Synchronization, not an Export
The major difference between EDL and QC-CALC's automatic export is the history. An automatic export in QC-CALC will automatically send the data to your SQL database, but it will not pick up historical changes to your data. EDL synchronizes all changes to the QCC files you choose including True Position relationships, notes, and any other features supported in QC-CALC. This way, you know QC-CALC and SQL match completely.
EDL is currently compatible with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and higher.
Runs as a Windows Service
The new EDL 3.3 has been split into two applications; an EDL Client and an EDL Load Service. Since the EDL Load Service runs as a Windows Service, you have the ability to run it from within your IT facility (if desired) in an enterprise environment.
EDL has been designed to run unattended. Therefore, there are no popup messages if an exception is encountered. Instead, it will email the administrator with the exception that occurred so it can be rectified.
CFR 21 Part 11
EDL automatically picks up all 21 CFR Part 11 audit trail changes in your QCC files if this option has been enabled. In addition to the changes to the data, it automatically pulls the user and reason codes behind the changes. This functionality is automatically enabled if QC-CALC is in Part 11 audit mode.
Central Assignable Cause and Corrective Action files
Map EDL to the same assignable cause and corrective action files as QC-CALC and the causes and actions used will automatically be moved to the SQL database as they are used.
Multiple Plant Capability
Each copy of EDL has the ability to tag the records it sends to the database with a unique description. This is typically used for large multi-plant databases. For instance, maybe you make the same parts at your New York and Shanghai facilities and you want to compare them against each other in the Enterprise Report Scheduler. The copy of EDL running at your New York facility can tag the data in your database as coming from New York while the Shanghai data is also appropriately tagged. In ERS, the unique descriptions are automatically shown allowing you to compare your plants.