We sat down with Tyler Cochran, Executive Director of Quality at Linical Americas who joined the team in July 2020, to hear his thoughts.
Over the course of his career, Tyler has became familiar with some of the larger QMS vendors like TrackWise, Veeva and MasterControl. But in a few short months, Tyler was impressed by the string of tangible operational benefits he unlocked with Qualio:
1. Quick deployment
Having deployed larger solutions at bigger global organizations in the past, Cochran is used to QMS platforms that take a long time to implement and an even longer time for users to get up to speed on.
But the experience was different with Qualio.
When I think about Qualio, the first word that comes to mind is simplicity.
Qualio makes a great first impression. People don’t have the same reaction that I’ve seen with larger, more complex solutions that tend to seem overwhelming.
2. Streamlined document management
In previous roles, Tyler faced challenges with document management: both time-heavy manual processes, and suboptimal solutions from other eQMS software vendors.
But with Qualio, Tyler and his team were able to intuitively understand the system, build and manipulate documents, and send them for approval in quick, repeatable and controlled cycles.
Review cycles, review processes, and just getting documents into the system all required a dedicated document manager's time.
That’s not necessary with Qualio.
3. Smarter audits
Tyler found the primary benefit of Qualio came with the newfound ease of passing internal and external audits, driven by the ease and simplicity of their new electronic quality management system.
You can get any document you need very quickly and present it an auditor in a matter of minutes - compared to other systems that require long, drawn-out processes that are not necessarily as quick or friendly.
You can look at an SOP in Qualio, see the list of associated documents, and click hyperlinks to retrieve information immediately. That’s one feature I’m greatly enjoying.
Hyperlinks, not found in the other QMS solutions Tyler had used in the past, combined with Qualio's easy-to-use interface and information management to provide the Linical team with a cogent, controlled and compliant single source of truth.