UniCredit Bulbank in collaboration with Microsoft and Crayon plans to support 6.000 companies with free consultations to digitalize their business and improve cybersecurity.
Unicredit Bulbank in collaboration with Microsoft and Crayon launched initiative Together4Digital in Bulgaria. The initiative aims to support small and medium companies in digitalization and cybersecurity by providing free consultations, financial advice, skills, and digital tools recommendations for sustainable economic growth. Within the initiative, the plan is to reach 6.000 companies in the first year.
Some recent data is showing that small and medium-size businesses are Bulgaria’s economy backbone, and count for 75.7% of the total number of businesses and 65.3% of value added into the economy. 50% of the total export of the country is carried out by small and medium-sized enterprises, which represent 98% of all exporting companies in Bulgaria. Having more diverse needs than larger organizations, small firms are often lagging in digital transformation.
Together4Digital Initiative combines the expertise of UniCredit Bulbank in financial advisory while Microsoft and Crayon are bringing expertise in technology, relevant tech solutions and cybersecurity through digital assessment and advisory of the enterprises.
„As a leading business partner in the country, it is crucial for us to offer working financial proposals. Every company deserves the most reliable digital solutions, and the bank will provide the clients with our financial expertise and support to receive them regarding customers’ needs”, says Borislav Genov, Director of Retail Banking and member of the Management Board of UniCredit Bulbank.
„We are now at a place where every organization needs to be a digital organization and where digital technology is the key input that powers the economic output. We look forward to support Bulgarian companies to digitally transform and become more greener, wealthier, innovative, and competitive in the future“- Kalin Dimtchev, Country Manager, Microsoft Bulgaria.
„With the increasing security challenges of the past decade, it is more important than ever to make sure Bulgarian companies are prepared and protected. At Crayon Bulgaria, we have the skills and expertise to provide comprehensive Microsoft security solutions for SMB companies that ensure their data is safe and secure. We are proud to support the initiative to digitalize Bulgarian small and medium companies, so they can make the most of the digital opportunities available. “– Oana Piperova, General Manager, Crayon Bulgaria.
Together4igital Initiative was first launched in Italy and Bulgaria is second European market that will have benefits out of it.