Who Uses This Software?

Small to mid-sized manufacturing companies needing to more effectively manage their ISO-based quality system.


Average Ratings

27 Reviews
  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall
  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use
  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • CAMA Software
  • www.camasoftware.com/
  • Founded 2001
  • United States

About QCBD

The AFFORDABLE SOLUTION for small to mid-size companies. Designed specifically for MANUFACTURING companies, Quality Collaboration By Design (QCBD) is an integrated Quality Management Software for managing all your quality data. QCBD dramatically reduces the cost of achieving and maintaining compliance to quality management standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, AS9100, TS 16949 and SQF 2000 / ISO 22000. Window-based application (client-server, not a web application)


QCBD Features

  • Audit Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Corrective Actions (CAPA)
  • Defect Tracking
  • Document Management
  • Feedback Tracking
  • Incident Management
  • ISO Standards Management
  • Knowledge Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Nonconformance Tracking
  • Risk Management
  • Supplier Quality Control
  • Testing Management
  • Training Management

QCBD Reviews Recently Reviewed!

Review

Jun 26, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is user friendly. It is nice to see that all the QMS processes such us complaints, master list, corrective actions, non-conformance, deviations, supplier management and training are all captured in one database.

Cons: Various modules within the QCBD database has areas and fields that can not be modified to fit our company's need. Example: Equipment Management with work orders.

Very good software that is a great value.

Jun 26, 2017
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Contains all the necessary modules and features that we need. Simple to set-up and use (even for non-IT professionals.

Overall: Helped automate much of our Quality System.

Effective Quality Database software at reasonable cost

May 12, 2017
3/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: Excellent customer support & fast responses
Easy to set up and use
Robust - Doesn't crash, drag, or freeze-up on network
Low cost

Cons: In ability to add user defined fields within tabbed records - limited to one tab
Cannot create separate asset lists
Limited Maintenance module features

Overall: Organizes all my ISO requirements in one location

Quality Engineer

Mar 06, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: For the price this is very suitable for our needs.

Incredible product with incredible customer support

Jan 31, 2017
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: I do document control for our company, and have been tasked with customizing and setting up QCBD for our company's upcoming ISO 9001 registration. We do not have an IT person on staff and I have no database management experience at all, so I have been extremely impressed with the absolutely stellar customer support we have received and grateful for their patience and assistance with any and all questions I've had. Customer support is always timely, thorough, and thoughtful with their help and our suggestions or ideas for improving QCBD have been addressed. QCBD is also an incredibly robust, powerful product, and we have been extremely satisfied with all of the security, capabilities, and features it has to offer. A+ all around!

Good application

Jan 30, 2017
4/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
3 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: several modules, customization to user needs.

Cons: follow up, e-mail remainders

Overall: It facilitates our work managing our system. modules cover main issues. Automatic e-mail remainders may be great to improve follow up.

Recommendations to other buyers: No

Vendor Response

by CAMA Software on January 31, 2017

Thank you for your feedback. There is an optional feature called the "Report Engine". The Report Engine will allow you to configure the software to send e-mail notifications and reminders automatically.

Review MMT

Jan 27, 2017
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Comments: QCBD is a nice, simple software. I appreciate the consistent support. I do have fears that once the quality system grows, there will be issues because of the lack of software functionality. For example, it is very helpful if you can search within documents for certain text to avoid updating one document and not updating the other. (I apologize if this exists but I don't realize it). Additionally, there are many times that I found where manual processing is required. For instance, in the change order module, we need regulatory to complete an assessment and quality to complete a secondary, final approval. (As far as I know) To set this up, there have to be tasks created which relies on the initiator to remember each time. Automatic tasks for change order types would be very helpful. The list goes on, but the software is very easy to understand and easy to integrate.

QCBD Review

Jan 24, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use and ability to customize.

Cons: There are a few bugs in file names if you use special characters in the names.

Overall: My organization implemented QCBD approximately a year ago and have been extremely pleased with its performance and easy of use. The technical support of the CAMA software staff is second to none. I would recommend this product to anyone.

Recommendations to other buyers: Custom support is outstanding.

National Cable Molding Review

Jan 23, 2017
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Customizable layouts and general flexibility with the use of the data

Cons: Having to duplicate the changes done in the test database into the production database

Overall: Our implementation started last year and we don't expect to complete it until late 2017. This is mainly because: 1) we require significant customizations of the layouts to work with our systems, 2) limited staff resources to make the changes and verify the work., 3) after we verify all the changes and are ready to implement we will have to re-create those changes that we did in the test database in the production database.

