Microsoft has formed a strategic partnership with Indonesian online marketplace Bukalapak to reshape how e-commerce is conducted in the country. Bukalapak will adopt Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform and Microsoft will make a strategic investment in the marketplace.
The partnership will leverage Microsoft’s expertise in building a resilient cloud infrastructure to support the Indonesian online marketplace services for more than 12 million micro, small and medium enterprises, and 100 million customers.
“This partnership signals a deep collaboration with Microsoft on an array of technology projects that will transform the technology-driven commerce solutions and operations solution and operations in Indonesia, As a global technology leader, Microsoft’s confidence with Bukalapak highlights our position as the leading homegrown technology player in Indonesia and our continued objective to create a positive impact on our country and customers.”
– Rachmat Kaimuddin, CEO of Bukalapak
Key aspects of the partnership include:
- Building resilient infrastructure – Bukalapak will adopt Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud platform to support its more than 6 million online merchants, 6 million offline merchants, and 100 million customers.
- Bridging the digital gap – The companies will explore opportunities to help make the digital world relevant for every individual daily.
- Skilling – Providing digital skills training for Bukalapak employees and their merchants.
“Bukalapak and their services have had real and enduring impact on Indonesian society, and their innovation mindset in a rapidly changing market will create new opportunities for merchants, businesses and consumers, We are excited to empower Bukalapak with a trusted cloud, that allows them to scale their customer experience on Microsoft Azure. Through this partnership, merchants and consumers will have more efficient and reliable buying and selling experiences, which in turn, creates business resilience and helps accelerate growth in the Indonesian digital economy.”
– Haris Izmee, President Director of Microsoft Indonesia