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Get KCS v6 Aligned

The KCS Academy offers a KCS v6 Aligned designation for vendors who provide tools (software/systems) or services (consulting and training) that complement and/or enable KCS best practices in the workplace. The KCS v6 Aligned designation is a sister to the comprehensive, more stringent KCS v6 Verified designation that is designed for larger product suites such as Customer Management, Knowledge Management, or Enterprise Content Management Systems.

Full program details, including examples of eligible types of products and services, are available in the KCS v6 Aligned Instructions.

Overview of the Alignment Process

For both Tools and Services:

KCS v6 Aligned for Tools:

  1. Complete Self-Assessment Worksheets and email them to support@thekcsacademy.net
  2. Schedule and conduct online demo of functionality
  3. Complete the KCS v6 Aligned Designation form (includes submitting the Designation fee and signing and returning the License Agreement and Logo Usage Style Guide)
  4. Download logos, publish and market KCS v6 Aligned product
  5. Annual Aligned renewal is required (complete renewal form here)

KCS v6 Aligned for Services:

  1. Submit materials that demonstrate how the service aligns with the KCS Principles and Practices:
    1. For services, this should be a generic statement of work and relevant deliverables
    2. For workshops, this should include the learning objectives, agenda, and presentation materials
  2. Complete the KCS v6 Aligned Designation form (includes submitting the Designation fee and signing and returning the License Agreement and Logo Usage Style Guide)
  3. Download logos, publish and market KCS v6 Aligned service
  4. Annual Aligned renewal is required (complete renewal form here)

 

Benefits

If achieved, the KCS v6 Aligned designation will let potential clients know that your tool or service contributes to the implementation, adoption and long term success of KCS v6 best practices. Once the formal process of alignment is complete, the applicant will receive license to use the KCS service mark and be able to use the KCS v6 Aligned designation in marketing and promotional materials related to the specific tool. Applicants will be provided a brief endorsement from the Academy for use on the tool or service’s marketing materials and/or web site. The name, endorsement, and link to the company/product web site will be included on the KCS Aligned web page.

 

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