Some of the first and most frequent questions that we are asked here at Mark1, understandably so, concern the cost of ISO certification. This is especially true for smaller businesses, who often worry that the money involved in achieving ISO 9001 certification will be prohibitive for their budgets. In this blog, we will discuss capital, control, and continuous improvement. Read on to find out how ISO certification might be cheaper than you think!
Cost Considerations: ISO Standards
There are a variety of aspects to consider when working out how much you will need to spend in your pursuit of ISO 9001 certification. The number of employees and business locations that you have, and annual turnover of your company, are all important factors. More importantly, however, during the initial stages of the process, you will need to assess any existing quality systems that you already use. Additionally, invest in improving areas that do not meet the standard. These variations make it impossible to give a definitive cost for ISO 9001 certification without an individual consultation. But we can certainly explain the various options available to you.
ISO 9001 Principles: Implementation and Processes
You will need to demonstrate your compliance with a suitable quality management system.
Depending on the level of support you require and the in-house capabilities of your existing team. You can either attempt to develop your own, or (as most choose to do), use a QMS developed by experts like the Mark1 team.
Saving Time and Money: Talk to Mark1
There are several benefits to leasing a QMS system, like Mark1’s dedicated Titan software. These include ease, the ability to pay a monthly fee that can often be tailored to fit your needs, and the optional support of dedicated ISO consultants. Able to be seamlessly integrated into your existing IT network, Titan is a user-friendly and cost-effective way to pursue certification.
For more information on the costs associated with ISO 9001, you can contact the Mark1 team here.