Category Archives: ISO Software

QMSCAPA Update to v2.6.12

Important enhancements were made in a new release of QMSCAPA™ (version 2.6.12) and is available for download from ABCI-Software.​​​​​​​

  • Added a new Nonconformance Report template to report NCRs by “Type” and date range.
  • Enhanced the Monitoring and Measuring Device module.
  • Enhanced the module for evaluating and surveying customer satisfaction.
  • Fixed a problem with correctly storing the User Defined Menu options in the QMSCAPA.INI file.
  • Updated the Document Control Index Viewer [DCIViewer.exe]
  • Updated the File and Table Manager.
  • Updated all Report Templates to include the template file name in the Report footer.
  • Updated the Supplier/Vendor Survey Questionnaire sets. (See options to access example data files and tables.)

Download the QMSCAPA ‘Update‘ and the free Viewer for Documented Information

QMSCAPA Viewer for Documented Informationhttp://qmscapa.abci-software.com/index.html?download_demo__upgrade.htm
  • 1) Document Icon – The Document Control Index (DCI) browse table hyperlinks to the file path of the stored document or image. The native file viewer opens the linked document.
  • 2) Person/Clipboard Icon – The Records Control Index (RCI) browse table hyperlinks to the file path of records and record approvals.
  • 3) information Icon – The Referenced Document table may be used to link to electronic documents for important equipment/instrument user guides, referenced standards, guidance document and other forms of Organization Knowledge.

Additional information about this release has been posted to What’s New in QMSCAPA.

Risk Assessments and Management Methods for ISO Management Systems

Important enhancements have been made to the QMSCAPA™ software module for Risk Assessments and Management.

The QMSCAPA Risk Assessment (RA) module consist of:

  • Table of Risk Assessments (current and historical assessments)
    • A sub-table of specific aspects of the risk assessments
    • A look-up table of the risk impact values with regard to the
      • Probability (P) {likelihood}
      • Severity (S) {impact}
      • Detection (D) {overall detection ability reduces risk
    • Five user-defined boundaries, e.g. Very Low, Low, Medium, High, Very High.

The impact values are used to calculate the Risk Priority Number (RPN) for each aspect.

RPN = (P * S * D)

The module is developed around the concepts typically found in a Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA).

The single-user version of QMSCAPA software may be downloaded free of charge, simply click here to join the QMSCAPA users-group.

The Risk Assessments browse table can store a large number of current and/or historical assessments.

  1. The browse window contains sort tabs for instant viewing of data according to the key value of the Tab.
  2. Risk assessments can be performed and recorded for virtually any type of risk related to the organization, relevant interested parties, product, service, staff, logistics, transportation, and cost, including environmental, health and safety.
  3. View RiskAspects button: Opens a sub-table of related aspects to the highlighted risk assessment may be viewed, added, edited or deleted as needed.
  4. RIP icon button: Access the Relevant Interested Parties table (RIP).
  5. Print Assessment button: Use the button to print a Risk Assessment, which includes all aspects and impacts recorded.
  6. Copy Assessment or Template button: The copy button control copies the currently highlight assessment record.
  7. The tab 10) Templates applies a filter that only shows the Risk Assessments designed to be templates.

The Risk Aspect module form is configured with 4 main Tabs or sections:

  1. The General Tab contains information about the failure (generic for incident, breach, non-conformance). The assessment calculation tool (pre and post mitigation results) is designed for rating or assessing a specific aspect of the Risk identified and associated in the Risk Assessment Table. Therefore, a one to many relationship exist between the Risk (parent table) and the Aspects (child table).
  2. Tab 2) contains fields for additional consequences.
  3. Tab 3) contains fields for mitigation or risk treatment actions.
  4. Tab 3) contains a method of generating risk impact statement based upon availability, confidentiality, integrity and financial effect.

1) General tab

(A) In the form image below/right, Describe the failure and the failure mode.

(B) Describe what may cause the failure and the failure effect.

(C) The impact values for calculating the Risk Priority Number (RPN) (pre-mitigation treatments); see the look-up table for impact values:

  • RPN = Probability (P) * Severity (S) * Detection

(D) The impact values for calculating the Risk Priority Number (RPN) (post-mitigation treatments);

(E) Look-up Tables for Response to Risk Aspect and the current/last Status of the Risk Aspect.

