Compliance has become a huge competitive advantage in today’s business, especially when it comes to producing high-quality products. How can companies deploy a solution that facilitates the production of superior products while meeting global requirements and ISO quality standards? Deploying Quality Management System (QMS) software, enables streamlined quality management, doing away with cumbersome paper-tracking methods and replacing with a digitized solution. Is your company ready to gain a competitive edge and implement QMS? The experts that built Gensuite have over 20 years of experience in Quality, so we understand what companies should look for in QMS. Here is our QMS Software guide:
What is QMS?
A Quality Management System (QMS) is a formal set of policies, processes, and procedures put in place to help companies produce superior quality products and achieve regulatory requirements associated with production.
Many companies base their QMS on standard frameworks such as Six Sigma, Total Quality Management (TQM) and ISO 9001:2015. Companies can adhere to such guidelines to deliver product quality that meets customer expectations. ISO 9001: 2015 is one of the more popular frameworks that companies choose to base their QMS on for its comprehensive requirements. Learn how you can implement ISO 9001: 2015 in your organization.
The benefits of QMS.
Why is it important to implement QMS? Because you could end up paying for it later. We’ve all heard of product quality disasters that have happened to companies in the past: dropped calls with Apple’s iPhone 4, the ill-conceived and dangerous Ford Pinto, and most recently the explosive Samsung Galaxy Note 7. These product catastrophes could have been avoided with effective QMS. Implementing a sound QMS provides assurance, reducing costly production mistakes and saving your reputation. In addition, your products will be more consistent, production will be more efficient, new hires will integrate more easily into your set programs & processes, and your customers will be satisfied.
What should companies look for in QMS Software?
QMS software streamlines quality initiatives by providing the tools needed to carry-out processes, and it is a more efficient alternative to paper-based quality management. There are many solutions to choose from when selecting QMS software, so it’s important to compare your options thoroughly before making an investment. Here’s a helpful checklist to go by when comparing solutions:
- What are the platform’s target functionalities? Do they meet your critical needs? This can include audit management, risk management, and document management.
- Consider how your employees will engage with each other using the platform.
- Are there analytics and reporting capabilities? These capabilities provide visualization throughout the entire company’s quality structure, enabling data-driven decision making.
- Is the vendor investing in emerging technologies? You will want to deploy QMS software that will grow with you into the future.
There are so many things to consider when choosing a QMS that suits your business needs. Use this guide when searching for that perfect system, so your company can have consistent results, prevent mistakes and ultimately save money! Did you know that Gensuite offers a comprehensive software solution for Quality Management? Learn more by downloading our Quality Management program brief.