Managing written policies and SOPs is crucial to quality management. In Atlas, the Documents tab is where you can load SOPs and files that need to be version controlled and approved before being published. You can also add any type of file here as an attachment. Learn more on the Create Documents page.
A company with great quality management has a written procedure for nearly every process, and many of those processes require specific data to be collected. In Atlas, Procedures are essentially Forms that employees use as they perform tasks. Some common use-cases for Procedures are:
Equipment Maintenance, Sanitation, and Calibrations
Incoming Material Inspections and Spec Sheets
You can learn more about Procedures on the Writing Procedures page.
When employees perform a Procedure, we call that a Task. Tasks can be assigned to users, scheduled to recur, or created on an ad-hoc basis. Managers can delegate and track task progress on the Tasks page in the app. Check out the Managing Tasks page for details.
With Schedules, you can set up recurring Tasks for any Procedure. Some typical schedules are:
Master Calibration Schedule
Master Sanitation Schedule
Master Maintenance Schedule
Master Training Schedule
Databases allow you to model things in your operation to reference during procedures. Typically, companies have the following databases:
When creating Procedures, like Batch Records, these items can be in the inputs to questions.
Search allows you to find records, documents and procedures that contain certain text. For example, if you search for a specific Lot Number or piece of equipment, any activity containing that equipment will show up.
Checklists are essentially lists of the requirements of a specific regulation or standard. Some examples of checklists to include are:
21 CFR 111
21 CFR 211
California GMP requirements
Checklists produce Tags that you can use throughout the platform to make a map of what specific documentation and records address what regulatory requirements.