MasterControl is an electronic quality management system (eQMS) that enables life science companies to eliminate paper-based quality processes, and observe regulatory standards. With MasterControl, organizations can improve on compliance with FDA regulations and ISO quality standards, while increasing manufacturing efficiency and product quality.
The web-based solution helps organizations automate GxP processes, and link each stage in a product's development lifecycle with every department. Automated routing and escalation help ensure quick responses to inputs from departments such as engineering, regulatory, manufacturing, QA, sales and marketing.
MasterControl's eQMS helps automate and streamline document, change, and training control, as well as corrective/preventive action (CAPA), audits, customer complaints, and other quality and business processes. The solution helps users with automating task assignment, scheduling, tracking, escalation, follow-up and more.
Training management features include assignment automation and tasks monitoring, as well as the sequencing of training courses. MasterControl’s nonconformance features help identify, evaluate, review and handle nonconforming materials. Quality audit management helps track basic audit information and findings, and automates the scheduling of recurring audit-related activities. Users can streamline the complaint-handling process using a multi-page form that customers can access from virtually anywhere.
I've been a MasterControl System Administrator for two different types of companies now. Both companies started using MasterControl at one site and have/are spreading the usage of this software to their international locations. The process to deploy to other locations is very controlled and Administration has plenty of options in regards to how much data can be made available between the two.
Overall, great solution to the answer many of the needs of a company in today's regulated industries.
MasterControl bridges many of the critical functions of a regulated industry. The ability to have documents/training/audit/event forms/projects and more interacting directly is a huge advantage. All of these processes are required anyway, why waste resources on individual manual systems or separated software systems? MasterControl brings all of the benefits of a non-manual process with additional bonuses due to the inter-connectivity.
The pricing is quite steep - especially in regards to licensing it's always a significant business decision to invest in more.
The upgrade/enhancement process is actually designed well with the exception of retroactive updates. Many new/requested features are implemented in newer versions but upgrading is also a significant business decision.
Our overall experience with MasterControl has been excellent, from the start of the project through to now. When we looked for a new QMS, MasterControl stood out from the other vendors we contacted. We have now streamlined our Complaints and CAPA process and have one central database instead of the multiple systems/databases that we had. We are now looking to implement Documents and Training... so the MasterControl adventure continues!
As a System Administrator of MasterControl, I really like how easy the system is to use and how our quality documents can be maintained in one central system instead of the multiple systems we had previously been using. The service offered by MasterControl has been excellent and we have worked with some amazing people during the configuration of the system. We also rate the Customer Support team as they are quick to respond to your issue and offer solutions quickly.
Currently the J-Reporting as we aren't finding it as simple to use as we expected. It's a very powerful tool to use but we've need a lot of support from MasterControl to develop our company-specific reports.
There are so many different options you can choose to utilize to whatever best fits your company's needs. It's also great, because the different products can "communicate" with one another to pull information from one area to another. It saves our company so much time. Not to mention every time we have implemented a new product, it has been such a great experience. I know sometimes it can be stressful, but MC does such a great job at making the process as easy as possible. I truly can't say enough great things about the software of the company.
This isn't necessarily a software issue, we are hopefully upgrading to the cloud and we will have the new reporting system that we don't have now.
MasterControl has enabled our business to automate processes and capture electronic training and document approvals saving time and money and empowering end users to take control over their documents and processes.
I have been using MasterControl since 2004 and love the customization options available to me and my end users. You can customize just about anything in the system and make it your own. As a system administrator, its my job to deliver a product to my end users that is easy to use and that meets all of their needs and MasterControl gives me that ability.
MasterControl works best in Internet Explorer and has hiccups in other browsers, which tends to cause some confusion with end users.
Overall, implementing MasterControl has increased what we can do as a company. We've freed up time and resources to focus on business matters as opposed to the housekeeping tasks that take up so much of everyone's time. MasterControl is constantly working on improvements and that give our company great confidence that this will be a long lasting relationship.
MasterControl has brought many improvements to our company including transparency and efficiency, two things that are near impossible with a paper system. We continuously find benefits and ways improve our use of the system and look forward to implementing more modules.
As a reporting nerd, I would like some more freedom / options with reports. I understand that large, involved reports can slow down processes for everyone on the cloud, but it would still be nice to have some more freedom or even a way to do reporting outside of the system.
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MasterControl offers the following pricing plans:
Starting from: US$1,000.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Not Available
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MasterControl has the following typical customers:
Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business
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MasterControl integrates with the following applications:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Word
MasterControl offers the following support options:
FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials