27
Apr

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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21
Apr

How Life Science Industry Field Service Technicians’ Usage of Mobile Technology Can Save Your Bottom Line

When you think about mobile technologies, what most likely comes to mind is the concept of efficiency and increased productivity. What you might not realize is that mobile solutions can also boost a company’s profits or save money. This holds true of the life sciences industry. When field service technicians use mobile technologies, they can actually improve their firms’ bottom line – read on to learn more.

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7
Apr

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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31
Mar

What Are Mobile Device Best Practices for Field Service Technicians?

Mobile technologies can boost a firm’s productivity, efficiency, and its revenue… if implemented correctly. Many of the articles and lectures praising the virtues of mobile devices leave out that crucial fact. That’s why it’s vital that if you’re going to implement mobile technologies at your organization, especially if it’s one that employs field service technicians, you understand what the best practices are so that you get the most out of these solutions. Read on to learn what steps you can take to ensure that the implementation goes smoothly and you reap the maximum benefits.

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16
Mar

Can Mobile Technologies Improve Revenue When Field Service Technicians Use Them?

By now, you’ve probably read enough articles and sat through enough presentations about how fantastic mobility is for the enterprise. You’ve heard how it can boost productivity and effectiveness. But that’s not the only things they can do. Mobile technology can also increase profitability, especially if you have a business with field service technicians. Read on to learn how you can increase your bottom line with this kind of company if you use mobile technologies.

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6
Mar

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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15
Feb

Can Mobile Technologies Make Field Service Workers More Productive?

Since the dawn of the manufacturing era, companies have been focused on increasing their employees’ productivity. In economics, productivity is the output per unit of input. The greater your output and the lower your input, the more productive you are. Many people have claimed that they know the secret to increased productivity. With the advent of mobile technologies, employees can be significantly more productive. Read on to learn how field service technicians in particular can increase their productivity.

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31
Aug

Food and Beverage Consulting Services and Software Solutions

Strict compliance standards, low profit margins, intense competition, high customer-service expectations – when you’re a food and beverage company, these conditions define your business. How effectively you meet these challenges determines whether or not your company can continuously improve and sustain long-term success.

As the economy steadily improves, the food and beverage industry is experiencing significant change that is redefining how companies manage risk, provide value, and connect with their customers. From young, tech-savvy millenials to aging baby boomers – the ways in which today's consumers research what they want, the key factors influencing their buying behavior, and their loyalty to a specific brand or product are all open for competition.

On top of that, food and beverage companies must be able to react quickly to issues such as food safety and recalls before they can damage reputations, and closely monitor compliance with a range of increasingly stringent regulations, whether from the FDA, the EU, the International Food Standard, or others.

Put together, these conditions can present obstacles—or opportunities. Removing operational waste, increasing customer value, and implementing the right enabling technologies can help food companies continuously drive higher value for customers and maintain a competitive advantage.

Why Merit Solutions?

Today's food companies need to focus on minimizing risk and preventing and responding to food safety incidents; failing to adhere to these regulations can hinder consumer and shareholder confidence, erode the bottom line, and cause irreparable damage to brand equity.

Our broad range of food and beverage 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.

Other benefits of working with Merit Solutions include:

  • Monitor Food Safety: Food companies around the world follow safety regulations based on HACCP standards or other requirements, such as FDA compliance, EU regulations, and IFS standards. Food safety requires superior recording of each activity and the ability to collect, record, organize, track and trace product details accurately and at a moment’s notice.
  • Meet Retailers' Demands: Responding quickly to retailers’ demands is key to a successful food organization. Whether the issue is RFID, specific packaging, special delivery requirements, or opening visibility to inventory levels and manufacturing operations – food and beverage companies must be able to quickly meet the demands placed by today’s retailers.
  • Respond to Consumer Trends: Workstream and information flow improvements play an integral role in helping food companies respond to – or better yet, anticipate – consumer trends. A big benefit is shortening product development times and speeding time to market.
  • Improve Supply Chain Operations: To respond quickly to changing demands, you, your suppliers, and your customers need easily accessed, relevant information – whether it’s product availability, prices, expiration dates, or promotions information. In addition, information gathered throughout the supply chain can help you identify opportunities to add more value to customers.
  • Plan for Growth: Organizations need workstreams and enabling systems that can deliver high value with current needs, while providing the opportunity to scale dramatically to account for organic growth, acquisitions, changes in business focus, and other foreseeable changes to the business.

Although the global food and beverage industry is a multi-trillion dollar industry, it sees limited growth and, as a result, incredibly fierce competition. Success for food and beverage companies depends on their ability to speed innovation and increase value while controlling costs and maintaining food safety

31
Aug

Pharmaceutical Consulting Services and Software Solutions

Constantly changing market conditions demand pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors to quickly and effectively capitalize on emerging opportunities to provide additional value to customers. However, companies must be able to maintain consistent and compliant processes in order to adhere to increasingly stringent regulatory requirements.

Consumers today increasingly rely on pharmaceutical products to improve their health and the quality of their lives. But with this increase in customer demand, so too is competition increasing for pharmaceutical companies. Intense government and media scrutiny, extremely long product development lifecycles, and declining margins mean pharmaceutical companies need to continuously innovate and improve performance and value without sacrificing quality.

This requires more than pharmaceutical ERP or Quality Management software.

Sure, Pharmaceutical companies need features like electronic batch records, CAPA, track and trace, recall procedures, learning management, recipes and formulas, co- and by-products 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 pharmaceutical 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.

31
Aug

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.