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How Digital Quality Will Transform Your Business

Digital transformation has not equally reached all company services. HR and CRM processes are digitalized since years. In the contrary, QM processes are usually Excel and paper-based. 365 daily quality: thanks to the latest Microsoft technologies, it’s now possible to access your QMS system anytime and anywhere, geolocate incidents, take pictures, videos or voice messages […]

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Quality Managers – The Time Has Come to be Recognized for Your Work

Quality Management used to be an inessential responsibility plotted in the organization chart of many companies I was helping to get certified. It’s like there was no clear position in the organization chart for Quality Management. Even today, the Quality Management function is not always fully recognized. Like a music director leading his musicians, a […]

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Unique Value Proposal for Quality, Compliance & Risk Consultants

If you have extensive consulting experience and network contacts within the Quality Management sector, and if you have access to decision makers and influencers, then this proposal is for you. Performing sales organizations don’t work with spreadsheets anymore, but with powerful CRM systems. In the quality management domain, companies that run a digital QMS system […]

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Breaking News – A New Era Has Come for Quality Managers…

Many factors explain Quality Managers’ life has become harder today. We live in a more and more regulated world, which means Quality Managers are not only responsible for Quality Management anymore but also health, security & environment management. More and more regulations and quality standards have been created the last decades and Quality Managers are […]

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Why SharePoint Is the Right Foundation for Your QMS

SharePoint 2016 is the sixth generation of the worldwide number 1 collaborative technology developed by Microsoft. With millions of users and more than a billion of revenues, the Microsoft SharePoint technology has reached maturity. The SharePoint ecosystem includes thousands of developers, partners and third party tools.   SharePoint has become a central piece in Microsoft’s […]

Introducing BPA Quality 2017

Introducing BPA Quality 2017

BPA Quality 2017 is the next generation of software for quality, risk, compliance management and internal control built on the #1 Microsoft SharePoint technology. Don’t spend time retyping data in heterogeneous Excel files and systems. With BPA you can replace Excel/Office files & databases with one single integrated solution, drastically saving administration cost. BPA is […]

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BPA Solutions Opens a New US Office in Seattle, WA

Last June 2016, BPA Solutions SA has opened a new US office in Seattle, Washington. BPA Solutions is a leading Swiss-headquartered software editor, developing SharePoint and Office 365 solutions for quality, compliance and risk management. The new US entity has been created to better support actual BPA’s customers and partners and develop new business in […]

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Moving Beyond Excel Spreadsheets – What are The Real Benefits of a Digital Collaborative QMS?

In this article we will highlight benefits of digital collaborative QMS for a typical problem solving process. How does a typical problem solving process look like for most organizations? Considering the 8D methodology we have following steps for a typical problem solving process: What are typical risks for this process? An Excel spreadsheet is certainly […]

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CFR 21 Part 11 Compliance & Electronic Signature

Title 21 CFR Part 11 is the part of Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations that establishes the United States FDA regulations on electronic records and electronic signatures. Part 11 defines the criteria under which electronic records and electronic signatures are considered trustworthy, reliable, and equivalent to paper records. In this article we […]

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Risk Based Thinking

Risk based thinking is a big change in the new ISO 9001:2015 standard. Risk management is a proactive way to take action prior unfortunate events happen. Where should you start? How can you detect risks and hazards in your organization? After having determined the context of the organization, like stakeholder expectations, competitive analysis… you have […]

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Root Cause Analysis

The root cause analysis is a crucial step in typical problem solving processes. BPA helps you to deploy a workflow-driven collaborative problem solving process based on 8D, DMAIC or any other methodology. For a typical problem solving process, like nonconformity handling, the main workflow steps are nonconformity data qualification, root cause investigation, action plan definition […]

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Organizational Roles, Responsibilities, Collaborator Skills & Training, Knowledge Management

The leadership section of ISO 9001:2015 describes that roles and responsibilities must be assigned, communicated and understood. The organization chart makes it easy for end users to understand the organization functions with their responsibilities. By drilling down the organization chart, end users can view the related sub processes a process owner is responsible for and […]

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Six Sigma Project Management

Six sigma has its roots in statistical process control. When a process operates at the six sigma level, the resulting products and services are 99.9997% defect free. As an example for drug prescriptions, improving the process capability from 3.8 sigma (99% good) to six sigma (99.9997% good) would reduce wrong drug prescriptions from 200,000/year to […]

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Context of the Organization

This section of ISO 9001:2015 is for your organization to have a clear scope of the environment it engages in and direct + indirect customers that it serves. BPA provides a SWOT analysis tool to assess the influencers that come from both external sources (Opportunities and Threats) and internal sources (Strengths and Weaknesses). The competitive […]

