Prime Technologies presents a webinar on the value of performing calibrations with a CMS.
The webinar is led by Robert Goss, Training Manager, who has been assisting those in the process management world for more than six years. His experience specializes in highly-regulated industries. He has developed a deep understanding of the common problems that plague many of today’s calibration and process management professionals; he works with customers daily to identify these issues and to provide the appropriate solution. As he continues to learn, Robert is excited to continue to provide customers with products that both complement their daily workflows and accurately fit the size of their organization.
The official definition of “calibration” is the comparison of measurement values delivered by a device under test with those of a calibration standard of known accuracy.
Calibrations are important for many reasons:
– They ensure the quality and consistency of products
– They ensure that one understands the health & performance of assets
– They minimize any potential downtime or unnecessary repairs due to a faulty device
A Calibration Management Solution, or CMS, is any computerized system designed specifically to manage asset calibration information. While there will indeed be some key differences in functionality between the multiple vendors and solutions, any basic CMS will provide solutions to problems that include managing asset info and test specifications.
Paper is painful.
And while many will agree paper is painful, it is perhaps surprising that paper-based practices are still one of the most common scenarios we at Prime see when working with new customers. The options? To go fully paperless or to take a hybrid approach.
There are different costs to retaining data – whether in a filing cabinet or somewhere similar – the method is unreliable, expensive, and frankly a waste of time and effort. Finding a specific paper record in a pinch is stressful, difficult, and unnecessary.
Another downside of paper – it becomes more difficult to survive an audit. Having to shuffle paper or track down a missing certification will always make it more difficult to pass. Audits are stressful to begin with – and even more so when unnecessary effort must go into locating and organizing records.
On the flip side, the benefits of a calibration management solution are many. Watch the video to learn more about how a CMS keeps better track of calibration intervals to increase efficiency via automation, lowers the high costs related to paper documentation procedures, and enables a company to benefit from more accurate records that are faster to access.
The bottom line: a company using a CMS will make more informed decisions.