Date: November, 2022 | CategoryQuality Author: Hana Trokic

For highly regulated industries like pharmaceuticals, following FDA drug labeling requirements is one of the most crucial aspects of the product lifecycle. With so many laws, rules, and regulations to follow, the task of creating documentation, labels, and content surrounding a single drug or product quickly becomes stressful and tedious.  

Yet, drug label requirements are in place for a reason – and a good one at that. The accuracy of drug labels ensures that patients and consumers are being given proper instructions and dosages of a prescribed drug. Label accuracy also ensures that pharmaceutical companies avoid life-threatening side effects for their consumers, large recalls, and colossal financial downfalls.

With so much on the line, pharmaceutical companies cannot risk label errors slipping through.    

Thankfully, software shortcuts such as automated quality control is a one-stop shop for your compliance needs that makes sure your labels meet any and all FDA drug labeling requirements. 

Automated quality control is an easy solution that allows you to proofread labels and content in record time. Not only does it decrease proofreading and review times, but it also decreases errors while increasing the efficiency of your workflows. 

With this comprehensive software solution, you can ensure that all of your labels follow FDA requirements while being accurate and completely error-free.    

The Highly Regulated Pharmaceutical Industry 

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When it comes to drug labeling, the FDA’s primary purpose and concern are to ensure patient safety and provide healthcare professionals with information about the drug and how it should be prescribed. Some of the
FDA’s drug label requirements include

  • Highlights (a concise summary of label information)
  • Full prescribing information
  • Recent Major Changes 
  • Indications and Usage 
  • Dosage & Administration 
  • Dosage Forms & Strengths 
  • Contraindications 
  • Warnings & Precautions 
  • Adverse Reactions (listing of most common adverse reactions) 
  • Drug Interactions 

With so many regulations to follow, it’s no surprise that such heavy importance is placed on label accuracy. Even so, it is estimated that over 50% of medication use errors are associated with poor drug labeling. Though this includes patient misunderstandings, it is generally believed that implementing standardizations such as text, language, typography, and other display standards will drastically reduce errors in drug labels. 

Along with patient safety, it is also important to note that labeling errors lead to significant recalls and financial losses, which are more frequent than you would think. Clinically important drug recalls occur approximately once per month in the United States. For perspective on just how significant these financial impacts can be, Johnson and Johnson lost roughly $600 million in sales after closing a distribution site due to a recall.

To avoid the detrimental consequences that label errors bring, pharmaceutical companies need to implement a functioning proofreading and reviewing process. They must inspect labels, artwork, and content at every step of production, ensuring the accuracy of the complete file. 

Innovations in automation, such as GlobalVision’s file comparison software, allow pharmaceutical companies to implement an all-in-one quality control platform that inspects complete files, including text, spelling, artwork, graphics, braille, and barcodes, at every stage of production. It allows for label standardization as it detects discrepancies no matter how small, making it easier for companies to ensure their labels are following the standards set in place.

Through automated quality control, companies can be sure that their labels are consistently accurate, and meet all standards and compliance guidelines, while meeting FDA drug labeling requirements with increased ease and efficiency. 

The Benefits of Automated Quality Control 

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Many large global pharmaceutical companies have yet to implement new technologies that increase workflow efficiency. 

In some cases, many still rely on manual and labor-intensive proofreading and reviewing processes prone to mistakes, leaving huge potential for operations to be optimized and streamlined for maximum efficiency. 

The solution, thankfully, is simple. Automated quality control inspects content and artwork with complete ease, lightning speed, and increased accuracy.  

To keep up with increasing global consumer demands, pharmaceutical companies are creating almost immeasurable amounts of products, each with its own packaging, labeling, and documentation. This content must be meticulously reviewed and proofread to ensure that the final product is error-free. 

Manually proofreading this amount of content is not an efficient solution for companies that need to keep up with growing demands. Automated proofreading software offers a foolproof solution to ensure all this generated content is checked and proofread perfectly. 

This advancement in proofreading processes eliminates the need for manual document inspections and leaves it up to technology. The software conducts digital checks for discrepancies in text, spelling, graphics, color, and more. The software conducts thorough inspections in a fraction of the time and ensures that labels and content are 100% accurate before going out to the hands of patients and consumers. 

This technological advancement ultimately increases productivity and workflow efficiency and offers endless benefits unmatched by manual inspections. Not only does automated proofreading software help ease the proofreading process, it simply makes proofreading better. 

Keep Up with FDA Drug Labeling Requirements 

Spell Check imageIf you want to keep up with FDA drug labeling requirements with complete ease, switch to automated quality control. A trusted technology, GlobalVision’s innovative automated solutions have been solving problems for pharmaceutical companies globally for over thirty years.  

By using GlobalVision to eliminate time-consuming and inaccurate manual checks, the largest pharma companies worldwide cut review times by 89%. Just by making the simple switch to automated quality control, top companies got critical healthcare products into the hands of consumers faster and with complete confidence that their labels and content are 100% accurate and FDA compliant.

To name only a few, GlobalVision has helped:

Ensuring that you meet all FDA drug labeling requirements is far from easy. Yet, through the simple introduction of automated quality control, companies can rest assured that they are drastically eliminating the risk of human error, getting their product to market faster with fewer revision cycles, and reducing the risk of costly recalls and misprints. 

Ensure Consistent Quality 

With endless benefits and countless advantages to your company’s revision processes, automated quality control is the leading solution for pharmaceutical companies that wish to ensure the quality of their labels and content. All the while ensuring they meet all FDA labeling requirements. 

Enhance your proofreading practices and make the switch today. See how automated quality control can streamline your business’s workflows by allowing you to proofread critical content at scale while maintaining the complete accuracy of your labels and content.   

