Quality Management Software

Quality Management Software Overview

Quality management software (QMS) automates and streamlines quality control throughout the product development life cycle according to standard operating procedures. QMS gives users the ability to define the policies, procedures, and protocols to ensure that their products align with regulatory specifications and industry expectations. QMS can also generate compliance reports, automate or schedule inspections, and track and control defects.

QMS can contribute to quality control by enforcing compliance, detecting and addressing defects, and analyzing product performance and specifications at all development stages. Because of this, QMS reduces the amount of labor needed for dedicated quality assurance, bug hunting, testing, and design tasks. In addition to improving quality, QMS reduces service and product delivery times, which in turn increases customer satisfaction.

In many ways, QMS software is similar to governance, risk & compliance (GRC) platforms. Both categories are designed to align products with quality control and regulation compliance. However, QMS is more proactive, aimed primarily at preventing or detecting quality issues before they occur. GRC platforms are designed to more broadly help organizations manage overall risk and conform to compliance requirements.

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Arena PLM and QMS

Arena PLM and QMS

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Arena, a PTC business, helps companies to design, produce, and deliver innovative products quickly with a unified cloud-based PLM and QMS platform. Arena understands modern product companies rely on distributed teams and global supply chains to develop products, ensure regulatory…

Sauce Labs

Sauce Labs is a cloud-based platform for automated testing of desktop and mobile applications. It is designed to be instantly scalable, since it is optimized for continuous integration workflows. (The vendor says that when tests are automated and run in parallel on multiple virtual…

Micro Focus ALM / Quality Center

Micro Focus offers the former HPE application lifecycle management and quality assurance suite, Application Lifecycle Management / Quality Center (or ALM/QC).

Greenlight Guru

Greenlight Guru

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Greenlight Guru is a quality management platform designed specifically for medical device companies. The platform is designed to help companies get safer products to market faster, simplify FDA and ISO regulatory compliance, and provide a single source of truth by connecting the…

Donesafe

Donesafe is Health, Safety and Environment software that connects a management system from workers in the field to the management team in the boardroom, Donesafe was acquired by Health & Safety Institute (HSI) in February 2020.

DELMIAWorks (formerly IQMS)

DELMIAWorks (formerly EnterpriseIQ) is an industry specific ERP from IQMS, now a Dassault Systemes brand, developed for manufacturers in the aerospace, assembly, automotive, food, general manufacturing, medical devices, plastics, rubber, metal fabrication, packaging, stamping, and…

Key Features

  • Inventory tracking (7)
    80%
    8.0
  • Manufacturing module (7)
    80%
    8.0
  • Role-based user permissions (6)
    80%
    8.0
Qualio

Qualio is an all-in-one quality management platform helping companies maintain compliance, managed documents, audits, suppliers and complaints in one place.

ProShop ERP

ProShop ERP is presented as a comprehensive web-based and 100% paperless shop management system for small to medium manufacturing companies. The vendor states it's built to manage complex manufacturing environments, a system to give users insight into every detail of a manufacturing…

Key Features

  • Role-based user permissions (5)
    92%
    9.2
  • Standard reports (5)
    82%
    8.2
  • Dashboards (5)
    78%
    7.8
ETQ Reliance QMS

ETQ headquartered in Burlington offers the ETQ Reliance Platform, a quality management solution designed to meet a business' unique quality needs and risks with an automated best practice-driven software solution.

Intelex

Intelex’s Environment, Health, Safety and Quality (EHSQ) applications are used to effectively manage all aspects of an organization’s quality program, as well as track safety data, and manage sustainability. It is designed to help manage, track and report quality-related metrics…

Intellect

Intellect provides a flexible enterprise Quality Management Software (eQMS) solution and platform designed to meet any FDA and ISO compliance requirements, as well as digital transformation goals. Built on the Intellect Compliance Platform, Intellect's no-code platform, Intellect…

TrackWise

Sparta Systems headquartered in Hamilton offers TrackWise, a quality management system designed to allow the user to leverage existing investment to quickly implement a cost-effective quality management system. Also, TrackWise Digital helps users to track and manage internal, third-…

Polarion ALM

Polarion ALM is an application requirement management software platform now owned and supported by Siemens since the 2015 acquisition. It is available on the cloud (Polarion X) and on-premise. Polarion connect teams and projects to improve application development processes with a…

Web QMS Software by Mireaux

Web QMS is a cloud-based, all-encompassing management system software that helps organizations achieve, maintain and improve their ISO or API certifications; giving employees full access and visibility to their quality, environmental, occupational health & safety, or information…

Q-Pulse QMS

Ideagen provides a suite of quality management tools and applications, via Q-Pulse QMS.

Odoo Manufacturing

The Odoo Suite of Manufacturing Apps allows users to automate manufacturing processes.Odoo’s database offers a fully integrated solution to MRP, Quality, Maintenance, and PLM. Odoo MRP allows multi-level BoM tracking, which ties in with the user's whole inventory and product catalog.…

Opkey (now with pCloudy)

Opkey (now with pCloudy) is a mobile app testing platform for performing manual as well as automated testing on more than 5,000 device-browser combinations hosted on the cloud. It provides hosts of other services like bot testing and in-field user experience testing. Opkey provides…

MasterControl Quality Excellence

The MasterControl Quality Excellence suite bundles a number of products supporting work quality and compliance including training and exams, incidents and corrective actions (CA), documents and change, and other modules.

isoTracker

isoTracker from Lennox Hill is a cloud-based quality management platform. It is structured on a modular basis with document control, complaints management, audit management, training and CAPA.

