MasterControl and CDC Software Form Strategic Partnership
SALT LAKE CITY August 24, 2006 MasterControl Inc. today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with CDC Software to allow the integration of complementary products into a unique breed of software solution for companies in FDA and other regulated environments.
Under the partnership, CDC Software will offer the MasterControl™ quality management suite as part of its Ross enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The Ross ERP system helps process manufacturers worldwide manage manufacturing operations with its dynamic forecasting and scheduling, formula-based production and yield management, quality control, inventory management, complex product costing, streamlined regulatory compliance, and business analytics capabilities.
?Ross provides a robust, cost-effective infrastructure, while MasterControl adds the GxP-based control needed by regulated organizations. Together we will offer a one-stop enterprise solution to these companies,? said Jim Murrin, MasterControl's senior vice president of sales and business development.
Ross Systems provides cGxP compliant transaction processing and workflow systems for materials management, manufacturing, financials, and the extended life sciences supply chain. Its systems are used to streamline the transition from clinical trials to commercial manufacturing, and facilitate effective management of in-house and outsourced manufacturing.
?We reviewed the leading quality and document management systems in the market and found that MasterControl™ was implemented at an overwhelming number of our customer sites due to their feature-rich, comprehensive suite of quality applications, and their state-of-the-art technology, which aligned directly with our own. We felt that this synergy provided significant opportunities for our customers to streamline operations and improve their quality processes,? said Michael Webster, Ross Systems director, life sciences.
The MasterControl integrated quality management suite is a configurable and easy-to-use software solution that helps companies attain ?continuous compliance? with FDA regulations, ISO standards, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and other regulatory requirements. MasterControl automates and effectively manages document and change control, training, audits, corrective/preventive action (CAPA), customer complaints, nonconformance disposition, and other quality processes.
For FDA-regulated companies, MasterControl offers a ?continuous validation? approach designed to cut the time and cost involved in validating a system, reduce risks of project implementation, and make it easier to validate software upgrades. Its innovative validation products and services include MasterControl Transfer OQ and MasterControl Automated OQ.
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These industry-specific solutions are used by more than 5,000 customers worldwide within the manufacturing, financial services, health care, home building, real estate, and wholesale and retail distribution industries. The company completes its offerings with a full continuum of services that span the life cycle of technology and software applications, including implementation, project consulting, outsourced business services, application management, and offshore development. CDC Software is the enterprise software unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA) and is ranked number 18 on the Manufacturing Business Technology 2006 Global 100 List of Enterprise and Supply Chain Management Application vendors. For more information, please visit www.cdcsoftware.com.
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