Jakarta (ANTARA) - State-owned postal company PT Pos Indonesia and a private technology major have agreed to collaborate to boost digital transformation in Indonesia.

"This cooperation serves as a form of action to provide the best services to the community and to contribute to Indonesia's economy," president director of PT Pos Indonesia, Faizal Rochmad Djoemadi, said here on Thursday.

Several programs will be pursued under the cooperation, including the development of cloud technology utilization and the integration of affordable logistics systems.

The cooperation will also include the development of online classes at the International Business and Logistics University (ULBI) and training to improve the digital skills of workers and associates of Pos Indonesia.

The programs are in line with the business transformation that PT Pos Indonesia has been striving for in the past two years.

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PT Pos Indonesia is carrying out several transformations, including the digital transformation, to stay relevant and be known by the younger generation, such as Generation Z and Generation Alpha.

Several business transformation steps that have been realized so far have included the utilization of buildings belonging to PT Pos Indonesia as public creative spaces, such as Pos Bloc Jakarta and Pos Bloc Medan.

The company's efforts toward digital transformation can also be seen in the digital services that it provides through the PosAja and POSPAY applications.

"In the digital era, only having a physical presence is not enough. Thus, we transformed to innovate by presenting digital-based platforms. Therefore, Pos will have a new introduction as phigital (physical and digital)," Djoemadi said.

The cooperation between PT Pos Indonesia with the private tech company gained support from the Minister of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs), Erick Thohir, who was also present during the signing of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) on the cooperation on Thursday.

The private tech company that PT Pos Indonesia will collaborate with is Microsoft Indonesia. The cooperation will be realized through a joint initiative named SATU Karya (ONE Work).

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