The Ways that Good Food Safety Software Help You Save Money
Going from the manual system to such advanced food safety software can make your life being a quality manager easier and the work a lot more enjoyable but this is often not enough to convince the upper management to commit to investing as well as implementing such new system.
It can be difficult to estimate the impact of the system in the financial aspect because you must take a look at the changes in the current processes as well as minimize such impact and risk on the costs of the employment later on. But, knowing such cost of the quality is really a smart exercise and when you don’t want to invest in such software, since you would like to know things regarding the system which you haven’t taken a look at in the past.
There are several areas in which financial gains or savings may actually be made through investing in such digital food safety management system. Some of the areas are really easy to estimate and the others are trickier. A good thing about this kind of software is that you can save on print and archiving costs. The primary aim of the food safety software implementation would be to get rid of printing, paper records as well as storage.
Through such system, then you can effectively implement the whole food safety standard through one interface and this means that the savings in storage and printing as well as archiving and the administration costs can be huge. Previous data shows that such typical customers would save around 40 percent to 90 percent in food safety, compliance and quality related printing costs through implementing such management system.
You must know that such employment overhead which is linked in administrating the records is actually the biggest expense for the QA as well as those QC departments. So many customers could save about hundreds of thousands yearly with the implementation of the system due to the reduction for the need in manual verification, collection and supplier management. You must realize though that the savings don’t necessarily need to come from reducing such existing headcount but instead avoiding such hiring of new staff in the future.
In this typical situation, using the system can also postpone such moment when the team must hire new workers to handle the manual quality management processes. The potential savings that you can get can be from 10 to a hundred thousand annually and this will have to depend on the kind of business that you have.
When you make use of different software products for such food safety management, then you could benefit from replacing different systems with only one system. Being a cloud-based system, this would also take of maintenance as well as daily support of the whole system that would reduce such need for the internal IT support.