Imperial Tobacco Chooses QUMAS to Manage Quality Across Manufacturing and R&D

Imperial Tobacco Chooses QUMAS to Manage Quality Across Manufacturing and R&D 
CORK, IRELAND -- (Marketwired) -- 12/19/13 --   QUMAS, an Accelrys
company (NASDAQ: ACCL), today announced that after an extensive
evaluation process that Imperial Tobacco Group, a leading
international tobacco company, has chosen the QUMAS Compliance
Platform to manage quality content and processes across its
manufacturing and research and development groups.  
Over the next several years the solution will be rolled out to more
than 2,000 employees located at all the company's central and local
manufacturing and R&D sites. 
According to Imperial Tobacco Group, the QUMAS platform provides a
flexible solution that can be easily configured by its own internal
staff to manage and automate a wide range of compliance, regulatory
and quality activities. 
The QUMAS Compliance Platform is comprised of the following
applications: 


 
--  QUMAS DocCompliance, an electronic document and content management
    system (eDMS) that will be used to create, update, manage and securely
    store all content, reports, and records in a compliant manner.
--  QUMAS ProcessCompliance, a leading Enterprise Quality Management
    Solution (EQMS) that can be configured to manage a wide range of
    compliance, quality and operational activities, including CAPAs,
    Deviations, Complaints and Audits.
--  MyQUMAS, an intuitive user interface that accesses the rich
    functionality in DocCompliance and ProcessCompliance.
--  QUMAS ComplianceUnity, a real time graphical compliance dashboard that
    provides users with status information on key content.
--  QUMAS DocTransfer, a complete work center that efficiently manages the
    import and export of large batches of content into DocCompliance.

  
"Our platform provides Imperial Tobacco Group with an integrated
environment for managing all of its regulatory, quality, and
compliance activities," said QUMAS CEO Kevin O'Leary. "As tobacco
companies come under increasing regulatory scrutiny this proactive
compliance strategy at Imperial Tobacco Group is evidence of the
company's determination to adhere to global regulatory best
practices." 
About QUMAS 
QUMAS is the leader in Enterprise Compliance Solutions with more than
270 global c
ustomer deployments and two decades of experience helping
companies in highly regulated industries. QUMAS is a Gold Microsoft
Partner, and provides the QUMAS Compliance Platform on SharePoint
2010, Documentum, Oracle or SQL. For more information, visit
www.qumas.com. 
About Accelrys 
QUMAS is an Accelrys company. Accelrys (NASDAQ: ACCL), a leading
provider of scientific innovation lifecycle management software,
supports industries and organizations that rely on scientific
innovation to differentiate themselves. Using Accelrys technology,
scientific organizations can access, organize, analyze and share data
in unprecedented ways across the research, laboratory and
manufacturing continuum, ultimately enhancing innovation, improving
productivity and compliance, reducing costs and speeding time from
lab to market. For more information about Accelrys, visit
www.accelrys.com.  
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of their respective owners. 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Caoimhe Kiely
VP Marketing 
QUMAS
+353 21 4915100
ckiely@qumas.com
www.qumas.com