10 Food and Beverage Benefits From Quality Control Software Systems

Posted by Gerry Poe



quality-for-syspro-500Quality control software systems, for the food and beverage industry, are critical in ISO compliant and regulated environments. Software, integrated to your ERP system, for quality monitoring and assurance offers companies the greatest risk management and return on investment (ROI).

If you think a recall is unlikely, or that you are covered in the event it happens, think again. From a food safety standpoint, we are living in a dynamic and fast-changing world. Because microorganisms exist naturally in our environment, they will continue to find their way into many of our foods. Given recent improvements in national foodborne illness outbreak surveillance, more illnesses are identified and more outbreaks are reported.


uniPoint Quality control software systems incorporate applications for quality control and assurance to enhance compliance and speed to market.

uniPoint's Quality Control Software System Features:

The benefits of quality assurance and quality control software are many:

  • Centralized, Web-based platform in a quality control system
  • Track any type of document, complete with audit trails and version control
  • Useful for both external and internal audits
  • Automatically routes documents allowing prescribed paths of approval
  • Allow users to electronically approve documents
  • Advanced reporting available

Quality Control Software for ERP

Quality control software helps your company achieve and sustain both quality and compliance while speeding up product development and production. Some of our offerings for quality control and issues related quality management are listed below:

  • Documents
  • NonConformance
  • CAPA
  • Change Control
  • Customer Complaints
  • Training
  • Audit
  • Submissions Gateway
  • Bill-of-Materials (BOM)

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Quality Control Software Systems Help With Compliance And Interdepartmental Communication

Quality control software helps companies streamline essential quality processes and critical documentation. This enables them to achieve compliance with international standards and regulatory bodies, while simultaneously speeding up product development, enhancing their quality control quality assurance, and increasing communication within and between departments.

Efficient quality control systems consist of the following integrated applications:

Document Control

Records control helps improve the quality unit's efficiency and effectiveness by automating task assignment/routing, scheduling, follow-up, tracking, escalation, review, and approval of all documents-based processes. Our quality control system provides a single repository for all documentation, making search and retrieval easy. UniPoint Documents, the core application in the UniPoint quality management suite, integrates all quality processes such as change control, customer complaints, corrective/preventive action, audits, for a closed-loop solution.

Corrective and Preventive Action

The CAPA system interconnects different quality subsystems and tracks incidents that can escalate into a corrective action. It includes a best-practice "8D" process to guide the quality team through every step of CAPA implementation, from identification of the problem through corrective measures. A CAPA form can be launched directly from another form (e.g., nonconformance or deviation report), automatically entering relevant data into the CAPA form, reducing data entry and eliminating errors from manual transfer of information. Through the Internet, customers, vendors, and others outside the company can submit customer complaint or other forms that could lead to CAPA quality control system.

Change Control

Change Control streamlines the entire change control procedure & quality control system for faster turnaround. It offers a best-practice form that incorporates priority level and prompts risk assessment and classification of the change as low, medium, or high. Any high-level change implies great impact on the product and is likely to require regulatory filing. Customizable reports provide real-time status not only of change control tasks; also the entire quality system.

Training Management

Training automates assignment and monitoring of training tasks and grading of online exams. It allows sequencing of training courses, so after a prerequisite course is completed; the next one is automatically launched. It provides group sign-off feature for verifying training of large groups of employees. Training management can be integrated with the rest of the quality control system, so any change to a document or process that warrants new training will automatically invoke training tasks upon approval of the modification.

Nonconformance

Nonconformance is a robust solution designed to automate, manage, and streamline the process & quality control system for identifying, evaluating, reviewing, and handling of nonconforming materials, components, parts, and finished products. The solution's best-practice form and five-step process connect all responsible personnel for efficient and timely disposition of nonconformance items. This solution offers the choice of maintaining a stand-alone nonconformance process for small-scale, localized incidents, or you may connect it to the CAPA process for automatic escalation when the situation warrants it. Training will automatically invoke training tasks upon approval of the change.

