SCIENTIFIC DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
g-docs Electronic Document Management Solution
8 February 2008
Good Products has launched its g-docs Electronic Document Management Solution (eDMS), which is designed to help life sciences organisations cope with increasingly complex regulations and growing amounts of information.
g-docs offers companies a regulatory compliant, effective, easy-to-use way of tracking document version history, manage approvals, monitor and record changes in an audit log.
g-docs also incorporates CoSign, a digital signature solution that allows an individual to digitally sign a document as if they were using ink. CoSign digital signatures have now been upheld in the US court, and are deemed to pass the ‘non- repudiation’ test as well as being compliant with the FDA’s 21 CFR part 11 Guidance. CoSign can also be integrated into g-docs and any digital format that can be printed can be ‘signed’ using CoSign. The full pharmaceutical document lifecycle is controlled within g-docs, using a simple browser interface but with full audit trail of user logon and changes to any documents.
eDMS is already used by large pharmaceutical organisations, however the software purchase price added to configuration, validation and implementation costs are prohibitive for small to mid-size companies.
g-docs from Good Products is built on the commonly used Microsoft SharePoint platform and MOSS 2007. By using an existing platform and configuring tools and modules specifically for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets, Good Products reduces the amount of original software development required, resulting in a more cost-effective and regulatory compliant product. Additionally, the product requires less validation as the core modules are validated as they are built and stored in our secure repository and integration testing is done to the specific customer’s requirements. This also means that the customer benefits from having g-docs match their regulatory and QA document processes.
Good Products has already built corrective and preventative action (CAPA) and deviation management modules, and is in the process of building Validation Document management and regulatory risk management modules to add to the standard g-docs platform. Product training is minimal as many users are already familiar with Microsoft already and once g-docs is implemented, department heads have the ability to configure future libraries, templates and workflows. Administrators can also manage document retrieval, site construction, and document retirement using the tools we have configured for them.