QbD Software first to offer QMS as validated SaaSNovember 22, 2017 - Filip Heitbrink, CEO at QbD Software
Getting your Quality Management System up and running can be quite time- and budget- consuming. Platforms need to be installed, regular upgrades need to be made, and every feature needs to be validated. The days of this classic approach now seem counted, as QbD Software comes up with a worldwide scoop: QMS as a ‘Software as a Service’ solution. Not only does this new approach entail all the advantages of SaaS: it’s already validated when you buy it. Filip Heitbrink (CEO QbD Software) tells us more about this groundbreaking service.
Until now, QMS applications often lived a life of their own, within company walls, with their own habits and faults. While tailoring systems is a good thing, this classic approach could lead to bothersome processes: vendors needed to come over to install the latest upgrades, and each upgrade needed to be validated again. Quite a time- and budget-consuming affair.
SaaS: safe, simple, smart & saving costs
Filip Heitbrink: “Choosing QMS in a SaaS context makes everything much easier. The only thing you need to do is pay the subscription: for the rest, we’ll take care of almost every aspect, from software updates to hosting. And thanks to the module-based formula, you can still tailor it to your specific needs. This way, you get the best of both worlds: a low cost of ownership, and a customized QMS.”
Central hosting is indeed one of the major advantages of SaaS. It’s at least as safe and stable as hosting your QMS yourself, but the cost is much lower. After all, you don’t need to take care of your own servers, secure physical locations, recovery scenarios and so on. Moreover, the architecture of the QMS is very efficient for upgrades, as the various modules are combined in a vertical structure. When one module needs upgrading, this doesn’t mean that the whole application is impacted by the change.
Next to this, SaaS is a smart way of getting the latest best practices from the industry, and thus remaining competitive in a rapidly changing world. Filip Heitbrink: “Companies tend to think that their way of doing things is the only way. However, their internal processes are often very complex and outdated, carrying lots of historic baggage. With SaaS, you don’t need to do research yourself to stay up-to-date: it’s done for you. This way, you can focus on what truly counts: innovation and growth of your core business.”
Validation? Consider it done.
The SaaS QMS, as offered by QbD Software, is a full-service solution that includes the application itself, its hosting and its overall management and maintenance. But what makes it even more complete, and in fact a worldwide first, is that this QMS is already validated when you take it on board: a result of the synergy within the QbD group, which has broad expertise in validation.
“Moreover, we also take care of the validation of every new upgrade”, Filip Heitbrink adds, “So that’s another thing you don’t need to worry about anymore. Companies often tend to delay upgrades because they also need to be validated afterwards. However, at QbD Software we think that software should answer to the company’s needs at any given time. Necessary upgrades and validations shouldn’t hold you back.”
So there you have it: a QMS as validated SaaS, with a 360° range of services, all included in the price. A global novelty, but it doesn’t end there. “We’re continuously listening to our clients to find out which features can be added”, Heitbrink concludes, “For instance, we’re now developing an equipment module that will make the QMS even more complete. Overall, the first clients who have switched to QualityKick, the SaaS QMS are satisfied, and we’re looking forward to satisfying them even more.”
Eager to find out how the validated SaaS QMS will work for you?