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Compliant Manufacturing Operations in Life Sciences Companies: Compliant Operations to Lead the Competition


For many life sciences organizations, a key impediment to compliant manufacturing operations remains the disconnect between enterprise and plant systems. This results in unsynchronized business processes and inadequate use of resources, which in turn increases the risk of non-compliance and inadequate quality of finished products. Find out why simply connecting systems is not enough to fully overcome these challenges.

challenges of life sciences companies  total cost of ownership. Challenges Inconsistent levels of quality and compliance Lack of visibility across manufacturing operations O perational inefficiencies across the plant floor and the enterprise Supported Business Processes and Software Functions Enterprise planning and control – Establish an achievable master plan aligned with customer requirements and business objectives and constraints, and control manufacturing activities across all plants Plant-level operations – Plan and manage Read More

Managing the Aches and Pains of Long Cycle Times: Automating Controls for Pharmaceutical Manufacturers


One of the biggest challenges (or business pain points) for pharmaceutical manufacturers (or life sciences companies) is the long cycles that are required for research and development (R@D) and product approval. This is particularly a challenge for manufacturers of generic drugs, for which cycle times can average 20 months or more (and the full time-to-market period upwards of 12 years). Why

challenges of life sciences companies  One of the biggest challenges (or business pain points) for pharmaceutical manufacturers (or life sciences companies) is the long cycles that are required for research and development (R&D) and product approval. This is particularly a challenge for manufacturers of generic drugs, for which cycle times can average 20 months or more (and the full time-to-market period upwards of 12 years). Why are long cycles a problem? Simply put, it comes down to the familiar equation that “time = money.” More time Read More

chinadotcom in the "Process" of Acquiring Ross Systems Part Two: Challenges and User Recommendations


Initial indications are that this is a strategic investment by chinadotcom that will allow Ross Systems to expand its product footprint and capitalize on its process industry expertise. Given the market opportunity for all types of manufacturing in China, chinadotcom will have to resist the temptation to expand a highly focused Ross’ software product to new, unsupported verticals.

challenges of life sciences companies  Challenges and User Recommendations Challenges On September 4, Ross Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ROSS), a global provider of enterprise software primarily for midsized process manufacturers, and CDC Software Holdings Inc , a wholly owned subsidiary of chinadotcom corporation (NASDAQ: CHINA), an integrated enterprise solution and software company, announced that they have signed a definitive agreement whereby CDC Software will acquire Ross Systems in a merger valued at approximately US$68.9 million. Following Read More

Enterprise Contract Management for Life Sciences: Integrating Contract Creation, Administration, and Execution


Leading life sciences companies are recognizing the need for synchronized, enterprise-wide pricing and contract management processes. An integrated solution can provide the transparency needed to satisfy auditors, balance pricing with go-to-market strategies, and support sales and finance—including accurately predicting margins. Find out about solutions that offer support for enterprise pricing and contract management.

challenges of life sciences companies  Management To address the challenges of contract management, leading life sciences companies are developing contract strategies that harmonize pricing guidelines, company policies, and contract terms across the enterprise. In support of such strategies, these companies realize a need for: Flexible and configurable contractdevelopment and contractmanagement solutions supporting diverse rule sets and deal offerings that can vary by customer segment Effective measurement and management of contract Read More

Enterprise Mobility in Life Sciences: Responding to Change and Transforming Healthcare Delivery


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Davidson Companies


Davidson Companies is a leading regional financial services holding company in northwestern United States composed of five subsidiaries and 1,200 employees. The company’s back-office infrastructure could no longer support the timely and efficient administrative and financial reporting across all business units. Find out how TEC’s approach to software selection helped Davidson choose a fully integrated system in just 6 months.

challenges of life sciences companies  Companies Davidson Companies is a leading regional financial services holding company in northwestern United States composed of five subsidiaries and 1,200 employees. The company’s back-office infrastructure could no longer support the timely and efficient administrative and financial reporting across all business units. Find out how TEC’s approach to software selection helped Davidson choose a fully integrated system in just 6 months. Read More

Justification of ERP Investments Part 1: Quantifiable Benefits from an ERP System


Studies that surveyed manufacturers about the impact of ERP systems on firm performance indicate that company size and industry do not affect the results. Benefits have been indicated for large and small firms, whether they make standard or custom products or are in discrete or process manufacturing environments. This section explains the quantifiable benefits in terms of several areas of improvement. Reprinted from Maximizing Your ERP System by Dr. Scott Hamilton.

challenges of life sciences companies  of ERP Investments Part 1: Quantifiable Benefits from an ERP System Originally published - February 13, 2004 Justification of ERP Investments* The expected return on investment provides the cost justification and motivation for investing in ERP. There are quantifiable benefits as well as intangible benefits in the ERP investment decision. The quantifiable benefits have a bottom-line impact on profitability, asset turnover, and a potential effect on stock value. This section discusses the Read More

Analysis of Active Voice's Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc.


