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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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Characteristics of online tools for ISO 27001 security incidents

Unfortunately, security incidents cannot be avoided – no matter how hard you try, something will always happen that will damage your information. ISO 27001, a leading information security standard, requires you to record all the security incidents – but why is this needed, and what is the best way to do it? ISO 27001 requirements regarding security incidents ISO 27001 defines a security incident as an unwanted event that could endanger the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of information, whereas an…

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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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Using ISO software vs. online tools vs. documentation templates

When you start your ISO 9001, ISO 14001, or ISO 27001 project, or a project related to any other ISO standard, you have to make some very important decisions – one of those decisions is if you’re going to use a consultant. If you decide not to use one (which is a trend lately), then you have to decide what kind of online support you can get for your implementation. Basically, you have three types of providers that offer support…

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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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How to establish a corrective actions process using an online tool

Corrective actions (CAs) are one of the most powerful tools at our disposal for striving towards improvement in any management system. The better the tool is, the more effect it will bring. But, in the real world, CAs are often neglected and many companies avoid recording nonconformities just because they don’t want to deal with corrective actions afterwards. The reason for this notion is the conventional approach to the process of CA, which often leads to just a formal documenting…

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How to use an online tool for managing tasks, files, and communication for ISO implementation projects

Managing any ISO project can be tricky. Nearly all ISO projects are heavily under resourced and approved quite late, and therefore burdened by impossible deadlines. The project manager usually doesn’t understand the complexities of the project itself, so there is a steep learning curve before he can even start delivering results. On top of that, there is a huge amount of rules, documentation, tasks, and communication that must be handled throughout the project, which can be really challenging, as these…

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How to manage your ISO implementation through project management software

Managing an ISO project without any guidance is like putting together a big jigsaw puzzle with a thousand pieces, but without the big picture in front of you. You will waste a lot of time you usually don’t have, trying to find and fit the right pieces together and as a fact – delays will happen. What you really need in this situation is a guide. Traditionally, you would hire a consultant to help you by paving the way before…

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