News from the 365 ACADEMY
The 365 Office suite training is in full swing, and it’s not too late to get involved
he extensive 365 ACADEMY Programme was launched at the end of March. Its aim is to teach the carmaker’s employees how to use their new office suite as effectively as possible since it fundamentally changes their style of work in the digital environment (you can read more about Office 365 in the April 2020 issue of ŠKODA Mobil). In the first two weeks, almost 1,500 employees signed up for training, and the first two webinar topics – Modern Communications and Digital Effectiveness – attracted 1,900 participants. If you have not signed up yet, you do not have to worry about missing out on anything. The recorded webinars are available, and all the necessary information for entering the platform can be found on ŠKODA Space. The interest in improving online collaboration and increasing digital productivity was clearly expressed by the managers. Almost 600 managers and coordinators attended the bootcamps.
The Office 365 Ambassador Programme starts on 10 May. It will offer advanced webinars and development steps for digital enthusiasts who wish to help effectively implement the new suite in their departments. The community of advanced users is essential for successfully controlling the new applications across ŠKODA AUTO – every department needs its own Office 365 hero.
In the second half of May, it will be the turn of those employees who do not have their business computers and employees on maternity and parental leave, as well as other groups. The Digital Driver’s Licence Programme will focus on the general digital skills, tips and tricks that the participants will use in their everyday lives (we will present the Digital Driver’s Licence in more detail in the next issue of ŠKODA Mobil). ED
Through the participants’ eyes
PAI – Launch Management Project, India, Russia
I’m sure that every user will appreciate the 365 ACADEMY. The videos are short and don’t take up much time, and you can pick your speed of learning. It’s definitely worth taking the time; in the end, you and your work team will benefit from it.
PSW-F/21 – Technological Processes CAD/CAM
I would like to highlight the online courses available on the Digiskills.cz website. They are clear and effectively done. I was fascinated by their microlearning, where the individual topics are divided into a set of short videos, and I can return to the individual parts if needed. I’ve already experienced a similar way of training, and it suits me perfectly.
PSW-V – Jig and Gauge Construction
I think the possibilities of our technologies today are generally underused. And education can improve this thanks to easily accessible and comprehensible information.
You can find more information and access to the 365 ACADEMY Platform here.
Dealers and service app heading to the cloud
ŠKODA AUTO’s “IT Workshop” created a Web application that the dealers use to manage every car’s life cycle
he Dealer Management System (DMS) monitors a specific car from the time it starts production, through its subsequent delivery to the customer, its warranty and post-warranty service intervals, up to the sale of used or original spare parts. It is used by the vast majority of authorised dealers and service centres in the Czech Republic and Slovakia; however, the original solution dates back to 2002. Therefore, the carmaker’s IT specialists began developing a completely new version with their external partners, and the result is a modern Web application that can serve the Group’s other brands both in Europe and in the global markets. ŠKODA AUTO Volkswagen India Private Limited (SAVWIPL) decided to use it as its primary solution for managing the importer’s dealer network on the Indian market. One of the basic requirements for the new system was its centralisation and, thus, the possibility of administration from a single location. “We don’t want our dealers to have to switch among several systems when communicating with their customer but to have the ability to pay full attention to them. In other words, we want to have a single application available that will feature all the necessary tools in one place, while the necessary integrations into any other systems will be handled automatically”, explains Vladimír Pulchart from the FID/2 – Offshore Delivery Centre department. As of May, the authorised dealers have a new DMS version available on their local servers. Now, the next phase is coming: cloudification (i.e. moving to a central repository). The developers pay special attention to ensuring the security of stored customer data as well. ED
Did you know that…
... in addition to DMS, ŠKODA AUTO has also developed its other software tools to support the entire VW Group? They include, among others, the SAP Competence Centre and the PPSO (Package Price System Online), which provides information support to the dealers.