Technology and Talent Platform Innovator, Prestariang Berhad (Prestariang or the Group), through its wholly owned subsidiary Prestariang Systems Sdn Bhd (PSSB), unveiled three components of the products and services outlined in its Master Licensing Agreement (MLA) 3.0 with the Finance Ministry in an official launch ceremony today held at the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in Putrajaya.
The MLA 3.0 was signed with the Government of Malaysia for Prestariang as the sole Microsoft Licensing Solutions Provider (LSP) for all Government Agencies and Institut Latihan Awam (ILA) in Malaysia from 1 February 2018. It is an extension and renewal of the MLA 2.0 for a period of three (3) years until 31 January 2021 at an estimated total value of RM222,600,000/-. The scope includes expanded clientele with ILA as its new customer base and new value-added services, among others; access to tips and tricks, MLA web portal and mobile application, software asset management workshop, innovation and certification, Microsoft-certified community and Chief Information Officer (CIO) forums.
Today’s launch focused on three initiatives that Prestariang has specifically designed for the Finance Ministry in its effort to embrace the modern workplace as well as to encourage digital transformation amongst its staff. The launch was attended by Yang Berhormat Tuan Lim Guan Eng, Finance Minister; Yang Berbahagia Tan Sri Ahmad Badri Mohd Zahir, Chief Secretary to the Treasury; Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Zamzuri Bin Abdul Aziz, Secretary of the Government Procurement Division; Yang Berbahagia Dato’ Mohd Zafir Bin Ibrahim, Deputy Secretary of the Government Procurement Division – TSK (K); Yang Berbahagia Dr Abu Hasan Bin Ismail, President/Group CEO of Prestariang Berhad.
The three components that were unveiled today were the MLA Web Portal, Competency Enhancement Program (CEP) mobile app, and the Treasury Active Learning Centre (T.A.L.C). The MLA 3.0 also represents Prestariang’s dedication to help the Government in creating a more competent workforce for the nation in four key focus areas:- Upskilling and reskilling civil servants to improve their performance; accessibility to state of the art technology; providing best and latest hardware and last but not least; maximising return of investment for the Government. This is in line with the company’s role as a leading Technology and Talent Platform innovator whereby it encourages proficiency and capability via the use of technology to enable talent to move forward and embrace change as dictated by the Industrial Revolution 4.0.
“These reforms will help strengthen the competency of civil servants as they assimilate themselves with the latest technology, which is in line with the Competency Enhancement Program Strategic Plan developed by MOF to drive the Government’s Digital Transformation agenda. Our role as the appointed partner enables us to provide Microsoft training, products and services as the ones launched today,” says Dr Abu Hasan Bin Ismail.
The MLA Web Portal revealed a new and improved design while the CEP mobile app enables all public sector staff to access the services and facilities available to them at anytime and anywhere to perform their tasks more effectively. Using the CEP app at their convenience, users can sign up for training and certification as well as get in touch with the dedicated Helpdesk and enrol for seminars and workshops. Meanwhile T.A.L.C enhances both initiatives with its Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) efforts bound to offer a new working experience for government employees to adapt themselves to the modern workplace.
“From the first point of our engagement with the Finance Ministry, we remain committed in supporting the Government’s aspiration to deliver digitally based services in line with the 11th Malaysian Plan. All three initiatives and four key focus areas reflect our commitment and efforts with this aspiration to improving and enhance all the 1.8 million civil servants in the country,” says Dr Abu Hasan Bin Ismail.