Software reduces ISO 9000 training and implementation time

Web-based platform from Prism eSolutions streamlines communications, training and document management to speed implementation time up to 20 percent while reducing costs by half.


BLUE BELL, Pa.mplementation time by up to 20 percent, while reducing overall implementation costs by half. The equation product line is a powerful solution consisting of a web-based application in conjunction with consulting services.

The equation products, formally launched in April 2001, are ideal for companies in the manufacturing, telecommunications, and business service sectors that seek to achieve and maintain ISO 9000 certification or re-certify to the new ISO 9001:2000 standard. Both equationASP and equationNET support strategic process improvement, providing a customizable environment for mapping and managing quality management systems (QMS), empowering companies to continually enhance business processes improvements for ongoing efficiency and profitability.

"Most potential cost savings and profits from ISO 9000 are lost in the struggle to communicate and manage the different tasks associated with certification," said Mike DePasquale, president and COO of Prism eSolutions.

"By delivering collaborative document, project, training, and communication management tools, equation enables companies to establish and maintain an ISO 9000 Quality Management System on time and within budget."

About equationASP and equationNET

EquationASP allows small and mid-sized organizations to utilize the Web-based application and supporting infrastructure hosted by Prism at a secure, third-party facility. This unique architecture eliminates up-front software and hardware costs, as well as internal IT support, which are often heavy burdens on smaller companies seeking business process improvement.

EquationNET supports large organizations, enabling them to license and install the Web-based application on their own servers, behind their protective firewalls. With equationNET, companies can leverage their existing infrastructure for complete system control.

Both products provide:

Integrated document control and development - Eliminates redundant and unnecessary documentation by ensuring that documents are accessible, secure, version-controlled, and integrated with the appropriate project. The product also provides templates, samples and best practices for easy document creation.

Streamlined communications -Enables closed-loop communications among process team members and management through live conferencing, collaborative forums, instantaneous notifications, and e-mail, to efficiently keep the entire team informed.

"Context" for Process Improvement - Unlike standard process mapping, and project management systems, equation uses Prism’s process methodology to construct the "context" for implementation, integrates tools and subject matter to support continual process improvements and provides a permanent asset for maintenance of QMS systems.

"Point-of-Need" Delivery - synchronizes the delivery of QMS training and consulting services with end-user schedules, giving customers access to intelligently built solutions exactly when they are needed.

Hands-On and On-Demand Solution - for companies seeking a turnkey solution to QMS implementation, upgrade, or maintenance, the equation platform gives users instantaneous Web access to Prism’s comprehensive consulting and training services.

"Equation is truly an innovation in the way that ISO standards-based training, services, and consulting are delivered," said DePasquale. "Prism is pleased to bring the promise of ISO 9000 registration within the grasp of many companies who otherwise may not have the resources to get registered."

About Prism eSolutions

Prism eSolutions, LLC is a premier provider of ISO 9000 and ISO 14000 training, consulting, and Web-based support services for companies seeking ISO certification in the manufacturing, telecommunications, and business services sectors, as well as in the education community. Based in Blue Bell, PA, Prism eSolutions delivers training, consulting, and networked solutions in the areas of Strategic Process Improvement; ISO Quality Management; Six Sigma; Internal Auditing; Gap Analysis; and ISO Continuous Improvement and Maintenance Services.

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