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Microsoft SharePoint For Clinical Development Plans


There’s been a lot of talk recently about SharePoint 2016. This latest version is especially appealing to life sciences companies because it supports the flexibility of a hybrid on-site/cloud implementation. That means that organizations who aren’t quite ready to fully embrace the cloud have the power to host certain features in-house behind their firewall and others in the cloud – without sacrificing the ability to simultaneously search all of the content.

Here’s one example of how a pharmaceutical giant is using SharePoint as a collaboration space for their clinical development plans (CDPs):

As a global organization, the contributors to CDPs are located all over the world, so the company needed an effective way to gather all of their input, communicate about conflicting ideas, maintain control over draft documents, and support the approval process for final documents.

Through a combination of out-of-the-box features and custom workflows, the company was able to institute an efficient process for CDP creation that supports multiple users making edits simultaneously without overwriting each other, clear traceability to individual contributors, document version control, and approval workflows with email notifications. Document approvers can even sign using their mobile devices.

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Marin Richeson

Marin joined the life sciences industry in 2001. Over the course of her tenure, she has held roles in clinical finance, IT, quality assurance, and validation. The diversity of her experience provides her with a unique perspective on the interconnectedness of this complex, multi-faceted industry. Marin Richeson is a lead business consultant in Perficient's life sciences practice.

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