fme blog: your topics, our thoughts

We keep you informed!

Keep Talking: Why Communication Is the Key to a Successful Project

Keep Talking: Why Communication Is the Key to a Successful Project

The success of a project often comes down to one thing: communications. In our experience, far too many projects fail to meet milestones, miss objectives and goals, or end up costing far more than originally anticipated, simply because clear communications weren’t established right from the start of the project and carried through.
Veeva R&D Summit Puts Focus on Innovation and Best Practices

Veeva R&D Summit Puts Focus on Innovation and Best Practices

For those of us on the services side of the life sciences industry, connecting with industry clients and colleagues is crucial to ensure changing needs are addressed. The 2019 Veeva Global R&D Summit, held in Philadelphia from 8 to 10 September, was a golden opportunity to connect with industry leaders, hear about pain points and advances in areas such as regulatory information management (RIM), and share common objectives.
Updates from the OpenText Enterprise World Conference in Toronto

Updates from the OpenText Enterprise World Conference in Toronto

Life Sciences organizations are always under pressure, working with ever-expanding regulations and having to ensure that processes are documented and documents are stored securely.
A master plan: why master data management is key to successful migration projects

A master plan: why master data management is key to successful migration projects

Content migration projects are complex and time-consuming. It’s well understood that time needs to be devoted to planning and identifying the data for systems migration. But many organizations overlook the importance of master data management. This oversight can create huge problems when executing a data migration project, leading to significant delays.
Checklist for a Successful OpenText Documentum D2 Implementation

Checklist for a Successful OpenText Documentum D2 Implementation

Whether you’re undertaking a first-time implementation of the OpenText Documentum for Life Sciences Quality and Manufacturing solution or you’re migrating to the platform from another software solution, you’ll want to employ a best-practice-based approach to ensure you’re setting up your organization for a stress-free implementation.
Lost in translation: Why complex EDMS projects often miss the mark

Lost in translation: Why complex EDMS projects often miss the mark

Misalignment of teams and failure to meet project goals and timelines are an all-too-common problem with big technology projects. Many life sciences businesses have gone through this experience when deploying, migrating, and managing Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS) and the ancillary systems they support.
Quality in migration projects – “a life necessity” in the Life Sciences industry: Interview with Markus Schneider

Quality in migration projects – “a life necessity” in the Life Sciences industry: Interview with Markus Schneider

Markus Schneider, Managing Consultant and Life Sciences Expert at fme AG in Frankfurt, is one of the leading migration specialists in Central Europe. He is leading a team of application- and content-migration experts focused on the Life Science and especially the Pharmaceutical industry.
Getting an Edge with Your Box Migration So It’s Efficient, Fast and Focused

Getting an Edge with Your Box Migration So It’s Efficient, Fast and Focused

Whenever you start thinking about data migrations, it’s almost impossible not to jump to all the potential challenges. Even the most well-run projects can be derailed at any point. That’s because most migrations are often complex efforts that require detailed planning that takes into account how users are going to conduct business during the transition phase without the pain can frequently accompanies the migration.
User Forum Brings Life Sciences Community Together

User Forum Brings Life Sciences Community Together

Networking and learning from the experiences of other organizations is integral to business growth. That is the primary objective of the one-day Life Sciences User Forum (LSUF) meeting sponsored by fme and OpenText.
BoxWorks – From the perspective of a Life Sciences Consultant

BoxWorks – From the perspective of a Life Sciences Consultant

At the end of August I was able to attend the BoxWorks conference in San Francisco, subtitled “The Future of Work”. I have to admit, I went there with only a little pre-knowledge and with the history (baggage?) of being a long-time Documentum consultant.
ECM in the Life Sciences Market: Bringing the Cloud Discussion Down To Earth

ECM in the Life Sciences Market: Bringing the Cloud Discussion Down To Earth

It’s been very interesting to watch how the Cloud has had an impact on Enterprise Content Management in the Life Sciences market over the past year or two. I doubt that there are too many observers with knowledge of the market that believe that its impact has been anything other than positive. But as with most “no brainer“ disruptive technologies, it’s still finding that the path to adoption is not quite as simple and straight forward as it might at first appear.
Why OpenText Documentum products and Cloud Computing are complementary!

Why OpenText Documentum products and Cloud Computing are complementary!

OpenText Documentum is a full-fledged and mature server-based Document Management System which is accepted e.g. by the FDA and therefore widespread in pharmaceutical companies.