In the last blog post, we discussed how automated workflow demonstrates to regulators that your company follows its standard operating procedures (SOP.) Just as important to regulators is your ability to prove to them that you consistently followed your approved version of your SOP. Regulatory compliance mandates that you maintain a record not only of the documents and data that were created or modified, but also a record of the version of the process that your company uses to do these things.
Workflow software is an extremely effective regulatory compliance tool. Regulations require that organizations consistently, repeatably, and accurately follow standards and guidelines. Regulatory agencies also require that organizations document their processes and verify that documentation is accurate and under revision control. Workflow software organizes, automates, and documents regulatory compliance processes.