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ETQ Reliance is great for quality systems in which different levels of personnel are accessing common documents. The user interface and basic functionality is very intuitive, and thus easy to navigate for both novice and experienced technical users. It is also great at organizing tasks and maintaining document attributes. Overall, great for the purposes of an audit. For more advanced users, it may be limited in functionality. Data analytics and related visualization is more easily done after exporting data and manipulating in third-party software programs.
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MetricStream is well suited for when you need to pull a report into Excel for further analysis. It is not good for when information needs to be entered as this is all done manually by analysts and managers. If we can implement a way to take parts of uploaded documents and have the system automatically enter the information in the designated fields in MetricStream, it would cut out lots of manual work for our department.
Read full review Pros Document control: love the workflow process. On hold non-conformance Management: easy to pull up new and old information seamlessly and link it to meetings. Meetings: allows us to have great traceability of meeting minutes with attached information—auditors love it! Safety reporting: workflow makes it seamless to send from one person to the next while tracking each part of the process. Read full review Read full review Cons New EtQ Reliance (Version 2019 and above) have restrictions on customization. Which made it difficult to migrate. Better mobile platform Better Data visualization Read full review Speed/efficiency. Missing functionality: Uploading documents (Excel sheets) into MetricStream and being able to pull information from that form into the program. Improve number of outages and time that it is out for. Read full review Support Rating
At the basic support level, you get adequate support, but you are likely to be passed around from one tech support rep to another even on the same problem. Some of the support staff are both technically strong and have good interpersonal communication skills, others less so for the latter. Recently it seems that ETQ wants to monetize more of their support services both in multi-level support as well as in seeming to move some services from included in annual support to a fee basis (for on-premise deployment).
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Prior to ETQ we were using spreadsheets and shared drives and the ability to pull information was challenging. It was a very manual process done by many people. Now, it is somewhat manually input by one or two people and the retrieval of information can be done by anyone anywhere with ease.
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Archer is more risk-management-friendly in that it has a better interface and more room to conduct risk-related tasks and pull reports.
Read full review Return on Investment Has saved a lot of time in preparing for audits. In an organization with multiple franchises, the cost savings from reduced man-hours is well in the $500K+ per year range. Cloud capability has saved on document storage and hardware costs. The cost of storing online is low and has saved up to $100K per year in hardware and data maintenance costs. Reduced need for third-party document control applications. ETQ Reliance has eliminated the need for other software applications to support quality document maintenance. Read full review It keeps records of all of our vendors and the corresponding documents. Other departments can access information on vendors. Read full review ScreenShots