ISO Certification cost depends on the size and complexity of the organizations. The cost for an ISO Certification is ideally calculated considering the audit time requirement, no of people to be trained, the number of sites from which the organization operates.
Also depending on various Certification Bodies, the ISO Cost varies due to administrative costs and audit day rates.
Also, the cost of employing an experienced ISO Consultant must be accounted for. Audit preparations, report writing, gap analysis, implementation, etc.
Travel expenses for the consultant and Certification body for the audit are billable to the client.
Cost of not becoming ISO Certified
An important aspect to be considered here is the lost opportunity cost by not getting ISO Certified and continuing the daily business operations.
Organizations today are constantly aiming to acquire more clients/customers, drive demand, and exceed customer expectations to scale up quickly.
In the dynamic marketplace, new customer acquisition is getting tougher. Quality of service and business process optimization is a very important aspect to keep up the reputation and achieve business growth.
These are the opportunity cost of getting an ISO Certification
1. Unmet Customer Requirements
Organizations focusing their goals on short term profits and not satisfying customer needs will receive negative customer feedback in the long run.
Eventually, it will result in low business. Hence, ISO Certification implementation helps to realign organization goals to enhance customer satisfaction.
ISO Certification includes risk-based thinking methodologies and frameworks that ensure higher customer satisfaction is offered by the organization while performing the daily business operations.
2. Products Quality
Product quality is an important aspect of customer satisfaction. Good quality products and services are expected by customers consistently and any drop in product quality will result in loss of the reputation of the brand.
Improving product quality is one of the major objectives of ISO Certification. The Quality Management System ensures maintaining quality standards in the business processes and operations consistently.
ISO 9001 Certification helps in achieving this objective easily and the right way. The required corrective actions and quality documentations help in maintaining product quality consistently by the organizations.
3. Faster Realization of Company Goals
ISO Certification helps to streamline the business process according to the business objectives and provides corrective actions.
It also provides a framework to fast achieve the organization’s objectives mainly driving sales or providing exceptional service.
ISO Certified companies follow a certain level of process optimizations and workflow, it helps in a standardized approach in business operations across branches and teams across the organization.
All the stakeholders work ahead towards achieving the common company objectives.
4. Employee Productivity and workplace improvements
ISO Certification and frameworks help in enhancing employee productivity and improvements in the workplace.
The ISO Certification process benefits the organization from the documentation and quality manual policies. The employees will have a clear understanding of the operations and work responsibilities.
Also, it impacts the overall work improvement and builds confidence in the employee’s roles and active interests.
5. International Recognition
ISO Certification provides organizations to enhance their quality standards to an international level and gain global recognition.
Many multi-national companies prefer ISO Certified suppliers and partners, and the tender requirements also have mandatory ISO Certification from a trusted ISO Certification body.
ISO 9001:2015 – The Most Popular Certification Standard
ISO 9001:2015 Certification is the most common and effective certification standard. ISO 9001:2015 Certification Standard provides the framework for building a Quality Management System(QMS).
The QMS system implementation will transform the organization’s operational process and enhances quality standards.
Steps in ISO 9001:2015 Certification
1. Develop the Quality Management System
Take the assistance of an expert ISO Consultant to develop the Quality Management System. Prepare the documents required and assign employee responsibilities to actively work together to achieve the common goals of the company
2. Implement the QMS System
Ensure the procedures are being performed as per the standard documentation and quality manual.
Monitor the effectiveness of the QMS by measurable data wherever possible and recommend corrective actions.
3. Verify the System – Internal Audit and Corrective Actions
The QMS system at this stage will be examined by an Internal Auditor/ ISO Consultant to find any non-compliances from the standard policies and procedures.
Then Suggest the indicated changes and proceed to correct the same.
4. External Audit and Issuance of ISO Certification
Once the corrective actions are applied, the ISO Certification body will conduct an audit and upon conformity of the business process with the ISO Certification guidelines, the ISO Certification will be issued for the company.
The Cost of ISO 9001:2015 Certification depends on various factors. However, the business benefits offered by the ISO Certification to an organization out beats the cost involved in the long run.
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