We recently published a whitepaper titled ‘Five Guiding Principles for a Next-Generation EQMS’.
The paper focuses on the specific advantages of using an agile, flexible, connected, and data-driven QMS and why such a system is essential to pursue quality excellence across the organization.
The five guiding principles we highlight in the paper are:
- Core Quality Promise
- User Experience
- Data-centric approach
- Standardization and Flexibility
- Continued Improvement
Our leadership and product teams identified each of these principles through an in-depth analysis of customer requirements and a keen understanding of “problems to be solved” for quality leaders.
From a customer perspective, the problems that needed solving were extremely clear:
- Our customers needed a solution that made life easier for a quality leader. They didn’t want to force-fit an EQMS and redesign internal processes and workflows. It had to be the opposite. The EQMS would fit in seamlessly with the current workflows and automate critical tasks.
- Customers wanted easy access to data across the full lifecycle of the system. Data visibility, seamless flow of information across the system, and easy integration with ERP and CRM systems were critical factors.
- Additionally, a truly connected enterprise needed a quality management system that would generate predictive insights using data. It had to treat data as an asset. A next-generation EQMS had to offer automated decision-support, based on pre-defined data models.
- Needless to say, a next-generation EQMS has to enable continuous improvement of quality processes for the customer. It must help the quality leader drive collaborative initiatives, so the entire organization can develop a mission to drive quality excellence.
As detailed above, we designed our entire system keeping in mind the specific requirements of our customers. This customer-centric approach to product development was the key to identifying these guiding principles.
Read this Whitepaper for a more detailed perspective on what makes an EQMS truly next-generation: