Document Control Definition

Document Control Definition

What is Document Control?

Document control is the implementation of guidelines to help govern any documents relating to quality. These guidelines help ensure your work complies with industry regulations and ISO standards. The purpose is to establish a traceable record for all documents alongside guidance on their use. These documents could include:

  • Quality policies
  • Quality objectives
  • Design and development planning
  • Nonconformance documents
  • Details of customer complaints
  • Other quality-related procedures and processes

Document Control Frequently Asked Questions:

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ETQ Reliance – Document Control Software


ETQ Reliance is a document control system that can help improve productivity, security, and compliance. With flexible features that allow an organization to tailor the software to its needs, Reliance can automate processes while providing centralized document storage with access controls.

Key features include:

  • Collaborative document control: As ETQ Reliance is cloud-based, the system is truly collaborative, allowing employees to access documents anywhere.
  • Define procedures: ETQ Reliance allows an organization to set specific workflows for drafting, reviewing, approving, and making changes.
  • Integrations: The Reliance document control model integrates with other ETQ Reliance apps. On top of this, it also works with Microsoft Office and Google Docs.
  • Permissions: This ensures only the necessary people can view, edit, approve, distribute, and archive documents.
  • Automate workflows: ETQ Reliance can automatically move the document workflow to the next stage as part of defined procedures. This improves productivity.

Using ETQ Reliance comes with many benefits. These include more straightforward document retrieval, reduced costs, better collaboration, seamless management of approvals, and so much more.

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