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The Importance of Document Control Systems in Business Operations

What does it mean to 'control documents'? And who needs a formal document control system to manage and optimis...

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Enhancing Document Management: Why Google Drive Falls Short

Google Drive is a cloud-based program that allows you to create, edit, store, and share documents. Many busine...

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Is SharePoint the Right Choice for Your Medical Device QMS?

A Quality Management System (QMS) is a requirement for medical device developers across the globe. But should ...

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7 Key Considerations Before Using Dropbox for Document Management

Dropbox is an easy to use cloud storage and sync application that is increasingly used in work settings for fi...

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Building Your Digital QMS: Is Microsoft Software the Right Choice?

SMEs creating a digital Quality Management System (QMS) will often reach for the most familiar tools to build ...

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Is Sharepoint a Document Management System?

What’s wrong with SharePoint, anyway? Why shouldn’t it be used as a document management system (DMS) for a gro...

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8 Tips for Streamlining Your Document Review Process

How is the quality of your document review process affecting the speed and efficiency of the way you do busine...

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5 Reasons Why You Need Document Version Control Software

We’ve all been there. We’ve lovingly put the final touches to that important document and saved it to the shar...

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Understanding QMS, eQMS, and eDMS for Quality Management Success

There are different ways companies can build required quality management systems, from using traditional paper...

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Understanding Document Management vs Document Control

For some companies simply managing their documentation is enough to support their business goals. But others n...

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8 Key Benefits of a Document Management System

A document management system (DMS) is a method of managing, storing and retrieving all the documentation a bus...

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Understanding Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS)

An Electronic Document Management System (EDMS) is a software that centrally stores and organises documentatio...

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Effective Lean Document Control in Life Science Sector

In medical device development, document controls are the building blocks of an ISO and FDA compliant Quality M...

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10 Reasons Fabless Semiconductor Companies Need Document Control

With complexity and costs rising, fabless semiconductor companies need to do all they can to keep their flow a...

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Is Dropbox Suitable for Your Medical Device QMS?

DropBox is a file sharing platform familiar to millions throughout the world. Once a personal file storage and...

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11 Essential Features of Medical Device Document Control Software

Inflexible SOPs, complicated interfaces, training and maintenance requirements. Traditional document control s...

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The Cost of Chaos in Document Management: A Financial Wake-Up Call

Chaotic document management is wasting the time and energy of businesses around the world every year. But in s...

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Understanding the Importance of Document Lifecycle Management

What are the 7 stages of the document lifecycle? Why is managing and controlling the lifecycle a critical part...

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Mastering Document Control in Your Medical Device QMS

Document controls are a fundamental requirement of every medical device regulatory regime. They are the ‘build...

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Embodying Lean Principles in Your Document Management System

Does your Document Management System (DMS) apply the five Lean principles to the way you work?

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Supporting Product Innovation with Document Control Software: The Key to Success

In the history of product innovation, stories of happy accidents abound. The list of inventions stumbled upon ...

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Knowledge Through Information Management in ISO 9001- part II

In Part 1 of this series we considered the problem of reinvention, the unstructured nature of information, and...

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Building Operational Resilience with a Document Management System

If you’re not planning to improve your operational resilience, you’ve not been paying attention. How can a dig...

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Knowledge Through Information Management in ISO 9001

In a previous blog, we wrote that information findability is as worthy a topic for ISO 9001:2015 standards-mak...

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Managing Structured & Unstructured Data: Knowledge or Noise?

Unstructured data present both a compliance risk and a missed opportunity for growing organisational knowledge...

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The Importance of Document Review in New Product Development

Inadequate document review is often to blame for failure in new product development and manufacturing processe...

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Maximising Customer Value Through Lean Documentation

In a Lean approach to product development, customer value is defined as ‘everything the customer is prepared t...

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7 Ways Innovative Companies Utilise Document Management Software

The outlook for many companies might be unpredictable at the moment, but access to the right document manageme...

