June 04, 2009 | Palo Alto and SUNNYVALE, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in Global Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions, and SigmaQuest, the leader of On-Demand, scalable solutions for product quality management, are partnering on the delivery of end-to-end product quality management and compliance solutions. Military and aerospace, electronics manufacturers and FDA-regulated industries, that utilize both companies’ software solutions, can get instant feedback on quality throughout their products’ entire lifecycles, pinpoint the root cause of errors, fix processes so errors don’t reoccur and prove compliance to stringent quality requirements from FDA, FAA and other regulatory organizations.

“There is great synergy between the SigmaQuest and MetricStream product offerings,” said Nader Fathi, CEO of SigmaQuest. “SigmaQuest offers the data collection and analytical piece of the equation which enables manufacturers to detect, fix and avoid quality problems throughout product development and end of life lifecycles via automatic data collection and powerful root-cause analysis capabilities. MetricStream, on the other hand, helps companies ensure that processes are streamlined and fixed so the same issues aren’t repeated, and it helps companies demonstrate compliance to various regulatory organizations. As a result, this partnership is of great value, particularly for those companies building electronics-based products for regulated industries.”

“Ensuring product quality and customer satisfaction is paramount to all businesses,” said Shellye Archambeau, CEO of MetricStream. “We are happy to align with SigmaQuest as it provides key product quality, supplier quality and root cause analysis data. Further, SigmaQuest’s upfront manufacturing and product quality information and MetricStream’s Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA), Non-Conformance Management (NCM) and Supplier Quality solutions will enable our mutual customers to ship better products and lower costs and risks associated with noncompliance.”

About SigmaQuest 
SigmaQuest Inc., the On-Demand leader in scalable solutions for product quality management, helps brand owners and manufacturers worldwide build top quality, electronics-based products for medical device, clean tech, telecom, military & aerospace, consumer electronics, and other industries. The company’s SigmaSure™ suite of software leverages automatic data collection and powerful root-cause analysis to help users find, fix and avoid quality issues throughout products’ entire lifecycles, from the time products are manufactured to when they are returned by a customer, should that occur. The SigmaSure modules include: Manufacturing & Test Insight, Supplier Quality Insight, Maverick Analysis, RMA & Warranty Insight, Repair & Rework Insight, and Process Flow Visualization (PFV). The company’s market-changing approach has been recognized in Managing Automation’s Top Ten Companies to Watch,Manufacturing Business Technology’s Top 40 Emerging Vendors, Test & Measurement World’s “Best in Test” awards, and Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s “Executive 100” list.

The company can be reached at 440 N. Wolfe Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, 408-524-3180 or www.SigmaQuest.com.

About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(www.metricstream.com).

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