Rethinking old processes creates business opportunities

Use 2019 as an incentive to rethink and plan business processes. Be – even more – efficient and increase productivity. With the advancing digitization, the pharma industry can’t and is not staying behind. 

The Life Sciences industry is embracing a true digital transformation. Digitization is fundamentally changing the way companies work according to the Digital Marketing Institute:
“It’s a shift in behavior and processes that is affecting all industries, including the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.”

The positive effects of automation 

We know the benefits of automated processes; to reduce cost, increase efficiency and enable transparency through the ease of data visualization. All resulting in higher productivity and performance. Data and the visualization thereof, empowers decision making. Presenting data in real-time even more so. Dashboards do just that, presenting the KPI’s in a combined overview, giving a clear overview in just a couple of clicks.

Why rethinking old processes is a good idea

To survive, thrive and continue evolving, the pharmaceutical and healthcare companies too, must keep up to speed with their digital environment. There are many opportunities for the life science industry to rethink old processes and develop new and more efficient solutions. Making a workweek more manageable for employees leads to all kinds of improvements and benefits (stress levels/efficiency). In addition, with easy access to real time data and a sleek presentation thereof, a manager, stakeholder, or not to forget a customer or lead will be much easier to convince.

The Digital Transformation 

In the life sciences industry it is not different from any other industry. There is a lot of movement on the digital front lines. At ProMeasure Consulting, we see great potential in this digitalization. To be frank, it is our entire business. During our many years of consulting pharmaceutical companies, we experienced all kinds of challenges and opportunities. Being part of the reassessment of existing business processes and the translation of those into digital processes is a tailor-made process. Whether we complete a full introduction to Veeva, automate data entry processes or assist in reporting or configuration. Digital transformation is a non-stop process, leaving us on a non-stop path of growth. Uncovering insights that can lead to better results.

One of these insights led us to the development of a tool, FieldDaysAdmin. This tool provides a solution regarding the registration of time that sales representatives spent off the field. It turned out that registration of this data was not too accurate, leaving reports misleading. Our solution is customizable and incredibly easy to implement, providing management with correct data bringing useful insights to build upon.

The pharmaceutical industry might be a slow adapter when it comes to the digital landscape. But more and more pharma companies start to embrace the digital transformation in one or another way.

Improvements: finding an easy and cost-effective way to save time on routine tasks

Technology keeps evolving and provides great opportunities within our work field. Automation is not a new term but has become an important term in many companies the recent years. We understand why! 

Many companies rely on a set of systems and processes, and automation directly affects efficiency as it has several benefits. Automation can be intimidating for many companies as many people don’t know how automation affects employment. 

Here at ProMeasure Consulting, we are very optimistic and see great potential in automation. We believe it is about rethinking the job and find the solution on how automation can have a positive impact on the workflow and the overall performance within the organization. Automation can affect specific parts of the job, for example, speed up the process and deliver prepared data making the task owner focus more on other parts as automation gives you the time and opportunity to do just that. 

What is automation about? 

To focus on what really matters! Reduce time spend on managing repetitive rule-based information and entering data. Without automation, many tasks would require manual data entry and a lot of time for organizing, updating and securing correct data. Saving time is crucial as we have a million things to do and do not want to waste time on repetitive and tedious tasks. 

Problems of Manual data entry: 

  • High cost – Manual data entry requires a lot of effort to conduct efficiently and employees should be trained on how to enter data correctly. However, training is time-consuming and often an expensive effort for the company.
  • Human errors – An important problem in relation to data entry is human error.
  • Time-consuming – When entering information manually it takes up a lot of time, no matter how fast one can do it. Typing a lot of information requires focus, a skill that is different for everyone. Losing focus, will add even more time to the data entry task.
  • Misinterpretation – With human data entries there is always a risk of misunderstanding. Every person understands and thinks differently, and this is also the case for data entry.

Why automate data entry?

Your business relies on a set of systems, processes, partners, suppliers and employees. Each of these is a constant source of information. 
The key reason is business efficiency. Automation directly affects efficiency as it reduces cost, time and complexity for your organization and employees. 

When should you automate?

If you have default tasks, a set of rules or identifiable measurement points. Get your team together and discuss what tasks within the organization are being done repetitively. Then look for an automated solution that can perform the task. 

  • Lower Cost – Automation allows you to accomplish more by utilizing fewer resources.
  • Reduce human error – Automation ensures that the task is done identically every time and resulting in high quality and reliable data. Using automation will reduce the margin of errors.
  • Time-saving – Automation reduces the amount of manual labor needed for a specific task.
  • No misinterpretation – Automate the task provides greater consistency and control.

ProMeasure Consulting offers solutions that will help your organization save time on daily tasks while improving data quality. E.g. with the FieldDays Admin Tool.

New Year, New Digital Processes

Tbke the new year as an incentive to rethink work processes. Be – even more – efficient and increase productivity. With the advancing digitalization, the pharma industry can’t and is not staying behind.

The Life Sciences industry is embracing a true digital transformation. Digitalization is fundamentally changing the way companies work. According to the Digital Marketing Institute:
“It’s a shift in behavior and processes that is affecting all industries, including the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry.”

We know the benefits of automated processes; to reduce cost, increase efficiency and enable transparency through the ease of data visualization, all resulting in higher productivity and performance. 
Data and the visualization thereof, empowers decision making. Presenting data in real-time even more so. Dashboards combine KPI’s and give a clear overview in just a couple of clicks.

To survive, thrive and continue evolving, the pharmaceutical and healthcare companies too, must keep up to speed with their digital environment. There are many opportunities for the life science industry to rethink old processes and develop new and more efficient solutions. Making a workweek more manageable for employees leads to all kinds of improvements and benefits (stress levels/efficiency). In addition, with easy access to real time data and a sleek presentation thereof, a manager, stakeholder, or not to forget a customer or lead will be much easier to convince.

Digitalization in The Pharma Industry

In the life sciences industry it is not different from any other industry. There is a lot of movement on the digital front lines. At ProMeasure Consulting, we see great potential in this digitalization. To be frank, it is our entire business. During our many years of consulting pharmaceutical companies, we experienced all kinds of challenges and opportunities. Being part of the reassessment of existing business processes and the translation of those into digital processes is a tailor-made process. Whether we complete a full introduction to Veeva, automate data entry processes or assist in reporting or configuration. Digital transformation is a non-stop process, leaving us on a non-stop path of growth. Uncovering insights that can lead to better results.

One of these insights led us to the development of a tool, FieldDaysAdmin. This tool provides a solution regarding the registration of time that sales representatives spent off the field. It turned out that registration of this data was not too accurate, leaving reports misleading. Our solution is customizable and incredibly easy to implement, providing management with correct data bringing useful insights to build upon.

The pharmaceutical industry might be a slow adapter when it comes to the digital landscape. But more and more pharma companies start to embrace the digital transformation in one or another way.

Veeva Commercial & Medical Summit, Madrid

The Veeva summit is one of Europe’s largest commercial and medical events, where professionals in life science industry share best practices and novolties. A great opportunity to network, get wiser and stay up to date.

We come with a specific mission:
And that is to introduce a smart calendar tool; ‘FieldDays Admin‘, an app build for Veeva and Salesforce to register all public holidays in one go and for all users. The tool ensures that time of territory is registered and registered right. Allowing KPI’s involving field days and ToT to be a whole lot more accurate.

In our many years within the Pharma industry, we noticed the data was off in the majority of cases. We decided we should change this and build the FieldDaysAdmin tool.

We hope to see you at the summit and show you how it works!

Read more about the Veeva Summit here.