A software solution designed for quality and compliance management in manufacturing.

Product Overview

QAD EQMS, formerly MQ1, is a software solution tailored for quality and compliance management in manufacturing settings. It includes document control, compliance oversight, corrective and preventive actions (CAPA), and risk assessment. Additionally, the software facilitates regulatory reporting, audit coordination, and supplier evaluations.

It’s widely adopted by manufacturing firms in various sectors, including life sciences and high-tech. QAD EQMS helps enhance product quality while reducing the costs linked to defective products.


  • Responsive customer service
  • Quick record creation and retrieval through documents module


  • CAPA module could be more configureable
  • Limited global search functions

Target Market

Medium to large organizations that need to manage complex quality and compliance requirements in manufacturing, automotive, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, and more.


QAD EQMS (Enterprise Quality Management System) is an integrated solution designed for managing and improving quality across an entire enterprise. The platforms helps streamline manufacturing performance, comply with industry-specific quality standards, and facilitate risk management analysis.

QAD EQMS Key Features

  • Document Control: QAD EQMS assists in keeping track of document revisions and engineering changes, ensuring teams work with the latest document versions. It manages document distribution, changes, and reviews, and allows sharing documents with suppliers.
  • Quality Management: The system covers continuous improvement and quality management in all parts of an enterprise. This includes modules for managing suppliers, audits, employee performance, risk, various programs, products, PPAP (Production Part Approval Process), and APQP (Advanced Product Quality Planning) Design management.
  • Industry-Specific Tools: QAD EQMS is noted for its high level of integration, offering nearly all options for quality management. This encompasses defect tracking, risk management, and document coding and control, making it useful in industries like healthcare and biotechnology.
  • Continuous Improvement Module: The system includes tools for continuous improvement, with features for managing suggestions, projects, lessons learned, issue management, and meetings. This integration allows for efficient management of these processes in a unified system, adapting to the ever-changing needs of customers and industries.
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions (CAPA): EQMS identifies issues, implements corrective actions, and tracks their effectiveness to prevent recurrence of the problems.
  • Supplier Management: The software manages the quality of products and services provided by suppliers, including supplier evaluations, performance monitoring, and communication.

Product Overview

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User Reviews of QAD EQMS

Submitted on August 15th, 2022 by Anonymous

Clunky, Buggy, Not User Friendly, Worst Search Functions I’ve Ever Seen… I can’t think of anything positive to say about it.

The Good…

when I don’t have to use it.

The Bad…

That one time it renamed hundreds of draft documents to the same title.

Submitted on June 6th, 2019 by Anonymous

Antiquated software but uses nice vintage icons

The Good…

Vintage Icons

The Bad…

Yellow on white color combo

Submitted on October 25th, 2018 by Anonymous

I’ve used the MQ1 solution at my previous job and loved it. I know it has the functionality that I need and know it will work because it’s a great solution