Application Life Cycle Management

As software applications become increasingly complex, the time and resources required to manage these applications are becoming a significant burden for Life Science organizations, often diverting critical resources away from the company’s core mission of developing life enhancing drugs and devices.

Although the last few years have spurred tremendous growth in cloud computing and services, the Healthcare industry has been slow to respond. Many detractors to adoption still exist such as privacy, security, complex vendor relationships, and most importantly, a solid exit strategy if things don’t go as planned. Regardless, Life Science companies still face the challenge of cost-effectively managing their application portfolio to provide tangible business results. This approach needs a delicate balance of the right strategy, technology and business processes.

Benefits of Managed Services

Qualified Data Systems (QDS) can help companies handle the day-to-day complexities of applications management by providing expertise in planning, implementing, upgrading and operating applications. Our Applications Management solution provides flexible, full-life-cycle information technology support that enables companies to stay focused on their core competencies. From the conceptualization of business requirements to production operations, QDS helps organizations manage the complexities of designing, building, implementing and supporting enterprise technology solutions. Some of the benefits derived from these services include:

  • A focus on effective systems change control and impact analysis prior to implementation
  • Lower total cost of ownership over the application’s lifecycle
  • Dedicated resources that are an extension of your business capability through value-added partnering
  • Predictable and stable operating environments during periods of “Hyper-Care”
  • Quality and Regulatory compliance risk identification, mitigation, and controls implementation
  • Continued maintenance of the validation state of applications
  • Up-to-date master validation plans and applications portfolio

QDS’s Managed Services team can deliver applications management solutions on most major technologies and vendor suites, as well as on most major platforms. With the right blend of on-site, off-site, near-shore and offshore resources available as needed, our solutions can be adapted quickly as business needs evolve over time. Our experienced professionals work collaboratively with our best-in-class solution partners at a global level to provide the most efficient and cost effective route to reliable operations.

QDS Applications Management Capabilities

Our applications management offerings can be broken down into four subcomponents:

Enterprise Applications
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Document Management
  • Product Lifecycle Management
  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Enterprise Content Management Systems
Production & Process Control Systems
  • Manufacturing Execution Systems
  • Distributed Control Systems
  • Automated Test Systems
Custom-Developed and Legacy Applications

Configured-Off-the-shelf Electronic Quality Systems
  • Learning Management
  • Calibration
  • Maintenance Management
  • Environmental Controls
  • CAPA
  • Complaints
  • Laboratory Information Management Systems
  • Safety Systems
  • Electronic Submission Systems
  • Research & Development Systems

QDS Integrated Delivery Approach

QDS’s applications management delivery model is designed to provide you with integrated global support by leveraging our infrastructure technology capabilities with our applications-specific expertise. Our AnyShore delivery model is coordinated through global applications management resource pools and via our infrastructure partners’ operations support centers. Regardless of geography or skill level, the focus of our applications support team is your business success through accountability and demonstrated performance.

QDS’s AnyShore solutions provide a more flexible approach for companies wishing to access lower-cost, technology-skilled resources in geographic locations that offer a more mature application management methodology.

Our teams blend the cost-efficient software expertise in our offshore facilities in India with the strong applications management capabilities in our near-shore locations in the Americas. This tight integration between applications management, AnyShore infrastructure and service delivery capabilities gives our Managed Services team more options to mitigate risk and reduce costs.

Our dynamic delivery model—on-site, off-site, near-shore or offshore—allows us to (1) build customized low-cost/ high-capability solutions and mitigate the risks inherent in sourcing from a single location and (2) provide rapid return on investment.

Whether you need to expand capacity or control project expenditures, our team can help you implement applications management solutions to meet your objectives by optimizing the resources required to sustain applications performance, relieving the burden of hiring and training information technology employees, and accelerating the transition to a cost-effective and efficient technology framework.

Why Choose QDS?

  • QDS’s sole focus is working within the regulated Life Science marketplace
  • Our professionals are seasoned Information Technology and Quality Assurance engineers who have on average 15 years of industry expertise to share with our customers
  • Our primary goal is deliver cost effective, value-added, solutions and services that meet the regulated industry’s demanding compliance requirements