Quality assurance audit capabilities that are second to none

The TIPQA™ quality assurance audit capabilities are unsurpassed in flexibility, efficiency and scope. You can create an unlimited library of different audits types tailored to specific business needs.

We give you the freedom to write unlimited audit work instructions, associate those instructions with vendors, parts or processes and link common criteria to work instructions. For example, you can create common criteria for internal, supplier and compliance audits. You can also enforce the required skills to perform audits and create your own scoring system by audit type.

Linked, audit-driven corrective actions provide the flexibility to manage results independent from the audit without losing important details. For supplier audits, lack of timely corrective action resolution will result in a negative impact on supplier performance rating and approval.

Feature Group Feature

Initial Setup and Configuration

  • Unlimited user-definable audit or survey types including:
    • Internal: safety, environmental, facilities, production self-audit, other user definable
    • Supplier: process, commodity, certification, quality system, other user definable
    • Compliance: AS9100C, ISO 13485, TS 29001, TS 16949, other user definable
  • User-definable audit criteria and work instruction creation
    • Generic
    • Audit-specific
    • Process-specific
    • Category codes
    • Supplier-provided, process-specific
  • Support for multiple audit criteria with weighted scores for each
  • Unique data collection capability through customer-driven pop-up screens
  • Supplier list imported from the ERP or other business system
  • Restrict access to information by:
    • Export license control (ITAR)
    • Project
    • Customer-defined security groups

Scheduling

  • Audit scheduling and rescheduling generation
  • Email notification of scheduled audits
  • Reporting and schedule monitoring
  • Survey schedule management

Approval Management

  • Automated processing and approval routing via email to assignees
  • Electronic signature approvals

Recording / Processing

  • Skill level enforcement by audit type
  • Automated input of standard text for discrepancies or audit findings
  • Bar code data collection
  • Unlimited text and attachments
  • Vaulting (archiving) of objective evidence regarding suppliers (like certs)

Approval / Results

  • Corrective action document generated with adverse audit findings
  • Email notification of audit actions
  • Overdue notification and escalations
  • Numerical scoring of audit results
  • Pass/fail result categorization
  • Automated update of supplier rating
  • Support to approve / disapprove suppliers based on audit results
  • Audit trail history tracking
  • Unlimited views of data in grids
  • Data export for ad-hoc reporting and analysis