For U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulated industries, software validation is required to ensure that the operation of software will consistently produce results meeting predetermined specifications. Additionally, software validation is a good business practice for organizations that want to improve GxP (good practice) procedures and documentation.
Chemical companies have to comply with stringent regulations in many areas, including shipping, inventory, production and distribution. The costs associated with these requirements can be steep, especially if your company is caught failing to abide. However, companies in all sectors of the chemical industry can alleviate some of the pressures of regulatory compliance by incorporating software technology to keep compliance risk and costs relatively low, while reducing the time requirements that come with regulatory compliance. Some examples of how your business can use software to improve its compliance processes follow: