Annex SL

Annex SL and its associated appendices collectively define a generic management system framework. All new ISO management system standards adhere to this framework.

Our software has been designed to make the implementation of management systems with the Annex SL structure easy. Our development team are constantly optimising our software to make it simpler for our customers to:

  • Apply a consistent approach to manage documentation
  • Identify risks and opportunities
  • Manage processes horizontally across the business.
Complex circle

Software for Annex SL

Integrated management systems for a more efficient, resilient and profitable business.

Context of the organisation

Documentation, risks and opportunities are updated centrally so there is no duplication of effort.


Leadership have a full picture of the business - so they can demonstrate they are engaged with understanding risk, vulnerabilities and opportunities.


Plan who will address what, when and how, and manage preventative actions through workflows.


Associate relevant plans, people, workflows, suppliers, training, issues, audits and documentation. Communicate and evidence that employees are aware of their requirements for the management system.

Operational planning and control

Configure workflows, form fields and much more to plan and control your business operations. Plus, free end users means you can assign responsibility and manage actions without worrying about additional costs.

Performance evaluation

Interactive dashboards enable you to see the health of your management systems and drill down into areas that need attention.

Integrated software modules

Modules work well on their own or together.
Document control software
Document control software
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Audit management software
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