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Why don’t project teams use all the features of their project management software?

Posted by Aaron Norman on Apr 8, 2016 3:23:13 PM

I’ve been working with project teams for the last 20 years and seen them use a wide variety of project management software, from colour coded excel sheets to MS Project to enterprise project software. Throughout all of these projects, I’ve seen the teams rely on the same groups of features to get things done, despite having an excess of functions available in the software. What's the reason they don't use all the functions?

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Topics: Project Management

Project Management for the Public Sector - leveraging Content Server

Posted by Aaron Norman on Nov 3, 2015 12:50:40 PM

We’re getting a lot of interest in project management on OpenText Content Server / Livelink from industries that operate in regulated environments, for example the Public Sector, Utilities and Energy. And from project managers in organizations that supply these industries.

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Topics: Project Management

Integrating SAP with your Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)

Posted by Michael Price on Jun 18, 2015 4:09:25 PM

Near the close of 2012, I summarized the 9 reasons why I felt SAP should be integrated with ELNs. Three years later, here’s my take on why this integration is now a necessity.   

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SharePoint as an Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) – seeing both sides

Posted by Aaron Norman on Apr 21, 2015 2:18:00 PM

Can SharePoint work as an ELN? I get asked many questions about using SharePoint as an ELN and it seems like a good time to take stock and sum up the various points, both pro and con.

Firstly I’ll review SharePoint and some of the strong features that are absolutely required for an ELN such as collaboration, audits and versions. Then I’ll discuss what is missing from SharePoint and why it might be worth considering a commercial Electronic Lab Notebook.

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Cloud or on-premise Electronic Lab Notebooks – 6 key considerations

Posted by Michael Price on Mar 10, 2015 1:36:00 PM

As Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs) roll out across more and more industries, there are discussions on whether ELNs in the Cloud are now mature enough for consideration.

An important consideration is where to host and maintain your valuable R&D data. 

 

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Mega documents

Posted by Aaron Norman on Jan 14, 2015 2:00:00 PM

How do you bring together tens of thousands of pages of certificates, drawings, procedures and specifications into one formatted, organized document with an up to date table of contents? 

And then do it all over again the next week with new content for a new customer? 

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Topics: Publisher

Is your ELN Software 21 CFR Part 11 Compliant?

Posted by Chris Ruggles on Sep 15, 2014 2:30:00 PM

I cannot tell you how many times I have been asked this question by potential ELN 

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How to simplify Project Management in your enterprise

Posted by Aaron Norman on Jun 3, 2014 12:30:00 PM

I’ve been working with Project Managers from different industries and over the last few years and I have seen their pressure increase as managing projects seems to get more complex every year.

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Topics: Content Server, Project Management, PPM, program management, portfolio management, livelink, opentext

ELN Deployments are Simple - 6 Key Steps to Success

Posted by Chris Ruggles on Apr 1, 2014 12:03:00 PM

Ever think about how much work it is to deploy an Electronic Laboratory Notebook (ELN)?

Seems like an overwhelming task.

For many organizations it is.

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Topics: ELN, Electronic Lab Notebook

Consumer Goods companies: clear choices for R&D

Posted by Aaron Norman on Feb 24, 2014 12:00:00 PM

Catching up with reading over the New Year, I found the article ‘Tough Choices for Consumer Goods companies’ in my list. (http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/consumer_and_retail/tough_choices_for_consumer_goods_companies).

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Topics: ELN, R&D, Consumer Goods