The Retail Industry Digital Plan (IDP) works as a guide for local SMEs in the Retail industry to digitalise your businesses, plug skills gaps and participate in industry pilot projects.
Aligned to the Retail Industry Transformation Map launched in 2016, the Retail IDP is part of the SMEs Go Digital programme.
Who is it for
Local SMEs in the following sub-sectors within the Retail industry:
- Supermarkets and convenience stores
- Fashion and sporting goods
- Consumer electronics
- Department stores
- Jewellery and Timepieces
- Furniture and Household Products
The IDP provides a step-by-step guide on the digital solutions to adopt at each stage of your growth. For a start, you can use the IDP to find out if your business is digital-ready.
You can refer to the Digital Roadmap of the IDP, as a guide to assess your digital readiness and identify opportunities for going digital and training to raise employees’ digital skills.
Consultancy and Project Management Services
- Basic Advisory
To get a more comprehensive review of your business, you can approach the SME Centre business advisors for free business diagnosis and advisory on digital solutions relevant to your operations.
- Specialist Consultancy
SMEs requiring specialist consultancy on more advanced digital solutions will be referred by the SME Centre business advisors to Principal Consultants at the SME Digital Tech Hub.
- Project Management Services
SMEs can also engage Project Management Services to support them in the implementation of the digital solutions. The project managers can help with business processes re-engineering and job redesign to get the maximum benefits and have more sustainable outcomes from going digital.
To ease adoption of digital solutions, you can take up pre-approved solutions assessed by IMDA to be effective, market-tested and cost-effective.
These solutions enable increased productivity, real-time response capabilities, and job redesign. Visit Tech Depot for pre-approved solutions supported under the Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG).
SMEs can also participate in digital sector projects that pilot new digital technology solutions that can potentially benefit entire sectors.