The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia (GZS) originated in 1850 as the Chamber of Trade and Industry of Kranjska. The chamber represents the business community and provides support and advice to companies as well as a full range of professional services aimed at strengthening competitiveness of its members. The main tasks of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia are to represent member companies and look after their vital interests; to provide expert information and professional support; and to serve the community by performing other tasks entrusted to it by government.
COFACE is a globally operating credit insurer, offering companies solutions to protect them against the risk of financial default of their clients, both on the domestic market and for export. Coface Adriatic is a local branch, offering a complete range of services. They include everything from client identification to complete credit report and claim management. This type of modular approach allows them to perfectly adapt the services to clients’ needs. Such services allow clients to focus their attention to their fundamental business.
The main purpose of the certificate, coinciding with EU directives is to promote successful small and medium companies, secure and safe business, good business practices and to increase market transparency. Additionally it will help customers and business partners to decrease financial and other risks when concluding business agreements.
The certificate enables local and international business partners to verify company’s existence, proper web address, and most importantly creditworthiness.
The basis for the certification is a credit report and daily monitoring from COFACE Slovenia. Concurrently the SafeSigned™ website technology prevents the «Excellent SME Slovenia« quality seal to be copied and used on any other website.
By installing and using the certificate potential and existing partners can differentiate between successful and less successful companies in the cyber world.
Classic seal shape: can be positioned anywhere on the recipient website.
Rectangle seal shape: is always positioned in the bottom right corrner of the browser.
The Excellent SME certificate is issued, when and if the company meets the requested criteria. The first requirement is yearly turnover of at least 25.000 EUR and has to satisfy other local criteria for a SME classification. Additionally the company has to achieve a Coface assessment score of at least 6 to qualify for an Excellent SME certificate. Assessment score results from company’s business financial analysis, which takes into account also the payment morale evaluation and future business risk with an insolvency probability estimate for the period of the next 12 months. Constant monitoring provides the credibility in domestic and foreign business environment.
Yearly usage costs of Excellent SME Slovenia certificates amount to 297 EUR + VAT for the first website. Members of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia are entitled to 10% discount. Costs for certification of every additional website owned by the same company amount to 39 EUR + VAT.
By filling the form COFACE is able to create a credit report with provided information. In case of positive assessment, which is score of 6 or more, we will send an order form and by filling it you are able to receive Excellent SME certification. In case of a negative assessment we will inform you and you may perches the report for 35€. The process of evaluation is FREE.