Press Release

EtQ Announces Innovation Excellence Award Finalists

FARMINGDALE, NY (09-17-12): EtQ is pleased to announce the finalists of EtQ's 2012 Innovation Excellence Award.

As part of EtQ’s commitment to fostering innovation within their customer base, EtQ continues to celebrate customer ingenuity with its successful award program. The EtQ Innovation Excellence Award Program recognizes those customers who have implemented EtQ's software in innovative ways to address a key business challenge that has significantly impacted their business. This year, EtQ has selected the top three winners who will present their innovative applications at EtQ’s 16th Annual User Conference being held on October 1st – 3rd.

The three finalists and their innovations are:

  • Educational Testing Service: Educational Testing Service (ETS) will be showing its Office of Professional Standards and Compliance Audit Application, which helps to ensure programs meet compliance, and contain 18 Office Integrated Reports which aggregate information from 10+ years of data from 2 modules across 10 forms, in real-time.
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation: Kimberly-Clark (K-C) will show its robust, custom Training and Qualification (T&Q) module using the EtQ Reliance software. This custom T&Q module provides K-C with a global repository for managing compliance related training records, tracking and managing job qualification training requirements, and other training required to perform job duties and responsibilities.
  • US Airways: In this session, US Airways will show its Service Difficulty Report, Chronic Component Analysis and Corrosion Prevention Control Program applications, all part of a comprehensive suite within their Reliance environment to address the needs of the Reliability Department, responsible for maintenance programs, fleet mechanical performance, chronic/repetitive aircraft discrepancies, and all mandatory reporting required by federal regulations.

"This year brought a tremendous number of applicants," stated Glenn McCarty, Chief Executive Officer of EtQ. "Each year we see an increase in the number applicants, and it's exciting for us to see how much the Innovation Excellence Award Program continues to grow, year after year. EtQ looks forward to seeing the finalists present their innovations at this year's User Conference."

The 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be awarded at EtQ’s 16th Annual User Conference from October 1st – 3rd at the Resort at Squaw Creek in Lake Tahoe, CA.

About Educational Testing Service

ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually — including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® General and Subject Tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, at more than 9,000 locations worldwide. In addition to assessments, ETS conduct educational research, analysis and policy studies and develop a variety of customized services and products for teacher certification, English language learning and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education.

About Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people – nearly a quarter of the world's population – trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries. To keep up with the latest K-C news and to learn more about the company's 139-year history of innovation, visit www.kimberly-clark.com.

About US Airways

US Airways, along with US Airways Shuttle and US Airways Express, operates nearly 3,200 flights per day and serves more than 200 communities in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Central and South America. The airline employs more than 32,000 aviation professionals worldwide, operates the world’s largest fleet of Airbus aircraft and is a member of the Star Alliance network, which offers its customers more than 21,500 daily flights to 1,356 airports in 193 countries. Together with its US Airways Express partners, the airline serves approximately 80 million passengers each year and operates hubs in Charlotte, N.C., Philadelphia and Phoenix, and a focus city in Washington, D.C. at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

About EtQ

Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence
Founded on March 4, 1992 by former lead auditors of Underwriters Laboratories, EtQ has always had a unique knowledge of quality and compliance processes, and strives to make overall quality operations and quality systems better for businesses. This year, EtQ celebrates 20 years of Excellence through Quality and continues to be the leading Quality, Compliance, and Environmental Health and Safety solution provider for identifying, mitigating and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation and collaboration. EtQ uses best in class integrated modules and enterprise application integration to manage and measure quality and compliance processes and execute organizational change. EtQ's solution, Reliance, is an enterprise suite of modules designed to foster operational excellence in businesses with modules such as CAPA, Document Control, Risk Management, Nonconformances, Audits, Complaint Handling, Incidents, Sustainability, Job Safety Analysis, HACCP, Reporting and many more. EtQ has been providing compliance solutions to a variety of markets for 20 years.

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Brenda Percy
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