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    Selling the C-Suite on Connected Quality Data

    All year we’ve been addressing connected quality data. Since we’re talking about connecting data across the organization, it makes sense that there would be advantages across the organization. Getting executive buy-in requires showing your C-suite how they’ll benefit from a digital transformation.

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    Chronicles of a Document Control System

    Regulated companies are often reminded that if it isn’t documented, it didn’t happen. It’s also safe to say if it is documented, but the documents can’t be found, it didn’t happen. An efficient document control system is at the core of quality management and good manufacturing practices.

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    How Electronic Production Records Can Extend Manufacturers’ Digital Edge

    Even as manufacturers invest in system digitization and automation, the people responsible for production records have been left to manage paper, spreadsheets and other standalone systems to collect, record and interpret data relating to production and quality processes. By extending digitization beyond their core systems to their production records, manufacturers can gain a more complete view of their data, optimize manufacturing and ensure quality throughout the production life cycle.

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    Santa’s Little Auditor

    It’s the time of year for parents to pull out the Elf on the Shelf and regale their children with stories of how their behavior gets reported back to Santa. Making sure those reports are accurate depends on whether the elf is using paper or digital solutions.

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    Life Sciences Companies Can Achieve Greater ROI by Digitizing Their Data

    Though we’re well into the 21st century, document control in the life science and health care sectors remains largely a paper-based system. Learn from a seasoned professional who worked for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs how going digital can significantly reduce risk while simultaneously providing you with both greater soft and hard ROI.

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    5 Quotes From Sun Tzu to Help You Digitize

    When fighting the War on Paper, it helps to turn to the foremost expert on war. Sun Tzu offers words of wisdom for starting to digitize, getting support from your organization, and how to build upon your successes. Here are five quotes from The Art of War to inspire you to take the battle to your office and permanently get rid of paper.

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    How Digital Document Control Boosts Manufacturing Efficiency

    Regulated companies are often reminded that if it isn’t documented, it didn’t happen. It’s also safe to say if it is documented, but the documents can’t be found, it didn’t happen. Efficient document control is at the core of quality management, compliance and getting products out the door.

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    How Moving to the Cloud Has Become Easier For Life Sciences Companies

    Cloud technology has reached a level of maturity where many regulated organizations are discovering that operating in the cloud is becoming essential, rather than an option. A new white paper discusses the benefits of moving to the cloud and how cloud service providers are making the migration process smoother and faster.

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    R.I.P. Paper Processes

    For many clinical, quality and manufacturing professionals, a change in process or technologies can be hard. But now, more than ever in life sciences, there is a need to digitize and move off paper-based or hybrid solutions. Through small automation pilots, the pains of transformation get eased while opening up opportunities that unlock a wealth of data-driven insights.

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    Costs of Paper: Hard vs. Soft ROI

    Though we’re well into the 21st century, document control in the life science and health care sectors remains largely a paper-based system. Learn from a seasoned professional who worked for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs how going digital can significantly reduce risk while simultaneously provide you with both soft and hard ROI.

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    4 Common Pains in Managing Device History Records

    In medical device and diagnostic manufacturing, companies must keep a complete and accurate record of each product they produce in the form of a device history record (DHR). The DHR is literally the history of the device, and manufacturers in the business of medical technology face common challenges when using a paper-based or partially electronic system.

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    Ensure Data Integrity With a Proactive Data Management Strategy

    Data management technologies continue to evolve and improve the processes for collecting, storing and analyzing data. However, new technology rarely avoids growing pains. One dilemma regulated companies face with technology updates is maintaining data integrity. Regulatory guidelines for data integrity insist that all data and metadata remain intact and unaltered. This is a tall order when companies need to perform a large-scale data migration each time they update their data storage infrastructure. A good approach to effectively manage data and remain compliant with data integrity requirements is to develop a practical data management strategy around data storage and migration.

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    The #1 Gap in Manufacturing Software Today

    It’s 2018 and technology has pervaded every area of our lives. Yet a visit to almost any manufacturing floor reveals that paper is alive and well, even in forward-thinking companies with strong IT strategies and digital transformation initiatives in place. Why is it that the truly paperless factory floor remains so elusive?

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    Top 5 Medical Device Industry Trends in 2018: Atypical Medical Device Technology Will Become More Typical

    Technology companies outside of the health care sector continue to carve out a niche in the medical device industry. This trend makes the competition more flammable. Still, in many ways, disruptive technology developers may need to call upon their incumbent counterparts for assistance with navigating the regulatory pathway to compliance. This article discusses some of the regulatory stumbling blocks that could impact non-traditional medical device developers.

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    The Link Between Regulation, Quality Systems and Data Integrity, Part 2

    An examination of how the evolving standards of data integrity are affecting regulations and quality considerations within life science industries worldwide.

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    The Link Between Regulation, Quality Systems and Data Integrity, Part 1

    The emergence of new guidelines on data integrity, and the interpretation of that data via audits and inspections, doesn't detract from pre-existing elements of regulation, particularly Annex 11 of the European Union’s (EU) good manufacturing practice (GMP) guidelines.

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    Poll Suggests Automation Could Solve 85% of Your Document Control Issues

    The sophistication and value-added benefits of automated, integrated document control management tools available to manufacturers in the life sciences has come a long way since software solutions were introduced in the 1980s on 5 1/4-inch floppy disks.

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    February Tip: Managing Updates to Regulatory Documentation

    Tip: When the change occurs, review the current regulatory submission(s) and note where updates are needed. Even better, create a working or dynamic version of an updated submission.

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  • What is a Document Management System and 8 Reasons Your Company Probably Needs One

    A document management system is a software solution that allows for the digital management of documentation. Today most documentation managed by document management systems is business-related.

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    How They Did It: Pfizer's Transition from 50 Document Management Systems to One

    Like many other pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer has been through numerous mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. Two notable ones were the acquisition of Warner Lambert in 2001 and Pharmacia in 2003. The mergers, acquisitions and silo work practices fractured Pfizer's highly regulated and controlled documentation over many sites and systems. This included our GxP Standard Operating Procedures, product labeling, submissions management and trial master file systems.

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