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#1 Clemkonan

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Posted 04 January 2020 - 05:17 PM

Does anyone know of a basic document management package probably based on Excel or MS Access that can be used house the FSMS and support seamless document presentation at audit time. I will not get the buy in to purchase a commercial package so I am hoping something basic is out there that the small low budget private company can use.

 

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 08:10 PM

Does anyone know of a basic document management package probably based on Excel or MS Access that can be used house the FSMS and support seamless document presentation at audit time. I will not get the buy in to purchase a commercial package so I am hoping something basic is out there that the small low budget private company can use.

 

Thanks for your time.

 

I think there are a few examples in previous threads here but you may have to do a bit of searching to find them.

It's probably no accident that commercial packages are not insignifcant business. :smile:


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Posted 06 January 2020 - 06:47 PM

Loads of consultants found on the forum would be happy to make you something specific to your business, and teach you how to maintain it afterward. I'd reach out to some of them and see if they can make you something compatible with the software package you have.


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Posted 07 January 2020 - 05:57 AM

Loads of consultants found on the forum would be happy to make you something specific to your business, and teach you how to maintain it afterward. I'd reach out to some of them and see if they can make you something compatible with the software package you have.

 

I agree but, based on OP,  my guess is no buy-in for Consultants Fees either. :crying:


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Posted 07 January 2020 - 05:20 PM

I agree but, based on OP,  my guess is no buy-in for Consultants Fees either. :crying:

True, did we have any IFSQN webinars that covered database making in excel? Not sure if we ever did or not.

 

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 11:51 PM

True, did we have any IFSQN webinars that covered database making in excel? Not sure if we ever did or not.

 

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IIRC there is a previous thread here which includes a downloadable, customised, access-based file for testing/evaluation purposes.

 

Webinars also unsure, a query for the Master Planner. :smile:


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Posted 08 January 2020 - 01:14 AM

Not sure of the cost, but you can check out Infinity QS.  It is basically a blank database software that you setup and customize to your application.

 

We use it at my current facility, but the problem is no one really knows how to customize it except for one person.  The one person is an average level user at best so we are severely lacking the knowledge here.  They do offer courses for the software.

 

So if you are someone who is computer savvy, understands database programming a bit, and your company can shell out licenses for the program it may work for you.






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