Which Mobile Device Approach is Best for Your Life Sciences Organization

Which Mobile Device Approach is Best for Your Life Sciences Organization

Which Mobile Device Approach is Best for Your Life Sciences Organization White Paper

When it comes to implementing mobile technologies at your company, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Over the years, there are four distinct methods of deploying mobile solutions in the enterprise that have emerged: BYOD, CYOD, COPE, and CLEO.

Download this whitepaper to learn what BYOD, CYOD, COPE, and CLEO mean, what are the benefits and challenges with each approach, and what are the best practices that other Life Sciences companies employ with managing mobility.

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What Are Mobility Best Practices for Field Service Technicians in the Life Sciences Industry?

You know that mobile technologies can help field service technicians in the life sciences industry to be more efficient and productive as well as boost the company’s bottom line. However, it’s not enough simply to purchase several smartphones, tablets, or other mobile devices, give them to your field service techs, and hope for the best. Relying on a set of best practices when implementing mobile technologies makes the process much smoother – read on to learn what some of those best practices are.

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Mobile Technologies: Making Life Science Field Service Technicians More Efficient

The life sciences field has begun to embrace mobile technologies. Companies realize that it can make them more profitable and competitive. There are a number of ways in which mobile technologies can be implemented in this sector. This post will deal with how field service technicians in the life sciences field can become more efficient as a result of mobile technologies.

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Approaches to Mobility within the Life Sciences Industry: CYOD

The life sciences industry constantly produces cutting-edge, innovative solutions to help patients live longer, healthier lives. But when it comes to mobile technologies (a cutting-edge field in and of itself), life sciences firms still struggle with the same issues as other companies that aren’t as innovative. Mobile devices present opportunities as well as challenges. Certain mobile technology policies will work better than others. This post discusses the benefits, risks and challenges, and best practices of choose-your-own device (CYOD).

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BYOD and the Life Sciences Industry: What You Need to Know

Bringing your own device (BYOD) to work has become commonplace in virtually every field and industry, and life sciences is no exception. For employees, BYOD is enormously freeing – they can use the devices they want when they want them. For IT departments and companies, BYOD can be a nightmare. There are significant security concerns and compliance issues to navigate regarding mobility. Read on to learn how life science firms can balance the benefits of BYOD with the risks and challenges through best practices.

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Is CYOD the Right Choice for You?

When it comes to choosing a mobility policy for your company, you have several options. Your choices can be overwhelming, and it can seem as though you’re swimming in an alphabet soup. The process of identifying the right mobile technology policy for you doesn’t have to be daunting. Read on to learn more about why choose-your-own-device (CYOD) could be the best fit for your firm.

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Everything You Wanted to Know about BYOD (But Were Afraid to Ask)

If you do an online search for the term “BYOD,” you’ll get two types of results. The first category will talk about how wonderful BYOD is, while the second will bemoan the security risk and burden BYOD creates for companies. BYOD is neither wholly good nor absolutely terrible – the reality is a bit more complex. Read on to learn about the benefits, risks, and best practices associated with BYOD.

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Medical Device Consulting Services and Software Solutions

For medical device manufacturers, success depends on cost-effectively maintaining regulatory compliance, driving rapid technological innovation, efficiently documenting quality data, managing product life cycles, and driving higher value to customers. It takes a lot risk management and continuous improvement to remain competitive in the face of these complex requirements.

Medical Device manufacturing companies operate in one of the most competitive – and regulated – industries today. Like many technology, electronics, and device manufacturing organizations, success in the Medical Device industry depends on a company's ability to produce the highest quality products faster than the competition. Unlike many other industries, however, Medical Device manufacturers must meet some of the most stringent government and customer compliance regulations regarding documentation, controlled processes, and product safety.

This requires more than medical device ERP or Quality Management software.

