Unifi encourages MSME to tap digitalisation grant

  • Malaysia increases digitalisation grant to US$48mil next year
  • MSMEs should make the most out of grant, improve competitiveness

Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) through its business unit, unifi Business is set to accelerate micro and Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in their digitalisation plans with its complete range of digital-first solutions. This comes after the Malaysian Government’s announcement to raise the Digitalisation Grant for MSMEs to US$48.1 million (RM200 million) next year.

The increase is expected to have a significant impact on the push for digitalisation especially in a period when businesses are looking at technology to fast track their road to recovery and beyond.

Along this road to recovery, unifi Business has positioned itself to become the preferred digitalisation enabler for MSMEs with its digital-first solutions while playing its part as a responsible corporate citizen in supporting the Government’s push to digitalise Unifi encourages MSME to tap digitalisation grantMSMEs.

Anand Vijayan (pic) Vijay , Chief Commercial Officer of TM said MSMEs should fully utilise this opportunity to accelerate their digitalisation journey and unifi Business is here to support them.

“The decision to raise the digitalisation grant to RM200 million is a big move in the right direction and we’re ready to support the needs of MSMEs in Malaysia that want to accelerate their digitalisation journey,” he said.

“As a government-appointed Technology Service Provider Partner (TSP) under the MSME Digitalisation Grant, we have the complete range of digitalisation solutions for MSMEs in every step of their digitalisation journey,” said Anand during a virtual media briefing session held today.

Unifi launched its bespoke initiative that leverages on the Digitalisation Grant in August this year. Currently, unifi serves a significant portion of the nation’s MSME ecosystem with more than 375,000 MSMEs subscribed its solutions nationwide.

Unifi encourages MSME to tap digitalisation grantUnder this grant, MSME entrepreneurs can subscribe to unifi Business Solution packages with savings of up to 50% across 12 months. In addition, unifi is offering prizes worth RM1.5 million to encourage MSME entrepreneurs to start digitising their businesses.

Meanwhile, Mohamad Yusman Ammeran (pic), unifi Head of SME Segment said feedback from MSMEs showed that digitalisation served as a booster that helped these businesses recover and thrive.

“The pandemic has transformed the business landscape in Malaysia and digitalisation is the way forward. We see a positive impact in the many businesses that we’ve supported during this very challenging period and I’m happy to see that many not only recover but have thrived thanks to our digitalisation solutions despite the challenges,” said Mohamad Yusman.

unifi has a host of solutions to cater to the different needs of individual MSMEs including cari@unifi Premium Listing site, a solution that allows businesses to reach a wider customer base through online listings and articles on the popular local e-commerce platform, cari@unifi.

In addition, unifi also organises complimentary training programs for MSMEs to increase their digital proficiency.  It also has business consultants at 83 MSMEs Corners nationwide to provide advice and guidance to business owners – the only technology company in the country to provide such services.

To encourage sign-up for the grant, unifi is offering exciting prizes under its “Sign Up & Drive Away” contest. Prizes include nine four-wheel drive (4WD) vehicles during the contest period which will end 31 December 2021. Other interesting prizes include laptops, smartphones and tablets.

For more information on unifi Business Solutions and SME Digitalisation grant offerings, please visit here.

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