CQRM XD

Xybion’s CQRM XD is a Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) & Quality Management System (QMS). Purpose-built with embedded quality and compliance, this enterprise risk management software platform aims to ensure compliance, risk and quality in complex and highly-regulated…

NiftyISO

A cloud-based app for ISO Auditors for client company audit as well as internal audit. Audits can be saved in multiple sessions and hence give the flexibility to complete audit over a period of time without losing any data. Schedule, publish & manage complete audit activities…

NICE Quality Central

NICE provides quality management software, via the NICE Quality Central platform, providing oversight of call center operations, including all interactions and transactions across all channels (e.g. voice, email, chat, etc.).

ATS Inspect

ATS Inspect is a software solution for product quality inspections that's used by manufacturing enterprises of every size the world over. The vendor promises the following benefits: Improve Right First Time: Product quality issues are highlighted quickly and fed back to the source…

Nifty5S

5S is one of the most important lean implementation tools. The Nifty5s app simplifies the process of 5s audits with a check list for each 'S': Sorting, Straightening, Systematic Cleaning, Standardizing, Sustaining. Start using 5sAudit on mobile, tablet or web. Mobile and tablet versions…

CEBOS EQMS

CEBOS, a QAD company, offers the CEBOS EQMS, a quality management application.

Learn More About Quality Management Software

What is Quality Management Software?

Quality management software (QMS) automates and streamlines quality control throughout the product development life cycle according to standard operating procedures. QMS gives users the ability to define the policies, procedures, and protocols to ensure that their products align with regulatory specifications and industry expectations. QMS can also generate compliance reports, automate or schedule inspections, and track and control defects.

QMS can contribute to quality control by enforcing compliance, detecting and addressing defects, and analyzing product performance and specifications at all development stages. Because of this, QMS reduces the amount of labor needed for dedicated quality assurance, bug hunting, testing, and design tasks. In addition to improving quality, QMS reduces service and product delivery times, which in turn increases customer satisfaction.

In many ways, QMS software is similar to governance, risk & compliance (GRC) platforms. Both categories are designed to align products with quality control and regulation compliance. However, QMS is more proactive, aimed primarily at preventing or detecting quality issues before they occur. GRC platforms are designed to more broadly help organizations manage overall risk and conform to compliance requirements.

Quality Management Software Features

The most common Quality Management Software features are:

  • Customizable rulesets and testing criteria
  • Corrective and preventive action (CAPA) support
  • Data analytics, reporting, and visualization features
  • Fault tolerance
  • Root cause analysis
  • Concern reporting and complaint management
  • Audit preparation and scheduling
  • Digital conversion
  • Mobile app access
  • Document control
  • ISO requirement management
  • Training and onboarding materials
  • E-signature management
  • On-demand access to industry experts
  • Supplier management
  • Risk management
  • Customizable dashboards
  • Compliance form generation and templates
  • Design and service assistance
  • Third-party certification management

Quality Management Software Comparison

When choosing the best QMS for you, consider the following:

Integrated communication systems: If you’ll be using QMS to monitor products that require collaboration between multiple employees, look for a product with built-in communication platforms. These products can include instant messaging, asynchronous planning, image and video sharing, and other tools that facilitate collaborative work.

Industry: A QMS product could be reasonably used by any business, but some vendors offer products and service packages oriented for specific industries. These industries include (but are not limited to) healthcare, construction, food and beverage, and software development. This is an important consideration because QMS vendors often employ industry specialists as part of their support teams. Their expertise can be an invaluable tool in making the QMS work efficiently for your needs.

Access: Beyond deployment options, you may want to consider access features that give you quality control visibility at any time or across different locations. Some vendors offer mobile apps to access the QMS and its assets remotely. For software developers, an offline-accessible QMS can be excellent for testing during periods of server failure or internet downtime.

User experience: Depending on your team’s familiarity with coding, some products may be better suited for them compared to others. Many QMS offer no-code and low-code options, increasing user accessibility at the expense of greater control over the product itself. Products that require significant amounts of coding do offer training modules, knowledge bases, and access to specialists. The onboarding time and associated training might make the QMS more expensive, but organizations with a specific or niche focus often find the cost worthwhile.

Pricing Information

There are multiple free and open-source QMS products, but you’ll be responsible for implementation, updating, and troubleshooting. Managed QMS pricing varies based on features offered and number of tests performed. Contact a vendor for specific quotes and pricing plans. Free trials and demos of paid services are available.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does quality management software do?

Quality management software streamlines product quality assurance by ensuring regulatory compliance and industry standards are met during development and deployment. It commonly includes features such as inventory inspection, document tracking, and process automation.

What are the benefits of using quality management software?

Quality management software offers regulation and defect management support through the entire product life cycle. They can reduce product delivery time, reduce labor spent on quality and compliance assurance, and improve customer satisfaction.

How much does quality management software cost?

There are open-source quality management software products that are free. Paid product pricing ranges across vendors and their services offered, so vendors should be contacted directly for pricing. Free trials and demos are available.