SUBANG JAYA, 28 May 2020 – Digi and the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) announced its Business Continuity Digitalisation (BCD) Programme aimed at helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) mitigate the impact of COVID-19 by leveraging digital opportunities.
With a series of activities in the pipeline taking place throughout the year, the BCD Programme will focus on equipping SMEs with the right knowledge to realise the benefits of digitalisation as well as utilise the right digital tools and solutions to get their businesses running seamlessly.
In addition, with Digi identified as a Technology Solutions Provider (TSP) by MDEC under the SME Business Digitalisation Grant, the company is also keen to help SMEs capitalise on the various incentives from adopting digital solutions.
Praveen Rajan, Digi’s Chief Digital Officer said that based on Digi best practices, the team will be consolidating a ‘playbook’ with solutions that SMEs can reference and utilise for their BCD efforts.
The BCD Programme is in collaboration with MDEC’s 100GD initiative, which sets out to enable SMEs to adopt digital solutions to improve customer experiences and enhance efficiency of their business operations.
“Many SMEs are still experiencing interrupted supply-chain and difficulties operating business. This is on top of having to manage cash flow and workforce capacity as well.”
Surina Shukri, MDEC’s Chief Executive Officer
Surina added that to ensure businesses can overcome these challenges, MDEC and Digi are collaborating to provide the necessary digital tools and support that SMEs need to continue running their business in this current situation.
Surina commented that this will certainly help SMEs accelerate their recovery and enable them to adapt successfully in the post-MCO era. Together, Digi is targeting over 5,000 SMEs to benefit from the Programme including the digital workshops.
SMEs can look forward to Digi’s BCD Programme, featuring a series of free webinars and online clinics that will address critical areas for a business’ digital transformation.
Every webinar will provide practical steps and resources on digitalisation for efficient operations, maintaining sales, engaging customer support and more, especially while we face a once-in-a-generation shift due to the COVID-19 pandemic and change of consumer behaviour.
Registration is now open for the first webinar, which will be held on 10 June 2020. For more details and to register, visit www.digi-x.my/bcd.
As part of the Programme, Digi will also help SMEs assess their business’ BCD readiness, and with the findings, SMEs can then get guidance on the best digital tools and solution providers to partner with, as well as how the tools and solutions can help their business survive and grow.