Quality Assurance Software Modules

A comprehensive and flexible approach to quality assurance software

The TIPQA™ suite of quality assurance software modules optimize quality management. Every aspect of the quality assurance process is covered through a series of modules that can be implemented in full or in part, at once or over time.

Quality assurance software modules increase accuracy, maximize efficiency and provide consistency across departments and processes by ensuring that everyone is using the same data. Yet they are flexible enough be configured to meet your organization’s business model and procedures.

Our feature-rich quality assurance software modules:

  • simplify tracking of all items
  • provide complete traceability of parts – both bought and built
  • improve accuracy by validating data entry against master records
  • automate reminders
  • ensure that everyone has up-to-date information
  • increase the efficiency of every QA process
  • avoid human error

Schedule a demo to learn more about the quality assurance software modules that interest you.

Quality Assurance Software Audit Management

Audit Management

The audit management module supports all internal and external audits, ensuring compliance with ISO, MIL Standard and other regulatory requirements.

Within this module, you can establish any number of audit types and build criteria with weighting factors, if desired. Once established, appropriate quality assurance audit schedules can be generated. The system will then provide real-time tracking of audit completions.

The audit module documents the history of quality assurance audits as they are accomplished and records any corrective actions associated with those audits.

Learn more about how this quality assurance software module supports the entire audit management process.


Quality Assurance Software Complaint Handling

Complaint Handling

TIPQA™ provides a comprehensive customer complaint handling system.

Two versions are provided within the software suite: standard (appropriate for all non-medical manufacturers) and medical (designed to meet the specifications of the MedWatch FDA 3500A report which can be produced on demand).

Both versions automate the entire complaint handling workflow from complaint receipt through final resolution and closure. And they are fully integrated with the nonconformance and corrective action modules to:

  • minimize data input
  • control and sequence task assignments
  • enhance reporting capabilities

Learn more about how this quality assurance software module supports all aspects of complaint handling.


Quality Assurance Software Corrective Action

Corrective Action

TIPQA™ provides an automated process for resolving quality problems with a formal, closed-loop, corrective action / preventative action system.

This comprehensive module documents the history of corrective actions from request through follow-up and closure. It includes the Failure Reporting and Corrective Action System (FRACAS). An automatic e-mail capability provides notifications when corrective actions are:

  • coming due for response
  • overdue for response
  • completed

These e-mail notifications can be escalated up the management chain as needed to ensure prompt completion of corrective actions.

Learn more about how this quality assurance software module supports the entire corrective action process.


Quality Assurance Software Gage and Tool

Gage & Tool

This TIPQA™ module automates procedures for calibrating and tracking tools and gages. Users can scan bar-coded serial numbers on tools and gages as well as employee ID numbers to locate, issue, return, calibrate and report on tools and gages. In addition, the software ensures that tools are prevented from being used that are due for calibration.

Included is an inventory control system that enables the tracking of consumable materials as well.

Learn more about how this quality assurance software module supports the entire gage and tool management process.


Quality Assurance Software In-process Inspection

In-Process Inspection

The in-process inspection module simplifies the entire inspection process. It is used to enter and maintain inspection and test criteria for all processed parts. With it, you will have a complete online history of inspection and test results at the part number or part number/part revision level.

You can create user-defined inspection types that control information requirements and use customized pop-ups within inspection types to capture unique information for departments and/or customers.

Learn more about how this quality assurance software module supports the entire inspection management process.


Quality Assurance Software Nonconformance

Noncomformance

This module helps ensure that proper action is taken on all nonconforming materials by automating the identification and processing of nonconforming material in manufacturing and engineering operations. It replaces cumbersome multipart forms by providing a fully documented history of nonconforming material.

The software gives you the flexibility to create different nonconformance types with specific field requirements and visibility – and configure approvals and escalations accordingly. (Different nonconformance types are typically created for each type of inspection as well as for specific gage or tool-related problems.)

Task planning can also be activated by type to meet the need for situation-specific material disposition such as re-work or teardown.

Learn more about how this quality assurance software module supports the entire material disposition process.


Quality Assurance Software Receiving Inspection

Receiving Inspection

This module enables all receiving inspection data to be recorded in real time. With inspection information entirely online, results can be viewed by other departments such as purchasing, quality assurance and engineering.

This module is highly configurable to conform to your organization’s established standard procedures.

Learn more about how this quality assurance software module supports the entire inspection management process


Quality Assurance Software Serialized Inspection

Serialized Test & Inspection

The serialized test and inspection module automates the inspection of all traceable items. Operators can:

  • manually enter or scan bar-coded serial and part numbers as well as other traceable items
  • select user-defined defect codes
  • enter other relevant inspection results

This information is aggregated together into the as-built configuration record that includes all traceable items.

A final inspection / device approval step is performed before the part is moved to stock. This ensures that all traceable component information is recorded and that no exceptions exist such as open nonconformances.

Learn more about how this quality assurance software module supports the entire configuration and traceability management process.


Quality Assurance Software problem reporting

Software Problem Reporting

This module automates the identification and resolution of software and firmware problems in manufacturing and engineering operations. It replaces cumbersome multi-part forms by providing a fully documented history of software or firmware problems.

Learn more about how this quality assurance software module supports the entire software problem reporting process.


Quality Assurance Software Supplier Rating

Supplier Rating

The supplier rating module provides the most powerful supplier rating features available in a quality assurance application. The module manages certification and bid awards and provides support for best value decisions.

Our solution combines delivery, quality and vendor response/action data into a blended performance supplier rating. Sophisticated user set-up parameters enable you to tailor the supplier rating calculation to fit your company’s business model. Ratings are calculated at the supplier, supplier commodity code and supplier part level.

Detailed backup data for all decisions about suppliers can be easily maintained. Report cards, or rating letters, are user-defined and can include performance targets and trend data. Corrective action documentation can be printed and automatically emailed to the entire supplier base.

Learn more about how this quality assurance software module supports the entire supplier rating process.


Quality Assurance Software Training Management

Training Management

The training management module helps to ensure accurate recording of employee certifications and training. It enables you to define and track skill levels at both the organizational and employee level.

This module simplifies the assignment of employee skill levels for use across multiple modules. It provides an audit trail that identifies skill level assignment modifications by person and date. In addition, it provides automated early warning email notification to the employee and supervisor when skills with predetermined expiration dates are due for re-certification.

Learn more about how this quality assurance software module supports the entire training and skill management process.