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MetricStream and Aegis Software Partner to Deliver Total Enterprise Quality Management

The joint solution will provide manufacturing companies a single quality management solution from the production lines through the business office workflows and into the executive office.

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.

About MetricStream
MetricStream is a market leader in Enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Solutions for global corporations. MetricStream solutions are used by leading corporations such as Pfizer, Philips, NASDAQ, UBS, SanDisk, Subway, Fairchild Semiconductor, and Cummins in diverse industries such as Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Automotive, Food, High Tech Manufacturing, Energy and Financial Services to manage their quality processes, regulatory and industry-mandated compliance and corporate governance initiatives, as well as by over two million compliance professionals worldwide via the www.ComplianceOnline.com portal. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California and can be reached at www.metricstream.com.

About Aegis
Aegis systems provide hi-tech manufacturers improved speed, control, and visibility of all aspects of factory operations. Aegis software is deployed in over 1,150 sites worldwide, and is the preferred software partner to more than 35 of the leading manufacturing equipment suppliers. Aegis solutions offer unique benefits to manufacturers in electronics assembly, medical equipment/device, defense/aerospace, and automotive markets. As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and winner of 10 consecutive customer satisfaction awards, Aegis consistently leads in delivering value by providing deployment, integration, and support of its systems entirely through direct worldwide offices and staff. For more information on Aegis, please visit www.aiscorp.com.

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