Assured Performance Network announced major enhancements to their five-step certification validation process, in concert with the launch of a proprietary mobile app, for use by onsite inspectors.
Assured Performance states that its certification “proof of compliance” is completely transparent, employs numerous checks and balances, and follows ISO and GAAP compliant steps. Assured Performance onsite inspectors will use a Smart App to “optimize consistency, efficiency and a layer of integrity.”
Assured Performance states that it has the most stringent and comprehensive business requirements for OEM certification. To become certified, shops must provide proof of compliance, then pass an onsite audit and several comprehensive internal reviews. To electronically document all of the requirements, Assured Performance has developed a mobile app and integrated it with the OEM-required training and testing. Now, trained inspectors will follow a consistent inspection workflow, providing electronic images, scans and notes, with the ability to upload the information to the Web for additional internal auditing. It requires the inspectors to take photos onsite and in sequence. The app guarantees high-quality images and software designed to enhance the organization of documents, and then pins them to the shop, inspection and location.
The Assured Performance five-step certification validation process begins with a capability assessment, supported by electronic documentation, as the initial “proof of compliance” step. The information, then uploaded to the app, is reviewed by an internal account manager to rectify any deficiencies and complete compliance prior to step two, the onsite inspection audit. Then, a trained and tested inspector provides the audit while electronically documenting all possession and use of the various tools, equipment and facility modifications required by participating OEMs.
“Our inspectors must always be above reproach, efficient and consistent as they document the shops’ proof of compliance,” said Michael Quinn, executive VP of Assured Performance. “We built this special app and added it to our five-step certification validation process to help our network achieve an even higher level of excellence and integrity.”
Since the establishment of Assured Performance OEM certification, all the electronic documentation has been Web-based and organized in the shop’s profile for review at any time. Now, the Assured Performance inspectors will use the new tool, Inspection Audit App, on smartphones, tablets, laptops, and/or other mobile devices to provide and enhance the secondary electronic “proof of compliance” for the shops participating in certification across the country.
Next in the process, an internal auditor will review the inspector’s uploaded report and visual documentation. Lastly, there will be a final review by a representative of the participating OEM to ensure all requirements have been fulfilled before official certification is granted.
Assured Performance claims the new Inspection Audit App will annually “save thousands of man-hours, increase the quality of documentation with mobile access through an organized infrastructure and add greater integrity to the work product.” The app was created exclusively by Assured Performance for the affiliated onsite inspector auditors. The app is available now for free download on iOS and Google Play.