• Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort – John Ruskin. Concepts behind quality management first sprang to light when Henry Ford introduced assembly line manufacturing. W. Edwards Deming took the next leap forward by introducing total quality management (TQM) ideals focused on managing processes to make things right the first time without creating defects. Fast forward 2016, trends targeted towards acquiring profound knowledge with respect to quality management in organizations is on the rise, and how! Technologies like Mobility, IoT, Big data and especially, Cloud computing technology is taking the Quality Management domain across the Globe by storm, and softwares like Enterprise quality management software (EQMS) is bundled up with tools that can integrate and automate the aforementioned technologies. As Quality management is being positively impacted by many latest organizational trends and is well set to dominate the future economy, Quality departments and professionals are integrating many quality-related initiatives such as Lean, Kaizen, ISO registration, Six Sigma, and others in their strategy planning processes. It’s expected that all industry sectors will be governed by this combination of project management and quality principles in the years to come. Additionally, with the Make in India furor going full swing, organizations are on the lookout for a vendor who can provide a ‘Quality Management System’ that is capable enough to help them control variation in products, processes and raw materials while keeping wastages in check and promoting optimum utilization of resources. Understanding this need, CIOReview brings to you the list of ‘20 Most Promising QMS Solution Providers.’ Closely scrutinized by a panel of judges that encompasses CEOs, CIOs, CXOs, analysts and the CIOReview editorial board, these vendors can be rest assured to help organizations apply innovative project management approaches , especially with regard to their structuring, processing and implementation so as to prove their mettle. Because like Aristotle comments, “Quality is not an act, it is a Habit”