EtQ has long recognized that managing an enterprise quality management system can be a difficult task, especially when coordinating multiple sites, each with their own independent business processes. As an organization scales their business, data stored in these sites can lead to a disconnect between systems, resulting in a siloed effect whereby data is inconsistent from one place to the next. Furthermore, the ability to accurately report on and analyze data across the enterprise can be difficult, leading to disparate and incomplete reports from one site to the next. This lack of visibility can hinder corporate-wide continuous improvement initiatives and limits collaboration from site to site, even to corporate quality.
The EtQ Data Center was developed to address these specific challenges facing businesses today. The EtQ Data Center is a tool that enables a centralized resource for managing multiple facilities. EtQ Data Center enables EtQ Administrators to distribute administrative ownership based on location, allowing for configuration of each location in a centralized application. Reporting and business intelligence has been made easier using the Data Center, allowing companies to roll-up company-wide data into quantitative reports that show top compliance risks across each site within the enterprise. Using data center, companies can solve enterprise challenges in a singular location, fostering continuous improvement, enterprise collaboration and organizational change within the business.
“Simply put, the EtQ Data Center allows organizations to have complete governance over their enterprise," says Morgan Palmer, Chief Technology Officer at EtQ. “Using Data Center, keywords, configurations, and reportable data is centrally stored and managed. Each site is able to configure the system to meet their individual needs, while keeping important data visibility up the management chain.” Morgan goes on to say that centralizing the data set within an organization provides complete transparency across the enterprise, allowing for the identification of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and critical quality system data – all of which can foster continuous improvement initiatives within the company.
Implementation time is dramatically reduced as a result of EtQ Data Center. “Keeping configurations and keyword data in a single location can have a dramatic effect on the implementation of EtQ Reliance across multiple sites within the Enterprise," says Mr. Palmer. “Companies can deploy multiple sites in a fraction of the time than if they went to each location – saving time and money in the implementation process.”
EtQ is the leading Enterprise Quality and Compliance Management Software for identifying, mitigating and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation and collaboration. EtQ uses best in class, integrated modules and enterprise application integration to manage and measure quality and compliance processes and execute organizational change. Key modules within the product include: Document Control, CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action), Audits, Complaint Handling, Risk Management, Change Management, Employee Training, Project Management, Nonconforming Materials, Enterprise Reporting and more than 20 additional compliance-oriented modules. With its world class flexible workflow, collaborative platform EtQ has developed a unique niche to support enterprises involved in various compliance management initiatives such as; cGxP (FDA), ISO 13485, ISO 9000:2000, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, AS 9001, TL 9000, OHSAS 18001, RoHS, Sarbanes-Oxley and similar standards for compliance and regulatory management. EtQ has been providing compliance solutions to a variety of markets for over fifteen years.