Core technology provides a unified platform for managing content across all business functions, including R and D, clinical trials, manufacturing, marketing and sales
First Consulting Group (FCG) has launched version 3.0 of
FirstDoc, an enterprise content management (ECM) solution suite
in the life sciences industry.
The newest version offers
functional, usability and navigation enhancements designed to
solidify its position in the industry.
The FirstDoc solution,
built on the Documentum ECM platform, has been selected by six of
the top ten pharmaceutical companies, many of which are
implementing the solution as the ECM standard across their
FirstDoc is the cornerstone of FCG's array of
consulting, technology and outsourcing services that are designed
to help life sciences leaders improve return on investment at all
phases in the drug development lifecycle.
FirstDoc is the core
technology that provides a unified platform for managing content
across all business functions, including R and D, clinical
trials, manufacturing, marketing and sales and medical
FirstDoc is said to be the only suite
of solutions in the life sciences industry that offers full
enterprise functionality in an out-of-the-box, regulatory
FirstDoc delivers ECM functionality specific
to the life sciences industry without the need for costly
FirstDoc 3.0 offers significant usability
improvements designed to significantly improve the user
experience while performing their job functions by providing
greater ease of navigation and simplification of application
System administrators will notice significant
improvements in performance and can now manage users via the
FirstDoc web interface.
All of these improvements equate to
measurable gains in efficiency and productivity.
With the 3.0
release of FirstDoc, FCG says it has applied its deep domain
knowledge to address typical problem areas within the
These problem areas have been answered
through improvements in features, functions, and automatic
integration with other core organisational systems, such as
electronic publishing systems.
With the system's robust new
capabilities, companies can streamline submissions, increase ease
of publishing, and ensure greater levels of compliance through
enhanced system and security checks.
"FCG clients rely on
FirstDoc for global scalability, including multilingual
capability and the ability to adapt to local business practices.
"They also rely on our experts for their domain knowledge
and in-depth familiarity of the specific challenges and processes
inherent in a pharmaceutical company environment.
combination provides a regulatory-compliant solution that has
brought to our clients real productivity gains and increased
ROI," said Jeff Klein, vice president, global delivery for
FCG's life sciences practice.