Note in particular the following periods: 

June 2023  


Start of data transfer – Centrally Authorised Products (CAPs) and Nationally Authorised Products (NAPs) for use in eAFs – the first NAPs products will appear in the eAF. This will allow users to start preparing web-based eAFs for NAPs as these products become gradually available on the PLM Portal; 
August 2023  Expected completion of data transfer – all CAPs and NAPs available in eAF; 
November 2023  User Acceptance Testing (UAT) on the version of the web-based eAF intended to replace the PDF and trigger the transition; 
Q1 2024  Confirmation of transition period start date, approximately 2 months in advance. This is subject to a successful outcome of the UAT; 
Q2 2024  Start of 6-months transition to mandatory use of web-based eAF for Human Variations. This is subject to a successful outcome of the UAT.  Note that the transition period may start earlier, if feasible, respecting the 2- month advance notice period. 

A second version of this updated timeline (2nd page of the document) also shows in detail the impacts for eAF users in the different periods, as supplementary information. 

Please note:  

  • Functionalities required for mandatory use are being released incrementally: all required functionalities will be available on the PLM Portal before the start of the UAT. 
  • The use of the web-based eAF will follow the current process for updating data. Use of structured data will be implemented at a later point. 
  • The capability to view migrated PMS product data in the Product User Interface on the PLM Portal is under development in parallel – delivery timelines will be announced at a later date. 
  • Details on how the UAT will be organised will be shared in due course.