Q2 and the Competitive Advantage
Our friend Henry Carroll at Dokaan, LLC has some important thoughts on how Q2 can help your organization achieve a competitive advantage:
How can API Spec Q2 standards help your company gain a competitive edge?
The answer is early compliance.
Over the past few months, Accupoint Software has worked with a number of clients to prepare for the implementation of the Spec Q2 standards. These will be the predominant global standards for oil & gas service companies as early as 2016. Although implementation of these standards has been delayed , we have learned that the wheels are, indeed, in motion.
Major oil companies, such as BP, Shell, and Exxon-Mobil have already begun making preparations for the implementation of the Q2 standards. New contracts with these companies require a commitment by service providers to be in compliance by mid-summer 2014. The first step towards compliance with Q2 will require service providers to perform a Spec Q2 GAP analysis of their QMS and then to commit to a timeframe for developing and implementing compliance procedures.
While the API has yet to release the Spec Q2 guidance document, they have already begun taking applications, with the first audits to be conducted in January of 2014.
What does this mean for you?
Once your company is in compliance with the Q2 standards, not only will you be in a position to meet the requirements of the major oil & gas firms, but you will also have an edge over competitors with respect to insurance and pending governmental requirements.
To let us show you how we can help your organization take the next step, contact Dokaan, LLC at: http://www.txbop.com/ or Accupoint at: http://www.accupointsoftware.com
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