Utilities throughout North America are realizing the compliance benefits of owning a Compliance Management System (CMS). Industries facing standards and regulations can better serve their customer base, gain significant efficiency, and decrease compliance costs simply by having a CMS.
Some utilities are looking only for a document management system to formalize and record their document revision procedure. Others want workflow solutions to automate business processes. Both of these solutions are part of a CMS solution.
Right now, utilities of all shapes and sizes are in the process of selecting a Compliance Management System, and they need help to prepare for that process to maximize the value for their purchase.
How can you best prepare to purchase and implement a Compliance Management System and make it useful for your organization?
Those who have already purchased and implemented a CMS can provide invaluable advice if you are just starting the process.
Jim Todaro, Quality Assurance Manager at Alpha Analytical, Inc., recently completed the implementation of a Compliance Management System with Qualtrax, Inc.
“We are a lean organization — constantly trying to improve on our processes while cutting away the waste,” explains Todaro. “That’s what drives us to improve our quality each and every day.”
He provides the following guidelines to best help you implement your own CMS:
Jim Todaro used these guidelines to successfully purchase and implement the Qualtrax CMS for Alpha Analytical. He helped to revolutionize the compliance management process for his organization. He learned that being well prepared before implementing a CMS is the key to success.
What is keeping you from selecting a Compliance Management System?
Implementing a Compliance Management System can be daunting and requires a substantial amount of work. But with the proper planning, you can get the CMS that meets your utility needs.
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