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TAKE Solutions Wins AstraZeneca Contract for
Enterprise Document Management Solution
Princeton, NJ, USA – September 14, 2007
AstraZeneca Australia has awarded a major contract to TAKE Solutions, Inc. for its
PharmaReady™ FDA compliant Document Management solution. After almost one year of
careful vendor analysis and evaluation, AstraZeneca Australia selected PharmaReady as its
enterprise Document Management and Training Records Management solution.
At the start of AstraZeneca’s vendor exploration and product testing, it was PharmaReady’s
ease of use and functional product design that attracted them. Almost a year later, although
these key elements remained, it was the consistent performance and commitment of TAKE
Solutions’ technical staff, life science domain experts, and PharmaReady customer interviews
that made their selection clear.
AstraZeneca conducted an extensive audit spanning all aspects of TAKE Solutions’ business
and operations. “After several months of working closely with AstraZeneca’s team, we truly
view each other as trusted partners,” stated Robert MacDougall, Executive Vice President of
TAKE Solutions. “A major award like this could never have been possible without the
outstanding contribution of many individuals working together as a team. We are privileged to
be serving a world-class organization like AstraZeneca.” Key areas of AstraZeneca’s business
review included: product planning and vision, software development methodology, application
performance and ease of use, Part 11 compliance, project management, executive leadership,
financial strength, customer base, and support systems.
About PharmaReady™ Document Management & eSubmissions Product Suite
PharmaReady is a fully integrated web-based Document Management, Training Records
Management, Structured Product Labeling, and eCTD Publishing Solution Suite. PharmaReady
is specifically designed for Life Science organizations where ease of installation, ease of use,
Part 11 compliance, and affordability are the primary business drivers. The PharmaReady
solution suite is designed specifically for management of SOPs, Work Instructions, Training
Records, Submission Documents, and all other documents within business areas regulated by
the FDA. PharmaReady is a fully 21 CFR Part 11 compliant solution based on Microsoft
About TAKE Solutions, Inc.
TAKE Solutions is a leading international life sciences technology company with products and
services backed by strong domain expertise to provide cost-effective regulatory compliant
business solutions. With over 500 current employees, TAKE Solutions Global Life Sciences
headquarters are in Princeton, NJ, USA.
TAKE Solutions is assessed at Level 5 of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI),
Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, USA. TAKE Solutions is a Microsoft
Gold Certified Partner, a Charter Member of the Microsoft BioIT Alliance, and is a Registered
CDISC Solution Provider. TAKE Solutions conducts business today in 12 countries with more
than 150 FORTUNE 1000 customers.
About AstraZeneca Australia
AstraZeneca is one of the world's largest and most successful pharmaceutical companies.
AstraZeneca Australia is engaged in the research, development, manufacture and supply of
medicines that aim to make a real difference for patients in important areas of healthcare.
AstraZeneca excels in providing healthcare solutions designed to fight diseases in seven major
therapeutic areas including cardiovascular, neuroscience, gastrointestinal, infection, oncology,
anesthesia (including pain management) and respiratory products. AstraZeneca’s product
portfolio includes products to treat gastrointestinal disease (Nexium), asthma (Symbicort®),
hypertension (Atacand), cancer (Arimidex& Cosudex) and schizophrenia (Seroquel).