Discover firsthand the benefits of automated quality control. Request a demo of GlobalVision, and get started today

Date: October, 2022 | CategoryProofreading Author: Hana Trokic

As we become more dependent on technology, every business should take note and start paying closer attention to innovations in the market. Text inspection technology is one innovation that should definitely not be overlooked. In order to remain relevant and competitive in today’s global market, digital transformation is essential, and automating workflows is one of the most efficient ways to keep up with global demand. Text inspection technology allows you to not only automate your workflows, but it also relieves the burden of having to rely on outdated methods and technology that will not let your business reach its full potential. 

Instead of wasting countless hours manually checking all content, automated quality control gets the job done in seconds. File inspection technology works by overlaying two files to find all differences between the two. No matter how small, the software detects errors allowing you to make improvements and adjustments faster than ever before. You can now confidently get your products to market without the fear of typos, packaging or labeling errors, and potential product recalls. These are only a few advantages your business will notice when embracing automated quality control as your go-to solution to all of your content and proofreading woes.

Why Text Inspection Technology?

Spell Check imageLook back to when you last had to proofread any document manually. Now think about what resources were needed and how much time it took to ensure that the content was error-free. 

Most of us will probably recall a long, tedious, and time-consuming task that is far from easy. Even if we resort to using online grammar-checking tools, we still can’t be sure that our document is error-free. Sure, these online tools help check for typos and spelling mistakes, but they are limited to only text and can’t take a more detailed look at the document. Document inspection technology is much more holistic and allows for print, graphics, and color inspections just to name a few.  

To be more precise, automated quality control or text inspection technology works by running a character-to-character comparison to inspect each Unicode value. The technology can detect upwards of 18 types of text errors which include missing punctuation, color errors, font, inserted or deleted words, and much more. This means that not only does the software complete everything a manual check does, but it does so much more effectively and also improves the quality of the inspection by finding errors that are usually extremely difficult to find manually. To boot, these inspections (from start to finish) take only a couple of seconds meaning your proofreading processes just got a lot faster and a lot more efficient. 

How Text Inspection Improves Work Processes

Spell Check imageIt is evident that if businesses want to stay relevant and keep up with global demands, they need to turn to technology to simply keep up with competitors and consumer demands. Upgrading to automated quality control, and making document inspection technology an integral part of your proofreading processes, is a sure way to keep you one step ahead of the competition. 

Text inspection technology will bring immense benefits to your business and content creation workflows by running faster and more streamlined inspections and increasing efficiency by allowing you to create flawless content at scale while still maintaining the quality of all published content, in many cases also increasing its quality. 

One of the greatest advantages of text inspection technology is that it directly integrates into artwork management systems and allows companies to catch errors in real-time, as soon as they occur. This includes revisions in the early stages of creation to the final phases when product packaging, labeling, and documentation are ready to be printed. To give you perspective on just how much this technology can streamline your work processes, note that current document inspection technology can compare documents at rates of 1000 characters per second while the average person reads 183 words per minute

Text Inspection Optimizes Your Proofreading

Spell Check imageTurning towards technology and digitalization is a foolproof way to ensure that your business is making the most effective use of its resources and optimizing to be the most productive and efficient organization it can be. An optimal solution for any company’s content and proofreading workflows, file comparison technology brings ease and precision to quality control that manual checks cannot compare to. 

Text inspection technology not only inspects content as a whole, ensuring pixel-perfect documents, but it also has the ability to proofread only predefined areas. This means users can choose to isolate areas of a file that they want to check specifically. This pinpoint accuracy is only possible through innovative and highly technical software that is created to accurately and quickly proofread content at scale. The implementation of this software in workflows is surely to drastically cut down on proofreading and content revision times while increasing team productivity and the overall accuracy of all content being published by your company.  

Through the use of text inspection technology businesses can:      

  • Produce and proofread content at scale
  • Eliminate errors, no matter how small 
  • Increase accuracy 
  • Increase production times 
  • Increase productivity and efficiency of workflows   
  • Decrease recalls and product errors 
  • Increase employee satisfaction by easing revision and quality control workflows

It is then no surprise that more companies across the globe are turning to technological advancements to keep up with demands. Text inspection technology has already played a crucial role in many large corporations’ quality control, and they have already benefited greatly from the implementation of file comparison software. It’s time your business followed suit. 

Don’t Fall Behind – Get Started with Text Inspection Technology 

Modern-day businesses are constantly being faced with new problems they new to fix to keep up with global market demands. Thankfully, the solution is simple when it comes to quality control and content revision. The perks of switching to text inspection technology are endless, with every quality control team reaping immense benefits almost immediately after its implementation.

One of the largest advantages is that making the switch to automated quality control and adding file comparison software to your business’s digital resources is easy.  An easy fix that will ultimately result in enormous advantages to many aspects of your team’s content production and proofreading workflows. From ease of work to increased optimization and modernization of work processes, there is no argument as to why your organization shouldn’t implement document inspection technology in your team’s daily tasks and projects.  

Want to keep up with global market demands and join the future of proofreading? Implement text inspection technology into your workflows and start experiencing firsthand the benefits GlobalVision will bring to your Organization. 

To learn more about document inspection technology, request a demo of GlobalVision here.

Date: October, 2022 | CategoryCompany Author: Hana Trokic

Save the Date and join GlobalVision at our first-ever fully digital Proofreading & Quality Control Conference – The Proof.

We are extremely excited to announce that we are hosting an exclusive online event, specifically designed for proofreading and regulatory professionals in the Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, and CPG industries. Our digital event will feature a variety of interactive sessions including Ask-an-Expert Q&A, a Fireside Chat, and expert sessions with speakers from our own GlobalVision team, Biogen, Alcon, Gilead, and more.

Here is just a sneak peek into a few sessions we have planned for you: 

  • Best Practices in the artwork to print ready workflow,
  • Breaking down the silos: Harmonizing Global Quality Workflows, and 
  • What We’ve Learned: A retrospective on vaccine packaging in the early days of Covid

We also have a very special keynote session prepared for all attendees titled “The State of Pharmaceutical Regulatory & Quality Control in 2023.” More information about the keynote speakers and event will be announced very shortly, so be sure to check our page for more information about the session.

