United Drug Selects Pilgrim Software As Global Quality & Compliance Solution Provider
Pilgrim Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of Enterprise Compliance and Quality Management (ECQM) software solutions, recently announced that United Drug plc, a leading international provider of services to healthcare manufacturers and pharmaceutical retailers, will implement Pilgrim's SmartSolve® solution to standardize its quality and compliance operations.
With multiple operational units throughout Ireland, the UK, Europe and the United States, United Drug was seeking an integrated Quality Management System (QMS) that would enable the enterprise to manage, streamline and optimize quality and operational processes across its multiple divisions. Previously, those divisions were using a number of disparate quality management systems and processes. As a result, the data provided to United Drug's corporate management was not presented in a standardized format, and therefore could not easily be analyzed, which potentially delayed strategic business decision-making.
Pilgrim Software's automated solutions for documentation, CAPA and complaints handling, and audit management provide United Drug powerful and flexible solutions for managing risk, minimizing errors and ensuring enterprise-wide compliance. The company initially will implement Pilgrim's CAPA management solution across the UK, Ireland and the United States divisions.
"In an effort to support our quality management initiatives, our objective with automation is to enhance insight into the data we collect and achieve better visibility into our current internal processes and documentation, and introduce improved reporting/trending capabilities," said Gwyne Morely, director of Quality Assurance for United Drug. "Pilgrim offers us these capabilities and more, and we look forward to leveraging its flexibilities and global capabilities to help with our process improvements while maintaining process and data oversight, to create a collaborative environment for our businesses to work and improve."
With the robust flexibility and scalability tools built into the core solutions, Pilgrim's software will easily integrate not only additional processes, but also provide a framework for continuous improvement under one quality system platform.
"Pilgrim helps enterprises like United Drug to improve operational efficiencies while reducing risk and enhance compliance," said Prashanth Rajendran, Pilgrim's Chief Operating Officer. "United Drug was seeking a solution that will automate the QA and Compliance processes and information flow throughout the entire organization. This is exactly what SmartSolve does. We look forward to being a strategic business partner in providing a sound framework for meeting United Drug's critical compliance and quality management needs," he said.
About United Drug plc
United Drug plc is a leading international provider of services to healthcare manufacturers and pharmaceutical retailers. The Company operates across three divisions, Healthcare Supply Chain, Packaging & Speciality Services, and Contract Sales & Marketing Services. In Healthcare Supply Chain, United Drug is the largest pharmaceutical wholesaler in the island of Ireland. It is also the market leader in contract distribution outsourcing (pre-wholesaling) in Ireland and has achieved the No. 1 position in the UK through its joint venture business UniDrug Distribution Group (UDG). The Company provides specials medicines manufacturing and distribution services in the UK. Through its Medical & Scientific business, United Drug provides sales & marketing and technical service solutions, including contract distribution services to a wide range of Medical & Scientific equipment & consumable manufacturers, with a market leading position in Ireland and an emerging presence in the UK. In the Packaging & Speciality division, United Drug is a leading international provider of pharmaceutical contract packaging services with facilities in the US, UK, Dutch and Belgian markets. The Company also provides speciality distribution and homecare services in the UK and Ireland. In the Contract Sales & Marketing Services division, United Drug is the leading provider of contract sales outsourcing services to pharmaceutical manufacturers in the UK and Ireland and has a growing presence in the US market. United Drug also provides related marketing services to pharmaceutical manufacturers in each of these markets. Website: http://www.united-drug.ie
About Pilgrim Software, Inc.
Pilgrim Software, Inc. is a world-leading provider of Enterprise Compliance and Quality Management solutions for global organizations. Named 2007 & 2008 North American Enterprise Compliance & Quality Management Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan, Pilgrim helps organizations manage industry and regulatory compliance, reduce manufacturing costs and improve customer satisfaction. For more information, visit Pilgrim Software's website at www.pilgrimsoftware.com.
SOURCE: Pilgrim Software Inc.