High QA Software

The Ultimate Software to Integrate Quality and Manufacturing Processes and Streamline Collaboration Between Buyers and Suppliers.

Managing your quality process doesn’t have to be difficult. High QA software makes it simple.

A fully integrated quality management software for manufacturing, High QA Software, previously known as Inspection Manager, brings flexibility, efficiency, and productivity to your quality process.

Comprehensive automation tools reduce costs, prevent human interpretation errors, improve delivery time and part quality ensuring your customers are always confident in your products.

High QA software is a manufacturing quality management software (QMS) that helps manufacturers manage, monitor and document quality processes to improve the quality of parts they make.

Implement the Best Manufacturing Quality Solutions with High QA Software

High QA software implements best manufacturing quality practices across all your operations and helps you envision opportunities for product and process improvements. Get rid of all the paper, manual processes and confusion.  An automated and optimized quality process makes you more efficient, productive and successful.

High QA Inspection Manager helps you gain a deeper insight beyond pass or fail quality
Gain deeper insights beyond pass/fail
High QA Inspection Manager automates labor-intensive manual processes
Automate labor-intensive manual processes
High QA Inspection Manager reduces quality control bottlenecks
Reduce quality control bottlenecks
High QA Inspection Manager eliminates interpretation errors
Eliminate interpretation errors
High QA Inspection Manager consolidates multiple systems into and all in one system
Consolidate multiple systems
High QA Inspection Manager improves quality and compliance documentation
Improve quality and compliance documentation

High QA Software Features

Give your team the tools they need to manage, monitor and document quality and achieve customer satisfaction at every stage of production.

Newest Additions to High QA Software

Document Planning

Use Indexes as document check lists to plan and define which reports or documents need to be generated or uploaded to a Job before it can be completed.

PPAP Document Management

A powerful suite of automation tools for managing PPAP documentation enables you to complete PPAP projects up to 10X faster. Build Process Flows, P-FMEA’s, Control Plans, Gage R&R, SPC Capability Studies, Part Submission Warrants, and more are easily generated from a centralized database with all the manufacturing and quality data. All reports use the same information and eliminate the need for cutting and pasting.

Dynamic Reports

Dynamic Reports are real-time, interactive forms that can be prepared and edited before the final output as PDF or Excel. The Dynamic Report designer allows reports to be configured to meet your requirements.

Part Level Settings Templates

Part Categories is a tool for templatizing setting configurations based on your specific criteria. When you have specific requirements per customer or per part program, you can define those settings as a Part Category template and have them automatically assigned as new Part records are created.

Document Workflows

Manage Documents, both Dynamic Reports and uploaded files with dynamic workflows. User assignments, automatic notifications and document access control are all managed through each document’s workflow. Use simple out-of-the-box workflows or build more advanced workflows to follow your company’s business specific logic.

Repeat and Clone Jobs

Use “Repeat Job” and “Clone Job” to use information from existing jobs rather than recreating it from the beginning. Great for controlling NPI vs Production requirements, and automatically pushing inspection plans to the floor for repeat orders. For even more advanced automation, a sophisticated API can integrate with your ERP and automatically create documents for Repeat Jobs in High QA as you input new orders to your ERP.

Electronic Signatures

Users can electronically sign Dynamic Reports directly inside High QA software. Use Document Workflows to define who is required to sign/reject a document at which stage of the document lifecycle. Users receive email notifications when a document is ready for their signature. Electronic signatures are compliant up to ISO 13485 and CFR Part11 medical requirements.

Tabulated / Parametric Drawings

Rapidly build inspection plans from Tabulated drawings. You can build a Master Part and with one-click, automatically build inspection plans for each Tabulated Part Instance.

All the High QA Software Features You Need for Successful Manufacturing Quality

One-Click PDF Ballooning
Automatic GD&T/PMI Extraction
Material & Process Management
Tool & Gage Management
Sampling Management
Manufacturing Key Sets
User Access Control
AQL Based Sample Planning
Revision Management for Multiple Drawings
Part Management and Traceability
Report Builder (FAI, PPAP)
Dual Unit Conversion (Metric/Imperial)
Integrated BOM (Bill of Material)
Advanced Modules – AutoFasteners, AutoWelding
Inspection Procedures
Inspection Instructions Library
Inspection Tool Assignment
In-process Inspection Plan
Final Inspection Plan
Jobs and Lot Management
Revision Control
Inspection Machine Data Collection (CMM, VMM, etc.)
Shop Floor Data Collection (Bluetooth, wireless, manual)
Statistical Process Control (SPC)
PFMEA Automation
Non-Conformance Reporting (NCR)
Centralized Database Driven Solution
API for 3rd Party Integration
Task-based User Management
Enterprise Security Access Control Management
Encrypted Communication

One-Click Auto-Ballooning and GD&T Extraction

With just one-click, you can quickly extract and balloon GD&T from 2D drawings and build a complete bill of characteristics for your part. The cutting-edge Optical Character Recognition (OCR) system in High QA software creates a fully ballooned drawing in minutes.

