Phone books may be a thing of the past, but the transition from paper to digital systems is still rolling out across many industries. Exhaustive paper documentation became the status quo in the pharmaceutical industry to satisfy regulatory documentation requirements. But paper-based systems are time-consuming. They increase cost per batch and can introduce risk in the form of human error.
In the pharmaceutical industry, electronic batch recording (EBR) systems are more agile, but even as digital records become the “master,” the systems continued to be used for the same tasks. Today’s EBR systems are evolving from paper-on-glass to advanced solutions.