Infographic — Data management study finds pharma is not capitalizing on technology

Nov. 19, 2019
Survey finds that while pharma understands the value of process data, the industry is still hesitating to adopt new data management systems

The pharma industry has always been data rich. Drugmakers collect massive amounts of data at all stages of the process and rely on that data to do everything from make decisions to advance or halt the development of compounds, to understanding the efficacy of marketed treatments on real patients. As the industry’s digital transformation progresses, data is piling up.

How is pharma managing all this data? According to survey results, close to 60 percent are still using Excel to aggregate and analyze process data.

Almost half of those surveyed have no plans to change the way they are managing their data. But big data is getting bigger by the minute, and there is tremendous potential for process improvement hidden in these piles of data. Without the right data management systems in place, data is nothing more than spreadsheets of wasted opportunity for improvement.

This infographic, based on a recent survey conducted by Pharma Manufacturing – in partnership with Biovia – outlines some key pain points and findings surrounding data management and software.
About the Author

Karen P. Langhauser | Chief Content Director, Pharma Manufacturing

Karen currently serves as Pharma Manufacturing's chief content director.

Now having dedicated her entire career to b2b journalism, Karen got her start writing for Food Manufacturing magazine. She made the decision to trade food for drugs in 2013, when she joined Putman Media as the digital content manager for Pharma Manufacturing, later taking the helm on the brand in 2016.

As an award-winning journalist with 20+ years experience writing in the manufacturing space, Karen passionately believes that b2b content does not have to suck. As the content director, her ongoing mission has been to keep Pharma Manufacturing's editorial look, tone and content fresh and accessible.

Karen graduated with honors from Bucknell University, where she majored in English and played Division 1 softball for the Bison. Happily living in NJ's famed Asbury Park, Karen is a retired Garden State Rollergirl, known to the roller derby community as the 'Predator-in-Chief.'