As I looked out my rain soaked window of Meridian’s headquarters, located in northern Virginia last week, I started thinking about the National Zoo and how hard it would be to build an ark. I mean Noah and Evan Almighty was able to do it, right?
For those of you following the national weather, the Washington D.C. metro area just emerged from a record-breaking 15 consecutive days of rain. At first it was tolerable, but by the eighth day of wet and gloomy weather, it didn’t seem like there was an end in sight. It literally has gotten so bad that an Oregon native and writer for the Washington Post wrote an article titled, “The Five Stage of Grief: How to cope with endless rain.”
The dreary weather and overall state of melancholy that Washingtonians were experiencing led me to thinking about our customers and their view on regulation and compliance. Leaders in highly regulated industries, like life sciences and pharmaceuticals, must feel as if compliance regulations are an endless storm cloud overhead.
Non-compliance is not an option for industries like life sciences that are governed by strict mandates to track the delivery and completion of training. Luckily the folks at Meridian had these industries in mind when we built our latest software release for our learning management product.
Meridian Global version 16.2, which is now generally available, delivers a comprehensive solution to address the unique needs of regulated industries. We extended the product to fully support e-signatures, enhanced our auditing mechanisms, and built out a full set of documentation to aid the validation process.
Our clients can now fully address the FDA 21 CFR Part 11 requirements while also providing their learners and modern and engaging user experience.
We decentralized section administration to allow instructors and administrators to control individual sections (offerings) for courses at a much more granular level and made improvements to email personalization.
The new enhancements in Meridian Global Version 16.2 can solve the complex business needs of highly regulated industries in a way that no other company can.
Eventually, in the rain will subside here in the DC metro area (I hope!). For companies that are trying to keep up with compliance regulations, Meridian Global Version 16.2 can help. Sunny days are on their way.
For those of you weathering compliance storms in the life sciences industry, check out our whitepaper, “The Definitive Guide to Managing and Maintaining Compliance in Life Sciences.”