Document Control Handbook

Handbook Helps Document Controllers Address Concerns for Quality and Compliance.

Understanding and implementing effective document control is crucial when attempting to meet regulatory standards, the core principle of which is: "Do what you say, say what you do, prove it." Document Controllers now have a comprehensive guide at their disposal. The newly available handbook dives deep into the fundamental aspects of document control for quality and compliance. This resource outlines...

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Role of document control in cGMP

The Integral Role of Document Control in Upholding cGMP

In the regulated world of manufacturing, particularly within sectors that are subject to stringent standards like pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and food production, the term 'cGMP' resonates with an unfailing significance. cGMP, or current Good Manufacturing Practices, represents the cornerstone of quality assurance, outlining the practices required to conform to the regulatory standards that control the manufacture and sale of such...

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Navigating SQF

Navigating SQF Risk Management: A Guide to Document Control and Records

In the complex world of food safety, compliance with industry standards is paramount. One such standard is the Safe Quality Food (SQF) system, which places significant emphasis on risk management through effective document control and records practices. In this article, we will delve into the key aspects of SQF risk management, specifically focusing on the definition, implementation, and benefits of...

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Document Control Software for Food and Beverage Production

Document Control Software Plays a Critical Role in Food and Beverage Production and Safety

Document Control software in food and beverage production and safety streamlines processes, helping your organization to meet regulatory guidelines, improve quality, and increase efficiency and productivity. It is imperative for food and beverage manufacturers to attain and uphold regulatory compliance, maintain quality standards, manage recalls, standardize processes, facilitate collaboration, and enhance security. These objectives necessitate the creation, management, and control of...

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The Significance of Document Version Control and Revision Control

The Significance of Document Version Control and Revision Control

A key strategy that organizations use to help manage their documents and ensure compliance is Version Control and Revision Control. In this article, we’ll explore the significance of version control and revision control, the differences between the two, how they work together, and the benefits of automation with document control software. What is the difference between Version Control and Revision...

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NCR CAR and Document Control

NCRs, CARs, and How Document Control Software Can Help

Many organizations, especially those involved in manufacturing, engineering, and production, must develop and adhere to strict standards to ensure the output of what they produce meets quality and safety expectations. Quality control guidelines take a considerable amount of forethought and planning. It’s an ongoing process that requires continual evaluation and adjustment to ensure processes run smoothly and output expectations are...

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Document Locator SOC 2 Type II

ColumbiaSoft Successfully Completes SOC 2 Type II Security Audit for Document Locator

SOC 2 Type II certification validates Document Locator as a trusted document control system for the secure management of information. Portland, Ore. – October 25, 2022 – ColumbiaSoft, a leader in document control for quality and compliance, has successfully completed the Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II audit for its document control software system, Document Locator. The independent audit conducted...

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The Benefits of Document Control for QMS

The Benefits of Using Electronic Document Management for your QMS

I've been a quality professional since 1981, and during my career I’ve held positions as a lead auditor, quality manager, director of quality, an independent ISO Consultant and a registrar auditor for ISO 9001, AS 9100, ISO 14000 and ISO 13485. As an auditor, 80% of audit findings were document control issues. That’s why it’s so important that your method for...

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HR Policies and Procedures Under Control

Keep HR Policy & Procedure Management Under Control with Ease

If your methods for creating, managing, and distributing human resources policies and procedures has become unmanageable, finding the right strategies and tools can turn a frustrating situation into a streamlined process. From an outsider’s perspective, HR Policy and Procedure management might not seem like a big problem. Simply write up the policies and procedures, send them out to the appropriate staff,...

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Acknowledgment

Track Acknowledgment and Confirm Recipients Have Read and Understand

Communicating and tracking acknowledgment for newly published documents, or changes to existing documents, can be a challenge when done manually. Fortunately, there are software tools that can automate this process and provide reports to help ensure documents are read and acknowledged. Whether you’re publishing an employee handbook, new policies, or updates to critical procedures, it’s important that employees are kept up...

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