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Every day employees throughout your business are making decisions which can make or break your brand.
New business teams decide how to use customer data. Human resources decide who to hire, fire and promote. Procurement decide who to buy from. IT teams choose what information to secure.
Each of these decisions is layered with complexity. Ethics, corporate social responsibility, internal standards and regulation... That's just the beginning.
So how can you ensure your processes are robust enough to keep your business on track? How do you ensure integrity is woven into the DNA of your employee's decision making process?
Many businesses turn to enterprise business management system software to ensure best practice governance, risk and compliance management.
So what are the benefits of an integrated business management system?
1. Information security best practice
Data is everywhere in your business. By managing information security centrally, you can control policies, procedures, data flow, to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data is always considered.
More information on using your integrated business management system for ISO 27001 information security.
Qualsys's integrated business management system delivers all the compliance controls in the background. There are audit trails for everything, electronic 'read and approved signatures', customised to-do lists, documentation version control, competency management, and much many more compliance features which ensure that you are compliant.
How many times a day do your quality, human resources, health and safety, environment, information security, or other managers get asked:
- Where is that policy?
- Where can I see my upcoming training?
- Where do I find that document?
By having a central business management system for all employees, you can make it habitual for them to check the central system without needing to inefficiently hunt the business for the latest information.
4. Scale more easily
When you have a simple tool to update individuals, groups, or the entire organisation changes to documents, training requirements, new customers, new compliance requirements, risks, or opportunities - it's much easier to keep employees aligned and focused on the same goals.
An integrated business management system also improves organisational strategy planning by bringing risk, vulnerability and opportunity data into a central view.
7. Whole-brain thinking
An integrated business management system enables you to ensure a balanced approach to making strategic business decisions. Use data to inform complex problem solving.
You want your customers to consistently have the best products and services. Therefore you need to understand what 'best' looks like, then enforce repeatable methodologies to consistently rinse and repeat.
Qualsys's integrated business management system enables you to:
- Collect risk, issue and NCR data from employees across the business
- Push and pull data from other software in your business - triggering action-based activity
When everyone has access to the right information at the right time, employees are less frustrated, there is less chaos, and less contradictions.
This results in employees becoming happier in their daily roles and routines.
10. Continuous improvement
Quality professionals dream of having employees who proactively review and aim to improve their processes - whilst communicating all the related effects of these improvements. An integrated business management system is key for baking a learning culture into daily routines.
What to do now
Want more information about developing an integrated business management system? Our quality management strategy planning playbook walks you through the steps you need to take.