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Independent Audit of Service QualityParticipating organisations have the opportunity to undergo an independent audit of their operations annually to ensure they are meeting the stringent requirements defined in the SCP Standards.
Industry BenchmarkingThe unique evaluation process used to measure performance enables benchmarking among certified organisations for all business factors defined in the programs.
Best Practice SharingParticipants in the SCP Standards have access to best practices used within the community through online best practice examples, best practice showcase events held around the world, and through networking with peers in the industry. The best practice sharing helps to enhance performance and leverage the experiences of industry leading organisations.
Certification Insider NewsletterThe Certification Insider newsletter helps keep SCP Standards program participants up to date on what's happening in the community. The monthly newsletter includes information on upcoming events, newly submitted best practice examples, articles, and other valuable information.
Member WebsiteSCP Standards participants have access to a member website dedicated to providing information and best practices to the standards community.
SGSA is headed by Steve Brand, an industry practitioner with over thirty years technical support and field service experience in the aerospace, electronics and software industries.
Jo Roberts is the Senior Consultant for the Executive Search and Recruitment division of SGSA. Jo joined the team in 2019 having worked in corporate business development in the retail industry for over fifteen years.
Julie Taylor has 25 years’ experience with large multinational organisations and is able to provide valuable insight into human behaviour; why people behave as they do, the impact this has on the individual, others, the team and ultimately the end results.
Stéphane Pinault has established himself as an operational and customer service exemplar, developing a formidable inventory of best practices and lessons learned as well as an impressive list of industry awards.
What Our Customers Think
PTC has been partnering with SGSA since 2005 to develop individual contributors, account managers and people managers in Support Services. The relevant content combined with the diversity of the students in the classes, the certifications and the domain expertise of the trainers, are giving perspectives and delivering continuous value to PTC employees.
- Stéphane Pinault
VP Support Services
SGSA is a resource we use for the really hard questions about best practice in a B2B customer service context. They completely understand the business management/customer/staff relationships and how they should be handled in a 21st Century business. I've attended a couple of their training seminars and my take away from them has enabled me to be much more effective in my roles.
- Kevin Lynch
Service & Support Project Manager
I have benefited from the services provided by SGSA for around a decade, most recently as VP of Service at Nexmo, a cloud communication platform provider. Teams I have managed have enjoyed the SGSA training, including Knowledge Centered Support, support management and troubleshooting. I have personally appreciated good advice about best practices, and gained valuable industry insights and networking opportunities from the SGSA Executive Forums..
- Phil Holcombe
SGSA has amazing consultants that have a depth of knowledge of the Support and Services world. They very often come up with breakthrough results that will allow the team to move forward leaps and bounds in a very short time. If you have a business where you support your end customers and you want to improve the service you offer – then invest in this company. I will continue to use SGSA wherever possible.
- Nick Falkingham
Go To Market Program Director