Explore the benefits of a calibration management software.
If you use Excel to record and manage your calibration results, you will have come across some challenges such as:
- vulnerability to mistakes during the data entry
- missed calibrations
- compliance risk because of no traceability
- handover and collaboration difficulties
For this reason, there are dedicated calibration management software applications. These applications are designed to be truly multi-user and remove the burden and risk of maintaining and accessing these records across your organization. CompuCal is one of the them and is first in class. Here are ten attributes that a calibration management software can provide to the calibration and maintenance process:
1. Automated planning and scheduling
Alert the right people, in time for the required tasks. Create, schedule and assign work orders to calibration engineers through the platform. Then, the assignees simply sign into the platform to access the work order.
2. Easy to populate
Seamless easy to use import module from standard excel templates. All your data can be easily transferred to the application.
3. Guaranteed compliance
CompuCal ensures compliance with regulations such as FDA, ISO, GAMP as well as compliance with 21CFR Part 11. Be always ready for an audit!
Eliminate printed schedules, task lists and the need for wet signatures. Moreover, save time and reduce entry calibration result errors. If you need to print the results of your complete calibration tasks, you can easily print the reports in the preselected certificate form anytime.
With CompuCal’s Client App it is even easier to upload your results. Thanks to the client app, users can enter calibration results directly to CompuCal during the calibration process manually or by using the assigned smart calibrator.
5. Full historical data at your fingertips
Consolidate multiple files or need to learn a separate report writer.
6. Deviation Alerts
Pre-configure limits and generate notifications. When there is a deviation, a ‘deviation’ or ‘out of tolerance’ report is automatically printed and an electronic copy is sent to a predetermined mailing list.
7. Cloud or On-premise
Allows for either local setup and control or securely managed in a highly scalable, controlled hosting facility. The Cloud option has huge benefits especially for companies with multiple sites or for service technicians who manage customer calibrations on different sites.
8. No software to set up
Browser based, so no need to worry about what operating system or software is required on the desktop.
9. Mobile enabled
Can access and update information from web enabled mobile devices, anywhere there is internet access.
10. Built-in Training and Documentation
New employees and infrequent users can quickly become familiar with the tool thanks to the ease of use and help section. Training seminars onsite or online (webinars) can also be provided
To sum up
Certainly, an Excel spreadsheet costs much less, initially, than a dedicated Calibration Management software and in some cases, it is sufficient to support current operations. However, considering the possible lost productivity, short and long-term risks and difficulty in timely reporting and analysis, your company may greatly benefit by investing in a modern Calibration Management tool. You can learn more about how CompuCal has helped companies improve their calibration management under the industry sectors section.
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