Analyzing CEBOS: Quality Management Software


Ensuring the production and delivery of high quality products is an ongoing issue in the industrial setting. With the rising complexities of products and the corresponding process and technologies across the value chain, traditional methods for managing quality are becoming obsolete. As a response, a new software category is emerging, Enterprise Quality Management Software (EQMS).

quality management strategyIn mid-October, we released the industry’s first Solution Selection Guide for EQMS. Because the software space for quality management is ill-defined, we felt that this was not only necessary, but could also serve as a critical resource for industrial and manufacturing decision makers.

Choosing an EQMS solution is a process that can consume considerable resources and be a source of much confusion for industry executives. To help smooth this process, LNS believes our EQMS Solution Selection Guide should be the first stop on the journey. With 18 of the market’s top vendors covered in depth, it provides executives with everything needed to make a shortlist of potential EQMS solutions.

EQMS Software selection guide

In the coming weeks, we’ll be blogging about vendors listed within the publication, touching briefly on strengths, weaknesses, functionalities, industries served, technology architectures and more. The information provided is based on a number of briefings with vendors as well as our own analyses of the market.

This week, we’re covering CEBOS, an up-and-coming EQMS solution provider. Over the past 14 years, the Michigan-based vendor has grown its presence as well as its functionalities in the market.

A Brief Overview of CEBOS

With a stated aim of improving the quality of people’s lives through the design, development, and support of management system standard software, CEBOS covers a broad set of functionalities and industries. Since 1998, the company has invested heavily in and focused on its technology platform.

CEBOS’s suite of EQMS functionalities is good for mid-market automotive suppliers, medical device companies, and general manufacturers. Its functionalities touch many areas of enterprise quality management, showing particular strength in Production Part Approval Process (PPAP), Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Non-Conformance/Corrective and Preventive Action (NC/CAPA) Management, Compliance Management, Document Control, and Audit Management.

The vendor has a long history of staying on the leading edge of technology. It was one of the first firms to move from a traditional, form-based architecture to a .NET client-server framework with configurable user interface screens and workflows. CEBOS has continued this trend by moving to a cloud-based architecture, in addition to its on-premise offering.

Understanding the importance of the flow of data between Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and EQMS, CEBOS has put significant effort into developing strategic partnerships. These partnering companies, including QAD, Solarsoft, Workwise, and Exact, serve the same industries as CEBOS. Clients of these companies could benefit from considering CEBOS in the selection process.

A Deeper Look at CEBOS

For a more extensive overview of CEBOS, read LNS Research’s EQMS Solution Selection Guide. It covers industries served, specific functionalities included with its EQMS, company sizes served, geographies covered, technology delivery platforms, and technology delivery models. The guide also breaks down the vendor’s central attributes by total coverage areas, areas of strength, and areas of emerging strength.

Reviewing the analysis of CEBOS alongside the other 17 vendors covered, executives can take a comparative approach to selecting an EQMS solution. They will have everything needed to produce a shortlist of potential EQMS vendors for their organization’s implementation. More quality management software vendor write-ups can be found on our site as well.

If you are currently using or considering CEBOS’s software, we would like to hear about your experiences. Please feel free to reach us by email at info@lnsresearch.com.

EQMS Solution Selection Guide

For this selection and implementation, more information can be found in the links below:

Research Spotlights:

Enterprise Quality Management Software Best Practices Guide

Top Integration Points for Enterprise Quality Management Software

Blogs:

Top 3 Strategies for Selecting an EQMS Solution

EQMS: Understanding the Drivers behind Global Adoption

Realizing Operational Excellence through EQMS

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