Throughout the conference, you will also be able to gain insider knowledge on different key themes that will be the focus of our sessions. The Proof’s three key themes are: 

  • Integrity: Maintain accuracy and security to protect the business and brand integrity.
  • Efficiency: Improve process efficiency across the entire lifecycle, from artwork to print.
  • Collaboration: Drive seamless collaboration across internal and external teams.

Ready for the digital proofreading and quality control conference of the year? Mark your calendars and save the date. The Proof is going live on November 17th

Join us to discover first-hand the latest predictions on what’s to come in your regulated industries in 2023. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn from industry leaders about the best proofreading and quality control practices. Register today!

For more information, view our full agenda of events along with our speakers here.

Our Biggest Release Yet. Verify 2022.2. - Banner

Date: August, 2022 | CategoryQuality Author: Hana Trokic

Verifying your work just got way better. 

The wait is over. You can now finally reap the benefits of Verify 2022.2! Verify 2022.2 makes comprehensive file inspections even more effortless than before, boasting new features and capabilities such as tons of new file types supported, barcode inspections, graphics auto-matching, MS Edge support, and Summary Reports.

Verify is inspection technology reinvented—a web-based proofreading platform that ensures that you produce error-free content with the utmost ease, accuracy, and efficiency. With Verify’s automated proofreading solutions you can now streamline your work processes and produce higher-quality content in a fraction of the time.  

With this new release, your team can proofread and review faster, easier, and with increased accuracy and efficiency. How exactly can it help you streamline your workflows?

  • Barcode inspection
  • New supported file types
  • Graphic Zone Auto-Matching 
  • MS Edge support
  • Summary reports

Let’s take a deep dive into Verify 2022.2’s capabilities:

Barcode Inspection 

The built-in Barcode Inspector allows you to scan and inspect the quality of your barcodes in seconds directly on the electronic file.

New Supported File Types 

With this new update, say goodbye to external file conversions. Verify now has you covered with the addition of Excel, Illustrator, PowerPoint, and XML file support. 

Graphic Zone Auto-Matching 

The Graphic Zone Auto-Matching feature increases the speed of your inspections by automatically detecting the corresponding graphic region and comparing them simultaneously with your text comparison.

Summary Reports 

 Designed for highly regulated industries, our new Summary Reports make staying on top of traceability and accountability easy by providing key information like time and date stamps as well as email signatures.

All of these new capabilities were built with the end user in mind to ease their everyday proofreading and quality control work processes. Whether you are saving time by loading in native file types without having to convert them externally, improving traceability and accountability with detailed Summary Reports, or establishing a comprehensive label review thanks to the newly added Barcode inspection module, Verify 2022.2 brings it all. 

Interested in learning more? Request a personalized demo for you and your team here. Discover how Verify can streamline your workflows and benefit your team’s quality control processes instantly.


You Don’t Want to Miss These Top 10 Pharmaceutical Conferences and Events in Fall 2022

Date: September, 2022 | CategoryQuality Author: Hana Trokic

After almost two years of virtual events, 2022 is bringing things back to how it was pre-COVID-19 pandemic. In-person events are once again in full swing, with live events being the greatest opportunity to grow and build networks and businesses, all the while learning about new trends and innovations in the pharmaceutical industry.  

With so many events making their return to venues across the globe, it might be hard to keep track of the growing list of conferences, summits, forums, and expos taking place. As many loyal GlobalVision users and customers work directly or closely within the pharmaceutical industry, we want to help you stay one step ahead of industry updates, trends, and innovations. Don’t fret, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of the top 10 pharmaceutical events happening this fall to ease your woes and keep you on trend. One conference might just be in a city near you. 

18th Annual Pharma Forum 

  • Venue: North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center – Bethesda, Maryland 
  • Date: In-Person: September 11-14 – Virtual: Live-Stream September 12-14

For those looking for a hybrid event, this one is for you. The 18th Annual Pharma Forum is the largest, most influential conference for pharmaceutical professionals that wish to navigate the future of medical meetings, address compliance implications and execute contracting strategies with virtual, hybrid, and face-to-face event options.

Speakers from AstraZeneca, Allergan, Genentech, and more are waiting to invoke new ideas through their thought leadership speeches on this year’s topic and theme, “Ensure. Evolve. Expand.” Whether you are joining live are watching from the comfort of your own home, this is a must for all who wish to expand their network and stay on trend with new innovations in the industry.  

Pharma Japan 2022

  • Venue: The Westin Tokyo, Meguro City, Tokyo  
  • Date: September 28-29, 2022

The most influential forum for Japanese pharma leaders in Marketing, Commercial, Medical Affairs, RWE, and Clinical is happening this fall, returning in person for the first time since 2019.

Like other events happening in fall 2022, this top event will focus on how the pharmaceutical industry faces new challenges. Scientific innovations are no longer enough to be successful as the time has come to go beyond medicine and focus more intensely on patient value. Senior executives, thinkers, and transformers from AstraZeneca, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, and Bayer Yakuhin will showcase how their dedication and imagination to pave the way for a new era of value and innovation will help patients and the future of healthcare.

Pharma & Patient Europe 2022

  • Venue: Nice Acropolis Convention Center, Nice, France
  • Date: October 11-13, 2022

You don’t want to miss this one – the world’s leading commercial pharma event. Pharma & Patient Europe is unique as it is one of the first that focuses on patient-centricity and brings Europe’s leaders and patient stakeholders together to truly take a deep dive into patient-centricity in healthcare. Speakers and experts from the world’s top pharmaceutical companies such as Teva, Sanofi, Takeda, Sandoz, Leo Pharma, Novo Nordisk, AstraZeneca, and more, will all come together to share their expertise and insights into patient-first healthcare. 

