Tampa, Fla. — Sept. 6, 2016 — Pilgrim Quality Solutions, a leading global provider of enterprise quality management software and services for the Life Sciences, today announced the availability of its proprietary SmartSolve® Automated Validation tool. The tool speeds delivery of validation script execution for Pilgrim SmartSolve applications and is available today as a managed service.
Life Sciences organizations must validate any equipment, software or system that directly or indirectly affects their product. Pilgrim’s SmartSolve Automated Validation tool automates the execution of validation scripts for operational qualification (OQ) to expedite the validation process.
“As opposed to the more traditional manual method, Pilgrim’s automated validation services significantly reduce the cost—both time and resources—to validate the SmartSolve suite of products,” said Stanley Curtis, Chief Technology Officer and Sr. Vice President of Software Engineering at Pilgrim Quality Solutions. “Our automated approach also enhances the accuracy and quality of the validation process, and its resulting artifacts.”
The SmartSolve Automated Validation tool outputs the actual test results alongside the script’s expected results and a system-captured screenshot for each step. These audit-ready artifacts enable clients to move to production with their quality management processes more quickly.
Pilgrim has used Automated Validation internally for more than two years. It debuted externally before customers and analysts at Fusion 2016, Pilgrim’s global customer conference. The positive customer response created the priority to validate the tool itself, and it is offered today as a managed service to speed client implementations.
“Software validation is an important software consideration at Life Sciences companies,” said Dan Jacob, Research Analyst for LNS Research. “The time and cost of validation can cause version lock, delay time to value, and reduce agility.
“Pilgrim’s Automated Validation solution is a fresh and compelling solution to this challenge, as it automatically adapts to software configurations, and validates the entire solution through the user interface using all interface rules,” Jacob continued. “These approaches reduce validation effort, cost, and time, which we expect will result in more frequent software updates, increased efficiency and productivity.”
Pilgrim’s automation technology emulates all user interactions with the system. It differs from traditional record-and-playback automation technologies because it does not require any pre-recording or manual execution of the validation script or re-recording for application upgrades.
SmartSolve, Pilgrim’s quality compliance management software, streamlines numerous quality management processes, including those for managing audits, CAPAs, complaints, nonconformities, inspections, suppliers, changes, documents, and training certifications.
About Pilgrim Quality Solutions Pilgrim Quality Solutions is the leader in quality compliance management software and services for Life Sciences. For more than 20 years, our solutions have automated thousands of processes across global company sites to manage the quality and compliance of life’s most important products. Our cloud-based and on-premise solutions include in-the-box best practice workflows, document and process management, dashboards, electronic signatures, audit trails, and automated validation—helping companies more easily achieve quality system compliance and pass regulatory audits. Pilgrim Quality Solutions is majority owned by Boston-based private equity firm, Riverside Partners LLC. With Pilgrim Quality Solutions as your partner, you are prepared to succeed. For more information, visit www.pilgrimquality.com.