(F) The RPN can report the pre or post-mitigation action [√] RPN Post Mitigation Action is check-box.

Additional QMSCAPA risk assessment and management information has been published at qmscapa.net.

ISO 9001:2015 Implementation Guidance & Document Templates Kit

The ‘2015 version’ of our ISO 9001 Implementation and Guidance Kit is available as a Microsoft Word (.docx files) template set that addresses all clauses in ISO 9001:2015.

The documents (plans and procedures) were first developed to assist ISO 9001:2008 management system users to transition to the ISO 9001:2015 framework.

QMSCAPA Software is included and offers a complete set of controls and performance monitoring tools required by the ISO 9001:2015 Standard.


The ISO 9001:2015 Implementation Guidance Kit contains:

QMSCAPA provides controls and methods for Corrective Actions, Customer Satisfaction (surveys), Documented Information Management, Evaluating Suppliers, Internal Auditing, Measuring Devices, Measuring Key Performance (KPI), Measuring Objectives, Product Life-Cycles, Risk Assessments, Training Validation, plus much more.

  • An ISO 9001:2015 Learning Guide;
  • A Quality Management System (QMS) Template for a Plan [file name: ISO 9001-2015 QMS Plan v01 (Draft 1)];
  • And the following examples of Quality Procedures (QP) Templates:
  1. QP-0410 Context of the OrganizationMicrosoft Word Compatible Files
  2. QP-0440 Quality Processes
  3. QP-0520 Quality Policy
  4. QP-0530 Roles & Responsibilities
  5. QP-0610 Risk and Opportunity Management
  6. QP-0620 Quality Objectives
  7. QP-0630 Change Management
  8. QP-0714 Business Environment
  9. QP-0715 Monitoring & Measurement Device Control
  10. QP-0720 Training
  11. QP‐0750 Control of Documents and Records
  12. QP-0810 Production Planning
  13. QP-0823 Contract Review
  14. QP-0830 Product Design and Development
  15. QP-0830 Packaging Design and Development
  16. QP-0840 Purchasing Services and Materials
  17. QP-0851 Production Process
  18. QP-0853 Customer Property
  19. QP-0854 Preservation of Product
  20. QP‐0870 Control of Nonconformances
  21. QP-0912 Measuring Customer Satisfaction
  22. QP‐0920 Internal Audits
  23. QP-0930 Management Review
  24. QP‐1020 Corrective Action
  25. ISO 9001:2015 Auditor Checklist

Includes Free support for the Microsoft Word templates and QMSCAPA software through email, and optional real-time support is also available on a hourly fee basis.

ISO 9001 Implementation Kit

ISO 9001:2015 Implementation Kit (Support Option)

AS9100D Implementation Guidance & Template Documents Kit

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We are pleased to announce the release of the ‘D version’ of our AS9100 Implementation and Guidance Kit. The Microsoft Word (.docx files) template set address all clauses in AS9001D.

The documents were first developed to assist AS9100C management system users to transition to the AS9100D framework that was derived from ISO 9001:2015. The QMSCAPA Software software offers a complete set of controls and performance monitoring tools required by the AS9100 Standard.


The AS9100D Implementation Guidance Kit contains:

QMSCAPA provides controls and methods for Corrective Actions, Customer Satisfaction (surveys), Documented Information Management, Evaluating Suppliers, Internal Auditing, Measuring Devices, Measuring Key Performance (KPI), Measuring Objectives, Product Life-Cycles, Risk Assessments, Training Validation, plus much more.

