News - MasterControl Partners with PleaseTech to Advance Complementary Solutions

MasterControl Partners with PleaseTech to Advance Complimentary Solutions

SALT LAKE CITY– December 3, 2007– MasterControl Inc. today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with PleaseTech Ltd., a software company specializing in collaborative document and content review. PleaseTech’s “PleaseReview” collaboration tool will enhance the functionality of MasterControl’s document control and GxP management solutions.

PleaseReview is the first truly collaborative document review solution based on Microsoft Word. Because document review is frequently the bottleneck to document production, the PleaseReview solution has been designed to significantly reduce the number of required review cycles to make the review environment more efficient, transparent, and collaborative. Although primarily designed for MS Word documents, PleaseReview also handles other files types such as PDF, PowerPoint and images.

“The partnership between MasterControl and PleaseTech is a perfect fit as we share a common goal: insuring that the collaboration process is secure and efficient from start to finish,” said Michael Bothe, MasterControl vice president of business development. “PleaseReview provides impressive collaboration solutions that expand MasterControl’s capabilities and make the MasterControl document management system even more comprehensive.”

Key features of the PleaseTech collaboration tool include:

  • Reviewers all comment on the same document (asynchronously or in real time).
  • All reviewers are able to view each others’ comments and changes and have the capability to reply to remarks and edits.
  • Authors can decide which comments and changes to accept.
  • Supports MS Word, MS PowerPoint, PDFs and image files.
  • Provides a comprehensive audit trail of the review process.
  • Familiar, easy-to-use “point and click” browser environment.
  • Documents may be reviewed through or outside a firewall.
  • Compliant with FDA 21 CFR Part 11 requirements.
  • Other features such as e-mail invitations and reminders, deadlines, offline review, control and reporting.

The PleaseReview collaboration tool will be an enhancement to MasterControl’s robust software solution. The MasterControl suite has been specifically designed to automate and effectively manage document control, change control, audits, corrective/preventive action (CAPA), regulatory training, nonconformance disposition, customer complaints, and other GxP processes. MasterControl’s software solution is configurable, user-friendly, and provides continuous compliance with regulatory requirements such as ISO standards, FDA regulations, and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

About PleaseTech Ltd.
PleaseTech, formerly Kcentrix Software, is based in Chepstow, UK, and was founded in 2002 by software industry business practitioner David Cornwell. Cornwell is best known for founding and developing CDC Solutions into the market leader in high performance document publishing solutions for life sciences industries.

About MasterControl Inc.
MasterControl Inc. is a global provider of document management software solutions and GxP process for life science companies. The MasterControl solution is easy to use, easy to deploy, easy to validate, and easy to maintain. MasterControl incorporates industry best practices for automating and connecting every stage of the product development cycle, while facilitating regulatory compliance. By combining an integrated platform with a continuum of risk-based software validation products and services, MasterControl drives down the total cost of ownership and enables customers to extend their investment across the enterprise. Hundreds of companies worldwide use MasterControl for easier compliance, faster validation, and better process management. For more information, visit , or call 800-825-9117.