Montreal, Quebec (September 4, 2008) — Speedware Ltd., a leading provider of innovative enterprise software solutions and productivity tools, announced today that its customer support center has achieved certification under the prestigious Service Capability & Performance (SCP) Standards for the eighth year. Speedware achieved certification after an extensive audit of their Montreal, Quebec support center. SCP Standards quantify the effectiveness of customer service and support based upon a stringent measure of performance and represent best practices in the industry.
“The benefits of SCP certification have helped to differentiate Speedware in the marketplace,” said Maria Anzini, Director of Customer Service and Product Support at Speedware. “Our customers perceive SCP certification in a very positive light, which has helped us gain new business. The fact that we are SCP certified was instrumental in securing our recently-signed contract for providing application support for legacy modernization.”
The SCP Support Standard, under which Speedware was certified, is part of a suite of service capability and performance standards designed to improve the quality and effectiveness of technology service operations. A consortium of leading technology companies, along with Service Strategies Corporation, created the internationally recognized standards, which define best practices for delivering world-class service and support, quantify performance levels and establish a foundation to build on existing quality processes. Certification requires annual comprehensive audits to confirm that companies meet the requirements of the program on a continuous basis.
“By passing the rigorous requirements necessary to achieve certification, Speedware has made it clear they are committed to delivering world-class service and support to their customers,” said Derek Nash, SCP Auditor. “During the SCP audit, Speedware demonstrated a clear commitment to customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.”
Speedware joins the ranks of other leading technology companies that have achieved certification under the SCP Standards program, which according to Service Strategies includes EMC Corporation, Lockheed Martin Incorporated, GE Healthcare, McKesson Corporation, Rockwell Automation, Nokia and NetApp, among others. Currently, more than 200 technology support organizations around the world participate in the SCP program.
About Service Strategies Corporation
Headquartered in San Diego, CA, Service Strategies advances service excellence for quality-minded organizations by providing industry standards, strategic advisory services and career development solutions that ensure delivery of consistent, high-quality service and support. Service Strategies applies a proven benchmark process to its standards programs that measure and drive effectiveness for continuous service improvement. In addition, the company’s tailored training programs enhance the careers of service professionals throughout the industry and lead to increased organizational effectiveness. The world’s leading service and support providers use Service Strategies’ Service Capability & Performance (SCP) Standards as a roadmap for service excellence. For more information, visit www.servicestrategies.com, call toll free 800.552.3058, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Speedware Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activant Solutions Inc., is a leading provider of enterprise software solutions. The company provides a complete suite of legacy modernization and migration solutions, business intelligence tools and application portfolio management. Speedware has been dedicated to helping companies modernize their business applications for over 30 years. With a distribution network spanning 35 countries, Speedware offers market leaders the end-to-end solutions that allow them to react quickly to the needs of a changing business. For more information, visit Speedware at www.speedware.com.
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