Digital Competency Assessment Tool for Small and Medium Practices (SMPs)


MIA has established that it is crucial for small and medium practices (SMPs) to be able to assess its digital competency as well as to identify areas for improvement, in line with both the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint and the MIA Digital Technology Blueprint. As such, the need for a self-assessment digital competency tool has been included as one of the initiatives under the MIA Digital Technology Blueprint Operational Plan.

The Institute has carried out research in this area and has identified the Digital Competency Maturity Model – DCMMTM issued by the European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs (EFAA) as a suitable tool to meet such a need.

The DCMMTM consists of a questionnaire for SMPs to complete which will help SMPs to:

  • Rate their respective current level of maturity on digital competency;
  • Identify areas where competencies are strong or lacking; and
  • Develop a roadmap for achieving a higher level of maturity.

The Institute is of the view that that the tool will be highly beneficial for SMPs to understand their digital competency level and provide a high-level guidance on how SMPs can improve and/or move to the next level. The tool is also free and is easily accessible through an internet browser. It will take approximately 10-20 minutes to complete the questionnaire.

As such, the Institute encourages all SMPs to utilise the DCMMTM tool as part of their digital transformation journey. In the meanwhile, the Institute is also identifying other initiatives in assisting SMPs to increase their digital competency.

The DCMMTM can be accessed at https://efaa.com/projects/dcmm-supporting-digitalisation/.