 Pharma 2022 is the only place where patient experts, leading solution providers, and pharma changemakers – from commercial, marketing, medical affairs, patient engagement, market access and RWE – commit to business transformation as the catalyst for maximum patient impact.

For those who can’t make it to Nice this fall, be sure to follow the event virtually and not miss a single beat. 

Total Health 2022

  • Venue: Marriott Marquis, Chicago 
  • Date: October 20-21, 2022

Total Health 2022 will bring together CEOs, innovators, disruptors, and policymakers to join forces for a vital mission: building a resilient health system through innovation to ensure the gold standard of health for all.

This year’s event will focus on how our healthcare systems have become unsustainable as demand for services is mounting dramatically, the cost of care continues to rise, and populations are suffering worse than ever from unequal access. Keynote speakers from UnitedHealthCare, Atrium Health, Geisinger Health System, and more, will speak about possible solutions while looking at the progress and innovations that are being made in the industry to help the state of healthcare globally. 

2022 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo

  • Venue: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, Orlando, Florida or Virtual
  • Date: October 30-November 2, 2022

 The 2022 ISPE Annual Meeting & Expo will focus on excellence, modernization, and harmonization in pharmaceutical science and manufacturing across the globe, offering professionals from the pharma industry to grow their network and learn from experts in their field. 

With speakers from top institutions such as Cognizant, the FDA, Anvisa, Takeda, and more, this year’s program is filled with informative sessions on the latest developments in the supply chain, operations, facilities, equipment, information systems, product development, production systems, quality systems, regulatory guidance, and cutting-edge industry innovations. 

CPhI Frankfurt 

  • Venue: Messe Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Date: November 1-3, 2022

Each year CPHI unites more than 100,000 pharmaceutical professionals through exhibitions, conferences, and online communities to network, identify business opportunities, and expand the global market. It is considered the go-to event for any pharma professional looking to stay relevant and up-to-date in a rapidly changing industry. With the entire pharma industry present from across the entire supply chain, this is the best place to source, connect, and learn exactly what you need to help your business grow.

Pharma Marketing USA 2022

  • Venue: Old City Marriott, Philadelphia, USA 
  • Date: November 8–9, 2022

For those of you who do not want to go across the pond for events in fall 2022, Pharma Marketing USA is just for you. This event will open your eyes to the new world of data-driven, digital engagement in pharmaceutics. 

This event will bring 200+ Marketing, Digital, Analytics, Data, Commercial, IT, and Brand leaders together so audiences can learn what capabilities are needed to deploy predictive analytics, develop dynamic content, and venture into new digital channels to meet their client’s needs.

Pharma & Patient USA 2022

  • Venue: Old City Marriott, Philadelphia, USA
  • Date: November 8–9, 2022

Another event in fall 2022 that will focus on patient centricity, connects the dots across the patient ecosystem at Pharma & Patient USA 2022. This event is where industry leaders and patient advocates will gather together to bridge new partnerships, advance health outcomes for patients in underserved communities, and rebuild trust within the expanding patient community.

With speakers from Sandoz, Novartis, Walgreens, Ipsen, AstraZeneca, and more giving their insights and expertise, this event is the only destination for North American patient-centricity leaders wanting to grow their network and expand their knowledge. 

Next HLTH Event 

  • Venue: The Venetian Expo | Las Vegas
  • Date: November 13 – 16, 2022

Like its previous events, HLTH 2022 will gather an entire ecosystem of healthcare professionals for a curated experience that will help accelerate innovation in the healthcare industry.

With an expected 8,500+ attendees, there is never a lack of opportunity to learn, grow, and network at this event. The sessions, agenda, and networking opportunities will foster relevant meetings, introduce you to the right people, and help build new partnerships and connections through one on one opportunities with key solutions providers and sponsors. If you want to accelerate your business and get the key results you are looking for, look no further, this is the event for you. 

Global Conference on Pharmaceuticals and Clinical Research

  • Venue: Holiday Inn Paris – Porte De Clichy, Paris, France
  • Date: November 14-16, 2022

The Global Conference on Pharmaceuticals and Clinical Research provides audiences with an ideal opportunity to network with key opinion leaders and service providers from around the world. Practicing physicians with clinical experience in a variety of treatment areas, as well as members of patient organizations, will be among the attendees. 

Pharmaceutical and biotech enterprises, med-tech and medical equipment companies, consulting firms, clinical research organizations, and data management corporations will come together this fall in Paris to share their expertise, experience, and research in pharma. 

That’s The Fall Round-Up

With so many great events coming back live for fall 2022 it’s hard to choose which one to attend. Whether you choose to attend them live or join in virtually, one thing is for certain, you’re sure to learn from top industry leaders who will expand your knowledge allowing you to meet your business goals and needs. 

If you want to show up prepared for any of these events and brush up on your pharma industry knowledge, take a deep dive into some of the challenges the pharmaceutical industry faces as one of the world’s most highly regulated environments. Read our how-to guide to learn how some of the world’s largest and most successful pharmaceutical organizations have eased and even solved problems due to heavy regulations and have created efficient content creation and review workflows by streamlining every stage of the process. Gain knowledge and insight while having a great ice-breaker to start any networking conversation off right. 

Happy fall event-ing to all! 

A Deep Dive into Enterprise Pharma’s Content Efficiency Problem

Date: August, 2022 | CategoryQuality Author: Hana Trokic

Highly Regulated Products and Services 

By definition, pharmaceutical regulations are the combinations of legal, administrative, and technical measures that governments take to ensure the safety, efficacy, and quality of medicines, as well as the relevance and accuracy of product information. Regardless of the quality control agency, organization, or administration, there is a constant among them all. Their main task is to ensure the utmost quality, safety, and efficacy of the drugs that make it to market, along with the accuracy of their product information. With enterprise pharma being one of the most highly regulated and monitored global industries, this is no simple task. The risks are far too high as the consequence of pharmaceutical errors can lead to large recalls or worst-case scenarios such as potential life loss. They can also lead to a negative brand image and reputation, which is particularly harmful to pharma companies that rely on customer loyalty as a central selling point of their highly specialized products.  

