No it is not. ISO is about stating your process and prove that you following through. CMMI(CMMI will be replacing CMM.) has clear guideline on the process areas that a software company should comply. Ingeneral:
Level 2 (Repeatable Process)
Level 3 (Defined Process)
Our company offers tools that assist organization in achieving goals. The visual workflow is designed based on the process areas specified in CMMI. http://www.riqtek.com/product.htm
No, definetely it is not. ISO is entirely different from CMM. ISO is a generic standards which shall be followed by any organization where as CMM is specific to Software companies. But Some of the key process areas in the CMM might repeat while drafting the Quality Procedures in ISO.
ISO is a standard and CMM is a model. To build your organization QMS you may decide to adapt any one of them(you can even build it without ISO or CMM guidelines).
Though the approach to both is different, at the end the results that we derive from both are the same. We end up having a Requirement management process in place, A QA process in place, SDLC processes, CM Process, Training, Metrication etc etc.
I have been thoroughly involved in both ISO and CMM implementations and thus strongly belive that for a software organization, if you follow a detailed and structured approach in implementing ISO 9001:2000, you can match Level 4 requirements.
I have come from a CMMI Level 3 and moved into an industry that practices ISO 9001 -2000 and I strongly prefer the ISO standard. With CMMI there is a greater focus on tracking and documentation where I feel the amount ISO uses is adequate. CMMI becomes very tedious and causes projects to have huge deadlines in order to complete requirements traceability and all thos kinds of things. Basically CMMI is a very very good process but extremely tedious and long where as ISO focuses on the core of what you are doing!