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.
Typically, teams or committees are created across different business units and geographies, each with different goals and expectations.
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.
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.
It’s all about how to transition data fast and securely with minimal downtime or disruption to the organization and employees. But that’s much easier said than done in most environments – especially when you start thinking about the scale of content to be migrated and what’s technically required to make content “discoverable” through search so users can locate their documents quickly.
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.
The meeting held in April brought together business and technical leaders from within regulatory affairs, quality, and IT to share their experiences with regulatory content management strategies, technology implementation challenges, and leveraging next-generation digital tools to automate and improve business processes.