Obtaining ISO 9001:2015 certification with ECM
Does your organisation comply with ISO 9001:2015? An Enterprise Content Management solution or document management system helps organisations comply with this ISO standard.
In this white paper, you will discover how ECM systems can help automate and simplify the information and process management required for ISO certification.
About ISO 9001:2015
The ISO 9001 standard related to quality management systems helps companies better serve their customers and deliver consistent products and services that meet both customer requirements and requirements from laws & regulations.
There are many reasons why companies join the global ISO 9001 community. More than a million companies and suppliers in quality-intensive and highly regulated industries are ISO 9001 certified.
The standard is now so accepted that many companies and organisations also require ISO 9001 certification from their partners and suppliers.
This ISO quality management standard has proven to contribute to risk reduction for more than five decades, especially in quality-intensive and highly regulated industries.
Despite the fact that the original guidelines were established 55 years ago and have been frequently updated over the years, the core benefit remains the same. Certification gives partners and customers reassurance that a company maintains strict processes to ensure that quality policies are adhered to throughout the organisation.
What does ISO 9001:2015 mean for companies?
Companies have a run-out period during which they can make the transition to the new standard before losing their certification. During this period, companies must ensure they meet the changed requirements to remain ISO 9001:2015 certified.
The ISO 9001:2015 standardisation is built on these three core concepts:
- Process approach
- Plan-do-check approach based on the system of processes
- Risk-based thinking to prevent undesirable outcomes
Risk is the most important factor for companies seeking ISO 9001:2015 certification. The new version calls for greater risk awareness, requiring organisations to even better recognise and evaluate the potential risks in their environment and quality management system.
After identifying, assessing and prioritising each risk, the company decides whether the risk should be accepted, prevented or a plan developed to minimise its impact. This should be clearly indicated within their quality management system.
The whitepaper will tell you how your organisation can meet these (new) requirements thanks to an ECM solution.
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