Claims to automate and simplify document creation, review and approval cycle
CSC has launched a new version of FirstPoint document management and collaboration offering to help life sciences organisations improve user productivity by automating and simplifying the document creation, review and approval cycle.
The company also announced plans for a FirstPoint release on Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 early in the third quarter.
The company claims that FirstPoint 2.0 is compliant with the life science industry’s taxonomy standards, including, international conference on harmonisation (ICH), electronic common technical document (eCTD), E3 essential clinical documents and the DIA EDM reference model.
According to CSC, the application utilises the built-in functionality in Sharepoint, adds those features necessary for highly regulated environments, and fully complies with the FDA’s 21 CFR Part 11 requirements including audit trail, electronic signature and enhanced security. Its workflow engine facilitates the automation, functionality and flexibility needed to address specific vertical business requirements.
CSC said that the FirstPoint’s business modules are fully integrated on its enterprise compliance platform and include research and development, clinical/electronic trial master file (eTMF), quality and manufacturing, and sales and marketing. It is browser-based, tightly integrated with SharePoint, and leverages Microsoft Silverlight for engaging, interactive user experiences that can integrate with Microsoft Office applications.
Brian Boruff, vice president of emerging technologies and strategic growth markets at CSC, said: “The release of FirstPoint 2.0 substantiates CSC’s commitment to providing our clients with optimised content management solutions on the SharePoint platform. In addition to the enhanced functionality, we will offer FirstPoint as part of our enterprise-wide cloud computing platform.”