The KCS Academy, in partnership with members from the Consortium for Service Innovation, has developed a list of minimum functional criteria and a set of scenarios through which vendors demonstrate their tools’ ability to support the latest version of the KCS practices. The program is open to all vendors who supply knowledge management functionality. The KCS Verified designation is for major releases of products which successfully complete the KCS Verified process. The KCS Aligned designation is for software/systems or services that complement and/or enable KCS best practices.
Membership in the Consortium is not a prerequisite. However, for those companies who are members, there are additional benefits such as participation in the KCS Program Team and the opportunity to publish joint case studies.