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I am looking for software that will help me produce/manage SOPs. Can anybody help me locate any?
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Do you have access it an INTRAnet site where you work? Do you have a network location where you can store files that everyone has access to?
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Yes to both questions
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OK. What format are you SOP documents in currently: paper, Word docs, other formats?

What you can do is put all the SOPs in PDF format. Then create an appropriate SOP library on your Intranet and place the documents there.

If there are specific SOPs for different aspects of your working environment (i.e. Sales, Marketing, IT, etc.), create sub-directories. If there are SOPs that apply to the entire organization, then create a separate sub-directory for those as well.

Once that is done, inform everyone concerned that you have created an Intranet library for your SOP documents and explain the structure...

PaulS
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Thanks for the suggestion PaulS, however I am in need of an application that will simplify the creation of SOPs. Something like ROBOHelp or NextDocs
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NextDocs seems to be a document management system and ROBOHelp generates Windows Help documentation from existing documents...

From my understanding from your last comment, I would go more for Workflow Diagram app.
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I also noted this software from FAST Technologies Ltd.: Catalyst xM™
Software to Automate Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
Overview
Catalyst xM™ provides a controlled system for the automation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). SOPs define the interaction between People, Systems and Plant Floor Processes and are comprised of an event that initiates work and a response, the execution of the work. Catalyst xM™ automates critical event detection and executes Action Plans in response to their occurrence. Automating SOPs provides many benefits:
  - Ensures compliance to SOP
  - Provides traceability and accountability
  - Improves operational productivity
  - Reduces resource requirements
  - Captures manufacturing intelligence
And Standard Operating Procedure Software Suite
End-to-end standard operating procedure (SOP) software to:
create and store SOPs in a single database
track version and approval workflow
generate SOP training and assessments
track employee training results
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Thanks Paul! You rock my man:)
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Google rocks too! Glad to help out.

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