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Malaysia IR4.0 on track with partner

According to a recent report, global enterprise software leader announced that it remains steadfastly focused on the continued growth of Malaysia’s Digital Economy.

The firm’s President and Managing Director (for Southeast Asia) stated that the company’s focus encompassed areas such as nurturing talent, growing the local ecosystem and in having established a service delivery centre in Kuala Lumpur for the SEA region.

The firm aims to support every company to become a best-run business. Having been in Malaysia for 27 years, the firm has been able to observe the best way to help facilitate the country’s Digital Economy growing from strength to strength.

According to Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), digital economy contributed some 18.3 per cent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2017.

On the talent and education front, the firm continues to develop human capital for Malaysia. Under its University Alliances initiative, the firm continues to collaborate with MDEC on the MyUniAlliance programme which provides training for some three thousand students per year,” Claus said, adding that the programme started in 2011.

Eighteen Institutes of Higher Learning [IHL], including two foreign universities, have participated in the programme. These IHLs bring the firm’s technology and best practices to students in undergraduate and graduate programmes.

Using the knowledge and guidance provided by the firm’s mentors, graduates often go on to become consultants with the firm and grow their knowledge base.

On growing the local ecosystem, the firm continues to work with local business partners so that they may continue innovating on their home-grown solutions.

One such company offers professional SAP B1 consultancy and expertise to small medium enterprises (SMEs) throughout Malaysia. The company’s Vice President stated together with the global enterprise software leader, it is currently working with organisations like SME Corp to educate the SME community on the importance of technology.

SMEs have been cautioned to acknowledge the role of technology as a business enabler that paves the way to greater profitability and operational efficiencies. The company’s solutions based on the SAP B1 platform aims to simplify processes for them so that these SMEs become more productive.

The two companies are run on the principle that the best-run business means being an ‘intelligent enterprise’. Together they aim to deliver the ‘intelligent enterprise’ for our customers so that they can achieve their desired outcomes.

On Malaysia as an ICT (information, communications and technology) hub, the enterprise software firm chose Malaysia for its solution delivery centre (SDC) catering to enterprises throughout SEA.

The SDC has increased cost-effectiveness and scalable service delivery while addressing customer proximity for enterprises employing the firm’s technologies within SEA.

Malaysia lies at the heart of SEA where there are various multinational companies (MNCs) operating out of the country. The country’s robust infrastructure, strategic location within SEA coupled with the country’s dynamic business environment are contributors to the choice of location.

Moreover, skilled expertise is also one of Malaysia’s greatest assets, and that the SDC team size is growing.

The workforce in Malaysia is young, educated and productive, proving to be one of the best in the region. Diversity is one of Malaysia’s greatest strengths, and the firm’s objective is to provide its customers with access to the best global network of consultants with expertise in the latest technologies.


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