Digital literacy has become a hot potato in the last years. Given the fact that companies are increasingly asking about or even demanding digital skills. Even for seemingly non-digital professions. HR professionals consider data handling and processing to be a necessary key qualification for traditional industry executives.
Especially purchasers can benefit from digitization and the professional processing of data. Excel has become part of the standard repertoire of this profession, and about half of the purchasers already have an in-depth knowledge of Excel, including functions like the Solver, Scenarios, Power Pivot or Power Query. Nevertheless, at least in Austria, professional business intelligence, meaning a comfortable, beautifully visualized and fast access to the central data from ERP and other systems, is implemented in the fewest of companies.
Together with the Austrian Productivity and Efficiency Center (ÖPWZ) we are working on further expanding existing competences and communicating digital purchasing methods. It is important for us to not only capture the different work requirements and knowledge of our course participants, but also to incorporate them in order to achieve the best for all participants.