Press Release

EtQ's Meeting Management Module Fosters Enterprise-Wide Collaboration

FARMINGDALE, NY (07-30-07): EtQ announces the enhanced release of the Meetings Management module in EtQ Reliance for Quality and FDA Compliance Management.

The process of holding Management Review meetings is one of the essential requirements that companies should adopt in order to meet the various Quality, Compliance, Environmental, Health and Safety Systems and Standards. In Management Review meetings, quality systems should be reviewed, evaluated, and maintained. These meetings should be scheduled at defined intervals sufficient to ensure the quality systems continuing suitability and effectiveness in satisfying the requirements of the international standards and the organization's quality policy and objectives.

The EtQ Meeting Management Module allows for the setup and configuration of Meeting templates in order to record and track multiple meeting types within the quality system. Using EtQ's workflow-enabled platform, meetings are scheduled, agendas are set, invited users are notified, and action items are assigned. The meetings module provides a centralized resource whereby the entire organization is able to collaborate on specific meeting items and automatically track action items across the enterprise.

"Part of EtQ's primary focus is fostering collaboration across the enterprise," says Morgan Palmer, Chief Technology Officer at EtQ. "With the Meetings module, all meetings are recorded in a centralized repository, complete with any notes, action items, and assigned keywords. Furthermore, the web-based interface allows meeting invitees to collaborate from any site in the world, allowing for more input into crucial issues within the system." Morgan goes on to say that any number of action items with their own independent workflow can be assigned and tracked, ensuring that work from the meetings is completed within the given due dates. This centralized method of tracking collaboration proves to be a beneficial resource for enterprise-wide quality and compliance management.

The Meetings module is just one of over 20 modules available as part of the EtQ Quality, FDA Compliance, and Environmental Health & Safety Management Software systems. EtQ continues to enhance its products and services in an effort to further the concept of providing automation, integration and collaboration across the enterprise.

About EtQ

EtQ is the leading Enterprise Quality and Compliance Management Software for identifying, mitigating, and preventing high-risk events through integration, automation, and collaboration. EtQ uses best-in-class, integrated modules and enterprise application integration to manage and measure quality and compliance processes and execute organizational change. Key modules within the product include: Document Control, CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action), Audit Software, Complaint Handling, Risk Management, Change Management, Employee Training, Project Management, Nonconforming Materials, Enterprise Reporting, and more than 20 additional compliance-oriented modules. With its world-class flexible workflow, collaborative platform, EtQ has developed a unique niche to support enterprises involved in various compliance management initiatives such as; cGxP (FDA), ISO 13485, ISO 9001:2008, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, AS 9001, TL 9000, OHSAS 18001, RoHS, Sarbanes-Oxley, HACCP, SQF and similar standards for compliance and regulatory management. EtQ has been providing compliance solutions to a variety of markets for over 15 years.

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