April 19, 2020
Documented Information

Document Control, How to Improve it

Document control is part of an effective system of internal controls, which is an essential requirement for compliance with standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, IATF 16949, ISO 22000, the Joint Commission (formerly JCAHO), and a plethora of regulations (e.g., Sarbanes-Oxley, HIPAA).
March 18, 2020
Reduce Document Control Audit Findings

Document Control Audit Findings and How to Eliminate Them

Of all the types of findings a quality auditor can write up in an audit, Document Control Audit Findings are one of the most common. In this day and age, there’s really no excuse for getting a document control audit finding. How can I say that?
February 6, 2020
strategic information technology SaaS

Policies Procedures–Fast

For years, writing policies, procedures and forms has been done in MS-Word. The final document is printed on paper and bound into a manual. If you have ever used a system of paper based binders then you know that this is NOT a simple system. Keeping track of paper revisions, manually signing-off on paper changes, filing the paper changes, ensuring people have read and are using the paper, and of course, retrieving old versions or change pages is not fast, easy and definitely not simple. So what is a policies, procedures and forms document manager to do?
January 28, 2020
training on procedures

How Do You Train Employees on Procedures?

Here’s a scenario: A new employee has to be trained on a particular procedure. The person who normally conducts the training (the area supervisor) is unexpectedly out of the office for a couple of days, due to illness. You, the Human Resources director, prefer not to have the new employee sitting around while waiting to be trained. They ought to be able to familiarize themselves with the procedure; you believe this will help speed up the training.
March 4, 2019

How To Reduce Paper with a Document Management System

Why do we bother documenting processes, tasks, and events? What purpose does documentation serve?  And, if we’re going to do it, shouldn’t we do it right? How do we Reduce Paper with a Document Management System?