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Rated #1 easiest and fastest QMS, CAPA, and Compliance software by Medical Device, Pharma, and Biotech organisations. Hundreds of FDA, ISO, and GxP regulated companies in over 80... Learn more about Qualio

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  • Document Coding & Control
  • Audit Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Training Management
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  • Supplier Quality Control
With over 1 million users worldwide, Intelex Quality Management Software applications have been helping companies around the world manage, track and report their quality metrics for... Learn more about Quality Management Software

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Greenlight Guru is the only electronic Quality Management Software (eQMS) designed by MEDICAL DEVICE PROFESSIONALS specifically to meet the unique NEEDS OF MEDICAL DEVICE COMPANIES.... Learn more about Greenlight Guru

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Analyze and improve the effectiveness of your Quality Management System. Thanks to the BizzMine digital QMS you have full control and overview over your total Quality Management:... Learn more about BizzMine

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Intellect's QMS software is proven to enhance quality operations and reduce overall quality costs by 40%. Our apps are designed by certified quality experts and can easily be tailored... Learn more about Intellect

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  • Defect Tracking
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The AFFORDABLE SOLUTION for small to mid-size companies. Designed specifically for MANUFACTURING companies, Quality Collaboration By Design (QCBD) is an integrated Quality Management... Learn more about QCBD

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  • Defect Tracking
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Scorebuddy is an award-winning, Quality Management platform for scoring, reporting and analyzing customer interactions; scorecards, AI text analytics as well as learning & development... Learn more about Scorebuddy

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  • Defect Tracking
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Cloud-based Quality Management System (QMS) software that is ideal for small to medium businesses (SMEs). TRACKMEDIUM is a monthly-based subscription service with modules including... Learn more about TRACKMEDIUM

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  • Defect Tracking
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Blocworx revolutionary no-code software allows managers, supervisors or citizen developers to deliver IT solutions without needing to code. Administrators can use Blocworx to track... Learn more about Blocworx

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  • Defect Tracking
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Form.com specializes in taking any audit, inspection, or field data collection process and turning it into a fully integrated mobile application. Fortune 500 companies and industry... Learn more about FORM.com

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  • Defect Tracking
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Integrating Benchmark ESG | Gensuite Quality Management Software into your workplace equips your team with the tools necessary to meet expectations and deliver the quality products and... Learn more about Benchmark ESG | Gensuite

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  • Defect Tracking
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Q-Pulse offer a risk-based approach to Quality & Document Management, which can help organisations comply with industry specific standards and regulations. Our user friendly software... Learn more about Q-Pulse

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  • Defect Tracking
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QualityKick is a cloud-based and pre-validated Quality Management Software solution for companies in the Pharma, Biotech or Medical Devices sectors. QualityKick is based on different... Learn more about QualityKick

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  • Defect Tracking
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Panotica Hydra 4.0 is a smart web-based QMS software dedicated for companies with implemented quality management stanard that is compliant with ISO 9001 or other similar ones. The... Learn more about Panotica Hydra 4.0

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  • Defect Tracking
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Multi-award winning cloud based QHSE Risk & Compliance Software, 1 million+ users, 200+ countries. Used by Fortune 500 companies to SMEs. All functions in one application, not modules.... Learn more about Integrum

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  • Defect Tracking
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iAuditor is used to conduct over 2 million inspections per month across all industries for safety, quality control, and operations. It is used by over 25,000 businesses worldwide to... Learn more about iAuditor

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  • Defect Tracking
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Audits.io is a fully customisable tool that works on all devices - both on and offline. Conduct quality and supplier audits on the go with your mobile or tablet, and continue the work... Learn more about audits.io

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  • Defect Tracking
  • Document Coding & Control
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Gartner recognized global leading Digital Twin, Interfacing's application is an integrated quality management system that covers the full spectrum of analysis, improvement, governance,... Learn more about Digital Business Transformation Suite

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  • Defect Tracking
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BabtecQ

BabtecQ

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With the modular software for quality management BabtecQ, companies from all over the world and from all industries ensure their sustainable business success. In BabtecQ, all... Learn more about BabtecQ

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  • Defect Tracking
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The definitive CAQ-System. CAQ.Net covers every aspect of computer aided quality assurance and was designed with the highest degrees of adaptability and customizability in mind. Just... Learn more about CAQ.Net

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  • Defect Tracking
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Smart mobile app and complete solution for auditing & inspections. Plan and schedule inspections, conduct fast mobile audits on your favorite device (even offline), immediately assign... Learn more about GoAudits

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  • Defect Tracking
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Process Street provides businesses with a streamlined, non-technical way to make managing recurring workflows fast, fun, and easy. Create and customize checklists to automate your... Learn more about Process Street

