When evaluating accreditation management systems, the decision of on-premise or cloud-based can divide decision-makers. Below we discuss the pros and cons of both camps. While many solutions are leaning towards cloud-based these days, it’s important to evaluate the factors that matter most to your organization. We are going to look into the cost, security, scalability and user access regarding each option.
With the mobile nature of accreditation surveys and quality assessments, it makes sense to incorporate a mobile strategy in your auditing practices.
There are plenty of options out there when choosing smartphones and you should expect accreditation management software to work properly on any of them, not to mention larger format tablets. Many insist that the size or form-factor of even the largest smart phone is not adequate for the data collection activities that are necessary for an audit. It may be true that utilizing a smartphone to type up a full audit findings and recommendations report is less than ideal, but its usefulness in collecting information during the physical walkthrough or inspection should be considered.