BEP Systems, the mortgage origination software house, has achieved both the ISO 9001 and 27001 accreditations from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).
These certifications put BEP Systems at the forefront of best practices in the industry serving the financial services, lending and banking sectors. They provide existing and new corporate clients with confidence when working with BEP in the knowledge that solutions will be to recognised standards, procedures and policies as well as fit with prevailing legal and regulatory compliance requirements.
To help achieve these accreditations BEP Systems engaged with Certified Quality Systems Ltd (CQS) and began work on ISO9001 in August 2020, this was signed off in October 2020. ISO9001 ensures BEP have a quality management framework in place and encompasses areas such as operations best practice and consistency of delivery, risk reduction, supply chain continuity and a robust HR system.
The initial ISO27001 consultation with CQS took place at the start of November 2020 and was signed off by February 2021 after the second audit. ISO27001 covers a set of requirements for establishing, maintaining and improving comprehensive robust information security processes across the entire business, and our partners, to ensure information assets are fully protected. Given BEP works in the financial services industry this is seen as a key standard to attain, in addition to BEP’s Cyber Essentials accreditation previously gained.
As part of the accreditations BEP will continue to hold quarterly executive steering meetings and ensure continuous improvement is in place across both standards as well as ensuring on-going compliance via annual audits with CQS.
The ISO accreditations were achieved by the team collaborating remotely in line with Covid-19 safety guidelines.
Chris Little, managing director of BEP Systems, said: “These industry standard accreditations demonstrate that financial services companies working with us can have confidence in our people, processes and solutions. We have an ongoing commitment to always provide the best customer service to recognised procedures in the work we carry out. We provide secure, bespoke and resilient solutions and these accreditations demonstrate that we have a high degree of commercial credibility in the financial services software sector.”