Penang, 21 September 2023 – Digital Penang (“DP”), a government-linked company owned by the State of Penang, to accelerate efforts to capture opportunities in the digital economy and promote a digitally engaged society, YGL Convergence Bhd (“YGL”), a prominent technology solutions company specialising in Enterprise Resources Planning software, IT consulting, and system integration, and Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd (“Exabytes”), a Southeast Asia’s leading All-in-one Business, Cloud, Digital and Ecommerce service provider have united with the shared mission of fostering digital transformation and promoting the adoption of Industry 4.0 within the manufacturing sector.

DP,  YGL and Exabytes, deeply rooted in Penang, exemplify the region’s capacity to conceive and thrive with innovative business models. Their presence underscores the fact that Penang possesses the necessary talent and vision to excel on the global stage.

In his address, Ts. Ng Kwang Ming, CEO of Digital Penang, represented by Mr Khooi Chu Boon, Director of SME & Community Development of Digital Penang, highlighted the essence of entrepreneurship, stating, “Entrepreneurship is about having a desire to improve existing solutions or solve real-world problems. YGL has not only demonstrated this but has successfully crafted an ERP solution tailored to the needs of SMEs in Malaysia and the region.” He further noted that YGL’s listing in July 2005 was a testament to their commitment to growth and innovation.

Today, YGL signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Digital Penang, bringing together key representatives, Khooi Chu Boon – Director, SME and Community Development of Digital Penang, and Mr. Yeap Kong Chean, CEO of YGL Convergence Bhd. This was followed by an Agreement Signing between the two organisations, namely, Mr. Eric Foo, Executive VP & Head of Enterprise Business, Exabytes Group, and Mr. Yeap Kong Chean, CEO of YGL Convergence Bhd. The ceremony was held at Komtar Level 28 and was witnessed by the Penang Chief Minister, Y.A.B Tuan Chow Kon Yeow, marking the beginning of an exciting partnership aimed at delivering innovative solutions and enhanced services to businesses across the region.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Signing Ceremony

The newly forged MOU between YGL and Digital Penang sets the stage for collaborative events focusing on SMEs in Penang, enabling them to equip themselves with latest knowledge and skills. The goal is to enhance their productivity and efficiency in an ever-evolving business landscape.

Recognising that many SMEs operate with limited resources, Ts. Ng Kwang Ming emphasised, “One has to stop and sharpen the saw, learning the updated and necessary skills to become better in what one does.” Digital Penang, backed by partners like YGL Convergence Berhad, is committed to engaging closely with Penang’s SMEs, delivering insights into industry trends and the latest advancements in technology and methodology.

The Agreement Signing Ceremony

This Agreement signifies the partnership between Exabytes and YGL in the digital transformation of enterprises and cloud computing, bringing the cloud-based Nervo ERP Manufacturing Solution to manufacturing businesses in Penang. This solution, comprising 12 modules, with the manufacturing module being the key new feature, streamlines production planning. It ensures the availability of essential resources like raw materials and machinery for planned production, benefiting micro and small enterprises by offering an accessible and cost-effective option for digitising their operations.

These partnerships among Digital Penang, YGL and Exabytes have the vision to revolutionise and optimise the Malaysia manufacturing industry through cutting-edge ERP manufacturing solutions and cloud technology services, driving operational excellence, growth, and innovation. It is our joint mission to deliver reliable and scalable technology services that seamlessly integrate with ERP systems, ensuring smooth operations and high-performance IT infrastructure with a protected cloud environment and embrace the acceleration of Industry 4.0.

“This strategic collaboration with Exabytes is a significant milestone for us. By combining our strengths, we can offer a broader range of cutting-edge technology solutions to our clients. We look forward to achieving new heights together, with our clients and our partner Exabytes.”, commented Mr Yeap Kong Chean, CEO of YGL Convergence.

