Ascender Plus by Force Management Gains ISO 27001 and ISO 27701 Certifications

Force Management posted on July 9, 2024

Force Management’s ISO certifications are expanded to include Ascender® Plus, the enterprise version of the Ascender Sales Acceleration and eLearning platform 

 

[CHARLOTTE, NC]  July 9, 2023 — Force Management, a leading provider of sales team solutions, announced today that its ISO/IEC 27001:2013 (ISO 27001) and ISO/IEC 27701:2019 (ISO 27701) certifications have been extended to include Ascender Plus. Ascender Plus is the premium tier of the Ascender sales acceleration and eLearning platform, used by client organizations leveraging customized engagements like Command of the Message® or MEDDICC.

Obtaining ISO 27001 and ISO 27701 certification requires conformance to the prescriptive management system requirements, including comprehensive policies, procedures, and controls that manage and protect sensitive information. This designation represents the high-water mark for adherence to international standards and applicable laws on data privacy, risk management, and cybersecurity.

The company’s ISO certifications now include Ascender Plus, all Opportunity Manager® applications, the Command Center Engagement Management System®, and the systems that support the delivery of Force Management’s consulting services. This expansion of Force Management's existing ISO 27001 and 27701 certifications completes the organization's goal of verifying topline data security and privacy practices across its digital ecosystem.

"Extending the scope of our ISO certifications to include Ascender Plus demonstrates our commitment to client trust,” shares Grant Wilson, CEO of Force Management. “Organizations can be confident that their data and personal information are secure when they partner with Force Management.”

ISO 27001 is the international standard for Information Security Management Systems (ISMS). Certification indicates that an organization takes a comprehensive approach to managing data security and implements best practices and principles with an emphasis on continual improvement. ISO 27701 is an extension to ISO 27001 that applies to Privacy Information Management Systems (PIMS). Certification under ISO 27701 indicates an organization’s adherence to relevant global data privacy requirements and its commitment to protecting personally identifiable information. The assessment of Force Management was completed by Schellman, an independent third party, which confirmed that its management systems meet the stringent requirements of both standards.

Force Management’s ISO 27001 and ISO 27701 updated certifications are viewable here.

About the International Organization for Standardization (ISO)

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental, international body that develops standards to ensure the quality, safety, and efficiency of products, services, and systems. With 24,843 standards and 167 countries represented, it is the hallmark of excellence and innovation for organizations carrying its certification.

About Force Management

Force Management develops elite sales teams and tomorrow’s sales leaders. For 20 years, our team of veteran sales leaders has delivered cross-functional alignment and customized programs that enable companies to increase deal sizes, drive market recapitalizations, cut time-to-productivity in half, navigate challenging markets, and achieve higher valuations. Our proven methodologies are backed by our sales acceleration platform, Ascender, that enables sales performance for organizational revenue teams, as well as small teams and individuals. We stake our strong reputation on measurable results and return on investment and are poised for growth alongside our customers across B2B markets like Cybersecurity, FinTech, Business Intelligence and Analytics, and DevOps. Learn more at forcemanagement.com.

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