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News - QAAD 7.0 RELEASE


QAAD™ 7.0 Adds New CAPA Management Solution and Enhanced Reporting Dashboard

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA and READING, UK – May 12, 2008 – MasterControl Inc., a global provider of GxP process management software solutions, today announced the availability of MasterControl QAAD™ Version 7.0, which immensely enhances the company’s offerings for quality process, audit, and issues management.

“QAAD has long been recognized as an audit management solution with a high level of flexibility and configuration possibilities to meet the various client needs,” said MasterControl CEO Jonathan Beckstrand. “Version 7.0 continues to build upon the dominant position of QAAD in regulated industries.”  

Following the acquisition of AMG IT Systems Ltd. last year, the release of MasterControl QAAD™ Version 7.0 further demonstrates MasterControl’s commitment to supporting, enhancing, and improving the MasterControl QAAD™ product to meet the ever growing needs of companies doing business in regulatory environments. 

New features and added benefits of MasterControl QAAD™ Version 7.0 include:

  • A flexible, workflow-driven, standalone corrective and preventative action functionality.
  • Dashboard reporting further extends the enhanced flexible reporting feature introduced in Version 6.3 to include the possibility of an updating display of scheduled trend charts all from within the application.

  • New audit wizard functionality has been added to give users the option to create and use an Infopath wizard or a Word-based wizard.  The Infopath option provides a new interface with the latest technology, but the system configuration allows Word technology to be used if preferred.
  • Other MasterControl QAAD™ Version 7.0 enhancements include links into the MasterControl software suite, the removal of character limits in rich text fields, and a flexible process capability for observation response authorizations including the use of multiple authorizers and possibility for re-authorization to be performed.

These, along with other GxP specific enhancements, introduce new functionality that will benefit the current offerings as well as expand MasterControl QAAD™ into other GxP regulated areas.

With the release of Version 7.0 of MasterControl QAAD™, MasterControl’s goals are three-fold:

  • To introduce new functionality in order to expand current offerings to facilitate action, audit, and activity management
  • To better address the many needs of our diverse client base.
  • To allow current users to broaden the applicability of their MasterControl QAAD™ system by adding new enhancements and robust capabilities.

MasterControl Inc.’s QAAD™ and MasterControl™ offerings provide integrated compliance software solutions that allow life science companies to meet and exceed the strict requirements of regulatory agencies globally, but hundreds of companies also use the software for compliance with ISO standards and similar regulations. MasterControl facilitates compliance management by automating and managing document and change control, training management, audits, corrective/preventive action (CAPA), customer complaints, nonconformance disposition, deviation handling, electronic batch record (EBR) management, and other GxP processes critical to regulatory compliance.

About MasterControl Inc.
MasterControl Inc. is a global provider of GxP process, quality audit, and document management software solutions for life science companies. MasterControl™ products are easy to use, easy to deploy, easy to validate, and easy to maintain. They incorporate 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, including 50 percent of the top 20 pharmaceutical enterprises, currently use MasterControl solutions for easier compliance, faster validation, and better process management. For more information about MasterControl visit www.mastercontrol.com or call 800-825-9117 (U.S.) or  +44 1256 325 949 (Europe).