Earlier this year, Singapore become one of the nations with incredibly high cases of COVID-19 as well as a high rate of transmission. This was likely due to the small size of the city-state, leading to high physical contact. Like every other country with a COVID-19 outbreak, business slowed to a crawl and many brick and mortar SMEs had to be temporarily shut down.

While Singapore is one of the Southeast Asian nations with a high understanding of automation and technology adoption, the cost of implementing these systems means that many of their SMEs were still operating the good old fashion way.

With a growing need for SMEs to manage visitor and employee temperatures and illness reporting as the COVId-19 pandemic continues to spread, Singaporean enterprise solutions company 7-Network, in conjunction with HUAWEI CLOUD, is offering their flagship codeless development platform, JET Workflow, completely free-of-charge to local SMEs in order to help them automate and jumpstart their business continuity quickly.

This tool is helpful as it provides SMEs with ready-to-use forms for visitor logging and contact tracing where necessary, and systems for employee temperature monitoring and illness reporting. SME users can easily manage their employees who are working from home due to Movement Restriction Orders, Stay-Home Notices, or Quarantine Orders. This is made possible through digitalisation, without the traditional reliance on professional developers.

“COVID-19 presents unique challenges for SMEs to maintain business continuity. Small business owners are short of ready-to-use digital tools to address employee management issues or other unique workflow needs. Some digital solutions in the market are either too complicated, or not customised for SMEs. As a member of them, I truly believe it’s our civic duty to rise to the challenge and launch this COVID-19 management site free-of-charge to help other Singaporean SMEs through the pandemic,” said Jin Chong, Managing Director of 7-Network.

“We believe it’s more than vital to support local SMEs in continuing business operations through our cloud leadership during this challenging time, as part of our long-term commitment to the Singaporean society. The convergence of Cloud, AI and 5G will help us stay connected, make us stronger and more resilient in the face of unprecedented challenges,” said Nicholas Ma, CEO of Huawei International.

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