SALT LAKE CITY, UT--(Marketwired - Aug 24, 2016) - MasterControl has again set an industry benchmark by being the first company to deliver a Transfer Performance Qualification (TPQ) solution, which automates a previously cumbersome portion of the software validation process -- a requirement for highly regulated companies.

Software validation establishes documented evidence that demonstrates an organization has a high degree of assurance that the software it uses has been installed correctly, will meet its needs and will mitigate risk. Software validation traditionally consists of three areas: 1. Installation Qualification (IQ); 2. Operational Qualification (OQ); and 3. Performance Qualification (PQ).

OQ has traditionally been the most time-consuming of the three tests. MasterControl virtually eliminated that pain with its innovative TOQ product. With that challenge resolved, the PQ became the most laborious validation task. For customers of MasterControl's cloud-based quality management system (QMS), Spark, the arduous tests and steps involved in the PQ will no longer rest on the shoulders of customers.

"The testing process for PQ can be extremely cumbersome and time consuming, which is particularly challenging for small businesses," said Matt Lowe, executive vice president of MasterControl. "This is the first solution of its kind. Now, MasterControl will conduct all the testing and deliver the proof to satisfy the FDA."

The key for TPQ is in the "transfer," meaning MasterControl will conduct all of the testing. This is made possible through the common cloud environment, and by the fact that Spark customers are preconfigured, so any testing performed by MasterControl will match the customer's actual production environment and configuration. By producing the reports necessary to prove validation and passing along the documentation to customers, MasterControl is saving customers weeks and even months of tedious work.

About MasterControl Inc.
MasterControl is a committed team of quality, regulatory and software experts who work to empower regulated companies to get their products to market faster. For almost 25 years, MasterControl's quality management software solutions (EQMS) have been reducing overall costs, increasing efficiency and accelerating compliance, all creating a significant competitive advantage for customers. Drawing upon unparalleled industry experience, MasterControl offers a suite of seamlessly integrated and scalable software solutions for quality management, document control, product lifecycle management, supplier management, audit management, training management and much more. MasterControl's complete quality management solution is designed for easy implementation, validation and use, continually improving on the promise of "Compliance Accelerated." For more information about MasterControl, visit MasterControl or call 1.800.825.9117 (U.S.); +44 (0) 1256 325 949 (Europe); +81 (03) 5422 6665 (Japan); or +61 (3) 9717 9727 (Australia).

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