Sparta Systems and Open Text Partner; Open Text Launches Forms Lifecycle Management for Livelink

Jan 09, 2004

Sparta Systems, Inc., a provider of enterprise Quality Management Systems (QMS), and makers of TrackWise Quality Management Systems software, and Open Text Corporation, provider of Livelink, collaboration and content management software for the enterprise, have announced the integration of Livelink and TrackWise. The integration is intended to give pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device customers a flexible integrated solution to manage quality issues and related documentation in the drug and device testing, development, and manufacturing processes.

The TrackWise/Livelink integration is designed to tie together all documentation and other content associated with specific quality issues--CAPA, change control, audits--being managed and tracked. The integration enables customers to perform many Livelink electronic document management functions, such as check in and out, version control and content search, directly from the TrackWise interface. The integrated offering will be available at the end of January with version 6.0 of TrackWise, and version 9.1 or higher of Livelink. The companies will also feature the new solution as part of a joint seminar on quality management and compliance for FDA-regulated industries, to be held February 5 in Boston.  

Open Text has also introduced new capabilities intended to give customers the most complete solution for managing electronic and paper-based forms. The new features enhance Livelink eForms Management, Open Text's integrated forms solution for Livelink. Livelink eForms Management is designed to make it easy to design and produce forms that can be used in both electronic and paper formats. Livelink can then disseminate these forms, capture and reuse the entered information, and track each step in the overall process, including electronic authorizations.


The new capabilities include: integration between Cardiff TELEform, a solution for automated online forms processing, and Livelink eForms Management; new XML features, so that forms originating from outside of Livelink can be managed using Livelink eForms Management; integration between Livelink eForms Management and Livelink eSign; support for additional form formats within Livelink, including HTML, PDF, and MS InfoPath; additional data collection flexibility including point and click configurable output to JDBC and ODBC compliant databases; enhanced expression builder for point-and-click design of complex form field relationships and calculations; and support for Open Text's latest version of Livelink.

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