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Sun Pharmaceuticals to Use 'Validator' Solution for Compliance Processes

December 5, 2017

Mumbai, India-based Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. has contracted with Toronto-based Compliance Associates to use its Validator solution, to automate and digitize its pharmaceuticals compliance processes.

The selection was made through an evaluation of Validator and four competitive solutions, with the goal of speeding processes, improving report integrity and enhancing collaboration around regulatory compliance across nearly 90 locations worldwide. Sun Pharmaceuticals is the largest pharmaceutical company in India and 5th largest in the world with manufacturing plants, offices and R&D labs spanning the globe.

The solution met the company's requirements of being web- and content-based, easy to use for all levels of expertise, and able to integrate with its existing quality management systems (QMS), said Sachin Bhandari, global head of computerized systems compliance at Sun Pharmaceuticals.

"Validator will allow us to turn our former manual, physical documentation processes into more efficient automated, electronic ones," Sachin Bhandari said. "Rather than the printing and rescanning documents six or more times across our offices and facilities worldwide, a process that takes days to weeks, we will now be able to share and approve compliance reports in minutes."

Validator is an industry leading compliance solution. A true content management system, it allows companies to automate the entire lifecycle of validation, for any type of validation project. The solution is web-based for accessibility from anywhere at any time, and ensures consistency and quality during validation. A 100 per cent paperless solution, Validator increases compliance levels while significantly reducing time and cost.

Compliance Associates regulatory compliance expertise and support played a significant part, according to Sachin Bhandari.

"They understood our goals and what we needed to achieve," he said. "The features all aligned with what we needed, for example, being content-based and having good quality control mechanism, but their level expertise in our industry and compliance issues played a significant role in our decision."

The first phase of the company's deployment of the compliance validation and automation solution is expected to go live January 2018.