Life Sciences

Oracle Argus Safety On-Premises Is Not Going Away

Many questions and concerns have been floating around the Oracle Health Sciences customer community about Argus Safety’s future on-premises releases. That’s great news for customers who are running the system in-house and might want to upgrade.

As a partner with deep expertise in Argus, as well as PV/safety services that include application support, cloud hosting, implementations, patching, upgrades, migrations, system configuration, and process reengineering that helps address regulatory and business requirement changes (phew!), we’re happy to see Oracle’s transparency in a note that Bruce Palsulich, Vice President, Safety Product Strategy, sent out to the company’s Safety Consortium members:

“Presently a significant majority of our customers utilize Argus on-premise, with increasing numbers moving to the Oracle cloud every year. As long there is a significant installed base on-premise, we will continue to provide on-premise feature releases. As the next step in that delivery, we expect to provide a new release in 2021 that will extend Premier Support (meaning new patches/releases) for another five years.”

Not surprisingly, Oracle also plugged in the benefits of moving to the Oracle Argus Cloud infrastructure.

Whether you decide to continue using Argus Safety on-premises or are interested in moving to the cloud, keep us in mind for all of your safety and PV needs!

And before you read the communication from Oracle, in its entirety, below, I want to invite you to a webinar that we are hosting next week. Oracle will provide a demo of Clinical One and share the product roadmap. Feel free to register here.


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Dear Oracle Safety Consortium Member,

We have heard some concerning feedback lately regarding inaccurate information presented by organizations outside of Oracle regarding the future of on-premise releases of Argus Safety.

Contrary to these reports, we have no plans to eliminate or de-support the on-premise version of Argus in the foreseeable future. What do we envision as the “foreseeable future”? Presently a significant majority of our customers utilize Argus on-premise, with increasing numbers moving to the Oracle cloud every year. As long there is a significant installed base on-premise, we will continue to provide on-premise feature releases. As the next step in that delivery, we expect to provide a new release in 2021 that will extend Premier Support (meaning new patches/releases) for another five years.

There are many advantages of moving to the Oracle Argus cloud from eliminating infrastructure procurement, provisioning, patching, securing, operating, monitoring, dictionary loading, version upgrading etc., but we realize that you will make that decision if and when appropriate for your organization. That being said, as we are developing more and more advanced capabilities enabled by AI and machine learning, we are shooting for the moon. If we can deliver more advanced capabilities by leveraging Oracle Cloud High Capacity Compute and GPU Compute than can be supported on generic on-premise compute environments, then we will very likely have more enhanced capabilities being released on cloud and “light” features being released on-premise. In line with this approach, our Safety One Intake product, which leverages machine learning to process unstructured and structured AE intake source content, is a cloud service, but it seamlessly integrates with both Argus on-premise and Argus Cloud.

We proudly have the PV industry’s largest and most capable partner network supporting the Oracle Safety offerings. We encourage partners to facilitate conversations on how to best achieve your PV business objectives leveraging the current Oracle Safety portfolio of products.

With our rapidly evolving innovation efforts, your best source of information on the future of Oracle Safety products is Oracle, either via the Oracle Safety Consortium or in direct meetings. We look forward to continued engagement and welcome your feedback as we transform Pharmacovigilance together over the coming years.

Sincerely,
Bruce Palsulich
Vice President, Safety Product Strategy


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