The latest alliance of SAP, Intel, and UST is centered on supporting Malaysian manufacturers in their journey to becoming intelligent enterprises and fast-track their Industry 4.0 adoption.
Leading digital transformation solutions firm UST is strengthening its commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Malaysia, this time, in partnership with two multinational tech giants– SAP and Intel. With a focus on northern Malaysia, the strategic alliance is slated to launch a Customer Experience hub leveraging a local UST Innovation Lab to develop custom-built, innovative solutions for Malaysian enterprises in the Industry 4.0 era.
UST, formerly known as UST Global, has been deepening its alliance with SAP this year with its adoption of RISE with SAP in March to create a portfolio of cutting-edge tools, platforms, apps, and accelerators such as the UST Rapid Readiness, UST Fast Start, and UST Evolve. Specific to Retail and Manufacturing industries, SAP and UST had signed an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) agreement in May to allow UST to integrate SAP Business Technology Platform (SAP BTP) into Cogniphi AI Vision, now known as UST Sentry Vision AI.
Today, the digital and technology transformation provider reinforces its contribution to the Industry 4.0 in Malaysia with co-innovators SAP and Intel. Commenting on the latest initiative in the country, UST’s Country Head in Malaysia, said:
“This high-profile collaboration will unite industry leaders in the hardware and software sectors to accelerate the development of meaningful Industry 4.0 solutions. By working together, all three companies will contribute towards achieving the essential business goals of Malaysian SMEs while helping them plan for the future.”
Bolstering Digitalization of Malaysian Manufacturers
Amidst the remarkable development of disruptive solutions and technologies including the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning that enable manufacturers to increase efficiencies and productivity, Malaysian manufacturers are not catching enough steam to keep pace with the fourth industrial revolution.
In a recent report by the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), only less than one percent of Malaysian enterprises are embarking on an Industry 4.0 journey, a long way off from international standards. This data is also proving to be a hindrance to their capacity to compete and remain agile in today’s rapidly changing business landscape.
The collaborative alliance of SAP, UST, and Intel sees the opportunity to merge their industry knowledge and expertise to design innovative solutions that would deliver top-notch transformation experiences to Malaysian SMEs through a Customer Experience center. SAP is known as a world-leading provider of ERP software for the management of business processes; Intel for the scalable foundation for IoT solutions; and UST, for digital transformation strategies.
Hosted by the UST Innovation Lab, the Customer Experience center will provide SMEs consultation and transformation strategies to boost their enterprises. By harnessing the lab’s capabilities and facilities, idea development is expected to be faster, supported by globally connected infrastructure, solutions, and people.
Specific to Malaysia’s Northern Corridor, the collaboration intends to meet the region’s high demand for cutting-edge solutions that would drive productivity as well as offer jobs and upskilling for locals. In doing so, northern Malaysia can be regarded as a preferred manufacturing hub soon.