Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Selects TrackWise® for Comprehensive Enterprise Quality and Document Management
Holmdel, NJ Sep 29, 2010 – Sparta Systems, Inc., the maker of TrackWise quality management software and the market leader in enterprise quality and compliance management solutions, today announced that Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, a top-six provider of high-quality generic pharmaceuticals, has selected TrackWise® software to streamline multiple quality and compliance processes.
As the manufacturer of more than 600 high-quality generic pharmaceutical products, Qualitest’s mission includes operating current Good Manufacturing Practices/Quality at and above industry best practices. Qualitest management faced the challenge of maintaining its stringent quality requirements while enhancing efficiency to support business growth, and reducing the costs associated with its existing, resource-intensive processes. The company identified a need for a software solution that would automate these processes, lower costs and bolster efficiencies across the enterprise.
“The generics market is extremely competitive,” said Marvin Samson, Chairman and CEO at Qualitest. “Like many companies, we were adding headcount to address the increasing workload. The EQMS project was one of several initiatives in place aimed at lowering costs, preserving margins and maintaining our competitive advantage.”
After a thorough evaluation of multiple quality management solutions, Qualitest chose a phased implementation of TrackWise software for its ability to deliver a flexible, low-risk solution to manage a wide range of quality processes, and its scalability to meet the company’s future growth. Qualitest will first deploy Sparta’s quality management software to address customer complaints, investigations, deviations, corrective and preventive actions (CAPAs) and change control, and then will implement TrackWise software as a complete document management solution for the entire organization’s document repository and for training management.
“We chose TrackWise software not only because its technology offers the best possible solution for meeting our quality and compliance needs, but also because of Sparta’s reputation as a strategic partner for its customers,” said Goff Baker, Vice President of Quality at Qualitest. “Sparta’s experts demonstrated that they understood the intricacies of our business and could provide a solution to meet the complex challenges we face. The Sparta team helped us build a business case by assessing potential cost avoidances using industry benchmarks. We anticipate the efficiency improvements and cost avoidance measures resulting from our TrackWise implementation to exceed millions of dollars over a 5-year period.”
“Generic pharmaceutical manufacturers operating in today’s marketplace require technology solutions that not only address their quality and compliance requirements, but also add efficiency to their operation,” said Mike Jovanis, Vice President of Product Management for Sparta Systems. “Qualitest proactively identified an opportunity to automate critical processes that will result in tangible business gains. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial partnership with the company in the years to come.”
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Founded in 1983, Qualitest has dedicated itself to being a preferred provider of high-quality, affordable generic pharmaceuticals. In addition to corporate headquarters and distribution facilities in Huntsville, Alabama, Qualitest operates multiple manufacturing facilities in Huntsville, Alabama and Charlotte, North Carolina providing a portfolio exceeding 600 products that is supported by a workforce of 1,200 dedicated employees. Qualitest is ranked in the top 6 for generic manufacturers in the U.S. As of November 2007, funds advised by Apax Partners Worldwide LLP, a leading global private equity firm, acquired Qualitest Pharmaceuticals.
About Sparta Systems
Sparta Systems, Inc. is the industry leader for global quality and compliance management systems. Its TrackWise product is a web-based software application used by quality, manufacturing, and regulatory affairs professionals to manage quality and compliance issues across the enterprise. The company has more than 14 years of experience and an extensive customer base in the life sciences and other highly regulated industries. Sparta Systems offers its customers a complete solution for global quality management needs, including the onsite support required throughout the project lifecycle. More information about Sparta Systems and TrackWise® can be found at www.spartasystems.com.