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 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 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.
ISO 9001 is the world’s most popular Quality Management system standard which is used across the globe. ISO 9001 standard prescribes a system/process approach to Quality Management. Certification to ISO 9001 means complying the requirements of the standard through the organization’s Quality Management system. The cost associated with the ISO 9001 certification consists of the following components: Training cost, consultant fees, and Man hours spent on Quality Management system preparation and deployment, internal awareness training, internal audit, Management Review, Cost towards external audit.
The direct cost components namely training cost, consultant fee and external audit cost are visible and tangible, however the other components which are spent as effort (man hours) are indirect. Calculations demonstrating the return on investment (ROI) on the ISO 9001 certification cost are typically used by organizations to build up a case for funding the ISO 9001 project. Use of software packages for ISO 9001 certification is getting common, thanks to the cost, schedule advantage offered by these packages. 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 for the certification body).
These packages offer tremendous cost advantage to the organizations not only during the initial certification journey but also during the surveillance audits. Reduction of man-hours required for ISO 9001 compliance is other major advantage driven by these packages. By automating the entire certification process and offering a centralized platform, these packages offer significant reduction in compliance efforts. Most often, the reduction of effort towards ISO 9001 compliance goes unnoticed as it is not direct.
Effivity a popular ISO 9001 software package reduces the certification cost of organizations by following means
Thus your organization’s ISO 9001 certification cost (direct and indirect) can be significantly reduced by using Effivity, without compromising on the Quality.