MasterControl's Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) Systems are designed by industry practitioners for automating the CAPA process in any organisation. The CAPA system is central to every Quality Management system. How the CAPA system is managed is a critical component of regulatory inspections . An automated CAPA system reduces audit time and findings, and decreases risk of product recalls. It improves product quality and safety, increases customer satisfaction, and ensures regulatory  compliance.


CAPA Management Challenges


MasterControl Advantages

Inefficient CAPA System for Corrective Action
Paper-based and hybrid systems for Corrective Action and Preventive Action are inexpensive initially. In the long term, however, these systems are inefficient, requiring tremendous man-hours in terms of routing CAPA tasks and other documentation, obtaining approval and signatures, and manual search and retrieval of documents during inspections and audits.

Efficient System for Corrective Action
The MasterControl Corrective Action system automates routing, notification, delivery, escalation and approval of CAPAs and all related documentation. It automates management of entire CAPA process, from initiation to investigation and all the way through closure. Provides a secure, centralized, and Web-based repository for all CAPA documents.

Disconnected CAPA System Processes
A CAPA may be triggered by Form 483 findings, ISO quality audits, customer complaints, or some other source. With manual and hybrid systems, these sources are not connected, making data collection slow and incomplete. Without connectivity, critical information may fall through the cracks, and the root cause investigation is likely to be unreliable.

Connected CAPA Software Systems
The MasterControl Corrective Action software integrates the corrective action and preventive action processes with the rest of the quality system for a holistic approach. For example, the resolution of a corrective action will trigger an engineering change, an SOP change, and retraining of employees on the new SOP.

Poor CAPA Reporting
When customer complaints, deviations, adverse events, and other incidents that can trigger a Corrective Action and Preventive Action are collected manually, there's no guarantee that all critical information will be captured because it is easy to misplace (and time-consuming to update) paper reports. A hybrid system requires re-entering data from hard copy into an electronic system, a process prone to delay and mistakes.

Efficient CAPA Reporting Software System
With the MasterControl CAPA software, a CAPA form can be launched directly from another form (i.e., customer complaint, etc.) to streamline the CAPA process and avoid mistakes during re-entry of data. Links are maintained so users can review a completed process and easily see what triggered the CAPA.

Lack of CAPA Oversight
Poor implementation of CAPA systems a top reason for issuance of a Form 483) may stem from the lack of ability to track and monitor open CAPAs and proactively improve the CAPA process.

Increased Oversight with CAPA Software
The MasterControl Corrective Action software tracks quality incidents that can escalate into a CAPA, such as customer complaints, audit findings, etc. The system provides advanced analytics and reporting capability, including customisable reports and online charting. Through the reports, managers get a real-time view of the CAPA process and can be more proactive about improving their quality system.

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