January 16, 2007 08:00 ET

QUMAS Partners With PleaseTech for Collaborative Document Review and Authoring Capabilities

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 16, 2007 -- QUMAS, a leading provider of quality management and regulatory affairs solutions, today announced a partnership with PleaseTech Ltd., which adds collaborative review and authoring capabilities to QUMAS DocCompliance™. The partnership provides out-of-the-box interoperability between the QUMAS DocCompliance software and the PleaseTech PleaseReview™ software. PleaseReview brings to DocCompliance the best browser-based collaborative document review and authoring solution available on the market, and is particularly useful for controlling and managing the simultaneous review of documents. In addition to making the review process more efficient, PleaseReview also reduces version control issues and creates an audit log of changes to documents.

"Heavily regulated industries such as Life Sciences and Financial Services require accurate, timely and reliable document review and approval processes," said Ken Hayward, head of the QUMAS Life Sciences division. "By working with PleaseTech to integrate simultaneous document reviewing and editing capabilities, we are increasing the efficiency of our overall solution for global organizations."

"Document review is frequently cited as a bottleneck in the document production process," said David Cornwell, president and CEO of PleaseTech. "PleaseReview allows multiple reviewers to simultaneously review and annotate documents in a controlled and collaborative environment. The real time document review capabilities that PleaseReview adds to QUMAS DocCompliance helps improve overall document quality and dramatically reduces multiple review cycles."

The integrated solution is available now from QUMAS and PleaseTech.

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 organizations 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™.


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.

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About PleaseTech Ltd

Headquartered in Chepstow UK, PleaseTech Ltd (formerly Kcentrix Software) is a software products company specializing in collaborative document and content review. PleaseReview is at the leading edge of collaborative document review and authoring.

PleaseTech was founded by software industry business practitioner, David Cornwell. David is best known for founding and developing CDC Solutions into the market leader in high performance document based solutions for the Life Sciences industries. CDC was acquired in 2003 and is now part of Liquent Inc.

PleaseTech's products are sold directly and through a channel of systems houses, resellers and software developers. Visit or ring +44 1291 641715.

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