Enterprise Content Management Blog
Enterprise Content Management (ECM) is the way a business organizes and stores documents so they can be used effectively. Now, more life science companies are looking for ECM solutions as the need for regulatory compliance grows. Some companies fear legal liability associated with compliance requirements. Non-compliance could even create financial risk for your organization. Some particular challenges for life science companies are how to use and preserve records and unstructured data. With the growing number of compliance regulations, the importance of keeping track of necessary documents is more important than ever before. USDM is a global leader in ECM for…
Why is legacy decommissioning so important? Because keeping legacy systems alive means high costs for IT to cover maintenance of hardware and software. With aging hardware and software, the 'know-how' for using the systems diminishes quickly and often only a few people within an organization retain specific knowledge around the systems. As regulated industry implements updated, more compliant solutions for their enterprise needs - legacy systems must be retired or removed from service. Many of these legacy systems contain critical data to meet regulatory requirements. What happens to the data stored in those legacy systems? Decisions must be made as…
Is your data garbage? Are your attributes fit for the dumpster? Would it be easier to find a document if it were literally in the trash can next to your desk? USDM has a recycling program where we will take all your junk and transform it to beautiful, accessible information- saving time and money. ECM SYSTEM DATA CLEAN UPWe often encounter clients who complain that their ECM solution does not meet their current needs. Some of the reasons frequently encountered are: The initial system was set up poorly, Over time the system has grown so large and unwieldy (ECM creep)…
Our extensive experience in the ECM space for the Life Sciences has enabled us to put together best of breed documentation for the implementation and validation of ECM solutions. These packages can be purchased directly from USDM and comprise of the following documentation for various ECM platforms: Installation and Configuration Best Practice Guides Common Deployment Strategies (80/20 rule of common functionality in a typical Life Science company) Validation Template Documents: Validation Plan Risk Assessment Specification Documents (Requirements, Functional, Design) Qualification / Test Protocols (IQ / OQ / PQ / UAT) Traceability Matrices