BURTON-BASED IT firm Entalysis is one of the first companies in the country to be awarded a new national standard for software development.
The Accredit UK Standard - created by the National Computing Centre as part of a project joint-funded by the NCC, Advantage West Midlands and the European Regional Development Fund - recognises companies for designing, developing and testing software to the highest levels of excellence.
The standard aims to prove to potential IT purchasers that companies holding the mark operate with appropriately skilled people and clearly defined processes, and that they have a track record of meeting customers' expectations.
Entalysis is one of only six Midlands companies to achieve the honour and the Anglesey Road firm says it will use the standard to help grow its business.
Entalysis has developed Inventory Strategy Manager, a software tool which helps companies from multinationals to small businesses to determine which products to stock in which locations and in what quantities.
Director Andrew Uren views Accredit UK as an invaluable addition to the IT industry, and one which will help all aspects of the company's operation.
He said: "This is a great endorsement for our business. With the Accredit UK certification, we can say that we are the best of the best and our customers can rely on us."
Accredit UK assessor Tracey Pound said: "They have demonstrated clear and consistent methods of working that are designed for growth."