I asked about item 3 because it involves so much re-entry and was advised that's how it is. I suppose we could have done all the changes in the production database to begin with but that goes counter to the typical approach of verification of test prior to production. This is the most significant drawback we have found with QCBD.

Overall, this does look like a very good solution for us and we are excited about the improvements to come.

Best QMS database for the price

Jan 23, 2017
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: This database is one of the best for the price.

Pros: Very intuitive and video training is the awesome part. It covers everything you need to implement and to maintain ISO 9001 standard. Excellent in document control and comprehensive for CAR. Great built in search engine.

Cons: Adding pop out reminder and automatic email reminder would make it even better.

QCBD is an excellent easy to use quality software

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It is a one stop shop for handling your company's basic quality needs

Cons: Setting up the training module with a large group and many documents takes time but is worth the effort

Overall: We are an aerospace, defense and medical technology company and use QCBD across 8 sites and utilize every module. While we have a separate MRP/ERP and document data vault, we utilize the Master List and Change Management modules along with the other modules. We have had excellent feedback from our AS9100, ISO 13485 and our many on-site customer audits regarding our use of QCBD. QCBD has become a staple for our company.

Great product - very easy to use!

Dec 08, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: We had to transfer from a Quality Management software package that was no longer supported. We found QCBD, and the staff explained the software and answered any questions we had. It was a very easy transition, and our team was able to begin using the software without any problems.

Great tool to have for our QMS.

Oct 17, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Features & Functionality
5 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
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Pros: QCBD has all the functionality we need to be clear and organized. The linking and attachments availability are very helpful. Each of the modules has several tabs which progress the user through the report. The customer support is outstanding!

Cons: None

Overall: QCBD has been a cornerstone for our quality management system. As a stand alone tool it has all the functions we need to be organized and thorough for all aspects of our ISO and customer audits.

Recommendations to other buyers: Like any software app' it will work better for you when everyone provides the data and standard protocols are used to keep it consistent. The tool will work great for you when the right reporting is entered.

ISO 9001 / API Q1 Approved!

Aug 22, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Features & Functionality
4 / 5
Customer Support
5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The training records, equipment control and document control are easy to use. Setting up the training saves a lot of time down the road.

Cons: Configuring the training records, can get a little confusing, but you get used to it pretty quickly. Customer support could be a little faster at getting back to you.

Overall: I tested out numerous QMS systems, and QCBD was the easiest to use. Not to mention, i's on your network, so there's no worry about those cloud database's monthly or annual charges.

Recommendations to other buyers: If you are in the need for a QMS database, QCBD is great. It's a one time fee for all the modules, or you can buy them each separately. Obviously it's cheaper to buy them all together. We only use half of them currently, but are making efforts to start using the others within the year.

Great tool and easy to use.

May 19, 2016
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been using QCBD for over 6 years and have been very pleased with its performance and ease of use, it is one of the best software purchases our company has made. We just completed a major audit with a customer and demonstrated QCBD's capabilities and they were very impressed. It is highly configurable to our company needs, but could use an additional module that can be customized to other business process such as inventory and bill of materials management. We have over 90 users and growing. We are using all of the modules for QA, Doc control/CM, Supplier Management and Training. We even customized the Deviation module to do Receiving Inspection since QCBD does not offer this as part of the software.

I have to say that we are very happy with the level of customer service, which surpasses any of the other software applications we are currently using.

For the money, QCBD is an unbeatable value

May 16, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have been in the Quality field for over 25 years. This is the best software that I have used for management of a Quality System. Easy to use, good documentation and online training. Technical Support is very fast to respond to questions.

I would definitely say that for the money this software is a lot a bang for the buck. You can't go wrong choosing QCBD.

Best for the price, and better than some that are more expensive.

Apr 07, 2016
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Very impressed on how well thought out the entire package is designed. If you think of your "wants' and "must haves" that you would want to see in your Quality Software, it's already done in QCBD. With a little effort you can customize a good package and make it your own and tailor it to your organizational requirements.

a good product and service for the price

Mar 31, 2016
3/5
Overall
3 / 5
Ease of Use
4 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: 1. Layout could be editable for all modules
2. need see "class" in the "dash board", not only the module.

