The CORE ISO Solution for Small Business
The challenges of maintaining ISO 9001 or similar certification in a small business are common, regardless of your specific industry. In its early days, ISO 9001 was mostly a standard used by large and mid-sized businesses to promote common standards of operation. As it has developed, ISO 9001 certification has become a key criteria for vendor selection throughout huge international supply chains.
In many cases, without an ISO 9001 certification, small companies cannot participate in the large, lucrative contracts from bigger customers. The ISO 9001 requirements continue to expand deeper into global supply chains and new industries. This means the majority of new certifications being issued today are to small businesses and very small businesses.
CORE Supports All Key ISO Processes
What every small company deals with is limited staff available to take on extra responsibilities to maintain their ISO 9001 certification. This includes the company’s management representative who often heads the company’s ISO-efforts part-time while continuing to wear several other “hats” as part of their “day job”.
The CORE ISO Compliance Platform helps simplify the management of ISO 9001 certification for small companies by providing a structured, automated and easy-to-learn process for managing everything associated with ISO:
Corrective and Preventive Actions
Nonconformance Tracking and Reporting
Opportunities for Improvement
And many other areas
CORE Adapts to Your Needs
But the most important feature of CORE for small business is its inherent flexibility to change as needed to fit your specific business processes. Every small business is different. As they grow, they change and evolve. Systems, including the CORE ISO Compliance Platform, must change with the company’s needs to support this growth.
CORE Advantages for Small Business
Meets all ISO 9001 requirements
Automates tasks, email notifications and reports to stay on track with ISO requirements
Intuitive interface your employees will quickly learn
Flexible to be customized for your unique business
Web-based, hosted securely in our technology center
CORE is built upon a “template approach” that can be easily tailored to the needs of your specific processes. Out-of-the-box, CORE includes several small business templates that give you a starting point for automating your QMS based on best practices developed by our experienced ISO consulting team. But the standard templates are only a starting point. Any CORE template, form or workflow can be modified as needed at any time. We feel our customers know best how they should run their companies. Our job is to have a system that quickly and easily adapts to their changing needs.
CORE is an Essential Tool That You Can Afford
The web-based technology that powers CORE enables us to provide the system at a cost that fits most small businesses. CORE is provided as a hosted service with a low monthly fee based on the size of your organization. Since CORE is provided using a subscription model, you’ll also avoid future costs from extra support packages and upgrade fees that are typical of purchased software.
We would be glad to provide you with a free quote for your service company.
If you are interested in learning more about how the CORE ISO Compliance Platform would work in your small business, here are some suggested next steps: