Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) June 27, 2011
Leaders in biotech and the pharmaceutical industry who are gathering at the BIO International Convention will be introduced to ColumbiaSoft’s Quality Superhero - more a concept than a caped comic-book character, conceived to illustrate ways firms in the highly-regulated industry can improve quality programs with effective document control. ColumbiaSoft, a leading document control software company headquartered in Portland, Oregon, will present its expertise among a pavilion of Oregon-based firms and government leaders in booth 2259.
"Quality is a key component to the successful and timely advancement of innovative biotechnology breakthroughs," commented ColumbiaSoft executive vice president David Pogue. "Regulatory compliance, speed-to-market, precise information management - these are factors that depend on a sound foundation of document control. At BIO International, we want every Quality Manager to know they can be their company’s own Quality Superhero."
Automation of processes, and managing information within those processes, make quality management programs more effective. This is a central principle behind ColumbiaSoft’s document control system. Critical and often complex procedures known in the quality field as ECO’s, SOP’s, CAPA’s, NCR’s, and work instructions are made routine and repeatable. The system replaces manual, paper-based steps and spreadsheets. Its systematic approach builds consistency, reduces errors, and is more efficient. Auditing is improved as well, with every step and change electronically recorded and immediately available for analysis in reports and electronic searches.
Built on ColumbiaSoft’s Document Locator platform, document control procedures are integrated within the Microsoft Windows Explorer and Office work environments. Quality processes, which are by nature document-centric with templates, forms, certificates, and other document types, are managed with MS Word documents in a system with version control, workflow, approvals, digital signatures, and more. The familiarity of Microsoft commands and applications helps quality managers administer electronic processes with minimal user training.
About ColumbiaSoft Corporation
ColumbiaSoft is a leading document management and document control solutions company that helps firms in regulated industries reduce risk and improve productivity. Information workers use ColumbiaSoft software to manage and share digitized paper and electronic documents, e-mail, faxes, and other electronic files to lower costs, automate business processes, and meet regulatory requirements. As a Microsoft Gold Certified ISV Partner, an Autodesk Authorized Developer, ARX Strategic Partner, and an Adobe Solutions Network partner, the company’s products fully integrate with familiar applications such as Microsoft Windows, Office, Outlook, SharePoint, CoSign, Adobe Acrobat, AutoCAD, and more. ColumbiaSoft is a privately held company based in Portland, Oregon and was founded in 1998. For more information, visit http://www.documentlocator.com.
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