Tampa, FL — Oct. 1, 2015 — Pilgrim Quality Solutions, a leading global provider of enterprise quality management software and services for the Life Sciences, today announced the introduction of SmartSolve® Mobile Audit, a mobile application created specifically to improve auditor productivity, particularly when conducting audits at remote manufacturing plants or laboratories. By allowing auditors to access and capture information with their smart phones and tablets, SmartSolve Mobile Audit eliminates the need to transcribe audit findings and expedites the completion of audits.
Given tight security controls at Life Science manufacturing facilities, visiting auditors are often not permitted access to on-location communication networks. Now, by using Mobile Audit, auditors can download audit details and templates onto their smart device before leaving their office. Then, at the audit site, they will document results on to their smart device while working in an offline mode. Once the auditor reconnects to their organization’s network, they will sync their findings back to the corporate SmartSolve Audit Management application, thus eliminating the need to re-enter results upon returning to the corporate office.
“Performing essential audit tasks on a mobile device increases auditor productivity by moving the entire audit process along more efficiently,” said Kari Miller, Pilgrim’s VP of Regulatory and Product Management. “Now, whether in the field, on the manufacturing floor, or in a laboratory, auditors have the flexibility to conduct audits at any time, from anywhere, using the SmartSolve Mobile Audit application.”
SmartSolve Mobile Audit provides a streamlined interface for reviewing past audits, logging findings, writing auditor summaries, and recording meeting details on a portable, hand-held device. It also makes it easy to attach audit-related photos which serve as evidence. Mobile Audit seamlessly connects with SmartSolve’s enterprise quality management closed-loop processes, allowing audit findings to feed into CAPAs, supplier performance ratings, and other quality events.
“A large part of our operations are literally mobile, so OneBlood understands the efficiency and productivity gains that can be achieved through the application of mobile solutions,” said Judy Smith, D.M., Senior Vice President of Quality and Regulatory Affairs at OneBlood. “Using SmartSolve Mobile Audit to conduct audits in the field will shorten audit cycle times and reduce audit documentation errors. Plus, the ability to perform audits on a mobile device in an off-line mode, rather than needing to log into a corporate application, will be a great time-saver.”
In addition to expediting the audit processes, SmartSolve Mobile Audit includes security features which permit multiple auditors to share a single mobile device, each using their own personal, secure sign-in. These built-in features also allow system administrators to deactivate and clear a device if and when it is no longer authorized for use, thereby providing added security.
“Mobility has transformed the way we work, and SmartSolve Mobile Audit allows quality system auditors to take advantage of this revolution by delivering secure, feature-rich mobile technology to support Life Science organizations’ critical quality and compliance management processes,” Miller said.
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About Pilgrim Quality Solutions
Pilgrim Quality Solutions is a leading global provider of enterprise quality management software and services for the Life Sciences and other highly regulated industries. For more than 20 years, our solutions have automated thousands of processes that ensure the quality of life’s most important products. Product quality and patient safety increase while risks decline. Our on-premise and cloud technologies reflect quality industry standards and include electronic signatures, audit trails and validation packs – helping customers more easily achieve compliance and pass regulatory audits. With Pilgrim Quality Solutions as your partner, you are prepared to succeed.
OneBlood is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community asset responsible for providing safe, available, and affordable blood to more than 200 hospital partners and their patients throughout most of Florida, parts of Georgia, Alabama, and South Carolina. We distribute nearly one million blood products annually, operate more than 80 donor centers, and deploy more than 200 of our signature Big Red Buses throughout our service area for blood drives.