The main purpose of commissioning is to set the analyzer correctly to the environment to make sure it will fully function. This includes but is not limited to SDM implementations. This ensures that the product functions according to its intended purpose and that it is operable in terms of performance, reliability, security, and information traceability. In addition, equipment calibration and technical support around the analyzer are safe and fully functional.

Commissioning has many advantages, including: establishing maintenance and operation policies to be correctly followed by the end customer and testing the product(s) to verify specification requirements are met.