Practices and workflows must also be extremely efficient with the slightest possibility of error. The seemingly simple mistake of a typo, an added or removed letter, number, or hyphen can have catastrophic consequences not just for the company but for consumers as well. Ultimately, drug regulations mainly focus on ensuring product safety, but who guarantees the quality and accuracy of the content and artwork?


Enterprise Pharma’s Content Efficiency Problem

In such a highly regulated industry, it would be assumed that efficient and streamlined workflows are already in place to ensure that the content behind every product is accurate and error-free. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. 

Errors in pharmaceutical packaging, labeling, and product descriptions are still regular occurrences that cause detrimental consequences from consumers’ well-being to the integrity of the products and company. In fact, it’s estimated that 50 percent of all pharmaceutical recalls are related to errors in labeling or packing artwork. What’s more, they are much more frequent than one would imagine, as clinically important drug recalls occur approximately once per month in the United States. For perspective on just how significant these financial impacts can be, Johnson and Johnson lost roughly $600 million in sales after closing a distribution site due to a recall. Another infamous recall occurred in 2012 when Pfizer recalled approximately 1 million packs of birth control pills due to incorrect packaging. 

Overall, the noted top recall causes in pharma are due to incorrect labeling, defective products, and incorrect potency. Common mistakes in packaging and labeling are necessary information missing from artwork, content errors, and technical errors such as flawed barcodes, while these errors in documentation, print, and packaging can result in a multitude of problems.

To avoid recalls caused by content errors, companies must inspect the artwork at every step of production, ensuring the accuracy of the text, labels, design, braille content, and barcodes. Innovations in automation now allow pharmaceutical companies to implement all-in-one quality control platforms that check text, spelling, artwork, graphics, braille, and barcodes at every stage of production.


Automation as a Solution 

Bringing a pharmaceutical product to market is one of the most complex and highly sophisticated processes in business globally. However, one major piece is broken – the documentation proofreading process.

Many large global corporations have yet to implement efficient and effective workflows that allow them to proofread content in record time with complete accuracy. They still heavily rely on manual and labor-intensive proofreading processes that are prone to costly mistakes. Taking hours, days, or even weeks to check a single document is not a probable solution for large corporations producing and distributing millions, if not billions, of products daily. These inefficiencies in workflows allow for the massive potential for these processes to be optimized and streamlined.

The solution, thankfully, is simple, and it lies within using automated quality control to look over all content and artwork with complete ease, at lightning speed, and with increased productivity and accuracy.  

To keep up with increasing global consumer demands, pharmaceutical companies are creating almost immeasurable amounts of products, each with its own packaging, labeling, and written instructions. All of this content needs to be meticulously overlooked, carefully checked, and proofread to ensure that the final product is entirely error-free. Manually proofreading these neverending amounts of content is simply not an efficient solution for organizations that must keep up with growing demands.  

 Automated proofreading software offers a foolproof solution to ensure all this generated content is checked and proofread to perfection. This advancement in proofreading processes eliminates the need for manual document inspections and leaves it up to technology. The software conducts digital checks looking for discrepancies in text, spelling, graphics, color, and more. While this could be done manually, the software finishes proofreading processes in a fraction of the time and ensures that your work is 100% accurate before going to print, avoiding the need for multiple inspections downstream. 

 Automation ultimately increases productivity and workflow efficiency and offers endless benefits unmatched by manual inspections. Not only does automated proofreading software help ease the proofreading process, it simply makes proofreading better, optimizing workflow processes and allowing for the completion of proofreading tasks with complete and utter ease. 


Try it Out for Yourself 

While traditionally, manual inspections were the only method used to proofread content, modern-day technology has allowed for faster and more efficient solutions to get the job done right. With endless benefits and countless advantages to any enterprise pharma team’s workflow, automated quality control is the leading solution for pharmaceutical companies that deal with sensitive and highly regulated documentation in an extremely high-risk industry.

Don’t let your organization fall behind by using outdated methods. Make the switch today and turn to modern, innovative solutions to keep your workflows efficient, accurate, and error-free. Start reaping all the benefits of GlobalVision’s automated solutions and solve your content efficiency problems today.

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Date: July, 2022 | CategoryQuality Author: Gabriella Naguib

For over 20 years, GlobalVision has been helping Johnson & Johnson teams globally through the power of automation technology. Enabling automated quality checks throughout their packaging workflows is the backbone that has made this partnership so fruitful and successful. From the Consumer Health division to their internal Medical Device giant Ethicon, the nature of J&J’s regulated products makes the need for error-free packaging components an absolute necessity.

We recently had the pleasure of speaking with Sarita Ranade, Business Process Lead at Ethicon, to discuss how she and her team at Ethicon have benefited since implementing the GlobalVision Web (GVW) software. GVW is one of GlobalVision’s ironclad web-based products, which allows for swift and accurate file inspections throughout the packaging development process. Sarita’s department, Worldwide Labeling, had set out to start bringing some parts of their complex labeling process in-house. With so many moving parts, the need for automation and streamlining became imminent. 

The Challenge: Inefficient and Tedious Manual Review Tasks 

Before GVW, this labeling group within Ethicon, which also extends to parts of J&J’s Depuy Synthes and BioSense Webster divisions, was burdened with the tedious task of manual comparisons between all file revisions. They now benefit mainly from the two core GVW Modules: Text Inspection, a letter for letter comparison between two files within seconds, and Graphics Inspection, allowing them to overlay two documents and highlight all changes detected. Given the complexities of their process, the GVW software offers a level of simplicity when it comes to proofreading: discard intended changes between versions and flag critical or non-intended changes for further investigation. 

