Salt Lake City, August 24, 2006 — MasterControl Inc. today announced that it has formed a strategic partnership with CDC Software to allow the integration of complementary products into a unique breed of software solution for companies in FDA and other regulated environments.
Under the partnership, CDC Software will offer the MasterControl™ quality management suite as part of its Ross enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. The Ross ERP system helps process manufacturers worldwide manage manufacturing operations with its dynamic forecasting and scheduling, formula-based production and yield management, quality control, inventory management, complex product costing, streamlined regulatory compliance, and business analytics capabilities.
"Ross provides a robust, cost-effective infrastructure, while MasterControl adds the GxP-based control needed by regulated organizations. Together we will offer a one-stop enterprise solution to these companies," said Jim Murrin, MasterControl's senior vice president of sales and business development.
Ross Systems provides cGxP compliant transaction processing and workflow systems for materials management, manufacturing, financials, and the extended life sciences supply chain. Its systems are used to streamline the transition from clinical trials to commercial manufacturing, and facilitate effective management of in-house and outsourced manufacturing.
"We reviewed the leading quality and document management systems in the market and found that MasterControl™ was implemented at an overwhelming number of our customer sites due to their feature-rich, comprehensive suite of quality applications, and their state-of-the-art technology, which aligned directly with our own. We felt that this synergy provided significant opportunities for our customers to streamline operations and improve their quality processes," said Michael Webster, Ross Systems director, life sciences.
The MasterControl integrated quality management suite is a configurable and easy-to-use software solution that helps companies attain "continuous compliance" with FDA regulations, ISO standards, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, and other regulatory requirements. MasterControl automates and effectively manages document and change control, training, audits, corrective/preventive action (CAPA), customer complaints, nonconformance disposition, and other quality processes.
For FDA-regulated companies, MasterControl offers a "continuous validation" approach designed to cut the time and cost involved in validating a system, reduce risks of project implementation, and make it easier to validate software upgrades. Its innovative validation products and services include MasterControl Transfer OQ and MasterControl Automated OQ.
About MasterControl Inc.
MasterControl Inc. has been at the forefront of providing quality management software solutions since 1993. Hundreds of companies worldwide use MasterControl to help ensure compliance with FDA regulations such as 21 CFR Parts 11, 210-211, 820, 606; ISO standards such as ISO 9000, ISO 13485, and ISO 14000; and Sarbanes-Oxley Act requirements. In addition to providing off-the-shelf products, MasterControl also offers comprehensive technical and customer support, including product training, implementation, and validation services. For more information, visit www.mastercontrol.com, or call 800-825-9117.
About Ross Systems
Ross Systems, Inc., a software unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), delivers innovative software solutions that help manufacturers worldwide fulfill their business growth objectives through increased operational efficiencies, improved profitability, strengthened customer relationships and streamlined regulatory compliance. Focused on the food and beverage, life sciences, chemicals, metals and natural products industries and implemented by more than 1,200 customer companies worldwide, the company's family of Internet-architected solutions is a comprehensive, modular suite that spans the enterprise, from manufacturing, financials and supply chain management to customer relationship management, performance management and regulatory compliance. For more information, visit www.rossinc.com.
About CDC Software
CDC Software, The Customer-Driven Company™, is a provider of enterprise software applications designed to help organizations deliver a superior customer experience while increasing efficiencies and profitability. CDC Software's product suite includes the Pivotal CRM (customer relationship management), c360 CRM add-on products, industry solutions and development tools for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, Ross ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SCM (supply chain management), IMI warehouse management and order management, Platinum China HR (human resource) and business analytics solutions.
These industry-specific solutions are used by more than 5,000 customers worldwide within the manufacturing, financial services, health care, home building, real estate, and wholesale and retail distribution industries. The company completes its offerings with a full continuum of services that span the life cycle of technology and software applications, including implementation, project consulting, outsourced business services, application management, and offshore development. CDC Software is the enterprise software unit of CDC Corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA) and is ranked number 18 on the Manufacturing Business Technology 2006 Global 100 List of Enterprise and Supply Chain Management Application vendors. For more information, please visit www.cdcsoftware.com.
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