MasterControl Announces Availability of SharePoint Integration Solution

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA – November 11, 2008 – MasterControl Inc., a global provider of GxP process management software solutions, today announced the availability of a new MasterControl SharePoint Integration™ offering. With the release of the new integration product, MasterControl offers a seamless, out-of-the-box integration with SharePoint that capitalizes on the benefits of SharePoint while adding truly robust compliance solutions.

“MasterControl complements Microsoft SharePoint to enable streamlined document collaboration and yet provide unparalleled document control,” said Lane Hirning, MasterControl Senior Product Manager, Pharmaceutical Industry Expert. “Rather than forcing users to move between two separate solutions, MasterControl connects them so document tasks can be performed within the same unified solution. The integration with MasterControl is perfect for companies that are nested in SharePoint but require additional functionality such as training or formal document control.”

Without leaving SharePoint, users are able to locate and view important documents in MasterControl. With a single click, users can export a document from SharePoint into MasterControl. Metadata about these documents which is stored on the MasterControl “InfoCards” can be edited and the documents in MasterControl even checked out directly from the SharePoint interface.  

When utilizing the MasterControl integration solution, users are guaranteed that they are working with the most current version of a document. The most up-to-date versions of documents are stored in MasterControl’s secure, centralized repository and are easily accessed with a simple mouse click. Documents collaborated on in SharePoint can be easily moved to MasterControl and automatically routed for final review and approval in MasterControl.

The integration product allows users to effortlessly store, revise, and approve document templates within the MasterControl system and use them from within SharePoint to create new documents with ease. When templates are updated in MasterControl, the system automatically updates relevant links to ensure that users are working with the most current version.

Additional benefits and features of the SharePoint Integration offering include:

  • Enhanced collaboration
  • Secure storage of final controlled copies of documents
  • Links to final approved documents can be seen in both systems
  • Documents created in SharePoint can be seamlessly copied into MasterControl and vice versa
  • Document templates stored in MasterControl’s secure repository can be copied into SharePoint for easy access
  • Web-based system
  • Assured compliance for companies doing business in regulatory environments

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.