Merck’s Use of Appian for Regulatory Information Management
Blog: Appian Insight
Last week was an inspiring and informative experience at the DIA (Develop Innovate Advance) 52nd Annual Meeting in my hometown of Philadelphia.
So many of our wonderful Pharma customers stopped by to chat, share great experiences, and innovate. We also had the pleasure of entertaining many folks that are new to Appian.
As I mentioned and wrote earlier, much of our interaction at DIA revolved around Regulatory Information Management (RIM).
One story that stood out was one fro our customer, Merck. With help from Princeton Blue, Merck recently implemented RIM capabilities, designed and developed on the Appian Platform. The RIM solution includes an interface to their Projects and Portfolio Management systems, as well as the existing Controlled Document Management system.
Merck uses these systems to support the collection and maintenance of controlled documents that are a part of regulatory submissions to regulatory agencies in support of marketing authorizations and new drug applications and their regulatory submissions.
Prior to implementing RIM, Merck stated they had various issues that were cutting down on their ability to effectively, and efficiently handle regulatory affairs. Specifically, regulatory portfolio planning and milestone tracking were disconnected from the submission process, there was redundant data entry, and there was onerous data aggregation hindering certain decision making processes.
Now, with the new RIM capabilities, Merck is able to cut down on repeat data entries, provide real-time visibility for submission authors and communities, and improve productivity through a simplified user experience.
Merck is able to do all planning submissions through one single tool allowing for the analysis of the full portfolio of projects, showing status and milestones reached, and easier resource planning. All of this expedites the introduction of new drugs to market by making the process run smoother, and faster, and hopefully making the jobs of Merck employees somewhat easier.
Want to know more about RIM? Check out this RIM Webinar Appian recently hosted on all its capabilities. Then, after you’ve given that a listen, shoot me an e-mail and we can chat about RIM’s capabilities specific to your Pharma needs.
Life Sciences Global Practice Lead, Appian
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