IMS combines all related components of a business into one system for easier management and operations. Quality, environmental and safety management systems are often combined into an IMS, meaning that they are not separate systems joined, but integrated with linkages. This ensures that similar processes are effortlessly managed and performed without duplication.
An IMS can reduce the auditing time on site because some elements only need to be verified once rather than for each separate management system. Additionally, it can be incredibly beneficial when an organisation uses one single management system to manage multiple aspects of organisational performance.