intacs Goals & Objectives
an independent and legally registered not-for-profit association
with open and transparent operations in an honorary capacity
and global and multilingual presence.
Because of the need to improve on assessment performance, to reduce variations in the quality of assessment results and to make results more comparable, intacs™ was set up in response to requests from industry and international ISO/IEC 15504 experts. The main objective was to ensure high quality assessor qualification in the worldwide community for process assessment according to ISO/IEC 15504.
In order to reach these goals, intacs™
sets training and certification standards for ISO/IEC 15504 assessors
sets standards for maintaining assessor competence
promotes assessment models and community interactions
intacs™ is the scheme accepted by the automotive industry and the HIS / VDA AK 13 (working group responsible for defining process requirements for car manufacturers and n-tier suppliers).