Medical Device Documentation

Friday, September 25, 2020

We are new to SpiraPlan and just getting set up - I just wondered if anyone out there in the medical device industry would be willing to share your approach to using SpiraPlan and managing your medical device files (e.g. DHF, DMR, etc).

Are you managing in SpiraPlan, or outside in another document management system? Just curious as we are working on setting ourselves up with the application.

Thanks in advance!


3 Replies
Saturday, September 26, 2020
re: nadiamarchant Friday, September 25, 2020

Hi Nadia

I would take a look through our online 21 CFR Part 11 WhitePaper on our website. In addition, we have a blog about configuring SpiraPlan for medical device use -

Lastly we have a webinar on the subject as well:

In terms of document management. In additional to managing the requirements and test cases themselves using electronic signatures (as described in our blog and whitepapers), you can generate reports in SpiraPlan (e.g. Requirements Detailed Report) and upload them into the Documents section of the application as well (we will streamlining this process in a future version).

From there you can use the Document Management workflow, check-in/check-out and electronic signature option to control those documents as well.

I hope that helps.



Monday, September 28, 2020
re: inflectra.david Saturday, September 26, 2020

Thank for the information, David - much appreciated.

I'm asking a slightly different question than part 11 and validation, though...just curious whether other folks are using an external Doc Management System with SpiraPlan.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021
re: nadiamarchant Monday, September 28, 2020

Hi Nadia, you may have had this question answered. We use Spirateam with an external software based QMS document management system. This system currently tracks all non-software related requirements, test cases. However we are moving all of our design related artefacts - requirements, test cases and test results into spirateam this year as it has removed a huge amount of documentation overhead from our small team. Process documentation will remain external but any product and planning related elements will exist in Spirateam and be reported out as needed through custom reports created in Spirateam. We have also moved all company planning into an agile process that leverages spirateam tasks and releases. 

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