Veeva Multi-Tenant Cloud EQMS Launched for Life Sciences & IFS Sees IIoT Potential [Monday Musings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, Jun 06, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The #MondayMusings blog series provides executive level insights and analysis for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Digital Transformation from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

Several weeks ago I wrote a post helping to clarify a lot of confusion in understanding what the Cloud is. It didn’t take long for a new Cloud offering in the EQMS space to exemplify the need for this understanding.

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Tags: EQMS, Cloud-Computing, Quality Management, Asset Performance Management, IIoT, Digital Transformation, #MondayMusings

The Single Most Important Factor in Quality Maturity

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, May 24, 2016 @ 10:28 AM

How Important is Executive Priority to Quality Management Maturity?

There is a misalignment between the value of Quality Management and Executive perception, but what does this mean to day-to-day Quality Management?

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Tags: Operational Excellence, EQMS, Quality Management

Next Gen EQMS from IQS & Increasing APM Concerns in Rail [Roundup]

Posted by Justine Holt on Sun, May 15, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

LNS Research explores recent events and news, such as survey results from ABB identifying how the importance of APM in rail is increasing; IQS releases its latest version of next gen EQMS; Amazon Web Services partners with Salesforce to build an IoT software; and OSHA regulations. 

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Asset Performance Management, Internet of Things, Smart Connected Assets, IIoT, Digital Transformation

Demystifying Smart Manufacturing at MESA & Defining Quality [MondayMusings]

Posted by Matthew Littlefield on Mon, May 09, 2016 @ 10:06 AM

The #MondayMusings blog series provides executive level insights and analysis for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Digital Transformation from the previous week’s briefings, events, and publications @LNSResearch.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Big Data, Internet of Things, MES, #MondayMusings

Breaking Out of the Silo: The Executive Commitment and Quality Business Case

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, May 03, 2016 @ 10:30 AM

The 2016 Quality research agenda includes several key topics, but no topic can be more important than the business case for quality. Why? Because the business case for quality both determines funding and, possibly more importantly, sets the stage for executive engagement/sponsorship.

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Tags: Risk Management, EQMS, Quality Management, Digital Transformation

The Changing Importance of Technology in Supplier Quality Management

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, Apr 26, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Supplier Quality Management (SQM) is a top of mind concern for Quality leaders. In recent years it has grown in importance, and today quality leaders have disruptive new technologies at their disposal to achieve market leadership.

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Supplier Quality Management

Pilgrim Fusion: Customer Intimacy and SmartStart

Posted by Dan Jacob on Thu, Apr 14, 2016 @ 11:00 AM

LNS Research attended Pilgrim Quality Solutions’ biennial Fusion user event in early April. The Fusion event is hosted every other year in Clearwater Beach, FL, and it provides a great chance to catch up with Pilgrim and its customer community.

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Tags: Risk Management, EQMS, Quality Management

What Does the Sparta-123Compliance Acquisition Mean for EQMS?

Posted by Dan Jacob on Fri, Feb 26, 2016 @ 11:04 AM

Sparta Systems Inc., one of the most well established and largest pure-play vendors in the Enterprise Quality Management Systems (EQMS) space, purchased 123Compliance, an EQMS vendor for the life sciences small and medium business (SMB) space developed on the Salesforce cloud platform on January 20th, 2016. What does this acquisition mean to Sparta and 123Compliance customers and to quality management as a whole? 

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Tags: EQMS, Quality Management, Compliance Management

Integrating Quality Management and Manufacturing Operations

Posted by Dan Jacob on Tue, Feb 02, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

Manufacturing and quality management are inextricably connected in process and theory, but often poorly or informally connected in data systems. Manufacturing Operations have deployed Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) systems to manage manufacturing maintenance, operations and functional quality.

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Tags: EQMS, MOM, Manufacturing, Quality Management

Driving the IIoT Through Partnerships & Acquisitions

Posted by Andrew Hughes on Tue, Jan 19, 2016 @ 10:00 AM

The start of 2016 has brought some fascinating news from the industrial control world. First we heard that PTC has acquired Kepware, and then there was an announcement that SAP and OSISoft are partnering to bring SAP HANA and the PI System together. This news is a strong indicator that the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is starting to take front stage in companies involved in industrial software.

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Tags: EQMS, MOM, Quality Management, Internet of Things, IIoT