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Change Management

Planning of changes refers to those changes that are part of everyday business, new programs, changing financial structures, end-of-life of a product and obsolescence of an equipment. All of these changes can affect the QMS. With BPA, each change request is considered as a project with timing, cost and impacts on the QMS. Impacted QMS […]

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Process Approach

ISO 9001:2015 utilizes a process approach in the implementation and auditing of a QMS. A process has five distinct characteristics: Inputs Outputs Use Transformation Measurability Ownership In this last revision, the process approach was enhanced with the consideration of the PDCA cycle and risk-based thinking. Therefore, having a process approach helps with multiple standards, like […]

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Deploying Your ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Software

BPA Solutions has developed a flexible and cost effective quality management software to help you to deploy ISO 9001:2015 in your organization. Process Approach Achieve continuous improvement with a collaborative PDCA tool Navigate your QMS easily from a graphical core process map Select your key processes among 50+ described processes Be compliant with any QHSE […]

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Select The Best Quality Management Software For Your Company

What are important criteria to select the best quality management software for your company?   Quality managers are used to work with tons of Excel files, heterogeneous systems, time-consuming reports and a lot of paper-based documents.     Our comparison table will help you to select the best quality management software for your dedicated needs, […]

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US Trade Adjustment Assistance Program to Get Funds For Your QMS/CRM Project – Do you qualify?

Article by Boris Lutz, CEO of BPA Solutions, March 2016   BPA Solutions would like to call your attention to a relatively unknown US federal program that can provide funding for US based organizations from all industry sectors, who have experienced a recent decline of minimum 5% in sales and employment as a result of […]

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BPA Quality ISO 9001:2015

The need to comply with customer’s demands and regulations is increasingly challenging for managers and executives. Complex risk(s) and quality management obligations must be observed (and or monitored) on a daily basis down to the affiliate levels. Noncompliance can hurt any organization’s bottom line, market position and corporate image. The latest edition of the ISO […]

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Business Solutions for any Service & Function

With BPA Solution Builder, power users can build professional no-code solutions for any service/function in a few hours or days, like contract, asset, human resource, stakeholder, project, meeting or internal control management. With BPA, you can replace spreadsheets and databases with powerful collaborative solutions and stay aligned with IT strategies to harmonize technologies and reduce […]

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Fall 2015 Release Brings Fantastic New Features

Fantastic new features have been developed to match managers needs in the different lines of business like quality, compliance, risk, finance, sales, IT. As you know SharePoint is not very good at managing recurring events. The way companies work is different than what is proposed with SharePoint. BPA has develop an inline calendar which allows […]

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Drive Compliance for Each Affiliate, Subsidiary or Client

This is an example of a professional solution built using our components with no development needed. This use case scenario applies for the following scenarios: A group of company wants to ensure compliance for each affiliate (e.g. group of pharmacies) A company holding wants to ensure compliance for each subsidiary or location A consulting/regulatory office […]

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BE Systems enters partnership with BPA Solutions

B E Systems a local business systems provider has announced that it has entered into a partnership to provide the world leading BPA Solutions platform for organisations using SharePoint and Office 365 platforms. BPA Solutions is a global technology company and proven software leader. Since 2001, BPA has been creating a single platform to reduce […]

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Integrated e-Government Solution – Citizen Service Center

Together with 2 technology partners, we have developed an integrated citizen service center solution, named ProximCity. ProximCity is the next generation e-Government solution embedding configurable mobile solutions, a self-service portal for citizens and a back-office solution for public administrations. Rich mobile apps are available to citizens for online administrative procedures, incident reporting with geolocation and […]

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BPA Solutions enters strategic partnership with Connected Systems

Connected Systems, a Perth-based technology-consulting company and a Microsoft Gold Partner, today announced its partnership with BPA Solutions, a leading worldwide provider of business applications and solutions for Microsoft SharePoint. This makes Connected Systems the first Australian organisation to enter into a partnership with BPA Solutions. We are excited about this collaboration and glad that […]

Free 30-day POC – Time-limited Offer

Developing with SharePoint is complex, costly and time-consuming. Since 2001, BPA has developed 30+ web parts and components to meet common challenges faced by developers and consultants. With BPA web parts, you will drastically improve the SharePoint user interface and user experience. This is a time-limited offer to experience how BPA will transform your existing […]

Making your SharePoint Experience Unique

Make your existing SharePoint sites attractive. Transform your existing sites into professional business solutions in a few hours. Replace your spreadsheets with collaborative solutions. BPA will make your SharePoint experience unique. Stunning User Interface With BPA Navigation, Data Viewer and Tabs, you have a clean and beautiful SharePoint user interface. Optimize space by displaying data, […]

Quality Management Software for Oil and Gas

Aristotle’s Alexander delivers ROI to clients through product and service excellence. We solve business challenges and empower customers to achieve their goals through innovation, disruptive software solutions and process improvement. Since 2008, Aristotle’s Alexander has focused on providing the Oil and Gas industry with value added consulting and technology solutions. With the introduction of Iliad, […]

