The Anspach Effort Implements Document Control Software and Enjoys Substantial Savings

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A recent FDA audit clearly demonstrated the value of ColumbiaSoft’s Document Locator software for managing Anspach’s regulated documents.


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The ROI to date has far exceeded our expectations.

The Anspach Effort, Inc., a medical device manufacturer of high-speed power tools used in neurosurgery, spinal, and ENT surgery, has seen a marked improvement in their ability to manage quality, engineering and manufacturing records while at the same time reducing costs. These gains were clearly demonstrated during a recent FDA audit.

Bruce Hays, Vice President of Operations said, "I’ve been very pleased with our implementation and the support we’ve received from the team at ColumbiaSoft. The ROI to date has far exceeded our expectations."

A case study detailing Anspach’s implementation of Document Locator is available at ColumbiaSoft’s website at

Anspach ( produces Class I and Class II medical devices that are regulated by the FDA, and the company is also ISO 13485 certified. Headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, they are a division of Synthes, a leading global medical device manufacturing firm.

ColumbiaSoft’s Document Locator platform is used by companies operating in regulated industries to manage information in compliance with rules and regulated procedures. The system integrates document control within the Microsoft Windows Explorer and Office work environments. User-familiarity with Microsoft commands and applications helps quality managers and compliance officers implement electronic processes with minimal training.

About Synthes
Synthes is a leading global medical device company. Through its five product groups (Trauma, Spine, Cranio-Maxillofacial, Biomaterials and Power Tools) it develops, produces and markets instruments, implants and biomaterials for the surgical fixation, correction and regeneration of the human skeleton and its soft tissues.

About ColumbiaSoft Corporation
ColumbiaSoft is a leading provider of document management and document control solutions that help businesses 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

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