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  • January 12, 2009
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Life science ECM

CSC has unveiled new releases of its FirstPoint and FirstDoc enterprise content management (ECM) solutions, adding features designed to support the systematic management of all aspects of the document life cycle and the growing collaboration needs of global life science organizations.

Based on MOSS, FirstPoint 1.6 is said to offer small to midsize life science companies an ECM solution that blends enterprisewide functionality with rapid adoption and cost-effective scalability, regardless of the size of the organization. It further offers real-time collaboration in a controlled environment, increasing productivity while reducing the risk of non-compliance, says CSC. Other features include electronic signature, watermarking, PDF rendition management and template-driven workflows that reduce the need for customizations and help users manage multiple vendors. CSC adds that the new release offers forms management that leverages Microsoft Office InfoPath technology for creation, routing and approval of essential regulatory-driven forms, such as Change Request and Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA).

FirstDoc 6.0 is based on EMC's Documentum 6.5 platform. The new release allows users to personalize SharePoint Web parts according to user role and content access privilege, allowing FirstDoc administrators to broaden their team's individual user experience and increase productivity. Two discrete modules were introduced to the V. 6.0 solution: FirstDoc SharePoint Experience (SPX) and FirstDoc Collaborative Review Experience (CRX). SPX is a cost-effective way to increase user access to combined information and capabilities in a controlled SharePoint Server setting. CRX also leverages SharePoint Server to enable clients the use of familiar Microsoft Office tools, such as track changes in a real-time, multi-user collaborative workflow.

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