NEWS - MasterControl Version 9.1 Includes Innovative Enterprise Remote File Server


SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, USA - February 23, 2011 - MasterControl Inc., a global quality and document management software solutions provider, today announced the release of MasterControl Version 9.1™. Version 9.1 presents a wide array of customer requested enhancements and new useful features and also introduces the revolutionary MasterControl Enterprise Remote File Server™.

"The release of Version 9.1 establishes MasterControl as an industry leading innovator in the development of dynamic quality management software solutions," said MasterControl CEO Jonathan Beckstrand. "The new Enterprise Remote File Server provides faster access to files and improved performance for remote users. Version 9.1 enhancements to existing MasterControl products also can help companies get products to market faster, reduce overall costs, and increase internal efficiency."

The MasterControl Enterprise Remote File Server is a special server located at a remote site that contains a replica of document contents in the MasterControl system. It provides remote site users with better performance when viewing, redlining, copying, or uploading documents from the MasterControl system since they are working with files from a local file server. The location of the file is completely transparent to the users.

This performance enhancement is especially helpful for:

  • Organizations with multiple sites
  • Companies with problematic network performance
  • Companies that utilize medium and large sized files

The Remote File Server offering is being released concurrently with the MasterControl version 9.1 upgrade as a separately purchasable item. Enabling the Enterprise Remote File Server feature provides MasterControl customers with a useful tool at a minimal cost. Customers who have a current Maintenance Support Agreement (MSA) are eligible and encouraged to upgrade to version 9.1. After a customer has upgraded to v9.1, the Remote File Server can be easily implemented. All that is required is an internal resource with expertise in DFS Replication. Involvement of the IT department is only required to set up the replication scheme.

The positive outcomes of Enterprise Remote File Server implementation include:
  • Higher performance for remote users when viewing or copying documents in the system
  • Decreased overhead
  • Increased user acceptance
  • Reduced IT burden
  • Elimination of problems related to IT and other systems
  • Fewer requests for increased bandwidth to resolve performance issues

The MasterControl platform, used by hundreds of organization worldwide, makes it possible for companies to manage all aspects of compliance in their businesses, whether that is document management/control, training management, process automation, supplier quality management, or risk management. MasterControl’s integrated compliance software solution suite allows companies to meet and exceed FDA requirements, ISO standards, and similar regulatory requirements. MasterControl facilitates compliance management by automating and managing document control, change control, training management, audits, corrective/preventive action (CAPA), customer complaints, nonconformance disposition, deviation handling, electronic batch record (EBR) management, and other quality processes critical to regulatory compliance.

About MasterControl
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 solutions include quality management, document management, 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.