Paper-based record keeping and spreadsheets have long been used to manage required training for scientists and technicians working in the life sciences along with those working in biotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences, medical devices manufacturing, and clinical trials. Included in this collection of spreadsheets are not only the records of each individual employee’s past completed training but also the upcoming training schedules to be released for employees to complete. Typically, it is the responsibility of lab supervisors and department managers to ensure that each employee is cleared to continue working on research or design projects under federal and state regulations.
As companies and labs operating in biotechnology and healthcare expand into new cities and perhaps even different countries, one can imagine how tedious it can be to keep up with required compliance training for every employee. As a result, this “system” of seemingly endless Excel spreadsheets and Word documents acting as a source of record for the company quickly proves to be inefficient in the long run due to the time-consuming process of auditing each employee’s record and the cumbersome process of matching instructors to available courses.
Everything was so manual before Training Orchestra. Our teams were working 80 hours per week, just to support our training and minimal growth. Now, everyone is at 40 hours per week, and we have doubled the amount of training that we do! I can’t even express the amount of gratitude I have for the automation generated by Training Orchestra for our instructor-led and virtual instructor-led training programs.
Director of Global Events & Operations, ACI Learning