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DNV Selects Certainty as Their Global Supply Chain Management (SCM) Software Solution


Certainty Software, Inc. is excited to welcome DNV as a client. DNV is now using the Certainty platform for their supply chain management (SCM) and assurance services globally.

Founded in 1864 and headquartered in Høvik, Norway, DNV (DNV Holdings AS) is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. DNV is a USD $2.5 billion company with 12,000 employees and 350 offices operating in more than 100 countries. DNV delivers world-renowned testing, certification, and technical advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables, oil and gas, and energy management. DNV is one of the world’s leading certification bodies. They help businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, and facilities throughout supply chains.

Certainty is the Platform of Choice to Deliver a Scalable, Secure, and Flexible Supply Chain Management Solution (SCM).

According to Kiran Venkitesh, Platforms Manager, Supply Chain & Product Assurance at DNV, “We were looking for a platform which we could use to optimize and scale our Supply Chain Management (SCM) Services. The idea was to use a centralized secure and scalable platform that would enable us to offer supply chain audits on scale globally. This would allow us to provide a high and consistent standard of output, high flexibility in terms of deployment, and enable quick time to market for bespoke protocols. This flexibility also demanded that we have the ability to offer and accommodate customer-specific work processes.”

DNV and the Certainty Platform

“Certainty now forms our core system when offering Supply Chain audits to our global customers. From the creation, testing, and maintenance of protocols – and setting up and managing customer data including sites and users, we use Certainty as our production platform to provide our Supply Chain Management services to our clients globally.

The platform allows us to deploy, schedule, and maintain the assurance framework used to assess our clients’ supply chains at scale. This includes steps right from the creation of the checklists, scheduling the audits, self-assessments by suppliers, an audit by our auditors to technical reviews and the non-conformity life cycle management.”

Why DNV Chose Certainty Software

“As part of the process, we evaluated quite a few platforms. What made Certainty a choice was the ease of use combined with the powerful features offered by the software. It was an enterprise-grade software solution, which supported offline and online audits in multiple languages allowing us to produce consistent meaningful metrics. In addition, the data security it offered was a key consideration, along with the flexibility to adapt the system to meet our needs” says Kiran Venkitesh.

An International Partnership with Global Reach

“It is truly an honor to be working so closely with one of the world’s oldest, most reputable and respected testing, certification, and technical advisory service companies on the planet.

We are proud and excited to be providing such a key component to DNV’s global Supply Chain Management and Assurance services and are thrilled to be a part of the solution offering they provide to their clients– and their many thousands of suppliers – globally.” Hewitt Roberts, CEO Certainty Software, Inc.

About Certainty Software

Used by hundreds of thousands of professionals to complete millions of audits and inspections annually, Certainty Software is an enterprise-level audit and inspection management solution that provides all you need to easily collect, collate, and report consistent, accurate, and meaningful metrics across your business to avoid supply chain disruptions, ensure effective supply chain continuity, final product and finished product quality and long term competitive advantage.

Certainty is a proven solution for real-time supply chain management and assurance including the assessment of supply chain activities, ethical sourcing, risk management activities, product development processes, management processes, business strategy, sustainability, operations management, automation, inventory management, warehousing, ERP & logistics management, information systems, and procurement.  Supply chain professionals use Certainty to support their supply chain management programs and assess their supply chain partners and supply chain operations to reduce supply chain risk and implement supply chain strategies across their supply networks.

Certainty supports data entry from paper, browser, or the Certainty app for smartphones and tablets. Certainty provides everything to design and manage audit/inspection checklists; collect and report audit/inspection data, and manage and mitigate the risks. We even manage non-conformities and issues identified in the audit/inspection process.

Certainty is ideal for managing data and corrective actions from any audit/inspection process including:

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