March 10, 2011 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream is partnering with Aegis Software, to deliver a unique and comprehensive solution for total quality management across a manufacturing enterprise. The solution combines Aegis' shop-floor and process-level quality system with MetricStream's solutions for CAPA, regulatory compliance, supplier quality and enterprise-wide quality management and assurance. The two industry leaders will combine their expertise, knowledge and experience to help manufacturing companies improve quality and productivity, resolve issues proactively, and enhance operational visibility.
“We are delighted to partner with Aegis and look forward to combining our solution strengths to provide additional value for manufacturing operations,” says Gaurav Kapoor, Chief Operating Officer at MetricStream. “With MetricStream and Aegis teaming up, manufacturing companies can truly gain the best of both worlds with an integrated solution.”
“This partnership is about two market leaders with proven credentials coming together to deliver integrated and innovative solutions for manufacturing companies,” says Jason Spera, Chief Executive Officer, at Aegis. “Aegis focuses on managing, optimizing, monitoring, and tracing the entire scope of manufacturing processes, while MetricStream specializes in optimizing quality processes and streamlining quality management across the enterprise. The combination gives manufacturers true top-to-bottom quality control and visibility from the executive office to the processes on the factory floor.”
Today, manufacturers are under tremendous pressure to improve operational speed and agility. At the same time, they have to ensure that their products are of the highest quality, complying with standards such as ISO 9000. This can be extremely challenging as products become more complex, customer demands increase and business operations expand to new corners of the world.
MetricStream and Aegis will deliver solutions that are designed to overcome these challenges. Aegis solutions are targeted at improving productivity through a range of sophisticated functions - data acquisition and visualization, process tracking and control, quality analysis, document management, reporting and material traceability. Aegis software is built upon a CAD-intelligent backbone, enabling rich, in-depth analysis of each product. Additional features including real-time data dashboards and interactive multimedia will enable manufacturers to accelerate operational speed and agility, while maintaining control.
MetricStream’s Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA), Non-Conformance Management (NCM) and Supplier Quality Management solutions ensure that quality management processes are streamlined and companies can demonstrate compliance to various regulatory standards and industry requirements. Built on an integrated platform, these solutions streamline quality management across suppliers, operations, business units, departments and geographies. In the process, operational silos can be broken down in favor of enterprise-wide collaboration. The system helps identify quality process and nonconformance issues, and then manages the workflow and collaboration of the investigation and remedial cycle. Powerful capabilities including centralized dashboards, reporting tools and risk maps provide in-depth visibility and information on the Quality Management process. Embedded best practices, automated workflows and alerts make the entire process predictable, thus enabling manufacturers to stay ahead of quality demands.
MetricStream is the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management Solutions. MetricStream solutions are used by leading global corporations in diverse industries such as Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-Tech and Manufacturing to manage their risk management programs, quality management processes, regulatory and industry-mandated compliance and other corporate governance initiatives. MetricStream’s customers include UBS, Société Générale, Pﬁzer, Philips, Cummins, Kellogg’s, Mondelez International, SanDisk, and NetApp. MetricStream also owns and operates the www.ComplianceOnline.com portal - the largest GRC advisory network and one of the largest GRC communities. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA (www.metricstream.com).