Our Verdict…

QT9 QMS works great for life sciences like medical devices/pharmaceuticals. The included 23 modules can be a bit overwhelming, but the robust tools offered by the QMS help businesses meet FDA and ISO compliance, along with industry-specific standards like AS9100, IATF 16949, and SQF Food Safety. There’s also unlimited training to help users master each module.

While the user interface is a little dated, the incredibly fast implementation makes up for it by getting you ready to go faster than other QMS products. And the ability to generate reports helps when it’s time to show compliance to internal or external parties.

8.8
Our Rating
based on our expert editorial analysis
10.0
User Rating
based on 1 user review

What is QT9 QMS?

QT9 QMS is a cloud-based quality management system that helps business teams integrate data from multiple systems into one flexible and intuitive platform. With QT9, you can automate repetitive work in seconds, such as scheduling email reminders and checking real-time statuses with customizable dashboards and To-Do lists. This all-in-one solution enables you to connect all your quality management processes in one place. From CAPA’s, Doc Control, ISO and FDA compliance anywhere, it’s time to try QT9 QMS.

QT9’s intuitive interface and innovative features make it suitable for any project and business. Industries worldwide can utilize this software for teams, big and small.

Pros Cons
  • Has 23+ pre-installed modules for advanced functionality.
  • Flexible deployment options with access on all devices.
  • Syncs with QuickBooks.
  • Pre-included modules may be overwhelming for smaller businesses.
  • Slightly dated user interface.
  • Implementation and training are required plus an additional fee.

Target Market

QT9 ERP is a comprehensive ERP solution ideal for a multitude of industries including:

  • Life Sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Biomedical
  • Medical Device
  • Food and Beverage
  • Plastics
  • Aerospace

Our Ratings

Usability - 8.5 Has a slightly dated interface; To-Do List lets users instantly see what tasks are upcoming or need attention from the home page; intuitive navigation.
Support - 9.1 Includes unlimited support and user training from implementation and beyond; a knowledge-base and webinars also help users; free upgrades to new versions are included.
Features - 9.0 Straightforward processes; automated notifications keep users on task; software is accessible from any web browser and device.
Security - 9.5 Limited concurrent user licenses ensure only so many users can access software at a time, global administrators can remove active users; inactive users can be automatically removed to free up seats.
Value - 8.3 Base pricing plans start around ~$2,200 per concurrent user per year; a free trial is available; training and implementation are separate, required fees.
Performance - 8.6 Functionality was fast and responsive; generating large reports can take a few seconds to complete; no other slowness or performance issues.
Scalability - 8.7 Plans are available with concurrent and static annual licenses that enable unlimited users; new users can be added during annual renewal or earlier (prorated).

Electronic Signature Approvals

One main feature included in QT9 QMS is the ability to electronically sign approvals in compliance with various regulatory standards, including FDA compliance 21 CFR Part 11. This creates a secure and traceable record of approvals which can be used for audits or internal review.

Electronic signatures are closely tied to the document control module, allowing users to completely control who can read, view, or edit documents.

Built-In Modules

One key difference helping QT9 stand out from other QMS platforms is the 23 included modules. To start, having so many modules pre-built means no extra cost for customization or additional implementation. Even if you don’t use all the modules at the start, you can start using them at any time and get free training. This is great for businesses which are starting to scale up and will eventually need more functionality from a QMS.

Finally, QT9 lets you connect multiple sites across different states or even countries. Enterprise-level corporations, which might have dozens of domains, can keep everything together on a shared QT9 platform.

ERP Integration

This QMS can connect with QT9 ERP to provide complete coverage of other back-end business processes. By using QT9 for both, all your relevant data is kept in one centralized location.

What Features Are Missing?

QT9 QMS was missing:

  • Modern UI: QT9 could be better with a more modern UI. Fortunately, navigation is still highly intuitive and the To-Do List makes every task easily accessible. And a new UI is in the works to match the QT9 ERP style.

Pricing Plans

Plan Pricing Features
Base Package $2,200 per concurrent user per year The main QMS package includes 23 modules which cover:
  • CAPA management
  • Audit management
  • ECR/ECN management
  • Electronic approvals
  • Automated email reminders

Initial training and implementation costs are separate, and the total price will depend on how many user licenses are required. However, this one-time fee unlocks unlimited training, from training new users to offering refreshers to existing users.

While the concurrent user license limits how many people can use the software at a time, there are exceptions for employee training and suppliers. As such, you can still train multiple users without having to purchase additional licenses.

How many modules does QT9 QMS offer?

QT9 ERP has 23+ modules available, including:

  • Audit Management
  • Corrective Actions (CAPA)
  • Risk Management
  • Document Control
  • Deviation Management
  • Supplier Evaluations

New modules are also in development based on changing compliance standards and customer requests.

Does QT9 QMS work as an ERP?

QT9 has a separate ERP software called QT9 ERP. This helps businesses with other workplace processes.

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Summary

Based on our experience, QT9 QMS is a great fit for businesses in life sciences and other highly regulated industries. It has all the compliance requirements you could need, and makes regular updates to keep up with new standards.

All of the 23 modules might be overwhelming for some users, though the ability to request additional training for free means getting to know all the modules is easy. And by having everything built-in from the start, you can increase functionality at any time without paying more for additional implementation.

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QT9 QMS is a cloud-based quality management system that helps business teams integrate data from multiple systems into one flexible and intuitive platform.
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User Reviews of QT9 QMS

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Submitted on September 23rd, 2020 by Anonymous

This is the best QMS software for the money. It’s intuitive, easy to implement and reliable.