Meet Javier Sanz, our new CFO

After the holidays, we at ASM Web Services have come back with renewed energy and relevant changes. We are pleased to announce that Javier Sanz Arranz has joined our team and will assume the role of CFO of the company.

Javier’s mission will be to consolidate the organizational and financial foundations to drive the future growth of ASM Web Services.

Javier has extensive experience of more than 20 years as financial manager in start-up or high-growth companies in sectors where technology is a key factor. It is worth noting his ability to scale businesses ensuring their financial viability, negotiating with investors and funds.

After sustained growth in recent years, Javier’s experience allows us to strengthen this trend and provide significant differential value.

ASM team is certified as Azure Gold Partner

The digital sector is evolving faster and faster and we want our company to keep pace. One of the best ways for ASM to grow and evolve is through training.

By expanding the knowledge of our team, we manage to improve results and meet all the needs of our customers. Therefore, we are happy to announce that our team has been certified as an Azure Gold Partner.

Azure and ASM Web Services

Last February we already achieved three Azure Solutions Architect Expert certifications, which accredits us as Azure expert solution architects and, therefore, that we have expertise in designing cloud and hybrid solutions running on Microsoft Azure, including aspects such as process, network, storage and security.

Thanks to these 3 certifications, today we can celebrate being Azure Gold Partners. Our company has been working for years with other companies in their transition to the Cloud. This certification is a great recognition of our experience and expertise in this service.

Azure, Microsoft’s cloud platform

Azure is a Microsoft platform that consists of more than 200 products and services in the cloud and pay-per-use, where you can compile, run and manage these applications in a global network of Microsoft data centers.

We would like to thank all the customers who have trusted ASM to improve their processes. And welcome all those to come.

Meet the Digital Kit

In ASM Web Services we have been certified as digitalizing agents to grant the Digital Kit to SMEs and freelancers. But, what is the Digital Kit?

The Digital Kit is a financial aid, up to 12,000 euros, to boost the digitization of those who may find more obstacles in the way of digital transformation: SMEs and freelancers.

This aid is born from the great crisis caused by the covid-19 pandemic. The European Union launched the Next Generation European funds, endowed with 750,000 million euros, of which 140,000 were for Spain. This led to the creation of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, which includes the Digital Kit for the digitalization and technological promotion of SMEs and the self-employed.

What services can I use it for?

In ASM we offer many digitalization services that your company can benefit from using the Digital Kit:

  • Website and internet presence
  • Customer management
  • Electronic invoicing
  • Cybersecurity
  • E-commerce
  • Business intelligence and analytics
  • Virtual office services and tools
  • Social network management
  • Process management
  • Secure communications

Application deadlines

In March, the program opened for the first segment of beneficiaries: companies with between 10 and 49 workers. As of this July, it is now open for micro-SMEs with between 3 and 10 workers. For the self-employed or small companies with between 1 and 3 workers, the turn will be between September and October (depending on the forecast).

Requirements to benefit from the Digital Kit

In order to benefit from the Digital Kit your company must meet the following conditions:

  1. Be a small company, a micro-company or a self-employed.
  2. Not be considered a company in crisis.
  3. Be up to date with tax and Social Security payments.
  4. Not to incur in any of the prohibitions foreseen in the General Law of Subsidies.
  5. To be registered in the Census of businessmen, professionals and resellers of the State Agency of Tributary Administration or in the equivalent census of the Foral Tax Administration.
  6. Not be subject to a pending recovery order following a previous decision of the European Commission.
  7. Not to exceed the minimum aid limit (€200,000).
  8. Have the Digital Maturity Level assessment according to the diagnostic test on the Acelera Pyme platform.

Want to know more? You can learn more here or contact us to solve all your doubts.

ASM Web Services definitely integrates V2M Software

Two years ago we explained that ASM Web Services was strengthening its mobile division with the incorporation of the production unit of the company V2M Software. After two years of transition, we integrated it definitively and it will be the mobile apps division of ASM Web Services who will provide this service.

This incorporation allowed us to offer a broader and more competitive service to our customers. The portfolio of services was expanded with specializations such as digital business, systems & cloud computing and software engineering.

The company V2M Software, specialized in the development and programming of mobile applications, had worked for years for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and counted among its clients companies and entities such as Fira de Barcelona, Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona, Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona, Deliberry or Manusa.

