A privately-owned company, OCS Consulting is a dedicated IT service and consultancy firm that offers a broad range of SAS services combined with ingrained knowledge about the intricacies of the life sciences realm. The company extends its support to small and medium-sized pharmaceutical organizations mainly. It helps them harness the benefits of IT into the drug development process that speak of quality, innovation, flexibility, and accountability.
The uniqueness of OCS Consulting stems from its capability to translate customers’ scientific approach in a way that it embraces the software component of life sciences. It enables pharmaceutical companies to amalgamate their out-of-the-box drug development ideas with robust software like SAS, thereby making it scalable, secure, and in-trend with market demands. Not only that, OCS emerges as the firm stanchion to customers perplexed by the challenges put forth by regulatory authorities. It uses SAS to make customers’ data tangible so that it’s compliance-ready and encompasses the scientific ideas of pharma professionals.
“OCS acts like the bridge between scientists and the software/IT side of the life sciences paradigm,” remarks Michael Gomes, Manager SAS Consulting Services at OCS Consulting. As SAS is the de facto standard for scrutinizing the colossal statistical data generated in life sciences. It works towards making their software as “the statistical software standards for clinical research.”
OCS Consulting puts customers at the core of everything it does. The company takes the extra leap to understand their pain points, discuss their requirements, and finally offer them SAS-based tailored solutions that fit their purpose. More than being a reseller or consulting agency, OCS sees itself as a trusted partner/advisor for its clients. And to paint an evocative picture of how it builds long-lasting relationships with its customers, Gomes shares a case study when OCS had assisted a biotech firm in Belgium in developing a statistical computing environment and a centralized data repository, with an analytical platform on top. Before its engagement, OCS first ensured that it had pinpointed the clients’ exact business needs and tailored the solution accordingly. As a result, the client had a robust data warehouse and analytics environment up and running. The implementation supported the client’s clinical data management requirements and assisted them in submitting their product applications to the FDA and EMA. Since OCS completely took over and streamlined most of their administrative tasks, the client-focused on their value-adding processes.
OCS acts like the bridge between scientists and the software/ IT side of the life sciences paradigm
This is but one of the many success stories that OCS has orchestrated over the years. The company continually upgrades itself to ensure it is at par with the market trends. In that regard, it trains its staff in all aspects of life sciences, including SAS programming, CDISC standards, clinical research, and even invests in infusing the latest technologies like machine learning, AI, and others into work processes. “We see ourselves as a people’s company and thereby look forward to maintaining our status as a specialist/guru and deliver quality services to our clients,” concludes Gomes.