NEWS - Microsoft Word Integration Solution Unveiled by MasterControl Inc

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA – November 4, 2008 – MasterControl Inc. today announced the availability of its new MasterControl Microsoft Word Integration™ solution. A leading provider of GxP process management software solutions, MasterControl has developed the new software tool to allow users to search, access, review, and collaborate on critical documents within the familiar and universal Microsoft Word environment.

MasterControl’s Microsoft Word Integration allows users to stay in the environment where they are most comfortable and where they are continually working,” said Lane Hirning, MasterControl Product Manager, Pharmaceutical Industry Expert. “This will be a real time saver for document authors like medical writers, clinical personnel, and regulatory managers. The seamless integration between MasterControl and Microsoft Word merges two powerful applications into one by streamlining document authoring and helping users to avoid extra steps while still ensuring the proper control over critical documents.”

The Microsoft Word Integration product lets users work within Microsoft Word not only to create documents but to manage and collaborate on documents stored in MasterControl as well. The solution provides a MasterControl Documents™ add-on toolbar that can be uploaded to Microsoft Word 2007. Users can begin document revisions, collaborate on documents, and submit redlined files directly from the toolbar. The toolbar also makes it possible for users to create new MasterControl “InfoCards” in Word. Also, collaboration tasks lists are readily accessible from the MasterControl system.

MasterControl’s one-button “Document Compare” feature allows authors to see what has changed between two document revisions. The Document Compare feature helps companies save incalculable amounts of review time when “rogue documents” suddenly appear in e-mails or show up on a file share. 

Other features and benefits of the Microsoft Word Integration solution include:

  • Streamlined document search
  • “Document Compare” capability
  • Ability to edit files directly from the add-on toolbar
  • Easy file retrieval and replacement
  • Straightforward document revision and collaboration
  • Capability to copy files from MasterControl and use them to create new templates

With the new integration product, users can search the MasterControl system’s archives, create new InfoCards, attach a document as an InfoCard’s main file, place main files in a collaboration, or simply save InfoCards for future use—all within the ubiquitous Word environment.

About MasterControl Inc.
MasterControl has been at the forefront of providing document management and GxP process solutions to life sciences companies since 1993. Hundreds of companies around the world rely on MasterControl to automate and effectively manage document control, change control, audits, BOMs, corrective/preventive actions (CAPA), training, nonconformance disposition, customer complaints, and other GxP processes. The MasterControl solution is easy to use, deploy, validate, and maintain. MasterControl incorporates industry best practices for automating and connecting every stage of the product development cycle, while facilitating regulatory compliance with requirements such as ISO standards, FDA regulatory requirements, and similar regulations. 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. For more information, visit the MasterControl website or call 800-825-9117.