5 Ways Cloud-Based QMS Software Can Help with Task Management

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Dec 08, 2017 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

If you’ve watched the hit satire Portlandia, you might remember a sketch where Fred Armisen is frantically switching back and forth between reading funny blogs, answering text messages, checking email and updating his Netflix queue.

His friend, Carrie Brownstein, tries to help him overcome this endless hamster wheel of distractions. Suddenly, they’re speaking telepathically via “Mind-Fi,” which she says is like WiFi for thoughts and will let Fred put down his devices (until an ad interrupts them and makes his brain melt down).

Quality managers often have similar problems, jumping from one system to another, sifting through spreadsheets and checking off audit questions until they can barely see their larger quality goals.

With that in mind, let’s look at 5 ways cloud-based Quality Management System (QMS) software can help streamline your work through more efficient task management.

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4 Risk Management Gaps and Opportunities [Infographic]

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Dec 07, 2017 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

To achieve operational excellence, you need a comprehensive, forward-thinking approach to managing safety and quality risks.

This infographic identifies 4 of the most common risk management gaps and shows you how solutions like quality management software can help mitigate these risks.

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Ask a 70s Pop Deejay Anything About Quality Management

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Dec 05, 2017 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

If you’re a fan of the satirical news site, The Onion, you might be familiar with the advice columns with titles like “Ask a Bee,” “Ask a Close Personal Friend of Teri Garr,” and “Ask a High-School Student Who Didn’t Do the Required Reading.”

What makes them funny is that the responses have less to do with readers’ inquiries, and more with the columnists’ own issues (like a rambling, off-topic attempt at fudging the plot of Animal Farm).

In a similar vein, today’s post is a fun take on what a 1970s pop deejay would have to say about common quality management questions and concerns.

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How to Turn Challenges into Opportunities with a Quality Management System (QMS)

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Nov 17, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

Everyone faces challenges, personally and with their businesses. People say the true mark of character is how you respond to challenges, and that goes for your business too.

When faced with challenges you have two options: become a victim of circumstance or use the tools around you to turn them into an opportunity. With a Quality Management System (QMS), you can easily turn many operational challenges into opportunities for success.

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A Dog’s Guide to Quality Management Software

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Nov 14, 2017 / by Rachel Beavins Tracy

Gone are the days when most dogs were relegated to a lonely backyard existence, when a pup might never set foot in the house (let alone take up more than their fair share of the bed). Nowadays, the most fortunate dogs are pampered with such delights as a dog massage, specialty bakeries and webcam-equipped pet hotels.

Today, we’re looking at quality management software from a dog’s perspective, focusing on things your dog wishes you knew about employee training, supplier management, corrective action and more.

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The Bare Necessities of Quality Management Software: 5 Lessons from the Jungle Book

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Nov 10, 2017 / by Emily Ysaguirre

There are many life lessons taught in The Jungle Book. Some of my favorite quotes from the book that can be applied to Quality Management Software are:

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The Samurai Approach to Quality Management

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Nov 02, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

Samurai warriors are symbols of discipline and nobility. But they didn’t just get there overnight—they dedicated their lives to training and learning.

Two main ideas that Samurais reflect are training hard and preparing for the worst. That way, they are calm, cool and collected when attacked and can rely on their strong skillset to help them succeed.

Your quality management approach shouldn’t be all that different. Preparing like a Samurai could help your organization better handle the battle of adverse quality events.

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Costume Ideas for Your Quality Themed Halloween Party

[fa icon="calendar'] Tue, Oct 31, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

Scrambling to find a last-minute costume for your quality themed Halloween party? Don’t worry, we’ve got a few ideas for you.

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New Video: A Quality Management Platform for Businesses of Every Size

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Sep 20, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

Humans are a progressive species, always looking to innovate and move forward. But with progress comes change, and change brings new risks.

That’s where EtQ comes in. For over 25 years, we’ve been the constant support businesses need to move forward. We’re with you every step of the way, growing and scaling as your business adapts in a fast-paced environment.

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10 Ways to Automate Your Business with Quality Management Software

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Sep 01, 2017 / by Alexa Sussman

These days, it’s not enough to just survive in the business world—you need to thrive. There’s so much competition across all sectors that it’s no longer enough to just be enough. To really succeed, you need to excel standard business practices to achieve something greater. We call that “operational excellence.”

The challenge facing businesses is figuring out how to achieve operational excellence when so much of your time is devoted to handling everyday operations. But there’s a simple solution.

Automating basic tasks with quality management software frees up time and resources, putting everyday tasks in the hands of automation and putting operational excellence within reach. So, what steps can you take to quickly take your business to the next level? We have some ideas.

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