Customer Complaint Form
Automating Customer Complaint Form Management for the Aerospace/Defense Industry - ISO/AS 9000 and ISO 14000 Quality Control Environments
Customer complaint forms are inevitable in any kind of business. They are especially critical for aerospace companies, defense contractors and suppliers because complaints may indicate serious safety issues. Aside from complying with federal safety regulations, most aerospace manufacturers and related firms conform to international standards (such as ISO) in order to get certification and be able to market their products worldwide. ISO 9000 quality standards require companies to review feedback from customers, especially complaints. ISO 14000 standards require continuous improvement and regular evaluation of the environmental management system, both of which are better achieved with an effective customer-complaint mechanism.
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How can MasterControl's Customer Complaint Form Automation Benefit You?
MasterControl Customer Complaint™ form is a complete and easy-to-use solution that helps aerospace and defense companies (and their respective contractors) to automate complaint handling, integrate it with the quality system and manage complaint resolution more effectively with automated customer complaint forms and automated routing and approval. Here's how it can answer key challenges in the customer complaint process:
|Customer Complaints Handling Challenges||MasterControl Customer Complaints Software Solution|
In a manual system, customer complaints may come from different sources (e-mail, phone, fax, letters, corporate Web site, sales reps, etc.). These paper-based customer complaint forms may languish in someone's inbox, especially if there is no formal and standard procedure for processing them. Without a cohesive structure that captures complete information in a timely manner, it is almost impossible to formulate a strategy for complaint resolution.
| Centralized Source
MasterControl Customer Complaints software provides a secure and centralized platform for receiving customer complaints form and storing all subsequent documentation pertaining to investigation and correction of the problem. A single, cohesive system makes search and retrieval of complaints and related data easy. The solution offers the capability to formalize and standardize complaint handling through a simple three-step process. MasterControl is Web-based, so customers can log complaints from virtually anywhere.
When a company uses different tools that are not connected, tracking complaints and follow-up work can be a major obstacle. If there is no standardized response to complaints, the required documentation may fall through the cracks and correction of the problem, delayed. That is why customer complaint form is offered by MasterControl.
|Connected Software System
MasterControl connects the customer-complaint process to the rest of the quality system, providing links to corrective actions and adverse-event handling. Via an external link, customers can integrate MasterControl customer complaints form with other computer systems. For example, a link can be provided on a company Web site, within a CRM application (or any application that supports URL links), so employees, customers, or partners can easily initiate a customer complaint. Connectivity will help managers track a complaint from initiation to completion and give them the ability to proactively improve the complaint-handling process.
| Unwarranted Legal Exposure
In a manual system, record keeping may be inadequate for the purpose of answering a product liability lawsuit. Managers don't have the ability to track complaints and see the compliance program as a whole, both of which are essential in developing a strategy for preventing unwarranted legal exposure. This is where MasterControl's customer complaint form comes in to action.
|Controlled Legal Exposure
MasterControl's customer complaint form software provides advanced reporting capabilities for real-time view of the state of a company's compliance. It allows continuous monitoring and promotes improvement, both of which can help increase a company's readiness to answer any possible lawsuit. A controlled record-keeping environment that shows how complaints are investigated and addressed may help reduce legal exposure.
|Inefficient Complaint Process
A manual system is plagued by bottlenecks: misplaced or overlooked complaints coming from disparate sources, incomplete information, lack of follow up, and inadequate response. All of these can result in delayed complaint resolution.
|Efficient Complaint Process
MasterControl will reduce the life cycle of the complaint process by streamlining different steps and consolidating different sources of complaints under a single platform. It provides a customizable customer complaint form that captures all necessary information, provides automatic follow-up via e-mail notification, and incorporates escalation to ensure timely response.
Features of Customer Complaint Form Software
MasterControl Customer Complaints is a robust software solution that manages complaint handling more efficiently and effectively with the help of the following features:
Simple Three-Step Process - This best-practice process is incorporated in a pre-configured, multi-page customer complaint form that starts with the processing of a customer complaint by the coordinator/manager, automatically moving to the internal investigation step (conducted either by an expert or a team of experts), and culminating with a resolution of the issue as approved by the appropriate manager. Additional forms can be customized according to a company's special needs.
Compliant System - 21 CFR Part 11 requires an audit trail as a key control in making electronic records reliable. MasterControl maintains a secure, time-stamped audit trail that documents the identity of anyone who creates, modifies, or deletes an electronic record (such as a customer complaint file), when the action occurred, and the changes made to the record. MasterControl's customer complaint form meets FDA requirements for electronic signature and software validation. It facilitates compliance with regulatory standards such as ISO 9000, ISO 14000, and ISO 13485.
Analytics and Reporting Tool - MasterControl's advanced reporting capabilities increase management oversight and demonstrate appropriate controls to regulatory agencies. The solution includes the following customizable reports:
- Complaint summary
- In-process complaints
- Customer complaints forms categorized by type, product, and department
- Trending categorized by complaint type, product, and department
MedWatch Form - For an FDA-regulated company, a customer complaint form may turn out to be the reporting of an adverse event, which comes with its own set of regulatory requirements. MasterControl Customer Complaints includes the FDA's MedWatch 3500A form for mandatory reporting of adverse events, allowing a seamless handover to an adverse events specialist while ensuring that all required data is immediately collected.
CAPA Integration - MasterControl gives you the option to integrate customer-complaint handling with the corrective and preventive action CAPA process to automatically escalate any serious quality problem.
Sustained Compliance - Regulated companies cannot ignore customer complaints. They are the ultimate indicators of product/service quality. Every customer complaint form has to be properly evaluated, investigated, and the situation, corrected. MasterControl Customer Complaints is designed to streamline and simplify the complaint process, foster efficiency throughout the enterprise, and keep compliance costs down. MasterControl will not only help you attain FDA and ISO compliance - but sustain it year after year. With MasterControl, you can count on a partner that will support your compliance efforts over the long haul.
For More Information on Customer Complaint Form Software
If you would like to learn more about the customer complaint form software from MasterControl, feel free to contact a MasterControl representative.
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