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Why Do You Need an Electronic Quality Management System (eQMS)?

Why Do You Need an Electronic Quality Management System (eQMS)?

This question is one of the most asked during my last 3 years practicing as a consultant in the life sciences industry. Here is how I respond to the most common objections, explaining the multiple benefits clients can take advantage of when working with an electronic Quality Management System (eQMS).
Managing CRO Sponsor Compliance in Veeva Vault Clinical

Managing CRO Sponsor Compliance in Veeva Vault Clinical

The main lesson learned from ourfirst blog post in this series on best practices with Veeva Vault Clinical – keep it simple. Know the work to be done in the environment, take ownership and roll out the “welcome mat“ for your users by configuring the application to reduce the noise and minimize the learning-curve confusion of unnecessary features.
Reducing the “noise” – How to tailor Veeva Vault Clinical to your individual needs

Reducing the “noise” – How to tailor Veeva Vault Clinical to your individual needs

Have you ever bought a cool, new gadget with all the bells and whistles, only to find that you're not using it to it's full capabilities? Well, this is can be a challenge for Veeva Vault Clinical customers, as well! Vault customers often come to us with an out of the box environment with such a broad range of powerful features, that the system goes underutilized. Here's how we suggest to mitigate...
AWS Sumerian as Quality Training – Digital Learning in the Enterprise

AWS Sumerian as Quality Training – Digital Learning in the Enterprise

Employee further training is nowadays one of the key challenges various industries (education, energy, medicine & health, manufacturing, etc.) are facing. As opposed to the past, when all training took place on paper, today learning can and should take advantage of computer-based, interactive technologies - to put it simply: digital learning.
My journey through Life Sciences

My journey through Life Sciences

My passion for Life Sciences began when I started my apprenticeship at an old-established pharmaceutical company based in Cologne as data processing specialist.
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.