Quick decision for the right solution
In mid-2017, the IT managers at Werum IT Solutions researched new, legally compliant long-term archiving. The future system should definitely be software-based and should not consist of software and hardware. The reason: With pure software, you are much more independent in the long term than with hardware. While hardware is subject to a very fast life cycle and after a relatively short time is hardly compatible with more modern systems, software remains ready for use in the long term.
This requirement was particularly important because Werum IT Solutions is bound by the regulatory requirements of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration): Data for the pharmaceutical industry must be kept for between ten and 15 years, data for biotechnology even up to 30 years – mind you after the end the production.
After a short time, possible solution providers were identified, including GRAU DATA, which the IT specialists were familiar with from previous projects. After a detailed analysis of all options of the providers, the decision was made in favor of GRAU DATA. On the one hand, the reliable and proven technology, but also the support from GRAU DATA was decisive. On the other hand, the hardware independence of the software solution is exactly what Werum IT Solutions was looking for.