (Groups for diverse technical reviews). Learning Circles TSP / PSP (Introduction to the TSP/PSP concepts).

TOWA’s offering includes a SAP innovation solutions for any kind of industry and business areas:

SAP Business Suite

  • Functional consulting in the SAP ERP Modules: Financial, Logistics, Human Capital.
  • Technical consulting in the Basis component and the Business Warehouse solution.
  • ABAP Software Factory for the Business Suite and Business Warehouse platforms.

S/4 HANA

  • All the SAP Business Suite solutions, now running on the HANA platform (In-memory computing) optimizing the business procesess, the simplification of the collaborative modules and gaining agile visualization in real time, both type of information operative and analytical. ERP, CRM, SRM, SCM, PLM in only one system.
  • Extention of the SAP HANA Cloud Platform.
  • Any kind of data: social, text, geo, graph processing.

SAP Analytics

  • Business Intelligence – Our Business Intelligence products empower your people with easy access they need to make faster and more informed decisions. Our BI solutions provide one integrated suite for all insights and help people to better understand data. The products make is simpler to combine data from multiple sources, visualize it, analyze trends and share graphics and data stories. All of this on premise, in the cloud or on the web.
  • Predictive Analytics – Our Predictive Analytics solutions uncover trends and patterns from your available data to gain unprecedented insight into your business. You can put predictive analytics into the hands of business users as well as data scientists with automated predictive modeling and build models in minutes or hours.
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance – These solutions help companies to gain insights about their risks and then to use that risk information to make better decisions. Companies can leverage monitoring results to optimize processes; set and communicate risk appetite; monitor to find differences between actual outcomes and what is desired, required and mandated; and monitor risk levels.
  • Enterprise Performance Management – With enterprise EPM solutions from SAP, you can execute better on your strategy through increased organizational alignment, agile planning and analysis, optimized profitability, and a more efficient and compliant close to disclose. The result ? A better top and bottom line.

SAP Ariba

  • Internet based applications for buying, selling and cash management between buyers and sellers B2B. With the world biggest business network with more than 2 millions of companies doing transactions through more than 5 millions of users.
  • Connectivity simplification, dramatically improves efficiency of the procesess and enables the visibility and tracking of the status of the purchase orders, deliveries, invoices, payments and other business transactions.
  • Take advantage of the Ariba Network power for BTB commerce as easy as personal commerce.

SAP Opentext

  • With automated processing capabilities to replace manual processes of invoicing using a solution based on business rules.
  • Unified view of account payable activities, with clear visibility of the purchase orders and vendor payments.
  • Optimized proccessing vendor invoices, cash flow management and supplier relationship.
  • Towa has multiple software development experience in many industries, including, Banking, Financial & Trading Services, Telecommunications, Transportation, Higher Education and Utilities.
  • In Towa, our main experience (given a significant number of projects, our own methodologies and corporate practices developed) focuses in the Java and .Net environments, working with Oracle and SQL Server DBMS developing/maintaining web / desktop applications. Under these technologies we have a portfolio of methodologies, processes, standards, practices, and automated tools developed or customized.
  • Also, Towa has many years of experience working with Mainframe environments for banking companies (Local and Global) under COBOL, CICS, and DB2 technologies. These kinds of projects are very big and have provided the opportunity to demonstrate the extraordinary value of our processes and methodologies.
  • As stated before Towa also has experience creating an offshore development center for Microsoft Dynamics Products (CRM, NAV, AX) for a big integrator company based in Europe. The services provided were CRM integration & localization, CRM/ERP Functional and Technical configuration and development of software add-ins.
  • Towa has lead projects in Business Intelligence and Analytics fields using Informatica Power Center and IBM Datastage tools. Currently, Towa participate in development projects involving Adobe Cold fusion development platform.
  • Towa also have experience with mobile technologies, developing solutions for international clients under iOS and Android platforms.
  • Last year we included a BPM practice to our market offering with success; which has enabled us to integrate our IT experience to the modeling of Business Processes in order to identify opportunity areas and define Requirements.

