Workato aims to onboard 1,500 SMEs with Singapore’s first digital automation offering

Workato aims to onboard 1,500 SMEs with Singapore’s first digital automation offering

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, a leader in enterprise automation, 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, it will provide SMEs with automation and integration solutions through its community of ecosystem partners. These partners include HReasily, one of Asia’s leading payroll and human resource management solutions companies. HReasily offers a comprehensive yet simple 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 which 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.

“Workato’s goal has always been to empower businesses to harness the power of automation for transformative business growth,” said Allan Teng, Founder and Senior Advisor for Workato APJ. “Using Workato’s low-code, no-code integration and automation platform, we look forward to collaborating with IMDA and innovative ecosystem partners in Singapore to create a vibrant ecosystem that will support SMEs in unlocking the full potential of digital.”

“We are seeing companies use multiple applications today. Without workflow automation and integration, SMEs will experience inefficiencies in business processes that cover different applications in HR, finance, operations and sales,” said Sharon Lee, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of HReasily. “Our aim in partnering with Workato is to empower SMEs with tools they need to streamline their operations and drive growth. We are excited to offer integration and automation solutions under HReasilyPro. HReasilyPro, with its richer features and ecosystem of platform integrations, supports SMEs in navigating these fragmented complexities. We see this as the next wave in Digital Transformation.”

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.

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