Sharepoint: A proven platform for compliant collaboration and productivity

04 June 2014 | Gabor Fari, Director of Business Development & Strategy, Health and Life Sciences

Discovery, development, regulatory submissions, manufacturing, marketing, and sales. All of these areas along your life sciences firm’s value chain involve complex collaboration and content management processes. You need ways to streamline these processes and make sure the right people can get the right information. And, at the same time, you need to feel confident that the appropriate privacy and protection features are in place to meet regulatory requirements.

For more than a decade, our partners have been taking advantage of the power of the Microsoft SharePoint platform to help their customers tackle their challenges related to compliant collaboration and productivity. I am excited to share some of their stories with you in our just-released white paper.

In the white paper, you can read about the specific solutions each partner offers to help with processes across the life sciences value chain—from early-stage discovery and clinical trials to FDA submissions and manufacturing. The partners offer their first-person accounts of what the SharePoint experience has been like for them and their customers over the years. They also explain why they rely on SharePoint as their platform of choice for their life sciences applications. Testimonials from the following partners are included in the white paper:

Plus, you can see demonstrations of these partners’ life sciences applications at the Drug Information Association (DIA) annual meeting, which will be held June 15–19 at the San Diego Convention Center. There, you can see how their solutions can increase efficiency and support decision making to help you stay ahead of the competition in the fast-moving and ever-evolving world that is life sciences today.

SharePoint has been helping life sciences firms innovate for more than a decade. And just as the life sciences industry and technology have evolved over the years, so too has SharePoint. Initially, it was offered as an on-premises solution only. Now it is also offered in the cloud. Microsoft announced a cloud-first development approach for the platform at our SharePoint Conference 2014, and many of our partners offer cloud-based life sciences applications. This is spurring a leap forward in how life sciences customers can use the platform to innovate—especially when it comes to enabling collaboration among global teams in a highly secure, compliant environment.

It could be argued that SharePoint has played a pivotal role in fostering innovation in the life sciences industry over the years. But don’t just take our word for it. See what leading life sciences technology developers and consultants have to say about the breadth and depth of the use of SharePoint in the life sciences industry in the white paper.

And we hope to see you at DIA. You can learn more about what Microsoft and our partners will be doing there in my colleague Andrea McGonigle’s recent blog.

As always, please reach out to us with your questions or feedback by sending us an email, or letting us know on Facebook or via Twitter.

Gabor Fari
Director of Business Development & Strategy, Health and Life Sciences