One struggle with document management is ensuring that all processes have the most recent copy of a documentation. To address these concerns, a document management system such as OnPolicy can be used to ensure people use current documents in all locations. Continue reading How to Ensure People Use Current Documents in All Locations
One of the most difficult parts of document management is to ensure that everyone is using the current version of electronic documents for their processes. This is especially challenging when documents are distributed in paper form. Learn how to easily share electronic documents while maintain control.
The answer to this question is very obvious and pretty clear: every writing needs editing. However, technical content indeed has specific business writing skills. How do you edit and proofread a technical document? Read on to find out more. Continue reading How Do You Edit and Proofread a Technical Document?
Simply put, a standard operating procedure (SOP) is a set of instructions on how to execute a specific task or a business process. They are used by all companies and public agencies. Their complexity varies from task to task, and it’s informed by the complexity of an entity itself. How to Write an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure). Continue reading How to Write an SOP (Standard Operating Procedure)
Creating and maintaining a definitive set of policies and procedures represents a significant investment of resources. To make these activities as routine and painless as possible, organization are wise to establish a repeatable policy and procedure development process. It is by following this process that you learn how to get policies and procedures ‘Done’. Continue reading How to Get Policies and Procedures ‘Done’
The Document Compliance Manager must manage all policies, procedures, work instructions, job aids, and compliance records to assure conformance with various standards and regulations. What are document compliance manager responsibilities? Continue reading What are Document Compliance Manager Responsibilities?
If your company is like most, you’re storing your policies and procedures on a file server. Perhaps your working drafts are in one folder, approved versions are in another folder, and previous versions are archived in yet another folder. There are many ways policies procedures software will save you money. What document control system is most effective? Continue reading What Document Control System is Most Effective?
Purchasing Procedures provide vendor selection and purchasing controls that assist in managing cash flow and providing quality inputs to the company. To make intelligent purchases, you must get the right quality and quantity of materials from the best vendors, at the best price, and at the right time. What are the basic purchasing procedures for the procurement process? Continue reading What are Basic Purchasing Process Procedures?
There are two very different reasons for writing procedures and your answer defines the results you will get with your procedures. Most people write procedures to document their daily tasks so they can train others or comply with some requirement — kind of a “punch card” or “time clock” mentality. Others are documenting a process so they can produce better process results — a business process improvement mentality. If you want to change your results then you need to change your thinking. So what’s the best way to document processes and procedures?
There are many document control mistakes your company can make if not using document control software, but first off what is document control? Document control is required in order for a Quality Management System to be compliant with ISO 9001. The same is true for other standards, guidelines, and regulations — the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) , the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL), Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), and many other laws and guidelines require that you have control over your documentation. Learn how to Reduce Document Control Mistakes with Document Control Software. Continue reading How to Reduce Document Control Mistakes with Document Control Software