Asking your QMS

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 with your mobile devices.

Asking your QMS: the latest Microsoft technologies make it possible to ask vocal questions to your QMS and get instant responses, for example asking your device for the latest non-conformances you will get an interactive chart as an answer.
Asking your QMS
Taking faster decisions: a digital QMS is a collaborative workspace where everyone can log activities and events. In querying the system, decision makers are autonomous to take faster decisions.

Quality for everyone: a collaborative digital solution will make the QMS participative. Inputs from each single collaborator will be considered in the system increasing employee motivation and decentralizing the QMS.

Spending time on interesting activities: Compared with a traditional system, a digital QMS will reduce time to administrate a heavy paper-based system and reduce risk of errors. Workflows will do the work for you and shorten processes.

Saving costs: A digital QMS will drastically save cost by eradicating the need of paper, reducing administrative tasks like copying information in different files or preparing reports.

Improving quality: unlike silo-based systems, an integrated digital QMS gives the overall picture of interrelated quality processes and drives continuous improvement.

Renewing certificates: a digital QMS will give quality directors precious time to improve processes and renew certificates with no need to worry about administrative tasks.

Developing a preventive attitude: identifying risks will prevent unfortunate events to occur. A transversal risk management module will facilitate anyone to declare risks related with any quality process.

>> Discover now how BPA’s digital QMS will transform your business

 

 

Quality Managers – We Will Change Your Life

Quality Managers – We Will Change Your Life

How looks a typical day in a Quality Manager’s life?

Beside operational quality matters, Quality Managers and their team spend a lot of time to administrate heavy paper systems.

Because of the lack of adequate systems, Quality Managers have to deal with a lot of Excel files, retyping data again and again to have consolidated information on processes. Excel is an individual solution that is not adapted to solve quality matters.

Database systems are common to store quality data, like non-conformances, CAPA and others. Even if databases have several advantages compared to Excel files, they miss user-friendliness and collaborative features. Usually, these databases have been developed internally and become obsolete once developers leave the company.

Plenty of digital Quality Management solutions exist in the market. They will bring several advantages like integrating many modules in one single solution. However most of these solutions are intended to larger organizations, they are expensive with a long time to deployment and often built on non-flexible proprietary technologies. Return on investment with such solutions is unclear.
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Quality Managers, we know your pains and will change your life.

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Office 365 users, stay tuned it’s coming very soon for you too…

Quality Managers

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.

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Like a music director leading his musicians, a Quality Manager needs to have very close relations with all service managers in the organization. The concert will only play in perfect harmony if director and musicians do their part of the job. There needs to be quality orchestration.

Unfortunately, in many organizations, Quality Managers have to play the music alone, with limited support from process managers and poor sponsorship from General Management. Chasing and motivating collaborators that are not fully engaged in the QMS becomes a daily task for Quality Managers.

As a result, Quality Management has turned out to be centralized, less efficient and Quality Managers lack recognition for their work.

The time has come for Quality Managers to be recognized for their work.

>> Discover our SharePoint QMS solution

Office 365 users, stay tuned it’s coming soon for you too…

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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 will drastically increase their competitiveness and efficiency.

Today, customers expect advice from their consultants in order to select the most adapted digital solutions for their needs.
Unique Value Proposal for Quality, Compliance & Risk Consultants

 

Consultants, BPA is aware of this and has developed the most flexible digital QMS system to support your consulting methods, tools, and strategies. You and your clients don’t have to adapt to a rigid system anymore— BPA will adapt to you. As a consultant, you have full control in configuring the QMS for your clients, sharing content and methodologies, proposing added-value services, and getting additional recurring revenues. Our QMS system is accessible anytime and anywhere for you and your clients, even very small companies with less than 20 users.

