Advanced rendering. Compliant rendering. High fidelity or hi-fi document rendering. There are a lot of terms out there, but what do they really mean? How can they make your life easier within Life Sciences and why should you consider having a closer look?
When you’re working in a tightly-regulated industry, like Life Sciences, compliance comes first. At the same time, business needs are growing, and there is huge pressure to get to market fast. So organizing your processes in the most efficient way is key. Advanced rendering plays a big role here.
“Our ambition with this series of blogs is to
broaden the spectrum, and demonstrate that
advanced rendering is more than just excellent technology.”
Document rendering has been around for a long time. Ever since documents were created, we have been looking for ways to visualize, print and share in a standardized way. Most organisations have integrated rendering in some shape or form together with the implementation of an enterprise content management solution. Often this was designed years ago, and the world has moved on since. Regulatory pressure has caused Life Sciences organisations to be very careful in the adoption of new technology, for the right reasons. But every once in a while, we take a step back and analyse the old way of doing this. You should look for improvement areas. Advanced rendering brings the efficiency gains you are after, while ensuring technical compliance.
Advanced Rendering is much more than (the process of) transforming a relevant source document to a PDF file. It starts with challenging how you do things today. First step is to identify those departments in your organisation that are actually rendering documents. No surprise, that is not just regulatory. Marketing, labeling, HR, … many documents are being transformed during a specific stage of their lifecycle. In addition, documents that are flowing into the organisation from outside likely require some form of standardization. Think of information flowing in through acquisitions, documents coming from partner organisations, CRO’s.
Have a close look at the authoring process guidelines. Implement small changes early in the process that save valuable time further down the road. Pay attention to regional software settings, they may cause incorrect renditions.
Advanced rendering is also rethinking the entire process, as well as the solutions in place today.
“We are convinced that the creation of
technically compliant PDFs should not be left until submission time.
For many documents, this step can be moved earlier in the document life cycle.”
Saving valuable time when you need it most, right before submission. It is about increasing efficiency, by setting the different output parameters to the requirements of the different regulatory authorities. Once. Centrally. And not leaving this decision into the hands of an individual document author.
It is about drastically reducing infrastructure and indirect licensing costs. At the same time, being able to deal with peak loads. Advanced Rendering is capable of dealing with these increased periods of high activity. How? Through massive scalability. So that when you need it, tight deadlines can be met.
In highly regulated industries, regulatory pressure can slow down innovation. We are convinced advanced rendering is an important piece of the puzzle.
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