During the COVID-19 pandemic, technologies in industries around the world were put to the test. Business continuity was at risk and digital transformation took center stage.
What is Digital Transformation?
Digital transformation is rethinking your present-day (though possibly outdated) operational model and implementing new technologies that help you create or modify processes and workflows.
It’s more than just “moving to the cloud.” Digital transformation is a fundamental change in how your entire organization operates. It necessitates a culture shift to embrace the digitalization of business processes and to adopt digital technologies like automation, artificial intelligence (AI), and virtual reality.
These technologies foster greater efficiency, effectiveness, and reliability in operations. For example:
- Automated quality control uses technologies like machine learning and robotics to automate repetitive tasks, reduce human error, and improve consistency.
- Real-time monitoring uses Internet of Things (IoT) devices and sensors to provide instant feedback on processes and allow for immediate adjustments.
- Predictive analytics uses data analytics and machine learning algorithms to anticipate potential quality issues, which makes it possible to implement proactive measures.
- Automated test platforms improve the accuracy, timeliness, and quality of testing by using scripts instead of a team of reviewers.
How to Optimize Digital Technologies and ROI
Whether your organization already had a digital-forward outlook or you had to create a plan for digital transformation, what now? Where do you stand in that initiative?
GxP requirements, validation responsibilities, and regulatory compliance haven’t eased up. However, innovative system development methodologies and progressive risk mitigation solutions are surging.
To help life sciences organizations achieve continuous GxP compliance for cloud and on-premises systems, there’s the USDM Integrated GxP Compliance managed service. It propels pharma, biotech, and medical device companies toward unprecedented optimization and transformation. It’s a catalyst for innovation, adaptability, and continuous improvement.
USDM Life Sciences specializes in optimizing a company’s existing technology with custom GxP configurations, which helps to simplify compliance and maximize the return on investment (ROI). We also have solutions to integrate legacy systems into modern tech stacks and ensure that they maintain continuous compliance. When you’re ready to update your IT roadmap, we’ll help you select advanced technologies to meet your business needs—and global regulatory requirements.
USDM User-Ready Cloud Partner Applications
When the pandemic mandated that employees work from home, companies were forced to rethink business workflows. It was a stark reminder that every organization should have a business continuity plan to ensure that operations are not severely impacted by a disaster or significant event.
To help your life sciences organization achieve a quick and effective digital transformation and maintain business operations, USDM applies more than 23 years of domain expertise and forms strategic partnerships with vendors that meet the quality and compliance demands of your regulated business. Our solutions include:
- Content management systems (CMS)
- Customer relationship management (CRM)
- Quality management systems (QMS)
- Clinical systems
- Supply chain
Rapid Cloud Implementation Case Studies
Learn how USDM helps life sciences organizations accelerate their digital transformation while maintaining continuous compliance. These case studies present problems and solutions for a variety of situations faced by companies large and small.
A Fortune 500 medical device manufacturer saw huge productivity gains. Cloud strategies from USDM helped them replace paper-based processes, reduce software license expenses by 85%, and migrate product data to a single platform.
Biopharma company Autolus needed eSignature capabilities for remote workers. Using validation templates from USDM, the company implemented DocuSign’s out-of-the-box functionality to obtain signatures 50% faster and reduce customer review time by 40%.
A global biotech company transformed its paper-based learning management system into a compliant digital process. The combination of Salesforce, DocuSign, and USDM Cloud Assurance helps the company submit training records 80% faster.
A leading biotechnology company was burdened by manual paperwork. The company transitioned to electronic signatures and records and stays continuously compliant with USDM Cloud Assurance for DocuSign.
USDM Cloud Assurance
USDM’s Cloud Assurance™ is a managed service subscription that simplifies GxP compliance for your life sciences organization. From implementation to ongoing validation maintenance—including new software releases—your cloud applications remain continuously compliant.
Whether you’re getting started, getting better, or getting ahead in your digital transformation, Cloud Assurance helps to amplify the use and value of your GxP technology. It automates testing activities and supports full-suite regression testing. Automated and ongoing software testing helps ensure that your regulated systems maintain compliance no matter how often vendors release updates, changes, and patches.
To build on the trust that customers have in Cloud Assurance, Cloud Assurance Certified technologies undergo a rigorous compliance, security, and data integrity assessment by USDM that demonstrates their compliance with the consolidated global health authority statutory and regulatory requirements. It helps to ensure that your technology is the best choice for your life sciences organization.
Generate Value with USDM Managed Services
GxP technology investments are meant to support your business goals and outcomes. Automated process workflows, automated testing, and supporting services must be planned, measured, and monitored to ensure the best possible outcomes. The integrated GxP compliance approach goes beyond the superficial cost narrative. It ensures that your organization has a managed services program that is scalable, trusted, and responsive to changes—and tailored to your business needs. USDM provides this with a framework that enables you to define and measure value.
Maximize the ROI of your IT investments and enable transformative outcomes for your people, processes, and technology. Contact us today to get started.