Why Validated Software as a Service (VSaaS) is a One-Stop Shop for Compliance

Compliant Cloud CTO Fionnán Friel lists the benefits of VSaaS in a taste of what to expect from his talk, taking place during our free virtual conference “How to Deliver Compliance in these Challenging Times”.

Very often it’s difficult to get the balance right between the “cost of being and remaining compliant” and the cost of being found as “non-compliant”. Processes that you currently execute manually require more human power, which has a cost, and are naturally more prone to human error, which also has a cost, sometimes a severe and penalising cost as we have all seen in the Life Sciences industry. 

There is zero doubt that software / applications / tools help us to execute and track our compliance obligations in a very efficient manner for both time and effort. 

Often the outlay to procure, install and prove an application is “fit for intended use” can be beyond the reach of small, medium or emerging companies where the focus for budgets is focused on the core product and making sure that is the best that it can be – and rightly so.  

This is where Validated Software as a Service (VSaaS) really comes into play for organisations facing the dilemma described above. With VSaaS you get it all in a one-stop shop that meets applicable regulations and guidelines: 

1. Qualified Infrastructure; you don’t need to buy it or hire the people to qualify it.  

2. Infrastructure maintained in a qualified / audit-ready state; you don’t need to worry about upgrades / obsolescence or hire the people to maintain the qualified state.  

3. Validated Software / Applications; you don’t need to buy it or hire the people to validate it.  

4. Software / Applications maintained in a validated / audit-ready state; you don’t need to worry about upgrades / obsolescence or hire the people to maintain the validated state.  

“VSaaS is not just for small, medium or emerging companies; the larger players in the industry are also adopting and have been for years”

And by the way, VSaaS is not just for small, medium or emerging companies; the larger players in the industry are also adopting and have been for years. This is because once it is executed correctly by the vendor and confirmed as such by your vendor audit (the regulations state you must audit if you plan to outsource an activity), then it’s a no-brainer.  

Fionnán is a speaker at next week’s free virtual conference “How to Deliver Compliance in these Challenging Times”, delivering a talk on “SaaS vs. On-Premise – what is important to get right”. Register here.

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Fionnán Friel

Fionnán Friel

Fionnán Friel is the COO of Odyssey VC and Compliant Cloud

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