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How to use online software to accomplish efficient ISO implementation

There are many reasons for a company to implement a management system according to ISO 27001, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, or any other standard. Finding efficiency in the processes is one of the main motives that drive companies towards implementation. This pursuit of efficiency can provide large benefits for an organization, as this will advance improvements and make processes easier, faster, and less expensive. So, while you work towards efficiency throughout your system, you will want to ensure that the…

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Case study: How to solve nonconformities using online ISO compliance software

Even at the best of times it can be a problem to track the actions needed to address nonconformities, and the subsequent corrective actions. This can be especially difficult when the people involved are not located at the same facility. One way to address this need is to use an online ISO tool to track these actions and ensure that they are completed in a timely manner. This case study, through a process of nonconformance in the design process, will…

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Top 5 reasons why you should implement EU GDPR using online compliance software

The clock is ticking – it seems that 25 May, 2018, is just around the corner and there is a lot more work to be done to meet the strict standards the EU is setting for all companies processing and storing personal information about EU citizens. Although companies have just one standard to meet for all 28 EU member states, that standard is quite high and will require large investments in time and money to meet and to administer. In…

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How to Track and Manage Environmental Incidents using ISO 14001 Online Tools

Tracking and managing environmental incidents is one of the most important tasks in your Environmental Management System (EMS). It is so important because it directly impacts your ability to control and reduce your negative environmental impact during an emergency situation. Having a quick and easy process to track and manage these incidents can be the difference between a rapid response and a large environmental impact. Environmental incidents: What are the challenges? In order to best manage your environmental incidents, it…

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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 online software helps gain employee buy-in when implementing ISO 9001/ISO 27001/ISO 14001

Getting employee buy-in for implementing any management system can be difficult; in general, people don’t like change in their workplace. This quickly becomes apparent if you are trying to implement a quality management system using ISO 9001:2015, an environmental management system using ISO 14001:2015, or an information security management system using ISO 27001:2013. So, if you want to successfully make changes in how your employees work, it helps to understand what can cause poor employee buy-in, and to consider tools…

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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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ISO implementation: Pros and cons of using software vs. consultants

The modern era provides us with an abundance of options to perform any task or project. The question of how to do something is replaced with the question of how to do it in the most efficient way. The same goes for implementation of management systems, regardless of their purpose, whether they are for quality (ISO 9001), environment (ISO 14001), occupational health and safety (OHSAS 18001), or information security (ISO 27001). If you are implementing a management system standard, you…

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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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How to make the ISO 9001 transition using online ISO software

Any company that implemented ISO 9001 is currently thinking about the transition to the new version of the standard, since the transition deadline is closing in. Besides thinking about the changes in the standard and how to comply with those new requirements, most of the companies are aiming to seize this opportunity to improve their existing management system. If you have a Quality Management System, or even an integrated management system that complies with more standards, you’ve probably noticed that…

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