Beacon

Mobile friendly, web-based audit and inspection management

About Beacon

EASE is a layered process audit software that represents a single, integrated platform deployed within the cloud. Also encompassing inspection management, EASE is optimized to be seamlessly responsive across devices with support for online / offline data syncing when internet connectivity is compromised. The system promises to support manufacturing industries in the continual quest to hold processes to account, raise quality and ensure compliance by highlighting risk. The conduct of layered process audits, where how a product is manufactured is scrutinized most, is enhanced by improved visibility of real time data, custom reporting features and time-stamped auditing.

The platform similarly promises to drive other neighboring aspects of quality assurance, continuous improvement, health & safety, and supplier quality management. Leveraging a visual scheduler for automating programs of audit, inspection and compliance, EASE issues email reminders to observe a set schedule and sends out alerts for corrective action follow-up alerts. Additional notable features include corrective actions activity monitoring and the feedback of metric-based performance insights via real time data dashboards, custom sharable reports and tools for drill-down information querying.

Pricing starting from:

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  • Free Trial
  • Free
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Beacon

  • EASE is an online platform optimized for mobile access, capable of capturing audit information even while not online with the ability to sync data when internet connectivity is restored.
  • A highly visual interface includes a visual scheduler that reduces the administration of planning audits and inspections, while sharable dashboard-based reporting and data drill-down tools provide actionable insights.
  • Assists with OEM and Tier1 automotive suppliers to raise quality and in turn minimize the threat of vehicle recalls, managing compliance against standards such as TS-16949, CQI-8 and ISO-9001.
  • By supporting industry organizational standards including IATA, ICAO. IS-BAO and AIS9100:2016, aerospace companies can leverage a single integrated platform to ensure compliance while improving product quality.
  • Manufacturing companies are able to meet industry regulations such as ISO 9001, TS16949, AS9100, while EASE also supports OSHA injury reporting and the implementation of preventative actions (CAPA).
  • Devices

    Business size

    S M L

    Markets

    United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

    Supported Languages

    Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English, French, German and 7 others, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

    Pricing starting from:

    N/A

    • Free Trial
    • Free
    • Subscription

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    Beacon is a cloud-based based layered process auditing solution that is optimized to perform across all devices
    Customizable dashboard-based reporting tools leverage real time data to provide actionable operational insights
    Cloud-based deployment promises rapid launch time and scalability, accessible via a centralized, browser-based interface
    Beacon supports Quality Assurance strategies by promising the tools needed for catching process issues in real time and alerting to risks before they happen
    Beacon is optimized for deployment across desktop, laptop and mobile platforms
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    Beacon screenshot: Beacon is a cloud-based based layered process auditing solution that is optimized to perform across all devices Beacon screenshot: Customizable dashboard-based reporting tools leverage real time data to provide actionable operational insights Beacon screenshot: Cloud-based deployment promises rapid launch time and scalability, accessible via a centralized, browser-based interface Beacon screenshot: Beacon supports Quality Assurance strategies by promising the tools needed for catching process issues in real time and alerting to risks before they happen Beacon screenshot: Beacon is optimized for deployment across desktop, laptop and mobile platforms Beacon screenshot:

    Features

    Total features of Beacon: 29

    • API
    • Activity Tracking
    • Alerts / Escalation
    • Assessment Management
    • Auditing
    • Automatic Notifications
    • Business Intelligence
    • CRM Integration
    • Charting
    • Customizable Questions
    • Dashboard Creation
    • Data Synchronization
    • ERP Integration
    • Email Invitations & Reminders
    • Feedback Collection
    • ISO Management
    • Inspection Management
    • Maintenance Scheduling
    • Mobile Integration
    • OSHA Management
    • Offline Access
    • Permission Management
    • Quality Control
    • Real Time Data
    • Real Time Updates
    • Reporting & Statistics
    • Risk Assessment
    • Role-Based Permissions
    • Surveys & Feedback

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    Reviews

    Overall rating

    4,3 /5
    (23)
    Value for Money
    4,2/5
    Features
    4/5
    Ease of Use
    4,2/5
    Customer Support
    4,1/5

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    Jose L.
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    • Used Weekly for 2+ years
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    • Value for Money
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Great software, very user friendly and allows to pull customized reports based on business...

    Reviewed on 2018/04/19

    Driving continuous improvement through internal audits while utilizing the same resources and...

    Driving continuous improvement through internal audits while utilizing the same resources and allowing them to audit in a simple way using their cell phones

    Pros

    Ability to upload pictures from your cell phone to document findings in your internal audits. Also it sends the request for corrective actions directly to the process owners

    Cons

    Cost is too high and Yearly subscription method is something that can be hard to maintain in the long term. Could offer a one time fee alternative or different options.

