News reports abound with reporting of U.S. worker’s skills shortage, and the options that businesses face to deal with the situation are limited: fail to grow due to worker limitations, pay increasing market rates to hire already trained people, or grow your own workforce. DataWright, in partnership with the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership, developed the Smart Talent Training Tracker tool to help manage the most proactive of these options: developing your workforce.
The Smart Talent tool runs in Microsoft Excel, but it is much more than a spreadsheet; it is a software application. Since it operates in Microsoft Excel, there are no annual licensing fees and it can be modified by anyone familiar with Excel and VBA; the code is not proprietary. The application was developed with common business practices in mind, but is also set up so that custom fields and reports can easily be added. Download the user manual to see how it works in detail.
All information is entered in a single location using defined tables, and then referenced elsewhere to ensure consistency. Reports ensure that understanding the training status of person or department is easy and intuitive, and a visual dashboard allows for easy management and monitoring. Contact DataWright, or OMEP if you are located in Oregon, to discuss this product.
Pricing options include Application, Manual, & all documented code:
- Option 1 – 4 free hours of customization or training = $2000
- Option 2 – 15 hours of customization or training = $3500
- Option 3 – 30 hours of customization or training = $4800