How Validated SaaS Succeeds in Life Sciences

April 1, 2011

For emerging and mid-sized life sciences manufacturers, the Software as a Service (SaaS) approach offers a viable alternative. The SaaS delivery model has grown in popularity over the last few years for its rapid deployments and cost benefits. For companies with limited resources and aggressive timetables, the concept seems attractive.  In this white paper, we look at the benefits of an ERP SaaS solution for growing life sciences companies.

Validation becomes an issue in traditional SaaS scenarios. The requirements around GMP and validation require a manufacturer to have its own dedicated server so it can have a documented Installation Qualification (IQ). In a multi-tenant environment, where multiple companies are hosted on a single server, an IQ is impractical. As well, when an update is released, a life sciences company running a validated system can’t simply be told, “Your platform will be upgraded on Saturday night.”

This white paper looks at the benefits of SaaS in an environment that allows companies the security of a single-tenant environment with industry-specific solutions for life sciences.

Read the full paper.

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