When it comes to medical device labeling, each and every word must be carefully considered for any typos, insertions, deletions, location issues, and event fonts and formats must remain compliant. Sarita worked closely with GlobalVision’s Susan Proper to ensure that GVW was the right choice for her team, ensuring that the software detected all changes and that the usability met their needs. Ethicon’s samples were sent over for testing, and the Labeling team underwent a trial period with hands-on training, which ultimately informed their decision to move forward with GVW. Speed, accessibility, and user-friendliness played a significant role as the team found GVW to be fast, easy to navigate, and easily accessible through their web browser.

The Solution: Quicker Inspections and Decades of Trusted Accuracy 

Since going live in February of 2021, the team has noted two major ways in which their workflow has improved: they are able to save considerable amounts of time by running the files for a quick inspection in GVW, and they have acquired somewhat of an insurance, allowing them to focus on pressing day-to-day tasks with peace of mind that their latest working version is free of any potential errors. One of their favorite features is the Zoning tool, which allows you to inspect specific text regions while ignoring the rest of the document. 

This partnership has allowed for decades of successfully streamlined and efficient workflows and has resulted in consistently accurate packaging and labeling, eliminating the risk of content and artwork errors that can otherwise result in detrimental company downfalls. GlobalVision’s trusted line of quality inspection products has proven to be a key component in J&J’s quality mandate, and GlobalVision aims to maintain a strong partnership for years to come as it continues to offer the most cutting-edge innovations in automated quality control technology.  

To learn more about shifting gears from manual to automated quality control and what that could look like for your team, watch our on-demand webinar with Veeva: Solving Pharma’s Content Efficiency Problem.


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How Does Automation Improve the Quality Control Process?

Date: June, 2022 | CategoryQuality Author: Hana Trokic

Quality is defined as “the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something.” Yet, while all businesses and companies want to create quality products and services, getting there is no simple task. Like all good things, quality takes time, and once achieved, a great deal of effort needs to be put into maintaining processes that ensure top quality.

When it comes to quality control processes, businesses shouldn’t be afraid of taking simple yet effective shortcuts to help increase and improve their quality. One foolproof solution to this is automation, or the process of creating applications and technologies that produce and deliver goods and services with minimal human intervention. Implementing these advanced technologies is an optimal solution to many problems modern companies face with concerns about their quality control processes. They simplify work processes, but they also increase accuracy and create workflows that are of the utmost quality. After all, who wouldn’t want to create higher quality products and processes while decreasing resources and errors?

Proofreading content and the copy of your documents and products is one workflow that can heavily benefit from automation and software that checks for all file errors. Before you go to market, make sure every aspect of your product is top-notch when it reaches the hands of consumers by the simple implementation of automated quality control software. Instead of tediously looking through files and pages of digital content, let technology do its work and get the job done in minutes.

If you still aren’t convinced by the magic of automation, read on to see how automation can improve the quality control process of almost any business in a wide range of industries and sectors.

Bye, Bye, Bye Errors

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A top priority for businesses in all sectors is to prevent problems and mistakes before they become critical and hard to reverse. When it comes to the content of artwork and files, mistakes shouldn’t be taken lightly. While a small spelling mistake or formatting discrepancy may seem like a minor detail, these tiny errors may lead to severe consequences such as financial setbacks and the risk of tainting brand reputation. Quality control processes that heavily depend on manual checks are prone to higher inaccuracies and errors, which makes most businesses, who do not want to risk product errors, opt for technological solutions that help streamline their workflows and increase efficiency and accuracy.

Investing in document comparison software is a quick and straightforward way to ensure no errors are slipping through in the production processes and can give businesses complete confidence that they are sending perfect products out to market. With this innovative technology, not only will you improve the speed and accuracy of your quality control processes, you will be able to run holistic scans of any document in seconds. The scans will yield a complete report and rundown of all differences found between the original and sample copy allowing you to make the necessary adjustments and corrections for a perfectly perfect product.

Verification Station   

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When we say automated quality control can benefit businesses in almost any (if not all) sectors – we mean it.

GlobalVision’s automated quality control is an equal opportunity verification tool that inspects copy, content, and files of all kind. It works by comparing two files, a sample and a master copy, to find all discrepancies between the two. A simple digital scan will reveal and pinpoint all differences allowing you to make adjustments and corrections accordingly. The result is perfect copy and products every time.

While content varies depending on the industry, the file comparison software runs holistic scans of files, finding all discrepancies (no matter how small) between the two in seconds. What would manually take a minimum of hours to complete, GlobalVision’s innovative inspection software completes in seconds to minutes. Whether you need to inspect text, graphics, barcodes, braille, print, or color, the software runs holistic scans and catches all errors.

Streamline and Optimize 

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With digitalization becoming more prevalent in every aspect of our daily lives, businesses are taking note. They need to turn to technology and automation to stay afloat to keep up and prevent falling behind market competitors. They need to make the best of the software available to ensure that they implement and use the best practices in their workflows. This way, they will be able to streamline and optimize processes and stay profitable while thriving in today’s very competitive and tumultuous market.

Innovative technology such as a file comparison tool allows businesses to proofread and check content, artwork, and copy with utmost precision. An optimal solution for your proofreading woes, the software will:

  • Eliminate errors, no matter how small

  • Increase accuracy

  • Increase production times

  • Increase productivity and efficiency of workflows

Overall, GlobalVision’s quality control allows for the absolute optimization of proofreading processes by tackling proofreading holistically and finding all discrepancies simultaneously instead of isolating individual errors.

Welcome to the Digital Era 

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Globally, corporations are constantly looking for new ways to adapt to innovations and advancements in technology. They know that embracing the digital era is the key to keeping productivity high and staying profitable. Many corporations even have dedicated development teams that ensure that they are staying ahead of the curb and prepared for any new changes that may come their way. They are always searching for new software and innovations that will enhance their current production while minimizing costs and efforts.

For proofreading and quality control, automation is the only way to go.

