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Perigord is the global leader in the provision of high quality artwork and labelling outsource services and management solutions to the Life Science industries.

Perigord partners with GlobalVision to integrate artwork management solutions.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Perigord partners with GlobalVision to integrate artwork management solutions.

Dublin, Ireland, September 7, 2016.

Perigord, innovators in Life Science Artwork Management Services and Solutions, and GlobalVision, leaders in the design and delivery of Innovative Proofreading Technologies, today announced their alliance for the integration of their artwork management systems in order to better service the Life Science Industries.

Perigord, recognising the value of working with GlobalVision, who have over 25 years’ experience in proofreading, has entered this strategic collaboration to enable seamless integration of GlobalVision’s Proofware software into their GLAMS (Global Artwork Management System) solution, resulting in streamlined exchanges and decreased time to market in the artwork processes.

Perigord’s GLAMS is a Configurable Off the Shelf (COTS) solution for Artwork Management that meets the current and future needs of Life Science customers.  GlobalVision’s Proofware brings an advanced suite of application tools focused on delivering accuracy and traceability for Quality Control, reducing artwork rework cycles and cost. Through the integration of these software management systems, the user will benefit from quicker file comparisons during proofreading, improved quality control and earlier error detection.  In addition, both systems facilitate 21 CFR Part 11 compliance to electronic records and electronic signature rules.

"We are excited to team with GlobalVision as they, like us, are specialists in the Life Science Industries and understand the GMP environment”, says Alan Leamy, CEO Perigord.  “As one of our new partners, GlobalVision represent our belief that the future of artwork management through the lifecycle process requires integrated automated technologies as a necessity of providing accurate artwork to market, on time and right first time.”

Jonathan Hou, Director of Technology at GlobalVision, also comments: “At GlobalVision, we are looking forward to the synergy this strategic partnership can bring to current and future clients, and we recognize that Perigord’s business mission fits very well with that of our Life Science focus.”

About Perigord

Perigord are specialists in the provision of artwork and labelling outsource services and management solutions to the Life Science Industries globally. Perigord’s unique combination of offerings and technical expertise, coupled with our ability to continually deliver Right First Time artwork, offers the Life Science Industries the perfect solution for outsourced artwork production.

Perigord’s flagship software product GLAMS (Global Artwork Management Software) is a web-based Life Science Artwork Management Solution, developed and designed to control and manage artwork through the artwork lifecycle. 

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About GlobalVision

GlobalVision is the world leader in the design of innovative proofreading technologies. With over 25 years of experience, we've helped customers increase proofreading accuracy, efficiency, and speed. Our solutions have been integrated into the packaging workflows of leading consumer packaged goods companies, printing firms and over 70% of the top pharmaceutical companies worldwide.

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Perigord enters new Strategic Partnership with Nathean

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Perigord partners with Nathean to provide Life Science Artwork Management Software customers with increased levels of performance and superior data-driven decisions.

Dublin, Ireland, 21 June 2016.

Perigord, the global leader in Life Science artwork management services and solutions, recently entered a strategic partnership with data analytics and reporting company Nathean to provide Logix, their Business Intelligence and enhanced KPI Reporting tool, as an integrated feature within Perigord’s Global Artwork Management System (GLAMS).

Life Science companies are constantly facing challenges with the agile and secure management of digital artwork assets and this has become a key strategic focus following the recent increase in mergers and acquisitions.

The partnership between Perigord and Nathean offers Life Science artwork management software customers actionable analytics, granting the capture of extensive amounts of information in easy to view dashboards, tailored views and automated email reports, previously unseen as part of an artwork management software solution.

Speaking of the partnership, Perigord’s Head of Professional Services, Sam Cole says “Perigord are very pleased to work with Nathean to provide informed decision making and planning through our GLAMS Analytics tool.  The Business Intelligence and enhanced KPI Reporting feature provides configurable reporting dashboards enabling faster analysis and reporting, offering GLAMS customers the benefits of deeper and richer business insights. A system such as this which presents visibility and reporting of live artwork data is exactly what our customers have been requesting and we are delighted to now be in a position to offer this as part of our GLAMS offering.”

Maurice Lynch, CEO of Nathean, also comments on the co-operation between Perigord and Nathean noting “Working with a well-established global Life Science partner such as Perigord allows Nathean the opportunity to assist their GLAMS customers by offering an increased return on investment.  By implementing the Business Intelligence and enhanced KPI Reporting feature, GLAMS customers are allowed autonomous and uniformed decision making for all users.”

About Perigord

Perigord are specialists in the provision of artwork and labelling outsource services and management solutions to the Life Science Industries globally. Perigord’s unique combination of offerings and technical expertise, coupled with our ability to continually deliver Right First Time artwork, offers the Life Science Industries the perfect solution for outsourced artwork production.

Perigord’s flagship software product GLAMS (Global Artwork Management Software) is a web-based Life Science Artwork Management Solution, developed and designed to control and manage artwork through the artwork lifecycle. 

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About Nathean

Nathean develops Logix, a ground breaking self-service Analytics & Reporting platform designed to effortlessly connect people and information. Every day Logix enables people to discover actionable insights from data helping drive better business outcomes.

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Maurice Lynch

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Perigord explains the importance of compliant, validated artwork and labelling solutions in the pharmaceutical sector

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The number of pharmaceutical product recalls are growing. Some estimates show that over 50% of recalls are related to pharmaceutical packaging artwork and labelling.

