These are the product updates in the Long Term Support Release 8 of the Tulip platform.
LTS 8 is available now.
To read more about Tulip’s GxP capabilities, visit the support article here
These updates will be available for accounts that have elected to upgrade every 3-6 months with Long Term Releases, rather than the regular biweekly release. This is more common for Tulip customers in the life sciences, aerospace, defense, and other regulated industries. If an organization does not utilize LTS with Tulip, then these features have already been rolled out over the past few months.
Tulip is excited to release LTS 8, our long-term support software update for customers in regulated industries and life sciences. LTS 8 includes new features that our GxP customers can use to streamline compliance and scale more effectively across an organization quickly and securely.
- Compliance Made Easy
Streamline compliance with GxP-compliant e-signatures, custom footers for device history records (DHRs), audit trails for tables, and export machine attribute data as a CSV file.
- Accelerate Value and Scale Across Global Operations
Accelerate digital transformation across your organization by creating and standardizing custom widgets, enabling employees to work in their preferred languages and more.
The burden of compliance is increasing as regulatory organizations raise standards for companies to document what occurs during their operations, when it happened, and who performed the action.
The features developed in LTS 8 intend to close gaps in their audit processes and reduce the burden of compliance for our customers in highly regulated environments. By improving documentation capabilities and automating data capture for audit trails, our customers will be able to streamline compliance, increase productivity, and ship products faster.
In LTS 8, we have updates to documentation capabilities that provide contextual information and features that automate audit trails.
With an update to the e-signature capabilities in Tulip, customers can now use a widget to quickly and securely collect GxP-compliant e-signatures in all use cases. The signature widget gives app builders the flexibility to request signatures multiple times at any step of multistep workflows, governs precisely who has the ability to sign and allows end users to easily add comments for increased traceability. Users can also print signatures from the Record History widget to improve documentation. These e-signatures are GxP-compliant and were specifically developed with FDA’s CFR 21 Part 11 and Europe’s GMP Annex 11 in mind.
In addition to e-signatures, customers will be able to add custom footers on device history records (DHRs) to provide contextual information for audits
To automate audit trails and reduce the burden of completing tedious tasks, customers can easily find an audit trail for tables and connectors and export machine attributes and actions to a CSV file.
Updates in LTS 8 will make it even faster and easier for our customers to improve operations across their organization.
Tulip apps now support multiple language translations within an individual app, making it easier to deploy apps across facilities, and supporting operators in their native language. This update will enable engineers to add translations within an app in 8 supported languages.
Another new capability released in LTS 8 is plugins, including Custom Widgets. Plugins are powerful, customizable components that extend an application’s functionality and enable teams to solve challenges in their day-to-day processes. Tulip has out-of-the-box widgets in our library that help organizations get started quickly, but organizations are also able to quickly edit and create their own custom widgets in Tulip’s low-code environment.
To further enable scalability, access to Tulip Library apps from within the Tulip App Editor allows them to get started sooner.
With information on where connectors are used, app developers can quickly identify which connectors are driving which applications.
Additionally, customers will be able to reuse Node-RED nodes across multiple devices and migrate workspaces easily with updates in LTS 8.
Tulip customers interested in the full release notes should inquire with their customer success manager.