Data Management

Cloud Serialization Solutions to Solve the Data Management Challenge

The Adents Team Written by The Adents Team
16-May-2018

The life of a serialized product begins with the generation of a unique serial number. A single pharmaceutical company usually handles hundreds of thousands of serialized units or even cases and pallets every year, which means millions of serial numbers plus product master data, events to report and huge amounts of information to be securely stored, indexed and exchanged with authorities and supply chain partners or CMOs. Scalable solutions like Cloud serialization solutions can be the answer to the data management challenge.

Cloud serialization solutions to ensure the integrity of huge amounts of serialization data

This means that, over time, serialization and track & trace processes generate a huge amount of data and pharmaceutical manufacturers therefore need to have sufficient, secure and reliable data storage capacities. Data will need to be indexed and accessible for authorized personnel. Secondly, a highly regulated environment such as the pharmaceutical industry requires data integrity at all times. Data integrity is very important from a business perspective and even more so for regulated GxP companies adhering to GAMP guidelines. This means, you need to secure the storage of this vast amount of data but also ensure strict access controls. Furthermore, this requires a high level of security during data transfer if you think of all the stakeholders you will need to onboard. And there are many entities serialization data will need to be exchanged with: from MAH to CMO or production site and back, with supply chain partners and even, where required, authorities or dispensers like pharmacies and hospitals.

Powerful Cloud Serialization Solutions to Ensure Scalability and Data Security

The solution lies in the Cloud. When it comes to exponentially increasing amounts of data, most in-house systems quickly reach the limits of their capacities. Cloud serialization solutions offer powerful platforms for unlimited data storage, accessible anytime and anywhere. Furthermore, they help keep the cost of managing data at its lowest by eliminating the need to pay for a large quantity of resources (compute, memory but also maintenance) when they are not required. Adents’ signature level 4 Cloud serialization solution, Prodigi, for instance is natively built on Microsoft’s Azure Cloud to ensure highest levels of data integrity through strong encryption algorithms. Azure complies with GAMP standards and requirements in terms of security design, as well as procedural controls and management. Through local data centers, you always know where exactly your data is stored.

The Adents Team
The Adents Team

The Adents Team: your serialization experts. With over 25 years of experience in different fields of product traceability, supply chain, big data and pharmaceutical serialization, our team members bring a wealth of knowledge to help you better understand the challenges and opportunities of serialization.

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