Holmdel, New Jersey (PRESS RELEASE - August 13, 2010) - Sparta Systems, Inc., the maker of TrackWise\u00ae software and the market leader in enterprise quality and compliance management solutions, today announced the general availability of TrackWise SelectStart, a packaged solution designed for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) seeking to rapidly deploy a quality management system. With TrackWise SelectStart software, growing life science organizations now possess a complete solution for efficiently and effectively managing complex quality and compliance processes. In a climate of stringent regulatory requirements and increasingly constrained budgets, SMBs in the life sciences industry must meet quality and compliance demands with limited resources. TrackWise SelectStart offers a total solution for quality systems workflows based on industry best practices, a comprehensive validation package including full performance qualification, and a documented, industry-tested deployment plan to allow for a rapid, cost-effective implementation. Using SelectStart, companies can deploy any number of the following processes in either a phased approach or as a holistic quality management system: Deviation handling Complaint management Internal and external audit management Fully integrated CAPA with effectiveness analysis Change management Document management Employee training and qualification Furthermore, SMBs can achieve the following benefits from automating and managing their quality processes with SelectStart's out-of-the-box solution: Meet stringent compliance mandates through a closed-loop automated system Reduce analysis and definition cycles through out-of-the-box deployment approach requirements Minimize validation costs and timelines through configuration with vendor-provided validation documentation that can be either adopted as-is or executed at the client's site Leverage a broad range of industry best practices from trending and summary reports, allowing for proactive monitoring SelectStart provides the scalability to meet enterprise growth, with the ability to add and expand processes and give companies the flexibility to evolve as their organizational quality requirements become more complex and demanding. "Emerging SMBs face the same regulatory compliance challenges as large companies \u2013 but without the same financial resources or staff," said Mike Jovanis, vice president, product management, Sparta Systems. "TrackWise SelectStart addresses the needs of these SMBs by giving them an easily deployable and total solution to support a culture of quality, backed by enterprise level services, support and product teams." TrackWise SelectStart\u2122 is currently available. For more information, visit http://www.spartasystems.com/trackwise-eqms/selectstart/. To view a webinar on what early stage companies need to know about quality management, visit http://bit.ly/d09v6v. About Sparta Systems Sparta Systems, Inc. is an industry leader for global quality and compliance management systems. Its TrackWise\u00ae product is a Web-based software application used by quality, manufacturing and regulatory affairs professionals to manage quality and compliance issues across the enterprise. The company has more than 15 years of experience and an extensive customer base in the life sciences and other highly regulated industries. Sparta Systems offers its customers a complete solution for global quality management needs, including the onsite support required throughout the project lifecycle. More information about Sparta Systems and TrackWise software can be found at www.spartasystems.com. Sparta Systems and TrackWise are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sparta Systems, Inc. All other marks are trademarks of their respective companies.