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  • Defect Tracking
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The Lean Machine: Learn how The Lean Machine, a validated and 21 CFR Part 11 compliant enterprise quality and material management software system is packed with quality and material... Learn more about The Lean Machine

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  • Defect Tracking
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1factory provides easy-to-use yet powerful Manufacturing and Supply Chain Quality Control software. With 1factory, manufacturers can control product quality both within their... Learn more about 1factory Manufacturing Quality

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  • Defect Tracking
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Digitally transform quality & compliance processes with real-time dashboards & dynamic super-grids. QT9 QMS is an intuitive quality management software that enables you to centralize... Learn more about QT9 QMS

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  • Defect Tracking
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ComplianceQuest is an end-to-end Enterprise Quality and Safety Management System (QHSE = EQMS + EHS) built on the Force.com platform. Our EQMS suite offers: Audit | CAPA | Change |... Learn more about ComplianceQuest

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  • Defect Tracking
  • Document Coding & Control
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Orcanos e-QMS is a compliance management SaaS that spans the entire quality management processes of a medical device manufacturer, including modules such as: Document Control, Risk... Learn more about Orcanos

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  • Defect Tracking
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Collaborative Intelligence platform that gives every level of the organization a voice in safety and risk management. It enhances communication and redefines hazard and risk... Learn more about Sofvie

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  • Defect Tracking
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qmsWrapper is an interconnected Quality Management Software for startups and small businesses. It helps all companies that want to increase productivity with ISO 9001:2015 and MedDev... Learn more about qmsWrapper

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  • Defect Tracking
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Your Quality Management process is unique to your business and vitally important to your brand. This is why our Intellimas software is built to align with your process. Use the myriad... Learn more about Intellimas

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  • Defect Tracking
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Auditrunner is designed to provide a secure, user-friendly, comprehensive low-code software platform that encompasses all facets of Quality Management. It allows for *company-wide... Learn more about Auditrunner

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  • Defect Tracking
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* Qualcy Bio-Med QMS Software has been designed for Bio-Medical companies (including Biotech, Pharma and Medical Device) to manage QMS records for ISO13485 and FDA requirements. *... Learn more about Qualcy QMS

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  • Defect Tracking
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CAPA Manager corrective action software automates the assignment, notification, investigation, reporting, and approval of corrective actions. It error-proofs the entire CAPA process,... Learn more about CAPA Manager

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  • Defect Tracking
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The SBS Quality Database is a simple, inexpensive, ISO 9001 compliant software program that allows small businesses to efficiency manage the Quality System. The database tracks... Learn more about SBS Quality Database

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  • Defect Tracking
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ZEBSOFT provides a modern QMS environment, old established methods have become redundant in this fast-paced world. Simple to use cloud-based software that lets you Monitor, Evaluate &... Learn more about ZEBSOFT

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  • Defect Tracking
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AdaptiveGRC provides full Quality Management system functionality: Incident Management, Audit Events, Observations, Action Management (CAPA), Exception Management, Deviations,... Learn more about AdaptiveGRC

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  • Defect Tracking
  • Document Coding & Control
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IMSXpress is a database application for operating an electronic ISO quality management system. IMSXpress manage Document Control, Document Distribution, Corrective/Preventive Action... Learn more about IMSXpress ISO 9001 Quality Management

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  • Defect Tracking
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Quality management module allow all industrial companies to have reliable, swift and complete control of all information from the quality department. You will be able to eliminate all... Learn more about Mapex QM

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  • Defect Tracking
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Ennovs Quality suite combines Quality Document Management (EDMS), Process Management (QMS), Reporting & Dashboarding, and Training Management in a single user interface and a single... Learn more about Ennov Quality Suite

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  • Defect Tracking
  • Document Coding & Control
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QIMAone

QIMAone

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QIMAone enables global brands, retailers and manufacturers in consumer good industries to digitize their quality and compliance operations, collaborate with key partners across their... Learn more about QIMAone

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  • Defect Tracking
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--Office 365 App-- BPAQuality365 is an innovative software for integrated quality, risk and compliance to run in your secure Office 365 environment. The app runs on your preferred... Learn more about BPAQuality365

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Track all issues in one place and resolve them earlier. Reduce costly rework and keep projects on schedule.
The construction quality problems that cost the most are the ones that you miss. Standardize on a proactive QA/QC process with construction quality management software that enables the whole team to participate in quality inspections from mobile devices.
The construction quality problems that cost the most are the ones that you miss. Standardize on a proactive QA/QC process with construction quality management software that enables the whole team to...

