An amazing array of new technologies has driven major paradigm shifts in biotechnology and pharmaceutical discovery. Web enabled collaboration and Knowledge Management applications are both part of and means to manage the development of new drugs, installation of a new plant or facility and building marketing strategies, with potential to transform project and organizational performance.
When it comes to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, collaboration , activity management and knowledge management plays vital roles. “Communication, Co-ordination and access to information" embody some core features of collaboration and "Context, Content, Communities and Connectivity" characterize knowledge management. A Manager must ensure that communications are fully addressed. Often under-estimated, this is a major task, particularly in sizeable, late-phase of a project and when a Manager also has significant "line" or scientific responsibilities. The system should be able to assist the stake-holders to effectively communicate, make clear projects plans, share information and store data securely. Another important fact is to recognize that most research generates data and information relating compounds and systems. This data enables to take decision on the project progression. Reducing time from "data to decision" is an important attribute of well-applied KM. This is achieved through easy connectivity and data access, effective collaboration between teams and clear communication.
Designtech ProjectCoordinator is a single solution covering collaboration, project management and knowledge management aspects that are the key driving factors in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.