QCBD offers the best overall package for small and medium sized companies.

Mar 30, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros:
Easy setup, easy to use, can be configured to the Needs of the Company, very reliable

Cons:
PDF Printer Header used to configurable and now it is fixed

Desired Features:
A possibility to link the QCBD database to other SW Systems, e.g. ERP System to Access e.g. the part number section and/or access documents

I LOVE this program, wish I purchased years ago.

Mar 30, 2016
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: We have sailed through the last ISO 13485 inspection using the QCBD program. I was quickly able to pull up documents and view status of all of our systems right from my desk.

Keeping everything centrally located in the software has made training staff and control of our quality system easy and efficient.

Carl and the rest of team have been very helpful no matter what I needed, from simple to complex questions.

I recommend this product frequently to all my customers and vendors.

I absolutely love QCBD.

Mar 30, 2016
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Pros are simply the ease in which I can make entries and file all information I need for employees, complaints, and corrections. I work in QCBD about 3 hours a day.

My only real con at this point is that the visible numbering system in itself is not indicative of what module the entry is located. I have gotten used to looking for the module info, but seeing a CA numered 1508 and a change order numbered 1508 is a little confusing at first glance.

100% Positive

Oct 28, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: QCBD Premier has been a major asset to our quality system. We are using it for process deviations, nonconforming material reports, corrective and preventive actions, customer complaints, and supplier qualification.

The software is easy to use, CFR part 11 compliant when validated, and comprehensive in its functionality. This product has more than paid for itself with the increased efficiency we have experienced since utilizing it. I would recommend QCBD to any company looking to establish and/or improve their quality system, with no hesitation.

Great program for a QA system

Jul 27, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: This QA program is easy to use, requiring minimal "learning curve" time. Each module is "adaptable" to allow the module to be "tailored' as needed. Able to develop & issue an "Approved Suppliers' List" within minutes of use.
Customer Service is fantastic. -- Always responsive and provides solutions that solve my problems. I would highly recommend this QA software to any who are limited in both man-power and financial resources. Great product at a great price.

Best QSM Software!

Jun 22, 2015
5/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I have used several different QSM software's over the years and QCBD out shines all of them. It has many excellent features including electronic signature approval, individual employee logins, dashboard views for quick reference, managing of CARs, PARs and Suppliers and keeps excellent records for training and calibration. Our ISO Auditor is impressed with this software whenever he comes to audit. Our company of over 450 employees (and growing) and has incorporated our safety documents and safety training into QCBD because it manages it so well. What sets QCBD above the rest is the reporting feature in each module. So many various ways to sort data within the system. With the added Reports Engine Console the software runs reports and emails the necessary people within the organization on a time schedule set up by you. It does the work for you! Technical support is the best I have dealt with.
I highly recommend this software!

Excellent affordable QA Transaction system

Apr 01, 2015
5/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I implemented QCBD at my company 4 years ago and it has helped revolutionize the way the organizational approaches managing changes and deviations. Moving from paper to electronic approval allowed controlling changes through authorized deviations and dispositions, and made it part of the culture. The system is very flexible and configurable - there are very few areas where I was not able to configure it to collect exactly the data that I wanted. The newer version that came out in 2014 is even better, allowing me to hide areas that don't relate to our business. I highly recommend QCBD for small to mid size companies that need a system to manage their QA activity.

Simple yet thorough software

Mar 19, 2015
4/5
Overall
4 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Our company is relatively small and used a manual system for our QMS. I was looking for some kind of database to maintain all of our documentation and found QCBD to be exactly what I was looking for. There were a couple of minor glitches and areas where I wish it could do certain things, but overall it does 100% of what I need. In other words, I am completely happy with it. I would recommend this to any small company looking for a way to manage their QMS.

Best software for the money

Apr 23, 2013
4/5
Overall
5 / 5
Ease of Use
5 / 5
Customer Support

Pros: Many good features, easy to use. Allow you to customize each module to meet your companies needs. Installation is easy. Can roll out one module at a time. Nice electronic signature feature. Good product!

Cons: The only con I have is moving your old data base into a new one. This is not really a con of QCBD but is true for moving from one database to another. CAMA does have good excell spreadsheets templates to help you do this, making it as easy as possible. QCBD has a nice selection of modules. I would like to see a few more, like Control Plans and PFMEA.

Overall: I would buy this again!