How Does Content Management Fit In The Life Sciences Industry?
Pharmaceutical companies must grapple with more risk than ever. There are competing demands of data storage, regulatory requirements, and keeping up with industry best practices, policies and procedures.
Omnichannel pharmaceutical content management meets this challenge by centralizing your content without one singular content platform. This closed-loop approach to pharmaceutical and life sciences content management creates a sustainable path for writing, reviewing, and approving content within a modular, componentized content strategy.
Unifying your operations with a life sciences content management tool frees you from traditional constraints. Life sciences companies must develop and enforce their own quality system internally that is relevant to their product portfolio to generate evidence that they are following strict procedures. Using content management systems for life sciences makes it easier to standardize processes — eliminating roadblocks, optimizing patient safety and paving a better way toward innovation.
Quark’s single source-of-truth supports life science industries in creating, managing, and publishing analytical procedures and test specifications for pharmaceutical ingredients. These solutions ease the pressure that the constant scrutiny that life science sectors face for providing the highest level of consistency, security and compliance.
Benefits of Content Management In Life Sciences
The fact is that most pharmaceutical companies wind up spending their time managing content for test analyses, labeling processes and more — and keeping up with the deluge of associated documents – instead of refining their products or innovating new ideas. A single safety update to a medicine can affect hundreds of labels involving different packaging, strengths, dosages, and local languages.
Meeting the challenges inherent in remaining in compliance for large-scale life sciences operations is a mammoth feat. The ever-moving target of shifting laws and regulations, and any unexpected product side-effects or incompatibilities resulting from adverse events, affects the electronic submission of pharmaceutical labeling, for example.
Moreover, agencies in the pharmaceutical industry feature a vast network of subject-matter experts, personnel, units, departments, divisions and stakeholders who must create and manage their content. The demands on the technical authoring process need to account for the needs of disparate markets and applications. They need an enterprise-wide system that harmonizes your pharmaceutical labeling operations. A dedicated pharmaceutical content management tool, can save resources, time, and money.
Quark and its partners have an established reputation in the pharmaceutical and life sciences community. We understand the unique challenges that life sciences content management presents, such as how local health authorities enforce regulations differently, and implement solutions that allow you to modernize your workflows using structured componentized authoring.
There are four key reasons why Quark is a go-to for pharmaceutical content management:
- Supplying proprietary software for industry-specific labeling
- Streamlining the entire content lifecycle from creation to consumption
- Providing tools that simplify compliance audits and collaboration capabilities
- Offering localization tools that help you sustain a global presence without exhausting your internal resources
How Quark’s Life Sciences Content Management Works For You
Quark Publishing Platform (QPP) NextGen has the unique capacity to accommodate each time-intensive activity within a singular application. We use a unified content repository — a CCMS — that acts as a single source-of-truth to store your critical asset components, including properties, graphics, notes, text and pictures. Additionally, we harness the power of modular content and XML metadata to create these assets as building blocks. These XML-enriched blocks simplify your content automation strategy, speed up publishing, and reduce human error.
Quark XML Author is a unique low-code/no-code plugin for Microsoft Word that empowers users to generate highly technical content components using the familiar Microsoft Word interface. Each component is paired with auto-generated XML metadata, making it simple and practical to reuse the blocks across the enterprise. Users who do not prefer Microsoft Word have the option of using Quark Author, a browser-based option which provides the ability for subject-matter experts to work productively together on any device.