Cloud based quality software has numerous benefits for manufacturers with disparate production facilities and locations. Organizations with the following characteristics stand to especially benefit from a centralized system:

  1. Those with multiple locations: Long distances between facilities can make production and collaboration a challenge, which makes product consistency more difficult. Cloud-based collaboration tools ensure all data is stored in a single, centralized data repository, so everyone views the same information at the same time.
  2. Those who collect data manually: Collecting production and testing records via spreadsheets or on paper is time consuming and cumbersome. Cloud-based solutions offer digital quality management tools, which simplify data collection and send alerts to keep collections on time.
  3. Those who could use enterprise visibility: Leaders who want to improve yields and reduce waste and who want to improve quality and efficiency benefit from insight into quality and process details—and the capacity to see granular data to drive improvement and increase revenue. Cloud-based solutions enable organizations to view their processes in real time—and find areas for improvement.
  4. Those who have siloed locations. When staff work in isolated environments, they don’t always have standardized training and documentation for operating the various machines, data collection, and testing. Cloud-based solutions let everyone operate the same software—across the enterprise—making it easy to share lessons learned, and to promote activities and usage habits that benefit everyone using the software.
  5. Those who don’t testing across the enterprise, or report those results to leadership. Without this function, organizations struggle to determine if testing is regularly performed and that operators were testing consistently and correctly. Cloud-based quality solutions ensure that testing is standardized—guaranteeing that all operators perform tests according to predefined times and specifications. Assignable action codes and cause codes are automatically written to the process event log, enabling this bottler to easily provide compliance documentation.