DITA Exchange(TM) Wins 2012 Microsoft Life Sciences Innovation Award
CAMPBELL, Calif., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — DITA Exchange today announced that it has been named as a 2012 winner of Microsoft Corp.’s Life Sciences Innovation Awards. The award recognizes a DITA Exchange software solution that is helping Sanofi, a global and diversified healthcare leader, to more rapidly and efficiently produce clinical documentation deliverables with uncompromised compliance, consistency and quality. Sanofi and the ArborSys Group, a consulting services provider and DITA Exchange implementation partner, also received awards for this innovative project.
The awards, announced at the Drug Information Association’s (DIA) 48th annual meeting in Philadelphia, honor companies using Microsoft software for solutions that help bring therapeutic breakthroughs to market faster and thereby fight serious ailments, improve healthcare and enhance people’s quality of life. Winners were selected by an esteemed panel of industry experts and will be highlighted on the Microsoft website at http://www.microsoft.com/lifesciences.
“Now more than ever, the life sciences industry is faced with many challenges including cutting costs and bring new drugs and therapies to market faster,” said Andrea McGonigle, national managing director, Life Sciences, Microsoft Corp. “We are impressed with how the winners demonstrate sustainable impacts through technology, and are proud that Microsoft’s software plays an important role in enabling these achievements in life sciences.”
The DITA Exchange solution at Sanofi has quickly delivered a positive return-on-investment through direct time and cost savings. By helping to bring new therapies to market more quickly, the solution is also expected to deliver real health benefits to patients, and significant revenue benefits to Sanofi.
“We are honored by Microsoft’s recognition of the value that DITA Exchange software brings to the SharePoint platform,” said Ole Rom Andersen, CEO of DITA Exchange. “In Life Sciences, the accuracy of documentation is literally a life-and-death matter, while speed-to-market can translate to millions in revenue per day. This award-winning solution is helping Sanofi to ensure information quality while safely accelerating the process of bringing new therapies to market. For our customers in other industries, the underlying capabilities of this solution deliver similar benefits of reduced time-to-market and the consistent use of content across customer communications channels.”
To learn more about the Sanofi implementation of DITA Exchange software, register for an August 7 Webcast with representatives Sanofi, ArborSys Group and DITA Exchange at http://pages.DITAexchange.com/Sanofi-Innovation.html.
For a high-level view of the capabilities that DITA Exchange brings to Microsoft SharePoint, a 10-minute video demonstration is available here: http://www.ditaexchange.com/about/Pages/DITA-Exchange-High-Level-Demonstration.aspx.
About DITA Exchange
DITA Exchange is the worldwide leader in bringing structured content authoring, component content management and dynamic publishing capabilities to users of Microsoft Office and the Microsoft SharePoint platform. DITA Exchange software helps organizations across industries to establish and maintain a “single-source-of-truth” for their most strategic content, and to deliver that content consistently through web pages, sales proposals, marketing collateral, product documentation and other business-critical documents.
For More Information, please contact: Brian Meek at DITA Exchange (Brian.Meek@DITAexchange.com), +1 (408) 879-7301.
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