More competitive

This integration process allows us to respond with greater capacity and competitiveness to the increasing demand for technological solutions related to mobility. This is a fertile ground for the development of apps to make companies more competitive, increase their sales and offer a better user experience (UX).

In this context, ASM Web Services has spent years developing native iOS and Android mobile applications that work efficiently and save time and money in the long run.

Professional athletes also use Open Trail Races

The Open Trail Races mobile app allows you to run verified races at any time, competing against your best time or against others. This, added to the possibility of discovering new territories where to train, is one of the reasons why athletes like Silvia Puigarnau or Eduard Hernández use this application. In addition, they have the assurance that the trails that appear in the app are safe and in constant maintenance.

Among the races that you can find in Open Trail Races whether or not you are a professional athlete are those of Tenerife, with an ideal territory for the practice of trail running, and also those that you can find in Terres de l’Ebre that have been incorporated this year. Among them highlights the Cursa dels Biberons or the Cursa OTR Trencacims, all included in the Winter Championship OTR Terres de l’Ebre.

The collaboration of ASM Web Services with OTR

Open Trail Races (OTR) is a project we are especially proud of. The ASM Web Services team developed the Open Trail Races app for the company The Trail Zone. The aim of the app is to boost tourism and promote the practice of sports in the natural environment. The covid-19 restrictions showed the usefulness of this system, when races could not be organized. We are very happy to incorporate new races to the app.

To use it, the user installs it on the device with which he/she will follow the route, registers and downloads the race track. The routes require the help of a GPS device, as they are not specifically marked for environmental, ecological and respectful reasons. The OTR application also allows for competitions between runners comparing times and rankings to encourage participation.


Facilitating contact management at the Mobile World Congress 2022

App Lead Retrieval

App Lead Retrieval

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is an opportunity to learn about the latest developments in the mobile world and, very importantly, a source for making new contacts. And this is where our contribution to this great event comes in: Fira de Barcelona’s Lead Retrieval application. Developed by the mobile apps team of ASM Web Services, last year it already gave great results in contact management.

With NFC technology and QR codes, it allows contacts to be managed in real time. Goodbye to cumbersome business cards that tend to get lost when we look for them after the congress or trade show. The app allows you to scan the QR of the visitor’s pass and the contact is archived with all the data contained in the person’s profile.

The saved contacts can then be filtered and exported to Excel, making it easier to contact potential customers to send more information or schedule a meeting to present our project.

VIP Drop Off App

Also developed for the Mobile World Congress, the mobile apps team at ASM Web Services developed the VIP Drop Off app. It is used to manage the parking area. Thanks to a sticker placed on the front window of the vehicle, the person who manages the parking area has information of each car entering or leaving just by bringing a mobile device with the VIP Drop Off app close to the sticker.


What does Mobile World Congress 2022 bring?

MWC Barcelona Connectivity Unleashed

MWC Barcelona Connectivity Unleashed

The mobile technology industry event reopens its doors at the Fira de Barcelona exhibition center in L’Hospitalet. It recovers the presentiality after the suspension of 2020 and the reduced version of 2021. What does this new Mobile bring us? Connectivity Unleashed is the motto of this edition and gives many clues to the content.

Undoubtedly 5G will be one of the prominent themes of the event. After some demonstrations of this technology were made in 2019, in 2022 many people can already use it in different parts of the country. The implementation is a reality and boosts connectivity between users and smart devices. The possibility of transmitting data faster, combined with artificial intelligence, brings us closer to the so-called Internet of Things, where most processes will be automated.

The arrival of 6G

5G is advancing, but our sights are already set on 6G, the sixth generation of mobile connectivity. The aim of this technology is to further reduce latency in connections and increase transmission speed. The standards for this technology, which South Korea intends to implement in its first pilot project in 2026, will be discussed during the congress. It is expected to be implemented in 2030.

In addition to 5G and 6G, industry and professionals will focus these days on addressing topics such as financial technology, artificial intelligence, cloud technology, the Internet of Things, climate issues and cybersecurity. The GSMA also includes a new area showcasing connected technology leadership in industries such as financial technology or smart mobility.

The latest mobile models

In Barcelona, the world’s leading technology brands are also showcasing their latest mobile devices. What’s new? Multiple cameras with improved optics, smartwatches, foldable mobiles and faster battery charging. Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi have not missed the opportunity to participate in this world reference event.


