Implementing an eQMS after Switching from Paper

February 1, 2023

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What’s involved in switching from a paper-based QMS to an eQMS? What kinds of difficulties do companies experience when making that change? Today’s guest will explain her experiences with making that switch.

In today’s episode, you’ll hear a conversation with Kendyl Williams on the topic of Implementing an eQMS. Kendyl is a Medical Device Guru at Greenlight Guru. When it comes to implementing an eQMS - Kendyl has experienced the sales process and has also implemented it for her company, and now she works with companies to help them implement the new software as well.

Listen to the episode to hear what Kendyl has to say about the pain points of a paper-based QMS that leads companies to make the switch to an eQMS, challenges at the beginning of the switch, and a realistic timeline for implementing the new system.

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Some of the highlights of this episode include:

  • The pain points of a paper-based QMS

  • The effectiveness of document-signing parties

  • What the implementation of the eQMS was like

  • What isn’t validated out of the box

  • Complaints or challenges in the beginning

  • How to ensure traceability between risk and design controls

  • What to do with the physical documents after switching to eQMS

  • A realistic timeline from purchase to implementation


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Memorable quotes from Kendyl Williams:

“I know Greenlight has definitely changed a lot since we used it last, and I love all the new features that have come out because I think they really help to set people up for success when getting into Greenlight.”

“I think my team struggled initially with the nomenclature of documents.”

“The sandbox is also just a fun place to poke around.”

“What I usually tell people building an eQMS is to be intentional in your setup.”

About the Global Medical Device Podcast:


The Global Medical Device Podcast powered by Greenlight Guru is where today's brightest minds in the medical device industry go to get their most useful and actionable insider knowledge, direct from some of the world's leading medical device experts and companies.

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Etienne Nichols is a Medical Device Guru and Mechanical Engineer who loves learning and teaching how systems work together. He has both manufacturing and product development experience, even aiding in the development of combination drug-delivery devices, from startup to Fortune 500 companies and holds a Project...

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