21Mar/19
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Unstructured Tools Are Not A Good Fit For A Structured Process

Jama Software Brief

By: Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst

The Jama Software executive team recently briefed Axendia on its product development platform that is comprised of its flagship product – Jama Connect – and newly developed Jama Analyze.  Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, the company aims to help medical device companies modernize, digitize and transform an increasingly complex product development process.

Jama Connect allows companies to focus on quality from the standpoint of requirements, risk management and testing and brings it all together in a modern, collaborative and centralized way.  “Customers are coming to us to really drive innovation and quality in an accelerated time frame as they face competitive pressures,” said Joel Hutchinson, Product Manager at Jama Software.

Companies ranging from Merck to Boston-Scientific are managing requirements, risk, test and project volatility through the use of Jama Connect.

Please register to receive your complimentary copy of this Brief.

 

19Mar/19
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eBook: Goodbye Computer System Validation…

Hello Computer System Assurance (CSA)!

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President and Ellyn McMullin, Research Associate

FDA supports and encourages the use of automation systems and digital technologies throughout the product lifecycle to improve patient outcomes and reduce the risk to patients. It is a common misconception that extensive testing and documentation is required to demonstrate the validation of computer software used in automation.

The FDA, recognizing industries CSV challenges, has announced new guidance on “Computer Software Assurance for Manufacturing, Operations and Quality System Software.” This guidance is on the Agency’s “A-list” and is planned for release in FY 2019.

The content is this eBook represents Axendia’s analysis and opinions on “Computer Software Assurance for Manufacturing, Operations, and Quality System Software” based on the following trusted sources:

  • Axendia’s interaction with FDA representatives on this topic
  • Content and material sourced from FDA
  • First-hand experience from Axendia’s clients on the implementation of CSA

Register to receive this eBook, sponsored by Sparta Systems, and learn:

  • Why Critical Thinking is the Foundation of CSA
  • How to Implement a Risk-Based Approach to CSA
  • The Objectives of CSA
  • What the CSA Landscape Looks Like
  • Acceptable Levels of Assurance

Webinar also now available on-demand:  Understanding the FDA’s New Approach to Computer System Validation.

 

 

14Mar/19
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Rootstock Offers Cloud Native ERP Built for the Salesforce Platform

Briefing Note

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President

Axendia was recently briefed by Rootstock’s executive team.  The team has deep experience in the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) market dating to the 1970’s

Rootstock offers a cloud native ERP solution for companies that manufacture, distribute, service and/or repair goods built on the Salesforce (SFDC) platform. The company serves emerging growth, midsized and enterprise companies including those who are replacing legacy and entry level ERP systems.

“We built our ERP product right alongside Salesforce CRM to manage the entire customer relationship on one platform,” said Tom Brennan, Chief Marketing Officer at Rootstock.    “In the diagram below you can see the Salesforce Sales Cloud on the left managing the front end to acquire customers. Then to the right you see the Salesforce Service Cloud in place to run the customer call center and field service.  We manage everything in between.  We provide the ordering, sourcing, production, inventory, invoicing and accounting functions in between the customer acquisition and customer service functions.  We, combined with Salesforce, have an end-to-end process built around the customer life cycle. Life Science companies get more efficient processes, but also a 360° view of the customers and their entire business,” he explained.

Register to receive our latest Briefing Note and learn how Rootstock ERP provides features and capabilities that ease the burden and cost of regulatory compliance while improving efficiency and connectivity for its Life-Science customers.

 

 

12Mar/19
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eBook: CSA – A Streamlined Approach to Validation

Computer System Assurance in Support of Manufacturing 4.0

By: Daniel R. Matlis, President

Computer System Validation (CSA) is a streamlined approach to validation that supports Manufacturing 4.0 in the Life-Sciences.   Medical Device Executives believe this new approach will result in a 30% to 50% reduction in time and cost, and will increase and accelerate improvements and innovation.

This eBook includes success stories and first-hand examples by:

Axendia_Validation_P10-copyrightedFrancisco (Cisco) Vicenty, Program Manager – CfQ, US FDA

Jason Spiegler, Sr. Director, Industry Portfolio Development, Siemens PLM

Damien McPhillips, Sr. Quality Manager – Global Software and Digital Health, Boston Scientific

Ray Murphy, Principal Software Quality Engineer, Boston Scientific

April Francis, Director Global IT Quality and Compliance, Medtronic

Frank Melendandri, Sr., Manager, Quality Assurance, Zoll Lifevest

 

This paradigm shift has had an enormous impact on the industry.  Backed by the FDA, a new era of computer system validation is here. According to Cisco Vicenty, CfQ Program Manager at FDA: “All the recommendations that the Non-Product CSV Guidance is highlighting, is within scope of the FDA’s QSRs and is compliant.”
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05Mar/19
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Disruption is on the Radar! You Must Plot a Course for Success.

Webinar Available On-Demand

Disruption is on the radar! Life-Science executives must plot a course for success.  That was the theme of our “Straight from the Source” webinar featuring Axendia’s President, Daniel R. Matlis and Sandra K. Rodriguez, Market Analyst, on February 20th.

Since 2005, Industry stakeholders and regulators have relied on Axendia for trusted advice on Business, Regulatory and Technology issues and trends.  Due to our track-record of accurately predicting Life-Science trends, our clients often ask us to forecast what’s on the horizon.

To answer this question, we developed a Life Science radar to communicate our focus areas in the markets we service, as well as share when we predict these trends will become mainstream. Continue reading