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Let’s take a look at the language of the InstantGMP software. You see them on our website, in our training materials and in the software itself – the manufacturing world uses a lot of abbreviations! We’ve defined a few of them for you here:


21 CFR Part 11 FDA regulations covering security electronic signatures and audit trails
ADM Administrator
API Application Programming Interface
AR Administrator Rights
BOM Bill of Materials
BPR Batch Production Record
cGMP Current Good Manufacturing Practices
CoA Certificate of Analysis
CRN Center for Responsible Nutrition
DBADM Database Administrator
DSHEA Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994
EBR Electronic Batch Record
FDA Food and Drug Administration
FG Finished Good
GAMP Good Automated Manufacturing Practices
GLP Good Laboratory Practices
GMP Good Manufacturing Practices
ID Identification
ISO International Organization for Standardization
IT Information Technology
MBR Master Batch Record
MES Manufacturing Execution Software
MFG Manufacturing
MMF Master Manufacturing Formula
MPR Master Production Record
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets
PM Project Manager
Req Requisition, Purchase Order
QM Quality Manager
QA Quality Assurance
QSR Quality System Regulation
SOP Standard Operating Procedures
WIP Work in Progress
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