MERA NN R&D Division Achieves Renewal of its ISO 9001 Quality Management Certificate
January 12, 2005 - MERA, a forefront international software development outsourcing company, today announced that its Russia-based MERA NN R&D Division has confirmed ISO 9001:2000 compliance as a result of external audit. The Certificate proves compliance of MERA NN's Quality Management System with the ISO 9001:2000 Standard requirements.
The ISO 9001 audit was performed for MERA NN by BSI MS Russia, a division of the BSI Management Systems - the world's largest and most influential management systems registrar. The external on-site audit has demonstrated that the Company's management system fully conforms to the requirements of the ISO 9001:2000 Standard and that MERA NN adheres to its own highly challenging quality policies and objectives.
The certification emphasized MERA's commitment to improving customer satisfaction and upholding high quality standards. The external auditor has not revealed a single nonconformity during assessment and specially acknowledged the maturity of MERA NN Quality Management System and high professionalism of its personnel, which comes in tune with the reports by MERA's former QMS assessment partner - DNV (Det Norske Veritas).
Another strategic line of activities for MERA NN in terms of quality standards is the continuous improvement of its QMS in line with requirements of the most widely used TL 9000 telecom quality standard. MERA NN has demonstrated significant progress in TL 9000 requirements implementation. TL 9000 metrics are integrated into the MERA NN QMS and widely used for product monitoring and measurements, which allows for on-going improvement of software development and testing processes.
"The assessed Quality Management System provides for the highest quality standards and process controls," comments
Natalia Gorobets, BSI MS Russia MSS Department Director: "The quality policy and objectives of MERA NN are clearly defined, which constitutes a solid framework for effective QMS operation at all management levels and an on-going improvement of quality processes and procedures."
"We are glad to have confirmed ISO 9001 registration with BSI," says
Dmitry Ponomarev, President of MERA Group: "MERA sought renewal of ISO certification with BSI because of the unrivalled consistency of the assessment service they deliver. The proposed program of continuing assessment by far outweighed offerings of other registrars. Besides, BSI offered the most convenient conditions for our R&D Division's QMS certification for compliance with the TL 9000 Standard, which is our next immediate goal."
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