NEWS - MASTERCONTROL VERSION 9.0 RELEASE - MasterControl Adds Exceptional New Enhancements with the Release of Version 9.0

September 14, 2010 - MasterControl Inc., a leading global provider of document, audit, and quality management software solutions, today announced the release of MasterControl Version 9.0™.

"The release of MasterControl Version 9.0 brings a new collection of powerful products and a wide assortment of enhancements to existing MasterControl offerings," said MasterControl CEO Jonathan Beckstrand. "The enhanced MasterControl solutions are designed to help companies reduce overall costs, increase efficiency, and get products to market faster, all while helping them meet compliance requirements."

The new solutions available with the release of MasterControl Version 9.0 include:

MasterControl Document Collections™
Document Collections allows users to handle a collection of documents in a similar fashion as they would a single document. For example, the Document Collection can be revised, collaborated upon, approved, and published as a single set of documents.

MasterControl Enterprise PDM™
MasterControl Enterprise PDM enables users of PDMWorks Enterprise to integrate seamlessly with MasterControl. They can reserve a part number, upload a drawing, and revise a drawing which will lock it within MasterControl, all without having to leave their PDM tool.

MasterControl Event Management™
MasterControl's Event Management offering enables companies to manage all their quality channel incidents through a centralized event engine. All related quality incidents are automatically rolled up to a single EventCard using configurable event "agents." This simplifies reporting and facilitates better trend analysis.

MasterControl Guest Connect™
Guest Connect allows guests (i.e., suppliers, partners, etc.) to participate in a document collaboration or receive a project task or scheduled report. External guests can be created with just an e-mail address - no rights need to be configured as they will only be able to access what is sent to them. For example, if a supplier needs to review a specification, users can simply click a button, enter the company and e-mail address, and then the supplier will receive an e-mail that allows access to the collaboration where guests are allowed to make updates to the specification.

MasterControl Risk™
Companies can utilize MasterControl Risk to better manage business risks by creating configurable risk matrices for severity and frequency rating and configuring custom metadata related to each risk type. Users can also perform mitigation actions for each risk and analyze risks across the company.

Existing MasterControl software solutions that have been enhanced as part of the Version 9.0 release include:

  • MasterControl Analytics™
  • MasterControl BOM™
  • MasterControl Classes™
  • MasterControl Copies™
  • MasterControl Documents™
  • MasterControl Enterprise
  • MasterControl Portal™
  • MasterControl Process™
  • MasterControl Projects™
  • MasterControl QAAD™
  • MasterControl Training™

MasterControl representatives can provide more details about specific upgrades and new products. Call 1-800-825-9117 or e-mail for more information.

About MasterControl Inc.

MasterControl Inc. produces software solutions that enable regulated companies to get their products to market faster, while reducing overall costs and increasing internal efficiency. MasterControl securely manages a company's critical information throughout the entire product lifecycle. Our software is known for being easy to implement, easy to validate and easy to use. MasterControl QMS and QEM solutions include quality management, document management/document control, product lifecycle management, audit management, training management, bill of materials, supplier management, submissions management, and more. Supported by a comprehensive array of services based on industry best practices, MasterControl provides our customers with a complete information management solution across the entire enterprise. For more information about MasterControl, visit www., or call: 800-825-9117 (U.S.); +44 1256 325 949 (Europe); or 03-6801-6147 (Japan).