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  “IMS-Smart is indeed a product of the 21st Century”, as an ISO/IEC 27001/ISO 9001 assessor said at the conclusion of an initial audit in 2008

Consultancy and training services

IMS-Smart specialises in Integrated Management System (IMS) services. We are particular expert in ISO/IEC 27001 as our president has been involved since its conception in the early 1990s and has been part of the international development team that has produced ISO/IEC 27001:2013. We are also experienced in ISO 9001 and ISO 22301.

Productised IP-led service for building IMS

Our approach to assisting organisations to develop their IMS capability is well established – so much so that we can offer it as a “Productised Intellectual Property-led Service ()”. This provides an elegant and fast way to construct integrated management systems, and, as explained in our more detailed pages, assists you from the very beginnings through to supporting you in the first surveillance audit. We are also able to offer this service through our franchisees.

Transition to a new version of a standard

All new and revised management system standards must now conform to new ISO Directives concerning high level structure and identical core text. Our president has written a book on the new directives, which provides guidance on how to transitioning an existing management system to the new standard. We anticipate that this book will be published later this year at about the same time as the launch of ISO/IEC 27001:2013.

This guidance is based on our experience in transitioning management systems as part of our work in developing ISO/IEC 27001:2013. We did this as part of our ISO research programme to (a) determine whether the requirements that were being specified in the revised standard were implementable; and (b) discover the challenges that organisations might face in transitioning their management systems.

Given this experience, we are able to help you plan your transition now, regardless of discipline, and implement the transition when it is time.

Management system integration

We can help you integrate your management system with other management systems that you might have or establish an integrated management system capability from scratch. We can do this because we know how these standards map onto the IMS-Smart architecture. It is then simply a question of mapping your existing management system implementation onto that architecture, and that will tell us how best to perform your integration. We can use this approach regardless of whether the standards you are certified to conform to the new ISO directives or not.

Specialist ISMS services

Because of our in-depth knowledge of ISO/IEC 27001 we are able to offer a range of specialist ISMS services including:

  • helping you with information security policy, risk assessment/risk treatment, the Statement of Applicability, implementing controls, internal audit, staff training and much, much more;
  • finding out how you get the very best out of your existing ISMS by identifying how to make it more efficient and more effective.


We are able to offer you a variety of in-house training courses (i.e. we come to you) concerning all aspects of implementing the new breed of management system standards. Some of these courses are part of our , whilst others are being especially developed to meet market demand.

Your next step

If you would like more information on these services, or you would like to find out what else we can do for you, please do not hesitate to contact us - we’d be happy to help.