ARMATURE Software Insights from a Former Accreditor

Megan Seid knows accreditation. Before she joined ARMATURE in September of 2016, she worked as an Accreditation and Reaccreditation Specialist for the American Society of Appraisers (ASA), where she processed approximately 200 accreditation applications and 500 reaccreditation applications (not to mention countless phone calls and emails) per year. Now she works as a Support Administrator…


How to Write an RFP to Get the Solution You Need

In our 17 years of business, we’ve seen hundreds of RFPs. Some have dazzled us with detailed requirements and clear objectives, while others have left us feeling, um, uninspired. What separates the good from the bad and the ugly, in our experience, comes down to assembling the right team, allowing enough time, and defining what…


For Accreditation Data Collection, Configurability is Key

Is our accreditation data up to the task of demonstrating good outcomes? This is a question that many accrediting organizations are asking themselves these days, and with good reason—more than ever before, accreditors are expected to show that the programs and institutions in their sphere are delivering meaningful instruction to their students, and good quality…


Accreditation Software in an Age of Heightened Scrutiny

Our process management tool gives accreditors a full view into their quality processes. For almost 15 years, we’ve had the privilege of working with accreditors across the country and around the world, and we know firsthand how dedicated our customers are to ensuring quality in the programs and institutions they oversee. But in the wake…


Science is Alive & Well @ DC STEM Fair 2017

ARMATURE Senior Architects Hari Pachuveetil & Cat Fletcher Support STEM in Our Community This past Saturday morning, while many of us were either sleeping in or lingering over our morning coffee, two of ARMATURE’s senior architects woke up at the crack of dawn to serve as judges in the DC STEM Fair. The Secondary STEM…


Writing Code & Spinning Yarns: A Rare Woman in Tech

ARMATURE senior developer Shawnea Carter lives at the intersection of knitting & coding. Across the country and around the world, there’s a dearth of women in tech. Not here. ARMATURE’s development team is comprised of 50 percent women, and they do powerful and brilliant things with code on a daily basis. One of our senior software…


Flexible, Strong & Built-to-Last: Our QMS Software

ARMATURE’s supplier quality management solution flexes to fit your quality needs Each enterprise has its own way of managing quality, which is why the supplier quality management software you choose needs to be flexible enough to mold to your processes, even as they change over time. ARMATURE hits the sweet spot that most organizations fall into:…


Quality Management Personnel Get a Rebrand

We were struck by Frank Armstrong’s 2016 article in Quality Digest, in which he discusses negative perceptions of quality management personnel throughout manufacturing facilities. Quality engineers are often viewed as bullies or cops, the ones who come looking for problems and stir up a lot of extra work for the suppliers and departments they audit….


CHEA’s 2017 Annual Conference: A Summary in Tweets

When it comes time to reflect on a conference as chock-full of information and insights as last week’s CHEA 2017 Annual Conference, Twitter sure comes in handy. Like many others, we tweeted throughout the two-day gathering, and our tweets captured the highlights as they occurred. Here are some of the tweets, themes, and takeaways that…


Senior Architect by Day, Science Fair Judge by Night

For ARMATURE’s Cat Fletcher, a devotion to STEM is in her genes Two nights ago, Cat Fletcher volunteered as a judge at the South Lakes High School Science Fair. This is something she’s been doing for the past eight years, and it’s a family affair: her mother and brother also judge the event. Given ARMATURE’s…