Qualtrax, Inc. Selected By ASCLD/LAB for Process Automation Solution

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The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) has awarded Qualtrax, Inc. as the solution provider for a large-scale process automation project. The solution will enable ASCLD/LAB to automate the accreditation process for its staff and more than 400 laboratories that rely on ASCLD/LAB for accreditation.

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The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board (ASCLD/LAB) has awarded Qualtrax, Inc. as the solution provider for a large-scale process automation project. The solution will enable ASCLD/LAB to automate the accreditation process for its staff and more than 400 laboratories that rely on ASCLD/LAB for accreditation.

Key benefits of the Qualtrax-hosted solution include central, secure storage for all assessment documentation and records for ASCLD/LAB staff, including a large volunteer staff of auditors from labs across the world.

Qualtrax will utilize its robust workflow capability to link ASCLD/LAB auditors and staff to its crime lab customers and keep all parties apprised of where they are in the accreditation process. ASCLD/LAB customers will access a dashboard that quickly shows where they are throughout the lifetime of their accreditation, from each annual Surveillance Audit to Full Accreditation every five years. It will enable important conformance files to be compiled and appropriate documentation linked to ASCLD/LAB standards. Automatic alerts will be sent to all parties as they go through accreditation informing them of needed action.

The efficiencies gained by ASCLD/LAB will enable the organization to better handle its growing caseload and process applications quickly. ASCLD/LAB-accredited labs will benefit with reduced administrative burden when preparing for audits. Today, Qualtrax is the market leader for compliance software for the forensic and crime lab industry. This solution enables Qualtrax to further help make managing compliance easier for its customers.

“We are thrilled to partner with ASCLD/LAB. Our goal is to enable the organizations we work with to focus on what they do best. This solution will support ASCLD/LAB’s objective to improve the quality of laboratory services provided to the criminal justice system by streamlining the accreditation process,” comments Amy Ankrum, Director, Qualtrax, Inc.

ASCLD/LAB will begin realizing the benefits of Qualtrax immediately as it implements the core solution for internal use this year. ASCLD/LAB accredited labs will begin to access the new automated solution by mid-2014.

About Qualtrax, Inc.
Qualtrax, Inc., a subsidiary of CCS-Inc., provides compliance software that enables electronic document and process management. Qualtrax focuses on heavily regulated industries where compliance with standards such as ISO 17025, 13485, and 9001:2008, ASCLD/LAB, GFSI, HACCP and others present challenges to organizations. Qualtrax greatly simplifies document management, workflow tracking, and business and manufacturing process control. Qualtrax provides the tools needed to manage internal and external audits and ultimately enables organization to effectively manage regulatory challenges. To learn more, please visit http://www.qualtrax.com.

About ASCLD/LAB
The American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board is a not-for-profit organization specializing in the accreditation of public and private crime laboratories. Based in Garner, North Carolina, ASCLD/LAB has 30 plus years of experience accrediting federal, state and local crime laboratories throughout the United States, as well as forensic laboratories in various additional countries. ASCLD/LAB is committed to the ongoing support, education and oversight of facilities striving for excellence in forensic analysis. Learn more at: http://www.ascld-lab.org.

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