Buying standards vs subscribing to a collection of standards
Benefits of buying a standard
Buying a standard from the BSI standards shop is the quickest and easiest way to have immediate access to the specific document you require. Once you have purchased the standard it provides you with instant access to the relevant information. Owning an international standard or European standard outright is the simplest option if you are looking to become certified in a specific area, such as ISO 9001 for Quality Management and do not require ongoing updates or access to regulatory information. BSI offers a membership (UK Website) programme which provides a 50% discount on all standards purchased through the BSI shop among other benefits.
Benefits of standards subscription services
A standards subscription can benefit your organization by providing a centralized location for all the standards and regulatory information that you need. Standards subscriptions allow multi-user access, so you can be reassured that everyone in your business that needs to be accessing standards is working with the most up to date and correct information.