NEWS - MasterControl Releases EDM Jump Start Reference Model


SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA - October 25, 2011 - MasterControl Inc., a global provider of quality and document management solutions, today announced the release of the new MasterControl Reference Model – EDM Jump Start. EDM Jump Start provides an industry best practice configuration to facilitate the management of documents being used in submissions as well as correspondence received from regulatory agencies.

"To help pharmaceutical companies reduce resource waste, MasterControl experts have worked with members of the DIA EDM SIAC to create the EDM Reference Model," said Patricia Santos-Serrao, RAC, Senior Product Manager at MasterControl. "It is a best practices reference that will allow companies to create a common structure and consistency across the industry by providing consistent naming, metadata, and documentation collection."

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Product Data Sheet: MasterControl Reference Model™ - EDM Jumpstart



MasterControl's Reference Models are configuration accelerators comprised of document types, metadata, workflows, lifecycle states, and taxonomies based on DIA Reference Models to promote a more standard document management configuration. The EDM Jump Start is flexible and it provides enterprise-level functionality. MasterControl also provides fully functional submission archiving, allowing users to access their final submissions and utilize navigation tools such as:

  • XML backbone
  • External hyperlinks
  • Bookmarks (i.e., eCTD)
  • An Organizer Gateway that allows users to export PDF documents used in Submissions (CTD) Publishing tools while maintaining revision controlled source documents within the MasterControl system

The EDM Reference Model Jump Start is a configuration that has been developed by MasterControl with the guidance of industry experts and advice from members of the DIA SIAC. This configuration of document types and metadata in the EDM Reference Model was designed to promote a common configuration.

Other beneficial features of MasterControl’s EDM Jump Start offering include:

  • The ability to add custom metadata
  • Decreased implementation time
  • Specialized, rapid configuration
  • Standalone configuration or easily added to systems already in place
  • Available consulting services and submissions consulting
  • Easy to use, macro-free Word templates for CTD submission documents
  • Manual configuration availability

About MasterControl
MasterControl Inc. produces software solutions that enable companies doing business in regulatory environments 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. MasterControl software is known for being easy to implement, easy to validate and easy to use. MasterControl 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.mastercontrol.com, or call: 800-825-9117 (U.S.); +44 (0) 1256 325 949 (Europe); or 03-6801-6147 (Japan).