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Cloocus Recognized as the Winner of 2023 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for the Third Consecutive Year

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Petaling Jaya, 19 July 2023 – Censof Holdings Berhad, a technology holdings company specialising in financial management software solutions, today announced that its joint venture partner, Cloocus Co Ltd (“Cloocus”) has won the Country of the Year 2023 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for three consecutive years.

Cloocus, a leading Data and AI-based cloud experts group specialized in Microsoft was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.

“We are honored and thrilled to be named the Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for the 3rd consecutive year. This award recognizes the dedication and expertise of Cloocus.” said Steve Hong, the CEO of Cloocus.

“We are committed to empowering our clients, maximizing their business values, leveraging the remarkable capabilities of Microsoft Cloud. We will continue delivering innovative solutions based on Data and AI drive growth and success for our valued clients. This achievement reinforces our position as a trusted partner, showcasing our commitment to excellence in digital transformation.”

The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services, and devices during the past year. Awards were classified in various categories, with honorees chosen from a set of more than 4,200 submitted nominations from more than 106 countries worldwide. Cloocus was recognized for providing outstanding and services in Korea.

Cloocus has solidified its unique position as a Microsoft Cloud partner in the Korean Market by winning the Partner of the Year Award for 3rd consecutive year. It has been honored as the Top Partner for Data & AI at the 2023 Microsoft Korea Partner Awards. Additionally, Cloocus has achieved the prestigious “Elite” level, making it the first company in Korea to attain such status within the Databricks partner program.

Operating a dedicated AI Business Center, Cloocus provides comprehensive support to businesses aiming to leverage the exceptional capabilities of Microsoft Cloud to maximize their business value. It offers a wide range of Azure-based data analytics and AI solutions, including GPT/OpenAI, Databricks, Machine Learning, Synapse, and Power BI.

With a customer base of over 800 clients across various industries, Cloocus has successfully secured customers with major corporation such as SK, Hanwha, Samsung Engineering, Samsung C&T, and Hyundai Motors. Furthermore, it has established a strong presence within the gaming industry, boasting notable customers such as Krafton, PearlAbyss, and Netmarble.

Cloocus actively participates in the Microsoft Launcher program, which is designed for digital-native customers, including those in the gaming industry, through close collaboration with Microsoft.

As an indirect provider, Cloocus expands the partner ecosystem for Microsoft`s business and provides support to customers through ISV growth programs and other initiatives.

“We at Censof is delighted for Cloocus, truly well deserved. This award absolutely demonstrated Cloocus’ high-caliber expertise in delivering Microsoft technologies and solutions. We are absolutely proud to be collaborating with them as we revolutionize the Malaysian cloud market together,” said Ameer Shaik Mydin, group managing director of Censof.

“Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards!” said Nicole Dezen, Chief Partner Officer, and Corporate Vice President of Global Partner Solutions at Microsoft. “The innovative new solutions and services that positively impact customers and enable digital transformation from this year`s winners demonstrate the best of what`s possible with the Microsoft Cloud.”

Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards are announced annually prior to the company`s global partner conference, Microsoft Inspire, which will take place on July 18-19 this year. Additional details on the 2023 awards are available on the Microsoft Partner Network blog: http://aka.ms/POTYA2023_announcement. The complete list of categories, winners and finalists can be found at https://partner.microsoft.com/en-US/inspire/awards/winners.

Censof Secures RM13.4 Million Contract from Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia

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Petaling Jaya, 10 July 2023 – Censof Holdings Berhad (“Censof” or the “Group”), a technology holdings company specialising in financial management software solutions, has accepted the Letter of Acceptance from the Suruhanjaya Syarikat Malaysia (“SSM”) in relation to the financial management system project (“the Project”) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Century Software (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (“CSM”), today.

The Project, valued at RM13.4 million involves the development, supply, implementation, warranty, support, maintenance and licenses of the financial management system by CSM to SSM. The tenure of the Project is for a period of six (6) years, commencing from 19 July 2023 until 18 July 2029.

“We are honoured that the SSM, being the statutory body vested with the authority to regulate and oversee Malaysia’s corporate and business affairs, has selected Censof to provide end-to-end processes pertaining to its financial management system for its organization. This Project is undeniably a testament of our proven track record as a financial management system provider and it is expected to provide the Group’s earnings visibility for the next 6 years from the financial year ending 31 March 2024 onward. With this, I would like to express my gratitude to SSM for their confidence and trust in Censof to execute the Project,” said Ameer Shaik Mydin, group managing director of Censof.

He further added, “Leveraging on our experience and expertise of over two decades, we are able to customise our solutions catering to the needs of our customers. We will continue to develop innovative financial management solutions for our customers and secure more contracts in the near future to further strengthen Censof’s position as the leading provider of financial management software solutions.”