Chairman and CEO, Jim Walker of Octagon Research Solutions, Inc., a pioneer and leader in the electronic transformation of clinical R&D in the life sciences industry, today announced availability of a new optional publishing module for Octagon’s flagship product, ViewPoint®. The module provides support for electronic publishing activities such as document rendering and concatenation as well as traditional paper publishing.
The ViewPoint platform provides the process visibility and control to manage complex, cross-functional enterprise processes while add-on modules support specific operational capabilities such as electronic data capture, eCTD compilation and resource estimation. ViewPoint PUBLISH adds comprehensive publishing capabilities including document rendering, bookmarking and hyperlinking as well as paper publishing capabilities such as volumization, creation of tables of contents, automatic insertion of cross-references for hyperlinks to aid in navigation of paper submissions and embedded print instructions for PDF (Portable Document Format) files. The feature-rich module provides transition capabilities for organizations that are moving from paper to electronic submissions and necessary functionality for those companies who are submitting applications in regions where paper is still a legal requirement.
Kirk Gallion, president, Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. noted, “As companies continue to take advantage of the powerful metrics and reporting that ViewPoint offers, we are seeing increased requests to support specific functional areas of the drug development process. We have several cases where ViewPoint has been deployed to one department and once the organization sees the power of process metrics, the scope of the project expands to other functional areas. We are responding by enhancing the ViewPoint platform with additional technology choices and accompanying services that address both strategic enterprise needs and functional operational requirements.”
James Walker, chairman of the board and CEO added, “We haven’t found a process yet that wasn’t significantly improved with the implementation of ViewPoint. The ViewPoint PUBLISH module will automate publishing tasks while leveraging the deep process metrics that ViewPoint is known for. It’s the best of both worlds. Clients get critical functional area capabilities that have an enterprise level impact.”
ViewPoint PUBLISH and the entire suite of Octagon’s technology innovations will be available for demonstration at the DIA 43rd Annual Meeting in Atlanta, GA, June 17-21, 2007. Octagon’s exhibit booth is number 1309.
About Octagon Research Solutions, Inc.
Octagon is a pioneer and leading process-centric solutions provider that offers a suite of regulatory, clinical, process, and IT solutions to the life sciences industry. Octagon synchronizes processes and increases automation to reduce island-to-island inefficiencies within the clinical research and development process. We leverage the power of electronic submissions through deep domain knowledge, cross-functional electronic submission expertise, a holistic process approach, and integrated solutions. Octagon is headquartered in Wayne, PA, with European headquarters in Amersham, UK.