This technological advancement runs side-by-side comparisons of two files (the original and a sample file) to identify discrepancies. Instead of sifting and scanning through piles of documents manually, trying to find every mistake that might be hidden between the lines, the software does it for you in a fraction of the time. If you aren’t convinced, please note that current comparison software technology can compare documents at 1000 characters per second. Now think, how long do your manual inspections take? Overall, not only will automated quality control solutions complete your proofreading tasks faster, they will also complete them with a higher degree of accuracy and ensure the highest degree of quality. I think we rest our case.

Working Workflows 

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For businesses to stay relevant in these challenging economic times and unpredictable markets, they have to make adequate adjustments that will allow them to stay competitive. One way to do this is through digitalization and automation of workflows. Automated quality control, such as file comparison technology, is the ultimate solution for modern companies looking for innovative ways to stay up-to-date and competitive.

When it comes to proofreading artwork and content, this innovative technology allows businesses to run faster and more streamlined inspections while simultaneously increasing efficiency by creating workflows that produce more content more quickly while maintaining and even heightening its quality. GlobalVision’s file comparison software can be directly integrated into any artwork management system and allows companies to find all errors, no matter how small, as soon as they occur. Whether you are proofreading in the early stages of revision or the final stages, you can make sure your products are 100% error-free when they go out to market with the precision and accuracy of file comparison technology.

Get Ready to Automate 

Businesses need to think towards the future to ensure that their workflows and processes are up to date and can withstand any changes that come their way.

The simple addition of an automated quality control and document comparison software to your business’s work processes is a small step that will ultimately result in colossal advantages to company productivity and profitability. From the ease of work to increased accuracy and optimization, introducing a file comparison tool into your everyday practices is a corporate no-brainer.

Want to infinitely improve your proofreading processes and automate your quality control processes? Learn more about the benefits of a file comparison tool and request a demo of GlobalVision here.

Veeva Selects GlobalVision as a Silver Status Technology Partner

Date: June, 2022 | CategoryQuality Author: Julie Meredith

Proofreading critical content accurately and at scale is a major concern in the Enterprise Pharma and life sciences industry though, currently, content and documentation checks are still mainly done manually. This is otherwise extremely tedious, time-consuming, and with a high margin for human error.

Veeva, the leader in cloud-based software solutions for the life sciences industry, and a Veeva Technology partner, GlobalVision, together have found an answer to this problem— an end-to-end solution for regulated industries to scale the creation, review, and distribution of highly critical content.

After becoming a technology alliance partner, GlobalVision advances to the Silver Certified level of Veeva’s Technology Partner Program. This is an exclusive partner tier reserved for companies who have proven, validated, and certified their Veeva integrated solutions, and have demonstrated an overall strong dedication to partnering for the benefit of mutual customers.

This partnership is exclusively reserved for companies that have validated and certified Veeva-integrated solutions. The collaboration gives customers full confidence in the leading services they are receiving, as they can explore and trust the integrated solutions offered through this Silver status partnership.  

Solving the Pharma Industry’s Content Efficiency Problem

The regulatory process in Enterprise Pharma and the life sciences industry as a whole is complicated, long, and with a high margin for human error.

With Verify, GlobalVision’s cloud-based inspection application, integrated with Veeva Vault PromoMats and Veeva Vault RIM, users can speed up revision quality checks while ensuring any errors are quickly found. Any gaps and issues that may arise in the revision and inspection process are now solved as efficiency is increased in the regulatory workflow. 

Compare and verify multiple versions of documents with GlobalVision-powered inspections that fit seamlessly into existing workflows. Securely transfer files and data from Veeva Vault to Verify, allowing users to perform fast and accurate inspections that detect text and artwork errors without having to download documents. Reviewers can also evaluate results and prepare annotated PDFs to transfer back to Veeva Vault.

Through the use of GlobalVision’s integration with Veeva Vault, this partnership accelerates the document development and approval process tenfold and ensures only the highest quality content.


Key Benefits at a Glance

  • Reduce the overall number of revisions and minimize cycle time with improved comparisons.
  • Run automatic inspections between different revisions or new layouts.
  • Easily communicate the necessary changes directly to other team members and departments.
  • Fill in the gaps in MLR, DAM, and RIM to reduce the chance of errors being created with every change or handoff.

To find out more about this Silver Status partnership and the benefits it can bring to your Enterprise Pharma and life sciences organization, watch our on-demand webinar in partnership with Veeva.

Eight Ways Automated Quality Control Can Improve Packaging

Date: May, 2022 | CategoryQuality Author: Hana Trokic

They say never judge a book by its cover, but let’s be honest, we always do. The way something appears to us initially impacts our feelings towards it drastically, and it’s no different when it comes to product packaging.

While packaging doesn’t necessarily determine the quality of a product, we’ve all made purchasing decisions based on the packaging of an item and continue to do so regularly. Maybe the colors caught your eye, or the minimal design and typography looked too cool to pass on. If we’re really being honest with ourselves, we can fully admit that many of our aimless purchases resulted from really good packaging and branding. It’s no surprise then that manufacturers and businesses spend billions of dollars a year to make sure that their packaging stands out on the shelves, making unsuspected consumers naturally gravitate towards them.

Many steps go into creating a great product. Along with great branding, design, and marketing, one of the critical components of a sellable product is, in fact, its packaging. Since so many components go into packaging and production, it’s nice to get some help along the way to ensure the accuracy and consistency of your product. Thankfully, automated quality control is a one-stop, all-encompassing solution that allows you to do just that! This modern technological advancement will enable you to find discrepancies in text, artwork, graphics, barcodes, and more in seconds simply by overlaying two files (a master and a sample copy) to locate all the differences between the two. With the utmost accuracy and lighting fast results, this simple yet practical addition to production processes will improve your packaging game tenfold.

