28 May 2004
For the eleventh year in succession SunGard Sherwood Systems was awarded continued certification under the ISO 9001:2000 standard and TickIT scheme.
LONDON [28th May 2004] – SunGard Sherwood Systems, an operating unit of SunGard (NYSE: SDS) today announced that it has successfully completed its regular six-month external quality assessment and continues to comply with the International Standards Organisation (ISO) requirements in relation to the 9001:2000 standard using TickIT procedures.
SunGard uses the British Standards Institution (BSI) as its external quality auditor. Neil Hannah, Managing Director of BSI Management Systems (UK), said: "SunGard Sherwood Systems has transitioned to the latest standard and continued to maintain quality of delivery and services throughout the transition. SunGard Sherwood Systems continually demonstrates the commitment and professionalism required to meet the stringent standards laid down by the ISO and TickIT so that it can both maintain and improve upon its customer and supplier relationships."
The quality accreditation has been awarded to all four UK sites and covers every aspect of the business including the development, supply, installation and maintenance of computer software products for financial, government, insurance and assurance markets.
Gavin Lavelle, CEO of SunGard Sherwood Systems reported: "SunGard takes the provision of quality services and products to our clients very seriously and we are always looking to undergo improvement. The accreditation by such an august body as BSI is very pleasing."
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Wilma Tulloch on +44 (0)20 8996 6330 OR
Marc Edney on +44 (0)20 8996 6330
The TickIT guide project started in 1991 and is now in its fifth issue having been the mechanism for encapsulating good practice guidance of a large number of quality professionals and disseminating it throughout the world. In the UK, TickIT is recognised by all Government Departments and major purchasers and is compatible with European requirements for accredited quality system certification. Some 1400 TickIT certificates have now been issued world-wide. TickIT is managed and maintained by a department within BSI British Standards.
About SunGard Sherwood Systems
SunGard Sherwood Systems is a global provider of technology solutions to the insurance industry and UK public sector. It delivers end-to-end solutions covering the life, health and pensions/annuities, property and casualty, and reinsurance sectors. SunGard Sherwood Systems works with SunGard Insurance Systems to support more than 2000 insurance clients. SunGard Sherwood Systems has worked with the UK government and public sector for over 15 years developing and maintaining mission critical systems. Its services and solutions are ISO 9001/2000 compliant and it has been a UK S-Cat approved supplier since 1999.
SunGard is a global leader in integrated software and processing solutions, primarily for financial services. SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business. SunGard serves more than 20,000 customers in more than 50 countries, including the world's 50 largest financial services companies. SunGard (NYSE:SDS) is a member of the S&P 500 and has annual revenues of $3 billion.
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