Easily adjust balloon colors, shapes, and arrows or drag and drop custom requirements not found in the drawing.

Change between metric or imperial units, setup a fully integrated SPC and build in-process inspection plans all in the same manufacturing quality management software.


3D MBD Auto-ballooning and PMI Extraction

The MBD module for Inspection Manager makes it simple to incorporate 3D models in your quality process.

  • Intelligently extract, modify, and manage GD&T and PMI from native 3D MBD models
  • Gain understanding and clarity of 3D model PMI and annotated data
  • Streamline and automate quality processes from ballooning to planning to final reports

GD&T and PMI data is automatically extracted and ballooned on the model when a file is opened. Annotations are automatically cleaned based on usefulness and can be visible, non-selectable, or hidden. Dimensions can be toggled to different states as needed. Drag and drop technology re-locates PMI data into essential views directly on the MBD model to correctly drive quality processes.

After the 3D model is ballooned and modified, all views are converted to a usable 2D drawings for quality processes. The 3D model can also be converted to a STEP file to support other manufacturing processes or to a 3D PDF for visualization.

3D models from all major CAD systems are supported.

Tech Summary

In-Depth AQL Based Sample Planning

Integrated Acceptance Quality Limit (AQL) based sample planning enables repeatability, scalability, and consistency by providing a more efficient workflow with data and plans in one centralized database.

Set up a sampling plan once and use it across multiple jobs, lots, and orders. Plan modifications are simply made with just a few clicks and are immediately visible. Inspection Manager sample planning is based on MIL-STD-105 and Z1.4 AQL standards and supports many other common AQL tables.


User Access Control for Part Security

User Access Control provides great flexibility to determine who has access to sensitive part data. Define security groups by location, department, role, or individual user to restrict part record access based on need-to-know, ITAR, FDA or other compliance requirements. A central location in the quality management software allows you to add or remove users from security groups eliminating the need for an IT department to manage separate secure and unsecured servers.


Manufacturing Key Sets

Reduce your inspection work by grouping dimensions according to cutting tool. Critical dimensions and other dimensions in the group affected by the same cutting tool are color-coded on the print for easy identification. When the critical dimension passes inspection, the remaining members of the group are marked as passed.

Manufacturing Key Sets integrates with AQL Based Sample Planning and the centralized database system to maintain the integrity of the GD&T and inspection results data with full, automated traceability to the source.


Integrated Tools & Gage Management

Tool & Gage management is a critical element enabling trusted inspection results either within your facility or from an outside supplier. It allows automated inspection tool category assignments based on the feature recognition from the 2D drawings.

Management and tracking of inventories, storage locations, and most current users reduces wasteful time spent searching for tools and reports. All information is readily available in one centralized database in one manufacturing quality management software.

You can quickly identify a detailed usage history for each tool or gage and can filter usage by part, job, inspector, and date range to prevent inspection results from out of calibration tools.

Bluetooth, wireless, and wired inspection tools are supported seamlessly and do not require any external hardware or communication protocols.

Scheduled calibration time alerts are sent well in advance so that important calibration duties are always maintained.


Automatically Import Inspection Results

Import your inspection results from CMMs, VMMs, measuring arms, Bluetooth wireless devices, wired tools, manual gages, micrometers, and more – with just a one-button click.

Visually identify the inspection status for a part color-coded to show completed, to be inspected and failed results. Each sample shows the inspector and time stamps for the first and last results increasing visibility and traceability across the lot or job. Real-time notifications and alerts are triggered for failed dimensions and lot acceptance status and can be configured for each part or job.

High QA Inspection Manager automatically supports the tools you use to measure parts in real-time, in batch or manual mode, and creates non-conformance reports automatically. One-click automation creates FAI, PPAP and other reports in minutes rather than hours.

