Collaboration can only function if
- no redundant data produces inconsistencies,
- (only) relevant information is shared,
- responsibilities are transparent,
- communication channels are defined and
- timelines are monitored.
No barriers should block the quality information stream. On the other hand, a modern quality management should avoid contributing to today’s information overkill, if it wants to cross the threshold of perception. The information should flow in the organisation traceable, secured and controlled.
A common database and a web-interface integrates all modules of the co_suite. Access controls, encryption, certification of software components provide a secure environment that is open enough to enable effective collaboration, but avoids information leaks or overkill.
Tablet, Smart- or I-Phone: delivers the quality information according to the information needs directly to the work place.
Search and navigation functions simplify the usage and lead directly to the relevant content. Superfluous complexity is filtered to boost the acceptance of the system.
Common patterns from all modules in the content or the metadata are easily retrieved. Thus, the quality risk can be detected and mastered throughout all business processes.