Institute for Supply Management Launches Advance™ Digital Skills Assessment Platform

Online assessments to measure individual capabilities and organizational maturity

TEMPE, Arizona., March 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), launched its patent-pending Advance™ digital platform, which provides online assessments of talent capability and organizational maturity. Talent assessments generate a comprehensive picture of skill strengths and gaps that drive talent management strategy. Organizational assessments identify an organization’s level of maturity and help create a roadmap to support long-term strategies.

“Companies have a real need to objectively measure their talent progress and invest in their talent. Advance does both,” said Thomas W. Derry, CEO of ISM. “Executives I speak to understand that Advance is as much a career development tool for them as it is a measure of their team. take control of their personal development.”

This new solution will host multiple assessments and offer organizations the ability to leverage professional references or set custom goals based on internal expectations. Dashboards can be customized based on user roles and allow administrators, managers, and employees different views that are meaningful to each person. Reports help individuals and teams analyze data by role or other valuable data slices such as by skill or sub-skill, greatest strength or skill gap, or for individuals, teams or the whole organization.

Centralized assessments mean setup and launch can be done quickly and those taking the assessment have a seamless experience. Results are available as soon as the assessment is complete; User role-based dashboards give teams data and insights at their fingertips.

“ISM assessments provide a data-driven approach to help build effective teams and organizations, so talent and businesses thrive,” said Susan Marty, product manager at ISM. “Most importantly, they help develop a strategy that has the greatest impact on an organization’s success. ISM assessments help them get where they want to go and connect organizational maturity to talent.”

Talent data from Advance is often used to create individual development plans related to organizational goals, talent plans, hiring strategy, a company’s workforce build, and more. These views also allow leaders to glean insights into individual strengths to highlight the best and create succession plans.

Live demos of the Advance platform are available. To sign up for a demo, go to

About the Institute of Supply Management®

Supply Management Institute® (ISM®) is the world’s first and leading professional non-profit procurement management organization. Its 50,000 members in more than 100 countries around the world manage approximately US$1 trillion into the corporate and government supply chain every year. Founded in 1915 by practitioners, ISM is committed to advancing the practice of supply management to generate value and competitive advantage for its members, thereby contributing to a prosperous and sustainable world. ISM empowers and leads the profession through ISM Business report®, its highly regarded certification and training programs, business services, events and the ISM Supply Chain Capability Model™. ISM Business report®, Manufacturing and Services, are two of the most reliable economic indicators available, providing guidance to supply management professionals, economists, analysts, and government and business leaders. For more information, please visit:

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