Total Lean Management (TLM) QMS Software

RATING:

4.8

(36)

About Total Lean Management (TLM) QMS Software

The Lean Machine is disrupting the market by making the best ideas from these client interactions available in an off-the-shelf landscape of 27 integrated modules for Quality, Risk, and Material Management at prices less than half of the competition and including the custom field and system setting systems. TLM modules that are included with every purchase are Audits, Contact Manager (CRM), CAPA, Customer Feedback, Document Management, Electronic Forms, Employees, Employee Feedback, Equipment Calibration, Evaluations, FMEA, Inspections, Inventory/parts, Library, Meetings/Reviews, Metrics, Projects, Purchase Orders, Quality Record Management, Rejected Materials, Risk & Opportunities, Sales Orders, Strategic Planning, Surveys, Tasks/Events, Training and Work Orders. Oth...

Total Lean Management (TLM) QMS Software Pricing

TLM is available on monthly subscriptions or on a perpetual license, outlined below. Costs can be estimated starting at $75/user/mo which goes down as the user count goes up, plus an initial installation fee that is less than $5,000

Starting price: 

$75.00 per month

Free trial: 

Available

Free version: 

Not Available

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Total Lean Management (TLM) QMS Software Reviews

Overall Rating

4.8

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

5

Functionality

5

Most Helpful Reviews for Total Lean Management (TLM) QMS Software

1 - 5 of 35 Reviews

L

Used free trial

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

Reviewed March 2011

TLM enterprise for ISO 9000 Implemention

4. Auditor Our ISO auditor commented that one of our strength was knowing how to rely on software when it is typically not possible given our size today to do ISO from design to production and yet have 6 sigma with all processes under controlled. He said he observed that we got what we wanted...(a 6 signma controlled process) via a ISO 9000 tool that uses a centralised database like TLM to start up...he was impressed with our quality system as a result of TLM. He has never known this software before and when he realised we are a new comer to using it, he could not believe we could master it in such a short time. 5. Value for money If we have made it to a successful company with huge success measured the industry way, this is one company we want to come back with and say, here is 100,000 USD, use it for whatever development you want to do.. you have helped us so much Best investment I have ever made!

PROS

1. AFter sales support Amasingly fast response for suuport. Whenever we had any problem, big or small, TLM support team responded within 24 hours! I am an ex IBM mainframe user in Asia, never had this kind of treatment for a long time till now.Using state of the art fastsupport technique,they were able to assist us as if they were sitting next to us to solve all the hiccups....big or small....not just getting us in time for the audit, but ensuring we are using every feature the right way without using too much computer storage memory. 2. ISO 9000 The time it took from installing the software to passing our first audit was a mere 4 weeks and we got the clean bill for certification albeit one minor non conformity and was allowed for followed up observation...thats all 3 User Friendly The software was easy enough to learn that formal training was not needed. we didn't have to pay for classes or consulting to learn how to use TLM...it was just the perfect software.

CONS

No cons! all design and management decisions are tough decisons and without control it is imposible to achieve yield and quality. TLM take over the role of a hard task master on management behalf.......its logic run the way we would do our work...from design to inventory to BOM to work order issue....from management document control requirements in every step of the design to quality control for incoming to finishing production... What cons? it is amasingly thorough and intelligent as a tool for management to be remote and yet able to see what is going on and to ensure no one runs high volume produciton into risks as all the design rules can be selectively enabled batch to batch! How were we able to do that? we just follow all the software modules built within TLM enterprise!

Julia

Medical Devices, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed November 2022

TLM Turns your QMS into a Competitive Advantage

We highly recommend TLM, especially now that they have their companion web app available that can fully serve the document control process with unlimited licensing. I would make this purchase before they realize they can change their pricing and make a lot more money.

PROS

TLM and the dedicated support and training staff basically makes converting to an electronic QMS a competitive advantage and there is no reason to delay. We highly recommend them, and the sooner you take the plunge and get this done, the better your business will be as a result.We were happy with the product after installing in on our local network, but then the pandemic hit, and we decided the Hosted version of TLM was going to be a better fit for us. This all happened around the time TLM launched their new downstream user web app for easy access to key, high frequency, common QMS activities and now the combination of giving our main quality people access to all the bells and whistles of the main app, and everyone access to the super easy to use web app is just brilliant. I'm not aware of anyone else delivering QMS functionality this way and guarantee you everyone will start trying to copy TLM.

