Virtual Program Launched by Integrated Consulting Solutions Grants ISO 9001 Certification in Just 60 Days

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Obtaining the internationally recognized ISO 9001 Certification doesn’t just highlight a business’s integrity anymore; it’s fast become a way to outshine competitors in harsh economic times. Most companies forego ISO 9001 accreditation because it involves spending $10,000 or more in fees and endless hours of preparation time. But now, Integrated Consulting Solutions says businesses can arm themselves with the coveted qualification, quickly and affordably, with their new “virtual” ISO compliance program.

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I was inspired to develop a program that recognized my clients’ needs to be able to run their business while transforming themselves.

At some point in the life of a business, a crossroads is reached where one path carries the company on in the same old manner, while the other leads to self-review and business process improvement. The global financial crisis forced many businesses towards this fork in the road prematurely, with most picking the “same old way” path of least resistance, which could ultimately lead to their downfall.

“More than ever, businesses today need to learn how they can perform better,” says Heather Bienefelt, Director of Integrated Consulting Solutions, an ISO accreditation body, “because improved performance, internally and externally, always leads to an increase of the bottom line.”

In the late 1980s, the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) brought out the ISO 9001 certification to officially deem a company as having quality management systems and processes. It quickly became globally recognized, with most compliances being obtained by larger corporations with the resources to undertake the program.

Smaller businesses would often stop short in their tracks because having an ISO consultant come in and review all aspects of their organisation was extremely time consuming and expensive. Traditionally, getting ISO 9001 certified would take anywhere between 3 months to 3 years, and could cost in the tens of thousands of dollars.

“In days gone by, obtaining an ISO 9001 certification was a painful, expensive process. You could easily expect to spend $10,000 to $20,000 on consulting fees, plus a whole lot of your time,” says Heather, “but that’s not the case anymore, we truly do all the hard work for you.”

The once-antiquated process of raising a business’s systems up to the level of ISO certification has now been revolutionized. Integrated Consulting Solutions, and Australian-based accreditation company, has just launched the “Virtual ISO 9001 Consultant” program which can have an organisation assessed, reviewed, and ready for their certification within 60 days – and at a fraction of the cost.

“I was inspired to develop a program that recognized my clients’ needs to be able to run their business while transforming themselves,” remarks Heather, “as well as be affordable, and that’s what our program does.”

The Virtual ISO 9001 Consultant program offers businesses a self-paced, easy and inexpensive way to obtain the highly sought-after certification.

Heather goes on to add, “Our program now allows small to medium sized companies the opportunity to gain an edge on their competitors who aren’t compliant, as well as genuinely improve their business.”

To find out more about Integrated Consulting Solutions’ “Virtual 9001 Consultant” program, visit:
About Integrated Consulting Solutions (ICS)
ICS has a huge network of high calibre consultants at their disposal, and always find the right person to match their clients’ needs.

Formed by a group of experienced and highly skilled people, all of whom have worked in management or consultancy for a decade or more, ICS can assist all business types and sizes. Their diverse background of expertise ranges from education, business and engineering to technology and scientific industries.

ICS consultants don’t make organisations “start from scratch” with a pre-packaged integrated management system. They assess a company’s strengths and weaknesses thoroughly, then devise solutions which compliment and build on existing system strengths.

ICS are highly responsive to their client’s needs and provide personalized customer service at all times. They’re not fault finders, they’re “strength finders and value adders.” What’s more, they make sure any changes to a business’s systems are fully integrated via their thorough training programs.

For more about ICS, visit

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