15:02 | 12/01/2021 Science - Technology
In the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, the Ministry of Information and Communications today selected Consultant Anywhere and 11 other ‘Make in Vietnam’ technology platforms to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in digital transformation.
According to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam, SMEs account for more than 95 percent of the total number of Vietnamese enterprises and contribute about 47 percent to the country's gross domestic product (GDP). Currently, 79 percent of SMEs are still in the startup stage but are expected to grow rapidly, contributing US$30 billion to the country's GDP in 2024.
Recognizing the great potential of SMEs, the government issued Decision 749/QD-TTg regarding the national digital transformation program until 2025, with an orientation towards 2030, on June 3, 2010, identifying SMEs as the focus of national development. To accomplish this task, the Ministry of Information and Communications implemented the program “Supporting SMEs in Digital Transformation” and selected Consultant Anywhere to implement online business consulting activities for SME owners.
Consultant Anywhere is the first consultation app in Vietnam that connects experts from various fields with businesses. The app enables consulting services to be delivered via smartphone from anywhere, anytime with easy scheduling, online payment, and record-keeping with a video-call feature. On each counseling session delivered on the app, depending on the issue, experts apply the appropriate methodology to help the enterprise understand, assess, analyze, and arrive at appropriate action plans. The counseling schedule is flexible and set according to the needs of both parties, enabling enterprises to provide feedback and rate experts transparently on the app.
“Accompanying the Ministry of Information and Communications to support the SMEs in digital transformation is an important task and also a great motivation for us to prosper our country,” said Nguyen Thanh Son, Chairman of the MVV (Media Vietnam Ventures) Group. “We understand the cost, time and effort constraints that Vietnamese SMEs went through to access the strategic advice in operating and developing their businesses; and we believe that a platform like Consultant Anywhere will be an optimal tool to help them simplify these challenges,” he added.