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Why Pharma Execs Want A More Favorable Tax Climate

The idea of companies moving their businesses to other parts of the world to benefit from lower taxes is not new. Allergan, the maker of Botox® and other drugs, transferred its global headquarters from New Jersey to Ireland in 2013. Medtronic moved its headquarters to Ireland in 2015, once it completed the acquisition of Covidien, […]

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How To Debug Code In Siebel

While Siebel developers have always been encouraged to use non-scripting solutions to implement custom business functionality, almost every Siebel Clinical (CTMS) implementation project that I have worked on has included an integration component, and in almost every instance, it has required some coding with Siebel eScript. But, how do you debug your custom code? For […]

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New Patch & Update For Siebel IP2016…And A Few Words On IP2017

While we are waiting with bated breath for Siebel Innovation Pack 2017 (IP2017), Oracle managed to sneak in a patch release for IP2016. Here is how you can find version 16.10 on the “My Oracle Support” site: Side Note: I attended an IP2017 dog-and-pony show last week and saw a lot of goodies for everyone. […]

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Oh My, Where Has The Time Gone?

Next week, we are exhibiting at Oracle Industry Connect (OIC) 2017 in Orlando, Florida. For those not familiar with OIC, it is a conference dedicated to a variety of verticals, including Life Sciences and Healthcare. Prior to the existence of OIC, the Annual Oracle Health Sciences User Group (OHSUG) Meeting was an event devoted to users […]

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[Guide] The State Of The Life Sciences Industry

Last year’s presidential election invoked a great deal of angst in the pharmaceutical industry, with the cost of drugs taking center stage for a good portion of some candidates’ campaigns. While the things candidates said they would do could very well be different from what they might actually do, their words and records were enough […]

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Fortune’s 6 Best Life Sciences Companies To Work For

Fortune just released their list of the 100 best companies to work for in America. The survey, which was compiled by Great Places to Work, generated feedback from over 230,000 individuals. The data collected and analyzed took into consideration a variety of aspects that have the potential to influence people’s feelings towards their workplace, including […]

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The Trump Administration’s Impact On Pharma

There are plenty of articles out there about how the pharmaceutical industry may be affected by Donald Trump’s presidency. The problem is that nobody exactly knows how things are going to pan out over the next few years. When it comes to health insurance, the price of drugs, and the quality of providers across the entire health […]

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Upgrade Steps For Siebel Clinical 16.9 With Troubleshooting Tips

As a technical resource at Perficient, many of the projects I work on relate to Siebel CTMS upgrades. Usually, our customers who are running Siebel CTMS 8.1.1.11, or earlier versions are interested in upgrading to the latest version. As of today, the most recent version is 16.9. At a high level, Siebel CTMS upgrade projects […]

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Release Notes: Oracle/Perficient’s Clinical Apps [March 2017]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, as well as our own clinical and safety systems. The systems covered in our review are: Oracle Systems Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Perficient Systems ASCEND (Siebel CTMS) Generally speaking, we review release […]

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Importance Of User Interface Design When Reviewing Clinical Data

In the previous post, I talked about varying levels of scrutiny for data review and what happens when recording the user actions. In this post, I will talk about the importance of the user interface for a review. Successfully navigating requirements, design, development, testing, user acceptance and ongoing support of any application requires user involvement […]

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