Making valuable profits in considering risks

Introduction to risk management Risk management is not an exact science. Risks can’t be measured but they can be assessed; that may be one reason why companies drag their feet when it comes to implementing a risk management system. But that’s not a sound long-term strategy. Considering risks in daily business can save money and […]

BPA 2015 Mobile Solutions – Take Your Enterprise on the Road

BPA 2015 mobile solutions will make your SharePoint experience unique and give your enterprise the mobility you need to stay competitive. We’ve designed our apps to make SharePoint your daily business tool by tracking relations, displaying contextual data with user-friendly ergonomics and keeping screens flexible and intuitive for end users. Access any SharePoint or Microsoft […]

Quality Management Software (QMS) – BPA Quality & Risk 2015

The new BPA Quality 2015 is an integrated Quality Management System (QMS) software for Quality + Risk management built on Microsoft Office and SharePoint technologies. This third generation QMS was developed with Quality professionals to be compatible with the new 2015 revision of ISO 9000 standards which include risk management. Your dedicated home page will […]

Synesis Renews BPA Solutions Partnership

  Greenville, SC – November 24, 2014 – Synesis International, Inc. (Synesis) recently renewed their long-standing, valued partnership with BPA Solutions. We are excited to continue our partnership with BPA Solutions and share their newest SharePoint offerings with our clients BPA Solutions is a leading global provider of innovative business software solutions based on Microsoft […]

BPA CRM 2015 – Project Management & CRM for Microsoft Office Technologies

BPA CRM 2015 is a SharePoint-based integrated solution for CRM + Project management directed to end users and designed to be configured by Line of Business managers. Tremendous enhancements have been done to improve the user’s experience within the system and to give managers the tools they need to perform, measure and improve processes. From […]

ICM Developed a Competitive Market & Technology Intelligence System Based on BPA

ICM International is a leading independent European professional services network. Among its specialized services, ICM provides integrated market and technology competitive intelligence. To be successful, companies need real time and focused information about their competitive environment. This is why ICM has developed a structured and integrated competitive intelligence platform, grouping market, competitor, technology, and intellectual […]

Deploy a Professional Lead Nurturing Solution

This is an example of a professional lead nurturing solution built using our components with no development needed. At BPA, we defined nine formatted HTML email templates to nurture our inbound leads. These emails contain static text and images plus dynamic content based on the product the visitor selected when submitting a trial form on […]

Silverside Strengthens Partnership with BPA

Silverside wants to inspire people and motivate them to reach their full potential. If employees have passion for their work and enjoy the collaborative process, productivity will naturally follow. BPA’s goal: increase end user adoption of collaboration platforms with our 3G methodology for SharePoint and IBM Connections. As part of our “buy and extend” software […]

30+ Integrated SharePoint Web Parts Designed to Improve the User Experience

We have designed our SharePoint web parts and solutions to answer the business need that technology is a way to achieve results and that the user experience is the final objective. Our solutions are built to support business best practices and empower business managers with a flexible and scalable tool to manage the solutions that […]

3 Reasons Why CRM Built On SharePoint Maximizes ROI

Limited resources and a demand for double-digit return on investment (ROI) require managers to define projects that can leverage multiple technologies to achieve compounded results. In its “Technology Trends 2014” survey, Computer Economics identified CRM systems as the most low-risk/high-reward technology trend, based on cost predictability and ROI. The ROI of a CRM implementation can […]

Tips from Townsend: Using the BPA Community Site

The BPA Community site is your one stop for everything related to your BPA Application. It provides you with Get Started instructions, documentation, training, downloads, FAQs and support. This blog post will walk you through the six major parts of the Community site and its resources. Your first step is to register an account with […]

Case Study: SharePoint CRM by BPA brings City of Lausanne 96% of Email Responses on Time

The City of Lausanne, one of the largest cities in Switzerland, has more than 4,500 collaborators spread out over seven service areas and 42 services. Project Goal: Every day, the City’s industrial services area receives hundreds of communications (letters, email, and fax) that need to be answered on time. The aim of Project GECO (Mail […]

Three Reasons Why CRM Has the Best ROI of Any Technology Investment

In its “Technology Trends 2014” survey, Computer Economics identified CRM systems as the most low-risk/high-reward technology trend, based on cost predictability and return on investment (ROI). What factors make CRM technology such a sound investment across the board? Taking advantage of the cloud. An article on the survey by Redmond Channel Partner says that the […]