Quality Approach

Currently on new software developments, we are committed to deliver a maximum of 1 defect per 20KLOC, contractually guaranteed.

Our Driving Team

  • Gerardo Lopez Chief Executive Officer / CEO

    Entrepreneur, Business Man & Software Engineer with more than 40 years of experience transforming software development to a well establish software engineering practices in order to achieve top quality and reduce development cost and time... Read more >

    Gerardo López García

    Gerardo Lopez
    Chief Executive Officer / CEO

    Entrepreneur, Business Man & Software Engineer with more than 40 years of experience transforming software development to a well establish software engineering practices in order to achieve top quality and reduce development cost and time.
    Gerardo hold a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering form Tec of Monterrey, and spend 2 years working for a Master of Art in Computer Sciences at Texas University, to complement his academic background he spend also a year in a MBA program at Tec of Monterrey and other year in IPADE AD2 Program.
    From 1982 thru 2000 he founded and grow up a software development company to became the largest in Latin America, in 2002 the started Towa with the vision to Excel in Software Quality and lead Mexico to became #1 in Software Quality in the World (“Mexico should achieve in software what the Japanese’s did in car manufacturing 50 years ago”)

  • Albert Sansores EVP Advisory Services

    Mr. Sansores brings a wealth of experience in his 25+ years of experience in the IT services business. With a focus in Outsourcing, Albert has initiated regional Outsourcing practices for IBM, Accenture and others including leading the effort... Read more >

    Albert N. Sansores

    Albert Sansores
    EVP Advisory Services

    Mr. Sansores brings a wealth of experience in his 25+ years of experience in the IT services business. With a focus in Outsourcing, Albert has initiated regional Outsourcing practices for IBM, Accenture and others including leading the effort to an award of a US$700,000,000.00+ contract.
    As Senior Managing Partner of Intellek Advisory Services, Inc. (a TOWA Group company), Albert has provided Strategic Management Consulting services to clients in Telecommunications, Manufacturing, Financial Institutions and Third-party Software Vendors in over 15 countries. Prior to joining TOWA Group, Mr. Sansores held executive positions with Accenture, IBM, SHL Systemhouse/EDS/H-P, Softtek, Hildebrando/HITSS and Xerox, he has provided leadership for many successful business development and delivery efforts throughout the Americas and Europe. Mr. Sansores received his education and training in the US, Canada and Mexico, holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Barry University in Miami; and B.S. Industrial Engineering (BSIE) from the State University (UNAM) Mexico. A frequent speaker at seminars and conferences, Mr. Sansores has conducted training courses and workshops for leading professional and public sector institutions and agencies in the US, Canada, Spain, Mexico and Brazil.

  • Carlos Mendoza
    VP of Operations

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    Carlos Mendoza

    Carlos Mendoza
    VP of Operations

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  • Gerardo Lopez-Valdes Culture VP

    Gerardo is in charge of Towa´s Culture Direction.
    He has been focused for the last 14 years in creating and shaping organizations with an outstanding cultural backbone, to provide well-being to every person involved with such... Read more >

    Gerardo Lopez Valdes

    Gerardo Lopez Valdes
    Culture VP

    He has been focused for the last 14 years in creating and shaping organizations with an outstanding cultural backbone, to provide well-being to every person involved with such enterprises, as members, clients or vendors.
    Gerardo has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from Universidad Regiomontana in Monterrey, Mexico.
    He spent five years as Co-founder and CEO of La Periferia Arquitectos (an Architecture, Design and Construction firm). After joining Towa in 2008, Gerardo is been working to improve every area of the organization, including new business development, hiring practices, retention strategy, new talent attraction and development.
    Gerardo´s mission in Towa is to integrate, align, boost and insert our reason to exist into the core of every person in Towa; also to care and nurture the fundamental values and beliefs that make this organization unique.