At the end of the day, when you’re faced with aisles filled with competing products, you’re most likely to choose the one that looks that much better than the rest. That’s why don’t overlook the importance of excellent packaging and check out our eight ways in which automated quality control can improve it!

1. Check, Check, Check  

Picture this. You’re browsing the aisles of the health and beauty section and pick up a bottle of shampoo that promises it will help with hair loss. You turn it around to read more about the product and notice a couple of spelling mistakes on the packaging. You think, “how can I trust a product will get the job done right if it can’t even run a spell check?” With so many automated solutions and spell check platforms on the market, spelling mistakes on packaging are inexcusable. Not only does it cheapen a product, but it also makes it less reliable. If the manufacturer was that reluctant to properly invest in checking the spelling of its own product, it makes one think that the product itself was created equally – hastily and without much thought or care.

Automated quality control runs thorough and extensive spell checks (in many languages to boot) of your copy to ensure that this mistake never happens. What’s more, GlobalVision’s Text Inspection works by running a character to character comparison to inspect each Unicode value and can detect up to 18 types of text errors such as missing punctuation, font and color errors, inserted or deleted words, and more. It takes spell checks to a whole new level.

2. Proper Placement 

When creating packaging, placement is key. Where you decide to put your text and graphics is more important than one might think. Sometimes, it can become a quadratic equation just trying to figure out how to place all the necessary information on your packaging without it becoming too crowded or it damaging the integrity of the product itself.

Formatting issues and even slight formatting deviations can cause critical packaging problems. When artwork goes through several corrections, reviews, and prints, placement and formatting can likely be skewed, and the packaging can be compromised. These changes may be slight and difficult to see with the naked eye, yet, automated quality control systems find these deviations in seconds and ensure that your packaging is the way you intended it to be when the final artwork was approved for publishing.

3. Never Forget Your Barcodes

Speaking of placement, don’t overlook your barcodes! Where you choose to place a barcode on packaging is of critical importance as improper placement can lead to barcodes that cannot be scanned as they have been cut off, creased, or overlaid on other graphic elements.

If a barcode can’t be scanned on a product, its entire integrity becomes compromised and can lead to disastrous recalls and financial setbacks. To prevent your barcodes from causing severe problems in your manufacturing and production processes, GlobalVision’s automated quality control checks explicitly for barcodes in numerous ways to ensure their accuracy. The software will check for placement, but it will also inspect the barcode itself and grade its overall quality by inspecting its individual parameters. What’s left is the utmost reassurance in your barcode and packaging. Now, you can confidently send out your packaged products to suppliers everywhere to reach the hands of consumers anywhere.

4. United Colors 

Imagine your products on the shelves of retailers, neatly stacked and arranged. Yet, something is off. The products slightly differentiate from each other in that the color of the packaging is not unified. One bottle is somewhat less vibrant than the other, a little less blue, a little more pale.

These color deviations, especially when slight, are challenging to catch, and implementing an automated quality control system is an almost necessary resource in production processes to catch these errors before they make it to market. Digitally, color tones and shades are easy to pinpoint, yet slight discrepancies will likely go unnoticed manually. That is, until the artwork is printed and a side-by-side comparison can be done to reveal the mishap. With GlobalVision’s color inspection, you can confirm color with pinpoint precision, find the perfect shade, and verify color accuracy anywhere on the actual artwork. You can also measure individual color space values and inspect the same point on all repeats to ensure that your packaging is always tip-top and perfect.

5. Printer Defects are Real 

Just because artwork has been finalized, approved, and printed doesn’t mean it’s completely error-free. But before you begin to panic, be sure that automated quality control is the solution to all these problems as well.

Printer defects can lead to errors being introduced after artwork has been printed. These defects can include text breaks, missing letters or words, deviations in graphics, barcodes, color, and much more. On the bright side, automated quality control catches all of these errors through file comparison technology that digitally proofreads content by running side-by-side comparisons of two files to find errors and discrepancies between them.

6. Ensure High-Quality Packaging

As previously mentioned, errors on packaging, whether they be spelling mistakes, formatting issues, or color deviations, all cheapen a product and can make them appear unreliable in the eyes of consumers. After all, how can a consumer trust that a product will meet expectations and fulfill promises if the company didn’t take the time to ensure the accuracy and quality of its packaging?

Automated quality control inspects artwork files as a whole and will look through every aspect of your file down to the pixel. This means that it will find all differences and discrepancies between files, no matter how small, and ensure that even the most minor errors aren’t slipping through. In one inspection, the software will be able to detect errors and discrepancies in spelling, punctuation, text breaks, graphics, formatting, color deviations, and much, much more. The end result will always be perfect packaging of the highest quality, so you don’t have to worry about putting inadequate packaging out to market.

7. Good Graphics 

Along with good spelling and grammar, a very important aspect of packaging is the graphics and their placement on the artwork and product itself. When creating a design for your packaging, you need to consider the product and its shape and dimensions to properly create accompanying artwork that will look good on the packaging.

GlobalVision’s Measurement Tools gives users access to Rectangle and Line options when running a graphics inspection. By clicking and dragging the mouse on the file after selecting, the user draws either a rectangle or line, with units displayed in either inches, millimeters, or pixels. This allows the user to measure the size of graphic elements in the loaded file.

Using automated quality control systems, you will be able to use measurement tools that will give you exact numbers as to the size of graphics and font in relation to other aspects of your artwork. This will allow for precise measurements and proper placement of graphics on artwork and, therefore, the packaging and product.

8. Get into the Groove 

And then there were eight! So, why is quality control and inspection necessary? Besides the seven solid reasons mentioned above, automated quality control systems allow businesses to build a functioning inspection process that allows faster creation and production of accurate and quality packaging. Through these automated inspection methods, you will be able to speed up your document inspections and reach a smooth and effortless groove that will have you consistently creating high-quality packaging that is error-free and perfect in every single way!

Ready to start creating perfect packaging? Request a demo of GlobalVision here and heighten your packaging production processes today.