Tools for ISO
Many organisations ask us which ISO Software is best to use to manage their ISO Standards, and while there are several options on the market, our tech team will first look at developing the technology you already use – giving you complete control.
Our creative team work with our subject-matter experts to produce template (or bespoke) documentation, awareness materials, eLearning and other media to support your ISO Standards.
Analytics & Insights
We’ll help you see behind your data with bespoke dashboards and reporting, supported by our ISO Consultants.
Take a look at our Public Non-Conformance Dashboard for an example.
Use Your Existing Software Stack
Organisations rely on certain software packages everyday.
One disadvantage of using a separate, dedicated ISO Software package is that your team won’t be in the habit of going in to the software on a daily basis.
Whereas, integrating ISO in to your Microsoft 365 (Office 365), Google Workspace (GSuite) or other platforms means that you are already using all the tools you need. You retain full control of user access and data residency.
Assent’s tech team can help you develop these tools to fully support your ISO Management System.
Microsoft’s OneDrive provides a secure repository to store your ISO files and folders.
Google Drive is a well established cloud app enabling storage and sharing.
Microsoft’s Office suite is available as Online apps, allowing multiple users to view and edit documents, spreadsheets and presentations at the same time.
Docs, Sheets, Slides
The cloud based office tools from Google are some of the best around for collaborating with other remotely. Multiple users can edit a document at the same time using a comment and chat facility to communicate.
Planner is often overlooked but the app can be used to assign responsibility and deadlines for tasks including corrective actions, management review actions, test outcomes and so on.
The Google Calendar is a powerful scheduling tool that can be used for task management. There are several third party plugins that can enhance that capability, but do your research before granting access to external apps!
Audits & Meetings
As Skype for Business fades away, MS Teams becomes the most effective way for people to meet, share screens and work remotely.
Audio, Video and Screen Sharing are all available within Google’s Hangouts app, an easy way to meet with a distributed team.
Awareness & Communications
Distributing information about your ISO Management system and raising awareness of policies, procedures, objectives and so on can be difficult. Sharepoint has provided the basis for many corporate Intranets, and a Sharepoint site for your ISO Management System can help raise awareness.
Google Sites provides some useful features including the ability to embed Google Drive folders. They can be designed to provide a user friendly interface that helps people navigate your management system..
Analytics & Reporting
Monitoring & Measurement of Management System Performance can be difficult, and in larger organisations it can be difficult to present the right level of information to the right people. PowerBI offers a powerful Dash Board tool that can be used to track various metrics, and present it with different levels of detail to different stakeholders.
Google’s data analytics tool has been slow to start, but the number of ‘connectors’ allowing you to integrate with third party apps is growing. That aside, Data Studio can produce some powerful dashboards using Google Sheets as a data source.
While the Microsoft and Google ecosystems contain most of the tools you need to run your management system, there are other which you might find useful. Our Tech team can advise you.
ISO Software Support from Assent
Assent has an in-house tech team who can work along side our ISO Consultants and your internal team to provide full I.T support to development and maintain your ISO Management System on both the Microsoft Office 365 and Google Workplace platforms. We can also support with other third party apps.
We call it Digital Transformation, and our tech team help your organisation utilise technology to improve how you operate. Our technology team can conduct a scoping exercise and manage digital projects including implementation of ISO Software.