Cipher Launches Pharmaceutical Intelligence Conference Manager

July 12, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Crofton, MD – Major medical conferences have grown immensely, both in presentation tracks and poster sessions. "Best in class" firms are taking a proactive approach to ensure they coordinate schedules to maximize the knowledge extracted from these events. To assist with these efforts, Cipher Systems, North America’s largest full service Competitive Intelligence (CI) consultancy, announced today that it has expanded its award-winning software Knowledge.Works with a new module – a Pharmaceutical Conference Manager. The module’s workflow is designed to enable an organization’s CI department to better manage, track and store important information gained from conference attendance. The new solution provides the ability to quickly create teams, and assign specific roles and intelligence-gathering tasks before a conference.

The system allows users to generate a detailed CI Conference Plan and includes the ability to manage a variety of events such as scientific meetings, conferences and trade shows. It also provides the user with an electronic calendar, Key Intelligence Topic/Key Intelligence Question manager, event scheduling (includes viewing, printing and notification functionalities), and the ability to email electronic links to internal and external customers and contributors. Finally, the system creates an attendee-specific logon, accessible through the user’s email system, for ease of access and entry of information.

Available originally as part of Cipher’s enterprise competitive intelligence solution, Knowledge.Works, the module can also be implemented on a stand-alone basis. Says Ted Johnson, Cipher’s CTO, “The Conference Manager has already proven popular for several of our clients in the pharmaceutical sector. It’s allowed them to better utilize skills of staff attending medical conferences, and to be able to store and use the data gleaned far more effectively once the event is over. By creating an easy way for people to contribute information, and then a better way for analysts to turn the information into usable knowledge, we’re providing a real service. We’re proud to be able to offer this to the CI community.”

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Cipher is a full service competitive intelligence firm serving clients around the world. Cipher consultants are experienced in delivering strategic research and analysis services across industries. Cipher consultants also deliver customizable decision support technology solutions including Cipher’s award-winning competitive intelligence software, Knowledge.Works, and new individual research support software, IntelAssist .

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