Forest Interactive recognized for its ICT Adoption initiative

Petaling Jaya, November 23, 2017 – The SME Platinum Business Awards is an award program created to highlight businesses, especially small and medium enterprises across ASEAN region for the achievements and contributions in respective fields. The program aims to raise the reputation, status and credibility of the recognized companies. “Sustainability through Technology and Innovation” the theme this year and Forest Interactive bagged the SME ICT Adoption Award.

L-R: Tan Sri Micheal Yeoh (Chairman of the Selection board of PBA17), Johary Mustapha (Forest Interactive CEO, receives the award for SME ICT Adoption category), Datuk Micheal Kang (National President of SME Association of Malaysia), Dato Sri Dr Ricky Yaw (Organizing Chairman of PBA17)

Information and communication technology (ICT) adoption is increasing worldwide and offers unique opportunities for digital changes, transformation, and growth. Forest Interactive adopts ICT in many different fields such as Marketing (Customer Relationship Management, E-Commerce, Corporate Website, Business Intelligence), Productivity (Enterprise Resource Management, Material Resource Planning, Knowledge Management, Asset Management) and Office Automation (Financial System, HR/Payroll System, Local Area Network, Email and Internet Access, Security and Backup System, Decision Support System).

ICT Adoption allows Forest Interactive to grow faster–thanks to fast paced decision-making processes and better communication, especially with global offices. Rizal Amir, head of Technology Development shares: “Forest Interactive expanded worldwide in 10 countries; and jumped from 50 talents employed in 2013 to over 120 in 2017. Our ability to adopt to changes and modify our way in communicating helped us improve.”

Johary Mustapha, CEO of Forest Interactive, highlighted that FOREST’s achievement in ICT adoption became possible with the help of the team, and that the company would not have won this award without their cooperation and their open attitude to change.

The prestigious awarding ceremony took place in Sunway Pyramid Convention Centre, Petaling Jaya on November 23, 2017  with the participation of over 100 award winners in 21 categories. After the welcoming of the winners on the red carpet and official speeches with in between different performances such as magic and music shows, winners paraded on stage to receive the award–an impressive ceremony made to inspire the participants with the success of others.

About SME Platinum Business Awards:

The Platinum Business Awards is an award program that represents the pinnacle of achievement for outstanding businesses. In 2017, PBASME offered more award categories as a measure to elevate the statuses and provide throughout recognition for great businesses across the landscape of the ASEAN region.

About Forest Interactive:

Established in 2006, our headquarters is located in the center of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with global operations across 36 countries. Throughout its inception, the company has entrenched itself to play an important part within the vibrant mobile industry, working closely with Mobile Network Operators, Industry Regulators, Government Agencies, Consumer Groups and related associations in ensuring as well as enabling innovative solutions for the mobile ecosystem. We have established a competitive portfolio of end-to-end solutions for our telco, enterprise and content partners that reach out to more than 2.9B subscribers worldwide and has already partnered with over 100 corporate clients and 93 mobile operators across Asia, the Middle-East and the USA.

For further inquiries, get in touch with us, we’d love to hear from you!



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