Maxis accelerate business reactivation with SME Digitalisation Grant

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Following its selection as a Technology Solutions Provider (TSP) by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Maxis is ready to offer the widest range of connectivity and digital solutions for SMEs under the SME Digitalisation Grant, including digital marketing, electronic Point-of Sale, remote working and eCommerce solutions.

Concurrently, Maxis has partnered with Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) which will essentially result in a simpler, more efficient and convenient application journey for SMEs.

Convenience of a single touchpoint with widest range of connectivity and digital solutions

Maxis is the telecommunications TSP with the widest offering – more than 17 types of solutions for various business needs – enabling SMEs who apply through Maxis to take up multiple solutions to accelerate their digitalisation aspirations.

SMEs will benefit from a single Maxis touchpoint for a complete digital onboarding experience available across one of the widest retail networks nationwide. SMEs will also have access to a dedicated Help Squad to assist them to find the right solutions for their business. These benefits extend to all of Maxis existing business customers who want to have access to the grant.

“We are encouraged by the Government’s ambition to support SMEs in the country, and the SME Grant will certainly help kickstart and accelerate the growth of businesses which is critical for the economy. We are pleased to be working alongside MDEC and BSN to help facilitate and quicken this process through digital onboarding, single touchpoint and access to the widest range of cost-effective digital solutions. SMEs around the country are no doubt anxious to get their business back into full swing and we are ready to help them,” said Paul McManus, Chief Enterprise Business Officer, Maxis.

“SMEs are the key drivers of employment and economic growth for Malaysia. Knowing that, MDEC is committed to enabling this critical sector to drive towards digitalisation. While the SME industry has grown substantially over the years, we want to ensure this momentum will continue to move forward despite these challenging times. As such, they must take that digital leap to become digitally-powered businesses and grow their operations on a global scale. We are therefore pleased to have Maxis on board as a Technology Solutions Provider for the SME Digitalisation Grant as this inclusion will complement our journey towards accelerating the digital economy,” added Surina Shukri, MDEC’s Chief Executive Officer.

“In these challenging times, the SME Digitalisation Grant is indeed a timely relief. It is imperative that SMEs receive the financial aid needed to accelerate their digital transformation to future-proof their business. This is exactly the push that they need to move forward with their businesses and we are eager to help simplify the application process and enable SMEs easier access to the grant. Our efforts are in line with our commitment to improve the economic well-being of the country,” said Datuk Yunos Abd Ghani, BSN’s Chief Executive.

SMEs will be able to leverage the RM500 million Grant under Budget 2020 to accelerate digital adoption and become more agile and competitive in these challenging times. There are two categories of solutions eligible for subsidy under the grant, which are Solutions-Only, with a 50% subsidy up to RM5,000; and Connectivity and solutions bundle, with a 30% subsidy up to RM3,000.