What is a QMS?
A Quality Management System QMS is a software system used by many organizations to manage the quality of their product or services. In the pharmaceutical industry, a QMS is used to manage patient safety, product quality and data integrity. A QMS coordinates an organisations activity to facilitate continuous improvement.
A QMS will utilise a suite of policies, procedures and workflows to adequately control the use of quality functions within an organisation.
A Quality Management System QMS allows an organisation to move towards a paperless operation by controlling quality documentation electronically including signatures. An QMS can manage documents, training, quality events, change, risk and audit internally within the system reducing the requirement for a paper-based system which reduces the risk of quality and data integrity issues. For a full list of EQMS capabilities please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benefits of using an QMS include:
1) Helps to meet customer requirements which builds trust in your business.
2) Helps your organisation reach its requirements such as compliance and customer satisfaction.
3) Clearly defined, controlled and secure workflows to manage incumbent processes.
4) Full audit trail to track all system changes.
5) Reduces waste.
6) Increases efficiency.
7) Excellent reporting ability.
Many QMS providers support a modular approach to implementation, which means you can deploy only those modules which are required by your organisation.
How to select an QMS solution
When selecting an QMS solution, Pharmaceutical and Biotech organizations should consider their current and future needs, review QMS capabilities, trends and challenges, and also understand the various EMQS solution options whilst weighing potential benefits against their operational objectives.