Taxonomy Organizers Solution Offered by MasterControl

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, USA – November 11, 2008 – MasterControl Inc., a leading provider of GxP process management software solutions, today announced the release of the new MasterControl Taxonomy Organizers™ solution. With the release of the new application, MasterControl allows each group within an enterprise to have its own unique taxonomy with the capability to have a single document exist in one or more taxonomies.

“With MasterControl Taxonomy Organizers, critical documents—SOPs, drawings, contracts, clinical documents, or any type of submission documentation—can be automatically categorized and updated by the MasterControl system.” said Lane Hirning, MasterControl Senior Product Manager, Pharmaceutical Industry Expert. “MasterControl allows you to take your organizers to the next level, or as many levels as you need.”

MasterControl Taxonomy Organizers features a user-friendly interface similar to Microsoft Windows® with a folder structure defined by MasterControl “InfoCards” and custom metadata. MasterControl’s multiple folder structures allow individual users to view information in the way that makes the most sense to them. Companies can set up several different kinds of taxonomies based on the various groups and departments that need to view different information in specific ways. Within MasterControl, the system administrators are quickly able to build a folder structure based on InfoCard metadata that works best for their user groups.

The MasterControl system insures that critical documents are securely stored in a central repository. MasterControl automatically updates documents in the Taxonomy Organizer as soon as they are saved, based on metadata from InfoCards and custom fields. The system’s checks and balances allow users to know exactly what types of information are stored in the system’s organizers.

MasterControl Taxonomy Organizers also provides users with a familiar, “browseable” structure that is analogous to Microsoft Windows® — but better. Since the organizers contain only links to the documents, not the documents themselves, multiple taxonomy organizers can be maintained for different groups while still maintaining document security and having only a single copy of the document in the system. Eliminating duplicate copies of the documents ensures that everyone sees the correct information – every time.

MasterControl helps companies eliminate mistakes by offering dictionary-based custom metadata. Values can be easily added for a new product, project, or site as needed. System administrators can even delegate users to help maintain the metadata dictionaries if they choose.

With MasterControl Taxonomy Organizers, access control rights are not infringed by the taxonomy. Vault rights determine which users are authorized to view a document. The system uses the metadata to determine those InfoCard types displayed to the user. When the Taxonomy is created, the administrator is shown which document types will be included (based on the metadata), thus assuring that each group of users will only be shown the appropriate document types for that group.

A Web-based solution, MasterControl Taxonomy Organizers insures that departments are interconnected with data and processes, all within a secure and centralized system. This connectivity helps promote quality throughout the enterprise by allowing management to continuously monitor and proactively improve quality processes.

The release of MasterControl Taxonomy Organizers is just one more component of MasterControl’s overarching goal to help companies meet regulatory standards, while simultaneously increasing efficiency and keeping costs down.

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.