Autonomy Meridio Enables Extract Technology to Enhance Capabilities in Compliance With Manufacturing Regulations

CAMBRIDGE, England and BELFAST, Northern Ireland , June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that Extract Technology, a leading supplier of containment systems for the pharmaceutical, chemical and biotech markets, has implemented its Meridio records management solution to improve compliance with current regulations, while augmenting the company's information management processes. The new Extract Technology system, used by the company's worldwide staff members, can now be integrated with third-party collaborative software and business applications, such as ERP and CAD systems. A key business driver of improving customer service has also been boosted with quicker access to information. Meridio partner, Kainos, was the Systems Integrator for the project.

Extract Technology, a market leader in the design and manufacture of innovative containment systems for more than 25 years, services customers in more than 50 countries worldwide, including AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer, as well as a host of generic manufacturers. Based in the United Kingdom , Extract Technology works in a number of highly regulated industries. The company is required to store and manage approximately 200 to 2,000 records for each project that they handle, many of which need to have CE marking, showing that they conform to mandatory European directives. Autonomy Meridio's records management solution enables Extract Technology to store a wide variety of documents that range from contract details to design, testing and maintenance records, and it covers a wide range of file formats from emails and Microsoft Excel spreadsheets to project plans, CAD drawings, and other graphical presentations.

"Our selection criteria included the ease of use, support of data formats and file types, secure remote access from offices worldwide, as well as the ability to migrate all existing documentation from our previous system to the new one," said Martin Price , project manager at Extract Technology. "Since the implementation of the Autonomy Meridio records management solution, we have immediately realized significant business benefits. The Autonomy solution enables us to comply with regulatory requirements, and it also provides us with a secure information store that can easily be integrated into our business processes. It has given us the ability to manage our entire project document collection from emails to drawings, saving us significant time and overhead costs. Staff can now work effectively on projects pre- and post-order, with secured access to key data from the salesman to the shop floor."

"Dealing with the ever-growing volume of electronic documents within enterprises has become one of the major challenges for worldwide IT and Legal departments," said Nigel Hutchinson , CEO of Autonomy Meridio. "In order to comply with regulatory requirements while minimizing storage costs, it's important for companies to find an effective records management solution. The Autonomy Meridio records management solution has helped hundreds of customers to manage information efficiently while meeting regulatory responsibilities and delivering a high level of customer service. We are very pleased to partner with Kainos to power the new Extract Technology's system."

For more information on Autonomy Meridio solutions, please visit http://www.meridio.com.

About Autonomy

Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L) is a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise and is spearheading the meaning-based computing movement. Autonomy's technology forms a conceptual and contextual understanding of any piece of electronic data including unstructured information, be it text, email, voice or video. Autonomy's software powers the full spectrum of mission-critical enterprise applications including information access technology, BI, CRM, KM, call center solutions, rich media management, information risk management solutions and security applications, and is recognized by industry analysts as the clear leader in enterprise search.

Autonomy's customer base comprises of more than 17,000 global companies and organizations including: 3, ABN AMRO , AOL, BAE Systems, BBC, Bloomberg, Boeing, Citigroup, Coca Cola, Daimler Chrysler, Deutsche Bank, Ericsson, Ford, GlaxoSmithKline, Lloyd TSB, NASA, Nestle, the New York Stock Exchange, Reuters, Shell, T-Mobile, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Autonomy also has over 300 OEM partners and more than 400 VARs and Integrators, numbering among them leading companies such as BEA, Business Objects, Citrix, EDS, IBM Global Services, Novell, Satyam, Sybase, Symantec, TIBCO, Vignette and Wipro. The company has offices worldwide.

The Autonomy Group includes: Autonomy ZANTAZ, the leader in the archiving, e-Discovery and Proactive Information Risk Management (IRM) markets; Autonomy Cardiff, a leading provider of Intelligent Document solutions; Autonomy etalk, award-winning provider of enterprise-class contact center products, Autonomy Virage, a visionary in rich media management and security and surveillance technology and Autonomy Meridio, a leading provider of records management software.

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