Our Story

QiSOFT has been at the forefront of quality management software within the process manufacturing sector since 1986. Our solution, QIS is used by customers worldwide for data collection, monitoring and analysis; improving product consistency, optimizing process efficiency, and providing critical information to prevent quality losses and reduce costs.

We may be a software development company at the core but our ultimate aim is to help establish QUALITY as a fundamental focus and part of an organizations culture, not just a set of tools that the Quality team uses for quality control. With a reputation for exceptional service, we have established a loyal customer base across several industries, and are committed to supporting a culture of quality and continuous improvement and helping drive the future of the manufacturing industry worldwide.

Our purpose is to help our customers turn data into critical insight to drive sustainable operational excellence; while safeguarding customer satisfaction and delivering growth to the bottom line.


Our History

QiSOFT Is Born!

While 1986 doesn’t seem like so long ago, when you consider it in the context of technological advancements it was like the dark ages. Computers were often room-sized for industrial uses and film was still the preferred form of data storage. So, when QiSOFT CEO, Kevin Luxton and his uncle, statistician Peter Daisley successfully collaborated to produce the specification for QIS, it was quite the discovery.


First QIS System Installation!

Built ‘on-the-ground’ in an upstate New York paper mill who became QiSOFT’s first customer! The mill couldn’t keep up with the data it produced so product was being sent out without knowing if there was a problem or not. Kevin and team worked to apply the easy-to-use, real-time, fully connected software system to improve the Mill’s process start to finish. “You don’t get better testing ground than that,” stated one of the mills IT team at the time.

Statistics For The Masses!

1989 saw several new customers coming on-board, spurring the growth of QiSOFT as a business. Combining the statistical knowledge and background of Peter Daisley with the new Quality System from Kevin gave manufacturing sites in the know the upper hand over their competitors. Kevin’s dream of bringing statistics to the masses started to become a reality.

The Growth Continues

Over the next five years, QiSOFT would continue its growth with installations in Europe at the Dover Paper Mill, England, and another in Luxembourg followed quickly by the development of the first QIS for Windows*. This year also saw the launch of ProcessLink and LabLink as part of QIS v4.3.

10 Years On!     

Ten years after the inaugural install, March 1997, QiSOFT opened its first US office in Atlanta, Georgia and that same year completed its first South American installation in Columbia

QIS v5.5 Launched

Early on it the start of the new century, QIS v5 was launched along with the development of QR2 following QiSOFT’s acquisition of QCS and the company’s relocation to Savannah, Georgia.

QIS v6.0 Launched

The continuous development of the system continued with the launch of QIS v6.0 in 2005. This year also marked the first Australian installations of QIS in Melbourne and Adelaide.

California, Holland – The World!

In 2008, as new system versions continued to emerge, so too did the expansion of QiSOFT’s software applications. As the customer base began to grow wider across the globe, the company’s second US office was opened in Orange County, California and a second European office was also opened in Breda, Netherlands.

The Switch to Agile

Traditional software development methods could not quite keep up with all the great developments that the QiSOFT team wanted to deliver. A switch to Agile Software Development was a key strategic move to maximize the teams responsiveness to change and technological advances - improving productivity, reducing time-to-market and really focussing on customer satisfaction.

Happy 30th Birthday QIS!

What Our Team Says

"Our customers really do come in all shapes and sizes, from well-known “blue chips” to independent family manufacturers. I guess this is testament to the scalability and flexibility of the software"

Kris, Customer Services

"As a senior developer within the team it’s my role to ensure that the software continues to move forward technically to meet the needs of our customers"

Jason, Development Team

A PASSION FOR DEVELOPING GREAT SOFTWARE

Since 1986, we’ve been helping manufacturing organizations across the world transform data into critical insight in order to achieve continual product and process excellence.

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Software Features

Enabling the digital factory of the future

Data Capture
Cut out paperwork, duplication and costly mistakes
Quality Control
Ensure product quality and consistency
Monitoring
Identify and respond to changes in your process
Downtime Tracking (oee)
Prevent downtime, performance and quality losses
Statistical Process Control (spc)
Reduce waste, rework and raw material usage
Materials
Stop substandard materials entering your process
Certificates of Analysis
Reassure your customers of quality
Traceability
Accelerate investigations, recalls and complaints
Laboratory
Free up valuable time and minimize error
Analysis
Unlock the secrets of your process
Document Control
Confirm conformance to standards and procedures
Dashboards
Drive your quality, process and performance goals
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