Smart ISO solutions

What Kind of ISO Software will be the Easiest for Employees to Use?

Let’s face it, picking the right tool for your organization usually comes down to price and available features. If the tool is cheaper and offers plenty of nice-looking features and reports, it is quickly promoted as the top choice. Unfortunately, organizations rarely consider the time and resources they should invest while setting up and implementing the ISO software tool. Sometimes, those hidden setup and implementation costs exceed expectations and can turn the whole project sour. In this article, we offer…

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How to choose the right online ISO management software

With the upsurge in technology solutions for comprehensive project and document management, there is no real shortage of online software solutions created specifically for ISO project implementation. This makes it a lot harder to identify the solution that best fits your organizational operations and can truly help you implement any ISO standard in due time. In this article, we offer advice for what to look for when searching for the right online software solution to help you with your ISO…

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Getting top management buy-in for an ISO online software

Let’s imagine that you planned well for your ISO 9001, ISO 14001, or ISO 27001 implementation project. You have done your research and recognized the key role an ISO tool can have in dealing with the complexities of the upcoming ISO implementation project. You have an action plan, you’ve carefully selected a team, and now you want to convince your boss that having an online ISO tool is a justifiable investment. In this article, we offer some advice on how…

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Top 5 features of your online ISO document management system

With the start of the implementation of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 27001 projects comes the realization that it is extremely difficult to manage all the complexities that come with them. There is an enormous amount of documents, versions, reviews, and approvals that need to be digested and handled throughout the lifetime of any ISO implementation project, and to address these challenges properly, companies are turning to online ISO solutions. In this article, we will list the top five…

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How to ensure engagement in ISO project implementation using online software

Keeping people engaged during an ISO implementation project can be hard – especially if the whole team is involved with other parallel assignments and lacks clear direction. It is on the project manager alone to keep them engaged, provide direction, and balance other known ISO implementation challenges at the same time: lack of understanding of the project steps, managing a huge set of rules, documentation, tasks, and communication, along with steering management decisions. Often, this balance is impossible to keep, so…

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How to save time using online ISO management tools

Today, we are obsessed with our time spent on work and at home. Time has become our most valuable resource – whether we are working on a project, or choosing a coffee vendor, we are very careful about how we invest it. Naturally, the ability to save time for the stuff that really matters has become a top priority, especially if it is tied to implementation of projects. When put into the perspective of an ISO implementation project, time is…

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How to save money using online ISO management tools

When introduced to the complexities of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 27001 implementation projects, companies find out, too often, that it can become an organizational mess. Trying to balance a horde of emails, document versions, and a strict timeline by using emails, face-to-face meetings and conference calls can seem to be an impossible mission. The everyday reality reminds us that documents get lost, emails are hard to follow up on, and people get frustrated when they are not in…

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Collaboration platform for ISO implementation projects – How to replace a bunch of emails

From the first email that was sent back in 1971 until the present time, emailing has become a standard part of our everyday activities. But, in the age of instant messaging, smart notifications, and cloud technology, organizations are starting to feel the constraints of email communication. Nearly half of our workday is spent on reading, searching, and writing emails, so naturally, productivity and collaboration suffer. How can we deal with that? In this article, we are exploring the capabilities of…

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Top 5 ISO implementation issues you can solve with online tools

I am pretty much sure that every project comes with its own set of issues. An ISO implementation project has additional details, people, and deliverables involved, so the complexities that the project manager should deal with could be even worse. In this article, I will list the top five issues tied to implementing an ISO project, and then show you how to leverage online technology to overcome them. The 5 biggest ISO implementation issues We communicate with many customers dealing…

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How to enable teamwork for developing ISO policies and procedures using an online tool

Congratulations! You finally got the management buy-in and conducted a gap analysis. The next step is to pick the right team to help you develop the right policies and procedures to align with your ISO standard. Up to this point you managed to stay on top of the ISO implementation project, as you were a one-man team. However, when you look at the amount of work ahead, the piles of documentation, and the numerous tasks, meetings, and discussions tied to…

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