SMEs receive support in automating and integrating workflows

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Workato has announced the first digital automation and integration solution to come onboard the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) Advanced Digital Solutions (ADS) scheme, under the SMEs Go Digital programme.

Through the scheme, Workato aims to onboard over 1,500 SMEs and help them access funding, resources and opportunities to scale up their digitalisation efforts across human resources, marketing, sales, and finance.  

The ADS is IMDA’s scheme aimed at supporting enterprises to pilot solutions such as advanced/integration, sustainability such as carbon management and resource optimisation and e-commerce.

With Workato on ADS, they will provide SMEs with automation and integration solutions through its community of ecosystem partners. These partners include HReasily, which offers a solution to efficiently and strategically manage HR processes, enhance employee experience and drive organisational growth while ensuring compliance across multiple countries through Asia.  

Other partners include SGTech, a trade association for Singapore’s tech community which will introduce Workato’s ADS programme to suitable technology partners and SMEs via the association’s digital transformation programmes such as ‘DT-SME, as well as Stone Forest, a business solutions firm who provides digital consultancy to SMEs under IMDA’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO)-as-a-Service programme.

Workato is also seeking to invite more technology partners to join its ecosystem to help SMEs derive value from their digital transformation efforts. 

While SMEs contribute to nearly half of Singapore’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employ two-thirds of Singapore’s workforce, Workato and SGTech’s 2023 State of Digital Automation Survey reveals that roadblocks such as budget constraints continue to hinder businesses’ plans to digitalise.  

Launched by IMDA in March 2020, the ADS scheme was put together to help enterprises deepen their digital capabilities, strengthen business continuity and build longer term resilience for business growth in this digital economy. Since then, the scheme has supported hundreds of SMEs in adopting advanced and integrated solutions.