Celcom Axiata Berhad (Celcom) in its continuous collaboration with Microsoft Malaysia has reached out and successfully digitalised many Malaysian SMEs with its innovative one-stop SME digital kit, Celcom Business Suite™. To date, a wide range of local SMEs nationwide from various industries such as retail, beauty, logistics, contractor services, car workshops, logistics and many more, have adopted digital solutions and Microsoft 365 applications via Celcom Business Suite™ Productivity Pack.
To support Malaysian SMEs, all subscriptions to Celcom’s Business Suite™ plans until 22 October 2021, are waived for the first three months. Additionally, SMEs will continue to enjoy savings of 30% for one year under the SME Digital Matching Grant, introduced by the government through the Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA).
Together with Microsoft, Celcom offers trusted innovative and affordable solutions that combine digital productivity suites and mobile plans, enabling business owners to adapt quickly to the new norm. The enhanced plan enables business owners to manage and operate their businesses smoothly with the provision of Celcom MEGA™ postpaid plans that include Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams, at affordable prices.
Key among these digital solutions are collaborative platforms such as Microsoft Teams, which have become invaluable assets to businesses in Malaysia and across the globe, fueling business productivity and growth by enabling seamless collaboration whilst working remotely. Over 250 million people around the world now use Microsoft Teams as their preferred communications platform, empowering them to remain competitive and resilient, even amidst a pandemic. Celcom’s Business Suite™ aims to extend these benefits to Malaysian SMEs in a quick and cost-effective manner to further accelerate the growth of SMEs locally.
Idham Nawawi, Chief Executive Officer of Celcom Axiata Berhad said “As the nation’s economic landscape recovers from the impacts of the pandemic, it is crucial for more businesses to embrace digitalisation and be able to adapt to the new norm. We welcome all business owners to seize this opportunity with our one-stop innovative digital solution kit, Celcom Business Suite™, that offers a three-month waiver upon subscription and access to the best innovative applications by Microsoft.”
“SMEs remains a segment that never ceases to grow in driving the nation’s economy and Celcom is grateful to be in partnership with Microsoft Malaysia, to continuously deliver the best affordable digital solutions to all Malaysian SMEs. Combined with Celcom’s widest LTE network coverage nationwide, our capacity as a digital solutions provider for online companies, brick and mortar businesses to larger enterprises, aims towards a ‘win-win-win’ situation, creating a sustainable digital ecosystem and benefit the rakyat and country,” Idham added.
“Every organization, regardless of size or sector, will have to embrace digital transformation to ensure they stay competitive and resilient, and this is particularly important for SMEs in a highly competitive market like Malaysia. Our partnership with Celcom, under the Bersama Malaysia initiative, and Celcom’s Business Suite™ which includes Microsoft 365, are examples of how we’re together achieving inclusive economic growth aligned to the nation’s digital ambitions,” said Raman K, Managing Director for Microsoft in Malaysia.
Furthermore, Celcom and Microsoft in Malaysia aim to accelerate digital adoption through Cloud technology and services, offering the unparalleled potential for SME owners to transform their business operations with such simplicity and cost-efficacy. Cloud technology combines the tools and platforms for applications, infrastructure, data storage, software-network, security, and seamless deployment experience with reliable site recovery advantages.