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Laura Whitton, Partnerships Manager, Collections Trust
Collections Trust working in Partnership    Collections Trust is committed to delivering real    benefit to its partner or...
SPECTRUM Partner Scheme The SPECTRUM Partners Scheme gives collections management software vendors a licence for the comme...
Why is the SPECTRUM PartnersScheme beneficial to users?•   SPECTRUM Partners can incorporate access to SPECTRUM 4.0 within...
SPECTRUM Partner Software Survey                      •On Collections Link                      •Will be updated this autu...
Benefits to Partners•   Commercial licence to use SPECTRUM•   Opportunity for their systems to be validated for SPECTRUM C...
Survey results
What is SPECTRUM Compliance?• The process by which a SPECTRUM Partner’s system is tested  to check if it is able to repres...
Why is SPECTRUM Compliancebeneficial to users?•   SPECTRUM Compliant software enables you to capture all of the    require...
What does SPECTRUM Compliancemean to the Partners?•   A lot of work!•   Over 400 SPECTRUM units of information to be consi...
Things to consider...•   You may not need a Compliant system•   All SPECTRUM Partners are committed to working with the st...
Find out more•   Join the SPECTRUM Community on Collections Link•   Use the resources•   Talk to the SPECTRUM Partners•   ...
Spectrum partner schemeandcompliance(roadmap2012)
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Spectrum partner schemeandcompliance(roadmap2012)

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A presentation (edited) delivered at OpenCulture 2012 detailing the benefits of the Collections Trust SPECTRUM Partners Scheme and SPECTRUM Compliance for the collections community and for software vendors and details of how you can find out more about both.

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Spectrum partner schemeandcompliance(roadmap2012)

  1. 1. Laura Whitton, Partnerships Manager, Collections Trust
  2. 2. Collections Trust working in Partnership Collections Trust is committed to delivering real benefit to its partner organisations, and to working in partnership to drive best practice in Collections Management.
  3. 3. SPECTRUM Partner Scheme The SPECTRUM Partners Scheme gives collections management software vendors a licence for the commercial use of SPECTRUM with their products. Only SPECTRUM Partners are allowed to say they are SPECTRUM Compliant after a formal verification process.
  4. 4. Why is the SPECTRUM PartnersScheme beneficial to users?• SPECTRUM Partners can incorporate access to SPECTRUM 4.0 within their systems either as a link or a help file so you can refer to SPECTRUM procedures and units of information• Our work with the SPECTRUM Partners enables the development of SPECTRUM• Only SPECTRUM Partners are allowed to say they are SPECTRUM Compliant, after a formal verification process - you can check this with us if you are uncertain of a company’s status or claims• We gather information about all Partner systems and ask the questions we know will be important now and in the future to you to save you time
  5. 5. SPECTRUM Partner Software Survey •On Collections Link •Will be updated this autumn with the new SPECTRUM Partner systems added •Your checklist for who is a Partner •Saves you the effort of comparing the market •Provides details of users so you can ask advice
  6. 6. Benefits to Partners• Commercial licence to use SPECTRUM• Opportunity for their systems to be validated for SPECTRUM Compliance• Adds value to their company, increasing trust in the sector• Connection to sector professionals• Demonstrates their commitment to national standards• Access to sector intelligence• Part of the SPECTRUM Community• Featured in the Software Survey• Opportunity to collaborate on innovative European Projects
  7. 7. Survey results
  8. 8. What is SPECTRUM Compliance?• The process by which a SPECTRUM Partner’s system is tested to check if it is able to represent the SPECTRUM units of information so that it can support the user through all 21 procedures of SPECTRUM.• Compliance testing is completed online with follow up discussions, recommendations and possibly changes to a system before verification is achieved.
  9. 9. Why is SPECTRUM Compliancebeneficial to users?• SPECTRUM Compliant software enables you to capture all of the requirements of SPECTRUM within your Collections Management System• If you need a system that supports all of the SPECTRUM Procedures, and represents the SPECTRUM units of information, you know Compliant Partner systems can provide this• Compliant Partners should be able to explain to you how they can represent all of the units of information in the Primary Procedures (and more)
  10. 10. What does SPECTRUM Compliancemean to the Partners?• A lot of work!• Over 400 SPECTRUM units of information to be considered• Particular emphasis on the 8 Primary Procedures• All 21 Procedures must be supported• Access to SPECTRUM 4.0 must be provided through help text or a link• May involve altering their system• Compliance top-ups
  11. 11. Things to consider...• You may not need a Compliant system• All SPECTRUM Partners are committed to working with the standard• Always discuss with your supplier what they offer as standard and consider your needs now and in the future• Use the SPECTRUM Community and Software Survey for research and to ask questions
  12. 12. Find out more• Join the SPECTRUM Community on Collections Link• Use the resources• Talk to the SPECTRUM Partners• Talk to Collections TrustThank youLaura Whitton, laura@collectionstrust.org.uk

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