How many times have we heard these statistics over the last 20 years? And yet nothing changes.

The bottom line is that if there is an error with pharmaceutical artwork, the patient can die. The absence of regulatory requirements within the pharmaceutical industry regarding the production of artwork is indicative of the lack of focus often given to this process.

There is increased pressure to improve operational performances and reduce the level of human error. If we make it easy for someone to make a mistake, they will. We need to make it easy to get it right first time.

To do this we have to take a realistic look at the challenges faced by the pharmaceutical industry over the next five to ten years which will impact the artwork process and determine what robust innovative measures we should take to ensure these recall figures don’t spiral out of control.

Attitudes towards artwork management within the supply chain need to change. There should be a focus on quality driven systems to enable continuous technological developments facilitate the automation and standardisation required to prevent mistakes.

Industry analysis

Firstly we need to look at some of the key aspects of the pharmaceutical industry that are driving change.

1. Mergers & Acquisitions in the healthcare sector set a new record in 2015 of $724 billion. As a result, the agile and secure management of digital artwork assets has become a key strategic focus. 

2. Serialisation will result in a combination of more artwork content and stricter directives governing readability. This combined with reduced print space will drive an unprecedented demand for regulated artwork services and management systems over the next 5 years. 

3. Product proliferation leads to significantly increased frequency of artworking events and far greater complexities in managing the artworking processes with many companies having reached or exceeded their capability to manage the process internally. 

4. As a result of the patent cliff, a single innovative pharmaceutical product which has lost patent protection is being replaced with new generic products globally, leading to an exponential growth in demand for outsourced artwork solutions. 

What needs to be done?

Why do we accept high levels of inaccuracy when we can standardise how artwork is created and automate how it’s managed?

Pharmaceutical companies need to understand how their present artwork processes should change to facilitate these future drivers. To navigate accurately through these changes a proactive and systematic approach to artwork is crucial. Companies have to ask themselves if the artwork process is clearly defined, optimised and quality driven.

Managing artwork for the pharmaceutical industry is a very specialised, niche service which can only be properly controlled by a GMP compliant partner. If using a vendor, it is critical to develop a partnership to ensure all aspects of the artwork supply chain are controlled and agile to meet the challenges of the industry.

The two fundamental areas which need to be addressed are the physical production of the artwork and the management of the artwork process.

Artwork production 

Perigord recommends a one touch process in building compliant artwork which increases efficiency, reduces costs and minimises risk through fewer stages, thus eliminating the historical prepress stage. Effectively this means that artwork is built to high quality standards (and print ready) and the layer structure and font integrity is maintained throughout the approval cycle. Perigord ensures this process sits in a robust quality management system with a change management procedure that facilitates the efficiencies to be gained through the introduction of automated technology. 

Artwork management systems 

The most obvious way to remove the dangers of human error is to automate. Managing the amount of stakeholders and the input they have in this complex process by email is inconsistent with every company’s objective of getting product to market on time and right first time. This needs to be replaced by a highly configurable system that can be easily adapted to align with a customer's current and future processes, giving the flexibility of a systematic approach to managing products and product related information. 

In summary, reducing the number of recalls in the pharmaceutical industry requires better regulation, improved operational procedures and a change of attitude towards artwork production and management. The challenges that lie ahead have been identified, all we need now is to face them head on, in a controlled GMP fashion.

References

1 - http://www.xtalks.com/Pharmaceutical-Packaging-Management.ashx

2 - http://news.yahoo.com/global-mergers-acquisitions-volume-hits-record-2015-163303085.html 

Release of future proofed Artwork Lifecycle Management System by Perigord leads way for Life Science companies

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Dublin, Ireland, 31 March, 2016.

Perigord has officially launched the latest release of their proprietary innovative software, GLAMS (Global Artwork Management System).  GLAMS 4,  a configurable Software as a Service (SaaS) solution, presents a comprehensive artwork lifecycle management offering, coupled with fully integrated web forms and Business Intelligence Reporting capabilities.

Giving all stakeholders and customers in the artwork management process full control, by linking them through automatic emails and alerts, GLAMS 4’s end-to-end digital workflow allows customers to intelligently search and quickly distribute their artwork assets.

GLAMS - Connecting Stakeholders

GLAMS - Connecting Stakeholders


GLAMS 4 offers a platform for multiple modules and, as it is web based, it is a light touch application, providing future proofed software for Life Science customers.

Keeping the Life Science customer in mind, GLAMS 4 has been developed in compliance with GAMP 5 guidelines, is fully validated and allows 24/7 global access. In addition and in order to deliver a unified environment, GLAMS 4 can be seamlessly integrated to existing ERP/PLM systems.

Speaking of the launch, Perigord’s Head of Professional Services, Sam Cole says “We are delighted to be in a position to launch GLAMS 4. This web based artwork management solution is ready and available to be rolled out in both existing and future GLAMS customers. Our platform is a Configurable Off The Shelf (COTS) solution, enabling exciting upgrades in the future for all customers.

About Perigord

Perigord are specialists in the provision of artwork and labelling outsource services and management solutions to the Life Science Industries globally. Perigord’s unique combination of offerings and technical expertise, coupled with our ability to continually deliver Right First Time artwork, offers the Life Science Industries the perfect solution for outsourced artwork production.

Perigord’s flagship software product GLAMS (Global Artwork Management Software) is a web-based Life Science Artwork Management Solution, developed and designed to control and manage artwork through the artwork lifecycle. 

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Barbara Murphy

Marketing Manager

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