  • Javier Avilez Mexico City Sales VP

    Senior executive with more than 30 years of experience leading areas of information technology, focusing on transforming and improving the business through the appropriate use of technology, establishing the right strategy at three tiers... Read more >

    Javier Avilez Barragán

    Javier Avilez
    Mexico City Sales VP

    Senior executive with more than 30 years of experience leading areas of information technology, focusing on transforming and improving the business through the appropriate use of technology, establishing the right strategy at three tiers: business strategies, business processes and functional transformation of IT services; enabling the business to achieve your financial goals, customer satisfaction and quality processes; energizing multidisciplinary teams and running every day with excellence.
    Javier spent the first 19 years leading organizations that deliver software development and project management, implementing applications that create great value in companies like Chiclet ADAMS, Grupo Aurrera (Walmart), GNP, Colgate Palmolive, SAT and Telmex.
    During the next eleven years held IT executive leadership in Servicio Panamericano (Brinks) as CIO, with responsibility in strategic planning, infrastructure, security, software development, processes and telecommunications. Javier also had other Director responsibilities in different areas with different time duration like: Real State, Procurement, Organizational Development and member of the board in Servicio Salvadoreño de Protección.
    Javier has studies in Civil Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana and master studies from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México in Business Administration.
  • Rosalba Aguilar Project Manager

    Rosalba has been performing the role of Sales Vice president and COO of the Financial Operating Unit in Mexico City for over 8 years. She is currently responsible for the Pre Sales, Sales, and Post Sales Processes in addition to overseeing the execution...Read more >

    Rosalba Aguilar

    Rosalba Aguilar
    Project Manager

    Rosalba has been performing the role of Sales Vice president and COO of the Financial Operating Unit in Mexico City for over 8 years. She is currently responsible for the Pre Sales, Sales, and Post Sales Processes in addition to overseeing the execution of development software project. She guarantees on time delivery and High Quality development throughout flawless execution processes and methodologies.
    Rosalba has been CEO, COO, CIO, CTO and member of the board of directors for XEROX and EDS Companies with 23 years of IT experience including management of all information technology areas with inter-functional teams of up to 200 employees.
    Driving the innovation and accountable for the creation, evolution and implementation of Information systems and on-line strategies based on the internal and external customer needs, involving the business processes redesign and the effective management of complex projects.
    Proven leadership experience driving diverse teams, making decisions with great assertiveness, together with problem solving, total quality processes and risk management capabilities.
    She received a BS in Biomedical Engineer, with IT degree from Universidad Iberoamericana and Master in Business Management from IPADE Institute.
  • Iñaki Hernáiz Executive for Sales and Business

    Iñaki Hernáiz is a Senior Executive for Sales and Business development in Towa Software Mexico, he is responsible for Strategic Sales and Technology based projects in Mexico, collaborating with his clients to help them to executes Software Development projects with certainty... Read more >

    Iñaki Hernáiz
    Executive for Sales and Business

    Iñaki Hernáiz is a Senior Executive for Sales and Business development in Towa Software Mexico, he is responsible for Strategic Sales and Technology based projects in Mexico, collaborating with his clients to help them to executes Software Development projects with certainty, this means: no defects, on time, Lowest Cost and TCO and Full client Satisfaction. Mr. Hernáiz has more than 25 years of broad experience on professional services, Telecommunications and Financial services industries, been an entrepreneur leading several initiatives and businesses based on technology. He holds a degree in Computer Science Engineer from the ITESM in Mexico.
  • Diego Moreno Mexico City Operations VP

    Senior Executive experienced in Retail, Financial Services and Government, participated in all IT areas including: technology strategy definition, vendor management, operations management, work methodologies, project management...Read more >

    Diego Moreno

    Diego Moreno
    Mexico City Operations VP

    Senior Executive experienced in Retail, Financial Services and Government, participated in all IT areas including: technology strategy definition, vendor management, operations management, work methodologies, project management, processes definition, systems design and development, communication networks and development of high performance work groups.

Industry Experiences

Banking

Insurance

Utilities

Retail

Healthcare

Transportation

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