eSignLive Technology and Bacompt Systems Inc. Partner

December 3, 1998

Together they create a Total Web Solution for the Approval and Management of Clinical Documents.

Montreal, Quebec, Canada - December 4, 1998 — Today, Bacompt Systems Inc. (Carmel, Indiana, USA) and Silanis Technology Inc. (Montreal, QC, Canada) announced a strategic alliance which will enable the two companies to provide the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and clinical research industries with a total web solution for the approval and management of clinical documents.

By incorporating Silanis Technology's ApproveItTM electronic approval software into Bacompt's Clinical Asset Management System (CAMS2000), business entities can now collaborate, retrieve, manage, distribute, and approve electronic documents of any type throughout the global enterprise. Regulated companies are able to meet the FDA rule on electronic signatures and achieve their ultimate goal of significantly shortening the time it takes to gain FDA approval for their new products.

"As the first off-the-shelf electronic approval solution to pass an FDA audit, ApproveIt is a tremendous addition to our CAMS2000 software," says David C. Peck, CEO of Bacompt Systems Inc. "We are now able to offer our regulated customers the ability to manage, route and approve their documents in a completely electronic environment. As a result, the track for FDA approval of their new products is shortened significantly, thereby decreasing time-to-market."

"Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies realize significant time and cost savings in the exchange, routing, management, archiving and retrieval of electronic documents with Bacompt's CAMS2000 software," comments Tommy Petrogiannis, President of Silanis Technology. "Our new partnership with Bacompt Systems Inc. will permit these regulated companies to operate with greater flexibility, in ways that will improve both the efficiency and the speed of their operations and regulatory processes."

FDA regulated companies will be able to streamline the time consuming and cumbersome document management and approval process. Document loss and the costs associated with management of a tremendous amounts of paper can be completely eliminated as Bacompt Systems Inc. and Silanis Technology provide a complete, end to end solution. Pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies are now able to maintain documents electronically throughout the entire approval process and develop innovative new drugs and medical devices faster and more cost effectively than ever before.

Bacompt System's CAMS2000 software provides pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies with the ability to manage both traditional clinical documents (e.g., Validation Protocol drafts, GMP's, GLP's, GDP's, SOP's, Certificate of Analysis reports, etc.) as well as non-traditional media (e.g., training videos, training audios, images, graphics, etc.). Capturing, archiving, annotating sharing, securing, displaying, distributing, and approving clinical trial documents is quick and easy with CAMS2000.

Silanis Technology's ApproveIt for Office is the leading electronic approval software in the market and has been FDA audited for use in regulated submission processes. The software was developed to meet the needs of both regulated and non-regulated corporations. Companies benefit significantly from ApproveIt's advanced approval automation capabilities, which include automatic placement of signature, and other approval related data such as name, date, department, etc. In order to quickly and efficiently complete multiple approval processes, this technology is essential, and works in any environment, as it manages the complex function of placing and recognizing approval data as separate from original document content. ApproveIt's electronic signatures are securely bound with approval audit information to the document, and travel with the electronic document making the software a flexible solution for any enterprise.

About Silanis

Founded in 1992, Silanis Technology Inc. develops ApproveIt, the industry's first and only multi-signature electronic approval management software. Over 400 organizations use Silanis products in government, business, insurance, medical, and health care sectors, including the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, TRW, Williams Group, Nationwide Insurance, and National City Bank. Silanis software is recognized for its mature feature set, security, ease-of-use, and simple integration.

About Bacompt Systems Inc.

Bacompt Systems Inc. is a full-service system provider and integrator specializing in document and information management for companies in the retail, healthcare, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and transportation industries. In business since 1980, the company is dedicated to implementing integrated business solutions to automate and manage information and work flow from the point of electronic capture through storage, retrieval, distribution and printing. Bacompt takes a unique approach in its information management services with an emphasis on client staff training and technology transfer as early as possible in the process. Relying on a top-down and bottom-up participation, Bacompt's proven process is based on an open systems architecture that's integrates its solutions with client's existing applications. More information is available by calling 1-800-533-7109, or by visiting the website at