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Glemser and Quark Software Inc. Expand Partnership with Focus on Test Specification Management Solution in Europe

Denver - 5/27/2015 - Glemser Technologies and Quark Software Inc., partners since 2009, are entering a new phase of collaborative growth in the European life science industry. The initial focus will be on expanding adoption of a proven compliance content management solution for controlling quality test specifications.

Testing and analysis are vital tools for pharmaceutical firms that must maintain a consistent quality of manufacturing processes across the globe. Regardless of the manufacturing location, medicinal ingredients, processes and the final products cannot depart from approved standards. In order to maintain the highest level of internal and external regulatory compliance, firms rely on testing and analytical procedures to uphold the quality of their products.

Firms must command an authoritative set of up-to-date, error-free documents to control and align testing procedures. Variations in language and regional corporate culture cannot be allowed to diminish the quality of the results. In order to attain global consistency, firms need to structure the content of the test specification documents.

Glemser’s xmSpecs – integrated with Quark XML AuthorTM for Microsoft Word – solves this problem. xmSpecs, an application built on top of EMC Documentum, enables the authoring of test specifications and analytical procedures at the fragment level to significantly reduce the total number of testing documents across the enterprise. Users can edit and manipulate content fragments and their associations across multiple documents, eliminating inevitable errors from repeated cutting and pasting. Glemser’s xmSpecs also manages translation of the fragments into numerous languages, protecting quality and saving labor. Quark XML Author provides a Word-like interface for authoring XML content that can be rendered into Word, PDF and HTML formats for review by internal management and external health authorities.

Recently a leading German pharmaceutical firm that operates worldwide deployed the Glemser-Quark solution and reduced its total number of test specification documents from 15,000 to 5,000 and the number of support staff to one person. With reusable content and consistent test reports, the company’s quality record improved and costs fell at the same time.

Glemser and Quark Software will initially focus in the UK, Germany, Austria and Switzerland – markets that have shown a high propensity for adopting XML content. Dr. Ray Glemser, CEO and Founder of Glemser Technologies, said, “The Glemser-Quark partnership is part of our expansion plan for Europe. Combining marketing efforts and delivery capabilities will increase the breadth of our high-quality content management solutions available for client companies.”

Ray Schiavone, President and CEO for Quark Software Inc., said, “Quark and Glemser have a track record of partnering to improve how leaders in life sciences create and manage regulated content. The Test Specification Management Solution is our first joint offering and we expect to continue integrating our technology to bring more solutions to market in the future.” 

About Glemser
Glemser provides innovative solutions and services that enable life science companies to improve their product quality, regulatory compliance and financial profitability. The company specializes in implementing leading content and quality management software for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies throughout North America and Europe. For more information, visit www.glemser.com.

About Quark Software Inc.
Quark’s software enables organisations of all sizes to meet customer demand for engaging, relevant communications when, where and how they want them. Our solutions combine the power of XML with flexible layout and design to automate the delivery of customer communications to print, Web, and interactive experiences on the latest digital devices. Financial services firms, manufacturers and governments around the world rely on Quark solutions to elevate customer communications to new levels, reduce time to market and lower costs.

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