Acato Information Management...
Where Integrity, Service and Joy Drive Everything We Do
Acato is a certified Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) specializing in Software Quality Assurance – sometimes referred to as SQA, Software Testing or Software Management. Simply – we test the usability and functionality of software during its development cycle.
At Acato, we live our Mission "Making the tools businesses use, better".
Our work is driven by our values of Integrity, Service and Joy.
Photos by: Ray Smith & J. Brad Jones
Acato’s SQA processes achieve cost savings by minimizing or eliminating expensive rework, and our expertise ensures those processes are customized for individual project goals. We achieve tangible business advantages by focusing on customers’ business objectives, clearly articulating requirements, and aligning the final product with strategic goals to meet desired outcomes.
Our values direct our daily actions to provide great service, to work with intentional integrity, to be financially responsible and generous, to establish and sustain strong relationships, to create a collaborative and appreciative culture, and to contribute to our local community.
Acato offers the highest caliber in technical knowledge and professionalism. Acato has fully embraced Agile tenets and the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) to successfully meet or exceed our projects' demands for quality and schedule. Through attention to detail, flexible systematic processes, and constant pursuit of better methods, we ensure delivery of a quality solution. Our team is attentive to schedule and budget, contractual logistics and reporting.
We are proudly located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee - in the renowned Knoxville/Oak Ridge Innovation Valley and the Tennessee Valley Corridor (TVC); Acato is in close proximity to the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Y12 National Security Complex, ORAU, UT-Battelle, Oak Ridge Science and Technology Park, and to distinguished educational establishments - The University of Tennessee, Roane State Community College (RSCC) and Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC), and the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE).
Our founder, President & CEO – Cathy Toth – established Acato Information Management in September 2010 after seeing a niche in the Software Quality Assurance (SQA) market, with a mission to make the tools that businesses use, better.
Our collaborative, systematic approach to Software Quality Assurance (SQA) and Independent Verification & Validation (IV&V) throughout the software lifecycle cultivates quality mindsets and team ownership.
Acato is an advocate for all of our customers and end-users. Acato team members cultivate their customer-centric passion within a company environment where everyone can learn, grow, and have fun.
We encourage you to learn more about Acato on this website or contact us today, so we can learn more about you and the needs of your business.