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Sime Darby Property partners with Microsoft to boost its digital aspirations
  • Sime Darby Property is the first property developer in Malaysia to fully migrate its existing core applications and servers to Microsoft Azure cloud
  • The partnership will see Sime Darby Property leveraging on world-class cloud technology and data analytics solutions offered by Microsoft

KUALA LUMPUR, 15 March 2021 – Sime Darby Property, Malaysia’s biggest property developer in terms of land bank, is embarking on a digital transformation journey with Microsoft, as part of the organization’s efforts to modernize its systems and offer a more enhanced experience to customers.

The collaboration sees Sime Darby Property partnering with Microsoft to adopt its trusted cloud platform, Microsoft Azure for best-in-class and secure cloud solutions. In January 2021, Sime Darby Property became the first property developer in Malaysia to fully migrate its existing core applications and servers to Microsoft Azure cloud. By moving its servers and applications onto Microsoft Azure, the company aims to fulfil its ambitions to become a data-driven organization and enable a more secure and reliable infrastructure for rapid innovation. This move will, in the near future, allow for a hyper-personalized customer-centric business model and promote end-to-end operational excellence from managing procurement contracts to purchase-to-payment systems. The migration to the cloud is further aligned with Sime Darby Property’s security frameworks and policies in support of their digital aspirations.

Commenting on the partnership, Dato’ Azmir Merican, Group Managing Director of Sime Darby Property remarked, “It is crucial to remain digitally mature as we grow within a rapidly changing technological landscape, especially to bring enriching experiences for our customers who are at the heart of everything we do. Our collaboration with Microsoft is one for the long term, and we are delighted to have them as our technology advisor and partner in the betterment of our products and services.”

K Raman, Managing Director, Microsoft Malaysia said, “Since Microsoft established its presence in Malaysia over 28 years ago, our technology has helped transform the way people work, learn, play and communicate. We take heart in being trusted partners of businesses in their digital journey, equipping them with technology that is global, secure and enables them to drive efficiency internally and for their customers. We are confident that our trusted cloud solutions will further propel Sime Darby Property’s digital ambitions and bring a more cohesive and seamless experience for their customers and partners in Malaysia.”

In the runway to this partnership, Sime Darby Property undertook a comprehensive evaluation of private and public cloud providers, which resulted in Microsoft Azure being selected as the platform to fuel their transformation.

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About Sime Darby Property

Sime Darby Property is a leading property developer with a strong success rate of developing sustainable communities for over 48 years. With 24 active townships/developments, Sime Darby Property has a wide reach that encompasses assets and operations across the country. It marks its presence in the UK as part of a Malaysian consortium to develop the iconic Battersea Power Station Project in central London.

As a responsible corporate player, Sime Darby Property and its philanthropic arm Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) actively roll out various initiatives to assist the underprivileged communities living within and nearby its townships nationwide. A multi award-winning property group with numerous international and local accolades, Sime Darby Property is the only Malaysian property developer to be selected as an index component of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for two consecutive years in 2018 and 2019.

It is also the first Malaysian property developer to be awarded the International FIABCI Prix d’Excellence Awards twice for its Subang Jaya and UEP Subang Jaya townships. The company bagged its 10th consecutive Gold at the Putra Brand Awards 2019 and its 9th Top 10 Developers Awards at the BCI Asia 2020.

Sime Darby Property has also been recognised as among the top developers in Malaysia in the annual The Edge Top Property Developers Awards, a recognition which the company consistently receives since 2009. For more information, log on to www.simedarbyproperty.com

About Microsoft

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

Media Contacts for Sime Darby Property

Izzat Alhadjri

Head, Corporate Communications

Sime Darby Property Berhad

+6019-218 0792

izzat.abdul.aziz@simedarbyproperty.com

Nursyahida Abdullah

Head, PR and Editorial

Sime Darby Property Berhad

+6013-363 1090

nursyahida.abdullah@simedarbyproperty.com

Media Contacts for Microsoft

Eric Lai

Communications Lead

Microsoft Malaysia

+6017 337 2426

v-cheela@microsoft.com

Rashi Mehrotra

Assoc Director

Edelman Public Relations Worldwide

+6012 347 8283

rashi.mehrotra@edelman.com

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