Digital Transformation Services

Enabling organizations of all sizes to transform their business through better use of technology.

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Digital Transformation Services Overview

We help companies define a digital blueprint and develop a clear, actionable plan to achieve their vision.

Whether you are just getting started on your digital transformation journey or need support with implementation/change management challenges, we are here to help. We have over 20 years of experience across the entire value chain, from early research to manufacturing, including lab systems, manufacturing systems, enterprise systems, data and systems integration, knowledge management and semantic technologies, and data analysis and visualization.

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Digital Blueprint

Our Digital Blueprint service delivers a robust foundation for your digital transformation journey. This established, proven methodology is designed to reduce the time required by subject matter experts and leverages our extensive experience delivering similar projects.

Through a series of structured stakeholder interviews and workshops we define:

  • your current level of digital maturity
  • a digital vision to support your business goals
  • the digital roadmap to achieve that vision

The Digital Blueprint service includes:

  • Current state assessment to understand the key systems and tools used across the business
  • Business process and material/data flow mapping to identify areas for improvement
  • Business requirements analysis and documentation
  • Fit-Gap analysis of requirements to existing system capabilities
  • Capability Landscape across the business identifying gaps and relative priorities
  • Prioritized focus areas to improve the flow of data and increase data integrity, traceability, and reuse
  • Key findings, risks and recommendations, including market assessment and actions
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Whether you need guidance developing your digital strategy, assistance with on-going projects, or advice on post-implementation improvements – we're here to help ensure you are well equipped for your digital journey.

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Technology Selection

We provide independent advice and support to help you choose the right technology to support your business, including:

  • Business analysis and process mapping
  • Defining and prioritizing user requirements
  • Developing a robust, tangible business case for technology investment
  • Supporting the technology and vendor selection process

Technology selection starts with documenting detailed requirements linked to business use cases. Using our proprietary database of lab informatics technologies, we compile an initial list of those candidates with the best match to the requirements and coordinate initial demonstrations. The most promising suppliers are shortlisted to proceed to a Request for Proposal and in-depth, use-case driven, workshops to identify the preferred solution. We help you develop a tangible, quantifiable Return on Investment (ROI) analysis which forms the basis of a robust business case.

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Data Strategy & Governance

Our Data Strategy & Governance methodology leverages our knowledge of existing industry data standards and related organizations (e.g. ISO, Allotrope, Pistoia, ISA-88 etc.) to ensure you have the best data platform to support your business.

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Data governance can't just be solved by software, it requires long-term commitment and support across people, processes, and technology. Our approach involves:

  • Regular, clearly defined deliverables
  • Focus on business value and priority
  • Adaptable to different ways of working and project methodologies
  • Strong communication and guidance for business and IT
  • Awareness of change, and the impact on stakeholders

We help you identify key business entities and attributes within your organization (e.g. samples and their related properties), define and agree the related data standards/terminology, implement a governance model to maintain these and select and implement software/tools to manage these.

Technology Implementation & Configuration

To truly provide value, your research platforms and systems must be configured to firstly, support your organization's specific workflows, processes, and science; and secondly, to work in unison. ProPharma experts partner with you, taking the time to understand your requirements and needs, and then, in a holistic, software agnostic manner, implement the most optimal solutions accordingly. Backed with best-practice methodologies, as well as laboratory-based research experience, our team of experts will configure and implement each application your organization requires, and then ensure its optimal connection with the rest of your R&D ecosystem.

Validation, Quality & Compliance

Compliance isn't a checkbox, it’s our compass. Our experts ensure your projects align with industry standards and guidelines while keeping your unique needs and vision in sharp focus. From design to validation, we guide you through the entire lifecycle of business processes and technology solutions with emphasis on quality, compliance, and efficiency.

We specialize in seamless implementation of quality and technology solutions within the Life Science Industry. Our team have over 40 years’ experience across a wide spectrum of software solutions and hands on experience in GLP, GCP & GMP, Medical Devices, FDA, MHRA, EMA, ISO 9001, ISO 27001 and ISO 42001. With comprehensive knowledge from QMS to LIMS, ELN, SDMS, ERPs and a vast variety of laboratory instruments, equipment, and applications, we've got you covered.

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We provide risk-based adaptive consulting to empower organizations to develop, test, qualify, implement, and manage technology solutions and ensure successful outcomes:

  • Defining the landscape, weaving your business needs into technology and compliance recommendations, future proofing your operations
  • Effective planning to ensure successful approaches to qualification, migration, archiving, quality and compliance aligned with industry standards and guidelines
  • Strategic assessments enabling an adaptable and risk-based approach
  • Regular methodical testing and lean approaches to ensure fit for purpose and right first time
  • Develop and execute robust processes to maintain high standards of quality and compliance, ensuring smooth and efficient operations
  • Inspiring and upholding a quality culture and continuously improving and maintaining quality, integrity and security

Validation, Quality & Compliance Resources

On-going Support

The evolution and maturation of your science and operations does not stop once your research platform is implemented. Ensuring continual optimization of your systems and configuration of new applications and features can place time and personnel burdens onto an organization, especially if on-staff expertise is absent. ProPharma can provide on-going management services to supplement in this context.

Meet Our Digital Transformation Services Experts

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    Eliot Randle

    Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation

  • Roger Shaw Bio Photo

    Roger Shaw

    Senior Vice President, Digital Transformation

  • Dana Vanderwall Bio Photo

    Dana Vanderwall

    Senior Director, Digital Transformation

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Dana Vanderwall is an innovative leader in scientific solutions for drug discovery and digital transformation with over 25 years of experience in Pharmaceutical/Biopharma R&D.  Dana’s previous roles include Executive Director Enterprise Informatics at Schrodinger, Director, Biology & Preclinical IT at Bristol Myers Squibb, and Group Leader, Computational Chemistry at GSK. He is a member of the IUPAC Committee on Publications and Cheminformatics Data Standards, Chair of the IUPAC Subcommittee on HELM, a Fellow of the Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening and contributes to projects within the Pistoia Alliance related to data standards

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