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What is QCBD?

The AFFORDABLE SOLUTION for small to mid-size companies. Designed specifically for MANUFACTURING companies, Quality Collaboration By Design (QCBD) is an integrated Quality Management Software for managing all your quality data. QCBD dramatically reduces the cost of achieving and maintaining compliance to quality management standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, AS9100, TS 16949 and SQF 2000 / ISO 22000. Window-based application (client-server, not a web application)

Who Uses QCBD?

Small to mid-sized manufacturing companies needing to more effectively manage their ISO-based quality system.

Where can QCBD be deployed?

Cloud-based
On-premise

About the vendor

  • CAMA Software
  • Founded in 2001

QCBD support

  • Phone Support

Countries available

Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and 3 others

Languages

English

QCBD pricing

Starting Price:

US$4,000.00/one-time
  • Yes, has free trial
  • No free version

QCBD does not have a free version but does offer a free trial. QCBD paid version starts at US$4,000.00/one-time.

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About the vendor

  • CAMA Software
  • Founded in 2001

QCBD support

  • Phone Support

Countries available

Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Netherlands and 3 others

Languages

English

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Features of QCBD

  • Audit Management
  • Change Management
  • Complaint Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA)
  • Document Coding & Control
  • Document Management
  • Equipment Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Quality Control
  • Risk Management
  • Supplier Management
  • Training Management

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Reviews of QCBD

Average score

Overall
4.6
Ease of Use
4.5
Customer Service
4.9
Features
4.4
Value for Money
4.9

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001

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5
68%
4
25%
3
7%
Edward
Edward
Quality Manager -- ASQ-CQA, CQM in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Biotechnology
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

I am now at my 3rd company using QCBD. Each has benefited greatly for audits and day to day use.

5.0 6 years ago

Comments: My first experience with QCBD, the company already had it installed. The other two realized the opportunity and instituted the application without reservations. Management, auditors and operators enjoy how simple it is to use and how easy it is to find the QMS information and data.

Pros:

What impresses me most; is having external customers and their executives, with expensive and complex eDMS tools, appreciate the amount of information available within a few screens and search clicks.

Cons:

The amount of data that can be searched by or with an auditor increases the likelihood of finding; which means we must be diligent in perusing everything.

Justin
President in US
Aviation & Aerospace, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

One word comes to mind when describing this software, phenomenal!

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: If you are searching for software to make audits successful, store information in one location, make info easily searchable, email automated reports, and earn positive comments from the auditors you encounter, then this software is a must-have.
All of the above back with top-notch customer support is why our company recommends QCBD!

Pros:

We are an ISO/AS certified company and started by incorporating all QMS documents; our goal was to track revisions and changes to the documents and eliminate the gaps with network folders and passwords previously used to control Word docs. This was a vast improvement for our company; the most challenging part of implementing was convincing the staff this was a necessary step in continuous improvement. We then worked on implementing CAR’s and PAR’s. The CAR process follows the 8D methodology and is another game-changer in promoting consistency within the company. The process and requirements are clearly defined, and each of the field names can be easily modified to fit the terminology used in your company. Tasks can be added, approvers assigned, and so much more. The next step was phasing out the Excel sheet we used as a training matrix and implementing the training module. This module is a must-have! QMS documents can be tied to a training record with one-time training requirements, training by date, or training on change. The training matrix is set up by department, position, or job function; this eliminates remembering who and what has to be trained for each position. When a new employee starts, it is as simple as classifying a few predetermined parameters, and the software issues the training matrix consistently every time. Other modules we are using include Process Deviation, Supplier Management, with is Customer Complaints to be the next implementation.

Cons:

There is no software out there that will do everything you want; however, with QCBD, if you can imagine it, there is probably a way to get a similar result. In other words, the ability to make customizations to the modules, layouts, access levels, etc., are powerful tools.

Bob
Quality Director in US
Chemicals, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Effective Quality Database software at reasonable cost

3.0 7 years ago

Comments: Organizes all my ISO requirements in one location

Pros:

Excellent customer support & fast responses Easy to set up and use Robust - Doesn't crash, drag, or freeze-up on network Low cost

Cons:

In ability to add user defined fields within tabbed records - limited to one tab Cannot create separate asset lists Limited Maintenance module features

John
Quality and Regulatory in US
Packaging & Containers, 201–500 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Great product and customer service

5.0 3 years ago

Comments: QCBD has significantly upgraded the paper based system that was in use and helped remove silos to better understand and manage our QMS. We have taken control of the quality system and have established the QMS as a value added business group. The benefits of a custom configuration have allowed us to personalize the system. The implementation and configuration of the software included a deep dive into our quality system to ensure the software and the system worked together. It was a valuable exercise to review processes and procedures to ensure they were optimized.

Pros:

The software is well developed to meet the needs of various compliance requirements and the communication between the modules allows us to identify trends across various quality programs. A few pros listed below. 1. Custom configuration 2. Customer support 3. Ease of use 4. Training materials available 5. Compliance features (E-signatures, validation options) 6. Low cost 7. Custom reporting options 8. User friendly for all levels of the organization

Cons:

There are a few little things that anyone could find with any software program that does not exactly fit their need and that is the case for QCBD too, but the cons are minor and are far outnumbered by the pros.

Marifrances
Sr QA Engineer in US
Biotechnology, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Amazing QMS software. Unbelievable price. Unparalleled technical support. A real find!!

5.0 6 years ago

Comments: We have used QCBD since 2012 when we started to seriously work toward certification to ISO 13485. QCBD facilitated our certification readiness because the QMS forms/records function (customer complaints, change orders, process deviations, corrective actions, etc) ensures that the completeness of documentation is consistent; data fields can be set to "required". Document revision control is further ensured because QCBD automatically prints a release status and print date timestamp along the top edge of each page, by default. User access is managed with a flexible system of use privileges/right as set by a QCBD Administrator. The electronic signature feature is compliant with 21 CFR Part 11. Lots of features. I 100% recommend QCBD to anyone who asks.

Pros:

All the QMS document control and record requirements are addressed with a single application, QCBD. Everything is in one place. Records can be linked together which makes the whole story easy to remember and explain to an auditor. Certification auditors and auditors who come on behalf of our customers are always impressed with our documentation and record control. Our certification auditor told us she has suggested QCBD to clients who are still struggling with manual document control and QMS records systems because they think they cannot afford a software-based system. Technical support is responsive, helpful, and gracious. Suggestions for improvement are considered. The technical support is the best I have ever worked with. Ever!

Cons:

Customization options are less flexible than I would like; some modules are more flexible than others. I would like to see better supporting documentation. The hotfix software upgrade notes are not always clearly written. The user manuals are not as complete as I would like, however, the on-line videos are helpful and easily accessible.