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FARMINGDALE, NY (04-14-07): EtQ has announced the release of the EtQ eValidator, an automated validation tool that runs Process Qualification (PQ) scripts in a matter of minutes.
For companies regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), systems validation is a necessary requirement to ensure a secure environment. The process of validation an enterprise system involves running test scripts at the installation level, the process level and the operational level (called IQ, PQ, and OQ, respectively). These scripts are often long and time consuming, and can take months, if not a whole year to compile and run.
Recognizing this incredible task of validation, EtQ has released the eValidator utility, which is designed to automate the PQ process. The eValidator is a comprehensive set of commands that, when executed, will run the test scripts automatically, and generate a full report of the results of this script.
"In a typical validation scenario, the process of running PQ scripts can take a long amount of time," says Mohammad Nobani, President of EtQ,Inc. "Using EtQ's eValidator, a typical workflow that would normally take 3 hours to complete can now be run, assessed and approved in 3 minutes."
The ramifications of the eValidator are staggering. Streamlining the validation process can have a tremendous effect on both a company's implementation time and personnel resources. Using eValidator to automate the validation process will cut a company's validation time by as much as 400% - a 4 day validation project can be done in less than a day using EtQ's eValidator. Furthermore, the eValidator can be run by a single employee, and can eliminate the extensive resources needed to dedicate to a typical validation project. Finally, eValidator is able to compile a comprehensive report library of all tests and scripts run on the system. When audited by the FDA or other governing body, the validation reports are immediately available for review.
EtQ has plans to further extend the eValidator concept, in building validation test scripts into EtQ's planned configuration management application, allowing new workflows and applications to immediately generate and run a validation test script. This concept will not only allow the management of configuration made to the system, but also enable validation of these new configurations almost immediately.
EtQ is the leading Quality, EHS, Operational Risk and Compliance management software provider for identifying, mitigating and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation and collaboration. At the core of EtQ’s framework is a compliance management platform that enables organizations to implement best-in-class compliance processes configured to meet their existing processes, create new compliance processes and automate and control their compliance ecosystem. EtQ’s product lineup includes Reliance™ for enterprise organizations and Verse Solutions™ for mid-sized businesses. EtQ was founded in 1992 and has main offices located in the U.S. and Europe. To learn more about EtQ and its various product offerings, visit www.etq.com or blog.etq.com.
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