Sparta Systems Survey: Regulatory Changes Drive Quality Management in Life Sciences Organizations
Quality and Compliance Systems Increasingly Viewed by Companies as Business-Critical Investments
HOLMDEL, N.J. – May 27, 2010 – Current and anticipated regulatory changes are the chief driver of life science organizations’ quality management initiatives, according to a recent poll by Sparta Systems, the maker of TrackWise® software. Ninety-seven percent of quality professionals surveyed indicated that regulatory concerns impact their company’s quality management initiatives either greatly (58 percent) or somewhat (39 percent).
As authorities continue to strengthen their oversight of regulated industries in 2010 – from the increased frequency of audits designed to eliminate product recalls to new guidelines for ensuring food safety – quality management is becoming more proactive than reactive for both agencies and manufacturers. More than three-quarters (78 percent) of respondents to the Sparta Systems survey cited compliance concerns as a major reason for implementing the company’s TrackWise enterprise quality management software (EQMS), while 56 percent indicated improving operational efficiencies was a significant reason for deploying the software.
The survey also revealed that many companies’ quality and compliance improvements are being driven by top-level executives—not just IT departments or quality managers. In fact, the majority of life sciences organizations surveyed by Sparta Systems (91 percent) indicated that their top executives realize the business value of quality and compliance initiatives. Overall, EQMS software was widely cited by survey respondents as a business-critical investment (71 percent) that is being leveraged across multiple international locations (78 percent).
About Sparta Systems
Sparta Systems, an industry pioneer and global leading
provider of enterprise quality management software (EQMS) solutions, enables
businesses to safely and efficiently deliver their products to market. Its TrackWise EQMS, a trusted
standard among highly regulated industries, is used by quality, manufacturing
and regulatory affairs professionals to manage compliance, reduce risk and
improve safety across the global enterprise. Headquartered in Hamilton, N.J.
and with locations across Europe and Asia, Sparta Systems maintains an
extensive install base in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology, medical device,
electronics manufacturing and consumer products markets. Read more about Sparta
Systems and TrackWise software on the corporate website www.spartasystems.com or blog blog.spartasystems.com.