Hitachi and NextDocs have formed partnership in document management solutions for pharma manufacturers. Both the parties are expected to provide NextDocs Document Management System to the life sciences companies in Japan.
NextDocs is expected to provide software licenses and solutions to customers and Hitachi will provide supporting services including business consulting, system integration, training, operation and validation support for drug regulations. NextDocs will provide necessary support to Hitachi sales, marketing and technical personnel.
NextDocs claimed that its NextDocs Document Management System makes it easier to manage trilateral common application documents. It is also compliant with FDA 21 CFR PART 11, which deals with the FDA guidelines on electronic records and electronic signatures in the US.
NextDocs Document Management System runs on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. Customers are able to reduce costs for program development and shorten times for implementation by using NextDocs standard functions and the content management functions of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007.
Hitachi said that this partnership is part of its ongoing plan to strengthen solutions in the area of pharmaceutical research and development.