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We help shops and manufacturers of all kinds and sizes work smarter for improved efficiencies, greater flexibility and bigger profits.
The E2 Shop System is comprehensive manufacturing software that puts total shop floor control at your fingertips. Designed just for job shops and make-to-order or contract manufacturers, E2 equips you to see your business like never before, and get the big picture on the best way to manage it. Assists with quick and accurate quotes, real time data collection, flexible scheduling and more!
The E2 Shop System is comprehensive manufacturing software that puts total shop floor control at your fingertips. Designed just for job shops and make-to-order or contract manufacturers, E2 equips...

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Reliable, real-time extended ERP software with lean and agile functionality developed especially for mid-market manufacturing companies
DELMIAworks (formerly IQMS) ERP software provides discrete and process manufacturers with a single solution to manage and monitor the entire manufacturing process. The comprehensive solution allows for a modular and scalable approach while eliminating data silos. DELMIAworks increases cross department visibility and efficiently with a complete real-time manufacturing, accounting, and supply chain system that includes Quality, EDI, WMS, MRP, production/process monitoring and more.
DELMIAworks (formerly IQMS) ERP software provides discrete and process manufacturers with a single solution to manage and monitor the entire manufacturing process. The comprehensive solution allows...

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Use Quickbase's no-code platform to easily manage quality assessments and reduce downtime by tracking quality standards of supplies.
Quickbase empowers enterprise organizations to quickly turn ideas into applications that make them more efficient, informed, and productive. Quickbase's no-code application development platform helps eliminate manual processes for true end-to-end transparency, real-time visibility, and automation across complex processes & siloed systems. Enable your supply chain team to easily manage quality assessments of materials and reduce downtime by tracking and certifying quality standards of supplies.
Quickbase empowers enterprise organizations to quickly turn ideas into applications that make them more efficient, informed, and productive. Quickbase's no-code application development platform helps...

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  • Defect Tracking
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Sales and marketing solution that combines CRM, social network/email marketing, task/project management, ticketing, and survey tools.
GreenRope Complete CRM and marketing automation delivers a comprehensive solution to help your team do more with less. With sales, marketing and operations all built-in to the same system, you become a lean, data-driven organization. Increase collaboration, drive sales, build better relationships, and deliver optimized omnichannel customer experiences.
GreenRope Complete CRM and marketing automation delivers a comprehensive solution to help your team do more with less. With sales, marketing and operations all built-in to the same system, you become...

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WinTeam is a holistic financial, operations and workforce management solution for cleaning and security contractors in North America.
WinTeam is a holistic financial, operations & workforce management solution for cleaning & security contractors in North America. Includes accounting & financials, analytics & reporting, HR, compliance & benefits mgmt, payroll, job costing, work/people scheduling, quality assurance & inventory mgmt. It has employee & customer self-service plus time & attendance tracking. Streamline processes, connect back office to field ops & pinpoint profitability by site. Best fit for 100 employees or more.
WinTeam is a holistic financial, operations & workforce management solution for cleaning & security contractors in North America. Includes accounting & financials, analytics & reporting, HR,...

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The original measurement intelligence software. Easily organize your gages, manage calibrations, and conduct MSA with GAGEpack.
GAGEpack manages a complete history of your measurement devices, instruments, and gages. It provides information about gage inventory, historical events, and projected workload for better decision making. GAGEpack tracks location and status, maintains repair records, provides an audit trail for traceability, and the powerful dashboard provides a high-level overview. It provides complete statistical and graphical analysis of your measurement system to identify sources of measurement variation.
GAGEpack manages a complete history of your measurement devices, instruments, and gages. It provides information about gage inventory, historical events, and projected workload for better decision...

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  • Defect Tracking
  • Document Coding & Control
  • Audit Management
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A complete QA solution to help you write better requirements, manage your test cases, and track defects.
SpiraTest is an integrated Requirements and Quality Management solution that manages your project's Requirements, Test Cases, Releases, Defects, and Issues in one environment, with complete traceability throughout. After defining your project's requirements, you generate the test cases and test steps that validate the functionality. The test execution modules allow users to run through the tests, logging defects/issues as they go. SpiraTest is Fully Web-Based. Free 30-Day Trial.
SpiraTest is an integrated Requirements and Quality Management solution that manages your project's Requirements, Test Cases, Releases, Defects, and Issues in one environment, with complete...

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  • Defect Tracking
  • Document Coding & Control
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Quality Management Software; includes electronic document control, training control, corrective action, audit, supplier mgmt, and more
MasterControl Quality Excellence solutions are used by five of the largest regulatory agencies in the United States. A leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, MasterControl helps companies get their life-improving products to market sooner. It does this by providing cloud-based solutions that manage an organization's documents, training and exams, corrective/preventive action, validation, and more. And it's not just quality, MasterControl has solutions for the entire product lifecycle.
MasterControl Quality Excellence solutions are used by five of the largest regulatory agencies in the United States. A leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, MasterControl helps companies get...

