Commercial benefits of having ISO accreditations
ISO Certification offers several benefits to small and large businesses. We have listed in previous blogs the benefits of each ISO accreditation but in this blog we want to talk about the commercial benefits ISO can have for you as a business.
To put it simply, your business generally becomes more efficient and productive, giving you that extra edge over your competitors. You will also enjoy marketing benefits from having ISO certification because this will reassure customers that your business follows the highest quality standards.
Some of the other key advantages:
Winning and retaining business
All processes are evaluated, standardized and explained
Training new employees is easier
Problems are detected promptly and solutions improved
Enhanced customer satisfaction
Better understanding of your customer needs
Better perception of your company
Suppliers become more like partners
Overall communication is enhanced
Elevated knowledge of your company by employees
Participation of employees
Winning and retaining business
Internally, having an ISO accreditation helps you outline objectives and helps you to review them. As specified above it will elevate your internal and external communication by defining your processes and helping to decrease uncommon products. This will in turn free up capacity. With your improved external communication, ISO will assist you in reducing inventory by forcing you to follow up with suppliers. It helps to address the causes of existing or potential problems through precautionary actions.
Overall, ISO improves task definition, motivates your employees to improve the system and mobilizes them around objectives.
What do I need to know commercially and what next?
This is exactly what MojoU is here for. We can advise and assist the whole way through obtaining the accreditations you need.
Our ISO consultants have the knowledge and experience to provide your organisation with advice and support that is relevant to your business. MojoU Limited advise on how to implement and enhance an ISO Management System.
I am an owner of a small business do I need ISO accreditation?
For smaller businesses (less than 100 employees) you may not even have considered becoming accredited. However, ISO standards can be applied for by any businesses of varying type and size. Having the certification certainly will benefit you in the same way as it would being a larger company.
Due to the fact there is a lot of preparation involved, MojoU are at hand and more than happy to advise depending on your individual needs. You must first off ensure that your employees are aware of everything required. Expect to be asked to take counteractive action after your initial review. This is of course a fantastic opportunity to streamline your processes and improve your internal and external efficiency.
Alternatively, you may be a smaller company looking to be more credible and have the benefits of ISO without the in-depth documentation and standardising. You may want to investigate gaining a Cyber Essentials accreditation initially. Cyber Essentials is a government-backed, industry supported scheme that was set up to help organisations protect themselves against common cyber-attacks. Take a look at our blog here where we talk about what Cyber Essentials is and how it can benefit you.
If you feel as though MojoU can help with either your ISO accreditation or Cyber Essentials, then please do get in contact and we will be happy to assist you.