If you work in a regulated industry, you’ve most likely heard the term eQMS or enterprise quality management system. But you may be wondering what is it? Why do I need it? And how do I choose the right system?
eQMS centralizes, standardizes, and streamlines quality content and processes across the value chain, enabling cross-functional communication and collaboration on critical processes. A comprehensive eQMS adopts a broad set of functionalities related to quality management including, GxP, risk, compliance, and auditing. Rather than a stand-alone and disjointed quality system, an eQMS improves workflow by integrating with other applications such as ERP and SCM.
eQMS provides users and regulatory authorities with the assurance that the organization’s operation is reliable – that it maintains a high level of integrity at the functional and structural levels. Especially for companies that outsource aspects of their business or maintain a decentralized location, eQMS can ensure content alignment – keeping all files, information, and communication in sync while recognizing, controlling, and minimizing the risks associated with decentralization.
When selecting an eQMS, the main objective is that it supports the goal of integrating quality with your company’s objectives. eQMS breaks down silos and connects data across departments, enabling deeper communication, and quicker recognition of errors or potential pitfalls, as well as clear pathways toward remediation.
As the demand for eQMS solutions grows, so does the vendor landscape, complicating decisions over what is the clear choice to ensure a successful implementation and facilitate mission critical quality initiatives.
If you have questions or concerns, or are ready to start the vendor selection process, ProPharma Group and Dot Compliance are here to help. Click here to contact a representative.
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