Here at the Next Level Purchasing Association (NLPA), we are always updating and improving our purchasing training offerings. We recently made a change to our Excel training that we think you may be excited about!
First, we revised our popular full-length course, Microsoft Excel For Purchasing Professionals. Specifically, we added a full lesson on macros. Macros are little programs that you can create to automate repetitively-done tasks. In a procurement context, this means that you can free up time spent on clerical/tactical procurement work and use that time on more strategic procurement work.
Second, in order to make room for the lesson on macros, we took the most basic material from Microsoft Excel For Purchasing Professionals and made it into its own, brand new Express Course just launched yesterday: Excel Basics For Buyers. Excel Basics For Buyers is designed to get inexperienced Excel users in the procurement profession up to speed quickly with the terminology, foundational techniques, and eternally-used fundamental principles of Excel so that they can do the basics and be prepared for learning more advanced techniques later, if they choose.
These developments underscore a few of the philosophies of the NLPA that differentiate us from other sources of purchasing training: we update and improve our education and certification material constantly as the business world changes (not every 6-8 years like some others, ahem) and we focus on practical, real-world applications of skills (not broad, academic concepts written by professors who have never worked a day in their lives in a procurement department).
We hope that whatever level of Excel skills you seek, we can provide you with exactly what you want to learn.
To Your Career Success,
Charles Dominick, SPSM, SPSM2
President & Chief Procurement Officer – Next Level Purchasing Association
Co-Author – The Procurement Game Plan
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