Automsoft wins Technical Innovation Award at Ireland's leading technology event
Automsoft recognised by Irish Software Association for providing mission critical software to the worlds leading manufacturing companiesDublin, 19th November 2002: Automsoft, a global provider of advanced database software for process industries, has won the Technical Innovation Award at the prestigious Irish Software Association Annual Awards. The Award was presented to Paraic O'Toole, Chief Executive Officer of Automsoft, at the event on Friday for the significant commercial advantages Automsoft'sproduct suite RAPID delivers to its customers in the global pharmaceutical, gas and oil, and food and beverage sectors through innovative product design.Working predominantly in the pharmaceutical sector, Automsoft is already operating in 8 of the worlds top 20 pharmaceutical companies including Wyeth BioPharma and Genzyme Corporation with its product RAPID-Pharma. Commenting on the win, CEO Paraic O'Toole said, "The award for technical innovation recognizes the commercial application of breakthrough technology representedby RAPID-Pharma, which delivers substantial benefits to our customers around the world. Our team identified the opportunity represented by eliminating the existing performance barriers in database technology which, in turn, enabled Automsoft to offer true visibility of the production process while ensuring compliance with FDA regulations."Automsoft's database software manages the collection, storage and analysis in real time of large volumes of production data in highly-regulated process manufacturing environments. As a breakthrough technology, it goes beyond the boundaries of conventional data management software by increasing the volumes of data, and event per second performance by a factor of 10. The result offers a level of visibility of production operations at sub-second intervals enabling a new chapter in process optimization opportunities. The RAPID product enables process manufacturers to track their important batch data in a seamless fashion by overlaying on their existing manufacturing infrastructures while also ensuring compliance with FDA regulations governing electronic signatures and electronic record keeping. On the global and commercial significance of the Award for Automsoft, Paraic O'Toole commented, "We are immensely proud to have won this award in Ireland, and ourselves and fellow nominees prove that Ireland is still the most competitive and progressive technology economy in the world. The Irish software sector remains focused on delivering products that demonstrate the tangible benefit that software innovation can offer business. This award isnot only significant to us but will be held in high regard by our global customers who recognize Ireland as a leading force in technology innovation."Attended by Charlie McCreevy TD, Minister for Finance and Mary Hanafin TD, Minister for the Information Society, and addressed by Paul O'Dea, Chairman of the Irish Software Association, the Award ceremony had a record attendance of over 500 guests representing the high caliber of technology companies growing out of Ireland.The other short-listed companies in the Technical Innovation category included Aurium, EMuse, Network 365, Orbiscom, Scientific Systems, Sepro and Comnitel.About AutomsoftAutomsoft is the leading global provider of advanced database software, designed specifically to manage production data for process industries in a highly secure environment. The company's core product suite, RAPID(tm), allows manufacturers to collect, store, analyze and report on production data, bridging islands of information throughout the plant. By providing one true and reliable picture of the manufacturing process, RAPID becomes apowerful business tool helping to improve production quality, reduce costs and meet regulatory requirements. RAPID's industry-specific software helps to maximize the production process for gas and oil, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, chemical and utilities industries. RAPID-Pharma, designed exclusively for the pharmaceutical sector, is operating in 8 of the world's top 20 pharmaceutical companies and complies with the FDA's 21 CFR Part 11regulation on Electronic Records and Electronic Signatures. Founded in 1994, Automsoft is located in Princeton, New Jersey and Dublin, Ireland, and has sales offices in the UK and Germany. Automsoft has customers in North America, Scandinavia, UK, Ireland, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium. Automsoft is a member of the OPC Foundation and ISPE, and works with a global network of partners. For further information, please visit www.automsoft.comFor further press information, please contact:Andrea Bigger / Gillian HardyAutomsoft18 Lansdowne RoadDublin 4Tel - 00353 (1) 449 1100Fax - 00353 (1) 449 1199E - firstname.lastname@example.org/ email@example.com
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