There is a lot of talk these days about document management systems. There are dozens of products on the market – some targeted for general information
storage and others specifically aimed at the pharmaceutical industry. Some products are very simple, have limited features (e.g., file sharing), and are relatively
inexpensive whereas other products are complicated, feature a multitude of “bells and whistles” (e.g., complex security models, built-in annotations, system-generated notifications, electronic signatures, work flows), and are very expensive to implement.
How is a small biotech company to know whether a system is needed, which features are important, and how much investment is appropriate?