SYSPRO ERP Key to Pharma Co's Focus on Quality, FDA Compliance, Customer Service

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SYSPRO Enabling BioVectra Management To Access Vital Data, Tighten Controls

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Leveraging the Crystal Reports-based module

SYSPRO, a leading, worldwide provider of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, has announced that BioVectra, a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of chemical raw materials and active pharmaceutical ingredients to pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and diagnostic industries worldwide, is reporting that its SYSPRO ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software is producing the data that is enabling the Charlotteown, Prince Edward Island-based company to enhance quality management, meet FDA regulatory compliance and provide superior customer service.

In 1997, BioVectra chose SYSPRO as its ERP software to facilitate company growth by enabling greater controls over production, inventory management and quality control processes. According to Gordon Rogers, BioVectra's Chief Financial Officer, “SYSPRO has accommodated both our growth and our operational changes. In terms of our business processes, it's given us a discipline and a consistency that may not have been there before we had SYSPRO's software modules to assist us. In addition, SYSPRO has greatly improved the information that's available to department managers across the board. We now have one central point of reference, as opposed to each department maintaining its own database. That allows us to make better decisions, based on more widely available information than we had in the past.”

While BioVectra is utilizing numerous SYSPRO modules, all of which integrate data in real-time, BioVectra’s Controller Darren MacGregor singles out SYSPRO Reporting Services (SRS) as making a notable difference to his department. “Leveraging the Crystal Reports-based module,” says MacGregor, “has allowed us to create standard reporting based upon our requirements. We now have access to data as we want to see and can use.” MacGregor also lauds SYSPRO Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) and SYSPRO Contact Manager, both of which were recently implemented. “EFT,” says MacGregor, “streamlines our processes via electronic payments to our suppliers, versus issuing paper cheques. Contact Manager helps our Sales & Marketing Group to manage their business communications, provide a central repository for that information and provide access to current customer information in SYSPRO.

Concludes MacGregor: “SYSPRO seems to be very committed to making the software better and to increasing its adaptability to the individual organization. For us, it's an excellent business solution.”

About BioVectra

For the past 40 years, BioVectra Inc., located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, has developed, manufactured and supplied chemical raw materials and active pharmaceutical ingredients to pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and diagnostic industries worldwide.

One of the founding companies in Prince Edward Island's growing bioscience industry, privately-owned BioVectra is recognized as an important contributor to the economy of P.E.I. The business employs some 115 people, working out of three manufacturing facilities in Charlottetown. In 2003, BioVectra completed and commissioned a state-of-the-art, 33,000-sq.ft. biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility — FDA-inspected, and compliant with cGMP (current good manufacturing practices). BioVectra also operates a chemical manufacturing plant, which houses its research and development teams, as well as a facility that specializes in bioextractions.

For information, access: http://www.biovectra.com

About SYSPRO

Since its inception in 1978, SYSPRO has been delivering state-of-the-art business solutions to some of the world's leading companies. As a global leader in the production of world-class ERP software, the company now caters to the specialized needs of 14,000 licensed companies in more than 60 countries worldwide. SYSPRO is marketed globally through regional territory distribution centers and a global reseller network in the US, Canada, Africa, Asia Pacific, Australia and the UK.

SYSPRO is a fully integrated business software solution that provides complete control over the planning and management of all facets of business including accounting, manufacturing and distribution operations in a variety of industries.

All company names and products mentioned in this release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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