Is SharePoint validated?

It’s amazing how many times we get asked that question!  “Is SharePoint validated?”

Despite the number of validated applications written by ISV’s that are running on SharePoint,

…despite the overwhelming adoption by life science companies who are using SharePoint for everything from team collaboration (the obvious) to dashboards in their manufacturing environment to managing their clinical trials to managing their compound and project portfolios,

…and despite the publication over a year ago of our whitepaper with Guidance on Configuring SharePoint for Part 11 Compliance,

despite all that, we still get asked that question.

Well, the answer is an overwhelming “yes, SharePoint is validated”! 

And while the case studies themselves are just now coming out (Clinical Trials Support, Manufacturing Support), there are even more customers who have been through a validation effort with SharePoint and are willing to talk about it.

So, the next time you wonder if SharePoint is validated, or someone asks the question, the answer is a resounding “yes!”

Comments (2)

  1. Samuel Yates says:

    I really don't understand how there could be any answer to the question "Is SharePoint validated" other than "It depends".  Could you validate a system that you build based on SharePoint?  Sure, if you document its requirements and intended use in a compliant way, show evidence that it meets those requirements, demonstrate that it was installed and configured correctly, and have appropriate controls in place to make sure that it stays in a compliant state.

    Does this mean the SharePoint farm that you installed by running the install wizard and click next a bunch of times is validated?  Not by a long shot.

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