Karin Van Boom Head Nutricia Research Information Platform says ‘We work in a complex research environment, dealing with increasingly large and diverse datasets. Using paper journals presented us with the challenge of accessing and sharing historic data, running the risk of duplicating experiments and potentially jeopardizing our IP. We needed to optimize synergy and efficiency across our departments, but we recognized this would be a challenge due to the different ways our researchers worked and communicate.’
Nutricia Research furthermore needed to find a way to break down the data silos that grow within any global organization to enable easier collaboration among different teams, securely and simply. With Nutricia Research, focusing on early life as well as advanced medical nutrition, the need to ensure compliance and build and maintain trust is even more acute.
Dries De Bont Director for Processes and Organization for Early Life Nutrition R&D says ‘We recognized it was essential to provide a platform for cross functional collaboration which embraced paperless working. We needed a system which would protect our Intellectual Property (IP), with robust audit trails and e-signature validation, so we are excited to be working in partnership with IDBS.’
Once the decision was made to deploy an enterprise system to support the Research and Development facilities, Nutricia Research undertook a robust selection process based on detailed end-user and stakeholder requirements. During a two day pilot IDBS was selected to work with Nutricia Research.
Karin Van Boom Head Nutricia Research Information Platform says ‘Many factors contributed to the decision, including the user friendliness of the software and its ability to grow with our needs as data sets grow, future capacity was a key consideration. In addition it was clear further workflows could be created and future integration possibilities were available to us.’