In most regulated labs today, there are multiple computerized systems. There are off-the-shelf instrument systems like FTIR or UV-Vis spectrophotometers that require basic configuration for everyday use. There are configurable systems such as LIMS or CDS that require more complex configuration and interface with larger instruments and other applications within and across labs. And then there may be fully customized applications that are built for a unique purpose.
Not only are there multiple systems being used, but also there may be multiple ways to access these systems. Analysts can walk up to stations within the lab, or log in from their desk, or even remotely from anywhere with an internet connection. With all the possibilities of systems, access, and data entry, one requirement remains in a regulated lab concerning computerized systems. These systems must all be validated for their intended use.
CSols can conduct a lab systems audit to help you understand where your lab is in compliance with industry best practices for computer system validation, and where you may need to make improvements. (watch lab systems audit video)