How to Manage Software Risks in Jira?

Perhaps the question we should ask first is: WHY MANAGE RISKS IN JIRA? A growing number of software product companies in the world are already using Atlassian tools and enjoying the seamless integration between project and document management with easy tracking and monitoring of their work. More and more companies are ready to abandon standalone […]

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How to Add Page Numbers to the PDF Exports of Quality Records in Confluence

Paper-based Quality Management Systems are now (almost) a thing of the past (it’s sooo 20th century…). But in some cases, printing records and documents from the eDMS is necessary, or at least exporting them to PDF. The requirements for paper documents are the same as digital documents. But, unlike electronic formats, physical misplacement or loss […]

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How to Use Confluence Pages as Templates

Summary SoftComply has released a new Confluence Server macro within the SoftComply eQMS app that allows the user to use any Confluence page as a template, copying it automatically into the existing space at a click of a button. Features include the addition of prefixes, suffixes, timestamp and more. This bypasses the use of Confluence […]

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What is a Risk Management File?

ISO 14971:2019 defines the Risk Management file as a “set of records and other documents that are produced by risk management”. In practice, the risk management file must contain, or have reference to, the following documents: (4.2, Note 3) The policy for establishing criteria for risk acceptability. (4.4) The Risk Management Plan. (4.5) Traceability for […]

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Comparison of SoftComply eQMS & MediCompli Solution

What is a Quality Management System? You probably know that Medical Device companies are required to have a Quality System in place, in order to be able to market their products in most countries in the world. This Quality System, or Quality Management System – QMS, is a collation of Procedures, documents, templates and records […]

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Afraid of the new MDRs?

By Matteo Gubellini, Chief Regulatory Officer at SoftComply Who’s afraid of the MDRs and the new approach to risk management in the EU? Well, everyone! The new and scary regulations for medical devices in the European Union will be made effective towards the end of this month. Driven by the necessity of updating an old […]

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Risk Management – part of a Quality Management System?

Risk Management is a key and mandatory part of a medical device development process. Unfortunately, Risk Management is often treated as merely an exercise required to achieve compliance rather than a tool to achieve an optimum design and to ensure the safety of the medical device. Let’s see how to get the best out of […]

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How I came to hate Excel & decided to develop an automated Risk Management tool for JIRA

Part II By Matteo Gubellini, VP of Regulatory Affairs at SoftComply* So you are looking for a Risk Management tool? Something easy to use, with good traceability features? There is plenty out in the market to pick from. All of them good tools, that tick all the boxes. I have been there several times, both […]

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How I came to hate Excel & decided to develop an automated Risk Management tool for JIRA

Part I By Matteo Gubellini, VP of Regulatory Affairs of SoftComply* “Ok, let’s follow a few of these risk mitigation actions down to outputs and verification activities” says the auditor. Typical question. Actually there couldn’t be a more typical audit question. Traceability. We have been here dozens of times. And every time it’s the same […]

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A Fully Customizable Quality Management System for Your Medical Device Company!

Numerous companies struggle to enter medical device domain due to strict regulatory requirements for medical device products. Similarly, large medical device manufacturers have a difficult time finding suppliers that are not only innovative but also compliant with the regulatory requirements of medical device domain at the same time. A Quality Management System (QMS) is a […]

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Struggling with risk traceability in your safety critical product designs?

Coming up: the SoftComply Risk Manager! In most safety-critical product development projects, the product has to receive external agency approval and/or pass an audit prior to release to market. One of the aims of such an approval is to check whether the product is safe to use. In order to demonstrate this, it is usually […]

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Medical Device Software – it’s CLASSIFIED!

By Marion Lepmets, CEO of SoftComply* & Tom Stamp, CEO of Blue Curve** Following our article from last week on “Is My Software a Medical Device” to those of you who are now convinced that your software is indeed a duck (see the original article), then you are probably wondering “How do I get it […]

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