DIA Electronic Documents Management Conference– NextDocs Corporation today announced a major upgrade to the company’s Microsoft Office SharePoint Server-based software suite for life sciences companies. Version 3.5 of the NextDocs Regulatory Document Management System includes an entirely new module for managing clinical documents as well as new features that enhance users’ ability to easily manage regulated content.
The Clinical Documents Module joins the SOP Management Module and the Regulatory Documents Modules as a component of the NextDocs Document Management System. It provides an out-of-the-box solution for collaboration and document sharing between sponsors, investigators, site monitors and vendors, and includes support for scheduling and tracking of site monitor visits, documentation of investigational products protocols and support for essential study documents such as investigator brochures, study protocols, 1572s, informed consent forms and investigator CVs.
Like all NextDocs components, the Clinical Module sits on the NextDocs Compliance Platform and addresses the full set of regulatory requirements such as those prescribed by 21 CFR Part 11.
According to Zikria Syed, the CEO of NextDocs, “The Clinical Module is a major extension of our product’s capabilities to a new set of business processes. By utilizing SharePoint Server, we can provide both a collaborative portal for study participants and a fully compliant document repository for regulated documents.”
The new release also includes new usability features including the ability to conduct parallel reviews and annotations using Microsoft Word and the ability to launch workflow and lifecycle processes directly from Microsoft Word.
“Employees at life sciences firms want a seamless, familiar and easy-to-use interface when completing regulatory documentation and collaborating with peers,” said Michael Naimoli, U.S. life sciences industry solutions director, Microsoft Corp. “Version 3.5 of the NextDocs Regulatory Document Management System addresses these issues with new features that utilize Microsoft Word to launch workflow processes and SharePoint Server for document management – enhancing the overall user experience.”
“The new features that are in this release are very important to our customers,” said Matt Walz, the company’s Chief Technology Officer. “And by taking advantage of the integration of SharePoint Server and Microsoft Word, we were able to add these powerful new features while staying true to our goal of providing ‘compliance without complexity’.”
NextDocs (nextdocs.com) is a leading provider of fully FDA 21 CFR Part 11 compliant Microsoft Office SharePoint Server-based document and quality management solutions for the life sciences companies. Our mission is to deliver cost effective, easy to use document management software which provides immediate productivity increases for companies operating in regulatory environments. NextDocs customers include pharmaceutical companies, bio-techs, medical device companies and CROs. For more information please visit the website or email sales[.]nextdocs.com.