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Parnassus at CIBTAC Awarding Body

Gordon Associates is pleased to announce that CIBTAC has selected Gordon Associates’ Parnassus to replace its existing awarding body management system. CIBTAC selected Parnassus as part of its transition to QCF qualifications over the forthcoming year. CIBTAC has been established for almost 30 years as an international examination board, specialising in awarding diplomas in beauty, complementary and sports therapies and well-being. CIBTAC was originally developed as the Education section of BABTAC, the British Association of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology, a leading professional body for therapists in the UK. It is now firmly established and reputed worldwide, from Malaysia to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Europe.

Gordon Associates Announces Partnership With Root 3

Root 3 Systems specialises in the provision of data capture and document management solutions. Their ProFile document management product is integrated within Microsoft Dynamics CRM and provides one central repository for an organisation’s information, organised by document class and stored with relevant indexes to aid decision-making. Root 3’s data capture solutions provide support for learner registrations, examination marking, invoicing and much more. Their clients include City & Guilds, ACCA, CIEH and Royal Mail. See www.root3.com for further information.

Parnassus at CYQ

Central YMCA Qualifications (CYQ), the UK’s leading health and fitness specific awarding body, is planning to go live with Parnassus in the next few months. Parnassus will replace CYQ’s internally-developed system which is unable to cater for QCF qualifications. A key outcome is the need for closer collaboration with centres – one example being the inclusion of centre logos on certificates for their learners. CYQ selected GA’s flagship awarding body management system to be an integral component of the Microsoft Dynamics CRM solution that is being implemented across all operations within parent charity Central YMCA. In addition to Microsoft CRM integration, the project involves interfaces with other applications such as CYQ’s QuestionMark assessment system, Mark-It, and Microsoft’s finance system, Dynamics-GP (formerly known as Great Plains).

Gordon Associates Announces Partnership for Disaster Recovery & Security

Gordon Associates is pleased to announce a partnership with NetSecured, specialists in the area of risk and compliance. We are now able to offer advice on disaster recovery, data protection act, security, compliance and business continuity. In a short engagement (typically 2-10 days) we are able to provide advice, work with you to build a policy or identify a plan of action. We are also able to help resolve action plan items or provide follow-up reviews after you have actioned resolutions internally.

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