The build vs. buy dilemma isn't new to businesses considering investing in a quality management system. After all, they often have very specific needs from their QMS solutions (depending on the regulations that apply to them, their desired process automation maturity and manufacturing velocity, their monitoring and analysis expectations, and their unique documentation and data processes, among dozens of other things).
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Quality isn’t negotiable, but some manufacturers think the process used to achieve it is. No matter which way you slide it, having a configurable quality management software is essential for your organization — and why an effective out-of-the-box system doesn’t realistically exist.
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It is surprising how many companies today are solving their need to customize their Quality Management Software by modifying source code. It is understandable why a company may want to customize a software to meet its unique business and quality processes. However, software platforms have evolved so much that there shouldn't be a need to change or add code to the vendor platform. Not only does this require expensive development skills and expertise, it also means that the company can no longer receive vendor upgrades to their platforms as they have branched out with their own custom solutions.