CONS

At first, we thought of looking at really low cost or freeware solutions, but the QMS is just too big and too integrated not to take a multiple module / "Super App" approach. Luckily TLM was the most affordable of all the options we looked at, so it was a pretty easy decision once we found them.

Reason for choosing Total Lean Management (TLM) QMS Software

The dedicated applications for both Upstream and Downstream QMS users made a lot of sense to us and was probably the deciding factor. That, and all the rave reviews about customer support.

Eva Marie

Used free trial

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

4

Reviewed November 2010

TLM review from Singapore

Highly recomment as management tool software for those seeking accreditation for ISO.

PROS

We are a calibration laboratory seeking accreditaion for ISO17025 located here in Singapore. We had been using TLM for years, as part of our documentation requirement. The good thing about this software is the ease of making changes and update. David was able to support us on update and installations quickly & easily even though we are located in a different time zone.

CONS

TLM was pattered according to ISO 9001, that is why some features are not applicable to us, even so, we are able to use the software for our management requirements.

Alex

Medical Devices, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed November 2022

Upstream / Downstream User Environment is a Must Have

TLM is allowing us to keep a brisk implementation pace in getting our ISO 13485 Quality Management System implemented. We highly recommend this software, especially if you are a medical device company who would rather spend money on getting your products to market as opposed to spending more than necessary on overly expensive QMS software.

PROS

As soon as we saw how TLM was creating a super app with every QMS Features imaginable for Upstream users and had an easy to navigate Downstream wep app for everyone else, we immediately added this criterion to our software selection QMS Vendor spreadsheet we used to score all the systems we looked at that we could afford. We also liked that all the customization and configuration was essentially self-serve as you go through the modules, so there was no waiting for the software vendor to make configurations before we could dive in.It's only been a short time, and we are already releasing procedures and working with the TLM support staff to make some updates to the web app so we can use it to support our customer feedback process exclusively in TLM.The web app does a superb job and document management, with built in tools to create hyperlinks within the documents that will open related QMS documents within the web app. Combined with tools in the main TLM app to link documents to ISO elements, risk management, and parts, we have not run into anything we need that isn't already there or being added in just a few weeks.You can also upload separate attachments to the DCO for the copy of the marked up / track changes copy of a revision change.If you are a small company < 100 employees, and have any need to digitize your business systems, whether for compliance, or just to improve how your business runs, TLM should definitely be on your short list of considerations.

CONS

The only reservation we had was that the company behind TLM was smaller compared to other systems, which admittedly has been a non-issue as the support has been stellar. Admittedly, if they were bigger the software would probably cost more, so we really can't complain.

Reason for choosing Total Lean Management (TLM) QMS Software

TLM was simply the runaway winner, both in terms of features as well as cost/value.

Sean

Medical Devices, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

4

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed June 2017

Fantastic Software Solution. Highly recommend working with Lean & Mean Business Systems

We are now able to track information and act on findings and trends that where previously not available to us. We also have a system in place that ensures our employee's are all follow the same processes and procedures as soon as they are published. Our product and services will benefit greatly because of this software.

PROS

We have recently been recommended for ISO 13485 registration after a 4-day audit. I can honestly say without The Lean Machine software and the support, consulting and training we received from the Lean & Mean Business Systems(LMBS) it would not have been possible to make this happen! Most of my staff, some of which had been involved with ISO audits at other organizations did not believe it would be possible to implement this in the time frame allotted. I assured them it was possible because of the Lean Machine Software solution we selected. On top of that, we had to expedite the implementation of our registered quality system to ISO 13485 even more due to unforeseen issues surrounding business development activities, this put LMBS under significant pressure to support our optimistic goals, especially since we also had to comply with software validation on top of everything else. Despite all of this LMBS was great to work with, and David delivered everything promised and still managed to keep a sense of humor despite my slightly insane time table. The software can pretty much do everything we needed it to, and being new to functioning within a robust quality system, our learning curve was pretty steep. The nice thing about The Lean Machine is that everything rolls up to your dashboard and links you to areas of the software where you have assignments waiting, so from a management standpoint I can simply focus everyone's attention on the TLM dashboard.

CONS

Would like the software to be somewhat faster which seems to be the case with the latest update. An update to the user interface would be nice but overall it works as expected.