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Pharmaceutical Quality in the Cloud – Key Takeaways from Last Week’s Webinar

Pharmaceutical Quality in the Cloud – Key Takeaways from Last Week’s Webinar

Bernard Jee, Product Manager, Pilgrim Quality Solutions

Last week, we hosted a webinar called “Make the Move – Why Pharmaceutical Quality is Better in the Cloud.” During the webinar, speakers from PwC, Concerto Cloud Solutions, and Cardinal Health shared their perspectives on the changing drivers in quality, compliance, and patient safety, and how many of those challenges are best met using cloud-based quality management tools. If you missed last week’s webinar, you can view the Make the Move to the Cloud On-Demand Webinar here.
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Make the Move – Why Pharmaceutical Quality is Better in the Cloud

Make the Move – Why Pharmaceutical Quality is Better in the Cloud

Larry Ferrere, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy & Chief Marketing Officer, Pilgrim Quality Solutions

It’s time to make the move to the cloud. Most businesses are taking advantage of cloud-based applications, private clouds, or cloud data storage on some level. In recent years, the cloud has surged in popularity, and many business are making the move. Early adapters and small businesses view the cloud as a way to reduce IT infrastructure and resource costs, and also as a way of gaining access to technologies that might normally be reserved for larger companies.

Today, businesses are realizing increased benefits from cloud-based technologies beyond just cost savings. For the Pharmaceutical industry, many of the challenges that quality and compliance teams currently face can be simplified by deploying a quality system in the cloud. Let’s take a look at how a cloud-based quality system can propel your compliance efforts to the next level.
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Identity and Access Management in Quality and Compliance

Identity and Access Management in Quality and Compliance

Stanley Curtis, CTO and Senior Vice President, Software Engineering, Pilgrim Quality Solutions

Identity and Access Management (IAM) has become a necessary part of enterprise IT and the security infrastructure of an organization. While mostly driven by security concerns, IAM also makes life simpler for the end user of enterprise applications. This is particularly true in today’s world of tight integration between disparate enterprise software and the continuing increase in the adoption of ‘Best of Breed’ SaaS applications. (more…)

5 Speed Bumps You Must Negotiate on the Road to Rapid EQMS Deployment

5 Speed Bumps You Must Negotiate on the Road to Rapid EQMS Deployment

Rob Harrison, Research Analyst, LNS Research

When an organization has determined a quality process improvement imperative and resolved to take a time-sensitive course of action by harnessing technology in the form of EQMS, there are critical elements that must be considered to ensure success. These elements relate specifically to meeting the timeline demands while guaranteeing the solution delivers the correct functionality in a secure and responsive manner without compromising user adoption and potential for improvement and expansion. (more…)

Pushing Paper (Or Not): Cloud-based Document Management Saves Time, Reduces Risk

Pushing Paper (Or Not): Cloud-based Document Management Saves Time, Reduces Risk

Mark Crawford

Sometimes the most important step in a successful product launch is knowing where the documents are—getting delayed by not being able to find the documents the FDA insists on seeing (or worse, having to start over) is a major drag.  The same is true when it comes time for an FDA audit. (more…)