February 29, 2024

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The Philippines to Implement Digital Solutions for MSMEs in Rural Areas

COVID- 19 shutdowns have greased the digital runway, and as some new virtual habits take hold, the shift to a more digital world for those who can afford its tools and experiences will become more pronounced. This evolution will further divide customers into those with digital resources or aptitude and those who do not. MSMEs’ innovation and digital transformation are critical to their growth and resilience in the face of uncertainty.

When considering the innovation process, the image that typically comes to mind is that of multinational corporations with extensive R&D departments and large teams of researchers. Despite their relatively low R&D budgets, MSMEs have significantly innovated their processes, resulting in an increase in the country’s Global Innovation Index (GII). The Philippines, which was ranked 73rd in 2018, is now ranked 54th out of 129 countries, with a score of 36.18. Considering the large number of Philippine MSMEs compared to large enterprises, the MSME sector’s absolute influence on overall innovation remains significant.

As the supply chain and healthcare industries in Visayas and Mindanao adapt to the effects of the pandemic, one of the Philippines’ enterprise and SME business solution company is supporting the MSMEs in these regions with digital solutions, providing customers with safer, more reliable, and more convenient ways to move their goods and care for their health.

Driving value and growth in the supply chain sector

The M2M Fleet Management System from the business solution company enables robust collaboration between businesses, suppliers, and distributors by allowing businesses to conveniently monitor deliveries and cargo status and locations in real-time, using only a laptop or mobile phone. This simple tracking allows both sellers and buyers to feel secure in the knowledge that their packages are being reliably routed.

“Companies that gain complete control over their fleets will cut down late deliveries, and spoilage, and protect their shipment against theft, tampering and accidents, and subsequently drive more value and growth for their business,” said, Industry Marketing Head for Supply Chain at the company.

In addition, the company collaborates with a number of partners to provide unique benefits and bundles in order to encourage more MSMEs to go digital. Ninja Van offers businesses a 15% discount on all-you-can-fit pouches at a flat price; online fashion portal Zalora waived fees and reduced commission rates in terms of providing dedicated onboarding and account support; and e-commerce platform Lazada, offers dedicated onboarding, free photoshoot, and e-store collateral for SMEs. 

Optimising health IT to reinvent patient care

On the healthcare front, the business solution company has launched the Hospital Information System, which is offered in collaboration with the country’s health tech experts. This system enables hospitals to automate medical, financial, logistical, and administrative processes such as billing and hospital admissions, allowing healthcare professionals to focus on providing the best patient care possible.

“Helping healthcare institutions digitise their operations with our solutions provide them with a host of benefits: it digitally manages patient information and medical history; improves patient satisfaction through shorter admission and discharge time; enhances inventory and accounting accuracy and increases compliance rate with government requirements,” said, Industry Head for Health care of the business solution company.

The company is at the forefront of driving digital transformation across the country in various industries. As a staunch supporter of MSMEs, particularly those in the most vulnerable areas, it is dedicated to providing learning and access to business solutions that enable them to own their success.

The future is arriving faster than anyone could have predicted just a few months ago, accelerating digital trends that were already transforming consumer behaviour. The pandemic has accelerated the pace of behavioural changes in how people live their lives around the world, including how they work, eat, communicate, play, and learn. This also applies to consumption patterns in all categories, including groceries, services, entertainment, healthcare, and even data.

PARTNER

Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private company, Qlik offers real-time data integration and analytics solutions, powered by Qlik Cloud, to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik serves more than 38,000 active customers in over 100 countries.

PARTNER

CTC Global Singapore, a premier end-to-end IT solutions provider, is a fully owned subsidiary of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) and ITOCHU Corporation.

Since 1972, CTC has established itself as one of the country’s top IT solutions providers. With 50 years of experience, headed by an experienced management team and staffed by over 200 qualified IT professionals, we support organizations with integrated IT solutions expertise in Autonomous IT, Cyber Security, Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure, Workplace Modernization and Professional Services.

Well-known for our strengths in system integration and consultation, CTC Global proves to be the preferred IT outsourcing destination for organizations all over Singapore today.

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Planview has one mission: to build the future of connected work. Our solutions enable organizations to connect the business from ideas to impact, empowering companies to accelerate the achievement of what matters most. Planview’s full spectrum of Portfolio Management and Work Management solutions creates an organizational focus on the strategic outcomes that matter and empowers teams to deliver their best work, no matter how they work. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model enables customers to deliver innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, with locations around the world, Planview has more than 1,300 employees supporting 4,500 customers and 2.6 million users worldwide. For more information, visit www.planview.com.

SUPPORTING ORGANISATION

SIRIM is a premier industrial research and technology organisation in Malaysia, wholly-owned by the Minister​ of Finance Incorporated. With over forty years of experience and expertise, SIRIM is mandated as the machinery for research and technology development, and the national champion of quality. SIRIM has always played a major role in the development of the country’s private sector. By tapping into our expertise and knowledge base, we focus on developing new technologies and improvements in the manufacturing, technology and services sectors. We nurture Small Medium Enterprises (SME) growth with solutions for technology penetration and upgrading, making it an ideal technology partner for SMEs.

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HashiCorp provides infrastructure automation software for multi-cloud environments, enabling enterprises to unlock a common cloud operating model to provision, secure, connect, and run any application on any infrastructure. HashiCorp tools allow organizations to deliver applications faster by helping enterprises transition from manual processes and ITIL practices to self-service automation and DevOps practices. 

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IBM is a leading global hybrid cloud and AI, and business services provider. We help clients in more than 175 countries capitalize on insights from their data, streamline business processes, reduce costs and gain the competitive edge in their industries. Nearly 3,000 government and corporate entities in critical infrastructure areas such as financial services, telecommunications and healthcare rely on IBM’s hybrid cloud platform and Red Hat OpenShift to affect their digital transformations quickly, efficiently and securely. IBM’s breakthrough innovations in AI, quantum computing, industry-specific cloud solutions and business services deliver open and flexible options to our clients. All of this is backed by IBM’s legendary commitment to trust, transparency, responsibility, inclusivity and service.

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