ISO – The International Organization for Standardization
Driving ISO initiatives with Business Process Management (BPM) creates far-reaching value for your organization, going beyond the ISO audit certification. While ISO standards are extremely useful to organizations, some of the standards lack a comprehensive outlook of the needs of modern businesses. Beyond a standard designed to facilitate international trade, ISO certification provides value in the form of marketing appeal and by fulfilling customer requirements. In order to achieve optimal business practices that will maximize your ROI, industry best practices provide ISO’s missing components.
Understanding ISO: Definition
ISO Standards are documents which provide guidelines, requirements and specifications to ensure products, processes and services fit their purpose. Economic uncertainty has forced companies to find ways to become more efficient in order to maintain profitability and be globally competitive. Formal performance improvement programs like ISO 9000 help to improve quality and operational efficiency, granting your company a competitive edge.
International standard that specifies requirements for a QMS. It is the most popular standard in the ISO 9000 series and the only standard in the series to which organizations can certify.
First published in 1987 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). The current version of ISO 9001 was released in September 2015.
In short, ISO 13485 is an internationally recognized standard that the following countries have adopted: Europe, Canada, Australia and other markets. Excluding Canada, the application of ISO 13485 is not a requirement but is the de facto standard in use today as a measurement of full QMS compliance set forth on medical device regulations.
Environmental Management ISO 14000 ensures that a company minimizes the effect its activities have on the environment by implementing specific controls at the process level. ISO 14000 enables companies to reduce the penalties and fines conferred when environmental laws are breached. Furthermore, the adoption of ISO 14000 reduces waste, cutting down overhead, and ensuring the efficient use of materials.
Technology Management ISO 20000 is an IT governance initiative intended to standardize IT policy by adopting standard best-practice processes in IT service. IS0 20000 is quickly becoming integral to modern business, as IT and business become more and more reliant on each other. By attaining compliance under ISO 20000, your company can increase efficiency in its delivery of IT services by providing a solid technology framework.
The ISO 27000 international series of standards is the leading measurement metric for Security techniques as they relate to Information Security Management Systems. It is composed of a combination of policies and processes for organizations to form a framework to protect their information through the adoption of an Information Security Management System (ISMS). ISO 27001 is the most referenced standard in this series for certification.
ISO 27001 Cloud-solution
As part of our ongoing commitment to compliance and ensuring that our clients meet their regulatory requirements, we are always on the lookout for ways to help our clients attain and maintain full compliance. Interfacing is ISO 27001 certified and we are partnering with Amazon Web Services (AWS) for cloud-hosting since their commitment to compliance is proven, with global data centers compliance to SOC 1 Type II and ISO 27001. For more information on AWS compliance for ISO 18345, FDA QSR and GxP, please refer to their compliance program.
Understanding BPM for ISO
Creates far-reaching value
Driving ISO initiatives with Business Process Management (BPM) creates far-reaching value for your organization, going beyond the ISO audit certification.
Fulfill customer requirements
Maximize your ROI
Create Consistency & Transparency
Continuous Improvement Management
Understanding ISO compliance with Enterprise Process Center® (EPC)
We understand that the requirements placed on organizations in terms of compliance are very high and that ISO 9000, ISO 13845, ISO 14000, ISO 20000, ISO 27000, is an essential part of that program. By using our customized solutions, your company gains the accountability and consistency that will give you a cutting edge over your competition. Our tools ensure full visibility from end-to-end, all the way from the creation and amendment of a regulation to the approval and revision of the content through to the update and retraining of employees for standard operating procedures (SOPs). We see the full lifecycle management as moving parts of a complete ecosystem and that’s why are unique approach that combines information security, regulatory requirements, documents, processes, work instructions, and governance.
Conduct Impact Analysis
Analyze your records for downstream impacts, and analyze the potential impacts on policies, SOPs, business units and related records.
Manage the individual pieces of information, assign owners, and ensure governance through approval cycles, and change requests.
Approval and Governance Workflow
Discover how your organization benefits from an Interfacing solution supporting ISO compliance.
A key differentiator of Interfacing to other digital and business transformation consulting firms is that Interfacing offers its own innovative technology solution in support of transformation programs. Interfacing’s ISO supported solutions deliver the transparency required to reduce complexity, improve execution and facilitates agility and change.
Interfacing’s integrated management system solution is a one-stop-shop for managing transformation programs. We know it’s a very competitive environment out there. It is for that reason our strength is in our commitment to maintain flexibility throughout the project lifecycle whether it is in our innovative products or in our team of experts.
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