First Consulting Group announced the addition of new functionality and modules to its FirstDoc ECM product suite. These new features are part of FCG’s efforts to ensure its clients are more able to respond to regulatory and policy shifts such as Sarbanes-Oxley, the FDA’s Structured Product Labeling (SPL), and the EMEA’s Exchange of Product Information (PIM). FirstDoc Enterprise is designed to prepare life sciences firms for compliance while helping to synchronize business processes, improve business agility, and create a more responsive IT infrastructure. FCG enables companies to extend existing compliance functions, such as document audit trails, typically used for GMP and 21 CFR Part 11 compliance, to other areas of their business. New FirstDoc functionality included in FirstDoc Enterprise, version 3.3 include the ability to create and manage XML components and documents, the ability to perform dynamic XML content assembly and publishing, an electronic records management feature that includes automatic calculation of retention dates as well as automatic purging of documents that have expired and that have been confirmed for deletion, the ability to route multiple documents and/or virtual documents in one workflow operation for review and approval, and the availability of product dictionaries and aliases to all solutions based on FirstDoc Enterprise. www.fcg.com

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