Manufacturing Quality Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Manufacturing Quality

Cloud-based manufacturing quality control software

4.96/5 (24 reviews)

Manufacturing Quality overview

1factory’s Manufacturing Quality is quality control software that promises to simplify and speed up quality control tasks carried out by manufacturers. Targeting the aerospace, automotive, medical, machining and semiconductor industries among others, the solution provides features for first article inspection (FAI) such as PDF drawing ballooning and automated reporting. Balloons can be added and dimensional data captured on a point and click basis, generating first article reports in Excel spreadsheet, PPAP and AS9102 formats. Quality control plans can also be generated in a choice of ways and reused, automatically applying revision controls and historical change logs. Receiving, in-process and final inspections can be captured, organized and monitored in real time with histograms and charts before sharing final inspection data direct to customers from inside the software.

Additional key feature areas include running metrics calculations for Process Capability (Cp, Cpk) and Process Performance (Pp, Ppk), Variation / SPC control management and defect-risk monitoring. Non-conformance and the creation, management of Corrective Actions (CAPA) includes 8D report output, while general system features add user authentication controls, auditing and data encryption.


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Manufacturing Quality screenshot: PDF Drawing Ballooning and First Article Inspection (FAI) capabilities automatically read and identify features on a drawing, using point and click editing to add balloonsArena-1factory IntegrationManufacturing Quality screenshot: Quality control plans can be generated via the upload of excel plans, along with the modification and reuse of existing QC plansManufacturing Quality screenshot: Inspections handling for incoming, in-process and finished goods includes the instant capture, organization and analysis of dimensional dataManufacturing Quality screenshot: Automated calculation of process capability (Cpk, Ppk) and process performance (Pp, Ppk) metrics supports calculations for normal and non-normal dataManufacturing Quality screenshot: Variation Control / SPC features include the ability to run charts and histograms when measuring and controlling variation for critical-to-quality characteristicsManufacturing Quality screenshot: Non-conformances and corrective actions (CAPA) tools include creation and management, plus the output of 8D format reportsManufacturing Quality screenshot: Factory defect and risk monitoring allows for the monitoring of QC inspection status across multiple factories and work centers

Manufacturing Quality reviews


Very good

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
nick k

All in one QMS

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2018-10-12
Review Source: Capterra

This software has solved the problem with writing long inspections plans, that are open to human error. Cutting the time to write monthly report which is now done by the click of a mouse. Has helped with task management and driven actions with by dates, which as a QE I love because you are no longer tracking people down for answers. The ease of use is definitely a plus when using and training personnel on this software. All inspectors were trained within one business day, which helps with the transition from a dated software to 1factory. As a QE the reporting side is my favorite tool that 1factory has. before one factory it would take a couple days to gather all the information needed to present to the board once a month. Now with 1factory the reports make themselves, just make sure you are filling in all the required information. MSA uses the NCR charts to attack area that need attention, whether it be supplier defects or reoccurring shop floor defects. This drives Corrective Action, which 1factory also as superb CAPA module that has a task management side to drive actions with dates! The time it use to take me to write inspections plans is cut down tremendously with being able to click on dimensions and setting frequencies to check said dimensions at. This also take the human error out of it when looking at drawing with 50+ dimensions. Another plus is the visibility, every that has a seat on the software can see how we are doing as a company whether we are missing tasks, high PPM's (Internally & externally) & supplier performance. The next plus was the customization that Nipun and his team provide. they are always striving to make this software even greater than it already is. Since we have started around a year ago our wish for Gage management, Audit findings & Approved Vendor list has been achieved

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Randall Uyeno

Adds visibility and helps us drive positive change

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2016-08-25
Review Source: Capterra

We are a medium sized Aerospace manufacturing machine shop and in need of SPC capabilities. The cost and ease of use brought us in, the customer support and added functionality (to OUR needs) has really cemented us with 1 Factory. Although we started with great interest in the SPC functionality, our needs very quickly re-focused to the QUALITY aspects of 1 Factory. The functionality wasn't quite there when we first started but Nipun and his staff are QUICK to implement changes and modify multiple aspects to our specific needs. We're doing things we've NEVER done before because of the ease of use and straightforward interface. We've been able to add so much visibility to our quality functions that we're moving in a positive direction with a lot of purpose, driven by the data; it's great. We have plenty of other improvements to be made to our company and Nipun is there ready to help us achieve them.It's easy to use! I've had some experience with other programs, and they have a ton of functionality but are usually way too much and convoluted to use (inputting information takes too many steps and therefore falls to the wayside). 1 Factory is a different story; it's very straightforward. Cost!

