Invest Selangor launches Produtk to help SMEs embrace IR 4.0

01 Oct 2020 / 22:55 H.

SHAH ALAM: Invest Selangor has launched its workforce digitalisation programme, Program Digitalisasi Urus Tadbir Tenaga Kerja (Produtk) to assist SMEs in Selangor to adopt Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR 4.0).

The programme offers features such as attendance recording and GPS monitoring via web and apps, scheduling and roster management, temperature reports, contact tracing as well as reports and analytics.

For Produtk, the state government will bear a portion of the expenses for the subscription of the workforce digitalisation programme which will enable SMEs to operate more productively.

It has selected systems by two vendors KiplePay and TimeTec for the initiative to SMEs headquartered in Selangor with a Malaysian majority ownership not more than 200 employees for the manufacturing sector or not more than 75 for the service sector.

Selangor exco member for investment, industry and SME Datuk Teng Chang Khim highlighted that the state government realised the importance of helping SMEs to realise IR 4.0 by digitalising their processes, but it is difficult for it to provide a direct fiscal assistance for them to do so.

“However, with a programme such as Produtk we could help them digitalise their workforce management as this involves a lower cost,” he told the media at the launch of the IR 4.0 initiative.

SMEs interested in the digitalisation solutions offered could opt for a free three-month trial, after which they could subscribe to the system at a reduced rate as low as RM5 per employee per month, if they meet the criteria set forth by the programme.

For the programme, Teng stated that there are 3.4 million workforce in Selangor and hopes for a maximum participation in the programme.

On the other hand, the state exco member also shared that Selangor has recorded RM11.6 billion in investments up to June this year, with an estimated RM5 billion in the pipeline awaiting confirmation and approvals.

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