Here is our promise to your customers. We want to make Quality, Compliance, Risk Managers recognized in their organizations by delivering a collaborative and participative QMS tool, where collaborators will be engaged. We want to reduce Quality Managers’ administration work with a simple and integrated Microsoft-based system. Finally, we want to facilitate the certification process and help your customers develop their businesses.

Consultants, here is our proposal for you. Through your network, you have customers that seek to implement digital Quality Management Systems. We want to make it worth your time if you bring us a lead, a qualified lead or a deal, and propose you high commissions from 5 to 30% in case the deal is closed.

We believe that this is a great proposal that can really create a win situation for all involved.

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

Many factors explain Quality Managers’ life has become harder today.
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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 now frequently audited on many standards to maintain certifications.

Not later than 2018, companies need to transition to the latest ISO 9001:2015 release and this will require additional efforts for Quality Managers to manage risks, opportunities and more.

As a result, quality management systems become more and more complex and heavy to manage. Quality managers spend a lot of time to manually administrate their QMS because no adequate digital solution exist.

But, a new era has come for Quality Managers. Discover our SharePoint QMS Now

Office 365 users, stay tuned, it’s soon available too…

ISO 9001-2015-QMS

2018 Deadline: How a Digital QMS Can Help You to Renew Your ISO Certificate

2018 is the deadline when ISO 9001 certified organizations will need to move to the new ISO 9001:2015 standard.

Meeting the new ISO 9001:2015 requirements will need additional extensive paperwork and Excel spreadsheets. Do you really want to make your actual QMS even more complex to manage?

Why is now the right moment for your organization to move to a digital QMS?

An ISO 9001:2015 compliant digital QMS will ease the transition to the new standard because tools have been specifically developed with quality professionals to match new requirements, such as risk management, opportunity management or SWOT analysis.

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An integrated digital QMS will drastically save time for Quality.  Rather than spending time to administrate heavy paper-based systems and tons of Excel spreadsheets, Quality Managers can focus on value added processes and transition to the new standard. With an integrated QMS, you get the full picture for any quality process and drive continuous improvement.

ISO 9001:2015 brings a new opportunity for your organization to rethink your QMS and make it more efficient.

In moving from a paper-based and standalone system to a digital collaborative QMS you will better interact with collaborators and executives and make your QMS participative. Engaging with collaborators will bring your QMS to the next level.

The 2018 deadline is approaching. Use this great opportunity for your organization to simplify and improve your existing quality management system by moving to a digital integrated and collaborative QMS.

BPA has developed a cost-effective and integrated collaborative QMS based on the latest Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 technologies.

Save time and cost while making your QMS more efficient and compliant with the new ISO 9001 standard.

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SharePoint QMS

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 Office 365 cloud offering. Many new technologies have been lately developed by Microsoft that will accelerate digital transformation, like Microsoft PowerApps and Flow allowing users to access data anytime and anywhere. A new era of collaboration has started and the technology is ready for it.
 

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Microsoft SharePoint is a feature-rich platform, including native and powerful document management, workflow automation, social and chat (Yammer), telephony (Skype), email, mobility, search any many more features. Thanks to the native integration with Microsoft Office tools, SharePoint gives the best user experience.
 
The SharePoint technology allows workspaces on demand creation, and provisioning a new site takes less than a minute. A company can create independent workspaces per business unit, plant or region. The technology is fully scalable and adapted for small to large organizations.
 
SharePoint’s entry cost is very low. It can be deployed on premises or used in the Office 365 cloud. SharePoint Foundation doesn’t require any additional software license if you have a Windows server running.
 
SharePoint brings a powerful foundation for your QMS initiatives. However, Microsoft SharePoint is not a QMS software.
 
BPA has developed an all-in-one and ready-for-use QMS solution built on Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 technologies. 30+ components have been developed to drastically improve user experience, user interface and user productivity when using SharePoint.
 
ready-for-use QMS solution built on Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 technologies

 
Using BPA on the top of SharePoint will avoid any costly and time-consuming SharePoint development, and our components solve challenges met by developers again and again.
 
