ZEBSOFT About Us

Cloud-Based Audit, QMS, GRC, Document, Asset, InfoSec, Risk, Contingency Management Software

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Innovators in design of Management Software to control & communicate compliance

ZEBSOFT – Audit, QMS, & GRC management for any size of business

In 2012 we took a close look at the methods used to control compliance and the evidence required to meet it. We found that traditional management systems did little to help or to communicate compliance needs.

The static nature of traditional systems do not form part of the day to day business activities. In many cases outdated, templated documents are utilised that are neither relevant, effectively controlled or respected within the organisation or by the regulator.

Furthermore, it was apparent that management systems were locally controlled, often isolated, making communication a real problem. Invariably, the majority of the organisation would be unaware that a management system existed.

With advances in technology and increasingly stringent compliance requirements, we recognised the need for a software system to manage this.

“The solution: Create a system that is visible, clear, holistic & communicated to everyone, resulting in the sharing of knowledge & experience for the benefit of the organisation.”

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT

When solutions are needed looking outside of the norm creates the opportunity to bring about significant improvement over established practice.

It was time for a change, starting with a foundation control method that had been in existence for many years the development started. Working with many existing business clients, we implemented ZEBSOFT into their businesses. The advantage this has given us over our competition is that we developed in a live environment.

We have relationships with businesses across many sectors, this gave us insight into the specifics of the multitude of customer needs.

Our founders have many years experience at C level in businesses across multiple sectors including, finance & telecommunications. Our Chief Innovation Officer is a certified & practicing ISO lead auditor in 7 standards. In short we have the knowledge & understanding of stakeholder needs, together with the specific needs of regulators & how those needs are met.

By putting together the elements of understanding gained from;

  • the users perspective of system interaction & understanding.

  • the stakeholders business benefit & return on investment

  • the regulators access to visible evidence of a communicative approach to compliance.

ZEBSOFT is a tried & proven system that has track record in the compliance sector. Our system is appreciated by stakeholders, regulators & users alike.

THE COMMUNICATION OF COMPLIANCE

To further enhance the reason why a management system exists we looked in depth at communication.

Communication or the lack of it, is the primary reason for compliance failure. To remove this from the organisation, we created a communication platform that allows top level management to flow their requirements downwards & allows all users to contribute by entering information into the system in a structured manner. This now enables the flow of communication upwards keeping top level management informed.

  • Entered information can be reviewed and actioned by the issue owners & or team/committee.
  • Tasks can be set within the system to ensure issues are followed up in a timely manner
  • People have a need to be appreciated. We found that people feel they are not appreciated when;
    • they don’t know or understand what is going on in the business,
    • their comments and suggestions are perceived as being ignored.
    • they have no channel to top level management.

The reason people feel unappreciated is usually due to poor communication. By removing poor communication we have created an environment of shared responsibility.

UTILISING KNOWLEDGE

Organsiational & the businesses strength of proposition is within the knowledge held by it.

We asked the question of how knowledge could be identified. We had seen that training was normally catered for in management systems in a simplified manner, normally a training matrix.

A training matrix tells you only when training is due, so we when a lot further by developing a platform that encompasses;

  • the definition of the roles within the organisation
  • the definition of specified authorities & responsibilities
  • the definition of the skills held by our people, associated to them as an individual
  • the recording of training & certification

When you combine the above with the ability to interrogate the knowledge platform, you place yourself in a position where you can not only identify gaps but you can fill those gaps without external help.

We also considered how sub-contractors could be included in this. We included the ability to add subcontractors to the system in a controlled manner so they receive information and contribute in the same fashion as an employed user.

Knowledge is power, power is nothing without control. We have created the harness for this power.

THE FUTURE FOR ZEBSOFT

The ZEBSOFT platform is continually being developed and improved.

Our current offering is the tested & proven ZEBSOFT QMS & GRC platform but we are system creators with a vision, that vison is to provide simplistic & easy to use solutions to very complex problems.

Our future system development goals include but are not limited to;

  • Sustainability
  • FMEA
  • MRP
  • HR

The development of these additional features will be rolled out to ZEBSOFT Enterprise customers without additional cost (above their contracted payment) being incurred, giving enhanced functionality & integration effectively for free.

We are also able to build bespoke system modules at additional cost, the cost can be reduced if the module is approved for general release within the platform by agreement.

Zebra Software Limited was founded in March 2019 & the foundation system has been in existence since 2012. We are wholly owned by our Directors; Steven Bloomfield & David Bowman. We have a team of developers and support staff who are in turn supported by our sales team. We believe our advantage is that we are able to respond to customer need in a timely, effective & controlled manner. As a business we have invested thousands of man hours and decades of compliance experience into the creation of our product. We intend to invest many thousands more hours and build even more experience over the coming years.

All our staff are all UK based as are our AWS data servers.

The Platform

The system is cloud based allowing for rapid deployment where needed and is available globally at any time. ZEBSOFT is an out of the box solution with low entry cost.

The Platform

The platform facilitates continual improvement methodology, our system uses communication to drive your business towards its goals.

ZEBSOFT STANDARD is intended for SME businesses who wish to control compliance in general, or control their ISO Standards System. It is built on an ISO Annex L foundation making the linking of ISO standards with business principles understandable.

ZEBSOFT ENTERPRISE can be used by any business for enhanced functionality though it is designed for large business to monitor, evaluate and act on user driven data sources giving a 360 degree view of risk management needs.

User Focused

Designed from the outset to provide a simple to use platform. Where all users are involved in the system and contribute to business success giving a 360 apprach

User Focused

The concept & development of the system has been from a three sided approach; the users ability to easily control compliance at the same time as creating real improvement in the business, thus enhancing customer satisfaction. The organisations ability to easily gather data & globally control multiple sites across the same platform. The provision of GRC compliance evidence when needed for customers, third parties & regulators.

Our insight & specific experience from all sides has resulted in comprehensive functionality & the most simple interface possible.

Our Experience

Experince has been the driving force of the platform. The people who have developed our product have been on all sides of business compliance

Experienced

At senior level we are driven by our Steven Bloomfield (CTO) & David Bowman (CIO) who created the ZEBSOFT platform, both of whom have over 25 years senior management experience, within SME and Blue Chip Businesses. Their Industry experience includes, web development, telecommunications, manufacturing & distribution, commercial & retail lending.

Steven is an IT graduate from Sheffield Hallam University, a Chartered IT Professional and a member of the IEEE. David is a Business Management graduate of The University of Staffordshire he holds 7 IRCA certifications as Lead Auditor& IFS is Level 3 Certified.

Zebra Software Limited

Trading address: Zebra Software Limited, Towers Business Park, Wilmslow Road, Didsbury, Manchester M20 2YY, United Kingdom

Registered office: Riverside, Mountbatten Way, Congleton CW12 1DY, United Kingdom

Registered in England and Wales 11901161

ICO number A8778081

Awards & certifications

ISO27001

International standard for information security management

G-Cloud Approved

Approved UK Government supplier on the digital marketplace

Tiger Scheme Certified

Independent security assessment & penetration testing

ISO9001

International Quality Management System (QMS) standard

ISO27001 Tiger Scheme Certification