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January 21, 2021 - Biotech Manufacturing Software – There’s a shift in the wind!

Fran Daly

I’ve been working the last nine years for a software integration firm, named for Apps Associates. We are headquartered outside of Boston in the Biotech Startup hot spot. Since Cloud Software as a Service solutions first became available around 2015, we have been standing up Oracle Cloud based manufacturing solutions for a boat load of Biotech start-ups. We’ve seen it really start to take off. For the first few years, it was always the same model – stand up Financials first, then an outsourced Supply Chain solution that focused on Demand / Supply Planning and integration with external contract manufacturers (CMO’s). These early stage companies did not have the funding or expertise to do scaled up manufacturing. So they outsourced it. Oracle had a great CMO Supply Chain solution with an extensive integration model for easy collaboration with CMOs and suppliers. For these clients, it was all about the supply chain visibility and coordination. That’s all they needed.

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August 26, 2015 - New Tools to Improve the Way We Manage Clinical Trial Expenses

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Clinical Trian ExpensesClinical trials are often the single largest expense for early stage Life Science companies. If your company is not managing these expenses to the best of its ability, there’s a risk of running out of funding for existing trials or not being able to fund important new trials. While companies often think they are being economical by using Excel spreadsheets and keeping a hoard of accountants busy till midnight, this approach is often less efficient than investing in the right set of tools to plan, capture and track Clinical Trial Expenses. In fact, with today’s availability of cloud-based solutions, it is really no longer a large up-front investment as much as it is a monthly subscription cost. Continue reading “New Tools to Improve the Way We Manage Clinical Trial Expenses”

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July 2, 2015 - 3 Applications of Big Data in Life Sciences

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Product DevelopmentBig Data is a simple phrase to describe a complex topic. Big Data is applied to the very large volume of data that cannot be processed with traditional IT tools such as databases. This data often comes from a variety of sources including your customers, the internet, and social media and it’s often unstructured and in many different formats. Continue reading “3 Applications of Big Data in Life Sciences”

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October 15, 2014 - Financial Analytics – Breaking Down the Barriers!

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Ok, so your CFO has decided your company needs Financial Analytics and you’ve been assigned to lead it. Of course, it has to be done right away and on an extremely tight budget. We need some ROI, you know!

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