Cranford, NJ – March 10, 2010 - Paragon Solutions, a business consulting and information technology services firm, announced the launch of solutions to optimize clinical operations incorporating the NextDocs product suite. The clinical solutions combine the best of breed capabilities of the two partners to deploy low-risk, accelerated solutions for life sciences built on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.

"With the growing adoption of SharePoint within Life Sciences organizations, companies are looking for solution accelerators that leverage enterprise platforms to optimize the end-to-end drug development process," said Ravi Shankar, vice president of Paragon's Life Sciences practice. "NextDocs extends SharePoint with off-the-shelf capabilities that complement our Clinical Optimization solution strategy," he said.

The solutions leverage a strategic partnership formed by the companies in September 2009. One of the solutions the companies are introducing as part of the Clinical Optimization Solution portfolio is an integrated investigator portal. The portal is designed to deliver a collaborative environment that enables clinical sponsors and investigators to: negotiate contracts; define and communicate protocols; support site monitoring; manage grants; work with partners; and improve oversight and planning.

Zikria Syed, CEO of NextDocs stated, "Aligning Paragon's deep understanding of life science processes and expertise in clinical optimization with NextDocs' industry-leading software modules will allow for fast deployment of next generation clinical solutions."

"The partnership between NextDocs and Paragon is a prime example of how Microsoft's partner ecosystem can provide life sciences organizations with domain expertise and ready to deploy solutions for regulated environments," said Michael Naimoli, director, Life Sciences Industry Solutions, Microsoft.

Paragon, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, delivers on the next generation of full-lifecycle information management solutions for pharmaceutical R&D. Combining over 28 years of integration expertise and Life Sciences industry knowledge with Microsoft's product architecture and NextDocs' application modules, Paragon defines and implements holistic, strategic solutions that enable collaboration and knowledge management, compliance and information governance, records management, archiving, consolidation and integration.

About NextDocs
NextDocs, the worldwide leader in providing Microsoft SharePoint-based document and quality management solutions for life sciences companies, fully supports compliance requirements such as those dictated by 21 CFR Part 11. Their mission is to deliver cost effective, easy to use document management software which provides immediate productivity increases for companies operating in regulatory environments. NextDocs customers include pharmaceutical companies, bio-techs, medical device manufacturers and CROs. For more information, visit www.nextdocs.com. or email [email protected]

About Paragon
Paragon Solutions, a division of Paragon Computer Professionals, is a business and technology consulting firm that specializes in enterprise information management to help clients leverage information assets for better business results. The company does this through its industry practices, solution accelerators and specialized technology competencies that help clients achieve operational efficiency, business scalability and regulatory compliance. Paragon's Life Sciences practice addresses the needs of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Our technology solutions are helping firms respond and capitalize on industry change driven by competition, consolidation, convergence and regulation.

For more information, please visit the Paragon Web site at www.consultparagon.com.

Erik Raper
Paragon Solutions
(908) 653-3016
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