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How to Maintain ISO 9001 Certification

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It’s not easy for an organization to implement the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and obtain an ISO certification for the standard. But just because you’ve achieved ISO 9001:2015 (the latest version) certification, doesn’t mean your work is done. That’s because your company has to be continually audited to ensure it still meets the requirements of the ISO 9001 standard. ISO 9001 is the international standard that details the requirements necessary to create a quality management system (QMS). A quality management system focuses around providing products and services that meet customer needs, along with industry and government regulations. ISO 9001 is the most popular of the ISO 9000 series of ISO standards and the only ISO standard in the…

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ISO 9001 Quality Management Principles

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ISO 9001 is the international standard for quality management systems (QMS), published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO standards are the most widely used quality management standards worldwide. Increasingly, your customers are looking for a guarantee that the products they’re buying from you have gone through quality management best practices. Adopting the ISO 9001 standard is one step toward offering that guarantee. The current version is ISO 9001:2015, which was released in September 2015. The goal of ISO 9001, part of the ISO 9000 family of quality management standards, is to help you prevent quality issues that could affect your customers, employees, business partners, and even your industry.  ISO 9001 defines the requirements for creating a quality management system. The…

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Clear It Up For Me: Clarity Project’s 2017 SSAE-18 Change

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In April 2016, the AICPA’s Auditing Standard Board (ASB) released a clarified attestation standard for SSAE-18. Although this is a standard guiding the manner through which auditors must report their findings, it impacts any company currently entering into audit engagements for the regulations impacted, including HIPAA and SOC 2. The Clarity Project, out of which these changes arose, announced the SSAE 18 in April 2016, but it is not expected to be implemented until May 2017.  Ken Tysiac of the Journal of Accountancy summarizes the Clarity Project changes as follows: The attestation standards establish requirements for performing and reporting on examination, review, and agreed-upon procedures engagements that enable practitioners to report on subject matter other than historical financial statements. Examples…

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Ch-ch-ch-changes: The 2015 ISO 9001 Updates and Your Business

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  Despite the release date in 2015, many CISOs are still trying to figure out where the puzzle pieces of the updated ISO 9001 standard fit in their compliance program. With the International Organization on Standards (“ISO”) official website noting that organizations have been granted a three-year transition period to migrate their quality management systems, the current year time limit means that many may just be in the initial stages of reorganizing. What does this mean for your organization? Paula Oddy at Quality Digest notes that the changes include: Shifts in concepts and philosophies A reinforced process approach Focus on risk-based thinking Flexibility in management system documentation Enhanced stakeholder perspective Business metrics suited to key processes The conceptual changes leading to new approaches to quality…