  • An AS9100D Learning Guide;
  • An Aerospace Quality Management System (AQMS) Example Plan [file name: AS9100 AQMS Plan v01 (Draft 1)];
  • And the following examples of Quality Procedures (QP):
    1. QP-0410 Context of the OrganizationQMSCAPA for Workgroups
  1. QP-0440 Quality Processes
  2. QP-0520 Quality Policy
  3. QP-0530 Roles & Responsibilities
  4. QP-0610 Risk and Opportunity Management
  5. QP-0620 Quality Objectives
  6. QP-0630 Change Management
  7. QP-0714 Business Environment
  8. QP-0715 Monitoring & Measurement Device Control
  9. QP-0720 TrainingMicrosoft Word Compatible Files
  10. QP‐0750 Control of Documents and Records
  11. QP-0810 Production Planning
  12. QP-0823 Contract Review
  13. QP-0830 Product Design and Development
  14. QP-0830 Packaging Design and Development
  15. QP-0840 Purchasing Services and Materials
  16. QP-0851 Production Process
  17. QP-0853 Customer Property
  18. QP-0854 Preservation of Product
  19. QP‐0870 Control of Nonconformances
  20. QP-0912 Measuring Customer Satisfaction
  21. QP‐0920 Internal Audits
  22. QP-0930 Management Review
  23. QP‐1020 Corrective Action
  24. AS9100D Auditor Checklist

Includes Free support for the Microsoft Word templates and QMSCAPA software through email, and 0ptional real-time support is also available on a hourly fee basis.

AS9100D Implementation Kit

AS9100 Implementation Kit (Support Option)

QMSCAPA: Alert Message and Non-conformance Module Enhanced

Important enhancements were made to a recent release of QMSCAPA™, version 1.32.16 and is available for download from ABCI-Software.

Featured in this release …

  • Enhanced the Non-conformance reporting module
  • Enhanced the AIM NC Report templates
  • Enhanced the Performance Dashboard Report templates
  • Enhanced the ISO Objective and Controls module
  • Enhanced the Risk Assessment & Treatment module.
  • ​Additional features and guidance are published to http://qmscapa.abci-software.com

End-User License:

  • The single user release of QMSCAPA (version 1 all releases) is license free, which means QMSCAPA is free to use and free to share for single users.
  • Multiple-user and site licenses for QMSCAPA are available from ABCI Software.

Computer Requirements:

Single user QMSCAPA requires Windows XP (SP3) or higher, including Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012. We recommend a Windows Server with Remote Desktop Connections for Multiple-users of QMSCAPA.
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Supply Chain Management Tools Enhanced in QMSCAPA

Essential to most company Quality Management Systems are the effective management and over-sight of its supply chain. Supply chain management is often referred to as the streamlining of a business’ supply-side activities to maximize customer value and satisfaction. Effective evaluation and analysis of suppliers in the supply chain can lead to competitive advantages in the marketplace. Also, a well-managed continual process for surveying existing and potential suppliers can lead to improvements in the supply chain that are as efficient and economical as possible.

The QMSCAPA Supply Chain Management Tools consist of …

A database for Supplier Survey Questionnaires that may easily edited or copied to modify as an additional set of Supplier Survey Questionnaires.
A Supplier/Vendor Table with relationships for …

  • Supplier Survey Questionnaires sent to specific Supplier/Vendors;
  • Records for Surveys completed;
  • Supplier/Vendor worksheets for internal evaluations and scoring.
  • Click here to download a PDF copy of the QMSCAPA Supplier Survey Questionnaire.

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Software for International Management Systems focuses on Risk Assessments

We are pleased to announce the release of a new version of QMSCAPA v1.17.4, our International and Quality Management System software. This version is available for download from ABCI-Software by joining our software-user-group.

In this version special attention has been focused on enhancing our Risk Assessment module, which now includes new boundary controls that are user definable. Our default boundaries are Very Low, Low, Medium, High and Very High.

These boundaries can be triggered by user-defined values for evaluating Probability (P), Severity (S) and the Detection (D) of risk. A Risk Priority Number (RPN) is calculated at the Risk Aspect level and the Risk Assessment level. At the Aspect level the RPN equals P * S * D. The RPN at the Risk Assessment level equals the sum of all Aspect RPNs within a single Risk Assessment. Essentially, QMSCAPA can create and store thousands of Risk Assessments and related Aspects.

End-User License:
The single user release of QMSCAPA (version 1 all releases) is license free, which means QMSCAPA is free to use and free to share. Multiple-user and site licenses for QMSCAPA are available from ABCI-Software.

