An integrated management system (IMS) combines many of the organisation’s processes, procedures and industry standards into one management system. This merger allows businesses to share many of the routine tasks, such as internal audits, objectives and targets, document control, record management and management review, which can greatly reduce the resources and the time needed to complete management tasks.

In Practice

Definition of an Integrated Management System (IMS)

An integrated management system (IMS) consists of two or more compatible formal management systems which are merged into one combined system.

Management systems share similar concepts and frameworks, eg:

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