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  • Document Coding & Control
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Quality Management Software Buyers Guide

What is quality management software?

Quality management software (QMS) is an enterprise platform that automates the process of tracking and controlling product defects. Managers can use the software to check the final quality and ensure improvements in the processes, production, and revenue.

The software helps them identify, isolate, and correct unforeseen defects in products that could result in failure to fulfill customer needs. It also provides the tools to evaluate the effectiveness of repair attempts and aids in maintaining product compliance as per international regulations. 

QMS automates the workflows and allows manufacturers to collect data from users, analyze it, and implement corrective measures to rectify any defects.

The benefits of quality management software

Maintaining consistency and good quality is the aim of all businesses. Quality management software helps businesses do the following: 

  • Improve customer satisfaction: The key to business growth is offering products and services of the utmost quality to end users. Implementing quality management software helps businesses meet customer requirements. It also deepens trust in your brand, which boosts customer loyalty. Quality management takes into consideration customer feedback so that teams can make improvements in the processes. 
  • Eliminate rework to be more efficient: Implementing quality procedures ensures that production performance is continuously measured, so that when defects occur, corrective measures are taken immediately. It saves time and improves efficiency as proper evaluation techniques are applied for consistently good performance.  
  • Boost financial performance: Quality management processes can lead to consistently good-quality products and fewer defects. It reduces overall costs because of reduced rework, fewer field service requirements, and lower amount of scrap generated from the production process. These improve your business’ financial performance.
  • Increase market share: With the high market competition, managing your strategies and market visibility go hand-in-hand. Quality management software can help you manage the risks and costs, which allows you to make improvements in the development process. This makes the system defect-free and capable of quickly reacting to industry opportunities, which improves your market share.

Typical features of quality management software

Here are some of the most common features of quality management software:

  • Audit management: Schedule and conduct periodic inspections and audits. Ensure that production processes are as per the organizational and industry standards.
  • Compliance management: Track and manage non-conformance in service, product, process, or supplier to ensure that all defects get flagged in time.
  • Document control: Organize documents related to all stages of a product in a centralized database. Manage and control the creation, approval, and distribution of documents and processes to ensure they meet industry regulations.
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA): Create a workflow to investigate the root cause or error in products/processes and take action to prevent recurrence of the errors.
  • Risk management: Identify, evaluate, mitigate, and report on risks.
  • Supplier quality control: Qualify, select, and monitor supply chain partners. Track supplier issues such as instances of non-conformance.
  • Complaint management: Obtain, monitor, and review customer feedback and complaints related to products and services. Resolve complaints and improve customer satisfaction.

Considerations when purchasing quality management software

Quality management software informs you about the risks and defects in the workflows through detailed reports. Therefore, selecting a vendor and the right tool requires extensive research on your business requirements and the available tools in the market. Before you purchase a solution, here are some important factors to consider:

  • Flexibility to adapt to existing processes: Most often, businesses take years to establish their procedures, which can make it tough to change things for implementing the QMS. The software has to be flexible to meet your business requirements with the least amount of interruption to existing processes. Generic software may not always be the answer if you want some level of customization. You should consider software that can configure workflows, report templates, audit checklists etc.
  • Ability to seamlessly integrate with other systems: Ensuring product quality is vital, but unlikely if your various tools are working in silos. It’s essential that operational areas have visibility into all the processes. This helps you resolve quality issues faster and prevents any loss in production. The compatibility of the QMS with other systems can streamline operations and ensure quick information flow to maintain the quality.
  • Data analysis and report generation: Various processes work in sync with the QMS, which generates large amounts of data. Businesses should focus on analyzing this data using a reporting tool. They should get insights on product defects and yield trends, which can be used to improve development processes. Therefore, reporting capability on parameters, such as risks, costs, and KPIs, can be highly beneficial to businesses. Consider adding a third-party reporting tool to your QMS.
  • IoT is detecting problems in early stages: As the Internet of Things (IoT) allows devices to interact with each other, things have become easy for quality managers. IoT gives quality management an edge , with the help of digitized processes and connected sensors. It leverages data and analyzes it for proactive decision making. For instance, IoT can detect when a sub-standard material enters the supply chain or when a product attribute deviates from the predefined quality criteria. Early-stage detection saves a lot of costs and rework.
  • Mobility is connecting different aspects of business: Quality managers should utilize the increasing use of mobile phones to stay updated in real time regarding every procedural change. Communication between various segments, such as manufacturing sites, IT departments, and quality operators, expedites time-sensitive decision making. It also lowers the cost of data collection and analytics by 75% .