LNS Research releases EQMS selection guide

Oct. 25, 2012
Software selection guide aims to narrow the field and help bring supply chain executives closer to the right solution

Industrial research firm LNS Research released its new Enterprise Quality Management Software Solution selection guide, aimed at helping industrial supply chain executives choose the best EQMS solution for their needs. The guide is comprised of 18 EQMS software vendors and includes an overview and analysis of each one that addresses six key areas: industries served, quality management functionalities, company size served, geography served, technology delivery platform and technology delivery model. Vendors covered include IBS, Oracle, SAP and more.

EQMS solutions help companies streamline their quality management processes, reducing costs and improving business performance.

“Although quality management software has always played a central role in operations, EQMS exceeds previous systems by providing companies with the ability to centralize, standardize, and streamline information for more informed decisions,” said LNS president and principal analyst Matthew Littlefield.

The LNS guide addresses the education component of selecting an EQMS solution—a key part of getting it right when it comes to a company’s quality process.

 “The educational process is a vital component of selecting an EQMS,” Littlefield says. “Because considerable resources go into the global implementation, it’s imperative that companies take the appropriate steps to understand current resources as well as gaps in performance in relation to what’s available in the market.”

About the Author

Victoria Fraza Kickham | Distribution Editor

Victoria Kickham is the distribution editor for Electronic Design magazine, SourceESB and GlobalPurchasing.com, where she covers issues related to the electronics supply chain. Victoria started out as a general assignment reporter for several Boston-area newspapers before joining Industrial Distribution magazine, where she spent 14 years covering industrial markets. She served as ID’s managing editor from 2000 to 2010. Victoria has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in English from Northeastern University.

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