Press Releases

Security Improvements Including Multi-Factor Authentication Added to G2

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) ensures the user signing in has not stolen credentials from another user.  When MFA is enabled, the user must request a six-digit code as part of the log-in process.  A user preference determines whether the code is received by Email or in a text message.  The code is then entered and validated before the user is granted access to the Slingshot platform.  If the code is lost (e.g., caught in a spam filter), the user can request another.  After several consecutive codes are issued, without a successful sign in, the user’s account is locked and the security administrator is notified.

Improvements were also made to Slingshot’s “Single Sign On” (SSO) capability. These security enhancements will be available as part of release G2-14.2.  For more information contact

Slingshot Extends Workflow Capabilities with “Document Queues”

Slingshot’s “Document Queues” module automates the handling of documents received from multiple sources (e.g., Image, EDI, IDOC, XML or Direct Entry).  Routing rules enforce compliance with company policies and streamline processing steps.  Document throughput is accelerated, data-capture accuracy improved, and processing costs reduced. “Document Queues” is especially appropriate for companies receiving large numbers of document with complex processing streams.

The “Document Queues” module allows documents to be automatically routed through multiple vali-dation, approval, and processing steps.  Routing rules can be set up by Entity and Document Type.  Rules can pertain to externally interfaced “staged” documents as well as production documents en-tered directly into Slingshot.  Each step can ‘pass’ causing the document to proceed to the next step, or ‘fail’ causing the document to route to a new Queue for review, data maintenance, or archival.

Slingshot Expands Pharma Customer Base

Sentry BioPharma provides temperature controlled GMP storage, order fulfillment, supply chain management, labeling and other services to pharmaceutical manufacturers.  Sentry operates are out of two facilities in the United States and one in Denmark providing secure storage with strict environmental controls and auditability.   Sentry has licensed Slingshot Requisition Management, Purchase Order Management, Pharmaceutical Inventory and Connect integration software.

Astellas Pharma Inc. is a Japanese multinational pharmaceutical company.  Aestellas mission is to Contribute toward improving the health of people around the world through the provision of innovative and reliable pharmaceutical products.  Astellas has licensed Slingshot Pharmaceutical Invoice and Radio Frequency modules for operation at its main North American facility in Marlboro MA.

Slingshot Announces GxP Validation Package

Slingshot has extended its pharmaceutical software offering to include software and services allowing pharmaceutical manufacturers and laboratories to meet the ongoing needs for software validation.  The GxP Validation Package includes documentation, test scripts and an environment for efficiently completing required GxP validation processes.

Operational Qualification Scripts
Each menu item for each user role in the eStock-Pharma application is associated with one or more test scripts.  Each script has set up documentation and detailed test steps.  In total, over 100 test scripts provide click by click proof that all application functions comply with the Functions Specification document and your SOPs. 

Installation Qualification Templates

Pedigree Tracking Facility Added to eStock

Slingshot’s inventory management module now records and distributes drug pedigree information in compliance with the Drug Supply Chain Security Acts (DSCSA).  A Transaction statement with the seven required DSCSA assertions and Transaction history Information documenting changes in ownership is captured for each lot received.  The review and acceptance of pedigree information is required before finalizing a receipt. 
For outbound shipments, a Transaction Statement is “e-signed” as part of the shipment confirmation process.  This statement and associated transaction histories are forwarded with the shipping documentation (electronic and/or paper). 

eStock-Pharma Added to ERP Suite

Slingshot is releasing a pharmaceutical inventory control module to meet the needs of laboratories, and manufacturing organizations.  This new application incorporates the features formerly offered as “Pharma Extensions” to Slingshot’s Inventory application and adds a number of new features specific to the pharmaceutical industry.

eStock-Pharma is GMP/GLP compliant software providing:

1.    DSCSA Pedigree Tracking
2.    Dual Lot# Tracking (internal and manufacturer)
3.    Lot Attributes by Material Type
4.    Material Sampling Control
5.    Test Results and Certificate of Analysis Tracking
6.    Material Statuses including “Quarantined”, “Released”, “Expired”, “Quality Hold”, “Destruction Hold”.  Receipt status defined by material type.
7.    Shelf Life Control with Automatic Expiration

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