This year, industry-leading pharmaceutical companies will make significant investments in quality management systems. An effective quality management system translates an organization's purpose and goals into policies.

More than just process efficiency, quality management systems also work to guide continuous improvement efforts and evidence-based decision making. For example, organizations in highly regulated industries may seek certification with globally recognized standards to improve quality through transparency, documentation, and a systematic approach to product development and improvement.

However, with so many pharmaceutical quality systems available today, it's difficult to know which systems will deliver the most value to your organization.

The 5 Best Pharmaceutical Quality Systems for Life Sciences

While there are numerous standards by which a quality management system must adhere to, the best-known systems for total quality management all represent a comprehensive framework for your quality-driven pharmaceutical company.

To guide your purchase decision making, here is a comprehensive list of the top pharmaceutical quality systems:

  • Arena QMS
  • Intellect'
  • Qualio
  • Q-Pulse
  • Veeva

In this article, we discuss the unique benefits and use cases for each of these industry-leading quality management systems.

1. Arena

Arena's product-centric quality management system streamlines product development by connecting quality and product development processes. Arena ensures regulatory compliance with quality standards and regulations including, FDA 21 CFR Part 820, Part 11, and ISO 13485.

Arena Features:

  • Audit Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Supplier Quality Control
  • Corrective and Preventive Actions
  • Document Control
  • ISO Standards Management
  • Risk Management
  • Training Management

Arena Reviews:

We primarily utilize Arena for part and document management. The main feature of Arena that makes it an efficient tool is the ability to easily connect related parts - Capterra Review
Approval signature flow works very well. Analytics is very powerful, but of course it comes at an extra cost - Capterra Review

2. Intellect

Intellect's quality management software is proven to enhance quality operations and costs by 40%. Apps are designed by quality experts and are easily tailored to meet the unique needs of your organization. From remote access to dynamic workflows and reporting, Intellect is purpose-built to enhance quality processes.

Intellect Features:

  • Audit Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Defect Tracking
  • Equipment Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Supplier Quality Control
  • Complaint Management
  • Corrective and Preventative Actions
  • Document Control
  • ISO Standards Management
  • Risk Management
  • Training Management

Intellect Reviews

We now have a universal system for all sites globally that provides immediate on-demand document delivery and offers a solid approval management system - Capterra
I loved that we were able to customize the software, which game our internal personnel insider knowledge of how the software works so we do not constantly have to rely on outside support - Capterra

3. Qualio

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Qualio is a simple, fast, and scalable quality management platform for growing medical device, pharma, and biotech companies. Our software is trusted by hundreds of FDA, ISO, and GxP regulated companies. Our tool enables organizations to unique quality teams, tools, and data. We'll convert your manual, paper-based system into one easy-to-use platform – it's that easy.

Qualio Features:

  • Audit Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Defect Tracking
  • Equipment Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Supplier Quality Control
  • Complaint Management
  • Corrective and Preventative Actions
  • Document Control
  • ISO Standards Management
  • Risk Management
  • Training Management

Qualio Reviews:

Qualio team was very supportive with the transition to an eQMS system - Capterra
Qualio team was awesome helping us migrate to their system. Streamlined employee quality training, SOPs, and overall QMS efficiency - Capterra

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4. Ideagen

Ideagen's quality solutions help organizations manage quality, safety reporting and management, customer feedback, supply chain management, and compliance with IOS and other standards. Ideagen's quality management software serves as a central focal point for all documentation, data, materials, and activities.

Ideagen Features:

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Document Indexing
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Document Assembly
  • File Recovery
  • Offline Access
  • Version Control

Ideagen Reviews:

Advanced risk management, simple, visual, and proven effective. Tiered management structures also provide a distinct advantage - Capterra
It's a wonderful program that is easy to use and fast, helps us take care of all our non-conformance issues – Capterra

5. Veeva

Veeva offers a cloud-based quality management software system designed to improve visibility and collaboration through quality processes, document control, and training. Veeva is ideal for employees, suppliers, contract manufacturers, and auditors.

Veeva Features:

  • Audit Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Defect Tracking
  • Equipment Management
  • Maintenance Management
  • Supplier Quality Control
  • Complaint Management
  • Corrective and Preventative Actions
  • Document Control
  • ISO Standards Management
  • Risk Management
  • Training Management

Veeva Reviews:

Overall we are very please with QualityOne as our automated QMS solution - Capterra
We were looking for a solution that did not require a lot of IT time once the product was up and running as well as giving our suppliers access to their quality data. QualityOne will accomplish both - Capterra

Create a Quality-Driven Pharmaceutical Company

With the right pharmaceutical quality system at your disposal, you can situate your organization as quality-driven leader. Know that the best pharmaceutical quality systems balance simplicity and complete customization. The quality system that you invest in should align with your organization's unique goals, industry, and compliance requirements. Are you ready to put quality first?

Qualio is trusted by hundreds of global medical device and pharmaceutical companies. From startup to scale-up, medical device manufacturers and pharmaceutical leaders achieve quality-driven growth with Qualio.

What gaps can your pharmaceutical company fill with the right quality management system? Take our interactive quality self-assessment and quickly learn how to improve your quality management processes. New call-to-action

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