Mr. Leo Sun, Associate IT Director at Ascentage Pharma, explained the challenges the company faced. “As well as needing to comply with various regulations and compliance frameworks, we also need to protect our intellectual property as we grow. This means we must have a scalable, secure and compliant solution to capture, store, track and retrieve our documentation. We could no longer rely on paper and passing documents around to staff one by one to gather signatures, which was both ineffective and non-compliant.”
Having defined its business requirements, Ascentage looked at a number of vendors, including both local and global solution providers. A number were invited on site to conduct testing to establish if their respective solutions were aligned to the business’s needs.
“We wanted a solution that would meet our needs today and into the future. Having evaluated numerous options, one solution stood out, OpenText™ Documentum™ for Quality and Manufacturing,” said Mr. Sun. “Our decision to select [an] OpenText™ Documentum™ for Life Sciences [solution] was based on the outstanding reputation of the solution, the global presence of OpenText and the large number of implementations in the pharmaceutical and wider Life Sciences market.”
Another reason for selecting Documentum for Life Sciences was its built-in industry best practice. Working with local OpenText implementation partner, Shanghai Zonysoft Co. Ltd., Ascentage brought together a team from its IT and quality departments, where the solution has been initially deployed.