SCA: A solution that works from author through IT

IT teams are the unsung heroes of every enterprise organization. From securing endpoints, maintaining the network and troubleshooting, to executing new technologies that can change the course of business, IT is busy. And, like many departments, IT is often under-resourced and overworked. The last thing they want is to undertake launching a solution that requires extensive support or barriers to implementation.

For IT managers in Life Sciences organizations, the challenges are no different — but the stakes can be even higher. It’s critical for IT to ensure IP is protected and that technology works for the users. It’s also important that technology investments solve more problems then they create (like consolidating multiple programs into one platform or working the way they are supposed to after implementation).

Adding new solutions into the mix can be a gamble. How long will it take to update each system? How much training is required to get employees up to speed? Can it easily scale if the company grows? These are just a few of the concerns for IT.

Structured component authoring (SCA) is a game-changer for medical authors. With an easy-to-use interface, reusable approved content blocks and cloud-based connectivity, a SaaS SCA solution can improve the drug development lifecycle at every step of the process — without creating a hassle for IT.

SCA: Tech that plays nice with existing infrastructure

When deciding to implement a new software solution, IT has to examine the technology from its important vantage: is it secure? Is it reliable? How much time will this take to get up and running? Is it configurable to our system? And importantly, what does the user onboarding process look like?

Medical authoring has long relied on programs like Microsoft Word. Though this platform is intuitive enough (and requires little maintenance from IT), it’s not an efficient tool for Life Sciences documentation and publishing. There are too many opportunities for errors or omissions when using something that isn’t developed for the strict regulations and review process associated with the Life Sciences industry.

From compliance issues to time-consuming copying and pasting, using a product not designed for scientific innovation can slow down progress.The good news is, the right SCA solution can easily integrate with existing infrastructure while requiring minimal support from IT — yet still have some of the rich features and functionality that technology departments love. It is appreciated by both IT and authors because:

  • A simple interface means authors can start using without having to learn a complex programming language (and IT can focus on other issues)
  • Cloud-based hosting enables new users to be easily added
  • Built in checks and balances result in an audit trail that can keep documents compliant and secure
  • The single, integrated platform enables easy translation and multi-channel publishing

Unlock SCA capabilities with ease

Implementing a functional platform doesn’t have to be hard — For IT, or the rest of the organization. Though the Life Sciences documentation journey might be a long one, the right technology can help simplify the process. SCA consolidates multiple workflows, boosts compliance and reduces back and forth communications — without placing a strain on IT resources.

Docuvera is a structured component authoring SaaS solution designed specifically for the Life Sciences industry. Connect today to learn what our platform can do for your business.

View All Posts