The Mapus Story

Digitalization Our way

At MapUs, we believe that there's a better way to approach organizational digitalization. A more down to earth, empowering way where transformative processes feel purposeful and exciting rather than abstract and overwhelming. We spent our first years talking and educating organizations about it, and at some point, we realized people needed a concrete tool to help them achieve it. This is how MapUs came to be, and since then, we've focused on using it to help all kinds of organizations to experience successful digital transformation.

Working with digital transformation and digital competence is something most organizations aspire to do, but struggle to actualize, and we see that as an opportunity: What excites us is simplifying digital transformation for everyone through our software, consultancy and education.

2010 The beginning

In the spring of 2010 Centre for Digital Literacy was founded by Jacob Brøndum Pedersen and Anders Skov. A centre, with goal of helping people and organizations comprehend and approach the inevitable digitalization in our society.  They were frontrunners in the field, realizing the importance of digital competence before it was a staple talking point in organizational development.

We created a space for dialogue to understand how digitization impacts people's professional and private behavior. Through talks, workshops and educational materials, we focused on creating a conversation that felt inclusive and meaningful and that heightened people's digital maturity.

2013-2017 Creating MapUs

Educating about digitalization was going well, but we were missing a vehicle to actualize the ideas behind our approach. A concrete tool for measuring, analyzing and visualizing digital competences.

We decided to develop a software, MapUs, that could help individuals as well as organizations assess their digital potential and initiate digital transformation in an accessible way. It was important for us to create a visually compelling universe that empowered users to engage with their results, and get excited about data as well as dialogue.

Over the next few years, we presented and tested MapUs in workshops and used the invaluable feedback we got to refine it.

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2017 Introducing MapUs to the real world

Up until this point, MapUs was a tool we mainly used in our own work and our own spaces. But in 2017, we took a huge step in realizing it's full potential, when we began to create Digital Competence Wheels for other organizations.

The response was immediate and enthusiastic. Suddenly, organizations across sectors felt ready and excited to kickstart the digital dialogue and begin understanding the many facets of what it means to be a digitally mature organization.

2018 - Today Taking MapUs to new heights

Around 2018, our continuous development of MapUs aligned with the growing digital maturity of a lot of organizations and we decided that people were ready to get the full MapUs experience into their own hands. Simply put, from 2018, we let organizations use MapUs themselves to build their perfect competence model and create empowering digital transformation.

MapUs continues to evolve. We're constantly tweaking and testing new features to make our software as user friendly and powerful as possible.

So what's next? We're still driven by our desire to make people aware of the profound impact digitalization has on all spheres of life. Our main goal is to continue developing a software that makes organizations and people better at what they do.

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Basic feature guide

Essentially, you only have to master 4 basic functions to be able to work purposefully with competency mapping. Learn about the basics in this guide.

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