DesignPresentation Associates, Inc. today announced that it has joined the select group of companies in the document creation industry that have achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification. DesignPresentation is a leading provider of raster to vector conversion services (AutoCAD, CAD drafting, Microstation/GIS mapping, logo designing, graphic design) and desktop publishing services (word processing, typing, data entry, database). DesignPresentation was awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification from KPMG, a quality registrar.

ISO 9001:2000, released in December 2000, is an internationally recognized quality management system standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO 9001:2000 is process-based and enables organizations to link business objectives directly with business effectiveness.

"Since our inception, Design Presentation has been committed to its customers and our high quality services", stated Lisa Ginyard, Design Presentation's Customer Service Manager. "Achieving certification by KPMG demonstrates that our focus remains on quality, world-class performance, and continuously improving our service operations. Our world class systems, audited by KPMG, ensure that we deliver on the promises we make to our customers, employees, and channel partners."

DesignPresentation's Quality Manager added, "We are very pleased to have been awarded certification by KPMG. The effort to win ISO 9001:2000 certification has benefited us immensely in further strengthening our quality systems and significantly reducing the necessary documentation."

DesignPresentation began its registration process in September 2004. As part of the certification process, KPMG conducted on-site assessments and evaluated DesignPresentation's systems and procedures. To confirm continued compliance with ISO 9001:2000, KPMG will periodically conduct surveillance audits of DesignPresentation's service operations.

"By earning ISO 9001:2000 certification, Design Presentation is further demonstrating its commitment to quality," said Mr. Navin Chopra, Associate Director of KPMG Quality Registrar. "By basing their system around processes, reducing their documentation and using ISO 9001:2000 as an extra set of eyes, Design Presentation will be able to improve quality and remain at the cutting edge of their industry. ISO 9001:2000 certification can only serve to improve customer satisfaction in an already top class business."