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  • Sparta Systems' TrackWise Software Enhances Quality Processes at The Blood Connection

    Greenville, SC - February 22, 2007 – As part of its ongoing mission to provide a safe, adequate blood supply for the Greenville and Upstate South Carolina area, The Blood Connection, a non-profit blood center, recently added a cutting-edge technology to manage its quality processes. TrackWise, an enterprise software system developed by Sparta Systems, Inc. (Sparta), for highly-regulated life science industries, will help The Blood Connection track many compliance requirements more efficiently and replace paper-based processes.

    According to Vice President of Quality Denise Calloway, The Blood Connection will benefit from the software tool because it will help the organization track and manage all kinds of information vital in the blood collecting, testing and storing processes more efficiently. In effect, it will help the company improve compliance reporting that is required by Food and Drug Administration. "In the past, most of our quality processes have been managed by staff and tracked on paper," said Calloway. "This is often time consuming and leaves us open to the possibility of human error in interpretation and analysis of different events. Therefore, Sparta's TrackWise will be a good, proactive use of our company's resources."

    TrackWise will give The Blood Connection a central point for quality information that can link related events and actions to automate workflow and offer analysis needed for a variety of issues.

    "Initially, TrackWise will help us focus on corrective and preventive management," Calloway added. "Looking ahead, we'll have the opportunity to track any kind of information we need, such as complaints, audits, equipment maintenance, and environmental health and safety issues. The possibilities are endless."

    "TrackWise will provide a central point for quality and give all of the personnel at The Blood Connection access to shared information, enhancing efficiency by enabling more proactive use of company resources," stated Bruce Edgar, Account Executive, for Sparta. "The system is designed to facilitate process harmonization, providing users with valuable, real time information to support business objectives." The Blood Connection will leverage Sparta's best practices pre-configured solution and industry experience to expedite its implementation of TrackWise.

    About The Blood Connection

    Founded in 1979, The Blood Connection is the largest non-profit community blood center in upstate South Carolina. It provides 100% of the volunteer blood supply to all hospitals in Greenville, Greenwood, Pickens, Oconee, Laurens, Newberry Counties, and Stephens County in GA. The Blood Connection has centers in four upstate counties and has an average of five blood drives every day collecting over 80,000 blood units each year. It serves as the connection between volunteer blood donors, hospitals and patients needing life-saving transfusions. The Blood Connection is licensed and regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. For more information, contact The Blood Connection or visit

    About Sparta Systems

    Founded in 1994, Sparta Systems is the world’s premier provider of cloud and on-premise quality management software. We offer the solutions, analytics, and expertise that speed up quality and compliance. Our solutions help to lower risk, increase efficiency, and keep consumers safe while allowing manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors to collaborate in a seamless and integrated environment. Sparta is privately owned and headquartered in Hamilton N.J, with offices across Europe and Asia. We support close to 1 million users across 700+ implementations, in more than 30 countries. Companies in life sciences, consumer products, discrete manufacturing and more, rely on Sparta.

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