KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ShareFEST, the premier Microsoft SharePoint conference for life sciences, returns to Philadelphia this year to address the collaboration and compliance challenges life sciences companies are facing. NextDocs, the leading provider of SharePoint-based document and quality management software solutions for life sciences organizations, will host ShareFEST 2012, with executives from Microsoft and top global life sciences companies headlining the event. The conference will be held on April 19 and 20, 2012 at The Loews Philadelphia Hotel.
“Through ShareFEST, we have developed a compelling and engaging event that delivers real business value to life sciences companies,” says Zikria Syed, CEO and Co-founder of NextDocs. “The escalating regulatory and compliance demands put on life sciences companies have strained enterprises and complicated business processes. ShareFEST delivers an opportunity to learn from industry leaders SharePoint solutions that help overcome those challenges and enable productivity, compliance, and efficiency. From the quality of our speakers to the camaraderie with hundreds of life sciences professionals, ShareFEST provides a great community for developing and understanding how to apply SharePoint solutions.”
During the conference, executives from Microsoft, AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, and other global companies will headline sessions detailing how Microsoft SharePoint solutions are driving innovation within the enterprise and optimizing business process management. NextDocs’ Ken Lownie, Vice President Global Services, will also deliver a keynote, exploring the new breed of SharePoint business applications and how they enable enterprise collaboration and accelerate the time to market.
“ShareFEST has become an indispensable forum for learning how Microsoft SharePoint solutions can effectively optimize collaboration and drive compliance within the life sciences industry,” says Andrea McGonigle, National Managing Director, Life Sciences. “Global enterprises, specifically life science companies, are constantly facing new regulatory pressure and challenges to coordinating business processes among globally dispersed teams. The benefit of this conference is gaining valuable insight into the proven methods for leveraging SharePoint solutions designed specifically for life sciences to drive efficiency, improve collaboration, and overcome the rigors of escalating regulatory demands.”
The conference will feature over 25 sessions, including case studies, strategies, quality management, and industry best practices. Thirty of the industry’s leading solution providers will be there to demonstrate their life sciences focused SharePoint solutions including NextDocs, Microsoft, K2, HighPoint Solutions, and many more.
ShareFEST 2012 is a conference focused exclusively on optimizing compliance and meeting regulatory requirements through the use of Microsoft SharePoint solutions in the life sciences industry, including pharmaceutical companies, device manufacturers, contract researchers, service providers, and biotechnology firms around the world. Past speakers have focused on how SharePoint can help handle masses of documents without the need for a complex, customized platform, and how to meet complex regulatory and compliance needs.
“I had a blast as both a presenter and attendee at ShareFEST 2010! The event boasted informative presentations, networking opportunities, and a great venue,” says Barry Peters, VP Corporate Quality and Compliance, Telerx Marketing. “This year’s event has shaped up to be even better. I’m already registered and am looking forward to learning a lot, seeing old acquaintances, and making many new ones.”
To find out more information about ShareFEST, visit the conference website: http://sharefestconference.com/. To register, visit the registration page: http://www.regonline.com/builder/site/Default.aspx?eventid=987038.
About NextDocs Corporation
NextDocs is the global leader in providing Microsoft SharePoint-based Compliance Software Solutions including Quality Management Software, Regulatory Document Management, and Clinical Portals. Our solutions enable businesses in regulated industries to achieve compliance with FDA and other agencies while automating processes, improving efficiency and dramatically reducing costs. NextDocs customers include Pharmaceutical companies, Bio-Techs, Medical Device companies, and CROs. For more information on NextDocs Corporation and the software solutions visit www.nextdocs.com.