Oracle launches Argus Safety 7.0…

Oracle released their latest version of Argus Safety Suite 7.0. The biggest highlight of this release is the “Multi-Tenancy”. This comes very handy for organizations that manage patient safety on behalf of more than one sponsor. This is being dubbed as a ‘CRO Release‘ for obvious reasons. However, another set of service providers that could benefit from this is the Technology Service Providers (TSPs).

Leveraging Argus 7.0, CRO and TSP organizations can host one instance of the application (not considering the various development, test, validation, training environments required) and provide technology and functional services to multiple organizations.  The software comes with all bells and whistles required for it to be regulatory compliant as well as keeps the data clean so there is no compromise of patient information and critical safety information. The biggest advantage is the feature set that will enable the CRO/TSP organizations manage the configuration required for each organization separate but at the same time enable them to be able to jump start a new organization’s configuration by leveraging configuration settings of an existing organization.

The diagram depicts a simplistic view of how this works. Please note that it does not include all the components of Argus system as well as the network elements required to ensure connectivity between the CRO/TSP to the sponsor organization. Essentially multiple sponsors will be able to connect to the Argus application through a custom/standard portal setup by the CRO/TSP.

Oracle Argus 7.0

Oracle's Argus 7.0 CRO/TSP Setup

In case of CROs, their internal staff viz. Admins, Data Entry, QA, and Medical Review personnel (depending on requested workflow by the sponsor or the CROs SOPs) would manage the cases. In case of TSPs, the Implementation (installation, configuration and support) and Hosting services could be provided by them while the sponsor manages the case processing bit.

Other enhancements to Argus Insight, Argus J and another new tool to manage Operational Analytics are slated for release throughout this year. In terms of upgrades, it comes with provision to upgrade from 6.0 and 6.0.1. However, for customers on prior versions, they would have to follow the step-by-step upgrade path till version 6 and then upgrade to 7.0.

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About Venu Mallarapu

I am currently working as Associate Director at Cognizant Technology Services in their Life Sciences division. I have over 15 years of experience in developing IT Solutions and Services, specifically for Life Sciences industry for about 9 years. I have worked with small to large pharma customers to address various business requirements in R&D, Sales and Marketing areas. IT Service Management is one of my other passions. I blog and write about technology frequently and have also presented at various conferences and workshops on wide variety of topics in technology.

8 responses to “Oracle launches Argus Safety 7.0…”

  1. the_bpm_freak says :

    Hello Venu Sir,
    Its a real pleasure walking through your blogs, with some very very interesting topics and thoughts. Actually I was a bit interested, in the Oracle Argus Safety, from an integration standpoint with Java, and moreover just wanted to have a grip of a couple of usecases and have a grip over the product.
    It would be really great if you could share some pointers and details in this regard.
    Thanks in advance
    Regards
    Pritiman
    pritiman.mwsoa@gmail.com

  2. the_bpm_freak says :

    Hi Venu Sir,
    Nice to hear from you. Actually, was trying to integrate Argus with Java. i.e if there are any public api’s that are available. Its like calling a specific workflow within Argus from a java step.
    Moreover, also wanted to understand if there are any documents or manuals available that explain the workflow steps and the usecase or business functionality that is performed by the flow.
    Thanks a lot once again.
    Regards
    Pritiman

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