Any company wanting to implement a QMS would like to keep the ISO 9001 certification cost as low as possible.
Although paying the company that does the audit for certification is part of ISO 9001 certification cost, there are many other ‘hidden’ costs. Effivity software reduces ISO 9001 certification costs dramatically by already having designed all the documentation required.
Another cost saving provided by using Effivity software is that you won’t have to worry about IT infrastructure. Effivity software runs in the cloud on our infrastructure, thus reducing your ISO 9001 certification cost substantially.
As Effivity is a cloud based solution, all your employees can access the system from wherever in the world they are, even if you have branches or locations in different countries.
The cost associated with the ISO 9001 certification includes the following components: Training cost, Fees for consultant, Effort spent on Quality Management system preparation and deployment, internal awareness training, internal audit, Management Review, Cost towards external audit. While the direct cost components namely training cost, consultant fee and external audit cost are visible and tangible, the other components which are spent as effort are indirect. There are many calculations providing the return on investment (ROI) on the ISO 9001 certification cost, which are typically used by organizations to build up a case for funding the ISO 9001 certification cost.
Use of automated platforms (software packages) for ISO 9001 certification is becoming popular, thanks to the cost advantage offered by these packages. All the cost components described above are in turn substituted by one single cost i.e. the cost of the software package, as these packages provide end-to-end solutions in the ISO 9001 certification journey, apart from the cost towards certification audit. Obviously, these packages offer tremendous cost advantage to the organizations, during the initial certification journey and also during the surveillance audit phases. Other major cost reduction provided by these packages lies in the reduction of man-hours required for ISO 9001 compliance. By automating the entire process and providing a centralized platform, these packages deliver massive reduction in compliance efforts. Most often, the reduction of effort towards ISO 9001 compliance goes unnoticed as it is not direct.
Effivity is a popular ISO 9001 software package which reduces the certification cost of organizations by following means
Thus the ISO 9001 certification cost can be drastically reduced my using Effivity. Effivity provides reduction in both direct and indirect cost associated with ISO 9001 certification.