Xybion provides a complete Programs & Management Objectives module as part of its eQCM® XD quality management software suite. Historically most organizations viewed the creation and monitoring of management programs as a necessary task in order to achieve ISO certification. The emergence of governance regulations and the move toward continuous improvement through the monitoring of key performance indicators necessitates that companies look for ways to measure their critical processes against the company goals and objectives in order to look for improvement and latent risk areas. Thus, companies are setting measurable objectives, recording data to measure against those objectives, and reporting on the status of their compliance as part of their tactical and strategic activities.
With eQCM XD Program and Management Objectives (PMO), organizations can set company or department or unit-wide objectives and tie those objectives to the applicable programs in the organization which may include environmental, health & safety and quality programs, to name a few. However, documenting a company’s objectives, linked programs and targets is merely the first step in compliance. To effectively manage objectives, organizations must also monitor the progress toward achieving those objectives and ensure that all stakeholders are aware of their activities required to achieve them. Corrective actions can be put in place in the event that the realization of an objective is not met. Monitoring of the objectives is done simply through establishing measurable targets and/or action items that utilize eQCM XD’s powerful task management system to push tasks into the relevant workloads.
eQCM XD PMO is effective for small companies as well as large enterprises. Corporate and department-specific objectives can be established and approved. In addition, eQCM XD PMO provides a long-term strategy for dealing with objectives by allowing the programs to be copied from one year to the next, allowing trending of the compliance with the objectives over time and over business units.