Sure, Medical Device companies need features like electronic device history records, CAPA, track and trace, recall procedures, learning management, document management, kitting and assembly, warranty and more. But all of these features mean nothing if your people do not accept change and adopt the system; your workstreams are inefficient; the solution is not validated or implemented correctly; or there is no foundation for continuously improving value to customers.

Therefore, it is extremely important that any Medical Device company looking to undertake an enterprise transformation project works with a proven consulting partner with expertise streamlining workstreams, mitigating risk, facilitating organizational adoption, and implementing compliant software solutions.

MAXLife for Life Sciences

Merit Solutions enables Life Sciences organizations to transform their business with MAXLife, a robust and pre-configured Microsoft Dynamics AX solution that is deployed in the cloud using Microsoft Azure. MAXLife consists of pre-built business process models, industry-specific documentation, implementation templates, and integrations with top vendors – creating a preconfigured solution that can be “dropped in” with standard configurations or used as an “accelerator” for global deployments.

Learn more about MAXLife for Life Sciences.

Why Merit Solutions?

Merit Solutions has been working with Life Sciences companies for more than a decade, helping them manage risk, ensure operating performance, maintain compliance, and pursue global growth opportunities. Through our industry-tested combination of front end process consultants, back end technology practitioners, and industry Subject Matter Experts, we have the expertise to enable your successful Life Sciences business transformation.

Our broad range of Life Sciences consulting services and IT solutions help address the challenges related to traditional processes, cultural resistance to change, and less scalable technologies – enabling successful improvement projects while operating in a globally regulated environment.

Life Sciences companies that partner with Merit Solutions typically experience the following results from their investments:

  • Reduced Compliance Costs – Merit Solutions helps Life Sciences companies define a compliance strategy, designing the preventative, data integrity, and significant process controls required to carry out and efficiently operate your enterprise compliance strategy. Along with our partners, we help clients deploy validated systems that have effective change management built in to support the changing needs of your company moving forward.
  • Reduced Operating Costs – The biggest cost of manual processes is people. It costs companies time (money) by manually performing tasks that can and should be automated and streamlined. Automated systems and processes also reduce the risk of human errors, which can result in redundant processes, rework, or even audits. And the eliminate the large costs associated with printing, reviewing, storing and retrieving paper documents.
  • Increased Ability to Rapidly Scale – When you grow, you have increased volumes going through your business work streams, and increased variations in those work streams coming from different types of customers, order, products, suppliers, and partners. Merit will help you remove the disorganization potential of paper-based and manual work streams, eliminating risk and impediments to your rapidly growing company.
  • Faster Innovation and Reduced Cycle Times – Significant increases in the volume and complexity of internal and external business data provide growing challenges when locating, retrieving, sharing, processing, and distributing that information. We help companies enforce the consistent execution of processes while providing an accurate, real-time view of critical data to those who need it.
  • Improved Decision Making – Merit helps clients eliminate the time delay in getting accurate, consistent, and usable information that comes from manual and paper-based processes. By implementing work streams and information flows that connect your activities in the most efficient manner for delivering customer value, we are also enabling real-time access to the most important information the company needs for business decision making.

Merit Solutions helps our life sciences clients drive their business, process, and enabling systems changes required to achieve their strategic vision and goals. This includes everything from future state business process mapping to systems analysis, fit-gap process definition and scoping, sourcing, design and deployment, integration with other systems, on-going support, and systems validation.


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  • Impose material use limits through Expiration Date field.

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  • Manage lot transactions by only allowing use of approved materials in manufacturing and distribution.

  • Enforce rules for specific data choices and tolerances for lot characteristics.

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  • Track lot information in key stages of inventory processing such as Manufacturing Order Receipt and Inventory Adjustments.

  • Works with Dynamics GP Inventory—Sales Order, Purchasing Order and Manufacturing Order Processing.

Maintain Compliance – Automatically

  • Advanced Lot Management is configurable to support your company-specific process and compliance rules.

  • Used with the Risk Management Suite, Advanced Lot Management operates in accordance with the requirements of FDA 21 CFR Part 11.


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