BPA aligns with IT strategies to reduce the number of technologies deployed and cost. Compared to risky proprietary technologies, BPA is built on a no-risk and standard technology. This considerably lowers the risk of software obsolescence.
 
Maximize your return of investment with our cost-effective QMS solution.
 
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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 a unique solution supporting all needed collaborative technologies for improving your processes, like task, email, calendar, picture and document management. As a result, you get the full picture for any quality record.

For example, you can add an Outlook email as a non-conformance including attachments. Pictures can be added to describe the problem. Emails and documents will be managed and traced in the system. Tasks and meetings will be tracked in the tool and synchronized with Outlook.
Introducing BPA Quality 2017

Let your BPA QMS distribute tasks automatically and plan the work for each concerned end user.
Automatic tasks with email notifications are sent to the concerned persons to qualify, investigate, define an action plan and verify effectiveness of related actions. This will drastically save time and cost.

BPA Quality 2017 includes prebuilt Nintex workflows for non-conformance and compliance document approval processes. In 2014, Forrester Research conducted a study “The Total Economic Impact™ of the Nintex Workflow Platform” and interviewed many organizations. Benefits of automating processes with SharePoint were clearly demonstrated. 3-year results are the following:

  • ROI : 176%
  • Payback: 10,5 month
  • Productivity increase per user: 8-15%

BPA Quality 2017 will save you time and money while improving efficiency for every compliance processes.

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BPA Solutions Welcomes Two New Sales Channel Managers

BPA Solutions Welcomes Two New Sales Channel Managers

We are pleased to welcome our 2 new Channel Sales Managers, joining our Swiss and US offices.

Mr. Forrest Partovi has recently joined the BPA Solutions’ team in Switzerland. Forrest will be responsible to support existing partners and develop the channel business in Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia. As a seasoned professional with many years of international experience, Forrest’s career path started off as off a developer, subsequently “moving” up into sales and business development, supporting both direct and indirect channels. Forrest has been exposed to a multitude of different verticals, spanning large multinationals to smaller companies, in international and local settings. He has worked for both large companies (such as Microsoft) and smaller ones, and his language skills go a long way in building bridges with international customers. His first name has become well known after the movie “Forrest Gump” first aired back in time.

Mr. John Pyktel has recently joined our US office. John’s main responsibilities will be to develop business in North America and Oceania. John brings many years of experience to BPA, most recently he’s been the education sector working with resellers and end-users delivering technology to the school districts, colleges, and universities. He has teamed up with resellers to assist them in their growth and continued success by implementing the tools of his trade. John’s technology experience goes back to when he used to be hunched over a workbench putting computers together before delivering them to the customer. John’s philosophy is simple, and that is to “Take care of the customer”…and not only the customer, John also took care of fishes that day in Mexico when he couldn’t catch any fish and ended up catching two pelicans (that were released of course).

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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 North America.

“North America is a rapidly growing market for BPA Solutions. Establishing a business presence in the U.S. will allow us to better serve our customers and partners in this strategic market for BPA”, said Dr. Boris Lutz, CEO and Founder at BPA Solutions.

BPA’s co-founder and COO, Mrs. Belinda Schöni, will manage and develop BPA Solutions USA LLC out of the Seattle office. She can already count on strong support of a new Channel Sales Manager, Mr. John Pyktel.

“I am excited to run BPA Solutions USA LLC as CEO and build for our partners and customers a local quality service team. BPA’s commitment to the North American market is needed to strengthen the bonds and support our ambitious business expansion”, said Mrs. Belinda Schöni, Co-Founder and CEO BPA Solutions USA LLC.

Contact details:

BPA Solutions USA LLC

1601 5th AVE, Suite 1100, Seattle, WA 98101, US.

Phone: +1-888-556-9262

E-mail: sales@bpa-solutions.net

Web: http://BPA.Solutions