Whether or not we like to admit it, most of us are incredibly reliant on software in our day-to-day lives. Yet while we are aware that certain applications can pose risks to our personal data, we don’t go to any great lengths to ensure that the software works exactly as it’s supposed to. When it comes to investing in enterprise software, though, there’s much more at stake than some embarrassing selfies being leaked—especially in the life sciences industry. This is why software in the life sciences is regulated and must be validated, proving that it's compliant with the relevant regulatory requirements.
However, as much as validation is a crucial part of software implementation in the life sciences, it increases the complexity and burden of implementing new software tools, often elongating the process significantly. This, in turn, discourages some organizations from investing in the very tools that will improve their efficiency and productivity in the long run, for fear of a lengthy, arduous validation project.
With this issue in mind, we turned to the experts to learn how businesses can accelerate the implementation process without sacrificing compliance. Their answer? Risk-based validation. In this article, we’ll discuss why the pros use risk-based validation to speed up the software implementation process—and how you can, too.