CEO & Chairman 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 the availability of ViewPoint® for Document Management, a solution that combines document management, authoring templates, document standards and expert guidance in one pre-configured environment designed to support enterprise authoring processes in the life sciences industry.
The new offering evolved as Octagon incorporated document standards from its eCTD JumpStart™ offering with its StartingPoint® submission authoring templates within the ViewPoint® enterprise process management environment. By mobilizing processes through ViewPoint and utilizing existing document management capabilities such as check-in/check-out and version control, ViewPoint for Document Management offers the structure and standards required to support the entire document lifecycle, from authoring through to submission.
ViewPoint for Document Management is available in two models. The traditional install/implementation model for deploying ViewPoint continues to be a popular choice. The new hosted model eliminates installation, hardware and validation costs and provides a connection to Octagon resources. Jim Walker, chairman and CEO of Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. commented, “ViewPoint for Document Management deployed through a hosted model is a perfect fit for small organizations that need document management and authoring capabilities but don’t have the infrastructure or technology support team to maintain a large document management system. Plus, they can take advantage of Octagon’s process and submission resources to augment their current staff while still gaining all of the process management benefits of ViewPoint.”
Kirk Gallion, president of Octagon Research Solutions, Inc. added, “The ViewPoint hosted model is also a natural fit with our ViewPoint eCTD Complete package which provides eCTD compilation, viewing and validation. ViewPoint for Document Management is about people, process and technology. We are making sure our clients don’t compromise with point solutions and paper-based processes.”
ViewPoint for Document Management will be demonstrated at the Drug Information Association’s Conference, eCTD: The Future is Now, being held on November 15-16, 2007 at the Omni Hotel in San Diego, CA. For more information or to schedule a demonstration, please contact Octagon Research Solutions at (610) 535-6500 or visit Octagon’s website.
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 Berkhamsted, UK. Octagon’s EDC Operations are located in Mountain View, CA.