Tenerife, new trail running destination for the Open Trail Races app

Open Trail Races (OTR) allows trail running all year round.

Open Trail Races (OTR) allows trail running all year round.

There are more and more followers of trail running throughout the year, without the need to wait for a specific competition. For all of them, here comes great news. The racing app Open Trail Races (OTR) incorporates Tenerife as a new trail running destination.

Tenerife has a series of conditions that make it ideal for this sport: altitude, varied terrain, many trails and an optimal climate throughout the year. For this reason, Tenerife Tourism has decided to include it in the OTR app. It has counted on the collaboration of trail runner David Lutzardo to select the best trails on the island.

ASM and Open Trail Races

We are very happy to see that the app is growing. The ASM Web Services team developed the Open Trail Races app for The Trail Zone, a company dedicated to sports tourism.

To use it, the user installs it on the device with which he will follow the route, registers and downloads the race track. To follow the routes, a GPS device is required, as the routes are not specifically marked for environmental, ecological and respectful reasons. The OTR application also allows virtual competitions between runners comparing times and rankings to encourage participation.


ASM Web Services launches new headquarters in Barcelona

New ASM Web Services headquarters in Barcelona

New ASM Web Services headquarters in Barcelona

After 10 years developing our activity in Viladecans, ASM Web Services returns to Barcelona, where we started our business career. The new ASMWS headquarters is located at Avenida Madrid, 95. A well connected enclave, located very close to Sants Station, which will facilitate the mobility of our team as well as that of our clients from the rest of Spain.

New ASMWS Headquarters

The new headquarters will streamline the mobility of our team as well as that of our customers in the rest of Spain.

Closer proximity to customers and more synergies in the teams.

The change of headquarters is aimed at “facilitating proximity with our customers and partners such as Magento or VTEX, and also with our employees when it comes to combining face-to-face work and teleworking,” according to Justo Soria, CEO and founder of ASMWS.

“We now have more space and more videoconferencing and meeting rooms for the technical team to work more comfortably and create synergies between engineering teams,” he says. In addition, he adds, “working from these new offices in Barcelona will facilitate the integration of the new Mobile Apps development company, which is also located in the same city”.


New ASMWS Headquarters

The Barcelona site allows the creation of new synergies between ASMWS teams.

The new headquarters culminates a process of evolution

The move to these new offices in Barcelona is the culmination of a process of evolution of the company. This began with the implementation of the new operating model, which we launched at the beginning of 2021, and which involved the creation of the tech hubs.

Currently, the company has two highly specialized development centers: one in Barcelona, focused on the development of Mobile Apps, and another in León, dedicated to Software Engineering and Pricing Optimization Tools.


Two ASM Web Services solutions at Mobile World Congress 2021

Lead Retrieval enables real-time contact management

Lead Retrieval enables real-time contact management

After a year of forced absence due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Mobile World Congress returns to Barcelona. This edition focuses on the use of 5G for more sustainable mobility, and will address other challenges of the society of the future.

In a context still marked by health prevention measures, the world reference event bets on two technological solutions developed by the mobile apps team of ASM Web Services: the Lead Retrieval and Vip Drop Off applications.

Lead Retrieval App

Lead Retrieval is a mobile app for real-time contact management that uses NFC technology and QR codes. Through its use, physical contact between Mobile World Congress attendees is avoided, in addition to controlling access to the event and, in the event that there were any Covid-19 positive among the attendees, it would allow the traceability of who may have been in contact with this person.

This tool, designed for exhibitors, allows scanning the QR code included in the visitors’ pass to the stand to obtain instant and detailed information about their profile. In addition, it makes it easy to obtain contacts instantly by bringing the cell phone close to the visitor’s pass via NFC.

Lead Retrieval facilitates the management of potential customers contacted during the event, visualizing reports with different filters, allowing exporting them in Excel format, as well as carrying out surveys or sending documents to the captured contacts.

VIP Drop Off App

The solution provided by the VIP Drop Off app is different. In this case it is focused on the management of the parking area of the Mobile World Congress.

Before arriving at the show, each visitor can request a sticker with NFC technology for his or her vehicle, which must be placed on the front window. Thanks to this identifier, the event staff managing the parking area will have information on each car arriving or leaving the parking lot by simply placing a mobile device with the VIP Drop Off app near the sticker. In this way, the event organizer obtains the parking usage data of the visitors.