Exabytes’ cloud expertise and YGL’s tech solutions knowledge combine to help organisations streamline operations, enhance customer experiences, and achieve sustainable growth through digital tech. This partnership, marked by the launch of Cloud-Based Nervo ERP, expands service portfolios, offering clients a one-stop-shop for all digital and tech needs. From website hosting to specialised manufacturing solutions, clients can access a comprehensive suite of services or opt for custom solutions.

“We are excited to embark on this journey with YGL. This partnership aligns perfectly with our mission to empower businesses through innovative digital solutions and simplified software-as-a-service subscription model. Together, we will bring greater value to our customers and help them thrive in the digital era while accelerating their digital transformation journey.” said Mr Eric Foo, Executive VP & Head of Enterprise Business, Exabytes Group.

In closing, Digital Penang expressed hope for the future of Penang’s SMEs, highlighting the invaluable support and encouragement from both the industry and the State Government. Exabytes and YGL, with their robust presence in the Asia-Pacific region, aim to unite their strengths to expand their market reach and deliver services to a broader audience, ultimately empowering more businesses to thrive in the digital age.

From left: YGL CEO Mr. Yeap Kong Chean & YGL Head Of Marketing Mr. Humphrey Ho

[Guests List]

1) YB Daniel Gooi Zi Sen, from Penang Youth, Sports and Health Exco
2) Lau Keng Ee, Political Secretary to Chief Minister of Penang
3) Khooi Chu Boon, from Digital Penang
4) Muhd. Ghaddaffi Sardar, Director from MIDA
5) Ahmad Amri bin Hassim, Deputy Director from MIDA
6) Janice Tan Heng Kim, from NCER Malaysia (NCIA)

ABOUT Digital Penang Sdn Bhd (Digital Penang)

Digital Penang Sdn Bhd is a government linked company owned by the State of Penang, which began operations in April 2020 to accelerate efforts to capture opportunities in the digital economy and promote a digitally engaged society. To bring to life the Penang2030 vision of a family-focused, green Smart State, the journey of transformation will focus on driving digital adoption amongst the community, more data-driven governance, a diverse talent pool for entrepreneurship and investment, and a resilient digital infrastructure to sustain a liveable environment.

ABOUT YGL Convergence Bhd

YGL Convergence Berhad is listed at BURSA since 2005 and is a technology solutions company specialising in software development, IT consulting, and system integration. With a strong focus on digital transformation, YGL Convergence has helped numerous organisations harness the power of technology to drive growth and efficiency. YGL is one of the largest providers of ERP and Industry 4.0 manufacturing solutions in Malaysia. YGL is also the dominant Web and Apps based internet portal provider in the Asia region.

YGL combines its domain expertise and leading edge technology to enable companies across industry verticals to achieve business efficiencies. YGL’s competitive advantage is its knowledge-based approach, high product IP, global reach, and long track record of success.

YGL was granted MSC status in 2004 and won numerous awards in Asia Pacific region. YGL leverages on deep domain knowledge in such industries as Manufacturing, Hospitality, Property Management, Human Resource, International Procurement, Wholesale & Distribution, Tax Services, Application Performance & Security and Data Warehousing. With its innovative end-to-end offerings, YGL offers it business products and services to a wide spectrum of industries across Asia-Pacific.. For more information, visit their website here.

ABOUT Exabytes Network Sdn Bhd

Founded in 2001, Exabytes is Southeast Asia’s leading All-in-one Business, Cloud, Digital and Ecommerce solutions provider. With 22 years of experience powering over 160,000 customers worldwide, with the 4 most important values in mind: Reliable, Affordable, Simplified, and Advantage (RASA), using the power of technology to help its customers and community ~ GROW Your Business Online. Exabytes is always hard at work in curating and collaborating with the best solutions for businesses to grow online. Other than the core domain and hosting to start digitising, Exabytes is also the expert on cloud, marketing, digital, cybersecurity and enterprise solutions. Today, Exabytes has spread its wings across the region with presence in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

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