Saturday, 8 December 2012

Best Corrective Action Software

Review of corrective action tracking software

If you have been hunting for a Corrective Action Tracking Software then this blog is for you. As an improvement manager involved with commercial automotive manufacturing I have come across many software applications for tracking corrective actions, all have been effective but some are certainly more effective than others. 
My team was tasked to find an easy to use corrective action tracking solution that was reasonably priced and instantly deployable. This was required to support rapid improvement strategy in a very large commercial design and manufacturing organisation.
We reviewed many of the offerings currently on the market. We took the time to look at solutions that fell into the following product categories:

  • Compliance Tracking Software
  • Enterprise Risk Management Software
  • Web Based Task Tracking
  • Free Corrective Action Software

Firstly, we found the initial setup costs associated with many solutions were simply far too expensive. Hard sell tactics and extremely high implementation costs were a major turn off for many products.
It was obvious that cloud-based CAPA (Corrective Action Preventative Action) software solutions were going to be the easiest to deploy. The security of web based applications has significantly improved in recent years, a web-based solution offers many advantages to its users. Cloud-based solutions allow for easy deployment over multiple sites including a global supply chain. My team decided to focus on these. 
We were extremely impressed with the free Corrective Action System, CAPA Manager offered by AdaptiveBMS. This corrective action system was cloud based and instantly deployable. Just looking at the specifications alone we could see the the 'CAPA Manager' product was going to be tough to beat.
We compared the performance of ten corrective action systems based on their performance in the following areas:

  • Affordability
  • Ease of deployment
  • KPI's
  • Workflows
  • Simplicity
  • Overall performance

Our Preferred Corrective Action Software 

We found that CAPA Manager from Adaptive BMS won in all categories. It soon became clear that other products could be over complicated and expensive, this diluted their ability to provide a good solution. This free Corrective Action Software simply exceeded our expectations in every way. Being free it was not going to be beaten on cost. It was also available immediately to potential users and our supply chain! There were purchase versions available, but this was for power users, small business can sign up and get going for free.
We conclude that any organisation that wants an easy to deploy and cost effective corrective action solution must seriously consider CAPA Manager from Adaptive BMS