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Extreme Customer Experience Makeover

Digital innovation continues to disrupt industries at lightning speed. Today’s organizations are transforming their entire business – from strategy to operations, technology to culture – to better deliver value to their customers. In 2017, we compiled the top 10 trends leaders needed to know when it came to their digital transformation journey. In this 10-week […]

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Working With Multiple LOCAL_XE Databases In Siebel IP2016

In Siebel IP2016, the Sybase database was replaced with Oracle’s own XE database. The switch has presented some advantages and some drawbacks. One of the advantages is that you can have multiple instances. In my case, I have one instance for each IP2016 project that I am working on. This is the blog that I […]

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [April 2018]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to […]

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Top 5 Pharma & Medical Device Blog Posts From March 2018

Now that April is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in March – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. Collaboration In Pharma Is Surging […]

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Join Us At Oracle Industry Connect 2018

Perficient is sponsoring Oracle Industry Connect April 10-11 in New York City, and we would like our valued clients to be there. Several key representatives from our life sciences practice will be available to discuss any of your ongoing or upcoming initiatives. Mike Grossman, General Manager Dennis Dougherty, Business Development Executive Rudolf Coetzee, Business Development […]

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What Is OracleXEConfig?

A new utility was provided with Siebel version 16.0 (i.e., IP2016) that is quite useful. OracleXEConfig allows you, as a developer, to have multiple Oracle XE instances on your computer and enables you to quickly switch to one that is active. It also allows you to create empty local databases. This is extremely useful if […]

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How To Free Up Disk Space For The Installation Of Siebel IP2016

I recently started working on a project where I am using Siebel IP2016. IP2016 uses Oracle XE for local development and requires a lot of free disk space to create and initialize the local database. I use Oracle’s excellent (and free!) VirtualBox version 5.2.8. The specific virtual machine that I was using was a Windows […]

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How To Override The Default “Primary User” In Siebel

By default, Siebel out-of-the-box does not allow you to change the Primary Flag in MVG applets. This includes Clinical Site, Accounts, Protocols, etc. Here is an example: On the Site Management screen, press the icon for the Team MVG: This opens the Pick Team MVG Applet. Note that the Primary Flag field is read-only. Now, […]

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Collaboration In Pharma Is Surging

There is probably no headline that comes out of a pharmaceutical company more frequently than one relating to collaboration. Collaboration between pharmaceutical companies and academia, hospitals, start-ups, and large pharma has been happening for a long time. However, the focus on collaboration has intensified in recent years, and for the right reasons. In fact, you […]

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [March 2018]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to […]

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Top 5 Pharma & Medical Device Blog Posts From February 2018

Now that March is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in February – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. Interest In AI And Cognitive […]

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Philanthropy Continues To Increase In Pharma

It’s true that life sciences companies are in the business of developing medicines, devices, and other therapies to treat medical conditions. It’s also true that hearing stories of patients who have been helped by the use of medicines and medical devices can be incredibly rewarding. However, many successful companies feel the urge to take more […]

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Sustainability Is More Important Than Ever In Pharma

The business of sustainability remains an important aspect of pharmaceutical and medical device companies for a number of reasons. A recent report from the Boston Consulting Group found that pharmaceutical companies that have more ethical operations are more profitable and valued than their competitors. In fact, to reduce the risks associated with environmental, social, and […]

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Interest In AI And Cognitive Is Rising In Pharma

Artificial intelligence (AI), cognitive computing, and machine learning are becoming more common in the industry. The need to scour and analyze large sets of data is giving life sciences companies new intelligence that would never have been realized before. The technology is making a big impact on healthcare decisions and patients. When it comes to […]

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Innovation And Digital Are Changing Life Sciences

The industry continues to flex its muscle when it comes to innovation through the use of digital technology. While life sciences companies over the years have tended to be laggards in this respect as compared to other industries, they’ve really come to understand the importance of using digital technology. It’s a necessity. It’s an integral […]

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Argus Safety, Oracle Clinical & RDC Release Notes [February 2018]

Perficient’s Life Sciences practice regularly monitors the software release notes for several Oracle Health Sciences applications, including: Argus Safety Oracle Clinical/Remote Data Capture (OC/RDC) Thesaurus Management System (TMS) Generally speaking, we review release notes at the beginning of each month for the previous month. On occasion, there are no new releases and, therefore, nothing to […]

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Top 5 Pharma & Medical Device Blog Posts From January 2018

Now that February is here, I thought it would be neat to look back at what our readers found most interesting last month. Below are the top five blog posts Perficient’s life sciences practice wrote in January – they’re ranked in order of popularity, with number one being the most viewed piece. [Guide] 2018 Pharmaceutical And Medical […]

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Building Better Safety Profiles With Real-World Data & Evidence

The use of real-world data has exploded in recent years and will continue playing a crucial role in 2018. Almost every major pharmaceutical and medical device company conducts real-world studies to build better safety profiles for their products, as well as support initial study findings. Real-world data can come from a variety of sources including […]

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Public Awareness & Education Campaigns Essential In Pharma

One of the biggest trends in the industry is the continuation and proliferation of public awareness and education campaigns. For example, most healthcare experts agree on and believe in the importance of prevention. Yet, convincing patients and caregivers that vaccination is one of the best forms of prevention is difficult. Instead, people wait until they […]

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The Case For Involving Treating Physicians In Subject Recruitment

Clinical Leader recently published an article in which the author and a representative of Pfizer made some really interesting points about the role of treating physicians in clinical subject recruitment. The typical approach to recruitment is to target patients directly. On the surface, this approach may seem patient- or customer-centric, but when you look a […]

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