Competing in the global software arena is not a small task. Stiff competition to penetrate the local and international market means ICT companies need to ensure that they are well equipped. Realising this, MDeC is proud to present the MSC Malaysia Certified Solutions initiative.

MSC Malaysia Certified Solutions certifies locally made software products through an assessment method against an internationally accepted standard; MSC Malaysia Software Product Assessment & Rating Standard. This international standard was developed by MDeC and TUV Rheinland, to assess the product quality element and process criteria of each software product.

Overall, 13 main criteria are assessed as depicted below:

The certification scheme consists of 3 stages:

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Company
    • ICT Company (MSC Malaysia Status Company or non-MSC Malaysia Status Company)
    • In good financial standing (No claims, liability issues)
  2. Software Product
    • Locally made software product
    • Fit within the following clusters:-
      • Healthcare, Finance (Banking & Insurance), Oil & Gas, Telecommunication, Security, Human Resources, Logistics, Agriculture, Education
    • Limit to less than 7 modules per product
    • Only the latest version to be assessed
    • Not more than 1 outsourced supplier for development process
    • COTS product is preferred (Commercial Of-The-Shelf)

A unique partnership between MDeC and TUV Rheinland for 2012 enables certified software products to use MSC Malaysia Certified Solutions and TUVdotCom’s logo mark for marketing purposes. Each certified products will also be showcased in  product listing. A sample of the logo mark :


  1. For software developers
    • Enhance marketing of your products to local & international markets
    • Add credibility through an independent 3rd party endorsement
    • Cost effective
    • Hassle free
    • Recommendations for improvement
  2. For users
    • Assessment based on international software quality standards
    • Software assessed through a comprehensive assessment conducted by accredited certification bodies

Financial incentive is currently available for 2014 totaling up to RM13,580. All application must be submitted before 31 October 2014 to be eligible for this incentive.

For further enquiries, please email to [email protected]