上海软件对外贸易联盟（Software Business Union of Shanghai,缩写为SOBUS）成立于2002年，是由上海软件开发、生产和经营的各类软件企事业法人以及相关社团法人依据《社会团体登记管理条例》，自愿组成的联合性的、非营利性的社团组织。联盟现有200余家会员单位。上海市商务委员会是联盟的行业主管部门。
On November 8th 2022, the Israeli Chamber of Commerce in China (IsCham) signed a MoU with the Software Business Union of Shanghai (SOBUS) at the “Shanghai Forum on Digital Trade 2022” event.
The purpose of the agreement is to promote the exchange of scientific and technological innovation projects between China and Israel, and to provide necessary support and better services for the members’ enterprises, including business consulting, information services, training, international and domestic exchanges, technical investigation, and market development.
In the face of the great software outsourcing market and competitive domestic & overseas environment, 30 Shanghai software enterprises united into Software Business Union of Shanghai (Hereinafter referred to as SOBUS). Currently, SOBUS has more than 200 member enterprises. The purpose of SOBUS is to combine various strengths, which help the companies to launch into the international market and quickly expand software outsourcing business in Shanghai. According to the principle of equality, cooperation and mutual benefits, SOBUS is set up as a nonprofit organization dealing with software outsourcing business. It is approved, supported and supervised by Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce, which provides SOBUS members with the most preferential policies to help develop software industry of Shanghai.
In 2022, SOBUS still actively promote the outsourcing market of Shanghai. Today, some leading software enterprises have become the members of SOBUS. Among them, there are thousands software engineers, covering every level from system engineers, project manager to programmer. SOBUS will take Shanghai as its base and face the whole country for rapidly expanding the union.
SOBUS provides its members with good services such as establishing a software engineer training network, consulting work, and so on. The organization is dedicated to improving the management and developing capabilities of SOBUS members to expand the whole strength and international influence of SOBUS so as to form a standard and fine market environment for software outsourcing business.