“The collaboration between Microsoft and Reale Mutua stems from the awareness of the strategic role of SMEs for the Italian economy and aims to create a digital platform capable of simplifying access to services and technologies, helping even the smallest companies to reduce adoption costs, to mitigate business risks and to optimize productivity. With this project we really intend to connect SMEs with institutional and industrial stakeholders, startups and innovation players, to promote the competitiveness of the sector and the development of new business models also with a view to sustainability “: this is how Silvia Candiani, CEO of Microsoft Italy reveals the strategy behind the agreement of her company with Reale Group.
Indeed to be precise, a protocol to create an ecosystem of services open to the collaboration of partners. All for an important mission: to accelerate the digital transformation of the country, focusing on SMEs which represent the key engine of the Italian economic system.
A bet, which will be realized thanks to the respective know-how in the technological and financial-insurance fields, of the two players who thus intend to share expertise, technologies and services useful to accompany small and medium-sized Italian companies in their digitization path.
The stated goal? Accelerate the digital transformation of Italian SMEs by promoting the adoption of digital services that can improve efficiency, sustainability, productivity, resilience and the prevention of business risks using digital as a value driver between companies, partners and institutions, creating a positive impact on the Italian ecosystem.
From a practical point of view, in the coming months Microsoft and Reale Group will co-design the framework within which service packages will be gradually developed and made available to Italian SMEs, which will benefit from common technical resources and joint innovation efforts. The offer will be customized based on the industrial sector and the supply chains in which SMEs operate and, for some reference sectors, it may be supported by dedicated digital platforms, ranging to cover key business issues, from productivity to access to tools. IoT, from the prevention of business risks to the digitization of processes to support in relations with customers and stakeholders.