Whether your organization is a 25-person biotech startup or a billion-dollar global pharmaceutical company, you face the same critical challenges that impact your business every day: reducing risk, speeding time to market and ensuring compliance.
For smaller organizations, it’s a challenge because IT systems designed to help in these areas have traditionally been out of reach – either due to high investment costs, resource requirements or a combination of both. Unfortunately, the lack of content management systems to support these critical processes can lead to insufficient control of documentation and time-consuming, manual processes that result in errors, delays and increased risk of non-compliance.
For larger organizations, it’s still a challenge but for different reasons. Many companies have customized content management systems in place. While custom-tailored solutions certainly met the organization’s needs at one time, they usually hinder the kind of agility that companies need today.
Alternatively, some organizations have a mix-and-match infrastructure of departmental solutions – once best of breed, but now outdated. The ability to harmonize and share data across these systems to unify key business processes and drive efficiency is a very tall order.
Yet others maintain multiple and often duplicate systems resulting from mergers and acquisitions. Regardless of what the infrastructure footprint looks like, the cost to maintain these systems often takes a big bite out of limited IT budgets.
At the intersection where some companies need to get up and running quickly, with minimal IT resources at a lower cost while others need to improve agility, and reduce maintenance costs while (more…)