Quality Audit Management

Audit automates, streamlines, and effectively manages the audit process. It provides advanced tracking capability, from scheduling and planning to execution and completion. UniPoint offers best-practice forms for tracking necessary audit information and audit findings. uniPoint quality control system automates the scheduling of all recurring audit-related activities and provides advanced analytics and reporting capability, so managers get a real-time view of the audit process.

Customer Complaints

Customer Complaints streamlines the complaint-handling process and reduces the lifecycle from submission to a resolution which enhances the overall quality control system of an enterprise. A simple, three-step process incorporates a pre-configured, multi-page form that starts with the processing of a customer complaint, automatically moving to an internal investigation, and culminating with a resolution of the issue. UniPoint's advanced reporting capabilities increase management oversight and demonstrate appropriate controls to regulatory agencies. UniPoint is web-based so that customers can submit complaints from virtually anywhere.

Forms-Based Processes Automation

Process automation routing, notification, escalation, and approval of any forms-based process for faster turnaround. This solution offers best-practice features that prompt users with selected data to reduce data entry and avoid mistakes common in manual data entry to make an error free quality control system. Forms created in Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint can be converted to PDF as is, so users will see the same form and won't need new training. A company may also improve existing forms or design new ones to suit its needs.

Electronic Submissions

Submissions facilitate electronic delivery of FDA applications (such as IND, NDA, and BLA) by providing control in assembling and tracking necessary documentation. It provides appropriate templates to streamline the dossier creation process. UniPoint can be integrated with leading e- submission applications, connecting approved documents and forms-based content with the dossier assembly process, to accelerate submissions & improve your quality control system.

ERP Integration

Quality Control Software has the unique ability to integrate data from any ODBC-compliant ERP/MRP database into our application. Imagine the opportunity to eliminate redundant data entry — leveraging the data from your existing systems. Integration means simplification and reduced costs with faster returns on investment.

SYSPRO Quality Add-on Modules

uniPoint Quality add-on modules take quality management to a whole new level. Capture your inspection data with mobile functionality, and trigger Non-Conformances from the plant floor. SYSPRO Quality provides all the methodologies, reporting, metrics and trend analysis for a certified quality management system. 

More benefits you might not expect:

  • Supplier Quality - uniPoint offers complete supplier quality management tracking, reporting, and trending.
  • Customer Quality - uniPoint offers complete customer quality management tracking, reporting, and trending.
  • Internal Quality - uniPoint manages all internal quality management events, including scrap and rework reporting, and detailed cost tracking.
  • Cost of Quality - Labor, material and administrative expenses are tracked on every quality record inside uniPoint. Even the cost of your salaried employees can be entered, as each manager works on specific records. With uniPoint, perhaps for the first time, your company will be able to understand instantly the total administrative cost of quality and trending costs over time. All of our analysis reports offer quality frequency, percentages, and costs, so you can assess your quality system's effect on your profitability.
  • To-Do List - The uniPoint To-Do List is the ultimate quality workflow tool. It is both visibility and navigation tool and eliminates the need to view dozens of email reminders every day. All assigned tasks are organized and in one place, ready for immediate review and action.

CONCLUSION:

uniPoint offers built-in quality methodologies, advanced user workflow, and eliminates all your manual forms, log files, spreadsheets, and redundant data entry. Plus we drastically reduce your audit and management review preparation time, saving you hundreds of hours every year! Our executive dashboard offers over 600 built-in Quality Metrics, or Key Performance Indicators (KPI's), allowing our customers to understand the health of their quality system at a glance.

 

With standard integrations already built for SYSPRO ERP systems, uniPoint is the definitive leader in our market space. This means you no longer have to run a standalone and fragmented Quality System. uniPoint, integrated to your ERP data, is a game-changer and your total quality management solution. The only question is: how much will your company save each year in gained efficiencies?

 

For More Information on UniPoint's Quality Control Software Systems

Please contact a representative for additional information on quality control software, QA, and TQM. Our system for quality control offers numerous analytic reports for risk management. Our team can provide you with the particulars on a quality report that may be of specific interest.

 

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