Control Points

M4 allows you to easily keep track of your metrology – everything that needs to be measured – in a way that is lightweight, yet flexible and powerful.


Omni-Assistant M4 gives you the following benefits:

Complete Traceability, Data Accessible in Seconds

You don’t need to search through reams of papers to know what the temperature of the fridge was, at 10:00 AM on January 27th, or the pressure in a sterile room on July 9th, 3 years ago. A few clicks are all you need.

Document Unexpected Results

Should you encounter an out-of-expected-range result, M4 gives you the possibility to explain and document the cause of the anomaly and, if applicable, the actions that were taken to redress the situation.

Free Interface With Any Monitoring Sensors

With the Omni-Assistant you can connect with any monitoring system. The only pre-requisite is for your monitoring system to be able to generate a data file extract on a scheduled basis.

Automatic Value Interpretation and Multi-Connect Alerts

Based on the information received from your monitoring device, the Omni-Assistant interprets the value and determines if it is within the expected range or not. If the answer is yes, it records the value and keeps it for further review process. If the value is out of the expected range, the Omni-Assistant will trigger the desired automated reactions; open a follow-up task, send an email, send a text message to your smart phone, or even open a noncompliance event.

Features included
Two Broad Types of Control Points

There are two broad types of control points: measures and questions. The measures are just that; numerical values on a scale. Questions are 1 or 0; yes or no. This is for control points that cannot be measured: “Is the floor clean?” Yes or no.

Available Measures

The following measures are available, many of them having multiple measure units:

  • Bacterial Count
  • Concentration
  • Conductivity
  • Gas
  • Humidity
  • Luminosity
  • Osmolality
  • Pressure
  • Resistivity
  • Temperature
  • Weight
Available questions

The following questions are available: :

  • Compliant/Non-compliant
  • Non-critical/Critical
  • Normal/Abnormal
  • Regular / Irregular
  • Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory
  • Yes / No
Simple Grouping

Control points are grouped by address, by location and by piece of equipment. So if you have to take the temperature and humidity of a refrigerator, and then take the temperature of the room the refrigerator is in, all the control points are going to be grouped together for convenience.

Built-in Verification Process

For each control point, you can define a verification schedule; in effect, deciding when a control point should be double-checked.

Flexible Alerts

When a control point has an out-of-range value or a negative answer, an alert is sent. The alert can be an internal message, a ticket, an email or a text message.

Easy to Read Trend Charts

At a glance, you can see whether that out-of-range spike was just a fluke or if it is the highest point of a borderline trend of almost-out-of-range values.

Linking with Tasks & Documents

By linking with documents (policies, procedures, user manuals, etc.) and tasks (calibrations, preventive maintenance, cleaning, etc.), it becomes easy to have the complete picture of what’s done, when, and by whom.

Dynamic Links to Accreditation Standards

You can link your accreditation requirements to your control points as well.


It is easy to obtain statistics with the search function’s Excel export ability as well as the reports center that allows you to quickly see what’s going on with your control points.