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8 Tips for Improving the 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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Is that final? 5 reasons to use 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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What's the difference between a QMS, eQMS and an eDMS?

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

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What is a document control system and why is it important?

Having a document control system in place is a requirement of quality standards and regulations around the wor...

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Document Management and Document Control: Is there a difference?

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

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Why not just use SharePoint 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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8 powerful 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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What is an Electronic Document Management System (EDMS)?

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

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Is it possible? Lean Document control procedures in the 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 a document control system

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

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Why not just use Dropbox 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 'must have' features of medical device document control software

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

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What’s the cost of chaos in a document management system?

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

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Why not just use Google Drive as a Document Management System?

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

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What is document life cycle management & why does it matter?

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

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Document control in your medical device Quality Management System

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

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What is document control?

How much control do you have over the documents your business generates? How much do you need?

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How are lean principles embodied in a good DMS?

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

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

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Organizing Organizational Knowledge: the case for information management in ISO 9001 (Part 2)

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

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How a Document Management System can help build operational resilience

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

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Should you use Microsoft software to build your own digital QMS?

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

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Organizing Organizational Knowledge: the case for information management in ISO 9001 (Part 1)

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

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Knowledge or noise? Managing your company’s structured & unstructured data

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

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Why document review is critical to successful new product development

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

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How Lean Documentation Creates Customer Value In The Development Cycle

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

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9 Ways Innovative Companies Use Their 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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Another Successful Exit For Another Cognidox Client

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

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The 5 Stages of Document Control Vital 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 - another “Made in Cambridge” success story

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

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Why a file sharing app is not a document management system

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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Organizational 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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Looking the wrong way: 7 reasons Document Management Systems fail

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

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Document management for 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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What does a good change control process look like?

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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ISO 26262: How can DMS solutions support the development of driverless tech?

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

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5 critical success factors for a new product development process

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

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Seven document control pitfalls and how to avoid them

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

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Why not just use Google Team Drive as a Document Management System?

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

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How a Document Management System can help you fight hyperscale threats

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

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Box Vs Dropbox as Document Management Systems

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

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Why not just use Box as a 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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Supply Chain Disruption and 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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ONEDRIVE VS SHAREPOINT AS DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

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

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Why not just use Dropbox as a document management system?

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

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All You Really Need For Xmas is a Competitive Advantage

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

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4 ways to fix a failing product development process with an agile tool-kit

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

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Why not just use SharePoint as a Document Management System?

What’s wrong with SharePoint, anyway? Why shouldn’t it be used as a document management system for a growing b...

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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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Tame the Product Development Cycle with a 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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How a DMS helps you get the most out of external collaborators

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

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