CSV automation – It’s (not) all about the money

CSV automation – It’s (not) all about the money
March 11, 2020

Automating manual processes is a significant motive for innovation of technology, especially for IT organizations. However, for regulated companies, using innovative tools may include risks and concerns, leading to slow adoption of new solutions and tools. In recent years, more companies are embracing a risk-based approach and have implemented modern solutions to digitize and automate their processes.

Computer software validation (CSV) remains one of the processes still performed manually in many organizations in a long, paper-based process that takes long weeks, is error prone and expensive. Validify is providing an automated solution for validating the Salesforce cloud platform and applications installed on top of it, reducing risks and providing on-going credibility. Additionally, by using Validify’s innovative solution, companies can begin the journey of implementing the upcoming Computer Software Assurance (CSA) guidance expected to be released by the FDA during 2020.

The table below summarizes the differences between the average time it takes to perform validation activities based on the existing manual approach in comparison to using Validify.

Based on this analysis, companies may save significant amount of time with Validify, turning a 38-52 days process into a 3 days effort. Moreover, with 1 consulting day ranging anywhere from $800 to $1000, full validation will cost $30,400 - $52,000 for a medium-large complexity Salesforce implementation. As validation is not a one-time event for cloud-based solutions, but should rather be a recurring or ongoing effort, these costs may double.

With Validify, validation is an on-going process, assuring your implementation is working as expected and providing real time status. Validify’s yearly subscription with the estimated work from the table above will cost $15,000 - $26,000 for medium complexity Salesforce implementation, saving significant amount of money while increasing credibility.

By reducing human dependency and automating the process, Validify produces consistent and accurate documents for every execution by a click of a button, eliminating the need for re-runs.

Additionally, Validify is supporting a continuous validation approach, providing the assurance that the platform is working based on its intended use throughout the year, while automatically identifying changes made to the system’s setup, saving even more time and money.

About Validify

Validify Inc. is a Salesforce partner, the vendor of Validify, a Salesforce application that automates the risk analysis and computer system validation (assurance) processes for regulated companies, managing their product related processes on the Salesforce platform. Validify is an automated solution providing risk analysis of any Salesforce org and generating all necessary verification and validation documents based on risk and other predefined, configurable parameters. Validify also provides a real-time status of your org’s compliance and identifies changes in your org automatically.

About the author

Ido Raz is a Co-Founder and CEO of Validify, a cloud technology and Salesforce enthusiast, former CTO of a Salesforce application company and PMP certified. With years of experience in Salesforce, design & delivery of compliance solutions for regulated industries.

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