Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) is the national trade body for Software & IT Enabled Service industry of Bangladesh. Established in 1997, the association has been working with a vision of developing vibrant software & IT service industry in the country.
BASIS started its journey with only 17 charter members. Today the membership stands at more than 450. Members of BASIS account for the lion share of the total software & IT services revenue of the country.
BASIS, through its regular programs and activities, works on the following broad objectives.
Domestic market development by creating awareness among potential IT users from both private and public sectors, establishing market places for IT solutions and ensuring level playing field for local software and ITE service industry
International market development through networking and business linkage events as well as brand promotion of the industry at international level
Capacity building of the member companies as well as the industry as a whole through management/entrepreneurship development initiatives, technology training and resource sharing
Member service development and delivery in different operational and business support areas like financing, tax, export/import, remittance, foreign visit, contract & legal issues, IPR etc.
Advocacy for business friendly and enabling government policies for the development of software and IT enabled service industry
Social contribution, as responsible citizen group, towards the long term national vision of becoming a technology driven knowledge economy, particularly through engaging with the young generation for motivating and guiding them for becoming future technology leaders