Why Empathy Matters to Your Bottom Line, and How CRM Can Close the Gap

Why is empathy valued more highly today when it comes to CRM? Here’s a clue from the Temkin Group’s 2014 Experience Ratings report: companies across the board struggle with their customer’s emotional experience. Across 19 industries studied, scores for emotional experience lagged behind the functionality or accessibility customer experience scores. The highest-rated companies have a […]

BPA Solutions Nominated for Best SharePoint App in the 2014 European SharePoint Community Awards

BPA Solutions is in exclusive company. The prestigious 2014 European SharePoint Community Awards have nominated BPA CRM 365 for Best SharePoint App of 2014. We take pride in seeing our hard work recognized by the European SharePoint Community: top Microsoft SharePoint business decision makers, thought leaders, IT professionals, developers, and end users. Award winners will […]

Tips From Townsend: BPA Web Connector Tool

Did you know that you can collect information via forms on your public website, and then submit that data into your SharePoint site?  The BPA Web Connector provides an easy-to-configure tool to do this.  No complicated coding.  No advanced connection strings.  Just design your form and copy and paste the resulting code into your website […]

Tips From Townsend: BPA Reminder Tool

There’s no way to remember to touch base with every client, every week. Right? Wrong! BPA’s CRM solution includes a custom tool that allows you to make sure you reach out to every prospect, every client, at the right interval. Introducing the BPA Reminder Tool, our secret weapon to build better relationships. This intuitive, wizard-like […]

BPA is part of Microsoft Business-Critical SharePoint Program

BPA Solutions has been selected by the Microsoft Corporation as a member of the Business-Critical SharePoint (BCSP) partner program based on the depth of their SharePoint and Line-of-Business (LOB) system expertise. BCSP includes top solution and service providers worldwide who focus on advanced SharePoint scenarios including LOB Connectivity and Enterprise Search to drive adoption, productivity, […]

BPA Solutions get Investment Funds from Debiopharm Investment

Yverdon, Switzerland, December 1, 2013 – BPA Solutions SA (BPA), headquartered at Swiss Technopole Yverdon, Switzerland, today announced it has raised development funds from Debiopharm Investment. BPA is a global leading provider of innovative business software solutions based on Microsoft (MS) SharePoint technologies with 800+ customers and 50+ partners worldwide. Profitable since inception, BPA delivers […]

Announcing BPA Quality 2013 – Quality Management for SharePoint 2013

BPA Quality for SharePoint 2013 is a new generation solution adding relationship management to quality processes to achieve better business results. It is the most technologically advanced quality management solution for SharePoint with over 30 configurable commercial grade web parts – not just a simple site template. Image 1: Non-Conformance detail page with related CAPA […]

Experience the Next Generation CRM Solution for SharePoint 2013

This recorded webinar session presents BPA’s new release of its award winning CRM solution for Microsoft SharePoint 2013. Leverage your existing infrastructure and deploy an enterprise-class CRM running on the most powerful collaboration platform ever. Amazing new features and a new user experience will enable your organization to more efficient and productive.

Learn why we make SharePoint the best CRM

SharePoint is everywhere Microsoft says that SharePoint is their most successful server product ever with 36.5 million in user license sales reported, between the years 2006-2011; and an estimated 2 billion in total sales reported as of 2013. 60% of U.S. companies have a SharePoint environment deployed somewhere within their organization, and 78%+ of all […]

BPA xRM platform for public sector and government

“This SharePoint xRM template has helped to streamline our communication within the department as well as with outside entities such as the Governor’s Office or Legislature.” Vaughn Hammond – State of Alaska – US Do you want to ensure accessibility and transparency of information, reduce workloads, improve data quality and stakeholder satisfaction…?

Government Agency FERA implements CRM

The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) is an Executive Agency of the UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with an income of around £68m of which 20% is from commercial companies. Located in York in the UK, it works with a broad range of public and private sector customers including Government […]

BPA CRM wins SharePoint Award 2013

BPA CRM 2013 was selected Best SharePoint 2013 App Finalist at the European SharePoint Community Awards 2013. One year ago, BPA was selected as the sole non-American player in the Office-SharePoint 15 Technology Adoption Program (TAP) by Microsoft. Our project was very challenging for both BPA and Microsoft. The idea was to develop a CRM […]

Fusion Consulting Group – New BPA Partner

BPA North American Channel Program Builds on Momentum from Microsoft SPC12 SharePointXperts, a Microsoft SharePoint technology solution provider, today introduced the addition of Fusion Consulting Group of South Carolina to the BPA North American Partner (NAP) program. The NAP program offers an array of resources to authorized partners including sales and technical support from highly […]

SharePointXperts – New BPA Partner

Firm leverages SharePoint industry veterans to spearhead marketing and channel development. BPA Solutions, an innovative developer of business applications for the Microsoft SharePoint platform, today announced the appointment of SharePointXperts to lead sales, partner recruiting and market development strategy throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. “The North American market will play a key role […]