The development and maintenance of a quality management system is a labor intensive, full time job for almost all entities that are ISO 9001:2008/2015 certified. Many companies operate either as a “manual” entity, i.e., all aspects of quality management are done by hand, or they have a “myriad” system – one made up of both manual and one or more automated systems for management of various aspects of the QMS.
However, most of these approaches require multiple data entry points and software integration or sharing of data from one or more software origins. Additionally, most of the aforementioned types of software are not dedicated QMS software – written specifically for the management of an ISO QMS system. A quality management system software can afford an organization a single site resource for managing its QMS and daily operations without accounting for multiple data streams that may or may not be controlled as required by ISO. Furthermore, a dedicated quality management software system can virtually guarantee that an organization remains in ISO compliance with any standard to which that organization adheres.
Integration with existing ERP programs is easily achieved and the automated QMS software can be expanded to include all aspects of an organization’s business model and production requirements. It just makes sense for an organization to have the latest and most productive tools at its disposal for the management of its vital and growing QMS.