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CLIENT STORY

PPD: Maximizing the value of a major technology investment with the right processes

PPD is a leading global contract research organization providing comprehensive, integrated drug development and laboratory and lifecycle management services. Their clients and partners include pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, academic and government organizations. They have offices in 47 countries and approximately 20,000 professionals worldwide. They apply innovative technologies, therapeutic expertise and a firm commitment to quality to help clients and partners develop drugs delivering life-changing therapies faster and more cost effectively.

We worked with PPD to evaluate how they could maximize the value of their project management technology and best track the clinical trials of clients and partners.

We interviewed PPD’s staff and examined the way the organization worked. Our evaluation led us to recommend ways to enhance project and financial management processes.

As a result, PPD was able to:

  • reduce the effort involved in estimating and managing individual projects while maintaining an accurate portfolio view
  • improve the quality of forecasting, and
  • support decision-making with enhanced reporting.

Our recommendations allowed PPD to increase the speed and efficiency of tracking their clinical trials.

“PA helped us obtain additional value from a major technology investment by shifting our focus. We concentrated on making adjustments to our processes that enabled us to gain valuable efficiencies while enhancing overall quality.”

Rob Petrie, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at PPD

@PA_Consulting helped @ppdcro maximize the value of a major technology investment to increase the speed and efficiency of tracking their clinical trials

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