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Success Story: Cognidox Client DisplayLink Acquired for $407M

The US human interface company, Snyaptics Inc announced this week that they are acquiring DisplayLink Corp in ...

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Mastering Document Control for Effective NPD

There are five stages of document control critical to NPD and product management. If you have the digital tool...

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UltraSoC Acquisition by Siemens: A Cambridge Success Story

Last week, news broke that Siemens is acquiring the Cambridge based company and Cognidox client, UltraSoC, in ...

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File Sharing vs. Document Management: Key Differences

There are many file sharing apps on the market right now. They range from ‘free’ or ‘low cost’ one size fits a...

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Understanding Organisational Knowledge in ISO 9001:2015

One of the areas included in the ISO 9001 :2015 is 7.1.6 Organizational knowledge. The stated requirement is: ...

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The Pitfalls of Document Management Systems: 7 Common Failures

Many organisations still operate without a central, shared Document Management System (DMS) that effectively m...

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Streamlining Document Management in the Life Sciences Industry

If you took a snapshot of document management around 20 years ago, the general situation was that in my indust...

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Effective Change Control Process: Key Strategies for Success

A change control process is a vital part of any product development and management function. But if it’s not e...

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Unlocking the Potential of DMS for Driverless Tech Development

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and even driverless cars, once the stuff of science fiction, are rap...

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5 Key Factors for Successful New Product Development

A responsive new product development (NPD) process has always been a key part of a high tech business strategy...

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Avoid These 7 Document Control Pitfalls for Business Success

Do your systems give you the kind of control over your documentation which really match the organisational, co...

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Enhancing Document Management with Google Team Drive

Google Team Drive is a service which has been available by default to Business, Enterprise and Education G-Sui...

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Maximising Collaboration with a Document Management System

There is always commercial pressure on product developers to find better and more efficient ways to collaborat...

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Box Vs Dropbox: A Comprehensive Comparison for DMS

Both Box and Dropbox Business are cloud-based file sharing solutions intended to give their customers the free...

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Box vs SharePoint: Choosing the Right Document Management System

Box is a popular cloud-based, file sharing solution, designed for use by enterprises to store business documen...

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Navigating Supply Chain Disruption: The Future of Trust

With a supply chain ripe for digital disruption, high tech manufacturing companies must evolve new ways of man...

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Choosing Between OneDrive and SharePoint for Document Management

What is the best document management solution for you and your business, One Drive for Business or SharePoint?...

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Securing a Competitive Advantage even in Uncertain Times

As we approach the end of 2018 with all its political and economic earthquakes, how can your high tech company...

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4 Ways to Improve Agile Product Development with Document Management

A failing product development process can cost your sanity, your company’s reputation, and a lot of money. In ...

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Cognidox launches latest upgrade to leading dMS

New version enables faster, simpler intranet creation and easier FDA record compliance Cambridge, UK, 20 Septe...

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Streamlining Product Development: Harness the Power of Lean DMS

In the white heat of the product development cycle there is always the potential for chaos. And high tech busi...

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Maximising Collaborative Success with a Document Management System

Good collaboration is at the heart of business success. And with the vast array of digital tools available to ...

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Maximising Product Development Success with Gate Control and DMS

One of the hallmarks of innovative organisations is that they are very good at developing ideas into successfu...

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Successful Exits: A Look Back at Tech Acquisitions

At a time of innovation and increasing traction in IoT, the recent acquisition of S3 Semiconductors by Adesto ...

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Boost Product Development Efficiency with DMS Version Control

Raising your productivity levels can improve your delivery to customers and your profitability. Productivity i...

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Evaluating Document Management Systems: A Comprehensive Guide

A document management system (DMS) can measurably improve your productivity and efficiency. A good DMS helps m...

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7 Key Questions to Ask Before Choosing a DMS Provider

If you’re new to document management systems (DMS), how do you know what to look for when choosing the right p...

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