SOURCE: QUMAS

August 22, 2006 08:00 ET

New QUMAS Compliance Software-as-a-Service Ensures Rapid ROI Without IT Overhead Costs

Managed Compliance Solution Allows Life Sciences Companies to Focus on Core Business Issues

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 22, 2006 -- QUMAS, the leading developer of enterprise governance, risk and compliance solutions, today announced a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) hosted offering of QUMAS Compliance Suite™, an end-to-end solution for managing government and regulatory compliance. The SaaS offering provides life sciences firms an additional option when determining how to best comply with industry regulations, while efficiently managing IT resources. Providing a 'fast track' for customers to be up and running quickly, QUMAS Compliance Suite as a hosted solution achieves a rapid return-on-investment as companies strive to manage compliance-related activities.

"Regulatory compliance is an unavoidable reality for all life sciences companies," said Ken Hayward, senior vice president of life sciences for QUMAS. "However, regardless of size, and for a variety of reasons, some Life Sciences organizations may prefer to focus on their core competencies, rather than apply resources to owning and managing enterprise software. QUMAS sees a competitive advantage in that philosophy and is offering QUMAS Compliance Suite as a hosted solution, enabling customers to quickly realize the benefits of compliance software."

The QUMAS Compliance Suite SaaS solution is offered in partnership with Connectria, a provider of hosted and outsourced solutions. Connectria operates its world-class Data Centers and Network Operations Centers located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and St. Louis, Missouri. Connectria will offer data center services, including hosting QUMAS Compliance Suite and providing 24/7 support, to QUMAS customers.

About QUMAS Compliance Suite

The QUMAS Compliance Suite enables life science companies to effectively manage the creation, review, approval and revision of the content; efficiently interact with submission management systems; and, ease the process for handling Process Change Control, Adverse Events and other data-centric requirements. The QUMAS web-based application suite enables organisations to consolidate and manage their regulatory compliance requirements through a configurable enterprise software suite. Accessed through the CompliancePortal™, which provides a role-based point of access, the Compliance Suite includes two complete software applications -- DocCompliance™ and ProcessCompliance™.

About QUMAS

QUMAS is a leading developer of enterprise compliance management solutions designed to help life sciences organizations meet industry and government standards for 21 CFR Part 11, cGxP, Quality, Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Operations. With over a decade of experience, QUMAS is helping companies accelerate business processes, reduce costs and improve quality. From content lifecycle management, business process and change management to reporting and analysis, QUMAS' Compliance Suite is successfully enabling global life science organizations to proactively manage their regulated content and processes in a secure and compliant way.

For more information visit http://www.qumas.com.

About Connectria

Connectria is a profitable, growing and privately held provider of world-class IT Infrastructure Solutions targeted to large and mid-sized organizations worldwide. Connectria's business has been built through reinvesting profits and without any debt or equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and St. Louis, Missouri. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations.

Connectria's services allow its clients to do more and spend less on their IT infrastructures, typically by 25-60% or more. Connectria is staffed 24 hours, 365 days per year to build, monitor and manage mission critical IT environments for its clients. Connectria offers an array of services including full outsourcing of IT infrastructures, managed hosting, disaster recovery, remote monitoring, onsite facilities management, and custom software development and engineering services. For more information, please contact Connectria at 1-800-781-7820 or visit online at www.connectria.com.

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