Workato has announced its participation in the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) Advanced Digital Solutions (ADS) scheme under the Go Digital programme.
Through this collaboration, Workato aims to onboard more than 1,500 SMEs into the ADS program, offering them access to funding, resources, and opportunities to accelerate their digitalization efforts across various key areas, including human resources, marketing, sales, and finance.
IMDA’s ADS scheme focuses on supporting enterprises in piloting advanced integration solutions, sustainability initiatives like carbon management, and e-commerce strategies. Workato’s inclusion in the ADS program means that SMEs will gain access to automation and integration solutions through a network of ecosystem partners.
Among the key partners is HReasily, one of Asia’s leading payroll and HR management solutions companies. HReasily is committed to providing efficient and strategic HR process management, enhancing the employee experience, and facilitating organizational growth while ensuring compliance across multiple Asian countries.
Additional partners include SGTech, a prominent tech trade association in Singapore, and Stone Forest, a business solutions firm offering digital consultancy to SMEs under IMDA’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO)-as-a-Service program. Workato is actively seeking more technology partners to join its ecosystem, further enhancing SMEs’ ability to derive value from their digital transformation initiatives.
Despite SMEs contributing significantly to Singapore’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and employing a substantial portion of the workforce, budget constraints have remained a persistent obstacle to their digitalization plans, as revealed by Workato and SGTech’s 2023 State of Digital Automation Survey.
Allan Teng, Founder and Senior Advisor for Workato APJ, emphasized the company’s commitment to enabling businesses through automation for transformative growth. Workato’s low-code, no-code integration and automation platform will play a pivotal role in collaborating with IMDA and the local ecosystem to create a vibrant environment that fully supports SMEs in unlocking their digital potential.
Sharon Lee, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of HReasily, highlighted the importance of workflow automation and integration in today’s multi-application business landscape. Their partnership with Workato aims to empower SMEs with the tools needed to streamline operations and drive growth. HReasilyPro, a solution with rich features and platform integrations, marks a significant step in this digital transformation journey.
IMDA’s ADS scheme, launched in March 2020, continues to assist enterprises in enhancing their digital capabilities, ensuring business continuity, and building long-term resilience in the digital economy. To date, hundreds of SMEs have benefited from this initiative by adopting advanced and integrated solutions.