Pilgrim Software and QPharma, Inc. Agree to Collaborative Alliance to Help Life Science Organizations Improve Operational Excellence

Published: Feb 25, 2011

Tampa, FL – February 23, 2011 -- Pilgrim Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Quality Management (ERCQM) software solutions, today announced that QPharma, Inc., a Life Sciences industry leader in FDA regulatory and compliance services, and Pilgrim have agreed to make QPharma’s comprehensive set of validation, quality and regulatory compliance consulting services available to their customers in collaboration with Pilgrim’s SmartSolve® suite of products.

Pilgrim offers seamlessly integrated risk, compliance and quality management solutions that help highly regulated organizations remain compliant, recognize and preemptively address potential operational dangers, reduce costs, and operate more effectively. Through this alliance with Pilgrim, QPharma will leverage its Professional Services Business Unit for regulatory compliance spanning the product development lifecycle, from quality and validation solutions, to PDMA and fulfillment services.

This partnership will allow both companies to share resources, furthering each partner's vested interests in the Life Sciences industry, and will help organizations ensure that regulatory compliance efforts are addressed as part of a larger business process improvement initiative.

“We are delighted to be working with Pilgrim Software,” stated Ray Roggero, COO of QPharma. “It’s a natural fit with Pilgrim’s integrated risk, compliance and quality management solution, and by leveraging the natural synergies between Pilgrim and QPharma, organizations can gain an effective, practical roadmap for reaching their quality and regulatory compliance goals.”

QPharma’s offerings address a broad range of quality services from auditing, to documentation development, to enterprise-wide validation and compliance remediation programs. It also provides PDMA Compliance, Sample Management, Fulfillment, Aggregate Spend, and Pharmacy Solutions to its clients through its three integrated business including an FDA-compliant warehouse and Pharmacy.

“Pilgrim and QPharma share a vision of executing successful software implementations, with knowledgeable consulting and support, that help organizations improve operational performance and ensure compliance with industry and regulatory standards,” said Prashanth Rajendran, Chief Operating Officer for Pilgrim Software.

"QPharma’s expertise in Life Sciences services, such as validation and quality systems, will help our highly regulated customers improve their processes and better prepare for automating their quality and compliance solutions," he said. “By leveraging QPharma’s validation functionalities, and associated consulting services, Pilgrim is now able to provide its customers with more efficient and effective integrated ERCQM solutions.”

Through its integrated Quality solutions, Pilgrim supports its customers with significant operational improvements including capacity improvement, flexibility, on-time delivery, cycle-time reductions, labor productivity and cost reduction. Pilgrim provides the means to simplify key quality processes: Corrective/Preventive Action (CAPA), Customer Complaints, Engineering Control & Collaboration, Inspection Management, Nonconformance/OOS Management, and Supplier Quality Management. Other targeted solutions include Audit Management, Change Management, Document Management, Regulatory Reporting and Training Management, and Process and Analytics.

About QPharma

QPharma is an industry leader in FDA Regulatory and Compliance Solutions. Since 1994, the company has focused on delivering a comprehensive suite of Regulatory Compliance, PDMA, and Fulfillment Solutions to the FDA-regulated industries. Additional information is available at www.qpharmacorp.com.

About Pilgrim Software Inc.

Pilgrim Software, Inc. is a world-leading provider of Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Quality Management solutions for global organizations. Through its integrated platform, Pilgrim helps organizations manage industry and regulatory compliance, address potential risks, reduce manufacturing costs and improve customer satisfaction. Pilgrim has been named North American Enterprise Compliance & Quality Management Company of the Year – Best Practices by Frost & Sullivan, and winner of its 2010 North American Best-In-Class Customer Value Enhancement Award in the Enterprise Risk, Compliance and Quality Management Market for the Life Sciences Industry. For more information, visit Pilgrim Software’s website at www.pilgrimsoftware.com.

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