ISO 9000 Compliance
You’d be hard pressed to find someone with manufacturing experience who hasn’t heard of ISO 9000. The family of standards has a broad reach, dictating compliance for much of the manufacturing industry as a whole. It’s the basis for many other standards as well, including AS 9000 and TS 16949. So, at the very least your organization will likely have to be ISO 9000-compliant.
ISO 9000 is a family of quality management standards aimed at ensuring each company is satisfying the needs of customers and stakeholders, in addition to meeting statutory and regulatory requirements of a product.
The requirements and standards are set by ISO, however, the means by which you implement and manage them is more flexible. While this may seem like a good thing, it’s enabled many companies to fall into vicious cycles of reactive, ad-hoc approaches to quality management and compliance over the years. The cycle continues because some organizations are able to scramble enough to barely meet compliance—albeit that’s becoming harder to do as time goes on.
The truth is, many organizations are managing complex compliance challenges with spreadsheets and outdated technology, and it’s opened them up to significant risk. ISO 9001:2015 should be approached strategically, with solutions built to help companies leverage compliance management as the key to superior quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness.
Managing ISO 9001:2015 Compliance with IQS
IQS takes an enterprise approach to quality management and compliance. Our solutions automate quality management processes and let you analyze quality and compliance data across the enterprise in real time. Engineered on the principles of effective ISO 9000 management, IQS transforms your quality management system into a strategic business tool.
Among many other functionalities and tools in our EQMS, IQS enterprise software has the leading solution for documentation control—one of the most challenging aspects of meeting ISO 9000 compliance.
On one single platform, IQS streamlines and digitizes required documentation, such as quality reports, work instructions, training documents, and regulatory filings. By removing paper-based documentation from the equation, companies have a complete digital record with built-in electronic signatures, notifications, and reporting.
The full list of ISO 9001:2015 requirements is extensive. It mandates smart software solutions to keep pace with competitors around the world. IQS software streamlines ISO 9001:2015 compliance projects through the automation of auditing requirements including corrective actions procedures and nonconformance issues. Our goal is to fully manage and stay ahead of potential ISO 9001 issues.