All you need to know about QMS integrations

A modern, cloud-based Quality Management System is designed to fit into the smart factory. It is not a standalone application but is also part of a bigger IT infrastructure. Think about integrating your QMS with your ERP, MES, PLM, instruments, sensors or supplier portal.
Bi-directional integration with AlisQI API

Example use cases

A modern business process never operates in a silo. Whether it bridges multiple systems inside of your organization or even in the supply chain, good quality management never stands alone.

Frequent integration scenarios are with:

  • ERP systems (master data, orders)
  • PLM (specification management)
  • Quality Data download for business reporting
  • Lab Instruments
  • IoT sensors or SCADA integration
Bi-directional integration with AlisQI API

ERP integrations

 

Your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is the home to a lot of crucial business information. That data is used in your QMS, but all too often needs to be transferred manually or, even worse, gets out of sync. 

Integrating your ERP with a modern QMS like AlisQI provides modern factories with the best of both worlds. Frequent use cases include:

  • Connecting master data from ERP to QMS
  • Initiating manufacturing orders from ERP to QMS
  • Releasing batches from QMS to ERP

PLM integrations

Specifications of products are typically managed in an ERP system or dedicated Product Lifecycles Management (PLM) system. Testing against the correct specification is critical to good quality management. And the more products you produce, the bigger this challenge. 

Integrating your PLM with AlisQI makes testing easy by always having the up-to-date specs available to the quality team.

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Business reporting

While a good QMS provides in-depth quality reporting, the data stored in a QMS is often valuable for other business reporting. Think about using quality data for supplier management, using aggregated data for ESH reports, and doing in-depth data analysis for business process improvements. 

All data in AlisQI can always be downloaded or directly be integrated with your reporting tool of choice through our API.

Lab instruments

Many instruments are used in manufacturing labs to validate the production outcomes. There’s nothing your lab technicians hate more than manually duplicating data from instrument displays to paper to the QMS. 

Modern instruments have APIs that can be used to bring data directly to your QMS and add them to the test results.

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IoT SCADA

IoT or SCADA integrations

With sensors readily available everywhere, quality management can directly be integrated with your production line. This involves both operators and the  quality team in the quality process so they can be proactive rather than reactive.

Data generated by sensors can be gathered through edge computing, IoT platforms, SCADA or sent directly to AlisQI.

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