Change tracking is a feature in authoring environments, allowing writers, editors, publication managers and other involved parties to see how content has changed over time and who made the changes. The degree to which detailed changes can be followed and traced are related to both the capabilities of the authoring environment and the degree to which the content is structured.
When tracking changes in a structured content environment, the level of detail to tracked changes is more granular and is structured itself. In a simple word-processing tool, editors would need to parse and keep track of comments in a non-hierarchical way. In contrast, in a Structured Content Authoring (SCA) tool – comments themselves are created and stored in a structured way – making it very easy to create, edit, search, and manage comments and, ultimately, not lose any comment or revision that was made. An SCA tool is ideal for organizations that handle high volumes of information that must be audit-ready.
- Create and maintain audit ready documents from the start
- Respond easily and quickly to audit questions
- Keep a high traceability level for all medical device documentation content
- Maintain an accurate history of changes even after products are retired and the documentation is archived