PathWise and Document Control Systems

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For thousands of FDA-regulated and ISO-conforming companies, corrective and preventive action (CAPA) processes can be a major stumbling block. Specifically, how does one perform CAPA properly and quickly using software that's both efficient and cost-effective?

Document Control Systems (DCS), a provider of integrated quality management software for companies in FDA and ISO environments, and PathWise, which specializes in the development of management solutions and training programs for companies in the life science industries, recently formed a partnership to address CAPA processes.

“PathWise has been seeking a partner to bring a more complete solution to our clients who are implementing CAPA software management systems,” said Ken Peterson, PathWise founder and CEO. “In DCS, we found the partner we've been looking for developing the skills needed to deploy every aspect of CAPA. Many companies will greatly benefit from this first-of-its-kind alliance that will bring a holistic approach to CAPA problem solving.”

PathWise has developed analytical processes that help companies investigate root cause, perform corrective action, check effectiveness, and prevent future problems. The PathWise methods have proven to be particularly effective in managing complaints, nonconformances, out-of-specifications and deviations.

“Our partnership with PathWise is a logical step for us,” said Jon Beckstrand, CEO of DCS. "The firm's analytical specialty complements our software expertise. A company using the PathWise method of investigation and analysis will find the perfect tool to conduct the process in our MASTERControl Quality Management Suite. This strategic cooperation offers a one-stop solution for companies facing CAPA issues.”

DCS's MASTERControl Quality Suite v4.0 is comprised of modules designed as an integrated system to manage CAPA, change control, training control and many forms-based quality processes like audits, customer complaints, etc. The software allows CAPA managers to see, monitor, and control the entire process to ensure product quality and compliance.

The cooperative venture between DCS and PathWise offers prospective customers a more comprehensive option in CAPA problem solving. They can improve their investigative process and data input through PathWise's methods and their data control and management through the MASTERControl Quality solution.

Contact information for Document Control Systems:

6340 S. 3000 E., Suite 150
Salt Lake City, Utah 84121
Tel: (800) 825-9117
Fax: (801) 942-7088
Contact: Jason Clegg, Director of Marketing
E-mail:  jclegg@mastercontrol.com
Web: www.mastercontrol.com

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