Cranford, NJ – September 27, 2011 - Paragon Solutions, an advisory consulting and systems integration firm presented on “Integrating Information Assets” at the recent Merck Global Services IT Symposium on September14-15, 2011 in Whippany, NJ.

Paragon’s Senior Vice President of Advisory Services, Erik Raper and Vice President of Life Sciences Solutions, Ravi Shankar co-presented on how companies can achieve innovation by integrating information assets, enabling them to reach goals such as revenue growth in new markets, launch new products and health solutions, and lower cost structure. To view the presentation in its entirety, click here.

“We appreciated the invitation to participate in this event,” said Shankar. “It offered an excellent opportunity to learn about Merck’s Global Services Group’s approach to innovation and to meet members of the Merck team face-to-face. We look forward to building on those relationships going forward,” he said.

Paragon also submitted a poster to be included in the poster presentations entitled “Achieving Innovation Productivity in the Life Sciences Industry.” The poster provided examples of how life sciences companies can enable innovation in the life sciences value chain through planning and prioritization, information management, global demand management, and business transformation. To view the poster click here.

The symposium, which was exclusive to the Merck Global Services Community, was designed to bring together technologists and innovators from across Global Services and other areas of Merck to share their knowledge, interact with over 50 focused exhibitors, and to hear how Merck is working as a Global Services organization to bring innovation and technology to address challenging scientific, manufacturing, sales, and business needs. Global Services represents all Merck's core shared services including facilities, IT, security, shared business services that support all divisions of Merck (MRL, Manufacturing, Human Health, Biologics & Vaccines).

About Paragon

Paragon Solutions is an advisory consulting and systems integration 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 works with businesses that are focused in a few key industries − communications, financial services, healthcare, insurance, and life sciences. The industry-focused practices work with Paragon’s competency groups to address today’s client concerns in Process Optimization, Information Management and Information Integration.

For more information, please visit the Paragon Web site at, or call 1.800.462.5582.

Erik Raper
Paragon Solutions
(908) 653-3016