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Life Sciences Quality Managers Seek to Expand Compliance Initiatives Despite Economic Pressures
Date:3/18/2009

Industry Practitioners Cite Compliance with Regulatory Bodies as Top Driver of Quality Initiatives

HOLMDEL, N.J., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a Sparta Systems sponsored survey unveiled at the Interphex Conference in New York, recent supplier quality-related headlines have had little impact on managers' day-to-day job functions or companies' overall quality management efforts. Instead, the majority of respondents - 81 percent - reported that compliance with industry regulations remains the number one driver of quality management initiatives, and many have reported an intention to expand these initiatives despite economic pressures.

The survey was conducted in February 2009 amongst approximately 100 users of Sparta Systems' TrackWise(R) enterprise quality management and compliance software.

Additional survey highlights include:

  • Despite organizational profitability ranking as the number two driver of quality management, 80 percent of survey respondents reported that the global economic crisis has failed to diminish company quality management expenditures.

  • Instead of cutting back on quality management costs, survey findings indicate that companies are seeking to take a broader enterprise-class view of quality operations -- more than 83 percent of respondents are extending their use of automated systems to take on a broader range of functions, including internal audits, change control and training management.

  • Corrective and preventative action (CAPA) programs continue to serve as the strongest driver of quality management concern for companies, with almost 80 percent of respondents relying on automated electronic systems to manage these CAPAs -- clearly indicating the focus amongst organizations to effectively investigate and
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