Bridgewater, NJ. February 26, 2008. LabVantage today announced that its SAPPHIRE™ Laboratory Information Management Suite (LIMS) has been licensed by a leading global provider of commercial cleaning and hygiene products and solutions. The company serves the food and beverage industry and other institutional and industrial end-users such building service contractors, retail outlets and health-care facilities.

The company sought a configurable-off-the-shelf (COTS) solution that could replace its antiquated home grown LIMS application for two of its quality control laboratories with out-of-the-box functionality that its team of system administers could rapidly configure and deploy. Using the SAPPHIRE Evergreen™ Web Page Designer, the company and LabVantage configured, tested, and placed SAPPHIRE into live production within a mere 18-day period.

“The entire process was managed professionally and went without a hitch,” stated the company’s Quality Assurance Manager. “The LabVantage team’s expertise and ability to think outside the box were critical to the success of the project. Because of their efforts, I know our organization will continue to build on the SAPPHIRE LIMS platform and plans have already been initiated to move SAPPHIRE LIMS globally.”

The global rollout will leverage SAPPHIRE’s multinationalization features, including language translation, and its zero footprint, thin-client architecture for easy, secure access to all user functionality. The company also leveraged the SAPPHIRE out-of-the-box functionality to configure and automate a new a raw materials skip-lot testing process for its LIMS.

In addition, the company has also licensed and is deploying the SAPPHIRE CAPA (Corrective and Preventive Action) Module. The CAPA Module is a seamless extension of SAPPHIRE and provides complete functionality for monitoring planned and unplanned incidents, performing root cause analysis, and implementing risk mitigation procedures. SAPPHIRE’s CAPA Module ensures a responsive laboratory environment, facilitating the delivery of quality products.

“The ease of use, quick configuration, professional service, and the ability to support global implementations all played a prominent role in their selection of LabVantage’s SAPPHIRE,” stated Jim Aurelio, CEO & President of LabVantage. “This implementation experience and success with SAPPHIRE showcases the swift value and configurable- off-the-shelf benefits that SAPPHIRE can deliver for organizations with similar legacy systems.”

About LabVantage. LabVantage Solutions, Inc., an innovative global provider of enterprise solutions tailored for leading laboratories, serves discovery, development, formulation, process research, raw material testing, and quality management laboratories across multiple industries. LabVantage’s SAPPHIRE, a zero-footprint laboratory information management suite, is tailored to manage an organization’s critical laboratory information across its worldwide R&D pipeline and manufacturing supply chain to optimize productivity and more effectively share knowledge. LabVantage is headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, U.S.A. Further information about LabVantage and SAPPHIRE is available at

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