MasterControl, Salt Lake City, has launched the transfer performance qualification (TPQ) system, which automates a previously cumbersome portion of the software validation process—a requirement for highly regulated companies.

Software validation establishes documented evidence that demonstrates an organization has a high degree of assurance that the software it uses has been installed correctly, will meet its needs ,and will mitigate risk. Software validation traditionally consists of three areas: installation qualification (IQ), operational qualification (OQ) and performance qualification (PQ).

“The testing process for PQ can be extremely cumbersome and time consuming, which is particularly challenging for small businesses,” says Matt Lowe, executive vice president of MasterControl. “This is the first solution of its kind. Now, MasterControl will conduct all the testing and deliver the proof to satisfy FDA.”

The key for TPQ is in the “transfer,” meaning MasterControl will conduct all of the testing. Through the common cloud environment, and with preconfiguration in place for existing customers, any testing performed by MasterControl will match the customer’s actual production environment and configuration.

For more information, visit MasterControl.