Digital tools: The No. 1 ally in the development of Greek businesses
Technology is now an integral part of every manifestation of our daily life, as we now live in the digital age. And from this time, a business cannot be absent. The digital transformation of SMEs is essential for their growth or even survival. Greek businesses, with small but steady steps, seem to be walking the path of digital transformation. But has the digital maturity of the small and medium enterprises of our country reached the desired level? There is great room for improvement, as was shown by a survey carried out by the Electronic Commerce Laboratory (ELTRUN) of the Athens University of Economics and Business, on behalf of COSMOTE entitled “The Digital Readiness of Small and Medium Enterprises in Greece”, 1 in 5 small and medium enterprises is in advanced stages of digital readiness, while 1 in 2 is still in the initial stages.
Today, the project of the digital transformation of the small and medium-sized enterprises of our country seems to have taken the form of a collective effort, paid both by the state and the providers, as well as by the enterprises themselves, which wish to develop in the digital age as well.
Digital Tools for Small and Medium Enterprises
In this context, the state announced the launch of the “Digital Tools for Small and Medium Enterprises” program of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan “Greece 2.0”, which offers a 90% subsidy for digital services. On the occasion of this program, COSMOTE is practically supporting Greek small and medium enterprises in their digital transformation journey, participating and providing the appropriate technology solutions and the guidance they need, in order to remain competitive and grow.
Greek businesses program
The program is aimed at Greek businesses that employ up to 250 employees and wish to take the next step for their business and enter the digital age. For the process of submitting the application to participate in the program, as well as for the proposed digital tools, entrepreneurs can be informed through the specially configured page of COSMOTE. Those interested have the opportunity to submit their application until September 14, 2022. The program runs in the form of vouchers to the beneficiaries, with the possibility of subsidizing solutions from 1 to 3 years.
In addition, professionals can fill in their details in the special form and a specialized COSMOTE representative will contact them, to guide them, advise them and help them take advantage of the program subsidy, choosing the right products and services, that suit their own business and will successfully lead them to its digital transformation.
For example, the technologically advanced services offered by COSMOTE within the “Digital Tools for SMEs” program are the following:
Creation of an e-shop – COSMOTE New E-shop4U:
Service that enables professionals to immediately acquire an e-shop, adapted to the needs of their business, through an experienced team that undertakes its creation and support. In addition, the COSMOTE Your Business online service enables professionals to create their own e-shop in a few simple steps and for the first 6 months for free.
COSMOTE Fleet Tracker –
Company Vehicle Tracking: Service for remote tracking of the company vehicle fleet, based on Internet of Things (IoT) technology. With the service, professionals know the location and condition of their vehicles at any time, from wherever they are. In this way, they enhance their productivity, while reducing their operating costs. COSMOTE Digital Office – Unified Cloud platform for collaboration.
Digital tools communication:
Service that provides collaboration tools via Cloud, which allows employees to share files, do audio and video conferences, chat, and screen sharing from wherever they are. Thus, businesses gain greater flexibility and become more competitive.
Digital tools Microsoft 365:
The well-known Office software in the cloud, always in its latest version, enriched with all the productivity tools for the business. With the digital tools Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Microsoft Teams, etc., it is possible to collaborate flexibly and efficiently from anywhere. In addition, the Premium Support service from specialized engineers is available free of charge, so that you can immediately start using your corporate email on the new Microsoft platform.
Digital tools Microsoft Defender:
Complete next-generation security solution, for protection against viruses and malicious actions (antivirus & endpoint protection), for all corporate devices. Microsoft Defender can work in addition to Microsoft 365 or on its own.
Digital tools Microsoft Azure:
For larger businesses, the Azure platform includes a range of cloud IT infrastructure solutions, as well as all the necessary tools for a smooth and secure business transition to cloud infrastructure. It is a complete solution that offers flexibility, increases the level of security, and enhances the productivity of businesses.
In today’s ever-changing business environment, COSMOTE remains the best partner for small and medium-sized enterprises, offering training, guidance, and innovative solutions for a “digital journey” that contributes to the development of each business.