“A Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) survey found that a typical pharmaceutical company must, on average, manage a whopping 1250 SOPs with the average maintenance burden at 15,000 hours.” Tim Brennan, Technical Writing 101 for Biotech and Pharma Companies. That means that a team of 7 people, working full time, would be merely updating existing SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures). This addresses new or changing laws, regulations, or compliance standards not to mention process or technology improvements and mistake proofing.