Before a product is launched in the market, it is necessary to validate processes that are executed during production. A nonconformity caught during testing phase may save valuable capital for any company. Many companies are now shifting their focus to incorporating quality assurance (QA) testing, ensuring that products manufactured conform to a certain level of standard. A quality assurance program launched from a single platform streamlines quality assurance testing and all of a company's other quality processes. This dramatically increases profitability and decreases tensions between QA and engineering.
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Any product manufactured by a company is a result of continuous research, analysis and testing. Usually it takes years for any company to launch a product in the market. Companies invest extensive resources in manufacturing a product. Once a product is launched, competitors can launch their own versions in much less time. A manufacturer must get its product to market quickly and stay ahead of the competition. For this reason, manufacturers require Quality Assurance (QA) to test their products or services. This ensures that the people, processes and research behind the manufacturing of a product meet or exceed customer expectations.
QA testing demands extensive planning of objectives and processes. Once there is standard is formally documented, it is easier to point out any deviation in processes. This helps identify errors and anomalies so that manufacturers are able to apply corrective action and preventive action. The most efficient way to provide this documentation is by using a quality assurance testing software with an online repository for storing and managing all documentation pertaining to policies and standard operating procedures. Once procedures in the system are documented, the QA team is able to test these steps and verify any nonconformity. This makes much easier and helps management maintain a certain standard in process execution.
MasterControl’s quality assurance testing software provides an online documentation platform through which authorized users can access various documents. Because the software maintains only the most recent version of any document, the chance of following an outdated document is out of question. Because MasterControl is accessible through the Internet, operations between different departments and multiple locations are easily managed. This helps management monitor employees and processes, streamlining business as per requirements.
QA testing demands a rigorous examination of all processes implemented in the system. This requires constant monitoring and inspection of business processes against the documented standards. MasterControl’s quality assurance testing applications encourage companies to run a thorough audit process that helps in underlining procedures deviating from the SOPs as documented in the system. Management is able to build business with solid processes and avoid occurrence of risks through auditing and testing.
Usually QA testing is executed by a specialized team of personnel equipped with different testing techniques to track any errors, bugs, issues and nonconformities in the system. After testing, the QA team classifies these errors in categories to demonstrate impact and seriousness of each error in the system. This helps determine how seriously these errors can affect the manufacturing plant and the level of attention required to sort the errors. On identification, the error or bug report is sent to the project manager who discusses these issues with the relevant employees. After this, the next step is to trace these bugs and eliminate the root cause of the bugs’ occurrence.
MasterControl’s QA testing software encourages top level management to analyze business performance. The special reporting tool caters to generating reports in various formats, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of a company. Through this tool, companies can draw important conclusions and devise contingency plans to boost weaker business areas.
For pharmaceutical, medical device, biotech, and other life science manufacturers, quality assurance software, quality assurance testing, and quality assurance training are critical but can be difficult to achieve and maintain.
MasterControl provides web-based software solutions for a QA testing that is seamlessly integrated to assure quality and control. Among the solutions that are extremely advantageous to QA and all of a company's departments are:
Quality assurance testing and the numerous other processes critical to a company's success are further facilitated by tools for automating collaboration, routing, escalation, approval, and electronic signature control, among others.
To learn more about how quality assurance testing and quality assurance software can facilitate the work of QA and other departments, please feel free to contact a MasterControl representative.