ePQMS (electronic Paperless Quality Management System) provides a complete set of online documentation for a quality management system, as required by ISO 9001:2008. The editable content is contained within a free website with a unique URL, and free hosting. The documentation includes a quality manual with a quality policy, the six mandatory procedures and a range of forms, such as an Internal Audit Report Form.
The online content can be viewed by Smartphone, PC or tablet device, using security-enabled user access.
ePQMS provides unique benefits over traditional paper-based management systems:
- Content can be viewed in over 60 languages simultaneously;
- Documentation is accessible everywhere;
- Access is password controlled;
- No need to print and distribute the documentation;
- Control of documents is easily managed;
- Distribution of documents takes seconds.
ePQMS comes complete with a quality management system template, which has to be adapted to suit the organisation. Alternatively, any existing documentation can be easily added to the system.
A spokesman for the FMS commented:
"A typical quality management system can incorporate many hundreds of pages of documentation, all of which need to be tightly controlled, regularly updated, printed and redistributed, often globally.
"ePQMS allows organisations to document the management system online using aninteractive website. This eradicates any concerns over the control and updating of documentation;
"The greatest benefit is the ability to translate the content to over 60 different languages. ePQMS uses leading-edge translation tools to deliver multi-lingual online management system documentation.
"The innovative use of online management system documentation allows users to access the quality manual and procedures anywhere in the world."
To learn more about ePQMS, or to make an enquiry, go the Federation of Management Systems website at www.fedms.org/