With so many competitors in the marketplace I was suprised that I could not find a single business that was advertising it at all. There were many that discussed quality assurance processes they follow but none actually certified.
With any new and popular industry there are many new competitors entering the market on a daily basis, the best way to distinguish yourself from the pack is by establishing a point of difference. If it comes down to a decision between one design company and another with similar prices but only one is certified, most people will go with the certified business because they know that they conduct business a certain way and have had to prove that they meet strict ISO guidelines.
By choosing a company with ISO9001 certfication you know:
- They have a strict design and development system in place for all stages of the design process
- They conduct internal audits of their own system to identify issues.
- Any suppliers/subcontractors have been reviewed for suitability to established criteria; and
- They will be reviewed at minimum on yearly basis by an external certification provider to ensure they remain compliant.
I'd be interested to hear if anyone knows of any quality certified companies.