May 15, 2015 – Online Business Systems (Online), a leading business and IT solutions provider, announced today that they have earned the prestigious Accredited Consulting Organization (ACO) accreditation as an organization from APMG-International. Online is the largest of the four Canadian organizations to earn this distinction and the only ACO in the U.S.

Online underwent rigorous assessments conducted by APMG in order to apmg-international-logo-stackeddemonstrate consulting expertise, earning accreditation in Portfolio, Program and Project Management. Many of Online’s consultants are certified in PRINCE2 Project Management, MSP Managing Successful Programmes (Programme Management) and MoP Management of Portfolios (Portfolio Management).

According to David Smyth, APMG’s Canadian Marketing Manager, “The rigour and credibility of the APMG ACO model is based on our independence verified through the accreditation of the program by UKAS (ISO17021 and ISO9001 for ACOs). The result has been market recognition that APMG Accredited Consulting Organizations (ACO) and Registered Consultants (RC) will deliver high quality consulting services. All APMG RCs have demonstrated a high level of core management consulting competencies and a high level of core technical skills in organizational and behavioural change, and facilitation during the rigorous assessment process. These are the core competences and skills that differentiate RCs against others, for example Auditors and professional managers, who may have similar specialist skills, but are not able to provide the end-to-end, holistic and rounded advice and support required to enable clients to achieve successful change.”

“The ACO process has confirmed that Online has the highest quality skills, experience, and processes to help client organizations manage transformational change,” said John Frejuk, Online’s VP of Consulting Services. “Online has the breadth and depth to deliver entire programs of change, manage client programs and projects, and provide third party advisory and assessment services to get and keep client projects on track. Our award-winning Program and Project Managers help our clients with the definition and execution of successful delivery every day.”

As an ACO, Online’s Registered Consultants are supported by APMG with leading edge global research and state of the art tools further enabling them to provide oversight, audits, best practice recommendations and delivery excellence for Online’s clients.

About Online Business Systems

Founded in 1986, Online is a leading business and IT solutions provider. We focus on ensuring our clients’ success through our services, which range from strategy to implementation to ongoing support. For more information, visit

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John Frejuk
Online Business Systems
Vice President, Consulting Services

Laurie Reimer
Online Business Systems
Manager, Corporate Marketing & Communications

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