Achieving ISO 9001 certification can be a challenging undertaking, and given the costs and other requirements associated with getting certified, some business owners do find themselves asking: is it really worth it?

In the vast majority of circumstances, ISO 9001 is very worthwhile. Benefits include:

Increase in customer confidence – The ISO 9001 is all about your commitment to quality and achieving high customer service. Looking and improving business systems and operations such as reducing process steps, reducing complaints and issues, improving product and service quality. These are all attributes to obtain and celebrate!

Opens New Doors –  ISO 9001 certification is a requirement for many organisations, and may require you to have certain ISO accreditation to gain contracts.

Implement efficient processes – In order to achieve ISO 9001 certification, you will need to plan and implement an effective Quality Management System. Whatever the size of your company a good QMS will speed and boost productivity in every part of your operation.

The ISO 9001 standard is fundamentally about continual improvement, and the more focus you place on process improvements the more benefit you will gain.