BM-Flow is a 21 CFR Part 11, GxP and ISO 13485 compliant document management system for the pharmaceutical and medical device industry. Since modules for CAPA/deviations and training management are deeply integrated, it is a tool for all document management tasks in QA, manufacturing as well as in the laboratory. In addition to our industry-specific modules, we can also rely on a multitude of tried and tested modules for generic document management purposes.
BM-Flow supplements its BM-Windream system with functions for document control (for example SOPs, batch records, test plans, validation documents and many more) and the management of typical quality management processes (for example deviations, Out-Of-Specification, complaints and others). Thanks to the high degree of integration possible with BM-Flow, you always have an overview of all processes and their interrelationships.
The content of a training course can be selected from a list of BM-Flow module “Managed Documents” or from any other content. One or more training groups can be assigned to each training content. Training needs are generated for the users in these training groups for certain events, e.g. for the approval of a document, for reaching an adjustable deadline, or for the approval of a subsequent version. In addition, training requirements are also generated when new users join a training group. It is also possible to create training needs manually to enable spontaneous training. At least one training manager is assigned to each training group. All training managers can view the training needs of their training area and plan their training accordingly. It is possible to bundle several course contents in one course.
The individual training participants then receive the training contents in the form of self-training or classroom training (presence training). Both types of training are documented using electronic signatures. Alternatively, classroom students can also sign on paper on a printable training certificate. The trainer then signs electronically for the presence of these signatures. It can be configured in the system that the owners of certain roles (e.g. the author and reviewer of a document) are implicitly regarded as trained.
This type of training is displayed in the system accordingly, and no training requirements are generated for the corresponding users. In addition, there may be versions of a document that are not relevant for training. For these versions, successfully trained users of the previous version are also regarded as trained.
At the end of the training, the trainer evaluates the success of each participant’s training. Unsuccessful participants are not documented, but release the demand again until all trainees have been successfully trained.
Of course, an audit trail is kept of all changes made to a training course. Furthermore, it is possible to generate almost any report on the training courses, training contents and individual training statuses.
A special feature is the integration of the electronic signature: this not only allows information of a specific state, but also all information in planned sub-processes. Thus, for example, the member of a QA group can sign a deviation report including all planned activities.
Typical customers are in the range between 50 and 1000 users. Among our customers are:
BM-Flow integrates very easily in existing IT environments, i.e.:
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