Regulatory compliance is a constant challenge in the manufacturing industry, particularly in the automotive, aerospace and defense, and FDA regulated industries. To satisfy government-mandated regulations in tandem with industry-specific quality standards, manufacturers require innovative software solutions to lower the bottom-line cost of compliance initiatives. Document management is one of the most critical facets of maintaining regulatory compliance, and one of the most challenging aspects to facilitate at an optimal cost.
In the past, paper-driven document control systems allowed innumerable opportunities for simple human error to delay the process of updating quality management and compliance-related documentation. The IQS solution includes an integrated document management software module to meet this challenge proactively, allowing quality and compliance personnel to accommodate revision control protocols.
Paper-based quality management systems muddle the operational efficiency of compliance procedures and work instructions communicated via updated documentation. IQS’ document control software allows manufacturers to centralize document management systems into an enterprise-wide platform, which streamlines the change approval process in its entirety. This approach to document management allows enterprises to coordinate and schedule change approvals in concert with document-auditing initiatives across several manufacturing sites, achieving compliance at a lower cost.
IQS’ document management software links approval and distribution lists with change request notices and training records efficiently. All compliance-related documentation integrates seamlessly into the IQS software solution. IQS’ document management software also provides employees with the ability to locate and execute document revisions quickly, informing employees of changes immediately. Utilizing the integrated control features in IQS’ software, enterprises can both improve communication and lower the total cost of satisfying regulatory compliance and industry standards, eliminating the need for paper-driven document revision and change approval systems.