Access Innovations Earns Quality Program Recognition

Albuquerque, NM (December 10, 2002) – Access Innovations, Inc. has been recognized by the Quality New Mexico program for its “commitment to using quality concepts and principles” in database services, content management, and web development processes, the Governor’s office has announced. Piñon Recognition is the first step in an awards program administered by Quality New Mexico, whose mission is to “motivate, educate, and congratulate New Mexico’s businesses and organizations for achievement in performance excellence.”

Access Innovations President Marjorie Hlava noted that, “After 24 years in a very competitive niche of the information industry, our commitment to quality has never been in doubt. But the Quality New Mexico program has helped us focus on areas where we can improve, and we’re proud to have earned Piñon Recognition as tangible appreciation of our efforts.” (Piñon refers to the cone-bearing evergreen tree found throughout New Mexico, which produces piñons, or pine nuts.)

Access Innovations specializes in document analysis, technical markup, editorial workflow and data conversion services. Through its Data Harmony division, Access also markets a suite of software products for content management, vocabulary control, and machine aided indexing.

Application for Piñon Recognition at Access Innovations involved the participation of management and senior staff, coordinated by Editorial Services Manager Christopher Kelly and senior editor Barbara Gilles. “We congratulate the recipients of the 2002 New Mexico Quality Awards. These businesses and organizations are striving for excellence and making a positive difference for their customers and employees,” said Julia Gabaldon, President of Quality New Mexico. The New Mexico Quality Award Panel of Judges made the announcement following an evaluation process that has been under way since August. Access Innovations was one of a dozen enterprises in Albuquerque that earned Piñon Recognition, and one of thirty-three throughout New Mexico.

Quality New Mexico is a non-profit organization that promotes economic development by recognizing commitment (Piñon Recognition), progress (Roadrunner Recognition), and achievements (Zia Award) in quality in New Mexico business, education, government, and healthcare. Its recognitions and awards are based on the Baldrige Criteria, benchmark for the Baldrige National Quality Program. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on March 13, 2003 at the annual Quality New Mexico Conference and Awards Ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa.