Ease

Beacon Quality


4.5 / 5
13 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Large and mid-sized manufacturers in the Automotive, Aerospace and Defense industries, as well as OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturer/Manufacturing).


Average Ratings

13 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Ease
  • www.easeinc.com
  • Founded 1986
  • United States

About Beacon Quality

Get full free access to our mobile friendly, web-based audit and inspection software, Beacon Quality. Trusted by some of the top automotive and aerospace suppliers such as Dana, Eaton, Tenneco, Mubea, Gestamp. Reduce administrative time by 85% and gain access to immediate reporting, randomized questions, simple scheduling, and the ability to add photos & video.


Beacon Quality Features

  • Compliance Management
  • Dashboard
  • Exceptions Management
  • Internal Controls Management
  • Issue Management
  • Multi-Year Planning
  • Risk Assessment

Beacon Quality Reviews Recently Reviewed!


This online system is easy to navigate and is great for extracting results!

Apr 19, 2018
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: I like how easy it is to conduct an audit. All the questions are there, and the flow of the audit is seamless. I like being able to have the audits appointed to me, but also the ability to add audits as needed. This is a great tool for us to use in verifying our corrective actions. At anytime I can go watch our process, pull us the audit on my phone, and quick and easy, I'm done.

I also like the reporting aspect. I would spend a full work day combing through results, and issuing nonconformances. This automatically sends the mitigation to the process owner. They go in answer the issue. It saves so much time in more than one area. I highly recommend this software!

Cons: The scheduling is pretty good, but I wish there was some different options. We have a rotating team in 2 of our production areas. The schedule must be put in weekly for the audits. It doesn't take long, but is more work than scheduling one auditor for a month, or several auditors that audit on the frequencies provided.

Overall: Reduced time in conducting audits, compiling results, answering nonconformances. It is easy to pull information from the software.

Beacon Quality has really streamlined our layered process audits

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It's very easy to use. The app is very convenient. The ability to customize usage for our products and processes is a huge benefit. Being able to attach pictures to the questions provides a great opportunity for people doing the audits to learn what is acceptable and what is not when they otherwise might not be so clued in to production on a daily basis.

Cons: Sometimes the app can be a bit slow to load, although I'm chalking this up to a sketchy connection. Really no downside to the product that I can think of. We've been able to customize everything we've needed for it's use. I use it ever day for a Quality or Layered Process Audit.

Overall: Streamlined our LPA work, ease of customization, solid reporting to help identify problem areas to drive corrective actions.

Overall, the software is able to give reports and track responses well. Great for managing C/A.

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Reporting of Corrective Actions/ activities such as Layered Process Audit function. Good for promoting Quality awareness for your processes/ procedures- as a useful tool to management.

Cons: With the onslaught of daily emails, I find Ease Beacon notifications to be too many. I do not need to be notified that I've just updated some activity in that system.

Overall: Reporting of status of Corrective Actions. Activities can also be tracked, such as Audits and flow of activities.

Very supportive customer care. Multi-functional system.

Apr 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The reporting is valuable. Tracking document revisions and mitigations assist in holding people accountable thereby improving the process.

Cons: The lack of customization available in the reporting tab. Font and color options that are adjustable would be more attractive.

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Great software, very user friendly and allows to pull customized reports based on business needs

Apr 19, 2018
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: Ability to upload pictures from your cell phone to document findings in your internal audits. Also it sends the request for corrective actions directly to the process owners

Cons: Cost is too high and Yearly subscription method is something that can be hard to maintain in the long term. Could offer a one time fee alternative or different options.

Overall: Driving continuous improvement through internal audits while utilizing the same resources and allowing them to audit in a simple way using their cell phones

Easily Accessible

Apr 20, 2018
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: I can use my smart phone which makes it convenient. Using a portable device on the floor makes my job easier.

Cons: I only get 24 hours notice on some of them. 48 hours would be better. Sometimes I get a notification 24 hours in advance but things maybe hectic at the time.

I'm using Ease Beacon for LPA audit. It's pretty cool!

Apr 19, 2018
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: User friendly, easy access, quick audit. The only thing I was hoping for improvement on this software was mobile phone access, but they developed the App for me! What a nice communication with users!

Cons: I'm enjoying this software very well. It takes little time to upload the pictures, but still it's not too slow.

Overall: Easy LPA Audit

Excellent arrow in the Quality quiver

Apr 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Convenience of data input at audit location. Speed of conducting audits. Data collection for audit results. Great for short audits like LPA and 5S.

Cons: Slow for some applications especially at times of high internet usage. Limitation of characters in some fields limits what data can be recorded.

Overall: Being able to do LPA.

Is a great tool for the organization , easy to learn, easy to set up, and save a lot time and paper

Apr 23, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Is easy to learn, you can use your smart phone, save paper, time, and add value with your costumer due to is an electronic tool

Cons: The speed is the only thing that could be improve, probably is not totally is your hands but yo can improve someting

Overall: Improve the audits process

Increase in rate of completion, easy to use and train people on

Apr 23, 2018
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: adaptable to any kind of audit, supports smart phones , mitigations as needed, multiple templates, flexibility in results tab

Cons: overall completion on the results tab is limited to month instead of date. limitation to scheduling with respect to our shift model

I've use the software for doing layer process audits.

Apr 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

Pros: Easy to learn, lets you know if you missed a question or if supporting evidence is required, notifies area leads of results & action items.

Cons: Using it with wireless tablets (and out network) is a bit slow when taking pictures for supporting evidence.

Not good.

Apr 20, 2018
1/5
Overall

1 / 5
Ease of Use

1 / 5
Features & Functionality

1 / 5
Customer Support

1 / 5
Value for Money

Cons: Changing dates, take2-3 tries to open, makes me late to the audit schedule every week.

Overall: more stress. I am unable to fit the audits into my packed schedule when I can access the program on the first try.

Great solution for manufacturing audits

Feb 18, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Elegant and easy to us

Vendor Response

by Ease on August 30, 2017

Thank you, Steve!