- September 27, 2018 at 1:57 pm #254308
Jeffrey L Evans
I own a small business in the construction sector. We manufacture and sell doors and windows to builders and constriction giants.
Recently we have been thinking about getting an ISO 9001 certification for our business. It will help us to attract more clients and expand faster in this sector.
But, since getting ISO 9001 certificate requires a quality management software, it will add up to our running cost and may affect our budget. So, I am not sure whether to go for it or.
When I searched on the Internet, What I found is a mixed feedback about the results of getting ISO 9001 certification.
So, I just want to ask, does ISO 9007 really help a business to increase their efficiency and gain more client base?
What are the requirements of ISO 9001 other than Quality management software , a good outlined policy of customer commitment, efficient resource management, and regular auditing?
Can someone please suggest me a few good quality management software too?September 27, 2018 at 2:13 pm #254515
Congrats on wanting to add quality processes to your construction business. Your best bet, before investing in software is to survey your existing and prospective clients and see if the certification would matter to them. Simple document storage solutions can help you manage the requirements: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/best-document-management-software/. Implementing quality systems will improve your quality and brand, regardless.
At this time, we don’t have our own reviews of any TQM or QMS systems, so I did a little internet search to come up top rated vendors for you to check out using a 3rd party review site. Unfortunately, you’ll need to contact each for pricing as none provide their pricing online.
You’re asking the right questions. You may want to join an industry group like https://www.iso.org/home.html in order to connect with business owners in similar industries. Best of luck to you!
Laura, Staff WriterSeptember 28, 2018 at 1:57 pm #254837
Jeffrey L Evans
Thank you so much, Laura.
I have made a list of few quality management software tools that I found on the internet. Those are Qualio, Arena QMS, Unipoint, Intellect, and TestRail. Which one will be better as a quality management software tool?September 28, 2018 at 2:03 pm #255383
It sounds like your next steps would be to make a list of the must-have features you want in your QMS software.
Then, start scheduling demos! Some vendors have Youtube demos or pre-recorded webinars, but it’s best to have someone familiar with the software walk you through how it might work for your specific company. If the vendor has a free trial all the better.
We haven’t researched this topic yet, or compared QMS vendors ourselves. Ultimately the best software is often the one that most closely fits your needs.
Laura, Staff Writer