“What is ISO 9001:2015?” is a question often asked by people that are not aware that ISO standards, including ISO 9001 get revised and updated approximately every 8 to 10 years.
Effivity is continually updated as new versions if the ISO 9001 standard is released to cater for all new requirements that might have been introduced. In this context, a question more relevant than “What is ISO 9001:2015?” would be “Does Effivity comply with ISO 9001:2015?” and the answer would be a resounding YES.
The engineers at Effivity in fact start working on updating the system when the first draft version of a new edition of the ISO 9001 is released so that the system is ready and fully compliant long before the official release.
ISO 9001 is the most popular quality management system standard which is recognized across the world. ISO 9001 helps organizations in increasing customer satisfaction and higher operational efficiency by prescribing a systems approach to business processes. Apart from the operational benefits, ISO 9001 certification provides a marketing edge and increased brand image to certified organizations. ISO 9001 is a generic standard which can be used across all industry types, all sizes and all types. ISO 9001:2015 is the latest version of the ISO 9001 standard. ISO 9001:2015 has brought in few major changes to its previous versions. Considering the Organizational context, analyzing the risks and opportunities of the organization, considering the interested parties of the organization in the design and development of an organization’s Quality management system are the major changes.
Conventionally, ISO 9001 based quality management systems are implemented with the help of quality management consultants. The entire exercise used to be manual, with thousands of man-hours deployed across the organization. With the availability of software packages for ISO 9001 implementation, the entire exercise is now automated, thus consuming lesser time and effort. The requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are inbuilt into these software packages, which makes the process of deploying the ISO 9001 based Quality Management System, smoother and simpler. There are packages which have inbuilt the requirements specific to the 2015 version of ISO 9001. Using these packages not only reduces the complexity of understanding and interpreting the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 to the organization, but also saves you the effort and time involved in designing and developing a Quality management system compliant to ISO 9001:2015.
Effivity is one of the very few software packages which have been the forerunner in implementing the requirements of ISO 9001:2015. The Organizational context module helps you define the context of the organization in terms of internal issues, external issues, interested parties, Life cycle management and scope. Effivity provides a dashboard representation of the data of this module, thus facilitating efficient management. The Risks and Opportunities module facilitates identification of risks and opportunities across the organization. Risks can be classified based on severity, type and category. Effivity has built in a benchmarked risk management process by introducing Risk treatment feature.
All of the data of risk management are provided in the risk management dashboard, which is institutive and hence facilitates efficient risk management. The entire work flow of risk management throughout the risk management phases (Risk identification, analysis, assessment and treatment) have been seamlessly automated, thus providing you the best of class risk management process on your screen. Apart from complying with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015, Effivity ensures that the organization is audit ready, by providing a system that generates documents and records as required by ISO 9001:2015. Apart from the above mentioned features, there are some more minor changes in ISO 9001:2015 with respect to its previous version. Effivity has plugged in these features into the respective module, thus saving the time and effort of understanding, interpreting and designing a Quality Management system to address these changes.