Stuart Ward on SaaS


Stuart Wardindustry expert, Head of Business Analysis at IDBS, explains how our Software as a Service (SaaS) solution enables organizations to capture their data in an organized, structured and scalable way.


I’m Stuart Ward, I’m head of business analysis at IDBS. Prior to IDBS I worked for a biotech company looking at analgesic medicines. I also had responsibility for ensuring that data was captured and analyzed appropriately and making sure that that was captured in the data management solution, which was IDBS’s ActivityBase.

A Software as a Service (SaaS) solution provides a number of benefits to organizations and helps them to meet their various challenges – ranging from wanting to get drugs to market faster and do more with less. Budgets aren’t necessarily increasing within organizations and ultimately, organizations are capturing more and more data or wanting to do with more data.

SaaS provides a number of benefits to address or help address some of these challenges. That ranges from the ability to scale up the SaaS Solution – so if an organization wants to work in a new area or has new users coming on board, it’s very easy to give the users access to that software. Equally, for whatever reason if an organization needs to downsize or needs to stop a program, they can reduce their SaaS usage to meet their business needs.

Organizations also want to continually improve their software use and get the maximum benefit from it. SaaS also helps address this by providing organizations with regular updates and making sure that those organizations are always using the latest and greatest features in capability.

IDBS’s E-Workbook is very much around allowing organizations to capture their data in an organized manner, in a structured manner. IDBS’s E-Workbook Cloud comprises of a number of modules and this enables organizations to adapt a business solution to meet their corporate needs – their business objectives.

At its core, the E-Workbook Cloud is all about providing a solid platform for an organization’s data and very much allowing that data to be used and consumed by other systems and also new technologies –   therefore, providing benefit to organizations to make better decisions on their data and hence, reduce that time to value, and getting their products to market quicker.

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