Document Control & Authorisation
Documentation has to be carefully controlled at several stages – when it is created, when it is distributed, when it is altered and when it is recalled/stored for historic reference.
At each of these points in its existence, the ISO IT Systems can take on tasks that would otherwise have to be handled by humans – taking their focus away from their profit-generating work and diverting it to mundane (but vitally important) bureaucracy.
When this is carried out manually, every step shown has to be completed by hand (shown in red in the diagram below).
Where the automated systems are engaged, only the red shaded steps are completed by hand, and the remaining green steps are automatically carried out by the systems.