    Nancy E.
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    • Industry: Automotive
    • Company size: 501-1 000 Employees
    • Used Daily for 2+ years
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    This online system is easy to navigate and is great for extracting results!

    Reviewed on 2018/04/19

    Reduced time in conducting audits, compiling results, answering nonconformances. It is easy to...

    Reduced time in conducting audits, compiling results, answering nonconformances. It is easy to pull information from the software.

    Pros

    I like how easy it is to conduct an audit. All the questions are there, and the flow of the audit is seamless. I like being able to have the audits appointed to me, but also the ability to add audits as needed. This is a great tool for us to use in verifying our corrective actions. At anytime I can go watch our process, pull us the audit on my phone, and quick and easy, I'm done.
    I also like the reporting aspect. I would spend a full work day combing through results, and issuing nonconformances. This automatically sends the mitigation to the process owner. They go in answer the issue. It saves so much time in more than one area. I highly recommend this software!

    Cons

    The scheduling is pretty good, but I wish there was some different options. We have a rotating team in 2 of our production areas. The schedule must be put in weekly for the audits. It doesn't take long, but is more work than scheduling one auditor for a month, or several auditors that audit on the frequencies provided.

    Rusty J.
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    • Industry: Automotive
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
    • Used Weekly for 6-12 months
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    • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

    Overpriced, not user friendly, poor customer support

    Reviewed on 2019/01/22

    I would stick clear of this product

    I would stick clear of this product

    Pros

    seemed like a good fit, but in reality it doesn't work very well.

    Cons

    definitely not developed by quality folks, not all features work right, very slow, mobile app is hit or miss. Support is a black hole of things that never get done.

    Daryl N.
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    • Industry: Automotive
    • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

    Beacon Quality has really streamlined our layered process audits

    Reviewed on 2018/04/23

    Streamlined our LPA work, ease of customization, solid reporting to help identify problem areas to...

    Streamlined our LPA work, ease of customization, solid reporting to help identify problem areas to drive corrective actions.

    Pros

    It's very easy to use. The app is very convenient. The ability to customize usage for our products and processes is a huge benefit. Being able to attach pictures to the questions provides a great opportunity for people doing the audits to learn what is acceptable and what is not when they otherwise might not be so clued in to production on a daily basis.

    Cons

    Sometimes the app can be a bit slow to load, although I'm chalking this up to a sketchy connection. Really no downside to the product that I can think of. We've been able to customize everything we've needed for it's use. I use it ever day for a Quality or Layered Process Audit.

    Joseph S.
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    • Industry: Airlines/Aviation
    • Company size: 201-500 Employees
    • Used Daily for 1+ year
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    • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

    Overall, the software is able to give reports and track responses well. Great for managing C/A.

    Reviewed on 2018/04/19

    Reporting of status of Corrective Actions. Activities can also be tracked, such as Audits and flow...

    Reporting of status of Corrective Actions. Activities can also be tracked, such as Audits and flow of activities.

    Pros

    Reporting of Corrective Actions/ activities such as Layered Process Audit function. Good for promoting Quality awareness for your processes/ procedures- as a useful tool to management.

    Cons

    With the onslaught of daily emails, I find Ease Beacon notifications to be too many. I do not need to be notified that I've just updated some activity in that system.

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    Beacon offers the following pricing plans:

    • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    • Free Trial: Available

    Contact EASE for a pricing quote or personalized demo.

    Beacon offers the following features:

    • API availability
    • Activity monitoring
    • Analytics
    • Assessment management
    • Audit management
    • Audit scheduling
    • Automatic notifications
    • Business intelligence
    • CRM integration
    • Corrective actions (CAPA)
    • Customizable questions
    • Dashboard creation
    • Data synchronization
    • Drill-down charts
    • ERP integration
    • Email reminders
    • Feedback tracking
    • Health and safety
    • Improvement management
    • Inspection management
    • Layered process audit
    • Maintenance scheduling
    • Mobile optimized
    • Nonconformance tracking
    • Offline mode
    • Quality control
    • Real time data
    • Real time updates
    • Reporting
    • Risk assessment
    • Role-based permissions
    • Safety management
    • Supplier quality control
    • Surveys and feedback
    • Time-stamped audits

    Beacon has the following typical customers:

    Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

    Beacon supports the following languages:

    Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

    Beacon supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Beacon integrates with the following applications:

    HubSpot CRM, HubSpot Marketing Hub, JobNimbus, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power BI, Tableau

    Beacon offers the following support options:

    Phone Support, Online Support

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