ISO certification cost is not only limited to paying the company that does the actual audit for accreditation, but will also depend on how you go about implementing the QMS.

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.

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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.

Reduce your ISO certification cost substantially and make your management happy by using Effivity to implement and maintain your ISO 9001 QMS.

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Effivity a popular ISO 9001 software package reduces the certification cost of organizations by following means

  1. The consultant fee is eliminated as the software provides a built in platform which meets the requirements of the standard.
  2. The effort spent in understanding the standard and applying it to the organization is reduced as Effivity provides a readymade platform.
  3. The effort spent on designing, defining and documenting the quality management is drastically reduced as Effivity provides a configurable readymade quality management which can be readily configured to meet the needs of the organization.
  4. The training effort is minimized as Effivity is provides an intuitive platform which is easy to understand, even for a novice.
  5. The deployment is reduced as all the quality management system processes reaches the employees in a simple and easy way.  The amount of handholding required for deployment also reduces as the ISO 9001 processes are built into easy to use software modules and features.
  6. The internal audit effort reduces as the entire process is automated. All audit records are accessible, anywhere, anytime.
  7. Likewise, the effort towards each and every ISO 9001 requirement is reduced, thanks to automation, digitization and centralization of documents and records.
  8. The effort towards preparation for an external audit also reduces as all the records are available readymade, at any given point in time.

Thus your organization’s ISO 9001 certification cost (direct and indirect) can be significantly reduced by using Effivity, without compromising on the Quality.