OCS Consulting: The "Bridge" Between Scientists and IT

Michael Gomes, Manager SAS Consulting Services
Drug development is indeed a walk through the labyrinth. On one side, life sciences and pharmaceutical organizations have to go above and beyond to bring revolutionary drugs, and on the other, they have to ensure that the drugs are safe and meet the compliance standards. Adding to that, they need cutting edge IT infrastructure to collate, organize, and secure the crucial clinical data indispensable for reporting and other compliance audit needs. For pharmaceutical enterprises whose primary purpose is to develop life-saving drugs, investing their time and effort in compliance and IT can take their focus away from their primary objective. This is where OCS Consulting comes in as a saving grace, guiding clients seamlessly through the regulatory maze while also providing them with the necessary IT resources needed to do so.

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.”
At heart, OCS acts as the onestop shop. The company functions as the resourcing partner for its clients and brings to the table human assets, IT solutions, and other functional entities that are critical for life science operations. And what adds to the capabilities of the company is it being not only a SAS-gold partner but also a SAS reseller that prompts it to address customers’ resource scarcity.


OCS acts like the bridge between scientists and the software/ IT side of the life sciences paradigm

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.

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.

Company
OCS Consulting

Headquarters
Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands

Management
Michael Gomes, Manager SAS Consulting Services

Description
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 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

OCS Consulting