Tampa, FL – February 3, 2009 -- Pilgrim Software, Inc., a world-leading provider of Enterprise Compliance and Quality Management (ECQM) software solutions, today announced South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC), a non-profit, community resource that provides blood and tissue components to patients, will implement Pilgrim’s SmartSolve® solutions through Pilgrim’s On-Demand “SaaS” model.
STBTC has purchased Pilgrim’s solution for document control, internal and external audit management, CAPA management and employee training and certification management. These key automated systems will be hosted by Pilgrim on-demand, providing STBTC with a distinct competitive advantage. Compared to traditional software implementation models, Pilgrim On-Demand involves a lower initial investment cost, reduced overhead, a high degree of scalability, increased accessibility, improved collaborative productivity, easier implementation, and improved security with optimal performance.
“As a non-profit, community organization, we were seeking a system that would be flexible, require only basic configuration and maintenance, and be easy to use,” said Pat Cappelli, Director of Quality Assurance for STBTC. “We want our staff to be able to focus on boosting our operational efficiencies and growing our operations to meet our community’s needs, versus spending their valuable energies on systems and application software maintenance. We expect that Pilgrim On-Demand will provide us the required flexibilities by taking away the traditional IT burdens.”
“Companies that adopt the SaaS strategy spend more time streamlining their operations as opposed to building and maintaining IT infrastructure and architecture to run their strategic applications,” said Prashanth Rajendran, Pilgrim’s Chief Operating Officer. “South Texas Blood & Tissue Center is well poised to realize these benefits quickly, particularly when the unparalleled support that Pilgrim Software provides, enables them to get the most out of their investment in our ECQM solutions.”
With no client involvement, the 100% browser-based SmartSolve solution allows for information sharing and collaborative productivity for managing the key quality and compliance processes. Furthermore, advanced built-in security features protect customers’ intellectual property.
South Texas Blood & Tissue Center (STBTC) is a unique, non-profit, community resource that saves lives by working with volunteer donors to provide the highest quality blood and tissue components to patients. By using cutting-edge technology, our team of dedicated professionals has helped save hundreds of thousands of lives over more than 30 years. We collect and test more than 200,000 components of life-saving blood and tissue each year from volunteers all over South Texas. We are internationally recognized for the quality of our services and research. Website: www.southtexasblood.org.
About Pilgrim Software, Inc.
Pilgrim Software, Inc. is a world-leading provider of Enterprise Compliance and Quality Management solutions for global organizations. Named 2007 & 2008 North American Enterprise Compliance & Quality Management Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan, Pilgrim helps organizations manage industry and regulatory compliance, reduce manufacturing costs and improve customer satisfaction.