High QA provides manufacturing quality management software (QMS) solutions that enable companies to efficiently create, manage and monitor all manufacturing quality requirements across produced parts

In-Process and Final Inspection Plans

High QA Inspection Manager provides the framework to establish a common set of standards and language for the manufacturing and quality departments to communicate effectively. The common language reduces downstream interpretations that often contribute to user data entry errors. This feature also eliminates redundant efforts, minimizes material waste and ensures that accurate and trusted data is available. Real-time alerts enable appropriate corrective action to prevent unnecessary waste.

Users create individual in-process and final inspection plans as needed. Each plan is a unique PDF file with the specific information needed at that step.

With Inspection Manager, printed process documentation and reports are things of the past. The paperless manufacturing quality management software enables users, based on permissions, to read and enter inspection results with the click of a button on a tablet or PC. All inspection results are automatically stored in a convenient, accessible, centralized database. Many organizations that still rely on paper documentation can enter process information into forms. They are stored automatically as Excel\CSV files automatically to the database and can be printed as needed.


Automated SPC with Realtime Analysis and Alerts

An integrated statistical process control (SPC) package is an integral module of Inspection Manager. It enables statistical data collection for in-process and final part inspection routines. With minimal training, users can set up the statistical process in just a few clicks of the mouse.

Automatically collected data is entered directly to the central database where it can be organized into SPC results, charts, and reporting.

High QA Inspection Manager supports the AQL standard and presents dynamic table samplings accordingly.


Shop Floor Data Collection and NCR

Collecting inspection data on the shop floor in real-time is key to understanding a process. Making that data available in an easy-to-read dashboard provides visual confirmation of process quality. High QA IM Explorer and High QA IM eXpress are mobile solutions to designed to automate the inspection process.

Tablet-based High QA IM Explorer and High QA IM eXpress provide access to the ballooned drawing, a wizard-like step-by-step guide with predefined measurement tasks, and visual instructions for completing the measurement process. Inspection plans from High QA Inspection Manager define the inspection requirements using a centralized database for accurate, consistent information and real-time non-conformance reports.

The intuitive, easy-to-use app, guides users through the inspection tasks step-by-step with minimal training.

High QA IM Explorer and High QA IM eXpress are part of High QA’s Comprehensive Manufacturing Quality Management System designed to work seamlessly with High QA Inspection Manager. While High QA IM eXpress is used to collect inspection data from preassigned project and jobs, High QA IM Explorer has additional functionality to enable users’ access to a wider range of information delivered from High QA Inspection Manager’s central database.


One-Click Report Generation

High QA Inspection Manager’s comprehensive integrated report module automatically produces a variety of standard and custom reports using data from its centralized database. Report types include industry standard FAI, PPAP, SPC, NCR, and more, including company specific and custom-designed report templates. Inspection results collected from the shop floor, automatically or via manual entry, or from your supply chain partners, provide the source data used in these reports. The integrated Report Designer creates custom report forms and templates in minutes to meet internal or external reporting requirements. Custom reports can include formulas, unique page layouts, and the ability to import your customers’ existing templates. Customers appreciate seeing their own branding on reports, especially with the first-rate results that High QA Inspection Manager provides.


The High QA Difference


High QA software unites engineering, production and inspection teams internally and throughout the supply chain with an integrated solution to plan, manage, document and control manufacturing quality from ballooning and planning to production, reporting and submissions.


We don’t just have brainpower in manufacturing quality software, we have people with heart, grit and a ton of understanding. We live and breathe quality. It is in our software and in our people. You might say we are the quality experts.


Working together, we can digitally transform your manufacturing quality processes. And that leads to improved quality products, increased customer satisfaction and a successful business.

There is a new way to think about manufacturing quality – Learn about the High QA way.

High QA is Your All-in-One, Get-It-Done Software for Manufacturing Quality

Reduce costs, improve quality, streamline processes, and maintain compliance internally and across your entire supply chain

Ballooning / Bubbling

One-Click to Balloon Drawings and 3D Models, Extract GD&T and PMI Data and Create Inspection Plans

First Article Inspection (FAI)

Powerful FAI Generation, Management and Reporting for Quality and Manufacturing

PPAP Requirements

The Most Complete Non-Excel-Based Manufacturing Quality Project Management Software Solution

High QA software is a manufacturing quality management software (QMS) that helps manufacturers manage, monitor and document quality processes to improve the quality of parts they make.
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