To support digital transformation of small and medium business (SMBs) in Bulgaria, Microsoft launched a Solution Assessment Program. A new program fully founded by Microsoft gives the opportunity to small and medium businesses to nominate themselves for assessment and analysis their readiness – for successful digital transformation via following link: Solution Assessment Program (microsoft.com) The four-phased program structured to conduct an analysis of specific business needs of each organization, identify best options for increasing productivity and IT security, innovation, growth, and based on data-driven insights and expertise to provide information to businesses of the recommended next strategic moves.
Small and medium businesses are a base of Bulgarian economy. In 2022, there have been more than 338.000 SMBs operating in Bulgaria, boosting local economy and creating more job opportunities. According to the global consulting firm McKinsey & Company, digitalization will play an important role in supporting and enabling the CEE economic model transformation. Adoption and taking advantage of digital tools and solutions can become the next growth engine for Bulgaria and can provide an opportunity for businesses to reach new customers and expand into regional and global markets. Thus, Microsoft and its partners launched a Solution Assessment Program for Bulgarian SMB to help them on their digital transformation journey.
Microsoft Solution Assessment program combines highly skilled partners and modern technology to deliver deep organizational insights to make informed IT decisions aligned to business strategy. The program covers such areas as Workforce Productivity, IT Security, Cloud Migration, Modernize Applications, Sustainability, Business Applications, and others. Data-driven recommendations will help SMBs to determine actionable steps for digital transformations, cloud migrations and process improvement.
What will Bulgarian Businesses receive from a Solution Assessment program?
The process of Solution Assessment Program is fully funded by Microsoft and takes up to 5 weeks. Each selected company’s assessment will slightly differ, depending on available information, infrastructure, and requirements. The Microsoft Solution Assessment partner will support selected businesses through each phase of the engagement to ensure an effective and smooth process that delivers insights required for the business need.
At the end of the program Bulgarian SMBs will have an opportunity to receive the following outcomes:
- Comprehensive overview of the IT estate
- Highlighted risks and recommendations for improvement
- Total Cost of Ownership (on Prem vs cloud)
- Migration roadmap (where applicable)
Once completing the program, the businesses will have an opportunity to be benefit from reduced costs by making more informed decisions, executing on cloud migrations tailored to unique business situation, and migrate to the cyber protected cloud confidently with expert help along the way.
How to nominate Your company for the program?
Bulgarian SMBs that have already been considering the digital transformation as a key driver for their future growth, but still are not sure where to start from, are welcomed to apply for the program via following link: Solution Assessment Program (microsoft.com). Once the nomination is received, it will be reviewed and approved by Microsoft team. If the nomination fulfills the criteria, the applicant will be reached out by a Solution Assessment expert.
From leveraging the cloud as a platform for implementing the best business practices to strengthening business’ security infrastructure, Solution Assessment program can help Bulgarian business to plan digital transformation and achieve their business goals. Microsoft is here to help Bulgarian businesses to deliver better process and cost transparency, improve IT services, and ensure alignment with business objectives. Built on a foundation of trust, Microsoft’s mission is to empower every organization on the planet to achieve more.
More about the entire process of the “Solution Assessment” program can be found here.