As you may have already heard, the Next Generation EU funds contribute to the economic recovery in Spain, and this time we want to talk to you about the budget allocated to the Digital Kit Program.
What is the Digital Kit?
It is an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, which is aimed at small businesses, microenterprises and self-employed workers within the national territory.
The Digital Kit has more than 3,000 million euros to be distributed until 2023 and currently offers up to 12,000 euros per company with the main objective of promoting digitization and subsidizing the implementation of different solutions available on the market.
However, if you want to obtain one of these digital services, you will have to hire one of the program’s supplier companies, better known as digitalizing agents.
They are companies that are dedicated to providing online services, offering various solutions and options for your business and support during the digital transformation process.
Being a digitalizing agent implies offering a series of services through a catalog of digital solutions, so that SMEs and freelancers can choose the alternative that best suits their needs.
In short, we could say that a digitalizing agent is the one through which the digital migration aids will be carried out to the beneficiaries.
What services are offered?
If you have reached this point is because you are definitely interested in knowing what are those digital solutions that we talk so much about:
Management of social networks
Customer and/or supplier management
Business intelligence and analytics
Virtual office services and tools
The reality is that, today, acquiring digital services for your company allows you to obtain multiple benefits such as: improve internal and external communication, streamline processes, increase your competitiveness in the market, boost sales, among others.
But now, we would like to invite you to review each of the solutions listed above and ask yourself which of them you think your business needs. This may be your opportunity to enter the digital world if you haven’t done it yet!
How is the Bono Kit Digital process?
The grant to be awarded will be carried out through different phases, taking into account beneficiaries with different needs and degrees of digitization.
First phase: 12,000 euros will be granted to small companies with between 10 and less than 50 employees.
Second phase: 6,000 euros will be granted to small or micro enterprises with between 3 and less than 10 employees.
2,000 will be granted to small or micro enterprises with 0 to less than 3 employees.
The amounts mentioned above will be granted by the State in each call for proposals, so that you can carry out your digitization project. However, if this requires a higher investment than the bonus, you will have to pay the corresponding difference.
How does the process to benefit from the Digital Kit work?
When the call for aid corresponding to each phase is published, you will have a period of 3 months to submit your application for the Digital Voucher.
In this sense, when you are notified about the granting of the voucher, you will have a maximum period of 6 months to sign the Digitalization Solutions Provision Agreements with the Digitalizing Agents.
Once the agreement has been formalized, the solution may be implemented by the digitizing agent, who will present the necessary justifications on your behalf.
Likewise, a single invoice will be issued with the total amount of the service in question, you will have to pay only the non-subsidizable expenses (VAT), and assign the right to collect the subsidizable amount to the digitizing agent.
And this is how the Digital Kit voucher process is completed. The digitizing agent will then have 12 months to provide the requested solution (from the date of issue of the invoice).
It is no secret that the incorporation of technologies and the use of the Internet is becoming more and more noticeable in the business world. That is why keeping up to date in this area is essential for your business to be competitive today.
With the arrival of the Bono al Kit Digital, a unique opportunity is presented to SMEs and freelancers in Spain, which will provide support to carry out the digital transformation that can benefit you so much.
If you want to keep up to date with this topic, be sure to visit our blog! We will continue to prepare more information that will help you to boost the course of your business.