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Jaime Patino

World-class Quality Control product

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2016-09-19
Review Source: Capterra

The Quality Assurance department is typically a paper-heavy manually driven environment that can be tied to cumbersome tasks such as; filing, storing, and revisiting data at a moment's notice. As a department/company doing our part working towards minimizing paper waste while maintaining or exceeding compliance with customer's standards, being paperless is an important priority. We are ballooning drawings in 1factory, capturing data at each work-center as the parts are being made, and importing data from our CMM. Being able to automatically record hundreds of dimensions electronically via our CMM's is quick; recalling data is fast-and-easy even when searching through a long history of records. Through my experience from a user's stand-point, The 1factory Technical Support is right on par with the actual 1factory product being held at a world-class standard.-Organization is made simple by having all of our Quality records in one place. -Inspection plans are made for any Manufacturing Operator to successfully follow inspection criteria. -Visual aids to spot any trends in the manufacturing process.

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Gabe Mejia, BSEE

The software has been instrumental in keeping us compliant with ISO 9001 and IATF 16949

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2018-04-02
Review Source: Capterra

The ease of use has allowed our company to quickly scale this sector and provide both Internal and External customers the ability to document from receiving inspection all the way though to production and customer satisfaction. This software is very useful for Quality Assurance implementation, maintenance and documentation.The software is easy to use and learn. I have been in the Quality Assurance world for quite some time now and find that both new and seasoned persons would appreciate the simplistic, yet elegant, approach to quality. This software would not only help companies who have never had a CAPA/8D or quality assurance department, it also helps structure and document receiving inspection, supplier CAPA, Internal CAPA. The simplistic way that it produces reporting is a great and useful tool for anyone looking to gain or maintain compliance with regulatory bodies (ISO/AS/IATF) as well as keeping customer satisfaction high with quick reporting/number assisgnments to CAPA/8D reports.

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Mark Buchbinder

Quickly Implemented - Quickly Accepted - Great SPC Capability

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-01-24
Review Source: Capterra

The IT folks love it: the software is reliably "in the cloud" and has been unavailable for a few minutes out of the 18 months we have used it. The Mechanics like it because of the easy data entry; they can report a nonconformance very quickly and be confident there is a record of their concerns. Task assignments are easy for all users: it is fine as collaboration software. The major advantage for the QE staff is the ability to prepare inspection plans working from .pdf copies of blueprints. I have worked at famous defense prime contractors without this capability for preparing plans. We have not exploited the SPC capability sufficiently but are looking forward to doing more work with it. 1factory has been great at inviting user suggestions and implementing them.

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Manufacturing Quality pricing

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1factory plans and pricing include:

NCRs CAPAs SCARs = $15 per user, per month*
Manufacturing Quality = $40 per user, per month*
Enterprise Quality = CALL (varies with options selected, demo available)

*30-day free trial available

Manufacturing Quality features

Reporting & Statistics

API (114 other apps)
Accounting Integration (64 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (100 other apps)
Activity Tracking (63 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (85 other apps)
Automatic Reminders (72 other apps)
Billing & Invoicing (76 other apps)
Calendar Management (79 other apps)
Client Portal (60 other apps)
Customizable Reporting (75 other apps)
Data Import/Export (61 other apps)
Document Storage (60 other apps)
Electronic Payments (65 other apps)
Inventory Management (81 other apps)
Inventory Tracking (66 other apps)
Invoice Management (98 other apps)
Real Time Data (61 other apps)
Search Functionality (70 other apps)
Third Party Integration (87 other apps)

Additional information for Manufacturing Quality

Key features of Manufacturing Quality

  • Corrective Actions (CAPA)
  • Nonconformance tracking
  • Alerts / notifications
  • Data capture
  • PDF conversion
  • Reporting
  • Quality control
  • Inspection management
  • Trend analysis
  • Risk assessment
  • Authentication and security
  • Security and encryption
  • Role-based permissions
  • Password management
  • Incremental backup
  • Auditing
  • Barcode support
  • Charting
  • Revision management
  • Change tracking
  • ISO management
  • Quality assurance
  • Version control
  • Certification management
  • Corrective actions & CAPA
  • Inspection record management
  • Process control
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1factory Manufacturing Quality is an online quality control solution for manufacturers, designed to speed up core QC tasks across a feature set priced per user, per month.

As a cloud-based software, the solution requires no installation on local on-premise servers or any overhead IT costs to deploy, with users requiring only a web browser to gain access.

Draw balloons onto PDF plans and capture dimensions, tolerances and zones for first article inspection (FAI) reports via point and click, automating data collection from numerous sources to reduce data entry errors.

Create quality control plans in a choice of ways with the ability to reuse existing plans, with 1factory automatically applying revision control and a history of changes for auditing purposes.

Role-based permissions authenticate and restrict user access to the system, with passwords and data transfer encrypted along with daily database snapshot backups scheduled.