Schneider Electric is a leading provider of Facility Automation Management Systems for the Life Science sector including pharmaceutical & medical device manufacturing and Biotechnology. EcoStruxure Building provides HVAC control, alarm monitoring and environmental monitoring for regulated (GxP) facilities worldwide.
The Compliance Pack is an add-on module to EcoStruxure Building to help regulated industries meet the compliance requirements for Electronic Signatures & Electronic Records that are in place in the region. This feature in our EcoStruxure Building Operation software provides facility-wide accountability and traceability of the environmental conditions that can impact the quality and safety of products developed in controlled environments in-line with the 21CFR Part 11 regulation.
The Compliance Pack maintains a complete archive of all system events, consolidated into one reporting structure for effortless search and retrieval. It presents information required by customers and regulators to ensure environmental integrity of the total product manufacturing life cycle.
Utilizing the built-in security features within EcoStruxure Building, you can comply with 21CFR Part 11, restricting access to authorized & qualified individuals. In addition, the built-in access & security settings can be enhanced by applying further restrictions to the accessibility through the use of change control which can limit access by:
Time of day
Day of week
Critical changes can be restricted to on site even where remote viewing and day-to-day modifications can be done remotely.
The Compliance Pack expands the basic activity logging accomplished by EcoStruxure Building by enhancing the functionality of the standard log, enabling effective and fully configurable change control with the following features:
Single or dual electronic signature application
Change control that can be restricted only to specific objects in the system
Change control that can easily be applied to all objects
Every associated action is logged with the parameter that was changed
Before & after parameter values including meta data
For each signature event, the change control signatures contain:
The unique identifier of the person executing the signature
The full name of the user who performed the action
The geographical date & time stamp
The meaning of the signature, such as approval, review, responsibility, and authorship
You can be confident that all changes are approved and explained, with no changes accomplished by a remote viewer. All actions requiring signature are applied contemporaneously within the log.
The Enterprise Server can be configured for long term record and data storage with pdf reports that are protected by digital certificates. There is an assurance of end-to-end data integrity and a knowledge that the reports have not been falsified in any way.
Historical data, trend log data, event log and audit trail data are stored in a high-capacity, open, PostgreSQL database.
The database is supported with TimescaleDB.
The capacity is limited only by the size of the selected storage media.
All historical data and audit trail information is transferred in an encrypted fashion from EcoStruxure Building Operation to the PostgreSQL database.
The data is available natively to the viewers built into the EcoStruxure Building Operation clients. No other software is required to access the data throughout the full retention period.
Preformatted, easy to read reports in pdf format and protected with digital certificates can be generated when using the Compliance Pack.
By making use of the Enterprise Server with Compliance Pack, it is possible to build a combined yet segregated system that can satisfy the stringent requirements of a validated site while also delivering the economies of using a single system. By segregating the Environmental Monitoring System (EMS) from the Building management System (BMS), day-to-day operations are not burdened by stringent Standard Operating Procedures because the validated data is segregated from the non-validated data.
Based on GAMP5 computer system categorization, EcoStruxure Building Operation is category 4 software.
An Enterprise Server with Compliance Pack can function as the EMS while an Enterprise Server without the Compliance Pack can function as the BMS. Management level activities and sitewide viewing can be accomplished from an EcoStruxure Building Operation Enterprise Central that supervises both the EMS and the BMS. Identical type hardware and software reduce training time and facilitates ease of operation & maintenance.
EcoStruxure Building Operation software
version 3.2.1 and later
Compliance Pack – includes ES level TimescaleDB, Digital PDF Signing, Change Control,
for Enterprise Server and all child level automation servers