Integrated system is a broad topic with varying perspectives. Definitely, in the fast moving world, the necessity of an integrated System is inevitable. Organizations all over the world are increasingly concerned to improve their management systems to ensure their sustenance in the competitive markets. There are a wide variety of standards demanded by the markets, say like ISO standards which are popular in European countries where as CMMI in American countries. These models or standards like CMMI, ISO 9001, ISO 13485 etc are frameworks for setting up a Quality Management System (QMS). There are cases where organizations are looking for setting up other management systems like Information Security Management System (ISMS), Environmental Management System (EMS) etc. either in a segregated manner or integrated manner. But while defining, implementing and maintaining the management system, the organization experiences high difficulty in relation to the needs of the organization and the levels of integration of these management systems.
Integrated Management System (IMS) is beneficial not only for the organization, but also for the auditors. But setting up of an IMS has to be very careful so that it won’t compromise any of the required practices of as well as not a burden upon the employees of the organization in order to implement and maintain the same. In many cases IMS will be compliant to the required models and standards, if there are experts to interpret the same. But usability part of the same will be on the minimal side as practitioners might face difficulty to get the required information based on the nature of the project they are doing. It will be a cumbersome task for the practitioners

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