By James Jardine
To meet current industry challenges, blood and biologics organizations must look for ways to improve process efficiencies so as to remain viable, while staying compliant with a world-wide plethora of regulatory bodies.
Software solutions allow companies to increase their process efficiencies and to cease to rely on paper-based processes making it far less likely that missed regulatory deadlines and non-compliance events will occur. In addition, companies that use software to ensure the competency of staff and reduce process implementation and revision time benefit from increased process efficiency.
However, with a growing number of solution types commercially available and a corresponding increase of functional overlaps between these solutions, the software selection process has grown somewhat confusing, especially when trying to maximize cost-to-benefit ratios.
In this paper we summarize the different categories of solutions available as well as the needs and wants that they address.