A list of new features and other enhancements are listed at:
qmscapa.abci-software.com

Reminder Note:
The upgrade installation program (QMSCAPA-1U.exe) will not install any data, however default report templates are updated. Therefore, you can use this installation wizard to upgrade an existing QMSCAPA installation.

The demo installation program (QMSCAPA-1D.exe) will install demonstration data and report templates. Therefore, do not use this installation wizard to upgrade an existing QMSCAPA. However, the demonstration data is essential for new installations.

Of course, if you have any suggestions to help us improve QMSCAPA we would really appreciate getting your feed-back.

Computer Requirements:

Single user QMSCAPA requires Windows XP (SP3) or higher, including Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. We recommend a Windows Server with Remote Desktop Connections for a multi-user installation of QMSCAPA.

QMSCAPA v1.8.107 is available for download

QMSCAPA™ stands for Quality Management System, Corrective Actions and Preventive Actions (CAPA). However, QMSCAPA™ provides many of the tools necessary to maintain excellent international and quality management systems.

QMSCAPA™ software provides an excellent CAPA tool, plus database tools for many more quality related matters.

In this release of QMSCAPA, our popular Quality Management Software, we have included several important enhancement that are design to provide easier use:

  1. Support to allow the Windows OS Control Panel to control the QMSCAPA date field format; e.g. MM/DD/YYYY or DD-MM-YY and others.
  2. Enhanced the Vendor Table and Form.
  3. Added a Vendor Status look-up table

Join Our User Group

QMSCAPA™ is quality management software designed by a user group of quality professionals, including assessors, auditors, consultants and quality managers for quality management systems. If you have an idea or new feature that you would like to see in QMSCAPA please join our user group by completing our web form.

Users Licenses

Single User License: The single user version of QMSCAPA is license free, which means QMSCAPA is free to use and fee to share.

Multiple User and Site License: Mulitple-user and Site Licenses are available from ABCI-Software.

QMSCAPA is FREE for single users!

Yes QMSCAPA is license free for single users, but did you know that QMSCAPA is designed to provide support up to 50 simultaneous users?

QMSCAPA is designed for multiple simultaneous users when used in a Microsoft Server that provides Remote Desktop Services.  Remote Desktop Services (RDS), known as Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008 and earlier is one of the components of Microsoft Windows that allows a user to take control of a remote computer or virtual machine over a network connection.

Remote Desktop Services is Microsoft’s implementation of thin client, where Windows software and the entire desktop of the computer running Remote Desktop Services, are made accessible to a remote client machine that supports Remote Desktop Protocol. With Remote Desktop Services, only software user interfaces are transferred to the client system. All input from the client system is transmitted to the server, where software execution takes place.

Remote Desktop Services provides the multiple-user community many benefits, which includes:

 ✓ Easy and single point installation for initial installation and upgrades;

✓ Domain security for internal and external users;

✓ Ubiquitous cloud connection from any windows computer with available RDP services.

Yes the QMSCAPA single user version is license free. However, if you wish to have more than one simultaneous user of QMSCAPA you will need a license/copy for each user.

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QMSCAPA v1.8.43 is Available for Download

In this release of QMSCAPA, our popular Quality Management Software, we have included several important enhancement that are design to provide support for multilingual installations.

Essentially are providing an end-user with the tools to change (translate) the field and window prompts of most QMSCAPA windows. In addition to the global feature we have included the following new features and fixes:

  1. Released user-definable help system (F1 Key) and question-mark button [ ? ] to allow for multilingual support.
  2. Enhanced the CAPA, Documents, training programs (plus more) browse tables to allow users more options to arrange and sort columns.
  3. In the Document Management Module we increased user-defined Document Id field to 40 characters.
  4. Added CAPA Task List table linked to each CAPA.
  5. Added CAPA Task Reporting.

Join Our User Group

QMSCAPA™ is quality management software designed by a user group of quality professionals, including assessors, auditors, consultants and quality managers for quality management systems. If you have an idea or new feature that you would like to see in QMSCAPA please join our user group by completing our web form.

License Free

The single user version of QMSCAPA is license free, which means it is free to use and fee to share.

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