Active Voice will integrate all of PhoneSoft's functionality into their existing "Unity" voice-messaging product to target Lotus Notes Domino R5.

challenges of life sciences companies  of Active Voice''s Acquisition of PhoneSoft, Inc. Event Summary SEATTLE, /PRNewswire/ - Active Voice Corporation (Nasdaq: ACVC), a global provider of unified messaging and computer telephony software solutions announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held PhoneSoft Inc., a leading provider of true unified messaging solutions for Lotus Notes/Domino. Market Impact PhoneSoft, Inc. is a privately held company that focuses on unified messaging solutions (UM), including email, Read More

University of Maine System Selects AiM From AssetWorks


AssetWorks, a leading provider of workplace management software solutions, announced it has secured a contract with the University of Maine System to provide a comprehensive integrated workplace management system (IWMS). The AssetWorks IWMS solution goes beyond traditional enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions by supporting real estate portfolio management, space management, operations and

challenges of life sciences companies  of Maine System Selects AiM From AssetWorks AssetWorks, a leading provider of workplace management software solutions, announced it has secured a contract with the University of Maine System to provide a comprehensive integrated workplace management system (IWMS). The AssetWorks IWMS solution goes beyond traditional enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions by supporting real estate portfolio management, space management, operations and maintenance, capital planning and project planning, and Read More

The Dollars and Sense of Web Identity Management: How SaaS Cuts the High Costs of Web Access and SSO by 75 Percent


IT infrastructure software has a well-established track record for experiencing frequent cost overruns and missed deadlines. Expensive software and extensive customization are the key contributors to increasing identity management costs to four or five times more than the price of the initial identity software license. Learn how software as a service (SaaS) can reduce the cost and complexity of IT infrastructure.

challenges of life sciences companies  Dollars and Sense of Web Identity Management: How SaaS Cuts the High Costs of Web Access and SSO by 75 Percent IT infrastructure software has a well-established track record for experiencing frequent cost overruns and missed deadlines. Expensive software and extensive customization are the key contributors to increasing identity management costs to four or five times more than the price of the initial identity software license. Learn how software as a service (SaaS) can reduce the cost and complexity Read More

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challenges of life sciences companies  of America AKG of America needed an open system based on industry standards, and one that was packaged, not custom developed. AKG also needed a system with enough flexibility to sustain growth. Find out why AKG chose Infor Visual. Read More

Best-of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On


The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches.

challenges of life sciences companies  of-Breed Versus Complete CAD-PLM Suites: The Debate Rages On The PLM world is currently witness to fervent debate on the most appropriate type of PLM/CAD software. Best-of-breed solutions offer the needed capabilities and hence integrate the necessary software modules as per the customer’s needs, whereas all-in-one CAD/PLM suites attempt a “one size fits all” approach. In his report, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic provides his view on the intricacies of these two approaches. Read More

Eco-mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation


Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless, surveys show that few data centers actually use this mode, because of the known or anticipated side effects. Unfortunately, the marketing materials for these operating modes do not adequately explain the cost/benefit tradeoffs. This paper shows that eco-mode provides a reduction of approximately 2% in data center energy consumption and explains the various limitations and concerns that arise from eco-mode use. Situations where these operating modes are recommended and contraindicated are also described.

challenges of life sciences companies  mode: Benefits and Risks of Energy-saving Modes of UPS Operation Many newer uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) systems have an energy-saving operating mode known as “eco-mode” or by some other descriptor. Nevertheless, surveys show that few data centers actually use this mode, because of the known or anticipated side effects. Unfortunately, the marketing materials for these operating modes do not adequately explain the cost/benefit tradeoffs. This paper shows that eco-mode provides a reduction of Read More

Comparing the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On-premise Business Management Applications and SAP Business ByDesign


This document analyzes the cost of ownership for a typical on-premise small and medium enterprise (SME) business management system, and compares it to the cost of an equivalent SAP Business ByDesign implementation. It uses a mixture of different on-premise systems rather than any single vendor's product. Although there are many similarly equipped business management products available, they all compete closely on price.

challenges of life sciences companies  the Total Cost of Ownership of SME On-premise Business Management Applications and SAP Business ByDesign This document analyzes the cost of ownership for a typical on-premise small and medium enterprise (SME) business management system, and compares it to the cost of an equivalent SAP Business ByDesign implementation. It uses a mixture of different on-premise systems rather than any single vendor''s product. Although there are many similarly equipped business management products available, they Read More