What is a Certificate of Analysis?
A Certificate of Analysis, also known as a CoA document, typically contains test results performed as part of a manufacturer's quality control process. The documents attest or affirm that the finished product or raw material meets the QC requirements established and maintained within the ERP system. Deacom ERP software simplifies and automates the generation of these documents for process manufacturers who require them as part of their business operations.
Certificate of Analysis Features at a Glance
Hyper-Tight Process™ Control Enforced
For those customers who have tighter quality specifications than the standard, Deacom will only allow warehouse employees to pick lots that meet these quality specifications. The CoA document will contain the actual results and compare them to the customer specific results established at the customer part cross reference level.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Certificate of Analysis (CoA), and why is it important?
A Certificate of Analysis (COA) is a document that batch and process manufacturers, especially those in the food industry, produce to verify that their product conforms to their customer's specific requirements. It serves as evidence that the product meets the desired parameters, quality standards, and regulatory guidelines and provides important information about the identity, quality, and purity of the material, including test results, performance characteristics, and any other relevant data.
What information is typically included in a CoA document?
A Certificate of Analysis document typically contains several key pieces of information and includes details about the manufacturer, the specific materials being verified by the CoA including information like lot numbers, product codes, and descriptions, any relevant transportation data, and evidence of conformance, including the material characteristics, test results, or customer-specific requirements.
Can the ERP software help with regulatory compliance requirements related to CoA generation?
Yes, Deacom ERP software can be instrumental in helping manufacturers meet regulatory compliance requirements related to Certificate of Analysis (COA) generation. With its integrated functionality and automation capabilities, the ERP system streamlines and simplifies the COA generation process by efficiently capturing and managing relevant data, such as test results, specifications, and compliance criteria. It also facilitates traceability by linking the COA information to batch or lot numbers, allowing for easy retrieval and reference.
Is it possible to track and access historical CoA records for auditing and compliance purposes?
Yes, it is possible to track and access historical certificates of analysis records for auditing and compliance purposes when using Deacom ERP. The software offers robust data management capabilities, including the ability to store and retrieve CoA records and it maintains a historical record of each CoA generated, ensuring that past records can be retrieved for auditing, compliance, or reference purposes.