Bringing manufacturing systems into the twenty-first century
For fourteen years, ION Quality Systems has been accumulating knowledge of the manufacturing industry. In doing so, we have discovered that there is a desperate need for development and advancement. Currently, manufacturing is done and taught using tribal knowledge and information that has been passed down generation-by-generation. Because of this, manufacturing is not seen as a viable career path by tech-savvy youth who perceive the industry as confusing and outdated.
ION wants to change that. By using a comprehensive platform built with current technologies, ION Quality Systems has created cost-effective tools for both small and mid-sized organizations by harnessing pre-existing knowledge of industry. This knowledge then allows for all data to be captured and put into a single, easy-to-use source.
This shared network of knowledge from a multitude of sectors has come to form the ION community. We are striving to create a system of partners that can contribute to an ever-growing knowledge bank that has the ability to attract the next generation to manufacturing. With this new transfer of knowledge, we will create a stronger and steadier workforce that can power ahead into a new age of manufacturing, which will be built on a platform of mobility and engagement.
-Mark Waltz, CEO
ION Quality Systems was founded by Mark Waltz in 2004. While owning a small manufacturing company and having to achieve an ISO certification for a customer, Mr. Waltz saw the need for an interactive web-based quality system that would allow business owners to truly manage their facilities. Working with a group of business owners from multiple industries, Mark and his team created SimpleTrak to work within any business by making online user-defined tools that combine to create a cohesive and intuitive quality management system.
ION’s team of small business owners and software engineers spent more than two years designing the innovative software called Simpletrak. Since its release 14 years ago, ION has built a reputation of credibility in the marketplace, including 10+ years as the industry leader in quality management business solutions.
January of 2016 Simpletrak 2.0 was released after being completely retooled from the ground up. Key improvement initiatives included: a new customer interface, admin widget tools, employee profile builders, process dashboard interfaces with risk models, testing library, document publishing system, API accounting interface, and a complete mobile platform.